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UPDATED : Introducing Coway’s Re:nk (Try It!) April 30, 2011



Re : Nk is a luxury Korean brand by Woongjin Coway, a korean company which are known for their water and air purifiers. Woongjin Coway launched Re-Nk in 2010. Re-Nk isn’t Coway’s first cosmetic brand – they sold off Coreana Cosmetics Co. Ltd in 1999, and re-entered the Korean cosmetics market with Re:Nk.

What exactly dooes Re:Nk stands for ? It stands ‘Rebirth of New Skin’ and ‘Revolution of New Knowledge’ which gives an impression of cutting-edge biotechnology cosmetic brand.

Re-Nk currently boasts 40 patented ingredients, which is substantially higher than an average of 3-4 patents for other brands in their markers. Nanotechnology is also applied to their products to ensure maximum absorption of potent ingredients into the cells of the skin.

The core component of the brand is the ‘EnerCell’ developed by the company’s in-house technology.  The ‘EnerCell’ has dual-capsule structure, of which outer capsule helps the component be absorbed into skin and inner capsule is decomposed in the skin to provide cell with energy.

They have also sought the help of designer Federico Restrepo which has done the packaging design for many other cosmetic brands such as Origins, Phytomer, Clarins, Enprani and Decleor.


The spokesperson is none other than the beautiful Ko Hyun Jung, a reputable Korean actress which has acted in many hit series such as Dae Mul, Queen Seon Duk.

Product Lines

1. Re:NK Homme


The ‘Re:NK HOMME’ was created by long-time research on cutting-edge life science technology, which helps men tone up their facial feature and vitalize tired skin by providing vital energy.

A core component of this product is the ‘EnerCell’ developed by the company’s in-house technology. The ‘EnerCell’ has dual-capsule structure, of which outer capsule helps the component be absorbed into skin and inner capsule is decomposed in the skin to provide cell with energy.

The ‘Re:NK HOMME’ line-up consists of three kinds of products ; ‘Moisturizing cream’, ‘Moisturizing lotion’ and ‘Dual effect cleansing foam’. These products have features of aiding to skin rejuvenation, and keeping up resilient skins. Also, they strengthen men’s self defense capability of damaged skins with detox function, suppress sebum with ‘hybrid sebum control system’, and keep up moisture.

Meanwhile, a world-class designer ‘Federico Restrepo’, well-known as the ‘Burberry perfume’ and ‘Clarins cosmetics’ designer, participated in the development of these products. Package designs of these products were inspired by the glacier floating in the Arctic Ocean. It was shaped to clean water and refreshing ice with optimized feeling of grip.

2.  Re-NK Cell Luminous Whitening Line

Launched last month, this whitening line is an upgraded and renewed version of their previous whitening line.

Fundamental skin whitening by the ‘EnerWhite TM’, an ingredient developed by independent technology.

Introducing the idea from skin whitening of Ko, Hyun-jung, the company’s ad model.

These products help users’ skin be shown naturally by the EnerWhite™, a whitening ingredient developed by independent technology, and the EnerCell™ ingredient.

The EnerWhite™ is a core ingredient to accentuate the whitening effect by fundamentally preventing the creation of melanin, which was developed after five years of research at the Woongjin Coway Cosmetics Research Center. The inhibition effect of melanin of this ingredient exceeds 200 multiples over arbutin, an existing whitening ingredient. This ingredient also makes it possible to fundamentally whiten users’ skin by inhibiting the movement and maturity of existing melanin. Clinical research institutes have verified that it has excellent skin whitening effect more than two times than existing ingredients.

The Cell Luminous Real White Line was developed to maximize whitening effect by three steps of whitening, recycling and moisturizing. Through the first step, the EnerWhite™ prevents the creation of melanin and inhibits their movement fundamentally. It also provides solutions against black, red and yellow spots. After that, the EnerCell™ helps moisturize skin.

It is worthy of notice that the idea from skin whitening of Ko, Hyun-jung, the company’s ad model for Re:NK, was applied to this product. She has actively participated in the product development meeting and shared her ideas and know-how about skin whitening.

