This mama's new Five Step Korean Beauty Anti-Aging Routine with Saranghae
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Love thy skin
Mamas are busy creatures. Investing in a twelve, ten or even seven step Korean beauty routine takes way too much time, and is also costly. I've always wanted to start and maintain a multi-step beauty routine. I was super happy to find out that Saranghae offers a five step anti- aging skin care routine, the Saranghae Complete 5 Step Bundle. Saranghae means "I love you" in Korean. A mama loves so many people: her child, her hubby, her own parents. In my case, as a blogger, I love my readers. As a doctor of physical therapy, I also love my patients. But before this mama and other mamas out there could offer all this love to others, they must love themselves! Our biggest organ is our skin, living, breathing and on full display. Our skin, our external warrior, deserves all our love.
During and after pregnancy, my skin got really oily and then dry and then pimply. Thanks, hormones! I'm in my early thirties now, and I want to keep my skin youthful. Around my menstrual cycle, I continue to suffer from hormonal acne, though it's been better.
And you know, skin loses its elasticity and vibrance every year. UV from the sun, chemicals, and stress harm our skin on a daily basis. We need to repair and protect it, and help it regenerate. We also need to clean it well and let it breathe, and use more natural ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and ginseng!
I'm sure you've seen how vibrant, dewy, smooth and beautiful Korean actresses, influencers, and singers have. (Google Kim Tae Hee or Song Hye-Kyo.) If you go to South Korea, you'll see that even the non-famous women (and men) on the streets have great skin! Having great skin means you eat well, and you treat it well. You cleanse it of toxins and dead skin cells. Then you treat it with serum that is restorative. Then you use cream. For the eyes, you use a different cream because the skin around your eyes is sensitive. Every week, you treat your skin to a face mask after you wash it. That's Saranghae's Five Step Korean Beauty Routine. Simple. Easy. Beautiful!
The product line comes from Korea, originating in 1950, when the founder's mother, who was 16 at that time, sold home-made beauty products.
"Min (the founder) is a pioneer in modern Korean anti-aging techniques. Min and her brother Peter were one of the first formulators in the world to discover, study and commercialize the astonishing anti-aging and healing benefits of the Korean Sang Hwang (Phellinus Linteus) mushroom."- Saranghae
Saranghae specializes in using botanical ingredients, and ingredients such as ginseng, a root that is prized across Asia.
The five step routine
Wash with Nourishing + Moisturizing Cleanser. The cleanser doesn't foam up, but it does become creamy with water.
- Repair and regenerate with Deep Radiance Essence + Serum. The serum gets absorbed into your skin quickly.
- Moisturize, repair, regenerate, and protect with Firm and Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream. The cream is light and fluffy.
- Pat on Focus Renewal Eye Cream.
- Use the Elemental Essence Mask as needed, after cleansing. It's recommended to use just once a week. The mask is filled with essence, so moisturizing.
Note: Saranghae lists all the ingredients used in their products on their website.
The complete five step bundle costs $159 USD, which is not bad (but not inexpensive either), considering you could spend over $100 on just one high quality beauty product from Korea. If you join Saranghae's membership program, you can get the bundle for $139 USD.
I simply love the packaging the five step bundle came in. The personalized card with the handwritten note was a splendid touch. (A Papyrus card!) The product bottles and boxes were also pretty, reminding me of sapphires and silver. The pumps were easy to operate, and the amount of product in the bottles is generous.
With all the products, I feel like I can smell ginseng and other herbs. The smell isn't strong. Growing up experiencing these smells at markets and at home, I actually like the smell of these products. The eye cream wasn't too thick and the face cream felt just right.
After completing the five step, my face was dewy and it glowed all day. It didn't feel oily or annoying, or sticky for that matter. I like to do facials and after completing the five step, I felt as if I had just gone to a spa and had a facial done!
Saranghae recommends that you use the five step bundle for 30 days for maximal anti-aging effects. I've only used this product for two days, so I can't say that it will lift your skin and get rid of all your wrinkles. Personally, I love it. I love how my skin tingles after I wash it with the cleanser. I love the glow and dew effects on my skin. I hope it will help with my eye bags and my hormonal acne, since herbs have healing effects. Time will tell!
I will continue to use this product all of September 2017 and let you know my final thoughts in October, complete with a review score. I hope you give this product a try, and start a five step beauty routine with me! Let me know your thoughts!
Mamas (and papas) out there, we deserve pampering. Our skin deserves our love. Rather than spending hundreds at a spa, you can repair, regenerate, and protect your skin for their entire month, with an easy five-step Korean beauty routine. Why not?
Xoxo, Mama Kat
To learn more about Saranghae visit www.lovesaranghae.com