Add to Cart: Skincare Upgrades If You're Finally Serious About Self-Care
From K-beauty maskne bets, to the newest powerhouse eye care picks, looking your best while in quarantine has never been a breeze.
Who's here because you want to up your skincare game? You're not alone! All these months and the quest for holy grail skincare products is still on; and with a ton of amazing new options out in the market, we can't say we've got anything to complain about!
Being in touch with our self-care routines more than ever has allowed us to experiment, and at the same time, get to know our skin on a deeper level, as we are able to observe causes and effects more closely than ever before. Weird rashes? How about excessive oiliness even without makeup? Dark under eye area? Don't fret. We've got the picks to help you out for these skincare issues and beyond! Keep scrolling to start shopping!
Maskne-Fighting Picks from Son & Park, MizuMi, and Papa Recipe
Maskne is no longer anything new these days. Ever since wearing a face mask became the norm, skin issues a.k.a breakouts related to wearing one started to rise through the months, leaving us perplexed as to how we can finally banish it for good. So while we continue to try what works and what doesn't, Asian beauty brands Son & Park, MizuMi, and Papa Recipe present their top picks for addressing dreaded mask acne by way of the following products that help prevent it in the first place:
Double cleansing is a good practice to keep, by using a gentle cleansing water like that of MizuMi Smooth Cleansing Water that has natural ingredients like broccoli, chicory, and celery extract to remove dirt and grime, followed by MizuMi Mild Facial Cleanser, a derma-tested pick to help deep clean the skin without drying it. MizuMi is a Thai brand that uses Japanese technology to deliver excellent results.
Next up is toning, which is done best with Korean brand Son & Park's cult favorite Beauty Water, a cleanser and toner in one. Exfoliate dead skin cells with its papaya extract, clarify with witch hazel water, and hydrate with a cocktail of lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extracts. It can also serve as a great makeup base!
Last but not least are picks from Korean brand Papa Recipe, which is inspired by a father on a journey to heal his daughter's skin. Their Eggplant Clearing Cream boasts of being great for fighting acne, as it has 72% eggplant extract, which is rich in lupeol which controls oil production to avoid breakouts. Finish off that maskne prevention routine with their Bombee Honey Mask Sheet, which uses the best of honey, propolis, and royal bee jelly to heal, moisturize, and pamper stressed-out skin.
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Kiehl's Anti-Aging Duo
There's so much talk about anti-aging these days, most especially because we are in an environment that triggers premature aging, such as late nights, less-than-stellar diets, a cycle of stress and anxiety, bad air quality, lack of movement, and more. While we work on building a lifestyle that enables us to delay aging, we need to help our skin recover on a daily basis, to keep the lines, dark spots, and skin sagging at bay.
Kiehl's introduces its latest anti-aging powerhouse picks, the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum and Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, both of which work hand in hand to protect our skin from these ever-changing environments. Both boast of Pure Vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant that's highly regarded for its ability to restore youthfulness to the skin, while Tri-Peptide develops keratin, elastin, and collagen to improve skin tone, texture, and hydration. Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid is known for its ability to quickly absorb 1,000 times its weight in water, keeping skin constantly hydrated.
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Ellana Minerals Serums & Sprays
A cleanse, tone, and moisturize skincare routine rarely cuts it these days, unless you were #blessed with such amazing genes that you don't need any specialized skincare products to look glowing. These days, the market is filled to the brim with other skincare picks like serums, ampoules, and essences to help address pesky skin issues, those that can't just be banished overnight.
Enter: Ellana Minerals' new line of serums and sprays, honest-to-goodness natural, vegan, cruelty-free skincare picks that do the heavy lifting for you. Their serums, the Glass-C Skin Brightening, Cream Skin Hydrating, and Clear Skin Hydrating variants all boasts of plant extract base instead of just water. Big fan of facial sprays? You'll love their UPLIFT Hydrating Serum and UNWIND Clarifying Serum sprays, both of which hydrate and nourish with every spritz you make. The first is for a glass skin glow that brightens and soothes, while the latter helps oily-skinned users soothe stressed-out skin to avoid breakouts and irritation.
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Clarins Total Eye Lift
The eyes are the gateway to the soul, or so they say, but how can you look into one's soul if you yourself have tired, sagging eyes that simply need a break? We say it's time to call for backup! Clarins sends you its best defense right now, the Total Eye Lift, an eye cream made for women of all ages, to help combat the signs of tired eyes: puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. The eye contour area gets treated with the lift and smoothing it needs using unique botanical ingredients like Organic Guarana extract, Cassie Wax, Organic Harungana extract (said to be as effective as retinol), Albizia extract, plant caffeine, and more.
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Kojiesan Lightening & Lightening HydroMoist Soaps
Continue to develop skin that's light, pure, and even-toned, with the help of pioneering brand Kojiesan, which introduces its latest Zero Pigment Light innovation, a kojic acid and skin lightening technology found in their latest lineup of products. This technology zeroes in on dark spots, age spots, scars, melasma, and hyperpigmentation for that light, pure, even skin tone you want to achieve! While it can be found in the classic Skin Lightening Classic soap, we also love the HydroMoist variant, which ensures your skin is hydrated all day, while acting on blemishes.
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Pond's Age Miracle Range
Get your entire anti-aging skincare regimen covered with Pond's new Age Miracle range, reborn with a new look and even better formula! Get your morning routine done in a breeze with their Retinol-C Eye Cream, Age Miracle Double Action Serum, and Day Cream SPF 18, and your evening self-care routine with the same Retinol-C Eye Cream, Hyaluronic Acid Essence, and Night Cream, all infused with 10% Retinol-C and superstar ingredient Niacinamide Complex—both of which promote youthful, glowing skin!
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Mary Kay Hydrogel Patches & Pink Clay Mask
And as if we don't give enough emphasis to eye care just yet, we bring you yet another must-have for your eye care routine—Hydrogel Patches that you can cool in your little beauty fridge, apply to your tired eyes every night, and help them recover with hydration, beautifully. The clay mask on the other hand, is formulated with plumeria extracts that fight free radicals and protects skin from blue light damage (hello, 24/7 laptop and smartphone use). De-puffing and soothing, here we come! To connect with your nearest Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, log on here.