Why the Eye Area Ages First

Have you ever noticed that most people start getting fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes before anywhere else? If you haven’t noticed already, you won’t be able to miss it now!

The fact is, the eye area shows visible signs of aging before any other spot on the face, and sometimes even the body! (Some are prone to sun spots on their hands early on as well.) The reasons for these premature visible signs of aging are simple: fragility, damage, and lack of moisture.

The skin around the eyes is especially thin and delicate, which makes it more likely to become damaged. On top of that, the eye area experiences a lot of damage! It takes sun damage, physical damage (rubbed your eyes lately?), and, for many people, damage from harsh makeup products being applied and removed on a daily basis. Finally, this thin skin has fewer sebaceous glands, leading to lower moisture levels.

When you look at it that way, it makes sense that the eye area often has dark circles, puffiness or bags, fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles.

Second only to the eye area, the area surrounding the mouth ages earlier for the exact same reasons. People normally see changes to their eye area, and then notice visible signs of aging in the mouth area a few months later.

The fact that these two areas of the face show signs of aging first has led skin care experts to create a new way to describe them: the triangle zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As shown in the illustration above, within the large triangle zone are smaller triangle zones in need of extra care. If you’re not sure whether or not your triangle zones need more extreme skin care, ask yourself if the following statements are true for you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes time to focus on the triangle zones, Atopalm has made it as easy as possible to do so by offering two eye care products that can also be used around the mouth. These multi-tasking formulas provide exceptional anti-aging skin care while remaining as gentle and moisturizing as the other Atopalm products.

Read more about Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream and Atopalm Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum to decide which formula is right for you.

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step One: Pre-Cleansing

The Korean skin care routine has taken the world by storm, and there’s no going back once you’ve tried it! It is a truly a superior way to care for your skin. You can see and feel the difference when you take a little more time to do what’s right!

Some people find the K-Beauty skin care regimen overwhelming at first, so we’ll be featuring a step-by-step guide over the coming weeks to explain how and why each step matters.

Let’s get things started with step one: Real Barrier Cleansing Water.

Cleansing Water is Atopalm’s version of an oil-based cleanser. It is a cleansing formula designed to be used without the use of tap water, which makes it excellent for very sensitive skin that doesn’t respond well to harsh tap waters.

Cleansing Water actually uses Atopalm’s MLE skin-barrier formula to cleanse skin, while a natural moisturizing compound replenishes moisture even as you cleanse! Panthenol, allantoin, and madecassoside make up Real Barrier’s three-calming complex, used to soothe and comfort skin.

Cleansing Water melts away impurities and debris, preparing skin for the rest of your skin care routine. It can also be used in the evening prior to your foaming cleanser to gently remove makeup without the use of harsh makeup removing formulas.

Finally, if your skin is of the most sensitive variety, you can use Cleansing Water in lieu of traditional cleansers. If your skin does not tolerate foaming cleansers or washing with water, Cleansing Water is the answer to your cleansing needs.

As you can see, Cleansing Water is a versatile product that’s great to have in your arsenal, whether or not you follow the entire Korean skin care routine.

Have you tried Cleansing Water, or do you use an alternate to traditional face cleansers? Tell us about your experience in the comments!

Best Skin Care Moisturizer for Summer

As the weather heats up, rich and intensive skin care moisturizers can begin to feel heavy and cloying. Oily skin especially may feel uncomfortable when using a moisturizer during summer. Yet skipping your moisturizer may make your oily skin feel like it needs to compensate, leading to even more extreme oiliness!

Rather than skip moisturizing during summer altogether, try a lighter moisturizing formula, such as Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream. This unique product contains the same MLE you know and trust, in a lighter-weight formula that also doubles as a makeup primer!

Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream hydrates and protects with MLE while botanical oils nourish and smooth the skin. The result is a soft, smooth complexion that is perfectly prepped for optimized makeup application.

Often, Atopalm users prefer to layer Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream over their more intense Atopalm moisturizer; however, normal to oily skin types may prefer to use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream alone during summer to keep skin feeling fresh and light.

However you choose to use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream, it’ll only take one try before you add this product to your permanent skin care regimen. You can use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream no matter what your skin type — just be sure to layer it with a richer moisturizer if you are still experiencing dryness or sensitive skin during the day.

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Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream Review

눈가관리 아이 컨투어 크림으로!

Eye Contour Cream for managing the area around your eyes!

안녕하세요!!
제가 리얼베리어 아이컨투어 크림을 써보고 너무 좋아서 후기를 들고 왔어용ㅎㅎ

Hello!

I’m posting this review because I was so happy with the results of Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream.

제가 사실 피부관리를 안하는 스타일이에요ㅠㅠ
피부가 쓰렉인데도 불구하고 귀찮아서 안하는…
근데 점점 피부도 너무 심하고 요새는 눈의 피로가 쉽게 오니까 그 주뱐도 거뭇거뭇하고 주름도 점점 생기는 것 같고…
그래서 관리를 해야겠다 싶어서 아이크림을 사용해봤어요!!

