• {Beauty} Korean Products: myeonghan miindo


    I remember this time last year I was talking to my best friend whose teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. She mentioned to me how Koreans have some of the best beauty products around, I know a lot of people on the blogosphere know about this too but I remember me and bestie laughing at how complicated and sophisticated they made it seem especially with the 10 step morning face routine she was introduced to. I mean come on 10 steps to clean and pamper your face before you leave the house? Isn’t that a bit much? I think the longest morning face routine I have ever done was 5/6 steps long: wash with water then use soniclear with cleanser, then toner, serum and finish off with moisturising cream but since I don’t really makeup I dab some ginseng cream on my cheeks and ladies/gentlemen that’s me done.

    When I visited bestie in April this year she introduced me to some Korean products she is using and I must say the girl has still kept her under 21 look (fresh and young) look. Though we not exactly old it’s nice to start early caring for your skin and I think Koreans have mastered the art of retaining the youthful look both men and women. I have been using the myeonghan miindo by face shop products since April this year I can certainly say my next trip to Seoul will include bringing back some more of these beauty products.

    For every skin care routine I have shared on this blog I have emphasised how it is important to have backup products which you can fall back on should trying out new ones be a disaster. For me the backup products are from Simple skin range and they serve their purpose when needed. The products I got were a set containing 1 toner, 1 emulsion, 1 ginseng cream and 1 essence bottle. The products have been arranged in height order so you know which to start with first and also important if the english words rub off and can not read korean.

    1. After washing your face with your choice of cleanser, use the Heaven Grade Ginseng toner. You do not need a cotton bud finger application is fine. I love the texture of this toner, definitely different to my usual sort of toners.
    2. Once the toner has been absorbed into the skin, using a pea sized amount dab the essence into your face
    3. I usually use the Emulsion before the essence but the correct order is essence then emulsion, I apply the right amount to my face and let it get absorbed into my skin.
    4. Lastly I use the cream to gently apply on my face and let it set, most people then start applying their makeup base etc but since I hardly ever wear makeup I just stop here and my face is ready for the day.

    Because all of these products are made from korean herbs I know they are natural and I am not afraid to mix it up a little.

    I always ensure that I use same cleansers all the time or if have run out I use cleansers with the same ingredients as my usual cleaner to avoid having reactions when I suddenly change the cleanser. I do the same thing with serums and creams, I do not want to deviate too much from the normal serums and creams that I use so I try to buy similar ones all the time.

    I am no expert when it comes to Korean products but I have been loving the products have been using and have no complaints whatsoever. Korean’s also have the best face mask and body masks ever, during my visit to Seoul I managed to grab a lot of sample products and now I know which ones to go buy when I return.

    Have you ever used Korean products before? What were your thoughts?




    1. November 23, 2015 / 7:03 am

      One of my favorite products I’m obsessed with is an Asian beauty product. It is really giving me a nice overall clean looking complexion.

    2. November 22, 2015 / 1:51 pm

      I do need to take better care of my face. Mine is three steps. Rinse face in shower, put face wash on, rinse face wash off.

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:52 pm

        That used to be my routine too but been slowly changing it

    3. November 22, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      We all know that ginseng works wonder for the body…I can just imagine what it does for your face!

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:55 pm

        Its amazing, I am loving big time

    4. November 22, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      I would love to try these! I’ve heard lots of good things about products with ginseng.

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:56 pm

        You should ginseng is amazing

    5. November 22, 2015 / 9:17 am

      I love finding great skincare products that actually make your skin look great. These sound nice. I’d love to check out the ginger toner.

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:57 pm

        You should, you can find them in asian beauty stores or Ebay

    6. November 22, 2015 / 4:50 am

      oh very nice. i have a friend/blogger buddy and she only uses natural products. I will def share this with her.

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:58 pm

        Thanks Dawn, hope she likes it

    7. November 22, 2015 / 3:02 am

      It’s really gives you a sense of security knowing that this products is made from natural ingredients. It’s not toxic and safer on skin.

      • November 22, 2015 / 3:58 pm


    8. November 22, 2015 / 1:45 am

      My skin is very sensitive so I don’t try lots of products but these sound like the would work wonders for my skin. I started getting acne as an adult.

      • November 22, 2015 / 4:04 pm

        I think for sensitive skin its best to go natural.

    9. November 21, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      I have never heard of these products before—they sound amazing though!

      • November 22, 2015 / 4:04 pm

        They truly are and glad to have introduced you to them

    10. November 21, 2015 / 4:02 pm

      I’ve never heard of these products before but I LOVE trying new skin care lines. I will have to give these a shot, thanks!

      • November 22, 2015 / 4:05 pm

        You should they are awesome

    11. Rebecca Swenor
      November 21, 2015 / 12:24 pm

      I have never used Korean beauty products before but they sound amazing. These products would be something I would love to try because they are made with Korean herbs and are natural.

      • November 22, 2015 / 4:07 pm

        That’s one of the reasons I tried them because they are made from korean herbs and are natural

    12. November 20, 2015 / 9:50 pm

      I bet these types of products would be amazing for my skin! It’s so sensitive, and I have to be careful what I use. But it sounds like these ones work wonders!

      • November 20, 2015 / 10:24 pm

        They do work wonders and they are all herbal

    13. November 20, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      I always love trying new skincare products! This sounds like a wonderful line. I’d love to try these products!

      • November 20, 2015 / 10:24 pm

        They are really nice products

    14. November 20, 2015 / 6:28 pm

      I’ve never tried any Korean products. My friend’s mom was from New Zealand and she had an elaborate facial routine.She still looks great and she’s almost 70.

      • November 20, 2015 / 10:31 pm

        oh wow I would love to keep this my face lol

    15. November 20, 2015 / 4:33 pm

      I’ve never used Koren skin care products, but they do seem to have youthful skin. I’m intriged and would love to get my hands on these.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:20 pm

        I love how majority of koreans have very youthful skins and they are very serious about their face products

    16. November 20, 2015 / 11:12 am

      I’ve never used Korean skin care products before. That Ginseng toner sounds wonderful. I would love to try it.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:22 pm

        The Ginseng toner is amazing and feels good my face every morning

    17. November 20, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Here where I live there are Korean products available, I am in Canada. I have not personally used them but have several friends who love them.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:23 pm

        I think they have a few in the UK too but I bought mine in Korea itself.

    18. November 20, 2015 / 8:52 am

      These products sound really amazing, I would love to try them. Unfortunately here in Greece we don’t have them. I try to use all natural local products, we have some great brands based on olive oil.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:29 pm

        I think most of these korean products you can purchase them online via ebay and the like

    19. November 20, 2015 / 7:52 am

      There’s a bunch of Korean beauty shops in my area, and I’m so fascinated by the options available. Asian makeup in general is very interesting to me.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:35 pm

        Asian beauty products are of great interest to me too

    20. November 20, 2015 / 7:29 am

      Oh yes, Korean brands are so famous here in Indonesia. Actually, my country seems to love everything Korean lately 😀 I have used some of their beauty products too like their face masks.

      • November 20, 2015 / 5:39 pm

        I too love their face masks big time.

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