Welcoming 2018 with Saranghae Skin Care Products: The Perfect 5-Step K-Beauty Routine!

Monday, January 22, 2018


I started off 2018 with the mindset of "skincare first" and challenging myself to commit to a skincare routine beyond my usual two or three steps, which consisted of cleansing and moisturizing (and maybe serum or eye cream, depending on my mood). Don't get me wrong, I love taking care of my skin, but sometimes the bare minimum is the easy way out - not this year

Being in my mid-20s, I'm definitely more aware of the importance of keeping my skin healthy. However, I'm always trying new brands and products (being a blogger and all), and never fully finishing a product before I forget about it and use something else. I decided to start the year off by sticking with a skincare routine with products from the same brand - something I've never done before. I'm happy to introduce you to Saranghae Skin Care, the anti-aging skincare brand I've been using all month. "Saranghae" means "I love you" in Korean, and it lives up to my feelings about this brand, I'd say. 

First off, as a packaging junkie, I must say that Saranghae's packaging feels quite sturdy - they definitely feel like luxury products. The aesthetic is sophisticated yet simple, and look quite pleasing sitting beside the bathroom sink! 

What drew me to this brand (other than the packaging) is their emphasis on a five-step skincare routine as well as their unique ingredients. Another 2018 goal of mine is to be more ingredient conscious of the products that I put on my skin, and Saranghae does a great job at explaining each of their unique ingredients.

"Saranghae's active ingredients are derived from rare and powerful Asian Botanicals that grow in nutrient rich volcanic soil on the island of Jeju, South Korea." 

Saranghae Skin Care's unique ingredients include Phellinus Linteus Mushroom (the powerful primary active ingredient in Saranghae products that has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties), Ginseng (pre-eminent ingredient in Korean anti-aging), CoQ10, and Hyaluronic Acid.

Saranghae's five-step skincare routine includes their Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser, Deep Radiance Essence + Serum, Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream, Focus Renewal Eye Cream, and Elemental Essence Mask (as needed). Using each and every product can be a challenge (especially when you're exhausted from a full day of work / activities), but I promise you, it is definitely a long-term reward - your skin will thank you later! Here are my short and sweet thoughts on these products:

- Made with Truffle Extract and Gold, the Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser is the reason why I don't need to double-cleanse when using this product - my makeup is fully removed while leaving my face nice and hydrated.
- Another two-in-one product, the Deep Radiance Essence + Serum helps to deliver nutrients to cells, and it makes my skin feel hydrated right after cleansing - rarely do I ever see an essence and serum combo in a product, so that's quite exciting!
- The Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream is an essential part of the five-step routine - it's a lightweight formula that makes my skin feeling smooth and supple! After a few weeks, I noticed less redness and more vibrant skin!
- Although I believe that I have "permanent" dark circles and nothing in this world can help them, I still have faith in products that will prevent wrinkles, minimize puffiness, and brighten the eye area. The Focus Renewal Eye Cream does not disappoint - it is a super gentle and firming formula that acts as the "cherry topper" to the routine.
- And lastly, my favorite product from the five-step routine, the Elemental Essence Mask - nowadays, I prefer hydrogel masks over sheet masks, but of course, I'm always open to a good sheet mask (like this one)! It smells great, feels great, and I love how my skin feels afterward. I use the Elemental Essence Mask about once or twice a week to complete the routine and add extra hydration to the skin, especially in this heart of winter.

About Saranghae: 
Saranghae is an award winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products and excellence in customer service has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States. For more information please visit www.lovesaranghae.com, and be sure to check them out on social media (Saranghae Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube) as well!

Hope you guys enjoyed this Saranghae Skin Care review - I totally recommend this five-step routine, but make sure to check if their products are suitable for your skin, here. Skincare products can have different effects on certain skin types, and not everything is for everyone. For reference, I have slightly sensitive normal skin that changes depending on the season (normal with an oily t-zone during the warmer months / normal with random dry patches during the colder months).

What's going to happen after I finish up these products? I'll probably go back to testing out new products, but I'll definitely stay loyal to a five-step skincare routine!

xx


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