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Our Guide to Korean Masking

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be familiar with one of the most famous Korean skincare products- the sheet mask. You know those scary Instagram selfies with people wearing face-shaped sheets over their faces? Yes, that’s what we’re talking about. Sheet masks are amazing for helping with numerous skin issues, but they’re not the only type of mask on the block. We’re going to take a look at the different types of mask available, and what skin solution they can offer you. 

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Hanyul: Introducing a Traditional Korean Beauty Brand

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Hanyul, or 한율 as it’s written in Korean, is one of the beautiful brands here at Kosame Beauty. Amore Pacific, the Korean beauty conglomerate, is the parent company of Hanyul, and as such Hanyul is one of the most well-known beauty brands to come out of the country. Unlike other Amore Pacific brands that lean on the side of extreme high-end luxury, such as Sulwhasoo, Hanyul has a much more grounded, humble existence in the beauty sphere. Let’s look at this brand in more detail.
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An Introduction to Cushion Foundations & Why We Love Them

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Nope, cushion foundation is not a quirky interior design trend. Cushion foundations are one of the most common pieces of base makeup found in every cosmetic bag in Korea. Heard of them before? IOPE Air Cushion, Hera UV Mist Cushion, Laneige BB Cushion…just to name a small selection of the most well-known cushion products on the Asian beauty market. These are the products that transformed the Korean makeup industry. Although they’ve now been emulated on a global scale by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and L’Oreal Paris, they’re arguably still a mysterious foundation product to the average consumer in the UK. Today we’re learning more about these beautiful pieces of makeup, and why they may be your new go-to.  
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How K-Beauty Can Help with Anti-Aging

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We grow older, we make memories, and our faces and bodies age. Aging is inevitable and it’s not something to be ashamed of. However, we live in a culture striving to find the ultimate fountain of youth. Scientific jargon on face creams claiming to banish fine lines with ingredients that seem questionable; a booming plastic surgery industry that can change any part of your face or body; a wave of at-home device systems; and transforming facial treatments available at your local spa. It’s a fact that we’d all like to slow the process of aging, particularly on our faces, and the way you want to pursue that is a personal choice. But what about something more low-key? A K-beauty routine will not necessarily have the same effect as Botox but taking care of your skin consistently is a great place to start. Let’s see how Korean-inspired beauty practices both can prevent and help with the signs of premature aging. 
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Wedding Skincare Regime: The Ultimate Guide for Bridal Glow

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Your wedding day is about the union between you and your significant other, the celebration of love and embarking on your journey as a married couple. But we’d be lying if we didn’t start thinking about our dress, makeup and hair as soon as the wedding planning began. Is how we look on our wedding day the most important thing? No. Do most brides want to look their best? Absolutely.

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