nature republic aloe vera soothing gel

Current Skin Care Routine -- Trend Korea

I gotta admit, as an American, I have been very lazy with my skin. About a few years ago, using a little bar soap and rubbing it around on my face in the shower seemed liked plenty — i was young, didn’t get breakouts that often, and who really has the time??? Once I reached my twenties and I started getting more into makeup, I started realizing that taking care of my skin was going to be really important if I wanted my makeup to look good. Why put layers of heavy foundation on if you don’t have to? I was noticing that my skin looked overly dry and I was getting more breakouts. When I researched American skin care, the information was overwhelming, but so was the price. I wanted to go beyond stripping toners and greasy moisturizer and I didn’t want it to cost me hundreds of dollars. 

Originally posted by yasminehartvig

Once I started getting more into k-dramas, I became more aware of the Korean skin care craze, and it interested me. While a few years ago, cleanser and moisturizer seemed more like a chore, I now incorporate anywhere from 4 to 10 steps in my skin care routine. While I don’t always want to do it, I know that taking care of my 30-year old skin will be worth it in the long run. I’m not afraid of getting older, but I’m also not rushing to make it come faster either!

Here is what I’m currently doing and am starting to notice a difference in my skin – I am constantly changing it around, but I try to keep the routine as consistent as I can.

Skin Type — Dry – Normal

Morning

Originally posted by ashotofglamour


1. CLEANSER: In the shower I use a foaming wash, currently Mizon Snail Repair Foam Cleanser, which doesn’t help me when I am having an acne moment, but cleans my skin very nicely. 1-2 times a week I will use an acne treatment cleanser, just to prevent breakouts. Right now, I’m using The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash. I don’t like using an acne cleanser every day, because it starts to overdry my skin. My skin is dry naturally, so I try to prevent it from being overdry.


2. TONER: Once I shower, I pat my face dry (don’t rub) and spritz on a little Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. It’s not a traditional toner, but its a nice pick-me-up while I’m waiting for my current toner in the mail. American toners are very drying, but korean toners are much more moisturizing. Mario Badescu does well in a pinch, but once that is gone, I will be using the Scinic All Day Fine Pore Toner that I get with my subscription to Beauteque. Beauteque is monthly Korean subscription service bag that caters to skincare and makeup products. I’m really enjoying the service currently.

3. AMPOULE: I don’t have an essence currently, but before any serum I’ve been using the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule. This is a completely new product to me, as I had never even heard of a ampoule. The steps that come between cleanser and moisturizer are meant to treat the skin’s problem areas, and for me I am concerned with dry dehydrated skin and hyper pigmentation. The ampoule is meant to help with that.

4. SERUM: My travel serum just ran out, but I’m waiting to try a new serum, Artnaturals Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid which will help with the hyper pigmentation in my skin. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are supposed to be great for your skin and I have had a lot of success with serums in the past. Both the ampoule and the serum are meant to be patted into the skin and I try to avoid rubbing as much as I possibly can.

5. EYE CREAM: Right now, I am using a generic avocado eye cream but once that is used up, I will use the Missha Super Aqua Relief Eye Cream, morning and night. This is probably one of the most important steps to me currently, as the eyes are the driest part of your face, and therefore the quickest to show signs of aging.

6. MOISTURIZER: I’m finishing a Ponds Moisturizing Lotion right now, but as soon as it arrives, I will be using the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel. As I said before, I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin (particularly in the winter) so something really soothing and moisturizing is really good for me. Aloe Vera also calms redness, which I can get around my nose and forehead. This is also often called emulsion – they are pretty much the same thing.

7. SUNSCREEN: The final step is one that I have been the most spotty about in my skin care. I currently use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen before I apply my makeup primer, and I’m liking it just fine. I get so little exposure to the sun and I have been too lazy to use sunscreen since I was a child. I have medium-light toned middle eastern skin and I don’t burn in the sun very easily. The more I research, the more I understand that it doesn’t really matter how little sun I get, my skin needs to be protected from it. Excess sun exposure (especially gone unprotected) will only speed up the wrinkle formation and dehydrate your skin. The one I use isn’t greasy at all, so that is a plus for such an inexpensive sun screen.

