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Jude Chao  Director of Marketing @beautytapofficial. #Skincare and #kbeauty for life. 38/normal skin/NC15. I like small silly animals.

Recorded a video answer to one of my most frequently asked #sheetmask questions: How I get my #sheetmasks to lie so smooth!
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Swipe through for a demo. But you have to go to my story (or my "Masks" story highlight) to see the scary scissors bits. Don't worry! They're blunt-tipped children's safety scissors πŸ˜‰ And if you're wondering which mask this is, that's in my story/highlight too.
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One additional note: The quality of the sheet mask definitely matters here. If the mask sheet is one of those super cheap thick ones, it probably won't lie perfectly smooth no matter how many cuts you make, and it will bunch up and move around whenever you move your face. Same if the sheet mask doesn't have enough essence in it. That's why I dislike thicker and drier sheet masks, no matter what ingredients they contain. Thin, soft, juicy masks for life!
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What are your tricks for getting a sheet mask to fit perfectly?
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#kbeauty #masking #skincarelover #skincarecommunity #abcommunity #sheetmaskjunkie #sheetmasklover #abskincare #beautytricks

The mission for this weekend is to sit back and actually rest and relax, so I'm going to start it off with a nice leisurely #skincareroutine that has nothing sticky or heavy in it. Because stickiness is death in this weather.
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#Paparecipe products provided by @paparecipeofficial_us. #Swanicoco, #seaNtree, and #Purito products provided by my job @beautytapofficial.
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Cleanse: #Makeprem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam, which is pH 5.5 and definitely nice and gentle.
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Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Mud Mask for some extra deep cleansing and #exfoliation.
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Swipe of #Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, full face. Wait ~5 minutes.
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Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum, wait ~15-20 minutes. This one *is* a little sticky, but the stickiness goes away with time and the next layer.
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#Curology #antiaging prescription (0.07% tretinoin, 5% azelaic acid, 4% niacinamide). Am not seeing a difference between this and the prescription I used to have that had MAP vitamin C instead of azelaic acid, but I'm happy with it.
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#Pyunkangyul Essence Toner. It's okay. Hydrating, not heavy.
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Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner, because I like toner layering for hydration but get bored with using the same toner for each layer.
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IUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum, which @annanymity brought back for me from Korea! First time with this thin and lightweight serum.
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Swanicoco Biologia Stem Cell Radiance Serum
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Swanicoco Honey Dewy Propolis Calming Essence, which I like much more than the Crema Caracol propolis ampoule I'd been using before. This one smooths my skin texture nicely and adds a glow that I don't get when I'm not using it regularly.
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Sheet mask: Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables Yellow Squeeze Brightening Mask. This is a new line that's said to be vegan and eco-friendly, and I've enjoyed the flavors I've tried so far.
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seaNtree Donkey Milk Water Drop Cream. Am in love with this cream. It feels incredibly refreshing but leaves enough moisture not to feel like it totally disappears after application.
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#kbeauty #pmroutine #skincarediary #skincareaddict #beautyjunkie
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(Shark body board belongs to my son. I have a matching one that's the next size up!)

Quick but multi-layered #skincareroutine for a quick but multi-layered day trip up to Beautytap L.A. office!
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#107oneoseven product gifted by @chloe_selection for @107oneoseven. Other products provided for testing and feedback by my job @beautytapofficial.
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(Note: I noticed from my blogging/sponsorship Q&A the other day that many people are curious about the products that I get from my work. Part of my job is to decide the sales campaigns and curated promotions that we feature. Another part is to be able to provide feedback and information about the products, both to the team and to customers. And yet another part is to write about the products sometimes, when I feel they're worth writing about. I need to try and know the products to do so--hence, so many products! It's a serious perk.)
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ANYWAY
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#DrGloderm TABRX Radiance Water In Gel Cleanser. This is a low pH gel cleanser. It's extremely gentle--even a little too gentle for me. I'd love just a bit of bubbles. I d like it a lot in the mornings, when I want a clean canvas for the day but don't have much I need to actually wash off. Very barrier-friendly!
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Quick spritz of 107 Oneoseven Rose Vinegar Water for an extra layer of hydration and mild calming effect. This smells lovely, like being blasted in the face with delicate fresh roses.
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#seaNtree Donkey Milk Waterising Toner for plumping, smoothing, and a subtle lustrous glow.
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#Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion for light and fast-absorbing moisture and even skin tone. I'm running low!!!
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#sum37 Secret Repair Concentrated Eye Cream. I have to say I think this may be my HG #eyecream. I'm halfway through the jar and nowhere near tired of it. Smooths out fine lines beautifully and leaves a velvety, non-greasy finish.
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#Missha Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++. This is unbelievably lightweight and fast-drying, so much so that even I get freaked out and end up applying a second layer. No white cast. It'll be too alcoholic for those with a sensitivity to alcohol but suits me just fine.
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Train station FOTD in a bit!
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#kbeauty #koreanbeauty #morningskincare #skincarediary #summerskincare #amroutine #succulents #succulove #morninglight

