October 2015 Week 4 K-beauty News & Launches

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hi everyone, here are the latest Korean beauty launches from this week. There are so many launches each week, that I've started selecting just the ones that are on the larger side, for example, an entire holiday collection or skincare line, or are just really cool and interesting.


New to Enprani Daysys Royal Honey line - Essence Capsules!

The latest addition to the Enprani Royal Honey line (which consists of a cream, a peeling gel, and a pack) are these essence capsules (60 per pack 0.23ml per capsule). The capsules contain nourishing essence with aged honey, macadamia oil, and olive oil. They retail for 20000 KRW here. Accessible via shipping service like Avecko.com.

Read on for more...

House Doctor Igloo (what a name for a brand) releases Blood Type Masks

So this is a novel concept. If you're unfamiliar with the Korean national obsession with blood type, you can hop over to DramaFever for a quick summary, but basically your blood type corresponds to a personality type. The brand House Doctor Igloo has created a line of masks based on blood type. There are 4 new Blood Type Sheet Masks: Type A Moisture Care-Aqua Calming 'Rati', Type B Firming Care Energizing 'Natu', Type O Whitening Care - Brightening 'Hila', Type AB Trouble Care - Medical 'Cap & Cari'. They retail for 3000 KRW here. Accessible via shipping service like Avecko.com.

Nature Republic Greentinol (Green Retinol) Line

The retinol in this line is harvested from Rock Samphire (or Crithmum) off the coast of Brittany, France. There are 4 products in the line, a Multi Toner (150ml/20900 KRW), Essence* flagship product (40ml/24900 KRW), Eye Serum (25ml/20900 KRW), and a Cream (50ml/24900 KRW). Check them out at Nature Republic Korea. Accessible via shipping service like Avecko.com.

New Goodal @ Club Clio Korea

From left to right, 2nd row: Goodal Water Oil Toning Lotus (17500 KRW), Goodal Intense Moisture Big Pot Cream (1+1 or half off at 15000 KRW) - contains shea butter, cacao seed butter, and mango butter. Goodal Big Pot Hair Nutrition Pack (1+1 or half off at 15000 KRW) - this contains shea butter, cacao seed butter, mango butter, and palm seed butter.

Accessible via shipping service like Avecko.com.


Laneige Holiday 2015
You can now preorder the Lucky Holiday BB Cushion for 38000 KRW here. There are 3 shades, 13, 21, and 23. The makeup palette containing 2 eyeshadows, 1 nail polish, 1 set of nail stickers, and 2 lip products is 37000 KRW here. Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

First look at Espoir Holiday 2015

The 2015 Sense of Secret Holiday collection will be available beginning November 2nd. For a first look at the entire collection, including swatches, head over to Una216's blog here. Edit: I'm sorry, I'm not sure why the Naver blog is not allowing direct linking. You can proceed to the link, and "ctrl+F" and search on the word "2015" which will take you to the post link on her blog. The eyeshadow palette will retail for 58000 KRW. The powder brush is 32000 KRW. The lipsticks, 19000 KRW. There are also nail stickers and polishes for 5000 KRW each. Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

Upgrade: Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

The original Ampoule Intense Cushion was released 1 year ago as a Fall cushion. This year, Innisfree have upgraded the formula to increase the coverage offered. The cushion features green tea seed oil from Jeju to offer a moisturizing and comfortable finish. The cushion comes in shades 13, 21, and 23, and retails for 20000 KRW here. Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

Missha 3D Luster Shadow line

Missha has released a set of 10 eyeshadow singles called the 3D Luster shadows which look very similar in concept to the MAC Extra Dimension shadows. The shadows retail for 9800 KRW and can be purchased here. Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

New at A'pieu: Honey and Milk Lip Care, and Just Announced, Sugar Melting Tints

The honey and milk infused lip care line contains a scrub, a lip balm, and a lip sleeping pack. All for less than 5000 KRW. The Sugar Melting Tint line was just announced and is not available for purchase yet. The line has 6 shades and has a real melting texture. Check out the swatches here. Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

Limited Edition VDL x Coco Rocha "Guilty Pleasures" Collection
Canadian model Coco Rocha was recently announced as the face of VDL and to celebrate, the brand just released a Limited Edition collection called the Guilty Pleasures collection inspired by Coco.
It includes a 12 pan eyeshadow palette for 48000 KRW here
A Perfume Cube (20ml/25000KRW) here
3 shades of the VDL Expert Lip Cubes for 22000 KRW here.
Tension puffs for 5500 KRW here.
A black liquid eyeliner (12000 KRW) here.
A Lumilayer All Over Stick for 18000 KRW here. It's a stick primer.
4 shades of the VDL Beauty Metal Cushion Foundation in the limited edition packaging for 32000 KRW here.
Accessible by shipping service like Avecko.com

New Enprani Oil to Tints
New Mizon Correct Combo CC Pact
Upgraded Banila Co Primers 

NEWS (Links I Loved)

The 2015 Allure Beauty Awards were given out by Allure Korea
Agathblog originally translated the product names on her blog here, but the site seems to crash each time I pull it up. Not wanting to take away from her hard work, I'll only identify the Korean products featured in their skincare category. They are the VDL Naked Cleansing Oil Cream, the Aromatica Geranium Castile Soap, Etude House No-Wash Cleansing Water, Verite Timeless Effect Skin Softener, and A-True Real Black Tea True Active Essence. 

Chemicals from sunscreen damaging coral reefs

Will crocodile oil ever go mainstream? Read this article and let me know what you think!
It is found to be high in "vitamins E and A; linoleic acid; cell-regenerating oleic acid; skin-softening sapogens; antiseptic terpenes; and omega-3, -6, and -9 essential fatty acids". Anna from Asianskincareblog shared her experience with the stuff earlier this month.

Get your cosmetic chemistry questions answered at KindofStephen.com
KindofStephen is a cosmetic chemist that earns his angel wings by spending time answering skincare and cosmetic chemistry related questions, both over on the skincare forums at reddit.com, and on his own blog. Sign up for updates so you don't miss any of his responses!

Kpop group 2pm chosen as new spokesmodels for TonyMoly

New Kbeauty box service JiniBeauty *prelaunch*
The lovely Jenny from the GeekInHeels blog is launching a Korean beauty subscription box. Click through to get on the list.

If anyone has any questions about any of these products or want to know more about ingredients, etc. Shoot me a note or tweet me @unsightlygimp! What do you have your eye on this week?

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