February Week 2 New K-beauty Skincare Releases

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hi, here are the Korean skincare, body, and hair care launches announced over the past week.
These products can be purchased using a buying service like the one provided by KoreanBuddy.com. They often show up at Tester Korea within a week or two as well.

I've started marking products that stand out to me as **Kinseng Picks**. A Kinseng Pick is either innovative, has a good quality/price ratio, an impressive ingredients list, or is just really cute.

CosRX Strikes Again: teases new BHA Blackhead Power Cream

Just a few short weeks after releasing their Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with birch sap, they've given a glimpse of a new acne-treating moisturizer with Betaine Salicylate on instagram. Betaine Salicylate is a milder alternative to Salicylic Acid. They already use Betaine Salicylate in many of their other products like the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, the Natural BHA Skin Returning ASOL, Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion, AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, among others. **Kinseng Pick**

Donginbi Jin Eye Cream and Serum

Donginbi has a new special set of eye care products that feature red ginseng called the Donginbi Jin Eye Cream and Serum set. The cream has a balm type texture with red ginseng capsules while the serum is light. The set also comes with a gold diamond eye stick in massage applicator to help work the product into the treatment zone. 150,000 KRW for the set here.

Lagom Cellup All-In-One Liquid Soap

The brand name Lagom has a meaning in Swedish that is "not too much, not too little, just enough". The new Lagom Cellup All in One Liquid Soap is a total face and body cleanser. The pump packaging helps to create much foam. The product contains sapindus mukurossi fruit extract, proteins, sweet almond oil, 'aquaporin' and patented 'dermaflux' ingredients to keep the skin from drying out during cleansing. The cleanser also contains bergamot extract for aromatherapy. 29000 KRW/320g.

It's Skin Cream Mask Sheets

There are three new It's Skin sheet masks soaked in a cream-type formula. They are the Moisture Cream Mask Sheet, the Glow Cream Mask Sheet, and the Nutrition Cream Mask Sheet. The Moisture Cream Mask Sheet for dry skin features Artificial Moisturizing Factor (AMF) and Baobab Seed Oil. The Glow Cream Mask Sheet for dry and dull skin features AMF and Rosehip Oil.  The Nutrition Cream Mask Sheet for loss of elasticity and nutrition features AMF and argan oil. 2000 KRW/mask.

Beyond Deep Moisture Olive Body Line

Beyond's body care products are among their bestselling products in Korea; the most popular line in their lineup being the Deep Moisture line. They've recently come out with a new olive oil based line alled the Deep Moisture Olive Body line. These products contain olive oil, olive leaf extract and shea butter to soften and moisturize rough body skin and is pleasantly floral musk scented. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides have been used on the ingredient in these products.
Shower Cream (cream type body wash) 12900 KRW/250ml. 22500 KRW/450ml.
Body Emulsion 16500 KRW/200ml. 34900 KRW/450ml.
Special Set (shower cream 250ml, body emulsion 250 ml, 2 deluxe 60ml samples) 29400 KRW.

Apieu 2-Step Vital Ampoule Masks

Apieu has come out with 3 new 2-step sheet masks. Each mask comes with 2g of ampoule and a regular sheet mask. There are three masks in the line: Vitamin C, Glacier Water, and Propolis.
The mask material is not your average cotton and is rather made out of eucalyptus tree tencel fiber. 1500 KRW/mask.
The Vitamin C Vital Ampoule Mask features vitamin c (1000ppm in ampoule, 1000ppm in mask), biotin/vitamin B, and lemon extract.
The Glacier Water Vital Ampoule Mask features features glacier water (5000ppm in ampoule, 1000ppm in mask), aloe vera extract, and witch hazel.
The Propolis Vital Ampoule Mask features propolis (5000ppm in ampoule, 1000 ppm in sheet mask), royal jelly, and canola honey.

Skinfood Shea Butter Hand Masks

Please disregard the Foot Mask in the photo.
For hands people will want to hold, Skinfood has released a new shea butter hand mask. Each package contains 2 plastic hand-shaped bags with a moisturizing essence inside. 2500 KRW/mask.

Amos Professional Repair Shine

Salon professional hair care brand Amos Professional has debuted an oil care Repair Shine line. This line contains moisturizing ingredients as well as antioxidants in the form of floral extracts which give the hair shine and nutrients.
The Shine Repairing Technology contains soy proteins, keratin, and In the line-up are 4 products: the Energy Oil Serum, Enrich Shampoo, Enrich Night Cream, and Heat-Up Solution. These products are sold in salon and as such are difficult to access but it may possible by shopping service like KoreanBuddy.com

Aston Nature Natural pH Balanced Shampoos

(Green) Rumohra Adiantiformis Leaf pH Balanced Natural Origin Shampoo for Sensitive and Dry Scalps
(Orange) Eucalyptus pH Balanced Natural Origin Shampoo for Oily and Troubled Scalps

Aston Nature is a natural cosmetics brand. They've recently released two new shampoos.
Each shampoo contains over 75% organic ingredients and is silicone and sulfate free and about twelve botanical extracts including eucalyptus, rumohra adiantiformis, peony, black sesame, centella asiatica, and houttuynia cordata.  **Kinseng Pick**
(Green) Rumohra Adiantiformis Leaf pH Balanced Natural Origin Shampoo for Sensitive and Dry Scalps 29800 KRW/500ml
Main Ingredients: Rice Extract, Palm/Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Barley Extract, Lactobacillus/Fermented Oat Kernel Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Phaseolus Angularis Extract, Lactic Acid, Menthol, Cnidium Officinale Extract, Cinnamon Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Bark Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Eucalyptus Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Oil, Teatree Oil, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Oil, Fragrance

(Orange) Eucalyptus pH Balanced Natural Origin Shampoo for Oily and Troubled Scalps.
Main Ingredients: Barley Extract, Palm/Coco Glucoside, Rice Extract, Aloe Extract, Black Sessame Extract, Lactobacillus/fermented bean extract, Job's Tears Extract, Peony Extract, Spriulina Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Lespedeza Bicolor Bark Extract, Corn Silk Extract, Silkworm Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Bark Extract, Licorice Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Rosemary Oil, Ruhmohra Adiantiformis Leaf, Lavender Oil, Fragrance

Mise En Scene Hair Refreshers

These hair refreshers come in scented dry shampoo mist or hair powder form. To use, you spray the mist and shake off the excess powder. The Dry Shampoo 12000 KRW/150ml comes in three scents the floral "Sweet Melody", fruity 'Love Letter', and fresh 'Butterfly Kiss'.
The hair powder is 10000 KRW/10g and they wick away excell oil. The packaging of the hair powder was done in collaboration with graphic designer Marumiyan and DJ Okawari. 

Thanks for reading!
If anyone has any questions about any of these products (ingredients lists, etc.), feel free to shoot me a note or tweet me @unsightlygimp.
If you have a tip or news byte to share with me I'd also appreciate it!
Do you have your eye on anything?

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