Korean Beauty Tricks You’ll Love

Source: flickr.com user Lisa Risager
Source: flickr.com user Lisa Risager

The K-Beauty world is growing by the second, and it’s not secret why — Korean beauty uses advanced ingredients while simultaneously focusing on respecting and loving your skin. This combination packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin care!

There are many examples of Korean skin care revolutionizing the industry, but here’s just a few of our favorites.

 

 

Double Cleansing
That’s right, step one involves cleansing — twice! Every skin care regimen emphasizes the importance of cleansing, but chances are you’re only cleansing once in the morning and once in the evening. (And we all skip that evening cleanse once in a while!)

For the Korean skin care regimen, you cleanse twice, two times a day. But it’s not as simple as using your foaming cleanser twice in a row. Instead, you wash with a normal face wash, and follow it up with a gentle “cleansing water” which you use without tap water.

Cleansing water removes any trace of makeup or debris your regular cleanser may have left behind, and is often also formulated with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients to give your skin a boost even before you apply your face cream. Now that’s worth an extra cleansing step!

Sheet Masks
By now we’ve all seen photos of celebrities posting with a horror movie-worthy white sheet mask on their face. Or maybe you’ve even used a fun printed sheet mask, which turns you into a tiger or panda for a few minutes!

Sheet masks are papery sheets (shocker!) infused with skin-improving ingredients. Gone are the days of messy cream masks; sheet masks are more like intensive serums which can do everything from moisturize to exfoliate.

Between the ease of applying and removing these masks, and the fact that they are often ultra-affordable, we don’t think this Kbeauty trend will be disappearing anytime soon. Read this blogger’s experience using sheet masks for just a few days in a row >>

Face Massage
Who doesn’t love an excuse for a massage?! Turns out massaging your face can help reduce puffiness and encourage a healthy, natural glow — all by manually stimulating the skin to boost circulation. Increased circulation within the skin is also known for helping to clear breakouts, so you may be in for a bonus if your massage your face regularly!

Make sure to massage with the muscles instead of against them. Use the knuckles of your first two fingers to massage from under your cheekbones, moving in upward strokes. Press firmly, but you should feel comfortable the whole time.

Still using your knuckles, massage along the sides of your nose to the top of your forehead, then around the edges of your face. Lastly, use your fingertips to gently massage under your eyes.

You can do all this during your cleansing or moisturizing step, which will help your hands glide across your face without discomfort.

Do you have a favorite K-beauty skin care tip? Share it with us in the comments!

How to Love Your Skin

Source: flickr.com user Alejandro Castillo
Source: flickr.com user Alejandro Castillo

When skin issues like dryness, rosacea, eczema, or acne are at the forefront of your skin care regimen, it’s hard to truly love your skin. After all, lovable skin is smooth and glowing, right?

The truth is, you have to treat your skin like you love it in order to get skin that you truly love. Fake it ’til you make it!

Atopalm makes it easy to achieve healthy skin that’s easier to love with MLE, our star ingredient. MLE mimics the skin’s natural lipid layer to keep it moisturized and protected against environmental aggressors that can cause or exacerbate any number of skin concerns.

When using MLE on a regular basis, you’ll find that it begins to function more and more like healthy skin — because it’s truly becoming healthier! Atopalm is not a “bandage brand” which means we don’t believe in covering up issues. We believe in addressing issues, helping the skin heal, preventing future concerns from occurring.

Aside from using Atopalm MLE to heal and protect skin, here are some easy steps you can take toward loving your skin today.

  • Drink water and herbal teas throughout the day to keep skin (and the body!) hydrated
  • Always remove makeup before bed, either by washing your face normally or using our Cleansing Water to remove makeup without washing with water
  • Spend around 15 minutes per day in the sun without SPF to help your body generate vitamin D, but then apply your SPF to keep skin protected for the rest of the day
  • Sleep! Healthy sleep habits are essential to skin health and function
  • Refrain from touching your skin throughout the day to keep bacteria to a minimum

As you can see, it’s easy to start taking better care of your skin today. You don’t need a brand new skin care regimen to get started. Simply take small steps each day and add in new Atopalm products as needed. Pretty soon you’ll start seeing a difference, and loving your skin will become part of who you are.

Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream Review – The Eye Cream for Life

인생 아이크림
★★★★★

The eye cream for life

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아이크림 20대 때부터 꾸준히 사용중인데 비싼 것도 많고 종류도 다양해서 이것저것 사용했는데 리얼베리어 가성비 완전 갑이고 넘나 좋은 것!! 소량으로도 촉촉하게 흡수되는 느낌도 좋고 피부장벽도 보호할 수 있어서 눈가, 입가, 콧등에 꾸준히 사용하고 있어요. 엄마와 함께 사용중인데 고농축이지만 무겁게 느껴지지 않고 산뜻한 향도 마음에 들어요. 눈 주위에 저자극 고보습 관리를 저렴하게 할 수 있다는 점에서 또 추천할만해요. 인생아이크림 등극!!

I’ve been using eye cream constantly since my twenties. There are so many expensive brands of eye cream in the market that I’ve tried almost everything. Real Barrier was the best in terms of cost-effectiveness!!

It does its job with just a dab. It has a smooth absorbing texture and a protective skin barrier function that I use it regularly around my eyes and mouth as well as the bridge of my nose. I use the eye cream with my mother. It is a highly-enriched formula, but it doesn’t feel heavy.

I also like the refreshing scent of this eye cream. I would recommend this item because it is an affordable way to get hypoallergenic & intensive moisture treatment around the eyes. I crown this item as the eye cream for life!!

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/review/review_detail.asp?uid=23434&params=

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Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream Review


바르고나면 눈가가 쫀쫀해진 느낌이 들어요 +_+
★★★★★

The skin around my eyes felt firm and bouncy after applying the cream. +_+

bsdots원래 귀찮아서 아이크림을 잘 안발랐었어요!
바르나 안바르나 별 차이가 없는 것 같아서 더더욱이 안발랐었는데
의외로 리얼베리어 아이크림이 이렇게 좋을 줄 몰랐어요+_+
피부 진정에만 주로 효과가 있다고 생각했는데 눈가와 입가 같은 얇은 피부에
쫀쫀하게 탄력이 느끼게 해주는 제형때문인지 좀더 아이크림에 적합한 제형인 것같고,
양도 조금씩 나와서  조절하기 쉬워서 좋네요!
사진처럼 작은 점선처럼 콕콕 찍어서 톡톡 바르면 쫀쫀해지는 느낌들고 좋습니다 ;))
한번에 쓰는 양도 너무 적어서 오래 쓸것같아요 굿 b
리얼베리어 진짜 사랑입니다 ㅋㅋㅋ

I usually don’t use eye cream because it’s too much work! Besides, I felt it didn’t make any difference whether I use it or not.

But was I surprised! I had no idea that Real Barrier Eye Cream would be this wonderful +_+

I thought it would be effective mainly for soothing the skin, but it made the thin areas of my skin, around the eyes and mouth, bouncy with elasticity. The dense formula felt more appropriate for an eye cream. The narrowed tip of the tube made it easy to adjust the amount of cream!

Apply small amount of cream in a dotted line as shown in the picture, then dab the area. You’ll feel your skin getting firm and bouncy. ; ))

The amount of cream needed for one application is so small that the tube will last long. That’s good!

Real Barrier, it’s perfect love! lol

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/review/review_detail.asp?uid=23538

Real Barrier Extreme Cream Review

최악의 건조함 속에서 익스트림크림 덕분에 살았어요
★★★★★

The perfect item to protect my skin from the worst dryness!

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민감성 피부인지도 몰랐던 저인데, 딱 보니 제가 딱 민감성 피부의 표본이더라구요

특히나 요즘들어 추운 날씨에는 트고, 가렵고, 울긋불긋 트러블까지…

I didn’t even know I have sensitive skin. But now I know I am a prime example of someone with sensitive skin. On cold days, like the ones we’ve been having recently, my skin cracks, itches, gets red and even breaks out.

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익스트림 크림 좋다는 말 주위에서 들어보고 사용해봤는데 진정효과와 촉촉한 마무리감까지 덕 좀 보고있네요

수분 장벽이라는 수분크림 사용해본 적 있는데 오전에 바르고 나면 금새 오후에는 건조해지더라구요,

하지만 익스트림 사용하고 나서부터는 오후에 건조함을 느껴본 적은 없는 것 같아요

I heard from people around me that Real Barrier Extreme Cream is good for sensitive skins, so I gave it a try. From its soothing effect to its moist finishing touch, I’m really getting a lot out of this cream.

