Skincare

I’ve Tested Holy Grail K-Beauty Products. Were They Worth It? (Cosrx & Heimish)

Today’s post is one I’ve been excited to write about, which is all about Korean skincare items. I love seeing how K-beauty is being welcomed in the West, and how much more accessible it’s starting to become. I was sent a lovely box of skincare goodies by a sweet woman, Maja, who has her own K-beauty shop named surisuri.dk. Maja offers a variety of products on her page, and she’s always more than happy to help you out choosing the right product for your skin concerns. The site delivers within Denmark, Europe as well as internationally. For international orders you can contact info@surisuri.dk for more info. Let’s take a look on the products I received;

Heimish All Clean Balm 120 ml

The product I was most exciting to try was this one, so it’s only fair I talk about this first. This is quite hyped, and a popular cleansing balm. It’s a solid balm that melts away makeup, and dirt on your skin, and also works as a great first step in your routine. First of the print on the balm is so beautiful! When it comes to K-beauty I love how much effort they put into their packaging. When you open up the balm, there is a protective lid, that also has a spatula included. I love this balm so much! It has a nice herbal, citrussy scent that I find relaxing. I rub this onto my dry skin, and I can see how it melt everything off. EVERYTHING. Longlasting makeup, as well as waterproof. I then add a little bit of water, which turns the balm milky. One thing I especially loved is, how moisturized my skin felt, without feeling oily. I also rub it on my eyes and lips without any irritation occurring.

Ingrediens: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1, 2-Hexanediol. 

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Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 100 ml

This is another cult product, that I’ve heard a lot about. I’ve seen some people using it instead of a toner, and some as a serum. BHA is an acid that can get really deep into your pores, and cleans them out, while exfoliating the dead skin cells off. I used it as a serum, where I would use 2 pumps and pat that into my skin every other day at nighttime. I don’t really deal with any blackheads, which is the main thing this product targets, but I do have acneprone skin. To be honest the first 2 weeks, I didn’t notice much. My skin was feeling a bit softer, but not much else. On the third week I stared noticing the texture on my cheeks was reduced, and the texture on my forehead is completely gone. Another thing I had noticed was that I hadn’t experienced any major breakouts the entire month of testing, even during that time of the month. I did get a few blemishes, but they were so small, and disappeared within a day or two. I was worried about it drying my skin, but no that didn’t happen either. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you how effective it is on blackheads, but it I could still see what an impact it had on my other skin concerns.

Ingrediens: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine Salicylate, Niacinamide 1, 2-Hexanediol, Arginine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol. 

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Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Cream 50 ml

I had been using this cream in conjunction to the BHA liquid. It had a thick consistency, maybe similar to an ointment. It has a pleasant medical, tea tree scent and goes on super smoothly onto the skin. It comes in a simplistic, squeeze-able metal tube. I was worried it was going to be heavy or oily, but it wasn’t neither. It was a bit more heavy duty in terms of consistency, but I do enjoy some thicker products for the nighttime. One thing I have a hard time concluding is, if it was the cream or the BHA liquid that had those positive effects on my skin, as I was using them together each time. I think it may have been then combo of them both, or the BHA liquid. Remember to follow up with a sunscreen when using BHA products.

Ingrediens: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol , Dimethicone, Betaine, BeesWax, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil,1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.

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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Oh how I wish a pimple had come up during the month of testing… I’ve tried acne patches in the past from other brands, and they’re my absolute go to for treating blemishes with a whitehead. The idea behind these Cosrx patches is to heal the blemish and absorb the fluid from the inside. That sounds quite gross, but these types of patches usually work like magic for me. You get 24 patches in a variety of sizes, and the patches are rather thin and translucent. Once I get to try them. I’ll update this post to let you know how they worked for me.

EDIT: I finally tried these out, and they were as good as I was expecting them to be! I wish I took a photo of the patch, but I was rushing out the door so I didn’t have the chance. First of all the patch is so thin, it’s crazy. You barely even notice it. I applied it onto dry skin, and wore it overnight. After 5 hours I could already see the patch turning slightly cloudly/white. I peeled the patch off the next morning, and it had sucked the whitehead out of the blemish. My pimple was almost flat, and completly healed up within 2 days. The only critic I have is, that some of the patches are very small and I don’t find that practical. Besides that these work amazingly, and I have no complaints about the results the patches provided me.

Ingrediens: Cellulose gum, Styrene Isoprene Styrene Block Copolymer, Polysobutylene, Petroleum Resin, Polyurethane Film, Liquid Paraffin, Tetrakis Methane. 

