I'm still obsessing over Korean Beauty products and I've been having fun trying some new ones. I just found out about this new Korean Beauty chain store Aritaum that has arrived to the U.S. from Korea and Asia! In the Bay Area, there are four shops: Daly City, Oakland, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. You find find the Aritaum shop near you with their U.S. Store Locator. Aritaum's parent company is Amore Pacific and the line of beauty stores carries the leading Korean skincare and makeup from IOPE, Lineage, Mamonde, Hanyul, and Sulwhasoo.
Aritaum was nice enough to send me some of their best-selling beauty products to try. I don't know how much these products as there isn't currently an online shop but I will tell you that I am now a true believer in the IOPE brand!
The IOPE Air Cushion Compact is said to be the gold standard in cushion compacts and now I understand why. I think I've found my holy grail cushion compact! It feels luxe at the start from the box. I love that the compact also comes with a refill too. I have it in natural for light coverage, but you can definitely build it up to medium. My color is n23 and it currently comes in three shades. (I think Amore Pacific's cushion compact comes in many more shades.) I love that there is broad spectrum SPF 50+ to protect my skin and that it contains anti-aging skincare properties such as plant peptides, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin P. The compact contains 30% mineral water making the foundation really hydrating. I use the soft puff and gently pat it into my skin. It blends in seamlessly which I love!
The IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning helps give you clear and flawless skin. It does this by replicating the body's natural anti-oxidant Thioredoxin through their Bio-Redox technology. One bottle contains 93.7% of this Bio-Redox. I received this essence with a box of their really soft cotton pads. You can see the directions on the web site on how to apply this on your face (Always make sure you are moving your fingers in the right directions according to the arrows in the graphic to avoid wrinkles). I use this after I do my double face cleansing and it's given my skin a natural, clean glow, even when I am free of any makeup. It should take about 2-3 weeks to start seeing results, depending on your skin.
The single use face sheet masks are a Korean Beauty staple. I just used the moisturizing one from Aritaum last night and my skin this morning is as soft and supple as ever. If you're looking to reboot your skin, give yourself a face mask a night for 1 week. It's not as indulgent as it sounds since most of these masks are really affordable. You can really get your skin back on track quickly, especially if you're prepping for a big event.
2350 Junipero Serra Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015
If you're wondering where to get started with Korean Beauty, you can check out more of Aritaum's best sellers. Some of the Aritaum stores operate under the name, Amore but it's the same company. I'm so excited to take a visit soon to the Daly City store to replenish my beauty supplies! Find the store near you with their U.S. Store Locator.
Review products provided by Aritaum