Friday, 2 January 2015

Japanese & Korean Skincare Haul

It's no secret that nobody does beauty and skincare like the Japanese, so for a while now I have been trying to get my hands on a few products. If you are a lover of all things cute and are looking to venture out in the world of skincare, then join me on this haul of all Asian goodness.

 Biore Men's Pore Pack (Black) (Limited Edition) £4.90
When Japanese beauty brand Kao collaborate with Biore- this is what you get. Pore Strips are often always expensive in the UK and aren't as effective. I purchased these Men's Pore Strips in the hope of trying something different, and also wanted a pore strip with a bit more behind it. This product claims to remove blackheads from both the nose and chin AND also contains a "pore tightening formulation". I'm not really sure why the sheets are black- supposedly it's easier to see the effects.

 Shiseido Senka Perfect Oil, £8.46
Shideido is the fourth largest cosmetic company in the world today, and £8.46 for 150ml of 'Perfect' oil- how could not? I read online that the Shiseido Senka Perfect range in Japan, is one of the best-selling skincare lines and takes the fancy of many of the younger generation. The packaging is adorable and durable. This product comes with a working pump and surprisingly has a thin consistency, it can be used dry to remove product from the eyes and face- including anything waterproof! So excited to try this out!

 DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £16.05
This product is definitely one of the more 'available' and well-known Japanese products. It's a little bit more pricey than the other drugstore oils but apparently is well worth it? Like the Senka Perfect Oil, it's a oil based cleanser that is to be used dry and with such a small and natural ingredients list; I think this has potential. It again, is very thin in consistency and the packaging is very simple- almost looks like something you would get from the chemist. 

Etude House Wonder Pore Brush, £5.61
 Etude House is actually a Korean brand, more commonly known for their cute cosmetic range, so when I saw they had a skincare line called 'Wonder Pore'- I couldn't resist! This was sort of a random purchase to fill my basket but I was also on the hunt for a good facial brush. Some might say the packaging is childish but I think it's just beyond cute- only Japanese and Korean beauty brands can get away with shit like this. The facial brush itself is nothing like the abrasive Body Shop brush; it's soft on the skin and has it's own little box to prevent bacteria- thoughtful!

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner (10 in 1), £16.05
So again with the packaging, it's just too cute right? I was very intrigued by this slightly pricey fancy toner because of the 10 in 1 factor, lets go through them shall we? 
  • Balance skin's ideal pH level
  • Refine skin tones
  • Keep the elasticity of pores
  • Remove skin surface's dead skin cells
  • Cleanse pore insides with cooling effect
  • Deep cleanse pores (^^ aren't these the same thing? hmmm)
  • Minimize appearance of pores
  • Control a large amount of sebum
  • Moisturize inside and outside of skin
  • Complete smooth glass-like texture (what does that even mean?)
Despite not wanting my skin to look like glass this product has had some really good to average reviews online, so I thought why not? From looking at the ingredients list it's definitely not comparable to my natural LUSH Cosmetics toner and has a very considerable amount of alcohol in it (wouldn't recommend for sensitive skin types). Mixed opinions on this product, but can't wait to try it!

Hope you all enjoy this post from me; keeping it short and sweet! Anyone that knows me, knows how obsessed I am with Japanese culture and products so I am extremely excited to be sharing this with you guys! If you have tried any of these products let me know what you think of them, or if you have any other Asian skincare/ make-up product faves comment down below!



  1. Looks really good can't wait to hear what you think of of them all. I've tried the DHC wasn't a massive fan to me it seemed like they just repackaged olive oil haha!!

  2. ahh that's such a bummer! Read some really good reviews and I like that the oils are so much thinner then they are here- not too heavy on the skin!

  3. A nice haul. Looking forward to read your reviews :)

    1. Well so far I am loving the Perfect Oil- it removes every inch of make-up! Thank you for reading x