By Ree


6 Nov 2015 (Updated: 16 Nov 2015)

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So…. the past few months I have started to change my skincare routine and that includes the addition to Korean skincare products into the mix. I usually end up bulk buying this type of skincare as the websites I used charge a flat rate shipping cost so it just makes sense. This time around I decided to check out YesStyle as my friend Aimz recommended it as it’s free worldwide shipping over £25 and they have some products that you can’t get on Kollection K.

I also know now that they do a Elite Club meaning the more you spend, the more discount that you get. You earn what is called Stylebucks with every purchase- as soon as you get 1 stylebuck- you immediately get 3% off each item. When you reach 499 Stylebucks you get 5% off and then 1000 Stylebuck will get you 10% off- that is a permanent discount so when buying sale items or have a coupon code, you can use them as well. Anyway, enough of my bibble babble- let me talk you through what I bought this time.

I find that with the colder, harsher months coming- Korean skincare tends to hydrate my skin so much so I use a mask 1 or 2 times a week to keep my skin soft and supple.

Innisfree Jeju Recipe Pack Capsule– I was intrigued by these to picked up two. Fortified with Jeju volcanic scoria that help absorb excess sebum and purify pores they help minimise shine and give your pores a good ol’ seeing too.Apply to a clean dry face for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and washcloth .These are great for travel and can be used 2-3 times as long as you refridgerate them after each use. If you’re travelling with someone else, then you can use one pod for the two of you and they’re a great space saver. // £1.89 each

**Overt your eyes if you’re slightly squeamish for this little bit**

AC Clinic Intense Extractor– As a lover of all things slightly gross (well…. I am Dental Nurse after all) I picked up an extractor. One end has an open loop and the other end has a tiny scoop- a bit like a melonballer! Please a hot cloth over your face (or towel over your head over the sink jobby) to open up all the pores and used the hooped end to push the black and whiteheads to the surface and then yup.. you guess it- scooped the gunk out with the spoony end. I am lucky that I don’t suffer badly with either but this is SUCH a satisfying thing to do. // £3.70

Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Patch–  Containing 12 sticky little patches one sachet, you apply one straight to your spot and it’ll help reduce redness and zap the zit. I haven’t used this particular brand before but have tried the AC Spot Patches from TonyMoly and they are identical- and also half the price! I’ll use these for any blemishes and then repurchase the Tony Moly ones. // £4.49 per pack (*insert shocked face emoji*)

Next up are the Etude House Sheet Masks (Set of 10)-I adore Etude House set masks and this set is great value for money as it works out at £1.29 per mask. Sheet masks are great as they’re so fuss-free. No left over clay bits that won’t budge as they’re so dried on and none getting caught in your hair. Sheet masks have the serum infused into the cloth mask and then afterwards, rather that rinsing you just rub the residue in. I tend to apply hydraluron before applying the mask so there’ll be extra hydration.

The set of 10 contains:

  • Honey for Rich Moisturisation
  • Pearl for Bright Complexion
  • Tea Tree for Soothing and Clean
  • CoEnzyme Q10 for Tightening and Firming
  • Pomegranate for Smooth and Energising
  • Acai Berry for Antioxidant
  • Hyaluronic Acid for Moisturising
  • Aloe for Soothing Relief
  • Snail for Smooth and Firming
  • Royal Jelly for Smooth Hydration

As you can tell there is something for everyone, but if you favour one over the others, you can buy them in packs of 5. My favorites so far are Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe as they’re both repurchases (I took the Aloe one on holiday- kept it in the fridge and used it when I got overheated in the sun). Make sure you apply to a clean face and leave for 15-20 minutes and then rub in the excess serum. // £12.94 for 10

If you haven’t already guessed, Hyaluronic Acid is my jam and I couldn’t resist the ultra cute pouch with 5 Camellia & Hyaluronic Acid Botanic Treatment Reviving Masks in. It even came with a free fringe pad- so cute but I don’t think it would stand a chance at holding any of my hair back.  The sachets are super compact and come with a rigid plastic backing- I have used a similar mask before, where you don’t remove this but as it turns out with this mask you do. I sat there trying to watch Bake Off the other night with this hard plastic sheet on my face wondering why Earth they didn’t make it with something softer. Jeez I’m an idiot. Anyway, REMOVE THE PLASTIC BACKING and you’ll get a normal sheet mask. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes (I leave until almost everything has been absorbed) and then pat in the excess. This mask is designed to quench thirsty skin and boy it does. The blue bag with the little charm is also small enough to keep in your handbag for personal stuff, bits and bobs. // £5.14 for 5

This little set was free gift! The only brush I won’t use is the spongey applicator one but its a great set for finer details like liner. Not going to moan about a freebie! // Worth £5.14

My entire haul cost £29.09 and it’ll last me a very long time so worth the spend up in one go.

What are you favourite Korean skincare bits? Let me know

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