The sun is finally shining in the UK, for how long, I don’t know but time will tell. Whether it will rain or shine, we’re all in need of a skincare routine switch-up that’s more appropriate for Summer and to tackle the effects of humidity. In light of this new season, I have 6 Korean skincare products to introduce you to, which aim to balance all skin types to find a medium between sufficient moisture retention and allowing our skin to produce just the right amount of natural moisturising factors to keep the skin barrier healthy and well-functioning.
All of the products I’m going to discuss are from online retailer Jee And Ju – the Korean cosmetics specialists based in London. Jee And Ju have a simple motto: “Enjoy Your True Beauty!”. They firmly believe that everyone and anyone can feel confident with or without makeup when their skin is healthy, well-cared for and when you have a consistent self-care routine in place. And so, they always carefully select Korean skincare products which best reflect their motto, ensuring that the products they stock optimise skin health and aren’t all entirely for cosmetic purposes nor gimmicky. You’ll be glad to know that they only use recyclable packaging.
At Jee And Ju, you can discover facial cleansers, ampoules, sheet masks, and more for each and every skin type and concern. There you can find brands including Benton, Cosrx, Petitfee, Sioris, Coxir, Missha, JMsolution, The Face shop, Holika Holika, A’pieu, Etude (formerly ‘Etude House’), and The Saem. They also have a range of body and haircare products also from leading Korean brands.
Why not take a look at that these popular summer skincare essentials at Jee And Ju?…
Missha Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron Peeling Gel – £13.90
A gentle and mild exfoliator packed with 10 types of Hyaluronic acid to chemically exfoliate skin without causing inner or outer dehydration. AHA extracted from various fruits help to reveal a brighter complexion when used up to twice per week, and breaks down impurities. Unlike physicals exfoliators, this peeling gel doesn’t contain any harsh particles. When applied in a circular motion the peeling gel with ‘ball up’ – these are not dead skin cells, but carbomer and cellulose binding together as fibres as a by-product of impurities, sebum and some water which they attract.
This peeling gel rinses of easily with lukewarm water, leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and contributes to achieving a ‘translucent’ complexion. As with any type of exfoliant you should follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to properly protect skin.
Missha Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron Cleansing Water Wipes – £5.90
These no-rinse cleansing wipes are from the same Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron line as the peeling gel I just discussed. They’re drenched in a cleansing water solution which effectively wipes away stubborn makeup and excess sebum whilst replenishing skin with essential moisture. In comparison to most other cleaning wipes, these do not leave skin feeling deprived of hydration or natural skin oils. Your skin will not feel uncomfortably ‘squeaky clean’ with these handy wipes. The cleansing water additionally holds plenty of soothing and skin-friendly ingredients which aim to calm and protect skin upon the removal of debris, makeup and so on.
A pack contains 30 wipes, 1 is enough to remove the majority of your makeup and other impurities in preparation for double cleansing with a oil cleanser followed by a water based cleanser. These wipes count as one part of evening cleansing, although they are good for refreshing skin during the daytime. In the Summertime, you may like to use these wipes to remove ‘cakey’ makeup and sunscreen so that you can reapply those products more smoothly.
Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Gel Mask Pack – £14.50
This is best described as a sleeping mask/overnight treatment to further deliver and lock-in moisture after using other products within the Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid line. This leave-on mask is helpful for severely dry skin types with a skin texture that is rough or flaky, and have these symptoms that persist even into the warmer months of the year. On the other hand, it is even beneficial for combination/oily skin which are most unbalanced during extreme changes in weather conditions.
An appropriate amount will restore plumpness back into depleted skin types, and leave the surface of skin feeling softer and dewier by morning. As it is a leave-on treatment for skin, you don’t necessarily have to rinse off any remaining residue in the morning after use in the evening. Sweeping a toner pad over your face in the morning will remove any dust from the surface of skin, without counteracting the hydrating effects of the gel mask pack. Once again, this gel pack works particularly well when stored in a cold fridge for at least 20 minutes before application.
Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule – £14.90
Essentially, this is a moisture rich ampoule created to alleviate skin dryness of the outer and inner layers of skin. The hyaluronic acid and plant extract complex work in unison to rejuvenate and hydrate skin – hydration which will last all day/night. Aloe vera greatly contributes to the watery-gel viscosity of this ampoule, forming a smooth to-the-touch moist texture and finish which absorbs quickly to the source of skin’s dehydration.
Due to the lightweight nature of this ampoule, and the way it doesn’t add any oils to skin, makes it appropriate for all skin types and for use all year round. It doesn’t coax excessive sebum production or irritate sensitive/irritable skin. It’s encouraged that you refrigerate products like this during the Summertime to amplify the skin cooling and soothing benefits.
Sioris Time is Running Out Mist – £17
This Vegan mist excels at revitalising dry/dehydrated skin with long-lasting moisture. It has a low-pH level and helps balance skin’s moisture to oil ratio. This mist is versatile in the fact that it can be used as a toner, as a mist to top-up on moisture throughout the day or as a concentrated essence. No wonder why it was Sioris’ most widely sold product last year! It formulated with 78% organic fruit water and enriched with Green Plum or Yuja/Yuzu (depending on the season) to deliver essential nutrients to your skin which are necessary for promoting the natural functions of skin.
As a bi-phase facial mist, it has a oil based component (30%) and a water based solution (70%). This ratio is what enables the mist to retain and nourish skin for extensive periods of time, unlike mineral water mists which mostly evaporate and do not manage to entirely seep into skin. As the concentration of seed, nut, flower, and fruit oils by far doesn’t exceed 50% of the mist’s contents it possesses powerful skin rebalancing qualities as opposed to saturating skin with heavy oils that can be difficult to soak into skin. You can trust that this bi-phase mist won’t block pores and cause breakouts to oily skin.
Sioris Make it Bright Sheet Mask – £4.50
An innovative, eco-friendly sheet mask with skin brightening and soothing functions. The sheet itself is made from eucalyptus to form a highly absorbent sheet which lays flatly, and adheres closely to skin to thoroughly deliver the the skin-loving key ingredients within the essence. The essence/serum of this sheet mask includes Centella Asiatica, broccoli, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Ginseng callus culture extracts. Although it’s star ingredient which largely contributes to the lightweight and refreshing essence, is 73% organic seasonal plum water full of essential vitamins and minerals sourced from Gwangyang, Korea.
You’ll most definitely appreciate this mask at the end of a hot Summer’s day. It’s a kind-to-you, and Earth-loving product which encapsulates only the best from nature’s harvest in peak season for optimal freshness, and doesn’t have any needless inclusions. This mask is free from parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance and additives. It’s also recyclable!
We’ve come to the end of this mini haul and review, but there plenty of other fantastic products you can take a look at on Jee And Ju’s website and social media pages:
Jee And Ju ship within the UK and Europe. Make sure to check out the ‘customer care’ section located at the bottom of their website for more specific details regarding shipping and delivery, and how to get 15% off your first order.
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