I’ve tried other moisturizing creams with moisture barrier function, but they didn’t have lasting effect. My skin already felt dry in the afternoon after the morning application.

I don’t think my skin ever felt dry in the afternoon since I’ve been using Real Barrier Extreme Cream.

이번 해외 출장에 익스트림 크림 기내용 지퍼백에 넣어서 다녀왔어요

평소에 데이와 나이트 케어 모두 사용했던 제품이었기에 촉촉함과 순함을 알고 있었지만

최악의 기내 건조함으로부터 확실히 벗어날 수 있게 해준 똑똑한 아이템이라는 걸 다시 한번 느끼게 해 줬네요!

I took Real Barrier Extreme Cream in my carry-on zipper bag for my recent overseas business trip. I was familiar with its moisturizing effect and mildness since I’ve used it regularly for both day care and night care. I realized once again that this is the perfect item to protect my skin from the worst in-flight dryness!

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저처럼 요즘 극한 건조함과 예민함을 가지신 분에게 추천해드려요 🙂

I highly recommend this product for those who have extremely dry and sensitive skin like I have.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/review/review_detail.asp?uid=22065&params

Real Barrier Cleansing Foam Review

촉촉하고 부드러운 크림으로 세안하세요~!

Cleanse your face with the moist and soft Real Barrier Cleansing Foam!

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촉촉한 클렌징폼!

피부장벽관리! 세안부터 시작하세요~!!

거품이 잘 안난아길래 제가 한번 내봤어욤~~

A moist cleansing foam!

Skin barrier management begins with deep cleansing~!!

For those who are unfamiliar with this creamy cleansing foam, let me show you the best way to use it~~

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우선 클렌징폼을 손바닥에 짠다음~

First, squeeze some cleansing foam on your palm.

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물을 조금 부어줘요

Pour some water over the cleansing foam.

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그리고 비벼주면 거품이 나는데 이때 손바닥을 살짝 오목~하게 해서 비벼주면 더 잘난다는 사실!!

거품이 부족하다싶으면 한번더!! 물을 조금 부어서 비벼주면~~!!

Then, rub your hands together to produce foam. Here’s a tip for making richer lathering foam! When rubbing your hands together, slightly curve your palms instead of flattening them!!

If you think you need more foam, add a dab of water and rub again~~!!

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짜잔~!!

부드럽고 생크림같은 풍성한 거품을 만날 수 있어요~ ♡

Violà!! You’ll get soft, creamy and rich foam~♡

This review was originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=20182

Real Barrier Extreme Cream Review

올리브영에서 유명한 진짜 장벽 크림!

Real Barrier Extreme Cream, the famous item in Olive Young!

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이미 많이 알려져 있는 제품!

이걸아 젤 크림이랑 해서 두 개 가지고 있어요 ㅎㅅㅎ

This product is already quite famous!

I have two Real Barrier products: Intense Moisture Cream and Extreme Cream ㅎㅅㅎ

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굉장히 쫀쫀한 하얀색 크림이에요

보통 이런 제품들은 거의 무향에 약품 같은 향이 나는데 생각보다 달달하고 산뜻한 향이 나서 놀랐어요!

It is a very thick white cream.

Most products with this type of formula are odorless or has a musty medicinal smell, but I was surprised by the sweet and refreshing fragrance of this product!

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이 제품의 가장 큰 특징은 겉표면에 남는 느낌이 없다는 것.

바르고 나서 피부가 편안한 건 당연하고, 잔여감이 없어서 잘 때 뒤척거리는 저 같은 사람은 이런 점이 정말 좋아요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

The best feature of this product is that it leaves no residue on the skin.

My skin feels comfortable without any sticky or greasy feeling.

This is really wonderful for a person like me who tosses and turns in bed. lol

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피부가 번드르르하게 변하지 않아도 보습감은 꼭꼭 챙겨주는 크림이에요!

주로 아침엔 릴리프 젤 크림을, 이건 밤에 바르는 게 좋은 것 같아요

도톰하게 바르면 살짝 밀리듯 발리는 감이 있지만 보습효과는 훨씬 좋아져요~ 참고하세용 *’ㅅ’*

The cream provides deep moisturizing effect without making your skin look too glossy!

I think it is better to use this product at night and the relief gel cream in the morning

When you apply a thick layer, you might feel like the cream is sealing your skin. But that will boost the moisturizing effect. So, keep that in mind. *’ㅅ’*

This review was originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=22077