Korean beauty is pretty much all anyone is talking about these days – as a beauty blogger, I see different products every single day but nothing gets me more curious than Korean products. Some are just mad – oh, I will cite here the men’s grooming range with Psy as its ‘face of’ with the Psy-face sheet masks (below)…..
… doing face treatments Gangnam style, clearly. But, Korean culture is all about how you present yourselves to others, so looking after your skin and your beauty/grooming is really important. As a nation, Korean is knocking it out of the park with beauty formulas and I love doing a bit of Korean beauty shopping on-line. However, we have DHC readily available in the UK at Beautymart (who also have one or two other quirky Korean bits and bobs) so you don’t have to do a global shop for it.
I particularly like the DHC Moisture Fruit Lotion which is a very typical step in a Korean beauty routine (although the DHC brand is Japanese). It’s the bit after cleansing and before moisturising that feels like toner but isn’t. Generally speaking, lotions are watery and you pat them into your skin (no cotton wool swiping like you do with toner) and the theory is that everything that follows (serums and moisturisers) will work a bit better thanks to the moisture lock of a lotion.
In use, DHC Moisture Fruit Lotion feel fresh and smells lovely (grapefruit), containing five fruit extracts of kiwi, apple, peach leaf, grapefruit and raspberry. As we all know, fruit acids are so good at exfoliating and softening, so at £13.50, it’s a good way to buy into the trend without spending a fortune.
There’s also a very light, gel-creme moisturiser, DHC Moisture Fruit Gel, which I’d recommend for younger skins. It’s also £13.50 but a very tiny pot. I found it to be very moisturising (I used it on one half of my face against a very premium brand on the other half and it easily out-shone the other brand in terms of skin softeness and lasting hydration).
They’re both HERE.
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