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A.C Care Bee Venom skincare hits gold in Japan September 30, 2011








The snail cream craze hit Japan last year after the popularity of It’s Skin Prestige D’escargot Cream.. and now the Bee Venom is starting to create an impact in the local Japanese cosmetics market.



The A.C Care Water Essence was ranked no.1 last week in Japan’s most reputable and famous cosmetics website – – a huge recognition! The serum is ranked at number 4 in the serum section just behind Lancome and Helena Rubinstein , the BB Cleanser ranked at no.2, and in the cream section it is ranked no.1 !



A.C Care has been very well received and popular in Korea, and it’s wonderful that the brand is doing really well in Japan! Have you tried the products from A.C Care and love it as much as Japan does?


The Saem releases Asses Milk body care line







The Saem will releasing a new body care based on donkey/ass’s milk called The Saem Petit Milk line 쁘띠 밀크 .


Inspired by Nero and Cleopatra which used to bathe themselves in donkey/ass’s milk to achieve tender, supple skin. The milk contains essential fatty acids and various minerals and vitamins ( A,C,E ) to nourish the skin. The line will consist of 3 products – a body lotion, body wash and body mist.


Happy Bath releases Premium baby Care Line






Amore Pacific’s Happy Bath will be releasing a premium organic baby care line called the Amore Pacific Bio Bebe line 해피바스 비오베베 which will consists of 9 products.


The premium organic baby line will be free from 10 harsh chemicals , contains 99% natural derived ingredients, hypoallergenic and is dermatologically tested. Will be available in supermarkets October onwards.


VoV releases snail BB cream






VoV’s Snail line – Es:Pair will be releasing a BB Cream called the VoV Es:Pair Snail Cover BB Cream 보브 에스페어 스네일 커버 비비크림



The Snail BB Cream contains SPF 30 / PA++ and is a full coverage BB Cream which helps create a flawless smooth effect. Snail mucin helps in skin regeneration. Retails on Gmarket for 7,000 wons which is really cheap!


Daalstory ( from the makers of Skinfood ) on HUGE SALE now! September 28, 2011







Thanks to a tip-off from our beloved reader, Maria, we got to know about this amazing deal that Daalstory is currently having right now. I’ve always known Daalstory as the other brand Skinfood produces, but have never tried any of it’s product – therefore this is the best time to be trying this product at a heavily discounted price!



As not many of you might know, Daalstory is a brand from the Skinfood family. Unlike Skinfood which focuses on food and fruits, Daalstory is a oriental herbal fermentation brand which uses a natural lactic acid fermentation which is used in various applications such as Kimchi, Yogurt production, and Sauerkraut. Lactic acid is obtained after a steady process of fermentation and is a type of AHA which is a powerful exfoliant, effective in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation. Moreover, it also enhances the skin texture and stimulates the production of collagen within the skin cells. What makes it better than glycolic acid is that it doesn’t cause irritations or allergic reactions.


I’ll just do a quick recap on the different lines that are available :





Their main and star product is the Daalstory First Serum  ( ummm, rings a bell? Think harder…. – Yes, the same name as Sulwhasoo’s First Care Serum ). I’m not sure if the similar name with Sulwhasoo was intentional but both serums are Boosting Serum, both sort of have the same colour and texture…. but the difference is that the Daal First Serum contains real gold powder with plum fermentation extract ( 50% ) as well as Ginseng, Dong Guai, Koji fermented using the lactic acid fermentation – all that at a price 1/4 of Sulwhasoo’s First Care Serum.






There is also the Blue line ( Daal Aqua Drop )  which is a hydrating line which is the fermentation product of tree extracts, fruits, and vegetables.






The orange line ( Daal Moisture Drop ) is a moisturizing line for drier skin which contains natural lactic acid fermentation of herbal products such as ginseng, dong guai, koji, honey, etc to give you healthy and nourished skin.





The last line  is the Daal Whitening Drop line which is the whitening line. It features yeast fermentation of herbal ingredients with pumpkin seed extracts. It also contains Arbutin and Adenosine! The essence has 2% of Adenosine ( as opposed to the 4% in the new Lancôme Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] Advanced Skin Corrector but cost 1/8 of the Lancome Serum price ).




To purchase these products which are on a 30-50% sale , just type Daal on Gmarket and you’re good to go. The sale ends on the 31st of October – so no hurry!


lalavesi releases limited quantity bb cream + launch promotion





Lalavesi has recently launched a limited edition product called the Lalavesi Darkening Zero Super Powder BB Cream 슈퍼 파우더 비비.



For the launch of this limited edition BB Cream, it will be sold at only 12,900 instead of 17,900 and only 1000 quantity of this BB Cream will be on sale.





It will contain SPF 30. The BB Cream will also contain whitening and anti aging ingredients together with a bright shade to brighten the entire face.


Skin79 upgrades Super Beblesh Balm !







Skin79 will be releasing an upgraded version of their super-famous BB Cream – the Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm / 365 바이탈 비비크림.


The new BB Cream will feature the ‘Vital V Complex’ which consists of 5 vitamins : Vitamin A, C, E, F. It will also have an upgraded SPF – an SPF of 50+ compared to the older version with SPF 25.






Nature Republic releases Orchid Secret line September 27, 2011





Nature Republic will be releasing a new makeup line to give your skin an elegant glow called the Nature Republic Orchid Secret . Look at that lovely packaging !



The line will have 2 products :



1. Nature Republic Orchid Secret Powder Pact SPF35 PA+++

오키드 시크릿 파우더 팩트



Uses orchid extracts and hot spring water in Jordan. The mineral salts and mud found there have soothed and healed Herod, Cleopatra, Aristotle, and Jesus, as well as countless lesser-known pilgrims.