Night

Originally posted by unloadthecargo


At night, I add a few steps and focus a lot on brightening and moisturizing.

8. SHEET MASK: 2-3 times a week, after my serum, I will use a sheet mask. These are very inexpensive and are a great way to provide concentrated essence to your skin, targeting specific concerns. A great option, and one I am currently trying, is to use Beauteque’s Mask Maven subscription. For about 15 bucks a month, they send you 10-12 masks to try from many brands targeting a lot of different areas. It is so worth the money for me and I like having the opportunity to pamper my skin after a long day. I just pop one and watch youtube or a drama and just chill. 

9. EXFOLIATE: Once or twice a week, I will exfoliate my skin using a wash cloth, but I will be starting to use Skinfood’s Pineapple Morning Peeling Gel to get rid of the dead skin on my face. A peeling gel is a gentler way to exfoliate your skin, and is something I have never really used. This is a step I have been more willing to skip, but I’ve really been trying to not neglect exfoliation, as I don’t want to apply great moisture to my skin if it’s just lying on top of dead cells.

10. SLEEPING PACK: Almost every night, I will use a sleeping pack, which helps to moisturize my skin while sleeping. Currently, I am using Scinic’s Collagen Jelly Cream, a Japanese Sleeping Pack with Hyaluronic Acid, and Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask. I always wake up with incredibly soft skin, which for this dry skinned girl, is a dream.

I know it seems like a lot, but honestly, I really like how I feel after taking care of my skin. You can customize these steps to your own routine and needs, but don’t wait until you’re skin is in bad shape to start – start when your young, and your skin is able to bounce back quickly. 

Below I will put a list of affordable skin care lines I’ve found and some youtube channels to watch if you’re interested in this process at all. I’ve really stepped up my game and I hope you do too. You deserve it!

Affordable Skin Care Lines

  • Innisfree
  • Etude House
  • The Face Shop
  • Skin Food
  • Nature Republic
  • Mizon
  • Missha
  • Holika Holika
  • Tonymoly
  • Mamonde

Great Sites to Check Out

  • Wish Trend
  • Soko Glam
  • Peach and Lily
  • Glow Recipe
  • Jolse

Youtube Channels

  • Wengie
  • The Beauty Breakdown
  • Joan Keem
  • Edward Avila
  • Meejmuse
  • Kimdao
  • Wish Trend TV

Originally posted by the-ally-love

My Korean Skin Care Haul

I finally updated my skin care! For anyone who’s interested in how I prep my skin.

First thing you need to know is my skin type, I’m prone to acne and I have mostly normal to oily skin. I get breakouts on my forehead, my nose, cheeks and my chin. All these breakouts, I hide with concealer, blemish creams and foundation.

To treat my skin and lessen breakouts, here are my favorite skin care products from different Korean brands.

1. Etude House AC Clinic White-Trouble Bubble Cleanser

First thing you need to do is wash your face. For oily skin, I recommend that you choose water based or gel based cleanser. Try to look for products that are mild and won’t irritate your sensitive skin so much.

What I’m loving these days are foam cleansers. They’re already in foam state which means, you no longer have to foam it on your face, hence, less stress on your skin.

Plus, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry and stretchy. It gives a feeling of fresh and dewy skin.

Steps: 

1.Wet your face with warm water to open up pores.

2.Wash your face with cleanser for 2 minutes. 

3.Rinse it with cold water for 4 minutes.

4. Pat dry with towel/cotton shirt or you can pat dry your face with fingers and let the water be absorbed by skin.

2. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

Wonder Pore Freshner is my holy grail for toners. This is because it is still one of the best selling toners among Koreans.

First time I used it, it reduced my breakouts and the appearance of blackheads. It is quite pricey but, I assure you it’s all worth it.

Steps:

1. Apply small amount of toner to cotton.

2. Move cotton in circular motions paying special attention to chin, nose and cheeks (or where you are prone to whiteheads and pimples).

3. Spray it on your face when you need a refreshing.

3. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Aloe Vera Gel are new releases from your favorite Korean brand. I love this one from Nature Republic because it smells so good and it’s the cheapest among the brands.

