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What Do Herbs Have To Do With Radiance?: Guest Blogger

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. 

Human skin is constantly being renewed as young fresh cells migrate up to the outermost layer that eventually hardens and peels off. Meanwhile, the harsh environment wreaks havoc on the skin. Herbs are used to help maintain the critical balance of acidity and the microfloral cover that gives skin a youthful glow. The body’s critical energy, or qi, flows better when there’s an equal balance of yin and yang. (Read: All this leads to radiant skin.)

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The idea behind herbal skincare, which has been around for thousands of years, i that certain herbs are carefully selected to address specific needs and to help maintain a necessary balance for healthy skin. Dry skin, for example, requires herbs that purify blood and improve circulation. Oily skin on the other hand needs to be soothed and cooled down. Wrinkle-prone, fragile skin needs herbs that promote fresh “qi.”

The many years of practitioners using herbal remedies, plus decades of lab work, have created an incredible category of bestselling beauty products that use herbal ingredients to restore the skin’s natural balance and glow.

Which is why Peach and Lily set off to find our favorite herbal skincare line while in Korea, a beauty mecca—and we found a winner: Be the Skin!

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Are Paper Face Masks Overrated or Underused?: Guest Blogger

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. image

One of Korea’s biggest beauty trends right now is paper face masks. They’re packed with tons of restorative ingredients like rosehip, walnut, acai berry, collagen, aloe, green tea—and the list goes on. Here’s the lowdown on why these disposable masks are so hot in Asia right now.

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Why Mineral Makeup is So Good for Your Sensitive Skin: Guest Blogger

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.

Drumroll please…. 

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We’d like to introduce Sua Young—a brand carried in leading spas throughout the world which is making quite the splash in Korea.

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Nature vs. Nurture in Korean Skincare: Guest Blogger

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 her globetrotting experiences and dispensing her hard-earned wisdom. 

I’m a believer in skincare. I trained as an aesthetician in high school (it was my side hobby), and I’ve seen the science to prove why some ingredients and formulas can help prevent aging. Right now, I’m in Seoul with the team behind Peach and Lily scouring for the best brands—and all my research in Korean beauty regimens has made me believe in a good skincare regimen even more than I ever used to.

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One of our favorite Korean actresses who also models for beauty brands—Song Hye Kyo.

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