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Tony Moly releases the whitening Floria line April 27, 2011

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Tony Moly released the Floria line last year. ( Btw Floria is a mixed word created by combining the Latin word “Floralia” (meaning a flower garden full of fragrant flowers) and Utopia ) Floria uses fresh flower petals as the main ingredients.

This month, they will be introducing the Whitening line of Floria. The whitening line’s main ingredient will now be the ‘KOMBUCHA’.

KOMBUCHA is a fermented tea that is often drunk for it’s medicinal purposes. It is also known as the Red Fungus Tea.

It’s from Japan in 415 AD that the name kombucha is said to have come. A Korean physician called Kombu or Kambu treated the Emperor Inyko with the tea and it took his name, “Kombu” and “cha” meaning tea. Russia has a long tradition of using a healing drink called “Tea Kvass” made from a “Japanese Mushroom”.

From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark but it seems to have died out during World War Two. After the war Dr Rudolph Skelnar created renewed interest in kombucha in Germany when he used it in his practice to treat cancer patients, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes.

As the Kombucha culture digests the sugar it produces a range of organic acids like glucuronic acid, gluconic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, malic acid and usnic acid; vitamins, particularly B vitamins and vitamin C; as well as amino acids, enzymes.

Not only that, it also contains Vitamin C which blocks the formation of melanin. Apart from  that, it also uses white evening primrose oil due to it’s complex composition and moisturizing properties.

Other components in the ingredients such as white dandelion, white water lily, oilseed rape, are also included. White Pearls are also encapsulated which gives skin a pearl radiant finish and the pearl powder absorbs excess sebum and makes fine lines less visible. 

The Floria Whitening line will be rich in Vitamins A, C, E , high in antioxidant , moisturizing , and whitening properties.

It will consist of 4 products at the moment, and i’m sure it will expand later on :

1. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Toner 플로리아 화이트닝 토너

2. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Emulsion 플로리아 화이트닝 에멀전

3. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Capsule Essence 플로리아 화이트닝 캡슐 에센스

4. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Cream 플로리아 화이트닝 크림

 

Republic Of Korea Best Korean Cosmetics Award 2010 April 4, 2011

Cosmetic Mania News, one of Korea’s leading cosmetic weekly newspaper , has worked together for the past few years with TNS Korea, the oldest marketing and research consultancy in Korea to check out the year’s top cosmetics products which is loved by Korean consumers.  TNS Korea is the largest custom research firm in Korea utilizing their extensive experience in advanced research techniques in every consumer research area.

Guess who emerged as the top winner of 2010? None other than Amore Pacific ! Many of the company’s brands took the top spots in certain division. To be exact – Amore Pacific’s IOPE took most of the major awards and emerged as the overall winner of the Korean Cosmetics Award 2010.

Category Winner
Best Brand Of 2011 Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Make Up Base Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Emulsion Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Lotion/Toner Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Cream Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Essence Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Foundation Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Sunscreen Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Acne Products Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Pressed Powder/Twin Cake Powder/Twoway Cake Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Oriental Medicine Brand LG’s Sooryehan
Best Powder Pact Amore Pacific’s Mamonde
Best Cleansing Products LG’s The Face Shop
Best Eyeshadow LG’s The Face Shop
Best Make-up Colors Missha
Best BB Cream Missha
Best Lip Product Missha
Best Lipstick Amore Pacific’s Laneige
Best Pore Care Product Skin Food ( Sake )
Best Mascara Amore Pacific’s Etude House
Best Eyeliner Tony Moly
Best Body Cleaning Products Amore Pacific’s Happy Bath
Best Hair Care Product ( Shampoo + Conditioner ) Amore Pacific’s Ryoe 려
Best Hair Coloring Product Somang’s Beauty Credit

Wow! I am kind of baffled by the wins of Amore Pacific’s IOPE. We knew it was a famous brand in Korea – but not till this extent ! Now it makes us want to check our more products from this brand. The only thing we’ve tried is the super famous Super Vital Moist cream and it was really very moisturizing.

