Hello My Loves and welcome back!
If you’ve been hanging around my blog or any one of my social sites then you know I love not only fashion, but beauty as well. And the fact that I’m pushing 35 also means that I’m looking for skin care that’s going to make me look 21 again. I’ve always struggled with skin issues. When I was in my teens I had really bad acne, which in turn, left me with acne scars. My birth control, and my love of the beach (and sun) left me with hyper pigmentation on my upper lip and under my eyes. Not to mention the everyday factors of stress, and free radicals…you get where I’m going with this. Recently I was gifted the Saranghae Skincare System to test and review, so here we go.
I’ve tried a lot of products over the years, but was just recently introduced to the Korean Beauty Line, Saranghae Skincare. Saranghae actually means ‘I Love You” in Korean, and boy do I love the cleanser. The Saranghae Skincare Kit claims to Heal + Regenerate+ Protect your skin from all the factors I’ve mentioned above. So you can see why I jumped at the chance to try this line.
Now, if you don’t know Korean Skincare has been a huge trend in the beauty industry for the past couple of years. Why? You ask. The answer is simple, it’s because Korean’s have amazingly glowy skin , which they achieve through a unique regimen. The routine is a bit more extensive than what you’re probably doing now (involving up to 10 steps or more), which can seem a little daunting at first. This whole process is about helping you to achieve a healthy, radiant glow from within and the results are worth it in the long run.
The Saranghae Complete 5 Step Bundle Which includes:
- Nourishing + Moisturizing Cleanser
- Deep Radiance Essence + Serum
- Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream
- Focus Renewal Eye Cream
- Elemental Essence Mask (6 Masks)
At first glance the products seem just like every other beauty product you see on the shelves, except they are packaged beautifully. They are sleek and modern in the navy blue and silver bottles and a chic addition to your vanity. Two words that come to mind when I think of these products are luxurious and very reasonably priced. Let me break it down for you product-by-product.
#1 The Nourishing + Moisturizing Cleanser:
This is by far my favorite product of the line it makes my skin feel incredibly soft and hydrated. It’s made with 2 of the world’s most luxurious ingredients: Truffle Extract & Gold (yes, real Gold!). This cleansing formula combines the deep pore cleansing power of an oil cleanser with the effective make-up removal of a foam cleanser.
#2 Deep Radiance Essence + Serum
The Deep Radiance Essence + Serum is amazing because it delivers crucial nutrients like antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins directly to your skin. It’s made with 10% Phellinus Linteus (Sang Hwang) mushroom extract, plant-based placenta, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The Deep Radiance Essence + Serum works hard to efficiently heal & regenerate your skin at every moment of every day. After using this for 30 days my skin is more clear and has even toned.
#3 Focus Renewal Eye Cream
The eye cream is also made with Phellinus Linteus (Sang Hwang) Mushroom Extract, adenosine, vitamin B3, elastin and collagen. All these ingredients in the Renewal Eye Cream help to diminish wrinkles, visibly lift and firm and brighten the appearance of dark circles around the eyes. Although nothing will make your lines disappear for good, mine are less noticeable.
#4 Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream
The Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream will decrease the formation of free radicals and reduce damage due to oxidative stress. It contains a powerful but natural blend of antioxidants, amino acids and regenerative peptides deliver amazingly smooth, supple skin. It claims that with consistent use, you can expect to see a decrease in age spots, redness and visible signs of aging. I did test this product for a month, and have yet to see any difference in the discoloration on my face.
#5 Elemental Essence Masque (6pc)
Fortified with CoQ10 and Hyaluronic Acid, the Elemental Essence Mask provides a luxurious look and feel to your skin. This unique and intense formula delivers radiant results instantly after use, while reducing existing pigmentation over time for a breathtakingly beautiful finish. This is the one product i haven’t tried yet. Saranghae recommends that you use the whole system for a couple of weeks before you use the masks.
Overall, I think this product is a great starter set if you want to dive into the Korean Skincare craze. The products are luxurious and affordable. Honestly, I’ll be using the cleanser for as long as they make it,. Yes, it’s that good! Having only a month of full use under my belt, I’m not really impressed with the results. My hyper pigmentation is still present and doesn’t look any lighter. My skin does look brighter and more even toned though. I think I need to try this for a little longer to see if the full benefit is really there. The 5 piece kit retails for $159 dollars which is a steal for all of the products. The cleanser alone is $40. If you sign up for the membership option then the price is $139.
With the Holidays quickly approaching this would make a great gift for your mom, your bestie, or even yourself.