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Common Korean skincare ingredients your face will love and what they do

Trying masks with different skincare ingredients!

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my current skincare obsession, it’s that there are certain ingredients that will do wonders for your skin. Researching and trying to figure out what they are and what they do is the tricky part.

So, dear reader, I’ve decided to help you out by trying a number of popular Korean skincare ingredients found in specially formulated face stuff, explaining what they do, and narrating my experience with them.


I’m going through Foreo’s latest mask line which was inspired by Korean formulas and launched just last month. Of course, I used the Foreo UFO with all these masks. (I even did a face mask challenge.)

Now, let’s get on to the masks!

Ingredient: Hyaluronic acid

Also found in: Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100, Neogen Hydro-Hyaluronic Mask, Harumada Triple Balance Cleansing Foam Pads, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, CosRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream, Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

What it does: Hyaluronic acid (now that’s a mouthful) will ensure your face is fresh and hydrated. Aside from adding moisture, it firms and diminishes wrinkles. It even has anti-aging benefits.

Mask name: H20verdose

Also includes: Ceramide 3

This nice-smelling mask has some fragrance but nothing too strong and overwhelming (as I will eventually learn is the case for all other masks). The Foreo UFO’s signature treatment with this mask includes thermotherapy and pulsations for better mask absorption, and though this may feel weird at first, it becomes soothing real quick. I also love that the treatment includes Green LED light treatment that supposedly helps with evening skin tone.

Ingredient: Charcoal

Also found in: April Skin Magic Stone, Celavi Charcoal Facial Mask, Schizandu Organics Activated Charcoal Powder, Happy Skin Rejuvenating Facial Sheet Mask

What it does: Activated Charcoal is known for its cleaning capabilities.

Mask name: Matte Maniac

Also includes: Snow Lotus and Witch Hazel Extract

This mask is pretty impressive. I kid you not, every time I use this, I wake up the next day less oily. Bonus parts of the mask cycle were the thermotherapy for faster absorption, cryotherapy to calm the skin, and LED light treatments which include blue and red lights for “minimizing imperfections” and reducing fine lines, respectively.

Ingredient: Caffeine

Also found in: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution, Frank Body Face Moisturiser, Milk Makeup Cooling Water Stick

What it does: Caffeine is known to be rich in anti-oxidants. It tightens skin and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mask name: Shimmer Freak

Also includes: Rosewater, Niacinamide

I absolutely love this mask! I first discovered that caffeine is good for your face when I was researching on how I could help my dark eye bags. I’ve used the Milk Cooling stick for a while now and it’s something I’ve kept on my steady beauty rotation to remedy late nights. When I saw this had caffeine, I was so excited to try it.

First off, this mask has actual shimmer in it — not enough to make you look like you’re a weird fairy person but pretty enough to notice when you use it and discreet enough to wear anywhere. It also specifically targets the eye area. I put this to the ultimate test by using it on the worst of late-night aftermaths: hangover day. Sure, my head was pounding but the cooling treatment that comes with this mask felt so nice, and man, I was able to pull off looking not how I was feeling that day.

Ingredient: Collagen

Also found in: Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask, Mizon Deep Sea Marine Collagen Ampoule, Skinfood Pomegranate Collagen Lip Mask, Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion

What it does: Hailed as an anti-aging ingredient, Collagen adds moisture, firms, and diminishes wrinkles.

Mask name: Youth Junkie

Also includes: Vitamin E, Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Olive oil

This had the thickest serum compared to the others. I loved using this before bed because I just felt like my face was absorbing all the good ingredients overnight. Red LED with thermotherapy and pulsations allow for better absorption and nourished skin that feels oh so good.

Ingredient: Pearl

Also found in: Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask, Skin Food Marine Food Gel Mask (Pearl)

What it does: Pearls have been known to be part of beauty regimens since as early Cleopatra who was known to use pearl powder. It adds luminosity and is known to be hydrating.

Mask name: Glow AddictAlso includes: Ceramide 3

I really like the scent of this mask. I’ve been getting pimple marks lately so this mask seemed perfect as it would supposedly help to brighten my face. There’s also a constant Green LED which targets scarring and pigmentation, getting a definite approval from me.

All these masks seem promising. Formulas feel nice on my skin, they smell good, and the Foreo UFO seems to drive the point — err, the ingredients — further. Into your skin, that is.

But, like any skincare routine or ingredient, you won’t really see effects until you use these masks for a prolonged period. You’re going to need a lot of patience. With a waiting time of weeks or even months depending on the issue, all you can do now is enjoy the process which, TBH, is not hard to do with the UFO.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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A colored, Bluetooth-enabled Tamagotchi is coming

Still very cute!