In particular, the idea stemmed from the question why the whitening should be considered with the same criteria even though everyone has different skin colors. She has unique concept about skin whitening method that it should help users find their own brightest skin light by filling lights under the skin, which was applied to this product.

Woo-Tae Lee, head of cosmetics marketing headquarter of Woongjin Coway, said, “We successfully developed the EnerWhite™ after our sincere research efforts for a long time, which will suggest a new criterion of future skin whitening.”

For those of you who are interested in trying out the brand, here is a link to the trial kit : 

3. Re-NK Time Lab Wrinkle Energy Line


This is a wrinkle line which features their key ingredient Bio Cell Activator which helps ease wrinkles and slowly makes them disappear. Contains real diamond in formulation too!

For those of you interested in trying out the Time Lab line, here is the link : 

4. Re-NK Skin Renew Line

This line activates the skin’s natural repair system to help strength the skin. This line uses a fermentation process. Transform tired, dull skin into healthy, clear skin.

5. Re-NK Face Up Line

Consist of three products – serum, cream and mask. Contains natural derived peptides that helps lifts and provides resilience to your skin.

6. Re-NK Extra Moisture Line


This is a line that helps moisturize the dry skin.

7. Re-NK Essential Moisture Line


This is a basic moisture line. It features two types of toner and emulsion. One for normal to dry skin, and the other for oily combination.


Coreana releases luxury anti aging Ja In Cream





Coreana Cosmetics will be releasing a herbal premium anti-aging cream called the ‘Ja In Bullo Cream’ 자인불로크림  ( directly translated as the ‘fire cream’ ) which is said to be able to extend the life of skin cells and slowers down the fundamental causes of aging by healing the cells.

Of course, the highlight of the cream is the extracts from the crowberry plant, a plant which is said to be able to regenerate and grow itself even after being destroyed by fire. Using cell culture techniques, the stem cells of rare ginseng root and crowberry plant are carefully extracted to preserve it’s potency in the cream.

Crowberry extracts has never been used in a cosmetic product before until the release of Clarin’s Super Restorative Redefining Body Care for Adbomen and Waist.

In the lab, crowberry has proven itself anti-MMP, inhibiting the enzymes responsible for collagen breakdown and limiting the expansion of abdominal fat cells.

Coreana is using this ability of the crowberry extract to inhibit the enzymes responsible for collagen breakdown of the skin, therefore ‘prolonging’ the life span of cells.

In addition, soybeans, and many other herbal chinese medicinal plants are blended together in the formula to nourish the skin and as well as to prevent the oxidation of the active ingredients of this cream.

Sounds exquisite doesn’t it? It certainly doesn’t come cheap. Selling at 350,000 wons for 50ml .. you can find a good deal at Gmarket for 216,000 wons.

Click on the photo below to purchase it :


CNP Laboratory Blemish Dual Spot April 29, 2011

Filed under: CNP Laboratory — Hope In A Blog @ 3:09 pm




Up-n-Coming skincare brand, CNP Laboratory, has released a new product for the blemish acned skin, called the CNP Blemish Dual Spot.

It is a dual product which consist of two compartments – a Spot solution to quickly calm down acne, blemishes and red spots and acts as an antiseptic and a concealer, to cover it up!

Paraben, fragrance, and artificial color free – the CNP Dual Blemish Spot features the Anti Blemish Complex which features licorice extracts, tea tree oil to soothe irritation, and control of excess sebum.

The product is portable and can be easily brought anywhere you want! It acts in 24 hours to help sooth and calm down your acne spots.

They are having a promotion for their launch – a 10% so your best time to try it if you are interested! Smile 

Search for CNP 블레미쉬 듀얼 스팟 on Gmarket !



Etude House expands and cash in on their Dr. Lash line



Etude House are cashing in on their best-selling item of 2010, the Dr Lash Ampoule,  and now they are expanding the line with a few new products!

The Dr. Lash line features the ‘Dr. Lash Complex’ patented ingredient which features aloe vera, ginseng, black bean extract, panthenol, natural herbal ingredients and vitamins to stimulate lash growth and also to protect them.