I use this as a moisturizer and sort of a spot on gel to my pimples. It lessens the redness of my skin and calms it.

You can also use it for your hair and body!

4. Etude House Eye’s Cream

I use it mainly for my under eyes when I feel like my eyes are tired and before going to sleep. It’s a roll-on and its small so it’s very handy to bring.

5. Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Water and Pink Powder Spot

I swear by these two products to remove my pimples. I use the water during the day and the powder spot before I go to sleep.

It dries us your pimples and lightens the spots. Its non-comedogenic meaning, you won’t get breakouts from your other breakouts. Like have you ever experienced a pimple growing beside your existing pimple because you irritated it? That won’t happen because it does not only heals pimples, it prevents them from spreading.

Well I’m happy it works on me. :)

6. Nature Republic Charcoal Mask

I use this once or twice a week, when I feel like I have so much gunk on face even after washing. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.

This is the perfect mask if you are prone to whiteheads and blackheads or if you want your pores to tighten.

7. Face masks, patches and strips

And last but not the least, you need weekly or even daily pampering by using face masks. You can also try patches for your specific problems. Like if you have puffy eyes, use eye patches. If you have blackheads, you can use pore strips.

And that’s it! That sums up my skin care routine. I hope you learned something from this! And if you could recommend more Korean skin care products, I would love to hear about it!

I will be posting my Korean Make Up haul next. Stay posted! :)

♡ skincare routine (updated & current)

i have received some asks on my skincare routine b4, so here ya go.

• cleansing (day & night; at least 3 times a day): soap & glory for daily youth face wash
• exfoliating (twice a week): the body shop drops of youth youth liquid peel
• eye care (morning & night): the body shop drops of youth youth eye concentrate
• others (toner, serum, lotion; use after cleansing): dr.g hydra intensive toner, etude house pink vital water serum & aloe moistfull soothing lotion, nature republic aloe vera soothing and moisture gel
• face masks (use after exfoliating): 3ce white milk pack to foam, biotherm life plankton mask

youtube

(ENG SUB) 170721 [Nature Republic x EXO] “EXO came to my house?!” Aloe Vera Soothing Gel for Summer

anonymous asked:

hello there! what are your favourite face masks? also, could you please share your beauty routine?

This such a cute ask! Old skincare routine here.  
List of my tried-and-true fave face masks:

🌹   sheet masks  🌹

  • tony moly ‘I’m real pore care/red wine’ mask
  • reskin ‘one week treatment’ mask
  • common labs ‘honey vitamin c’ mask
  • the face shop ‘solution radiance ‘mask
  • innisfree ‘it’s real squeeze rose’ mask

💦   moisturizing pack  💦

  • nature republic ‘aloe vera 92% soothing gel’
  • cremorlab ‘fresh water gel’

🛀    wash off masks  🛀

  • innisfree ‘super volcanic pore clay mask’
  • the body shop ‘himalayan charcoal purifying mask’
  • skinfood ‘egg white pore’ & ‘black sugar’ mask

🌞    sleeping mask  🌚

  • 3ce ‘white milk’ sleeping mask
  • laneige ‘water’ sleeping mask
  • korres ‘greek yogurt advanced sleeping facial’
  • shiseido ‘ibuki beauty’ sleeping mask
youtube

(ENG SUB) 170721 [Nature Republic x EXO] “EXO came to my house?!” Aloe Vera Soothing Gel for Summer

holdontight-darling  asked:

Hey!! Was just wondering what your skincare regimen is, would love to check it out

hi there, thanks for asking!

so this is my personal routine; i personally think that it would work super well for anyone.

AM:

  • COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • Secret Key Fresh Nature Milk Brightening Toner
  • COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 
  • Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
  • Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera 92% Gel
  • Kanebo UV Protect Milk SPF50+

PM:

  • Banila Clean it Zero Purity
  • Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser 
  • Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Exfoliator (Twice a week)
  • Mizon Aha & Bha Daily Clean Toner
  • COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
  • COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (Twice a week)
  • COSRX AHA Whitehead Power Liquid (Twice a week)
  • The Face Shop Baby Leaf Green Tea Waterfull Serum
  • Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream
  • Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera 92% Gel
  • Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (Once a week)

(can you tell i’m a big fan of the cosrx brand?)