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The cutest 90s pet is back and it’s in full color!

The Tamagotchi Go is a refreshed version of our favorite digital pet. Available in glitter cases and now fitted with colored screens, the 2019 Tamagotchi hopes to capture this new generation the same way they did ours: Through adorable virtual critters!


You still take care of an incessantly needy pet but this device now allows you to connect with other users via Bluetooth so that your Tamagotchi can make friends, marry, and even have more Tama babies. And, good news, there will even be a new Tamagotchi Hotel feature which will babysit your pet on days you can’t just deal — that means less dead pets! (90s kids would know. 😅)

Additionally, there’s an app, to be released later on, that will allow users to connect to other Tamagotchi worldwide.

Despite the advancements, the Tamagotchi Go will still be a straightforward device which runs on AAA batteries and needs no connection to your smartphone or the internet to run. The new Bandai toys will be on sale starting July 28 and it will retail for US$ 60 a piece.

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Louis Vuitton put screens on their iconic bags because why not

Literally seeing the future

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Not the type to shy away from all things extra, Louis Vuitton has decided that the future of fashion entails screens on designer bags.

Unveiled at the Cruise 2020 collection show held at JFK’s TWA Flight Center last week, the prototypes aptly titled “Canvass of the Future” featured flexible screens on classic LV bags.


Two bags were shown off on the runway with flashing screens — the ultimate high-tech arm candy.

Now, dear reader, if you’re an avid follower of the folding screen trend, you’d know that this isn’t the first time we’re seeing those screens on a purse. Early this year at CES, we saw this purse from Royale — the same brand responsible for the very first functioning folding smartphone.

It comes as no surprise then that the same screens are used on the Louis Vuitton bags.

Here’s a closer look at the two-paneled Speedy in all its AMOLED screen glory.

 

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CRUISE 2020 MONITOR BAGS by @nicolasghesquiere HI guy, it’s MKBHDLV back at it again. We saw the Fibre Optics in the last men’s show (more info on that real soon BTW) and now this! This one wasn’t the only one in the show. There was a bucket bag with screens on both sides as well. If it ain’t OLED, count me out smh 😤 ⁣• • •⁣ ⁣#louisvuitton #lvmen #louisvuittonlover #lv #monogram #dlouisv #luxury #highend #highendfashion #fashion #louisvuittonjapan #lvsingapore #louisvuittonmalaysia #ルイヴィトン #louisvuittonparis #louisvuittonbags #louisvuittonph #lv2019⁣ #lv2020 #lvcruise20 #lvcruise #nicolasghesquiere ⁣⁣ ⁣Prices and information are all subject to change and should be treated as estimates and guesses.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright © 2018 by LOUIS VUITTON⁣ ⁣All rights reserved.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣We are not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Louis Vuitton Malletier, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official Louis Vuitton instagram can be found at @louisvuitton. The name “Louis Vuitton” as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of Louis Vuitton Malletier.

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As of now, there is no news on other functionalities, although some on social media have claimed that there are touchscreen capabilities on the bags. Pricing also hasn’t been unveiled although you can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be cheap as LV bags and flexy screens, on their own, can both fetch a pretty penny individually.

 

 

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CRUISE 2020 by @nicolasghesquiere Here are the other bags from the show. The Skyscraper bags are cute. Also, here’s the other *touchscreen* bag. One in the front, on in the back. So it’s pretty much just 2 iPads glued on to a Bent Box it seems. Shout out to the girl @vickyyzzzz for pulling through ♥ ⁣• • •⁣ ⁣#louisvuitton #lvmen #louisvuittonlover #lv #monogram #dlouisv #luxury #highend #highendfashion #fashion #louisvuittonjapan #lvsingapore #louisvuittonmalaysia #ルイヴィトン #louisvuittonparis #louisvuittonbags #louisvuittonph #lv2019⁣ #lv2020 #lvcruise20 #lvcruise #nicolasghesquiere ⁣⁣ ⁣Prices and information are all subject to change and should be treated as estimates and guesses.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright © 2018 by LOUIS VUITTON⁣ ⁣All rights reserved.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣We are not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Louis Vuitton Malletier, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official Louis Vuitton instagram can be found at @louisvuitton. The name “Louis Vuitton” as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of Louis Vuitton Malletier.

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One thing is for sure, though: The future of handbags is bright — well, as bright as the AMOLED screens.

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