Nature Republic

I started my love affair with Korean beauty products in 2011. It all started with a curiosity for BB Cream. One night, I checked out online articles on BB Creams and a few days after, I finally decided to purchase my first BB Cream. can you buy Dilantin over the counter in australia In 2012, I wrote about the things I learned about BB Cream, why I’ve come to love them and enumerated the BB Creams I’ve tried.

In 2013, I went back to Seoul and bought several Korean beauty products I wanted to try. Seoul is beauty haven! It’s considered one of the best places in Asia for cosmetic shopping. In an article I’ve read, Korean women start taking good care of their skin as early as 9-years old while another article shared their pop over to this website 10-step skincare routine.  In shopping areas, they have streets all lined up with cosmetic shops, it was like candyland for women. The best part was getting a lot of freebies whenever you make a purchase. After our last visit in Seoul, my make-up kit has been taken over by mostly Korean brands.  Here are a few products I took home with me from my travels in Seoul and shopping in Sydney:

Skin Moisturisers. My first few choices for Korean moisturisers were Etude House’ Collagen Moistfull Sleeping Pack & Eye Cream and Nature Republic’s Acqua Cream. I bought all three products in Seoul and was able to use them during two Summer seasons. They’re gel-based moisturisers and perfect for warm season as the formulation is light._MG_5414

I’m working on Beauty Stash entries featuring the stuff I bought during our travels in Korea and Japan but I received a message from a blog reader named Lyn who asked me to share my skin care routine and the make-up I use. So before sharing my stash from Korea and Japan, I’m going to share the current products I use.

Before I give a rundown of the products I use, I feel it’s vital I share my skin care habits as it has an influence in my product choices. So here goes…

I’m low maintenance and not brand conscious. I look for products that are reasonably-priced, doesn’t make my face oily and break out. I like trying out a new product once in a while but if it makes my skin condition worse, I throw it away. I don’t like very expensive products simply because it is something that needs to be maintained. I have this belief that one can always find a reasonably-priced product for any kind of skin. My skin care choices varies from supermarket brands to organic products. I often buy cosmetics during travel because it’s cheaper to buy in a brand’s country origin. As for skin profile, I have oily skin especially on the T-zone areas. However, my skin gets dry during Winter. I have acne scars and once in a while still get a pimple or two. My  face is on the fair shade of brown and I have medium-sized pores.

Below are the current products I use. As in on a daily basis, this is what I use.

Cleansing. I cleanse in the morning  with Perfect Whip Foam. When I arrive home in the afternoon, I start off with massaging Perfect Watery Oil on my face and then rinsing it off with Perfect Whip Foam. These two products are made by Shiseido which I picked up when I was in Tokyo in February. I think they’re the cheapest product line of Shiseido with the foam not more than AUD$5.00 and the cleansing oil not more than AUD$10.00. I found a few Asian beauty shops who sell them here but as usual, it’s about three times the price in Japan. The watery oil feels lights and easily cleans make-up. The cleansing foam makes my skin pores feel clean and tightened. I use a Clarisonic Mia once or twice a week as as way to exfoliate my facial skin. I use a dry brush for my body before I get into the shower.

Daily Skin Care & Cosmetics