I use photosensitizing actives and wear sunscreen in very generous amounts to ward off #sundamage, so I'm especially picky about #sunscreen. Here are the five that I have open right now--there's never any risk I'm going to fail to finish any of these off.
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#Missha and #SoNatural products provided by my job @beautytapofficial.
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First, refresher of my sunscreen requirements:
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Must leave no white cast whatsoever. There's a video in my feed where I demo exactly how much sunscreen I apply on my face each day. If the sunscreen is at all prone to white cast, it won't work with my chosen dosage.
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Must dry down without oily or greasy residue, for the same reason above.
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Must have at least SPF 45 UVB and PA+++ UVA protection. More #UVprotection is better than less!
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All the sunscreens I prefer use either all "chemical" (organic) UV filters or are a combo of chemical and mineral. I vastly prefer the cosmetic elegance of chemical sunscreens vs. most physical ones, and the filters don't bother my skin.
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In order from most moisturizing to least, my five preferred sunscreens this summer:
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#APieu Pure Block Natural Sun Cream, which has been one of my favorites since last year. Smooth, creamy, moisturizing enough to use without moisturizer underneath but not greasy.
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A'Pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel: My other favorite since last year. Very similar to the Natural Sun Cream but lighter and with a more hydrating and less emollient finish.
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So Natural Sebum Control Water Sun Gel: Manages the fascinating feat of actually controlling oiliness without being drying or matte. Leaves a satin finish.
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Missha Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel: My latest addition. Wish I'd tried this before: I really like its almost completely weightless finish. Feels like almost nothing on my face!
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Rohto Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk: I love this one for beach days because of its incredible stubbornness. It's water- and sebum-resistant and will not budge until it's dislodged with cleansing oil at the end of the day.
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There aren't enough characters in a post to say everything I want to about #SPF and #sunprotection, so ask any questions in the comments!
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#kbeauty #jbeauty #skincareaddiction #antiaging

Grumpy Shark would like to wish everyone a happy Shark Week 🏊
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#sharklover

Noticed a bunch of new friends who've followed my account recently. Pull up a chair next to my #skincareroutine and ask me anything! It was fun doing an AMA on my stories, but maybe it'll be even more fun on a post.
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Products provided by my job @beautytapofficial which pretty much means I saw these in our office or on our site and demanded them for testing purposes.
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Cleanse: #Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser
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#seaNtree Donkey Milk Waterising Toner for light hydration and smooth glow
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seaNtree Donkey Milk Water Drop Cream for extra hydration and a super refreshing watery finish
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The Hydro Eye Cream out of the JayJun sheet mask I used last night, because it came with enough for a week. The eye cream seems pretty decent. Moisturizes, isn't too heavy, doesn't bother my eyes.
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Sunscreen: #SoNatural Sebum Control Water Sun Gel, a new addition to the #amroutine. Very watery and light, with a slight powdery element that's reminiscent of the 2017 Biore Watery Essence (but without the pilling, yay!). Satin finish and no white cast or stickiness on me. I'm liking it so far and will continue testing.
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I hope we all have a good start to the week!
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#kbeauty #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #abcommunity #skincareaddiction #beautyjunkie #succulove

Am so blown away by the fact that @riovn asked to interview me for @thestrategist 😲 I could have kept talking about my #skincareaddiction and #makeupfavorites and #kbeauty in general for way longer than the hour we spent! Rio is great and a real #koreanbeauty lover. You should read everything she writes.
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Link to the interview is in my bio. I'm going to go hunt for a larger container to house my ego now.

Was talking about #skincareroutines with @riovn yesterday when I realized I haven't shared mine for a while! I know it looks like a baby shower, but what really matters is whether it helps my actual skin look more like a baby's.
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(Adorable Grumpy Shark commissioned from @atelier_alicette and I LOVE HIM)
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#Purito, #APieu, #SoNatural, #JayJun, and #Sum37 products provided by my job @beautytapofficial. #DrFrog product provided by @k_beautywave for @dr.frog_official. #Unpa Beauty product provided by @unpa_beauty at #BeautyconLA.
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I used the Unpa Beauty "Bubi Bubi Lip" first, on dry lips. It's basically a bubbling exfoliator for lips. The first few pumps of product didn't really bubble for me when I tried it last night, but this morning it bubbled and tingled lightly, as expected. Smells like peaches, doesn't really taste like anything as far as I can tell. I did feel it left my lips smoother and more prepped for lip balm and color. Not an essential, but a fun extra.
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Cleanse with Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser
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Hydrate with Dr.Frog Water-Fullcharge Essential Toner, which absorbs and plumps quickly, without stickiness.
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Chilled JayJun Roselle Tea hydrogel eye patches, because I wanted to. I'm really fond of these for quick undereye depuffing and smoothing.
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Moisturize with So Natural Water Glow Sauna Cream; Su:m37 Secret Repair Concentrated Eye Cream for eye area.
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Sunscreen as always! A'Pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel in the new blue tube.
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What we were talking about yesterday was how I've found that really packing the #skincare on at night lets me do a shorter and quicker routine in the morning without sacrificing results.
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All #succulents and tiny #seashells gathered by me.
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#kbeauty #skincareaddiction #skincarediary #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare

EDIT: OMG I did not know this was going to post right away from their thingy πŸ˜‚ Having fun at the @aveda booth at #Beautyconla. But they didn't have any Shampure I could huff, which was the entire reason I went to check them out.