To be honest, I’m not the type of person who cares much about skin care. ☹ Even though my skin is bad, I am just too lazy…

But then, I felt that my skin condition was getting worse. Besides, with increasing eye strain these days, I felt that the area around my eyes is darkening and getting more wrinkles.

Realizing that I needed some care, I tried the eye cream!!

아무래도 리얼베리어 제품은 유해한 성분이 없어서 저같은 민감성에게는 딱이기 대문에 리얼베리어 제품을 사용해 봤습미당ㅎㅎ
근데 소량을 발라도 확실히 광이 나고 탄력 있는 느낌…!
감덩…

I thought the Real Barrier products would be perfect for my sensitive skin since they don’t contain any harmful ingredients. I went and tried the product.

With just a little dab, I could see my skin glow and become bouncy! Impressive!

엄마도 쓰시는 중인데 촉촉하고 너무 좋다고 좋아하셨어요!!

My mom is also using the product and she says it feels moist and perfect on her skin!!

눈가나 입가는 어릴 때부터 관리가 필요하잖아요!

It’s really important to take care of the areas around your eyes and mouth early on!

다들 눈가, 입가 주름 관리 아이컨투어크림으로 하시는 거 추천해요><

I highly recommend the Eye Contour Cream for wrinkle care around the eyes and mouth. 😊

Read more about Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream.

Original post featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=23715

Real Barrier Intro Serum Review

피부가 먹는 첫 이유식!!! 인트로 세럼.

The first weaning food for your skin!!! Intro serum.

리얼베리어에 또 반했네요 ^^
장벽크림에 홀릭되어, 정말 탄탄한 피부 가지게 되었는데
이번에 알게 된 인트로 세럼은
첫 단계부터 감동을 주니,,, 아니 홍보할수가요 ㅋㅋㅋ

I have fallen in love with Real Barrier again. ^^ I’ve been hooked on its cream which made my skin firm and healthy. The Intro Serum I got to know this time amazed me from the first step that I can’t help but promote!  

 토너, 스킨, 로션, 크림 등등
단계별로 기초화장을 하는 편인데
장벽크림을 바르기 전까지는
피부가 채워졌다는 느낌을 받지 못하는 상태에서
바르기만 하고 있었는데요.

Toner, skin softener, lotion, cream etc. I usually follow the basic skin care routine by step. Before applying the Real Barrier cream, I just used the products without really feeling that my skin has been filled.  

이번 인트로 세럼은 첫 단계부터 시작하게 되니,
정말 피부 촘촘히 흡수되는 것을 느끼고요!!!

Now that I begin with the Intro Serum at the first step, I do feel that the product is being absorbed into my skin!!!

 사용할 때마다 피부가 좋아짐을 느끼니 정말 좋아요 ㅋㅋㅋ
주변 지인들도 제가 사용하는 리얼베리어에 대해 계속 묻고,
자문을 구하네요~~~

I am so happy with this product because I feel my skin improving each time I use it. People around me continue to ask me about the Real Barrier products I am using and seek advice from me.  

기초화장을 잘 바르시는데,
채워지지 않는 무언가가 있었다고 느끼신 분들께 추천드립니다. ^^

I recommend this product to those of you who faithfully follow the basic skin care routine and still feel there is something missing. ^^  

인트로 세럼, 인생템 같아요 ㅋㅋㅋ
Intro Serum is definitely for keeps. 

Read more about Real Barrier Intro Serum.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=25363

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream Review

예민한 복합성 피부이신 분들께 강추!

Highly recommended for sensitive and complex skin type!

저는 환절기는 물론 계절이 바뀔 때마다 얼굴 전체가 좁쌀여드름으로 뒤덮을 정도로 피부가 극도로 예민했습니다. 피부가 예민하다보니 건조해도 아무 크림이나 못 바르고 그러면 또 각질이 모공을 덮어 좁쌀여드름이 더 심해지는 악순환이 계속 됐는데요. 순한 보습크림을 찾던 중 피부장벽을 키워준다는 아토팜 광고 문구를 보고 속는 셈치고 리얼 베리어 모이스처 크림을 주문했습니다. 오프라인으로 익스트림 크림, 모이스처 크림 질감을 비교해보고 네오팜 앱으로 주문했는데요. (사은품 챙겨 주셔서 짱이득! 참고로 오프라인으로는 왓슨스 매장에서 테스트해봤습니다. ) 리얼 베리어 라인 정말 너무 고마울 정도로 최고입니다. 월요일부터 오늘 금요일, 5일간 아침 저녁으로 발랐는데 눈에 띄게 좁쌀여드름이 들어 갔구요. 피부질감도 매끄러워졌습니다. 발라보고 효과가 너무 좋아서 클렌징, 스킨, 로션, 크림 전부 리얼 베리어 라인으로 바꿨습니다. 저는 서른세살인데 제 민감한 피부에는 약도 없을 줄 알았거든요. 피부샵, 피부과 다녀봐도 그때 뿐이고 피부가 좋아진다는 느낌을 못 받았는데 아토팜은 정말 제 피부타입에 잘 맞는 것 같아 너무 좋습니다. 제품 그대로 바뀌지 않길 바라며 피부미인 될 때까지 쭉 쓰겠습니다. 고맙습니다!

