Koreans are renowned for their flawless skin and beauty regimen, after all the beauty world has gotten obsessed with their products in hopes of achieving the same results. My first time trying out Korean beauty products was last year, and because it was such a great experience, I was happy to learn about UAE’s newest beauty destination- My Skin Choice.
Launched by two university buddies, My Skin Choice features top Korean brands and offers an array of products which start from as little as below AED 10. In addition, My Skin Choice deals with cosmetics that are free of harsh chemicals and paraben.
My package, which arrived two days after the order, had the following:
- I’m From- Honey Mask
- Dermal- Aloe Vera Gel
- Klairs- Rich Moist Soothing Cream
- Klairs- Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
- Dermal- Whitening Eye Patch
- Dermal- Lip Mask
A month after testing the products out, here’s my final verdict on the effect they’ve had on my face-
With a high 38.7% of the jar consisting of pure honey, I’m From’s Honey Mask had me excited about trying it out before everything else. As soon as you open the jar there’s a strong captivating honey scent that smells so good I won’t blame you for being tempted to give it a taste. The mask promises to be a treat for all skin types, and can be kept on from anything between 10 minutes to an hour. Half an hour into applying the mask with the spatula that comes with it, the mask still had a thick consistency and gave my face a warm sensation. By the time my one hour was up, I removed the mask with tissues, then washed it off with lukewarm water. Even after washing and drying my face off, it remained soft and supple. I was left with decreased redness on the problematic areas of my face, and a hint of a coated feeling that remained for hours.
My second product was a super affordable Aloe Vera 95% Gel from the brand Dermal. Aloe Vera has long been popular for a variety of purposes, and the most common are:
- Reduce inflammation & redness
- Stretch mark reduction
- After-sun cooling effect
- After shave
- Treat acne
But Dermal shared more ideas for using the gel, including using it for softening nails, as an eye pack, during massages, and even as a hair treatment!
The fresh scented gel is ideally applied to the face as a thick layer to be kept on for up to half an hour. Although I felt a slight tingling 10 minutes into having it on, it was safe to keep on.
Aloe Vera is meant to increase absorption rate of the skin, control sebum, and help provide clean and elastic skin. At AED 25, Dermal’s Aloe Vera is definitely a must have.
With a creamy rich texture, and a scent that reminds you of that best spa moment you’ve had, Klairs’ Rich Moist Soothing Cream became a staple in my night time routine. The ingredients include Jojoba seed oil, which promises to provide powerful hydration and aid with skin flaking. Klairs supports four directives in all their products, to make us feel safe using their products (Paraben free, alcohol free, Eco friendly, and no animal testing)
The last product I’ve been playing with is also from Klairs. The Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is meant to get rid of dirt and makeup, while also keeping the skin hydrated. Ideal for all skin types, the oil contains core ingredients such as black bean oil, black sesame oil, and black currant seed oil. I initially remove my make up with Nutrogena’s wipes, then follow it up with massaging the cleansing oil for a couple of minutes, then washing it off with lukewarm water.