A couple of weeks ago, I decided switch my skincare routine to the Korean 10-step regimen. I know that I owe you an update, but I’ll explain why I haven’t done it yet below. In the meantime, I wanted to show you another Korean skincare product I’ve been loving recently!
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch
Fine lines underneath your eyes are one of the first signs of ageing. Depending on how much sleep I get and how healthy I eat, those lines can become more visible, so I decided to try out Etude House’s Collagen Eye Patches.
Each pack contains two eye patches and costs around 2€. As always, I checked them for hormonally active substances and microplastics before ordering.
Glycerin, camellia extract, collagen, retinol
How to use
The eye patches are made of a similar material as sheet masks and should be used in the morning after cleansing. Remove the plastic backing and place the patches under your eyes. Wait for 10-20 minutes, then remove them and tap in the rest of the essence.
I have to admit that I’m quite impressed with this product. After removing the patches, the skin underneath my eyes was silky-smooth and almost completely wrinkle-free. However, the effect is only temporary. To see long-term results, I suppose you would have to use them on a daily basis.
Skincare Routine Update
I would love to give you a more extensive skincare update now that I’ve been using my Korean skincare products for about a month. However, my skin reacted a little differently than I had expected. After a couple of days, I could see my complexion brighten and my skin started to look much healthier. But after about a week, my skin started to dry out – to the point that my whole face was a flaky, patchy mess.
I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that all the products I was using were supposed to be very hydrating and I ended up with drier and flakier skin every day. Again, I extensively researched all the relevant ingredients and I’m pretty sure that I found the culprit: The snail mucin in both the essence (COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence) and the moisturizer (COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream). I found out that in very rare cases (of which I’m obviously one), snail mucin doesn’t hydrate the skin, but – on the contrary – it dehydrates!
After I stopped using both products, my skin quickly went back to it’s normal “combination skin state”. At the moment, I’m trying to find out whether one or both products caused this problem.
As soon as I know more, I’ll give you a full update on my skincare routine 🙂
See you soon!