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What’s the first things that comes to mind when you think of Korean skincare? Probably anywhere from ideal packaging, innovative ingredients, and lot’s and lot’s of steps! I feel like the multiple steps part can make the average woman shy away from this market. Which is really sad because South Korea are the leaders in skincare! But Saranghae has really changed the game! A regular Korean routine normally has 10+ steps from things like oil cleansers, foam cleansers, scrubs, essences, serums, moisturizers, sleeping packs, masks.. well you get what I mean right? Which is all fine and great, I actually enjoy multiple steps and can make the time for it. But we cannot expect everyone to be able (or willing) to make the time. So I’ve partnered up with Saranghae to bring you a simple 5 step routine that will have you looking like you spent way more time than you actually did! Our little secret 😉
I personally reached out to Saranghae Skincare hoping for a collaboration. I’ve been interested in the brand and really wanted to try it out! Even though these items were given to me complimentary to test out and review, please know I had absolutely no obligation to like them. Anything written on my blog is 100% true to my opinions. I make no money from blogging it’s purely therapeutic and fun for me.
Saranghae skincare was started two decades ago by the founder Min Jun Lee. Her vision was to share the healing gifts of local botanicals. Since then the company has come a long way from their innovative extracting technology (SFE) to cultivating rare and unique ingredients. They have evolved through countless trials, formulations, and (the most important) customer feedback!
The active ingredients are derived from rare and powerful asian botanicals that grow in nutrient rich volcanic soil on the island of Jeju, South Korea. Volcanic soil is uniquely rich in minerals and nutrients, so rich that green tea leaves harvested from volcanic soil show 250% greater concentration of antioxidants than ordinary green tea. So the botanical ingredients that provide the foundation of Saranghae boast the highest concentration of antioxidants, minerals and nutrients.
🍄 Phellinus Linteus Mushroom
The powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties of this mushroom help heal, regenerate and protect your skin cells. Saranghae is the first brand in the world to develop and patent the technology to grow, extract, and preserve this mushroom for use in anti-aging and skin care. It is the primary ingredient in the line.
Ginseng is the pre-eminent ingredient in Korean anti-aging. It contains essential phyonutrients which stimulate and activate the skins metabolic process. It also contains active compounds that can increase the production of collagen and elastin in the middle layer of the skin. Making your skin more firm, elastic and resilient to damage.
⚗️ Hyaluronic Acid
This ingredient helps our skin retain moisture, provide cushioning and repair damaged tissue. This is also an ingredient that is made naturally in your body! It is also used in many cosmetic procedures like reducing dark circles and plumping lips.
Exposure to ultraviolet light elicits damage to the skin cells responsible for elasticity. This damage can show up as wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, sagging skin, or even cancerous lesions. Co-enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant localized to the outer layer of your skin and functions to protect the deeper layers of your skin from damage caused by UV rays. The level of Q10 in your body rises from birth to about 20 years of age and then it begins to decrease with age. You may not notice the visible signs of UV damage until your later years, but the damage can start as early as 18-20 years of age. Replenishing your skin with essential Q10 is a must for every anti-aging skin routine!
Nourishing + Moisturizing Cleanser
A gentle, water soluble, botanical based oil cleanser. It removes make up, oil, micro-particles and toxins while hydrating and nourishing your skin at the same time.
It’s literally my absolute favorite cleanser right now! It makes my face feel baby smooth afterwards, and hydrated! I’m so used to cleansers leaving me feeling stripped that this was a pleasant change. I personally use my favorite scrub after this cleanser (I like to double cleanse) but it’s not necessary at all!
Deep Radiance Essence + Serum
This is a 2-in-1! Usually essences and serums are separate so this really cuts the time in half. It’s designed to penetrate your outer dermal layer and deliver crucial nutrients like antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins directly to your living cells.
Love! I’m not too picky with essences and serums as long as they are for anti-aging. Also very hydrating! Actually all of these products are super hydrating but also extremely oily/combo skin friendly.
Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream
This cream will decrease the formation of free radicals and reduce damage due to oxidative stress by up to 220%. This powerful but natural blend of antioxidants, amino acids and regenerative peptides will deliver astonishingly smooth, supple and quite simply beautiful skin.
I might as well tell you now that I’ve fallen in love with every product in this line! Initially I didn’t really know what to expect and so came in open minded but as always skeptical but I have been blown away product after product. I personally use this night and day. It is a heavier cream so if you plan to use it in the day and you have oily/combo skin you really only need less than a pea size. For night time I go all out and use a dime size. I recommend also applying some of these products on your neck! I see many women (and men) focus so much on their face even with cosmetic procedures, but in the end your neck (and the back of your hands) will end up telling the tale of your real age.
Focus Renewal Eye Cream
Formulated with phellinus mushroom extract, adenosine, vitamin B3, elastin and collagen. Helps restore vitality, diminish wrinkles, lifts and firms the skin, and brightens the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.
So personally as far as eye creams go I don’t really believe in a miracle cure for under eye circles or wrinkles unless you’re getting a cosmetic procedure and even most of those are temporary. That being said this eye cream left my under eye very moisturized (even more than the bobbi brown eye cream) which made applying concealer and makeup smoother.
Elemental Essence Mask
This mask has a unique and intense formula that delivers radiant results instantly after use, while reducing existing pigmentation over time for a breathtaking finish.
I have tried so many Korean masks throughout my life time and I can easily say this is the most hydrating mask I’ve ever used. Literally dripping in essence, they do not skimp! I was even surprised that the mask wasn’t insanely large on me as they usually are. It’s personally so moisturizing that when I decide to use this mask I do not use the essence/serum. If it’s during day time and I use the mask, I don’t need to use the cream. It definitely leaves you looking illuminated! I want to add in that this particular mask you don’t have to use every day, so really this routine is 4 steps. I try to use a mask every single day but that’s not something that you have to do.
Saranghae has a 30 day return and refund guarantee, even if the product is used! Now that’s some Sephora quality customer service! Risk free 💞
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I’m definitely not keeping all of this to myself! I want you to try it and fall in love! It’s never too young or old to start taking care of your skin, so here’s your chance.
I’m going to be giving away…
3 Elemental Essence Masks
A Cute Skincare Headband
+ a few mystery beauty goodies
And the rules to be entered are as follows…
✨ must be following the blog
✨ like and comment on this post your current skin concerns
I will be choosing purely at random, winner will be announced on October 13! 👻
giveaway is only available within the US
If you end up on my Instagram (@alattestyle) check out my newest post which shows the products in action, especially the mask! It’s a short video~
To learn more about Saranghae head to http://www.lovesaranghae.com ❤