Product Review

Since discovering Korean skin care, I’ve quickly fallen in love with their products.  Never before have I used products that were so mild for my sensitive skin, effective for my acne, with such quality ingredients.  Korean skin care is light years ahead of anywhere else, and the current hype about them is completely justified!  There aren’t that many detailed reviews on Korean skin care products written in English, so hopefully my reviews can help.

The following reviews are completely my own, and all the products have been bought by me.  Not all of them are Korean, but the majority are.  Some of them are cult favorites, and some of them are relatively obscure (at least in the English-speaking internet world). Some of the products I’ve selected completely on a whim because I was curious about them, or wanted to try an ingredient, and others I researched extensively before buying.  I try to test a product at least 4 weeks to see how it does with my skin, but sometimes I don’t wait as long.  A few products I’ve seen dramatic results in just a couple weeks, and other products I hate so much that I couldn’t use for more than a week.

You can view my posts under Categories: Product Review on the right, or you can click on the links below:

My Winter Skin Care Routine


Review: Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal


Review: COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Etude House:

Review: Etude House Collagen Moistfull Collection

Review: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

The Face Shop:

Review: The Face Shop Sebum Control Moisture Sun

Review: The Face Shop Real Nature Mask

First Aid Beauty:

Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery


Review: Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream

Review: Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk

Review: Missha Near Skin Inner Moist Moisturize Emulsion – and a little lesson on why solid carrier oils may be bad for your skin!


Review: Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream

Review: Mizon Returning Starfish Cream

Review: Mizon Real Soybean Deep Cleansing Oil and Rice Real Cleansing Foam

Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

Review: Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence

Review: Mizon Original Skin Energy Ampoules: Peptide, Placenta, and Collagen, Oh My!

Nature Republic:

Review: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream

Review: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Moisture Watery Cream

Updated Review: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Moisture Watery Cream

Paula’s Choice:

Review: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Silk Naturals:

Review: Silk Naturals 8% AHA Toner

Shara Shara:

Review: Shara Shara The Veiled Beauty – AKA The Most Amazing Product Ever!

Review: Shara Shara Honey Bomb All in One Ampoule

Skin Food:

Updated Review: Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam

Review: Skin Food Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil & Pore Foam

Review: Skin Food Black Sugar Strawberry Mask


Review: Tarte Maracuja Oil – and a little lesson on face oils for acne prone skin!