I’m back on track with my Korean beauty products since the beginning of this year – I’m all over the snail creams this time and testing out a few different ones. I also have some that came in a Beauteque Bag that I haven’t even tried yet.
The technical name for snail slime is “Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates.” SEXY?! Not. Apparently snail slime is a complex mixture of a lot of different chemicals that are great for our skin, including glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides and trace elements including copper, zinc, and iron. Surely this has got to be good right?
I’m also trying out the Korean wash routine – the 10 step bonanza – so I don’t have the time or the patience to do all of it every day, but I do try. I’ll put those products into a seperate post – for now here are the ones I’m using at the moment. I really love to Missha night cream and the Sulwhasoo SPF50 day cream (but I’ve been loving the day cream a bit too much and am running out at the mo!) as they both really feel like they make a big difference.
Currently I’m trying out:
Last week was my birthday and as I steadily roll into my 30’s there’s nothing wrong with taking more and better care of my skin. I refuse to use cheap high-street brands for my skin – especially on my face which is extra-sensitive and regularly has eczema outbreaks.
Anyone who doesn’t know about the amazing properties of coconut oil must has been living under a rock since forever – and now there’s a luxury skincare brand harnessing the beautiful natural powers of coconut oil and combining it with matrikine collagen stimulants – Coco Genix presents the CoCo Genix Pro Collagen Cellular Repair Complex.
So what are these wonderful ingredients and what do they do?
Matrikine Stimulants – Matrikenes are like little messengers that tell your skin to heal and repair itself.
Coconut Oil – this really is the do-it-all ingredient, is there anything it doesn’t do? From moisturising to removing make-up, great for massages and your hair. It’s ultra-hydrating qualities make it an amazing lip balm and cuticle softener and is also an excellent under-eye cream.
Collagen – is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues in animals, making up 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen is what gives healthy skin its plush, elastic and youthful appearance.
Been a week into using the CocoGenix anti-wrinkle cream and collagen cream as well as their anti-gravity eye serum, so it’s still a bit early to be looking for visible results – but so far I’m loving the texture, absorbs quickly & nothing to complain about.