As skincare buffs, we wish we could spend our days wandering the world in search of the latest miracle serum, but most of the time we have to wait for the best products to find us. That’s why we’re fans of Peach and Lily, a blog and new online boutique that brings hard-to-find, best-selling beauty products from Korea and Japan to the US. This week, Alicia Yoon and Cindy Kim, the site’s co-founders, will be sharing their globetrotting experiences and dispensing their hard-earned wisdom.
We recently went on a serious mineral skincare hunt. Why, you ask? Because mineral-based products don’t include parabens, alcohol, dyes, perfumes, preservatives, mineral oils, lead or (best of all) talc! This is great news for acne-prone or sensitive skin since everything is mild, non-comedogenic, and won’t irritate the skin. (Think Bare Minerals). Essentially you’ll get great, gentle coverage. So given that Korea is the "skincare superpower" according to Marie Claire, we wanted to see what mineral-based skincare goodies we could find over here.
We’d like to introduce Sua Young—a brand carried in leading spas throughout the world which is making quite the splash in Korea.
This was a Peach and Lily love-at-first-try moment. I have slightly sensitive skin due to eczema, and this product didn’t irritate my skin at all, it was actually soothing. Plus, I have really dry skin in the winter and these products leave me seriously dewy.
My all-time favorite product is Sua Young’s mineral-based BB Cream. The formula includes a large percentage of minerals (versus other formulas out there with only a tiny drop in them), has incredible botanical ingredients and is naturally fragranced with crushed rose petals. It does not get anymore fabulous than that.
Since I started wearing it, I’ve been getting so many compliments. I glow, my under-eye bags are covered up, and somehow it doesn’t look like I have much makeup on at all. Even better? The formuala doesn’t get cakey or flakey, and it hydrates without leaving a shine. I’m a little bit in love.
I’m a big fan of BB Creams in general, but a mineral-based BB Cream really deserves a beauty Oscar in our books.
For more from Peach and Lily, here’s what they learned about nature vs. nurture in Korean skincare.