These 4 products are to be devided into day and night use.

Day Use :

1) Etude House Dr Lash Essence-Cara 닥터 에센스 라이너

Mascara that functions as a mascara as well as a lash-lengthening product.

2) Etude House Dr Lash Essence Liner 닥터 래쉬 에센스 메이크업 라인

Eye liner that also has lash-lengthening properties.

Night Use :

1) Etude House Dr Lash Essence Remover 닥터래쉬 에센스 마스카라

To remove your mascara and eye liner enriched with the Dr.Lash complex.

2) Etude House Dr Lash Ampoule 닥터래쉬 에센스 리무버

The infamous product of 2011! To be used at night to focus on the damage of the eyelashes, giving it nutrition to give you long healthy eye lashes.


Lotree introduceds ‘Marble stone’ pact





Lotree, a relatively new and upcoming cosmetic company, known for their BB Creams, will be releasing their new product for 2011 called the ‘Designing all that MarbleStone’ Pact. (okayy…. what a name?)

This ‘Marble Pact’ is actually a face highlighter powder. It is a combination of pink,white,beige,peach,and colored pearls to brighten up and illuminate your entire skin, transforming it into the superstar porcelain skin.

The product is set to retail at 42,000 wons but there is a launching promotion at the moment, and it will be sold for 21,000 for a limited time ( probably till May ) so hurry up and head over to their Gmarket page : here



VoV releases their own version of the sun powder–AN UV Sun clear powder spf 50+


Sun powders have been a huge hit this year in Korea, and a lot of Korean companies are releasing their own version of the Sun powder.

VoV has recently released their own version of the Sun Powder called the AN UV Sun Clear Powder Sun Care SPF 50 PA +++

The sun powder blocks UVB and UVA rays while covering up blemishes, pores, acne. It also uses pearl powder to brighten up the skin tone and is free of parabens and artificial coloring.

In addition, it also includes ECOCERT certified organic Olive Oil to moisturize the skin.

To purchase , search for AN UV 선 클리어 파우더 on Gmarket.


UPDATED! : Laneige releases water supreme Makeup Line–Foundation, Primer and Pact April 28, 2011





Laneige will be releasing a new product called the Supreme Water Foundation 워터 수프림 파운데이션 35ml / 38,000 wons.

1) Laneige Supreme Water Foundation

Using optimal mineral water, the foundation supplies hydration to the water-deprived cells, moisturizing them, while covers up imperfections.

The texture of the foundation is very light and refreshing, therefore, no fear of a thick cakey finish!

The end product ? Hydrated, radiant, perfect natural looking skin.

Comes in 3 colours – True Beige, Natural Beige and Sand Beige!

Product Benefits

1. Watery Light Texture
The watery and refreshing lightweight Aqua Texture eliminates the infamous heavy and sticky texture of foundation and quickly spreads on the skin with a refreshing feeling.
Also, Moisture Droplets, the stabilized moisturizing factors, pull in moisture for your skin to shine with moisture, not oil.

2. Supreme Moisture
Optimal Mineral Water and 3D Hydra Technology form a protective barrier to hold in moisture and leaves the skin supple and free of dryness all day long.

3. Thin Layer
With its light and spreading texture, it is much thinner and lighter than any other foundation and feels as comfortable as your natural skin.

how to use

1. Use after makeup base.

2. Shake well before use and apply an appropriate amount on fingertip to spread evenly, starting with the broadest part of your face.

3. Apply a little more foundation where you need extra coverage and pad with fingertips.

Sneak Peak :







Not only that, there is also the Make Up Base / Primer and the Powder Pact from the Water Supreme Makeup Series!


2) Water Supreme Primer Base SPF15 PA+ 워터 수프림 프라이머 베이스 SPF15 PA+

Water Supreme Primer Base SPF15 PA+

A primer base with the supple Aqua Texture to smoothen the surface of skin as moisturizing primer and prepares it for foundation with moisture coating.

Product Benefits

1. Smooth Texture Free of Pores and Wrinkles
Deep Dimension Water smoothly refines the surface of skin and fills the skin with the suppleness and plumpness of moisture coating to prepare your skin for makeup.

