[unpaid/sample] So, I have trawled the internet for information about Jeju which I only know a small amount about from a TV programme. It’s a region in Korea known for its hot carbonate springs – which means, from what I can ascertain, that the hot water is fizzy. Weirdly, this is a conversation that came up not so long ago with a friend about why we don’t have fizzy hot drinks – uninteresting upshot is we don’t know! If you know, please leave in comments!
I’ve been trying some products from Korean brand, Nature Republic, who have a relatively new store on Charing Cross Road in London and I have to admit, I love them. I love a micellar, so you have to think of the Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water as a micellar – it’s a mix of water, centella asiatica, amaranthus, ceramides and maybe a small splash of carbonate spring water from Jeju (sadly not sparkling! although it must have been before it was bottled). I understand that the addition of Jeju water is part of the marketing of the product but it doesn’t detract from the efficacy. I like the ingredient line up, it’s a very thorough skin cleanser with a soothing feeling application and I’d suggest that it is probably best for skin that tends towards oily. When I tried it on my morning face, I thought my skin was already clean – not the case, it turned out! I cannot show you the grimy cotton pad.
The other product I’ve very much enjoyed trying is the Blue Chamomile Calming Deep Sleeping Pack. Designed to be used overnight, it’s a cooling gel texture that’s a pleasure on the skin. The ingredient list is exceptional – after the main body of the gel it’s packed with extracts – I’m cutting and pasting the list : Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil – and that’s not all of it. This feels impressive for a £15 cream.
It’s silky on application but dries off to an unobtrusive veil so you’re not going to end up with a sticky pillow and it gives an extra boost to your complexion overnight. I wouldn’t say it’s dramatic but my skin certainly felt soft and hydrated – my make up goes on better too after a night on this. If there wasn’t a cold snap here in the UK, I’d say one of the great pleasures of this cream is the cooling effect, but as it is I’d suggest you put it on in a warm bathroom! Blue Chamomile is £15 HERE and Jeju Water Cleanser is half price at £9.90 instead of £17.50 HERE. At the moment I’m wearing their lip stain which has not moved in three hours – I’ll post about this another day. If you head to the Nature Republic website, take a cup of tea with you because it’s a rabbit hole of very tempting make up and skin care.
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