Another surprise here – the Best Oriental Herbal brand went to LG’s Sooryehan instead of the infamous History Of Whoo or Sulwhasoo.

I expected Amore Pacific’s Etude House and Happy Bath to win the best mascara section and also best body cleaning product because Etude House’s Dr Lash was a huuuuge hit last year and Happy Bath has been a household Korean name since… forever? Lotus Palace loves Happy Bath products.

Also expected Tony Moly to win the best eyeliner because it was also a huge hit in 2010 and it’s cheap compared to brands like Bobbi Brown charging $$$ for it. Expected to win the Best BB Cream is also Missha because Missha has been the best-seller for BB Creams every single year!

Brands to try ? Amore Pacific’s Ryoe seems interesting. It is like the Sulwhasoo for hair products. Look at their ads :

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So what do you think of this year’s Best Korean Cosmetics Award?

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TonyMoly expands Intense Repair Live Snail repair line AGAIN March 30, 2011

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There’s no end to this snail craze eh?

TonyMoly has released even more products off the Intense Repair line. This isn’t coming as an surprise as snail creams are hot sellers and highly loved by the Asians currently.

Introducing the few new products :

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1) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Lotion ( Emulsion ) 인텐스리페어라이브스네일스킨로션

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2) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Skin ( Toner ) 인텐스리페어라이브스네일스킨로션

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3) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Pack and TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Ampoule 인텐스리페어라이브스네일앰플기획세트

 

 

 

Now you have it – the entire routine ! Smile

 

 

However, if you have oily skin, the It’s Skin Prestige Creme d’Escargot would be more suitable for you.  Word of mouth is that the TonyMoly Snail Line is too moisturizing for oily skin but perfect for those with dry skin. It’s Skin Prestige Escargot line has two lines – one for the normal oily skin, and another one for the dry one. So if you have dry skin – you have a lot more choices 🙂

 


The products already released and can be found on Gmarket !

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Tony moly goes sny-AKe, releases intense repair sny-ake wrinkle cream March 21, 2011

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In 2010 – we saw 3 hit unique cosmetic ingredient which became really popular in Korea : snail mucin, bee venom, and snake venom.

 

 

 

Tony Moly did jump in the hype and released their snail cream, and now they are attacking the SnY-ake hype. Will we have a Tony Moly Bee Venom line later?

 

 

Tony Moly intense repair sny-ake wrinkle cream uses the patented Sny-ake ingredient, and mixes it with marine collagen, caviar extracts amongst other anti-wrinkle ingredients to give your skin a rich nutritional sense.

 

 

 

After using the cream for 4 weeks, test subjects saw 10.6% improvement on their wrinkles, and 11.8% improvment after 8 weeks.

 

 

SYN®-AKE is a small peptide that mimics the activity of Waglerin 1, a polypeptide that is found in the venom of the Temple Viper, Tropidolaemus wagleri. Clinical trials have shown that SYN®-AKE is capable of reducing mimic wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions.

 

 

 

SYN®-AKE is a synthetic tri-peptide derivative that was developed based on the combined expertise of PENTAPHARM in snake venom research and peptide synthesis.


 

 

Targeting neuromuscular activity, PENTAPHARM has developed a new snake venomlike active compound which is an antagonist of the muscular nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nmAChR).

 

 

SYN®-AKE has excellent smoothing and fast anti-wrinkle  properties that have been proved in vivo in a short term study (1 month).

 

 

 

Mimic wrinkles are part of the visible face wrinkles. As time passes, these wrinkles persist permanently and get  deeper and deeper: frown lines,  laughter lines and crows feet lines appear more and more due to the repeated movements of facial muscles.
SYN®-AKE has been developed as efficient smoothing and anti-wrinkle care particularly effective against expression lines by relaxing facial muscles. This active tri-peptide acts in a manner similar to Waglerin 1, a neuromuscular blocking compound of the venom of the Temple Viper. Acting at  the post-synaptic membrane, SYN®-AKE is a reversible antagonist of the muscular nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (mnAChR). We assume that the tri-peptide is binding to the epsilon subunit of the mnAChR which prevents binding of
acetylcholine to the receptor; consequently it remains closed. In the closed state, there is no uptake of sodium ions (Na+) and the muscle
stay relaxed.

