This product used to be called 'Inner Beauty Powder' and we have carried it for some time. Now renamed 'Glow', and still packed with 24 skin loving super foods - as well as one newbie, 'Maqui Berry' - they make your skin look amazing from the inside out. bb MD Sarah loves this stuff, and it seems you do too - we had totally sold out, but we now have it back in stock...
Since we sampled this product in our September box, it has been flying off our shelves. What I love about AKN, is it’s a wonderful for a spot treatment if you just have a couple of breakouts every now and then, or you can use it every day if you are prone to frequent spots.
Sun damage is one of the major causes of ageing and pigmentation! The damage that we do to our skin in the course of a day out in the sun can build up and cause premature ageing and an uneven skin tone. You should never neglect to wear sunscreen, even in winter, but now that it is heating up, you really need to ensure that sunscreen is part of your everyday skincare routine. I know it seems like an extra step, but trust me when you get older, you will thank me. The damage we do to our skin in our teens and twenties really starts to show in your 30’s, so please, wear sunscreen every day. Make it part of your routine, or if you like to keep things simple, chose a moisturiser with sunscreen such as Shady Lady, or a BB cream that has sun protection like Erborian. Tip - If you drive a lot, use sunscreen on the backs of your hands to avoid pigmentation or 'old lady hands' when you get older!
If you read Beauty Desk regularly, you will know I have a slight obsession with Korean and Japanese Skincare. I believe that they have some of the best brands in the world, and I can often be heard bemoaning how difficult it is to get some of these cult brands here in Australia. Well, lucky for me (which means lucky for you too) we have teamed up with a Korean company that have some amazing brands, which means we will have access to the latest innovative beauty brands direct from Korea! I know, amazing right?! We did it once before, by bringing you Erborian BB cream, literally straight off the plane from Korea, and we have done it again! This is the hottest product out of Korea and is already a best seller for our sisters in beauty over at bellabox Singapore.
Skinmiso is a nose pore beauty pack. Oh I know you are thinking about the ones that were really popular in the 90’s - the ones that felt like you were ripping half your nose off - but wasn’t it satisfying to see the gunk on that strip? Skinmiso does the same thing, but in a much gentler way. Enlarged pores are caused by dead skin cells and excess sebum in the pore, so Skinmiso’s first step dissolves all these using plant extracts. Much kinder to the skin than ripping them out! This step does tingle a bit, as the ingredients are quite active, so do remove it if it gets uncomfortable. The second step is calming and contracting, contrary to popular belief you can’t close the pores but you can minimise their appearance.
Although I don’t suffer from blackheads, I do find at the end of winter after months of plastering on my moisturiser, the pores around my nose and cheeks can be a little enlarged. After one treatment of Skinmiso, they had reduced and my skin looked smoother. My friend who gets severe blackheads raved about Skinmiso and demanded that I get him a supply immediately. I should mention that I took this product away with me on a weekend getaway with 6 gay men and I made them all try one! We were all sitting at the table with a glass of wine and a pore pack on, hilarious!
PSY - not the only famous thing to come out of Korea this year!
Are the Skinmiso Nose Pore Beauty Packs something you'd like to try? Have you ever used any other Korean skincare before? Let us know!