My skin used to be extremely sensitive that my entire face would be covered with millet-sized acne in-between seasons and whenever the weather changes. Having a sensitive skin, I couldn’t apply any cream even when my skin felt dry, which in turn made dead skin cells cover my pores and made my acne worse.

I was trapped in a vicious cycle. I was looking for a mild moisturizing cream when I saw the Atopalm advertising phrase saying that its products will strengthen the skin barrier. Since I had nothing to lose, I ordered Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream.

I compared Extreme Cream with Intense Moisture Cream in terms of their texture at an offline store, then ordered the Intense Moisture Cream via Neopharm application. (The company sent me free gifts! Woohoo! For your information, the offline store where I tested the products was the Watsons.)

I can’t thank the Real Barrier line enough: They are the best! I’ve been using the cream twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, for five days now and I can tell that the acnes are going away. My skin texture has also become much smoother.

After experiencing such remarkable effect, I changed all my skin care products including the cleanser, skin toner, lotion, and cream, to the Real Barrier line. I am 34-years-old and I thought there would be no remedy to my sensitive skin. I’ve been to aesthetic shops and dermatology clinics, but the treatments I’ve received were temporary. I didn’t feel that my skin was getting any better.

I am so happy with the Atopalm products because they are really great for my skin type. I hope that these products will continue to deliver their best quality as they have. I know I will continue to use them until I become a natural beauty. Thank you!

Read more about Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream.

Post originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=25968

Real Barrier Cleansing Foam Review

저자극에 약산성 타입, 데일리 케어로 좋은 클렌징 폼!

A mild and low-pH cleansing foam that is great for daily care!

아토팜 리얼베리어 크림 클렌징 폼!

Atopalm Real Barrier Cream Cleansing Foam

 자극이 적은데다가 피부 산성도와 같은 약산성 타입의 제품이라
피부 장벽을 보호해주고, 일반 클렌징폼보다 보습감을 훨씬 덜 빼앗아 가는 제품이에요 😀

Since this product is mild and is slightly acidic just like our skin’s natural pH level, it protects the skin barrier and makes the skin feel less over-stripped of its natural moisture. 😀    


그냥 맨손 등에 짜서 문질문질해 보아도 스킨케어 크림처럼 부드럽게 발라져요.
약간 꾸덕진 일반 클렌징 폼 같은 제형으로, 제형이나 향, 컬러 이런 면에서는 다른 클렌징폼과 크게 다른 점은 없어 보여요.

If you squeeze a dab of the cleanser on the back of your hand and rub it against the skin, you’ll see that it spreads softly like a skincare cream.

The formulation is similar to common cleansing foam that has that paste-like feel. I couldn’t find any huge difference with other cleansing foam in terms of formulation, fragrance, and color. 

 

 한손에는 카메라를 들고, 다른 손으로만 꿈질꿈질해서 거품을 내보았어요.
보통 약산성 클렌저들은 피부에 좋은 대신 거품이 잘 안 나는 점이 단점이잖아요!
이건 약산성 클렌저치고는 거품이 나는 편이에요.
하지만 그렇다고 일반 클렌저들만큼 엄청 나는 건 아닌 ㅠ_ㅠ

Holding a camera in one hand, I lathered up the cleanser with the other hand. Usually, low-pH cleansers are mild to your skin but has a disadvantage of giving less suds. However, this product tends to be sudsy for a low-pH cleanser. Still, it does not give that rich lather as common cleansers do.

그래서 저는 버블 메이커를 꼭 함께 사용해주고 있어요!
버블 메이커와 함께라면 약산성 클렌저도 폼폼한 거품이 뭉실뭉실 ‘ㅅ’)b

That is why I always use it with a bubble maker! Used with a bubble maker, this low-pH cleanser will surely give you that rich foamy cloud-like suds. ‘ㅅ’)b

 

 리퀴드 아이라이너, 립무스, 크림 멀티 제품을 팔뚝에 칠한 후 세정력 테스트를 해보았어요.

I applied some liquid eye liner, lip mousse and cream multi-product to put the cleanser to test.

세정력이 생각보다 훨씬 좋아서 깜짝 놀랐어요!
피부에 좋고 자극이 없는 제품이라는 설명을 보고 접한 제품이라서,
사실 세정력이 엄청 강하다기 보다는 피부를 보호해주면서 적절히 과다 유분을 닦아낼 정도일 거라고 예상을 했었거든요.

그런데 포인트 메이크업류를 싹싹 깔끔하게 지워내는 걸 보고 우왕 ‘ㅅ’)b
저자극 클렌저로 이런 세정력을 낼 수 있구나 싶더라구요!

I was honestly surprised as the result was far better than I had expected!

Since I chose the product based on the description that it is good for my skin and is mild, I didn’t expect a mighty strong cleansing effect. Rather, I expected it will moderately wash the excess oil while protecting my skin.

To my surprise, the cleanser completely removed all the point make-ups! ‘ㅅ’)b

I was amazed that a mild low-pH cleanser can produce such powerful cleansing effect!

Read more about Atopalm Real Barrier Cleansing Foam.

Post originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=25041