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Danahan Ecopure Herb Line April 3, 2011




Somang’s ( which produces a couple of other brands such as Beaut Credit etc) Danahan has introduced a new eco-friendly line called the Ecopure line.



Now it will introduce an entire line called the Ecopure Herb line featuring english herbs ( not the chinese medicine type of herbs ).



The Ecopure herb line will contain 7 products toner, lotion, emulsion, essence, eye cream, cleansing foam and cream.



It is ECOCERT certified and uses birch sap, mineral water that keeps your skin healthy and moist.



The Ecopure Herbs line contains 66 – 92.4% of natural ingredients and will be priced at around 20,000 – 25,000 wons.



Using nine kinds of major herbal ingredient complex – oregano, spearmint, lemon balm, chamomile, rosemary, lavender, basil, bergamot and sage – these 9 herbs work together to retent moisture and soothe irritated skin. It also contains antioxidants.



It is free of 6 types of chemicals – animal ingredients, mineral oil, fragrance, artificial colors, parabens and benzophenon – therefore suitable for sensitive skin.



To search, type 다나한 에코퓨어 on Gmarket.





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Korean Brands recommends their top 3 products to welcome spring ! March 1, 2011


To welcome Spring, korean cosmetics are launching a war against each other.


The spring focus is on 3 things – BB Creams with UV protection, wrinkle and whitening products, pre-make up products!

So what are the top 3 products recommended by these Korean cosmetics ?

Find out below here!

Brand Star Product Recommended Product 1 Recommended Product 2
Nature Republic Dream Collagen 90 Skin Booster Solie Line Changing Blossom Mascara
The Saem Gem Miracle Diamond O2 Bubble Mask Urban Eco Neo Moist Essential Ally’s Ajell Lovely Makeup Mousse BB
Skin Food Mandarin and Parsley line Vita Flick Lipstick Platinum Grape Cell Essence
Innisfree White Tone Up Spot Essence Innisfree Eco Science Wrinkle Spot Essence Melting Mineral Foundation
Amore Pacific Hanyul Hannule Go Gyeol Mi Baek Whitening Essence IOPE Whitening Essence Ampoule and Whitening Intensive Cream Laneige White Plus Renew Eye Treatment
Etude House Precious BB Cream Mineral SPF 30 Sheer Silky/Glowing Skin BB Cream Vitamin C O2 White Double Tone Up Program Miss Tangerine Lipstick
Beauty Credit Danahan Eco Pure Natural BB Cream SPF 30 PA ++ Danahan Yun Ko Essence Danahan Looc Lipgloss
LG BeautiPlex Sooryehan Hyo Fermented Vinegar Essence Isa Knox X2D2 Elastic Power Cream and Ceramide 100 CathyCat 360 Brilliance Mascara
Tony Moly Floria line Backstage Gel Eyeliner Special Egg Pore Treatment ( 3 Tony Moly Egg products )










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Danahan RG II Premium EX line January 29, 2011




Somang ( Beauty Credit )’s Danahan has been getting immense popularity from their latest range the RG II Premium EX line featuring 5 products – cream, eye cream, toner, essence, lotion


There has been a huge explosion of stem cell based products in Korea lately – naming Ohui’s The First range – but Danahan’s RG II Premium EX is taking the herbal approach.



RG-II Premium Ex Eye Cream utilises stem cells derived from umbilical cord and applies it to cosmetics. This is achieved from a partnership with Medipost, a biotech company that specialises in cell replacement theraphy and the exclusive supplier of cord blood stem cell cultures.



DANAHAN RG II prevents aging of the skin by actions of ohangboyundan which is made of 6 precious oriental herbs based on the theory of Ying-Yang and the five elements infused along with RG-II ingredients extracted from Red Ginseng.



Ohangboyundan is made up of 6 oriental herbs namely old ginseng, alday, mori cortex radicis, worm wood, sponge gourd and paeonia japonica.



We found an interesting medical publication which discusses RG-II , which is also known as Ginsenosides, the major active ingredients of Panax Ginseng, which claims to protect memory impairement in rat model with vascular dementia. Here is the report.



We have also found scientific reports of RG-II which has been reported to improve the micro-circulation in various organs. The experiment was run by a group of Japanese researches : here.