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Tony Moly I’m Real Sheetmask (Tea Tree)

How popular are these masks right? Probably because of how cute the packaging is. I mean come on… just look at it. I think most of you probably know the deal with sheet masks, but it’s basically a face shaped sheet that is soaked in some type of serum. It has a light tea tree scent and felt very cooling when I put it on. The material of the sheet is quite annoying. It’s quite stiff, and I had troubles smoothing it out completely. I used a silicone cover to help keep the mask in place, which helped me a ton. I put it on, and left it on for around 35 min. The serum/essence was very light, but also left my face a bit sticky. I let that soak in for 5 minutes before continuing my routine. If you can get over the material of mask, I would say go for it. The serum is light and refreshing and left my skin moisturized.

Ingrediens: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycereth-26, Panthenol, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Succinate, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, 1,2Hexanediol, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Capryltl Glycol, Illicium, Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Melealeuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

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I hope you enjoyed reading about these Korean skincare products. I had so much fun testing out all of these products, especially the Heimish Cleansing Balm. Let me know your thoughts on the Korean Beauty World.

– Noreen.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.

 

31 thoughts on “I’ve Tested Holy Grail K-Beauty Products. Were They Worth It? (Cosrx & Heimish)

    1. Yes definitely 🙂 I’ve tried some patches from a different brand, that would suck out all of nastyness, and the blemish would be 10x flatter. I try my best not to pop them, but I can imagine how nice these patches could be to put on top 😀 Hoping to try these corsx ones soon

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    1. I’m just waiting on a pimpe to pop up, so I can try them hahaha. I’ve been hearing how amazing they are, so I’m looking forward to see if they work well for me. Oh yes the Banila cleansing balm is one I’ve been thinking about getting as well. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

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  1. Such a great post, and what an amazing bundle of goodies!! That balm sounds absolutely heavenly, I’ll have to check it out once my current one runs out. Glad to hear the CosRx products helped – I don’t really deal with blackheads either but I’ve been curious about the Power Liquid, so I’m glad to hear it can help other skin concerns! Xx

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    1. Thanks Babe ❤ This was such a generous gift! I definitely recommend the balm, it break all of my makeup down, plus I love the herbal scent. The Cosrx did help reducing some texture on my skin, and barely broke out the entire month. I just got a small blemish yesterday, but I already see it going away 😀 There's also the AHA & BHA liquid from Cosrx that I'm interested in.

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  2. Awesome post! I’m always so curious about Korean beauty products as well so this is very helpful. I picked up the Whitening Essence from Cosrx and there’s so many other products I want to try from them as well. I did try the pimple patches finally! I think they are good! But there’s another version from Nexcare that do the same thing (for me) for cheaper! So I don’t know if I’ll repurchase.

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  3. Thanks, Girly ❤ I litterally want to try almost every Korean beauty product out there hahaha 😀 How are you liking the whitening essence? 🙂 I really want to try their honey sleeping mask, as well as their low ph cleanser. The Nexcare works really well for me as well, and so affordable. I actually just got a blemish today, and I'm wearing the cosrx patch while typing this. Hopefully they just as well as the Nexcare ones do 🙂

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  4. I loveeeee the TonyMoly sheet masks! They’re on the cheaper side, and they’re so effective. When there are sales, I can find them as cheap as $2 per mask in the states!

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    1. I love the essence that the Tony Moly masks has, but I find the material a bit stiff, and annoying hahaha 😀 But for such a low price, I don’t mind and I can make them work 🙂 Definitely love how affordable they are.

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  5. I Love Korean skincare but I’ve never tried Cosrx though I do want to. The blackhead Liquid sounds like a great product to try for my nose, where I tend to get a few blackheads. Great reviews 🙌

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    1. I really want to try more products from Cosrx now 😀 I’ve seen before/after photos of some using it mainly on their blackhead area, mostly the nose, and the results look great! They have a honey sleeping mask that I would love to try ❤

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  6. Oh how fun! You tested more or less the k-beauty products that I want to test out at some point! That Heimish balm seems to have replaced the hype of the Banila & Co Clean it Zero (or whatever it’s called) but I think both are popular.

    I have yet to try COSRX at all…I’ve heard lots of good things about that BHA liquid!

    I bought 2 of those Tonymoly masks and I have tried one so far in the Broccoli flavour. Personally, it wasn’t wet enough for me, and in the 20 minutes that I had it on, I felt like it dried quickly? It was okay but no real long-lasting effect.

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    1. I do consider all of these products to be quite popular in the K-beauty world, and I’ve been very pleased with them all. The Heimish does have a lot of buzz revolving around it, and I really love it ❤ I haven't tried the Banila one, maybe I should try that one once I finish this 🙂

      The Tonymoly masks aren't super wet, but for me it does stay wet for 20 minutes. I do own a silicone cover to put on top of sheetmask, which will keep your masks wetter for longer time. Maybe you can try one of those 🙂

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