The new year is just around the corner, and as the year comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on our beauty choices in 2018. Whether you’ve been putting in the effort to target a certain skin concern, simpliflying your skincare routine or even just looking for new products to explore now and again, there’s no denying that we all just aim to have great looking skin! Exfoliation isn’t just about rubbing harsh, gritty scrubs onto your face, and it can be overlooked in a skincare regime. However, when used right, it’s really great to renew and aid in the repair of the skin, evening out texture and brightening skin tone not only on your face but the rest of your body as well. Give your skin a restart come 2019 with some of our favorite skin renewal treatments.
Whisk away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin beneath with this peeling gel from Mamonde. This formula contains a mix of AHA and Japanese apricot enzyme to gently but effectively even out the skin and remove flakiness, while Japanese apricot flower extract moisturizes the skin. The result is healthy, non-irritated skin that's supple to the touch.
This unique mask is an effective exfoliator that transforms from a clay to a whipped cream lather, using AHA and BHA to slough away dead skin cells. It helps to remove dryness and flakiness, as well as moisturize the skin with casein protein from milk, leaving you with a moisturized, hydrated complexion.
If you're not a fan of adding another step into your skincare routine, how about using an exfoliating toner instead? This toner is packed with the nourishing powers of aloe vera extract as well as BHA to gently remove uneven textures with consistent use. It also contains salicylic acid to banish acne, so that your skin can look clear and feel great.
Join the smooth lip club! Made with natural, fruit-based ingredients, this gentle bubbly lip scrub uses a chemical peel that works to remove residue and gently whisk away flaky dead skin on the lips for a soft, kissable pout. It also creates a smooth clean canvas for lipstick to stick to, giving you a perfect application every time.
Not your conventional peeling mask, you don’t actually see the peeling action with this one. It’s a multitasking pack that uses a mix of physical and chemical ingredients to renew the skin, showing results with consistent usage. Strawberry seeds and konjac granules are combined with fruit derived AHA leave the skin feeling plump, smooth and looking bright.
How about waking up to renewed skin instead? This sleeping mask is perfect for slathering on when you’re feeling particularly lazy, and features featuring extracts from black soybean, ginseng and orchid to improve elasticity of the skin, ensuring it stays firm and plump to the touch while reducing signs of aging. It also helps to hydrate the skin and brighten dull complexions.
Don't forget to show your feet some TLC too! They're hardworkers that carry you all over the place, and this can lead to dry, cracked skin. These feet peeling packs are formulated with a mix of shea butter, tea tree leaf and spearmint extract to soften, renew and deodorize. Pop these on and watch all that dead skin peel away on its own over the course of a week! At the end, you'll be left with soft, smooth skin that's none to beat.
Are you set to take on 2019 with a storm? You can find all these products and other cool K-beauty stuff on Althea's site
, so be sure to check them out. Which of these made it into your new year? What are some of your beauty resolutions for next year? Let us know down below!
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