3

Hi~ Soooo, the Nature Republic(s) in Hawaii did a bunch of giveaways and I basically went to all/most of them. I got alot of items from the giveaways, more than enough, so I’m giving the stuff I don’t want. 

Giveaway Items:

  • First Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 9 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 2 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Shaking Smoothie Choice (Your Choice)
  • 3 Face Masks (Your Choice)
  • 1 $20USD NR Gift Card or a $20USD care-routine package (your choice)
  • Second Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 6 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 1 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Shaking Smoothie Choice (Your Choice)
  • 1 Face Masks (Your Choice)
  • Third & Fourth Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 3 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 1 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Face Masks (Your Choice)

Rules & Giveaway Info:

  • Starts: June 07,2014 12:00PM KST
  • Ends: August 17, 2014 12:00PM KST
  • Winners will be chosen through a randomizer
  • Likes count. Reblog as many times as you want, but be considerate to your followers and don’t spam!
  • DO NOT DELETE TEXT!
  • No giveaway blogs, I will check
  • International shipping (will be first class)
  • Be willing to give your home address
  • Have an open askbox at the time this giveaway ends, must respond in 72 hours.
  • You don’t have to be following any of my blogs, but if you’re a follower, maybe I’ll throw in something extra
  • Message me for any Questions. If you want to see what one of the giveaway items looks like, feel free to message me on/off anon.

Additional Stuff/Info: I’m also giving away all this stuff, I haven’t decided how to evenly distribute them among all 4 winners, I’ll probably let them choose?

The poster is first or second generation NR-CF. I don’t have the newest ones with just 11 of them, and no you can’t switch the poster for something else. How dare people even ask me about that just because Kris is in the poster -_-. 

nature republic + handmade soaps giveaway time!

this is totally for fun, just something silly since my birthday passed recently (literally yesterday) and i wanted to do something nice for my followers!

honestly, i just wanted to buy stuff from nature republic and get an exo stand card, so this was my justification.

anyway!

what you’ll be getting is everything pictured here! (from top left across to right):

  • nature republic by flower auto eyebrow liner pencil
  • two nature republic face mask sheets: aloe and green tea!
  • nature republic’s exo hand lotion set (of 5 bc one of them is going to a friend huhuhu): acacia, grapefruit, avocado, rosemary, and mango butter!
  • nature republic aloe vera soothing gel
  • nature republic botanical hyper liner
  • nature republic grapefruit body wash set
  • morningcalm’s handmade soap sample set
  • morningcalm’s dear traveler soap bits set (bamboo charcoal + two extra sample soaps)
  • nature republic friends hand cream: floral scent

sound good? here’s how you get to win:

  • you have to be a follower of mine to win this set. it seems rather unfair that i’d send this out to a completely random stranger who just clicks the like button and ends up winning rather than one of my friends, right? maybe in the future if i get the urge to do another giveaway, i’ll do an open giveaway, but at the moment, this is closed to only my followers!
  • you can like and/or reblog this once a day. going overboard ruins everybody else’s chances at a fair win, so don’t be a buttnugget and overzealously click!
  • i will ship to anywhere around the world. i’ll cry if you live far far far away, but i will do it because i love you guys and everybody deserves something nice, right?
  • giveaway ends march 1st, 12:00am est/5:00am gmt. no likes and/or reblogs will be counted after that time. since february is my birth month, this giveaway will basically run until the beginning of march. i will do a final count and put the names through a randomizer after that.
  • i will notify the winners via tumblr ask, so leave your asks open! if you don’t respond back to me within forty-eight hours of my sending the ask, you forfeit your win, and i will put this through another randomizer again. if you’re away, man, that’s really too bad, but them’s the breaks.

that’s it! good luck!

CLOSED! THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING

youtube

Baekhyun, Lay, Xiumin - 160724 Nature Republic - Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel promotional video

Credit: Nature Republic.