Face Masks: Skincare the Korean Way
Jun. 27, 2020
Yay!!! My favorite! My skin savers! Face masks. Clay, sheet, peel off, sleeping, eye, etc. all masks are great and I highly recommend doing one at least every two days. I do it every other day and maybe a few days in a row if I’m feeling it. Recently, being in quarantine has been leaving me with a lot of time where I am not outside hanging out, so I practiced self care to another level. So, whenever I’m in my room, bored, or watching tv in the family room, I have a mask or a pack on. Sometimes I’m feeling fancy, so I do multiple masks. Of course, this isn’t necessary, it’s just something I like to do for myself. It’s like an at home spa day and it makes me feel 10 times better once I’m done. Let’s talk masks. In the cover picture, you will see one pack, two sheet masks, one mud mask, one sleeping mask, and a lip mask. There aren’t the only ones I use, they are just the ones I’ve been using during quarantine since they are easily accessible at convenience stores like CVS and Walgreens.
I am going to go in order. First, the Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask from A by Bom. This is great because it has three in one. Kind of. There are 3 steps: eye serum, soothing cream, and then a hydrating sheet mask to finish it off. The eye serum is made with aloe vera and green tea extract, so it improves your skin elasticity. I like to use the left over eye serum for other parts of my face that need some tcl (tender love + care). This cream contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins, jojoba oil, and shea butter to moisturize and provide vitality for the skin. The mask also has hyaluronic acid, helping to add moisture as well. Additionally, it has ceramides to retain the moisture and apple extract for nutrients~! I find that this mask keeps my skin plump, bright, firm, and energized. Best part, this set was only about $4.50 per pack.
The next mask to the right of it is the Tumeric Face Mask from The Creme Shop. This was about $3 per mask. I really like this because the tumeric corrects any discoloration and calms my skin when its irritated, mostly when I break out. Tumeric is also really good for reducing (bad) oils, reducing dark circles, tightening loose skin, hydrating, and absorb other harmful substances. No wonder it’s considered sacred in some cultures ㅋㅋ
The cute teal one with the tiger on it is also from The Creme Shop. The Creme Shop has a lot of cute masks, lemme tell you. This has a tiger face character on it and every time I put in on it’s SUPER CUTE!!! It’s the
the CRÈME shopCica-Mend Animated Tiger Face Mask
This mask is infused with Centella Asiatica, Cica, which is a type of Chinese medicine. Known as “tiger grass”, wounded tigers would treat their injuries by rolling around in Cica because of Cica’s healing and regenerative properties which calmed inflammation and irritation. The Cica serum will also help you heal and repair your skin. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with sensitives skin, acne prone skin, and anyone who is having one of those moments where your skin is in a bit of trouble… It’s ok, we all have one of those. I am going through one as I am typing this post. In terms of price, I can’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure this was around $3 a mask as well.
The SooAe mud mask at the very end is definitely my favorite mud mask. Only $2.99. Has enough product to use three times if you store it in an plastic baggy and push the air out of it. It’s
Soo'AEHemp Dreams Mud Mask
As I found all the other masks, this was at CVS (not at Walgreens tho…). This mud mask is has hemp seed oil and green tea to clarify and hydrate skin. I definitely steer away from mud masks because they are heavier and a nuisance to rinse off, but this one is super light and thin. NOT a problem AT ALL! If you use a THIN layer all over, you can use it three times. I should make a video on how great this stuff is. I should also mention that this also has Cica in it for healing, so it’s a really good mask. I would recommend this to all skin types for hydration and a bit of extra cleansing.
Moving onto the sleeping mask, the yellow one, it’s
SulwhasooOvernight Vitalizing Mask
This is on the more expensive side, which is why this is the only Sulwhasoo product I regularly use and IT WORKS, so it’s worth the money. In the picture, you see the small size which I got at the airport so I could use on the plane ride home. The reason this is shown instead is because I have no more of the big bottle… The big 118ml bottle is about $52, so I use it in small amounts once a week. You should apply a THIN layer of this at the VERY END of your skincare routine. This is one of those less in more kind of product. The scutellaria root, walnut extract, and Angelica Acutiloba provides nourishment and moisture to skin while you sleep. When you wake up, your skin looks super energized, even after you do your morning skincare. It is does have those traditional Korean herbal medicines, so it definitely has an acquired scent, but I am used to it because my grandmother always makes me this very strong scented, strong tasting, not always tasty herbal medicine teas. Now, all that work worked in my favor and is actually helping me, but just a fair warning for people who aren’t my grandmother’s grandchild.
The last one is the
LANEIGELANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
that I have already talked about so I’ll do a super quick rundown. This is super moisturizing, you’ll wake up with not chapped/cracked lips and it’s pink, so of course it’s pretty. It has a peachy-strawberry like scent which is pleasant and the $20 product lasts for a reallly long time. It’s sticky for the first few minutes, but two minutes is worth it in the long run. Think of it as a really long-lasting, effective chapstick.
Alrighty. Now that I’ve finished rambling about masks and raving over literally every company, I will end this post here, I hope you enjoyed. Let me know if you’ve used any of these and what you think, my personal twitter is open now (@EunjooPark17) for questions and comments. I recently got a lot of DMs from you guys, so that’s good news~! Speaking of my twitter, my main (non-personal) twitter just hit 3.5k, so I’m in a really good mood. It’s literally been 4 months since I’ve opened it up. And now I’m off to write my third promised post to you guys~
Black Owned Makeup Look
So I decided to use the products I pictured in my first photo (minus my highlight shade and lipstick) I used the #Ace Beaute - Nostalgia Palette[products]#[FiveStars] for my entire eye look. I definitely enjoyed these products. My only advice is to shake the UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation before use (because it can come out watery) but the coverage is absolutely flawless. I was shocked with the consistency the coverage I got. What’s your favorite black owned brands? (I do not own right to the song)
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
Skin Barrier Skin Savior 🙏🏾
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩🤩 Something thing I am very particular about is my moisturizer. My skin barrier tends need the extra TLC and the best thing to give it is moisture. So when I look for a moisturizer I need something that gives me instant hydration and doesn’t clog my pores. So when I received the : BASE BUTTER - Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer I was so excited! The Brand : ✨Black Owned ✨Women Owned ✨Cruelty Free ✨Non-Comedogenic ✨Vegan ✨Paraben Free 🔑 Ingredients : ✨Aloe Vera Juice ✨Shea Butter ✨Evening Primrose Oil Okay, as you can see your girl woke up DULL! The only thing I did for this video was wash my face and use this to show y’all the transformation! I was using this EVERY night but last night I used my acne treatment routine and your girl FELT THAT (salicylic acid can be so drying to my combo skin). What’s my favorite part? This baby doesn’t have a smell or heavy greasy feel, so it perfect year round! At $21 this is a DEAL ! (The line I used on my cheek covered the entire bottom portion of my face!) Have you tried this brand?
We’ll Miss You!
To our cherie fam who has inspired us deeply over the last year and a half: thank you. We are so grateful to have been a part of your beauty journeys and the community you created with us was nothing short of amazing. It's with sadness that we announce that cherie will be closing our doors on April 8, 2021, and your posts will no longer be available. While our platform will no longer be available, we encourage our community members to continue finding ways to create and allow their authentic voices to be heard.
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