Thinning hair linked to sugar consumption
“A rapid glucose spike in the blood causes an overreaction by several hormones, most notably insulin and steroids. The result is a roller coaster of sugar peaks and valleys; that is abnormal high and low levels of glucose, insulin, steroids, adrenaline, testosterone and numerous other hormones,” says Panos Vasiloudes, Dermatologist and Medical Director of Harklinikken, a European-based hair loss clinic with a long list of American clients. “The blood sugar spikes are detrimental to the physiologic hair cycle in two major ways. First is the direct damage that rapid blood sugar changes are causing to the hair. I call this ‘direct nutritional shock.’ Second and most important, is the indirect damage caused by the fluctua-tion of hormones like insulin, cortisone, adrenaline, testosterone and DHT. I call this ‘indirect endocrine shock.’ Both of these shocks can result in significant generalized hair thinning.”
Not convinced? Sugar consumption also linked to aging skin
The spikes in insulin and blood sugar levels can have a snowball effect. The rise in blood sugar levels can lead to glycation - the process of glucose attaching to protein, which in turn can cause the formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) which can cause hardened, stiffened collagen within aged skin. Read more about it at FutureDerm.
The serum foundation trend catches on in Korea
Responding to rising popularity of serum foundations worldwide, Korean brands followed suit launching their own versions of the trending base product. Peripera, Tony Moly, and Missha each released a take on the serum foundation over the past few months. Now there are many more affordable ways to do the dew.
NEW SKINCARE LAUNCHES
The Saem expands their bestselling Urban Eco Harekeke line with the Harekeke Root Cream
Just in time for autumn, the Saem launched the Urban Eco Harekeke Root Cream to go with the rest of the Urban Eco Harekeke line. The cream costs 19000 KRW for 60 ml (<$19).
Amore Pacific celebrates 70th anniversary with Limited Edition Time Response Asian Beauty Green Tea Collection
Luxury brand Amore Pacific celebrates its beginnings this month with a limited edition set consisting of 6 full-size products from their Time Response Green Tea line. It includes 3 masks, a cleanser, perfume, body cream, serum, and face cream. The set will be available at Amore Pacific counters in Korean department stores beginning September 1st. Happy birthday Amore Pacific, we love you and all of your children... Etude House, Aritaum, etc. etc. Where can we foreign Kbeauty fans get our hands on this set? Through Dowaja.com, reviewed here..
|#flashbackfriday to the first ginseng cream made by the brand source: etnews|
SNP releases warming eye masks
SNP Cosmetics to launch 2 types of animal eye warmer masks; unlike ordinary eye masks, the SNP patches will wrap around the eye and generate thermal heat to help stimulate circulation around the eyes to alleviate tired eyes. The temperatures reach about 41.5 degrees Celsius and last for 20-50 minutes.
Skinfood upgrades their bestselling Black Sugar Perfect First Serum
Skinfood released two new versions of their standout Black Sugar Perfect First Serum, first released back in 2013. The new Black Sugar Perfect Serum 2X Essential is for dry skin types while Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X Light is for balanced skin types. The new serums are available at theskinfood.com
New Innisfree Launches: Modeling Masks, Fragrances, Lipsticks
Innisfree has been getting busy with its new line of modeling masks, lipsticks, and now even fragrances! Innisfree recently launched 5 new perfumes which retail for 28000 KRW (<$28) for 30 ml. The scents are Cedarwood, Sweet Hallabong, Peony, Gardenia, and Cotton Blossom.
The new modeling masks come in 3 varieties: Green Tea, Pomegranate, and Lime, and retail for 5000 KRW (<$5).
The new Real Fit lipsticks are 12000 KRW (<$12). There are 10 shades in the line.
New luxury brand to watch: Labiotte
Labiotte is a luxury, natural cosmeceuticals brand that launched in August 2015. Pictured above is their truffle line. They also have lines that feature juniper berry, linden blossom, rice, and lotus.
NEW MAKEUP LAUNCHES
Hera is on a roll with another September lipstick launch
The new Sensual Lip Line was launched in September. The collection consists of 10 lip glosses: 5 'clear', 2 neon, and 3 pearly finishes. The Sensual Lip Glosses cost 32000 KRW (>$32). There are also 5 new Sensual Lip Serums in the line, best classified as lip-conditioning tinted balms. The Sensual Lip Serums are 35000 KRW (<$35) per balm.
