Hey guys ! I know it’s a bit late to do so but i have been so crazy busy that i really didn’t have much time to make such a post … but .. better late than never , right ? ;p
I thought it would be nice to make a post about some of my current favorite items but you should already know most of them 🙂 those are really moisturizing products that will help keep your skin well hydrated and protect it from the harsh winter .. (why 9 ? i don’t know .. hehe)
- Cleansing foam – Benton Honest Cleansing Foam
It’s really moistfull even after cleansing. It doesn’t give me any skin stimulation. Bubble is really mild. It’s a bit hard to make good bubble for cleansing so I use this cleansing foam with bubble ball/bubble maker(Innisfree bubble ball).
- Skin care – Clio Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil
This “Water oil” is the BEST item among this winter season to me. My skin type is combination which is easily dry and oily. This water oil is just right for my skin! I use this water oil after toner. When I apply this I try to massage my face to lift my skin. It’s not too rich as you would think of a water oil. It’s really more like water but it keeps moisture of inner skin well. It’s light and watery giving it a really deep moisture like oil. You can use this water oil as skin or serum/essence. Just after cleansing or toner 🙂
- Skin care – Innisfree Canola Honey Oil
I don’t use oil that much usually but in winter, it’s like a “HAVE TO” use item. Sharp winter wind tear my skin so easily. This oil seems like making a barrier for my skin. It covers the skin well and keep it well moistured. It’s really easy to have a glossy skin look after applying this oil.
Since my skin is a bit oily I use this oil with my moisture cream. When I apply my moisture cream, I put few drops on the cream and mix well and then apply it on face. If you have normal or dry skin, then you can just apply this oil well and then put cream.
- Rich cream – Banila co Ms Flower Mr Honey Cream
Maybe some people recognize that I just fell in love with honey, haha.
When weather goes to minus degree (and trust me… that happens so often in Korea.. ), my skin cannot handle with only moisture skin+facial oil. I need richer cream to keep strong moisture barrier to protect my skin . This Banila co Ms Flower Mr Honey Cream is really really rich. I would say it’s more like a balm than a cream. It melts on the warm hands well so when I apply this cream, I take some with spatula within the package and I melt it with my hands first. (you can see that i almost finished my cream there … hehe :p )
And then apply on the face with light massage. It smells just like honey! love it so much !
Whenever I’m quite tired to open my sleeping pack, I just apply a lot of this cream and sleep.
For a tip, just after applying this cream, it may not be easy to put skin makeup products. You may need to wait a bit before. To make the process faster, you can cover your face with your palms to help :))
5. Lip care – Aritaum Ginger Sugar Lip Scrub& Overnight Lip Mask
This two Lip care set is so good! In winter, I easily have dead skin on my lips (same as a lot of people I suppose) . But I cannot just ignore this dead skin because this is the enemy of lip color makeup especially lip sticks, otherwise your lips with look flaky and well.. just not nice 😉 . So during the cleansing, I wet my lips with warm water and then scrub with this Ginger Sugar scrub. It helps me to remove dead skin so easily and it smells good! I can wear my lip sticks/tint everyday due to this scrub 🙂
Scrubbingis really important but moisturizing is also really important. It’s like a pair of shoes. If goes just so well together ;D
Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask is more for night care. Of course you can also use this as normal lip balm. I love this lip mask because there is no fragrance and color ingredients in this lip mask. Other lip mask/balm has their own flowery or sweet fragrance and it really doesn’t help me sleep. But this lip mask doesn’t bother my sleep.
6. Moist cushion – Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion/Etude Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion
I am big fan of every cushion items! hehe
Lately, I try using the Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion or the Etude Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion in winter. After I use Banila co CC Cushion as base makeup, I apply one of these two cushions. I think these cushions have a bit more moisture than the other cushions 🙂 especially the Innisfree one (but well .. The Hera UV MIST CUSHION ULTRA MOISTURE SPF34 would still be a bit better – more expensive though )
7. Hand cream – Mamonde warm hand cream
This is Jojoba oil based hand cream but it’s not just a normal moisturizing hand cream. After apply this hand cream, hands become warmer as well !! haah . Its thermal(mineral water) complex helps warm my hands. I always put this hand cream next to my door so just before I go out, I apply this hand cream and rub&massage in the elevator. And another one is always in my pouch 🙂
8. Body – Illi Total Aging Care Body Oil
This body oil is already popular. It includes ginseng, green tea and camellia oil complex to vitalize, anti-age and moisturize skin. After Shower, my body is still a bit wet, I apply this oil with my palms. It’s always good to start from legs. It helps lift our body skin and stimulate body lymph. When I need to wear my clothes and go out, I wash my body with water again and then remove water with soft towel carefully. (pat gently with a towel to remove water from your body , it’s better for your skin to dry yourself this way ;D)
For a little tip for you, I apply body oil to elbow and knee again after shower. Those are really easy to get hurt in winter. And especially tights and legs because I love to wear skirts 🙂
9. Sleeping pack – Sulwhasoo overnight pack
I love to use the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack as everybody knows but I also love using the Sulwhasoo Overnight pack for winter. It’s a bit richer and it really holds my facial skin during night. I always use sleeping pack especially in winter because my body can hide from the cold air during night but not my face!
hope you will get a better Winter ;p