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Scinic releases water cleanser August 16, 2011





Scinic will be releasing a new product called the Scinic Aqua Cleansing Treatment 아쿠아 클렌징 트리트먼트



This cleanser is a mist- cleanser. It uses Hawaiian Botanical Deep Ocean Water, Aloe Vera to produce a protective layer so the skin doesn’t feel dry after cleansing. After spraying the cleansing mist on your face, use a wet hand to clean your face. It can also be used to remove waterproof products such as mascara, sunblock etc.



This product is free from 5 harsh chemicals – paraben, alcohol, silicone, artificial coloring, benzophenone.




Ecopure releases Anti-aging body products





Danahan’s ECOPURE will be introducing an anti-aging body line called the ECOPURE Peptide Collagen Body line.



The line features the main ingredient , a complex of different peptides ( acetyl hexapeptide, palmitate retinyl, pentapeptide-3, ) which are ingredients proven to slow down the skin’s aging process and keeps it firm.



In addition, it features also 7 ECOCERT-certified organic ingredients : Argan, Witch hazel, Rooibos, Chamomile, Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Lavender to moisturize your skin, and leave it soft and smooth.




The line now has 2 products :




1. Ecopure Peptide Collagen Body Lotion

에코퓨어 펩타이드 콜라겐 바디로션



400ml / 20,000 wons. Contains 84.5% natural ingredients. Keeps your body wrinkle-free, and a soft lilac scent to provide aromatheraphy effects.




2. Ecopure Peptide Collagen Body Cleanser

에코퓨어 펩타이드 콜라겐 바디클렌져



500ml / 15,000 wons. Contains 95.8% natural ingredients. Mild, hypoallergenic foam cleanses your body while keeping it moist.





Etude House introduces Wonder Pore





After the phenomenal Wonder Girls ( a Kpop girl group ), Korea will be introducing another phenomenon called the Wonder Pore ( hehehehe… ). Ok, jokes aside, Etude House will be introducing another summer line ( also another pore line ) called the ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore line.



The ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore line uses the patented ‘Anti Pore-Dex’ complex which features pasqueflower ,western dandelion, chrysanthemum and cypress leaf extracts which deep cleanses pores, control excess sebum secretion , and give you baby skin.



7 in1 total pore solution:


  • Deep cleanses pores

  • Maintain pH 4.5 +/- 1

  • Control a large amount of the sebum

  • Minimize appearance of pores

  • Refines skin tones

  • Keep the elasticity of pores

  • Moisturise inside and outside of skin



6-Free : No parabens, mineral oil, fragrances, artificial coloring, talc,animal derived ingredients



There is 2 products in the line :



1. Etude House Wonder Pore Soda Capsule

세안 시 원더 포어 소다 캡슐



This soda capsule helps remove Demodex. To benefit more from this, soak a ‘mask’ after dissolving the capsule in water.


What is Demodex?


Demodex includes 65 species, two of which inhabit human skin: D. folliculorum and D. brevis.  The rest inhabit basically every other species of mammal: I saw literature on hedgehogs, alpacas, koalas, bears, along with the usual cats and dogs.  They bury themselves head-down into a hair follicle, with their tails sticking up, and feed on dead skin and oils built up in your pores.  That’s right, your pores.  Infants rarely have Demodexspecimens, but almost all elderly people have them.  They are considered the most common human ectoparasite, and 50% of adults harbor these guys.


Demodex mites live inside the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, sucking nutrients from the hair roots and damaging the cell walls. After mating they burrow into the skin, laying eggs, introducing bacteria and infection to the skin. Throughout the five phases of their life cycle, these mites destroy the skin by excreting wastes and secretions, laying eggs and dying within its layers. After death, their corpses become liquid and decompose inside the skin.

Research indicates that human demodex is a conditional-pathogenic parasite. The disorder occurs as the result of a large infestation of demodex mites on the skin, combined with a weakened immune system. The physical, chemical and mechanical stimulation of the skin from the mites can cause the immune system to react in extreme ways. Local allergic inflammation, erythema, papules and pustules are all reactions by the immune system.

The adolescent mite dermatitis and early symptoms of rosacea are frequently misdiagnosed as adolescent acne. A sample study has shown that from people with mite dermatitis (at least 60% of the population), 2.44% have rosacea; 7.56% have acne-like mite dermatitis. (See note 1.) When mite testing and the accorded treatment are not carried out, this condition causes increased damage to the normal health, structure and beauty of the skin. The destruction of the skin becomes more and more severe as the condition persists, leaving the facial skin rough and ugly.
The inflammation will repeatedly occur without timely intervention, correct diagnosis and effective therapy. Pathologic changes to the skin, such as enlarged opening of the hair follicles, widened pores, enlarged and damaged capillaries, hyperplasia of cells and even rhinophyma (growth of the nose and central facial areas) can develop.

Given this, it is not difficult to imagine the extent of the damage that the mites cause.

Source : here & here



2. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener 

세안 후 원더 포어 프레쉬너


This pore freshener / mist  balances the skin’s optimum pH ( 4.5 +/- 1 ) which is the optimum pH to prevent various skin problems. It also protect the pores from the hot summer months.



Purchase Etude House products at I-zakkaya and get 8% off using the code ‘hopein8’ (+ free 1 TonyMoly mask by just using the code)  only for the month of August. Free pickup for those in the Greater Toronto Area.