Horse... lipstick? Horse oil purveyor Claire's launches makeup through spin-off brand Delacroix
New brand alert! Claire's, the brand most known for the Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream has spun off a new makeup brand called Delacroix. Their first collection consists of over 100 color cosmetics products in two lines - one represented by the rapper Cheetah, and the other singer Younha. The shades can be viewed here. They currently have a popup store in Sinsa-dong in Seoul for those lucky enough to reside in Korea. For the rest of us, there's always Dowaja.com
Espoir gets us ready for fall with new knit eye shadow collection
There are 8 shades in all at 15000 KRW (< $15) each.
Korean high street brand 3 Concept Eyes released 3 lip palettes and 2 lip lacquer kits consisting of the brand's most highly sought after pinks and reds.
Each lip palette comes with 4 lip colors for $36. The lip lacquer kits are $40 for 3 lacquers.
LABOR DAY SALES
Beauteque.com - Select items 25% off, duration unknown. Also, up to 30% off monthly subscriptions with codes: LABORDAY15 15% off a month-to-month plan, LABORDAY20 for 20% off a three-month plan, LABORDAY25 for 25% off a six-month plan, LABORDAY30 for 30% off a 12-month plan
Cupidrop.com - 30% OFF on orders over $50 with code: LAZYDAY until 9/7
Dermstore.com - 20% off sitewide through 9/6 with code LaborDay
EtudeHouse.com - 20% off through 9/6 with code LABOURS2015
GMarket - There's a 20% off coupon for new members (10% for existing members) you can download at this link. It will be valid for 30 days.
GlowRecipe.com - Free shipping with no minimums! Plus if you spend $40+ which is easy to do there, you'll receive a free sheet mask. $60+ gets you a free sheet mask and a Whamisa sample! If it's your first time don't forget to use this link to get $5 off!
ibuybeauti.com - 10% off with code sept, duration unknown
Innisfreeworld.com - Anniversary sale from 9/6 to 9/9, many items 30% or 50% off. Customers will receive a scratch-off coupon for future savings on purchases valid from 9/10 to 12/10 of 2015.
InsiderBeauty.com - 15% off through the weekend
Jolse.com - 15% sitewide through the weekend
Memebox.com - Is running their MemeCat promotion through the weekend, find the cat, add to the cart, and earn points to spend on your next purchase! Use this link if it's your first time, to save $10.
MisshaUS.com - 30% off with code HAPPY30, no end date for code so far. Free shipping on orders $40+.
Rakuten.com is having a sitewide sale up to 50% off. You can stack with an additional 1000 Yen Coupon.
Sephora in JCPenney - Retailmenot is giving $10 back on in-store orders of $75+. Simply upload a photo of your receipt to the platform at the link provided.
SkincareRX.com - 28% off sitewide + 3% back in loyalty rewards until 9/8. Code is Labor28E.
Sokoglam.com - 15% off with code LDW15. You can also save $10 on top of that with this link if it is your first time ordering from SG.
Ulta.com - 20% off through 9/5 with code 303379. You can also earn 6% cash back and 50 points towards a giftcard by shopping through this ShopatHome rebate link.
Unique4u.net - 10% off until 10/31 with code Honey
This weekend is also a very big sales weekend in Korea.
This weekend would be the prime time to test out Dowaja.com, the new shopping service that also finds you the best deals to be had on the Korean web. I've bought from them twice and had two really great experiences shopping with them. Preliminary review of the service here.
There are deep discounts to be found at...
OliveYoung.co.kr, view ads here. Up to 50% off.
Watsons.co.kr, view ads here. Up to 50% off.
Lohbs.co.kr, brands on offer for 10% off up to 70% off.
Tony Moly's Korean site Tinted lip balms 1+1
Aritaum Korea Eyeshadows 1+1, tints on sale
SharaShara certain items 50% off
TheSaemCosmetic.com Up to 50% off
TheFaceShop 50% off
The codes are now all spoken for.
Thanks for reading and happy Friday loves! What do you have going on over the long weekend?
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