If you've been following A Little Indiaa in the recent few months, you know that skin care is my big thing right now. With 30 right around the corner (eek!) I've been thinking a lot about what I can do to protect my skin and keep it as healthy and youthful as possible. I've been searching for a while for the right combination of products to use year-round and it hasn't been easy. Either the products were too drying or they were overloading my skin with oils...both scenarios ending in breakouts. So needless to say when the Saranghae team reached out to me to test out their 5-step routine, I was a little wary. I decided to do some research on the brand before deciding and I'm so glad I did. Saranghae products have been formulated with ingredients that are designed to tackle aging at the cellular level, with effects that will last long after the products have absorbed into your skin. Just reading about them got me excited, so I agreed to give them a try and let me tell you...it has been the best decision I've ever made!
Oil + Foam Cleanser
Step 1: Let's just start by talking about the fact that this cleanser has truffle extract and gold specks. Swoon. It smells so incredible. It goes on a dry face, and then you lather with some water. It's great at taking off all your face make up, but if you use a lot of mascara or pencil eyeliner you may want to use a little makeup remover first. I noticed that sometimes the cleanser doesn't get it all off and you obviously want to be cautious about rubbing into your eyes too much. Otherwise, it leaves your skin feeling great!
Deep Radiance Essence + Serum
Step 2: I use 1-2 pumps of the serum after cleansing. The one thing I noticed is that even though it's not a moisturizer, my skin felt really hydrated with just the serum on. It goes on very light and smooth. This product really stood on its own leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean.
Firm & Lift Regeneration Cream
Step 3: At first glance, the cream looked super thick and rich and I was worried it might be too greasy, but I was totally wrong. The product absorbs into your skin so fast. I have noticed every morning after using the regeneration cream the night before, that my skin is plump, even, refreshed and so smooth. It has the lasting effects of a night cream without the heavy consistency. It's amazing! I have a day moisturizer, but I wouldn't say no to anyone who wanted to use this twice a day. It's that good.
Focus Renewal Eye Cream
Step 4: This eye cream has easily become my favorite product. Admittedly, I haven't experimented a ton with eye creams, but after using this one I feel like I don't need to. I have noticed the bags and shadows under my eyes are drastically reduced and my eyes are less puffy in the mornings. Overall, my under eyes are more even and refreshed and some of the fine lines I noticed (that my makeup would crease into...the worst!) also seemed to have reduced. It's such a great product and most likely the only eye cream I'll be using. It's perfect for day and night!
Elemental Essence Mask
Step 5: This is the fifth and final product of the 5-step routine, but it could technically be Step 2. I haven't been using it every day and personally, I don't think you should. The mask is soaked in all this serum goodness that will rejuvenate your skin like you can't even imagine. For that reason though, I choose to only use it once a week after the cleanser. I leave it on for about 20 minutes and rub in all the excess product onto my face and neck. There's enough product on the mask alone that I don't feel the need to use anything else after. However, everybody's skin is different so feel free to play around until you find the right balance for your skin! The other four products do such a great job on my skin, that I keep the mask reserved for an as-needed situation. I also love this mask for travel. Airplanes wreak havoc on my skin and I'm tend to not get very good sleep in hotels (especially when I travel for work). This mask is the best pick-me-up and I always look my best the morning after using the elemental essence mask. Tip: you can reserve the excess serum in the packaging and use it again the next day!
In summary...after only about a month of using the 5-step routine, I have seen a visible change in my skin. My face feels smoother, more hydrated, I wake up less red and puffy and there's a definite glow that I didn't have before. I've always heard that Korean skin care products are some of the best, but I didn't realize how much until trying them out for myself. I highly, highly recommend the Saranghae 5-step routine to anyone who is searching for a good skin care regimen to help with whatever problems they may be having. The packaging is so beautiful, all the products smell great and it's some of the fastest results I've seen to date!!
Saranghae is an award winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products and excellence in customer service has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.
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