Please welcome the newest member of The Silk Rose family…M-Line by Mizon! Created by our favourite skincare savants over at Mizon, the M-Line has been designed to focus specifically on hydration, which is especially important in these dry, Winter months (bleugh).

As skin-savvy readers such as yourselves will obviously know, hydration is the first step to healthy skin. Bold statement, I know, but I’m sticking with it. Not only does hydration unsurprisingly help to alleviate symptoms of dry skin but it also does the same for oily skin – yes, oily – as it targets the root cause of the symptoms you would often associate with these skin conditions. Moreover, hydrated skin is better equipped to absorb and accept any treatments that you apply to your skin, be it through essences, serums or masks. #needIsaymore

To help us on our journey to healthy skin, Mizon have kindly created these hydrating heroes that are an absolute must-have for your Winter skincare routine:

Designed to follow the prep-steps of your skincare routine (cleanse-exfoliate-tone), the Water Volume Ex First Essence has been specially formulated with snow algae extract, hydrasalinol, ceramide and moringa to deeply hydrate and soothe the skin, while creating a barrier that helps lock in moisture.

The Intensive Skin Barrier Eye Cream Pack has been created to help retain maximum moisture around the sensitive eye area – formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramide, this eye cream deeply hydrates the skin and strengthens the skin barrier to retain the added moisture. The Water Volume Ex Cream does the same for the rest of the face; the deeply-hydrating gel cream has been specially formulated with Mizon M-Line’s Hydra ToX™, an original Mizon formula developed for the Water Volume EX Line, to improve the skin’s natural moisture barrier and enhance moisture retention.

The Enjoy Vital-Up sheet masks have been created to firm, nourish and deeply hydrate your skin in 20 minutes, while the Intensive Skin Barrier Eye Gel Mask has been designed to comfortably fit over the eyes and deliver its specially formulated hydrating serum to the delicate eye area.

 

And when your skin is in need of some serious TLC, you have the Enjoy Fresh On Time – Sweet Honey Mask, an indulgent wash-off mask that is generously formulated with honey to deeply hydrate the skin and add an extra layer of moisture to help combat the drying effects of the weather and environment.


We are so very excited to introduce you to the newest member of The Silk Rose family! Aromatica was established with a quest to be 100% pure, natural and safe, both for consumers and the environment. The founder’s passionate belief that beauty should be honest and natural, not synthetic, has been his inspiration since the beginning, over a decade ago. Aromatica’s dedicated sourcing of the best ingredients directly from local suppliers all over the world, and finest essential oils native to the source location, shows in the exceptional quality of their products. Aromatica’s products are manufactured in their ECOCERT certified facility and is the only Korean beauty brand to earn EWG’s Skin-deep Champion Status, an accolade awarded to toxin-free beauty brands.

Aromatica’s founder, Jerry Kim, discovered the importance of natural ingredients when he lived in Australia in 1997. He spent years studying the evidence relating to the detrimental effects of synthetic chemicals, particularly synthetic fragrances which are more toxic than paraben preservatives or synthetic surfactants, and found that many everyday skin and body care products contained these toxic ingredients. He initially started off importing and distributing natural raw materials to wholesalers, cosmetic manufacturers and personal care companies, but found these companies had hardly used natural organic raw materials and decided to extend his reach by manufacturing his own range of products. Aromatica was born because of the founder’s commitment to, and passion for organic, natural and safe ingredients. This is reflected in each and every one of their products, which is why we are so excited to bring the best of Aromatica to you, our lovely customers. Have a look through our thoughtfully hand-picked selection and take your first steps to healthier skin…


Our customers always tell us how much they value the opportunity to learn more about the who, what, where and why of our favourite brands and products, as it makes them feel more comfortable with these emerging skincare trends. This is perfectly understandable when you’re entering uncharted skincare territory. Which is why we try our best to demystify some of these areas on our weekly blog posts, so that our customers can feel more confident to try new products and experience the skincare improvements that we ourselves have benefited from. Today, we have the latest in our series of Brand Spotlight posts – this time looking at everyone’s favourite sensitive-skincare brand, Klairs.

Klairs was established in 2010, with the mission to create a skincare range that is perfectly formulated for sensitive skin. An eco-friendly brand, Klairs cares deeply about what goes into their products, as such they use only the very best all-natural ingredients. None of their products are tested on animals, and all are free from parabens, alcohol and artificial colouring.

Why We Love Klairs

You could mistakenly think that because Klairs focus on natural ingredients, with gentle formulations that are free-from a lot of nasties, that they may not be very effective. Its actually quite the opposite. You see, the best thing about Klairs products in my opinion is that they aren’t just great on paper. They actually work. Each and every Klairs product has been tried and tested by our team, and we have been pleasantly surprised each time by how effective and versatile they are. We all have different skin types and concerns, and surprisingly Klairs products seem to work well for us all. Although these products are formulated for sensitive skin, they are perfectly suitable for those with dry, oily, combination or even mature skin. Their products may be simple but they’re very effective, which is what really counts in my books.

Here are some of our favourite Klairs products:

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish

This gentle exfoliator is an essential step to achieving wonderfully soft and smooth skin. It not only exfoliates gently and evenly, it removes dead skin cells and blackheads, and conditions to leave your skin feeling silky smooth and hydrated. Made from edible black sugar and packed with shea butter, cranberry oil and vitamin E, this is definitely one your skin will thank you for.

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Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

This best-selling revolutionary BB cream incorporates a unique smart colour technology that makes this it suitable for any skin tone. An all-in-one, it acts as a sunscreen, moisturiser, primer, and foundation. Not only does it hydrate and smooth out uneven skin tones, its low-irritant formula makes it perfect for covering those blemishes without worsening them.

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Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

Made with pure Vitamin C, this non-irritant formula will rejuvenate your tired, dull skin giving it that fresh burst of sunshine. Vitamin C helps to improve uneven skintone and pigmentation as well as brightening overall complexion.

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We meet a lot of people in our line of work that we would call “skincare lifers”. These are people that have been using the same skincare brand (and maybe even the same product) for years. They swear by its efficacy and won’t understand why anyone would want to “experiment” with other brands. Basically they are resistant to change. Which is OK, we totally empathise…but, it is a damn shame. Skincare has evolved A LOT in the past couple of decades – new “hero” ingredients are being discovered everyday, cosmetic companies are working on more interesting formulations and even devices, all to help us achieve our skincare goals. Moreover, our skin is evolving too – as we grow older, as the seasons or our hormones change and the environment around us changes. If our skin condition changes throughout our lives, why shouldn’t our skincare?

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This is the second post in our “Brand Spotlight” series where we will be formally introducing you to some of our cult Korean cosmetics brands, in the hope to help you – our lovely readers – become more familiar and comfortable with them. We kicked-off the series with our post on Mizon, which is definitely a tough act to follow given that they are one of the most-sought after brands by K-beauty lovers the world over. Thankfully, today we will be talking about LJH which is an equally coveted brand in its own right.

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We at The Silk Rose want to bring you the latest and greatest skincare straight from Seoul, so you can experience for yourself all the benefits we have enjoyed by switching to Korean skincare.

But, we recognise that this may be a big step for you – you may have grown-up using certain Western brands that you now feel comfortable with, or you may even feel somewhat uneasy about trying new products from another part of the world. Which is why we believe that our job isn’t just to bring you the most innovative products we have discovered in Korea, but to also help you make that transition. We hope that by giving you as much information as we can about the brands and products we have curated, you will feel more confident to make the move to better skincare.

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