K-beauty Picks for the Lunar New Year

K-beauty Picks for the Lunar New Year

The Year of the Metal Ox is upon us! Most of us are staying safe at home during this festive season. To spread a bit of self-love and to usher in the Lunar New Year, we thought we'd share with our Altheans some of our Lunar New Year skincare picks, curated for both the day and night!

Including best-sellers, cult-faves, and new drops, check out our curation below!

Morning Routine for the Lunar New Year


1. ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser
CLEANSER
Made with 98.9% naturally derived ingredients like Madecassoside and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract to soothe skin irritations, this hydrating cleanser has a low pH of 6.5 to cleanse the skin gently while maintaining the skin's pH level to minimize skin damage. It also contains Panthenol which has anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties that your skin can benefit from!

2. ALTHEA Waterful Green Bamboo Pads
TONER
Instantly soothing and deeply moisturizing the skin, this toner is jam-packed with moisturizing ingredients to give skin a healthy glow. With a Moist-veil System technology, it helps to help the skin hydrated all day long, it helps to gently exfoliate the skin and functions as spot-masks as well. Containing Bambusa Vulgaris, get ready for maximum hydration!

3. ITFER Beauty Booster Blooming Essence
ESSENCE 
This product is a 4-in-1 solution that provides exfoliating, sebum-regulating, soothing, and skin-protecting benefits to the skin. Thanks to ingredients such as Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, and Hibiscus extract, it's a multi-functioning product that we've recently fallen head over heels in love with. Click here to read our dedicated blog post about Itfer's products.

4. INNISFREE Black Tea Youth Enhancing Eye Serum
EYE SERUM 

Wrinkles, be gone! This refreshing eye serum is enriched with nutrients and antioxidants from fermented black tea to firm, moisturize and plump the skin, smoothing out fine lines and erasing signs of ageing for bright, youthful eyes. Click here to read our full review of Innisfree's Black Tea range.

5. INNISFREE Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule
AMPOULE 
Youth potion in a bottle? This ampoule is enriched with nutrients and antioxidants from fermented black tea to firm, moisturize and plump the skin, leaving you with a bouncy and youthful complexion. Use it with the Black Tea Youth Enhancing Cream and Eye Serum to make it a triple threat! Click here to read our full review of Innisfree's Black Tea range.

6. A'BLOOM Avo-Cuddle-Me Nourishing Avocado Mask
SHEET MASK
Rich in antioxidants, these masks help to nourish and protect skin from harmful environmental factors and prevent wrinkles. Infused with avocado extracts and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows, this mask also contains Adenosine, an ingredient with proven anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize skin's surface so it looks smoother and younger.

7. INNISFREE Black Tea Youth Enhancing Cream
MOISTURIZER
Youthful, smooth skin comes your way! This cream's formula is enriched with nutrients and antioxidants from fermented black tea to firm, moisturize and plump the skin, smoothing out fine lines and erasing signs of aging. Click here to read our full review of Innisfree's Black Tea range.

8. INNISFREE Green Tea Lip Balm
LIP CARE
Keep those lips hydrated and plump this Lunar New Year! Formulated with naturally derived ingredients like Green Tea, Beeswax, Sunflower Seed Wax, Castor Oil, and Squalane, this lip balm is rich in moisturizing and antioxidant properties that are beneficial for nourishing the lips. Your lips will be left feeling super soft and supple!

9. INNISFREE Aloe Revital Skin Mist
REHYDRATE
Stay cool and cool facial spray that doesn't contain any synthetic coloring, mineral oil, artificial flavor, animal product or imidazolidinyl urea, all of which are ingredients that may irritate your skin. The skin mist is formulated with 94% organic aloe vera sourced from Jeju Island to refresh, revitalize and soothe your skin with nutrients, forming a protective barrier against harmful external environments.


Evening Routine for the Lunar New Year

1. MISSHA Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser
CLEANSER & MASK
We love some multitasking magic, especially when it comes to our skincare! This pack-to-foam cleanser contains Artemisia extract to soothe irritations and calm redness. Use it as a cleanser for a daily cleanse, or apply it on a thick layer as a mask pack for a more intense treatment. Healthy, happy skin, here we come!

2. BEAUTY OF JOSEON Apricot Peeling Gel
EXFOLIATOR
Enjoy the benefits of apricot without damaging or irritating the skin! This hypoallergenic peeling gel contains natural enzymes from apricot and apple to gently remove dead skin cells and cleanse clogged pores. These natural ingredients will also help to strengthen the skin barrier to combat aging and brighten the complexion.

3. BEAUTY OF JOSEON Bubble Toner: Green Plum + AHA
TONER
With a unique bubble texture that is very convenient to use with or without cotton pads, this toner contains 25% of Korean green plum water + 3% Glycolic acid. With this combination, it gently exfoliates the skin on a daily basis. It also contains rice bran water and honey extract, two incredibly nourishing ingredients used by Koreans from the Joseon era to help hydrate the skin.

4. BEAUTY OF JOSEON Ginseng Essence Water
ESSENCE
A gentle first water (essence/first step product) that hydrates and brightens your skin, this product is formulated with 80% Ginseng root water + 2% Niacinamide + Ginseng complex with Vitamin B5 + Hyaluronic acid for smoother & brighter skin. On top of traditional ingredients, you can rest assured as it is formulated without artificial colorants and fragrance, paraben, PEG, essential oils, mineral oils, Phenoxyethanol nor EU allergens!

5. LANEIGE Perfect Renew Youth Regenerator
SERUM
Backed by 25-year skin science, Laneige's No.1 anti-aging serum contains powerful ingredient:
Energy-Glyco: A skin revitalizer that regenerates healthier-looking skin
Tri-Peptide: Improves skin’s firmness and elasticity
Anti-oxidant bomb Berry Complex: Has 4x stronger antioxidant effects than vitamin C to boost skin vitality & protect skin from aging.

6. A'BLOOM Berry-Me-Baby Anti-aging Blueberry Mask
SHEET MASK
The Berry-Me-Baby version of Althea's masks is rich in anti-aging properties to give you a bright, youthful complexion. Infused with blueberry and pomegranate extracts, this mask is soaked in an essence full of antioxidants to help repair, even out, and add a radiant glow, leaving your face feeling plump, luminous, and happy!

7. LANEIGE Perfect Renew Youth Regenerating Cream
MOISTURIZER
The latest version of Laneige's Perfect Renew Youth range, this product is a total anti-aging functional cream that reduces the signs of early aging to make skin firm and smooth. When regularly used, the cream can relieve five signs of aging: wrinkles, lack of firmness, rough skin texture, radiance, nourishment and make skin younger and more beautiful.

8. LANEIGE Perfect Renew Youth Regenerating Eye Cream
EYE CREAM
A highly moisturizing anti-aging eye cream, it uses Glyco Miracle™ Technology to fills skin around the eyes with energy and make it firm and lively without fine lines. This eye cream also contains Panthenol, protecting the delicate skin around the eyes, leaving it fully nourished and resilient by fortifying the skin's moisture barriers.

9. LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
LIP CARE
Sleep well and make those lips lush and lovely with this best-seller! Made with a "Berry Mix Complex" and "Moisture Wrap" technology, this lip treatment transforms dry, dull chapped lips into a smooth, supple, kissable pout in the morning. It's also available in several other variants: classic Vanilla, zesty Grapefruit, sweet Berry, or fresh Apple Lime!


새해 복 많이 받으세요! 🎊 Happy Lunar New Year! 🎉 

Wishing all our Altheans a safe and prosperous new year! 💕 May the year of the Metal Ox bring you and your family good health, happiness, and blooming beauty 🌸

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