 

 

 

To purchase, type 인텐스 리페어 씨네이크 링클 크림 on Gmarket.

 

 

 

 

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Snail Escargot Cream craze spreading to the rest of asia March 18, 2011

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In 2009, there was a boom in the popularity of snail creams in Korea.

In 2010, the snail cream craze heightened and now in 2011, it has spread to Japan and sooner or later – the rest of Asia.

Snail Creams are a hit among Japanese tourists in Korea. Japanese brands has been monitoring this situation and will be introducing their own snail creams this year.

Amore Pacific’s Etude House released their snail cream at the end of last year. The cream contains 73% of snail extract and is paraben-free, artificial colouring-free, artificial fragrance free and alcohol free.

LG’s The Face Shop launched also their version of the snail cream called  Sseal Secret Seal Of Nature which contains 60% Snail Mucin together with Panthenol and paraben-free.

The most famous of the lot is probably the snail cream from It’s Skin. Aiming at a higher-end market and luxurious packaging, their Prestige Creme Escargot was such a hit that a lotion, emulsion, bb cream, and body cream from the Escargot line was introduced. The It’s Skin cream contains 12,600mg of snail mucin.

Nature Republic has also joined the bandwagon recently and will be introducing their Snail Therapy Set which will consist of a Cream, Serum and Eye cream.

Tony Moly has also introduced their Live Snail Intense Repair line which started from a cream and now expanded to an eye cream, mask and serum due to high demands.

Elisha Coy has also recently introduced their Skin Repair Snail cream, and has achieved amazing sales after being introduced in Japan in just one day! The Elisha Coy Snail Cream consists of 91% Snail Mucin with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera extracts. A Mask and Eye Patch will also be released.


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VoV has also recently released their snail cream called Es : Pair Snail Ampoule Cream containing 71% Snail Filtrate.

Here is a list of all the Korean brands which have a snail line. Included are also the Korean names if you want to purchase them on Gmarket :


Brand Title Capacity Price
Nature Republic Snail Therapy Set (스네일 테라피 80 크림) Cream (55ml) + Serum Ampoule (30ml) + Eye Cream (20ml) 69,000 wons (for 3 products)
The Face Shop Sseal Snail Rejuvenating Cream 씰: 리쥬브네이팅 50ml 42,000 won
Magis Lene 마지스 레네 Magis Lene Celvien Choc 셀비앙쇽 셀 리페어링 울트라 크림 50g 75,000 won
Etude House Darling Cream 달링 크림 50ml 23,000 won
Elisha Coy 스킨 리페어링 스네일 크림 50g 45,000 won
It’s Skin 스킨 리페어링 스네일 크림 60ml 60,000 won
Tony Moly 인텐스 리페어 라이브 45ml 36,000
VoV 에스페어 스네일 앰플 크림 Unknown Unknown

I’m sure that there’s a reason behind all these hype and craze. We’ve tried a few snail creams and we’ve generally liked all of it. Somehow you can’t just go wrong with Snail Creams!

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

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

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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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Tony Moly releases Mini Bunny Hand Cream and Mini peach lip balm February 12, 2011

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Tony Moly released today two hand creams and one peach lip balm.

 

 

The hand creams called ‘Mini Bunny’  consists of 2 version – the Pure Beige version and the Sweet Pink version. Both hand creams are paraben free. Each hand cream comes in 30ml version.

 

 

The lip balm is a peach flavoured lip balm which consists of shea butter and rose hip oil. There is also a blueberry and cherry version of the lip balm.

 

 

To search for the handcream on Gmarket

1. Hand Cream 30ml – 미니 바니 핸드크림

2. Peach Lip Balm – 미니 피치 립밤

 

 

 

 

 

 

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