I remember when I was younger – in my teens and on my family trips back to Hong Kong for the summer, I would buy and try out Asian skincare and even some less well-known Western skincare brands. This was way before online shopping was considered a) secure and b) extremely convenient.
If you have family or even friends, who quite regularly go back ‘home’ or at least to their relatives’ motherland, then you may know about asking them to help buy you some skincare as a souvenir (yes, it’s a thing!). Flip to the present, and you’re able to online-shop these products – whether they are necessarily cheaper is another story but the heart always wants what it wants.
I have had one shopping experience on YesStyle and a few on Ebay regarding Korean skincare…but shipping time can be as long as two weeks. Now I’m happy to share that this might change very soon (my UK readers, I’m looking at you) because I actually bought a few K-beauty goodies at TK Maxx.
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Note: The links provided are to give you further insight into the products. I did not purchase from any of the links therefore I cannot feedback on such experience if you do decide to purchase online.
However, I can tell you that I purchased these on a much cheaper price point than is illustrated in the links.
What initially attracted me to these masks besides it being K-beauty was its price point. As happy as I was to see these in TK Maxx, price point is extremely important because no one wants to get ripped off.
Each of these packs (5pc a set) cost £5/£6 which I think is reasonable. That works out about £1/£1.20 per pc which is more than affordable and I can confirm that these are quality masks. Plus, if you bothered to check the links above, I actually got these at a damn good deal! (It’s amazing how much they milk products online.)
My favourite out of the 3 if I had to choose and the one that I think is most universal, even for sensitive skin. I’d be really surprised if you said you didn’t like it because I can’t find anything to fault. It is incredibly soothing and hydrating on the skin so it’s particular great after a long working day as a pick-me-up! The fit and cut-outs for eyes, nose, lips are spot-on too (at least for me) and product isn’t overly drenched, so no drip factor.* I hope TK Maxx have more of these as I’ll be buying more.
*I found this to be the case for all masks featured in this post. Good-going!
This is not quite as cooling as the green tea mask but moisture really is the key word here. I think this mask would be better suited for dry-skin individuals due to its milk-cream consistency (it smells milky too!) however during winter, this can work for anyone. After masking, the product doubles over as a moisturiser. Plus due to milk being a key ingredient, there are brightening effects so expect to glow the next morning, because that’s how I felt!
If you are into the weird and wonderful of skincare and beauty, then this mask will intrigue you. It’s a black mask which I wasn’t prepared for or knew even existed. After some research, it appears to be a carbon/charcoal mask which effectively collects all the dirt from your skin whilst it feeds back necessary nutrients to the skin. Cool or what? For what appears to be an ‘anti-aging mask’, it seems to follow the notion of ‘remove everything that’s damaging your skin first’, which I’m totally for and find completely refreshing. You won’t look cute wearing this, and the smell is a bit weird though not unpleasant but it does a bit of everything and does it well. Oily-skin individuals in particular, this might just tickle your fancy though I think everyone should try it.
(I lie. I think you should try all these masks.)
TK Maxx is quickly becoming my favourite go-to store for a bit of everything. It’s where I go and find my ‘gems’ that I can never find anywhere else on the high street. I’m excited to see what I find next time I go in!
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