It seems like the Korean Beauty trend had taken over the world by a storm in the last couple of months. Beauty gurus had spoken about the almost magical powers of those products and sure enough I found myself browsing around Amazon, trying to decide what I should try first. What caught my eye was a brand named SKINFOOD and especially their product called Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum – now this is a catchy name, don’t you think?
What is it exactly?
The Serum is promoted as a product that minimizes the shine and the appearance of pores. It contains rice sake, peach extract rich in vitamins A and C, and silica powder. What I discovered from Google (my old friend) is that the sake is supposed to keep your skin soft and illuminant. And the peach extract slows the aging process, moisturizes and reduces inflammation. I will be honest – for 14 euro per bottle it sounded pretty swell to me.
The packaging is beautiful. It comes in a glass, frosted bottle that contains 45ml of serum. It also has a dispenser that distributes just enough products for the face with one pump – making it efficient and sanitary. The serum itself has more of a creamy consistency; it is not sticky or oily and feels quite nice to the skin. It also has a very subtle and fresh, peachy smell. The application was easy and since the original site for this products suggested using your fingers I applied the tap-tap method. The product is absorbed almost immediately. What you are left with is a very fine film that makes your skin look almost matte.
So does it actually do what it says it does?
Yes and No. If you buy this product, use it like a serum/cream and expect it magically to fix your pores and oily skin, unfortunately you will be disappointed. But if you decide to think out of the box (or what is written on the box) you can definitely see a difference after applying it. As I said the skin does look mattefied, which in my opinion helps with the blurring of the pores. I used the Peach Sake Serum as a primer and it worked wonderful. It does not feel silicon-y like many of the actual primers that have the same effect. It also feels light which is super important during the summer months. I would agree that it makes the skin less oily.
P.S. A little info about the brand itself:
“You are what you eat. Healthy skin starts with food.”
It seems that the SKINFOOD brand uses mostly food ingredients in their products, gathered from around the world. They claim to use eco-friendly and sustainable growing methods.
So what do you think about this new Korean beauty trend? Are you interested in trying products from around the world?