However, the emphasize of the RG-II’s marketing plan revolves around this medical report which was published on the SCI. The journal can be found : here.


An extract of the publication :


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of ginseng saponin mRg2, a mixture of ginsenosides containing 60% Rg2, on the repair and apoptosis of ultraviolet B (UVB)-exposed NIH3T3 cells. When cells were exposed to UVB and then incubated with normal growth medium for 48 h, cell viability, as determined by trypan blue exclusion assay decreased to about 25%. However, when mRg2 was included in the postincubation medium, the UVB-induced loss of cell viability was significantly reduced as compared with that postincubated in normal growth medium. 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining showed that postincubation of the UVB-exposed cells in medium containing mRg2 significantly reduced the apoptotic nuclear fragmentation. Interestingly, when cells were preincubated with mRg2 for 24 h and then exposed to various doses of UV, the amount of repair synthesis significantly increased as compared with those in cells exposed to UVB alone. Western blot analysis indicated that the mRg2 postincubation after UVB exposure potentiated the level of p53 and p21. The level of Triton nonextractable proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) also remained elevated by mRg2 postincubation. All these results suggest that mRg2 protects cells against UVB-induced genotoxicity by increasing DNA repair and decreasing apoptosis, in possible association with the modulation of protein levels involved in cell cycle arrest or progression.





Follow up research of the experiment can be found here , here





RG-II stimulates regeneration of the cells and improve damaged skin. It also doubles as an anti-wrinkle and whitening cosmetics. It also contains the patented Natural PS Complex ™ ( contains 3 kinds of peptides and fermented yeast extracts)  which stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin, and improve elasticity.





RG-II and Natural PS Complex ™ reliably delivers ingredients into the deep layers of the skin.

Oh, did i mention that the company, Danahan (under the Somang group which has brands like Beauty Credit under it’s wings) is refunding you 110% if you are not satisfied with your product? Must be that good then!





However if you are pregnant, please check with your dermatologist if you are suitable to use creams that contains human growth factors.

Ingredient List in Korean :

  • Premium  Ex Cream


Looks like the star ingredient is right at the bottom of the list…..

Who’s gonna try this?




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Beauty Credit’s Danahan Eco-Pure Collagen Peptide January 4, 2011

Filed under: Beauty Credit,Danahan,Ecopure — Hope In A Blog @ 5:12 pm




Beauty Credit’s Danahan natural skincare line – Ecopure – will be releasing a new anti aging line called Collagen Peptide.



Danahan’s Ecopure Collagen Peptides consists of low molecular weight peptide complex that is easily absorbed into the skin to activate the collagen and improve it’s elasticity.


Main Ingredients are :



1) Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, also known as Pal KTTKS, Matrixyl or Palmitoyl Oligopeptide-4 – stimulates production of normal collagen thereby thickening the skin and plumping wrinkles from within. This peptide is available in products such as Hylexin; StriVectin-SD.



2) Acetyl hexapeptide-3 (Argireline) – a hexapeptide (a chain of 6 amino acids) attached to the acetic acid residue. It is believed to work by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters. When applied to the skin, Argireline supposedly relaxes facial tension leading to the reduction in facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. This remotely resembles the effect of Botox, which reduces facial tension and movement by paralyzing facial muscles



This line is also 100%  ECOCERT certified and uses seven kind of home grown organic herbs to supply nutrition and hydration to the skin.



The full line up consists of :



Eco-Pure Skin Collagen Peptide danahan 160ml / 35,000 won mark
Eco-Pure Collagen Peptide danahan Emulsion 160ml / 35,000 won mark
Eco-Pure Essence Collagen Peptide danahan 60ml / 45,000 won mark
Eco-Pure Collagen Peptide Cream danahan 30ml / 45,000 won mark
Eco-Pure Collagen Peptide Cream danahan 50ml / 45,000 won mark




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2010 Best Selling Products Of Various Korean Skincare Brands December 21, 2010

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As 2010 comes to an end, Korean skincare/cosmetic companies have ranked their Best-Selling items throughout 2010.

Did your favourite Korean skincare products made it into the top 5?

Click here to find out more..