2. Supreme Moisture
Optimal Mineral Water and 3D Hydra Technology form a protective barrier to hold in moisture and retains moisture all day long on the bottommost layer of makeup.

3. Natural Skin Correction
Subtle and natural color does not alter the tone of your foundation, while enhancing your natural complexion.

how to use

1. Use after foundation.

2. Release an appropriate amount onto puff and apply from the broader areas of face.
Use remaining amount on puff to press on eye area and nose.

Sneak Peak ( Credits to qorgkss ) :




3) Water Supreme Finishing Pact SPF25 PA++ 워터 수프림 피니싱 팩트 SPF25 PA++

Water Supreme Finishing Pact SPF25 PA++

A clear finishing pact that applies smoothly and evenly for moisture-enriched skin.

Product Benefits

1. Stable Attachment
The hexagonal Honey Crystal Powder stably attaches to your skin and forms an even layer to cover up the blemishes and appear as if your makeup is done by a professional.

2. Non-dry Finish
3D Hydra Technology forms a protective layer to retain the suppleness of moisturizing foundation and leaves the skin smooth and clear without dryness.

3. Bright and Clear Skin
Water Luminous Powder, a type of mineral powder that mimics the reflection of light on the surface of water, embraces the skin with the clean and clear radiance of water.

how to use

1. Use after makeup base or foundation.

2. Apply an appropriate amount on puff and spread in the following order: cheeks – forehead – nose – chin.

For smaller areas, such as eyes, lips, and nostrils, fold puff in half and gently and carefully press with the remaining amount of powder.

Sneak Peak ( Credits to qorgkss ):






UPDATED! : Sooryehan releases the Bicheak Soomil line


Sooryehan has recently released a new line called the Bichaek Soomil line which consists of 4 products :

1. Sooryehan Bicheal Soomil Gel Cream 수려한비책수밀젤크림

2. Sooryehan Bicheal Soomil Cream 수려한비책수밀크림

3. Sooryehan Bicheal Soomil Blemish Balm Cream 수려한비책수밀비비크림

4. Sooryehan Bicheal Soomil Essence 수려한비책수밀에센스

This line aims to improve the skin’s elasticity and provides deep hydration to the skin.

Houttuynia, licorice, herbacea and gold are the 4 main ingredients in this line. These 4 ingredients reinforce skin’s elasticity and keeps skin moist and hydrated.

Here is a sneak preview of the cream (thanks to Supia) :













Hannule to release Hydration line–GoGyeol Soo line






Just a few days after LG’s Sooryehan announced it’s released of their own Hydration line ( check out the news here ) , looks like Amore Pacific’s Hannule will be following right away. The line will be called the Hannule Hanyul GoGyeol Soo line.

There hasn’t been any official statements yet, but this line will be introduced in early May, so here’s an exclusive for all Hope In A Blog readers.

Currently, only the cream has surfaced and looks like it will be a huge hit as it has had good early pre-debut reviews compared to the Sooryehan’s new hydration cream.

We’ll update when more details and news surface but if you’re ever interested in purchasing it on Gmarket, here is the word : 한율 고결수 크림.


Here is a sneak preview ( Thanks to Supia!) :







Lioele Vita Shake Pack

Filed under: Lioele — Hope In A Blog @ 9:08 am





Korean cosmetics company are getting really creative with their products! Introducing the Lioele’s Vita Shake Pack.

This is a wash off mask, which is packaged in from of a ‘fruit shake’ and contains 6 different flavours. Each ‘fruit shake’ contains 5ml x 20 mini masks and is convenient to bring around. They even have fruit grains in their mask!

The 6 shake flavours are Cranberry ( Vitamin C ), Apple & Mango ( Vitamin A ) , Kiwi ( Vitamin K ), Blueberry ( Vitamin B ),  Lemon ( Vitamin C), and lastly Papaya ( Vitamin K + E ).

The masks can be mixed together, or used according to your mood and needs of the day. Contains a phyto-soothing complex which features flower extracts that soothes the skin.



Check out the photos below :