2. Nature Republic Orchid Secret Highlighter

오키드 시크릿 하이라이터


Gives your face a glow with the help of gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, amethyst and pearls to give your skin the superstar glow.


Peripera releases new set of nail polish

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PeriPera will be releasing a new set of nail polish called 페리페라 로즈네일 모던 컬렉션. These nail polish dries in only 1 minute and is sold for only 3,000 wons 13ml.


BB Cream wins in French Beauty Awards

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The BB Cream invasion in Europe? The Agnes B.B Cream won in a prestigious French Beauty Awards called ‘Victoires de la Beauté’  in the Makeup section together with brands such as Bare Minerals.



For several years, Victoires de la Beauté winners have enjoyed considerable prestige in France. The reason is simple: the way the products are judged is completely fair and non-biased. Testers do not know which product they are using, so all that counts is the quality and the impression made by the product.



This is a great news since Agnes B.B Cream was one of the earliest BB Creams that was released in Europe. Till today, there are only 3 BB Creams in the French market – the Erborian BB Cream ( a french-korean cosmetic company), the newly launched Garnier BB Cream, and also another newly launched UNE BEAUTY BB Cream. Even brands such Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown have not released BB Creams in the European market. Hopefully with this award, more Europeans will be exposed to BB Creams which are loved in Asia.




Here are the complete list of winners :


Hair Care


* Brosse Brushing Dessange
(brosse brushing à section carrée – brosse brushing céramique à anneau)


* Pince chignon élastique Dessange
(pince à cheveux)


* Brosse à cheveux Michel Mercier
(brosse démélante)


(fer à lisser)


* Fer à Coiffer Rotatif Chauffant – Instyler
(fer à coiffer)


* Shampooing Saint Algue Syoss Color Protect
(shampooing pour cheveux colorés)


* Perfect Mousse – Schwarzkopf
(mousse colorante)



Beauty Supplements



* Viviscal femme
(complément alimentaire pour cheveux)


* Ialugen® R3
(complément alimentaire anti-rides)




Skin Care



* Noveane 3D Sérum – Noreva LED Laboratoires
(sérum anti-âge)


* Ultim Age – IDC (sérum anti-âge)


* Image Blanc – IDC
(sérum anti-âge éclaircisseur de teint)


* Elixir Jeunesse Absolue – BIO • ORGANIC – Bioscreen
(sérum anti-âge bio)


* Sérum Concentré d’Eclat – Eau Thermale Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
(sérum hydratant anti-âge pour peaux sensibles)


* Optiva Sérum Aqua Capture – Boots Laboratories
(sérum hydratant)


* Diadermine Bio Expertise Soin de jour Anti-Rides
(soin de jour anti-rides bio)


* Crème de Jour Raffermissante à la Grenade – Weleda
(crème de jour anti-âge raffermissante bio)


* Spécilift Crème – Laboratoires SVR
(crème visage anti-âge et fermeté)


* Diabolique Tomate – Garancia
(crème hydratante jour et nuit)


* Crème Anti-Age de Jour Bio – Pur Inside
(crème de jour anti-âge bio)


* Crème au Silicium Anti-Rides SPF 50 – Sunpass Outdoor Expert
(crème solaire anti-rides SPF50)


* Nerola Whitening Visage et Mains – Nerola
(crème éclaircissante visage et mains)


* AH – Lift – VSO Cosmetics
(traitement combleur de rides)


* Sublime Energy – ROC
(soin anti-âge yeux)


* Masque kaolin et herbes – Cinq Mondes
(masque visage clarifiant et purifiant)


* Masque Régénérant à la Boue – Minus 417
(masque régénérant à la boue)


* Brume Eau Précieuse des Alpes Rosée Cellulaire – Hormeta
(brume hydratante)







* Agnès b.b. cream
(crème de teint 6 en 1)


* Lycra Pro – Rimmel
(vernis à ongles)


* Get Started Kit Bare Minerals
(kit de maquillage minéral)


* Lotion Démaquillante Ultra Sensitive – Corine De Farme
(lotion démaquillante visage et yeux)




Hygiene Care



* Les Douceurs Parfumées – Christophe Felder
(gel douche parfumé)


* Huile de Douche Natural Oil Nivea
(huile de douche pour peaux sèches)


* Cire Orientale 250ml – VEET
(senteur jasmin ou vanille)


* Cire Royale – Acorelle
(cire bio pour épilation aisselles, maillot, visage)


* Bandes de Cire Prêtes à l’emploi – Laurence Dumont
(bandes de cires prêtes à l’emploi jambes et corps, bandes de cires prêtes à l’emploi visage, bandes de cires prêtes à l’emploi aisselles/maillot, bandes de cires prêtes à l’emploi sourcils)


* Crème Décolorante Visage et Corps – Netline
(crème décolorante visage et corps)




Body Care



* Duo Sac à Main – Dermophil
(soin duo combiné crème mains et lèvres)


* Nivea Soft Crème de Soin Hydratante
(crème hydratante visage et corps)


* Bust Contour – Soin Galbant Buste – Annemarie Borlind
(soin galbant pour le buste)


* Baume Gourmand Pour le Corps – Rivadouce
(baume pour le corps)


* Baume Ultra Confort Pieds Secs – Rivadouce
(baume pour pieds secs)


* Ceinture Système + Femme – Slendertone
(ceinture de tonification abdominale)


* Shorty Minceur « Cuisses-Abdos-Fessiers » – Mixa
(shorty minceur)


* Protect And Bronze – Nivea Sun
(lait solaire activateur de bronzage protection 20)


* Mixa Solaires
(lait solaire hypoallergénique visage et corps protection 30, lait solaire hypoallergénique visage et corps protection 50, crème solaire hypoallergénique zones surexposées protection 30, crème solaire hypoallergénique zones surexposées protection 50)