Swipe right to see #whatsinmybag for an overnight trip to L.A. This is the makeup edition; skincare will be another post completely πŸ˜†
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πŸ™ Monogrammed cosmetics case provided by @markandscribe β–« #Sulwhasoo and Romand products provided by my job @beautytapofficial β–« #nyxprofessionalmakeup palette provided by @nyxcosmetics β–« #Biore product provided by @kirei_station πŸ™
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I brought what I used on my face this morning, packing things into the case while I got ready.
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#armanibeauty Face Fabric foundation (no. 2)
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#shuuemura Hard Formula brow pencil (Stone Gray)
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#Glossier Boy Brow to give my brows a little volume and dimension after applying my pencil
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#NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette (Smokey & Highlight)
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#jungsaemmool Essential Cheek Blush (Pale Lavender) and #jsmbeauty
hand mirror. Got these in a group buying service order with @snowwhiteandtheasianpear
ages ago 🐌
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#makeupforeverhd Microfinishing Pressed Powder, travel size. This one is less drying to me than the loose powder. I only brush it on very small areas (between eyebrows, around nose, a bit of my chin) using a semi-fluffy angled brush that is for eyeshadow crease color, but that I can't use that way because it's the size of my entire eyelid.
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Couple of lip options. Can't go wrong with Romand Juicy Lasting Tint in FigFig. As a dressier alternative, I also brought a #bitebeauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace (a mauvey rose) and a matching #beautypie lip liner (Rummy Pink).
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#Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mist for dry moments
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NYX dewy finish setting spray
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#Etudehouse Proof 10 Eye Primer
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Finally: some really cool Biore makeup refreshing sheets! These deserve a post all their own.
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Keep swiping to see the Sigma and Eco Tools brushes, close-up of my monogram, and gratuitous shots of the beautiful #SoCal view outside my window. I never get tired of seeing the view from this side of the train πŸ’–
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Feel free to ask me any #travelbeauty questions in the comments!

Not many products break me out, but when they do, usually it's due to too many silicones in the formulation or something specific about the way the silicones are used. What I'm saying is that silicones are not a trigger for me, but they're also not always *not* a trigger. Unfortunately, they're a trigger for me in this #Sunplay Clear Water SPF 50 PA #sunscreen.
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Product provided by @kirei_station.
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I received this sunscreen in a Getsu Box #Jbeauty #beautybox from Kirei Station and got excited right away. This is a combo physical/chemical milk-type sunscreen. It has the expected thin and runny consistency and an unusual light blue tint.
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The blue tint is supposed to neutralize sallow tones in skin and provide a brightening effect. I'm not into #toneup products so was a little nervous. Luckily, I didn't see any tone-up effect or blue or white cast on me. Even applied in my customary very generous amounts, this sunscreen sank in reasonably quickly and looks totally clear a few minutes after application.
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The Sunplay Clear Water sunscreen feels more moisturizing and makes my skin look more hydrated and dewy than my current favorite milk sunscreen, the Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk. Due to the apparently lavish use of silicones, it leaves a light moist film on my skin all day. Not sticky or oily but also not totally weightless.
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Sunplay Clear Water sunscreen didn't pill or flake under my makeup, but it didn't provide an ultra-smooth surface the way that some other sunscreens I use do. Despite that, I would have been happy to finish off the bottle. If I hadn't realized it was breaking me out, that is πŸ˜–
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This sunscreen has alcohol to help it dry faster and a light scent that reminds me of baby products. It is sweat-, sebum-, and water-resistant. Not my favorite, but a pretty good sunscreen that would be useful for beach days and other outdoor activities due to the high protection and sport formulation.
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There were some other interesting products in the Getsu Box that I'll talk about soon!
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#skincare #sunprotection #suncare #sunsafety #sunblock #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #abskincare #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #skincareaddiction #spf

Muggy summer evening #skincareroutine, with a focus on hydrating layers that do not dry sticky, because sticky sounds like the worst thing in the world right now.
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#23YearsOld product provided by @k_beautywave for @23yearsold_global. Other products provided by my job @beautytapofficial.
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Double cleanse with two capsules of #DrGloderm Oil Capsule Cleanser (I have a LOT of sunscreen to remove) and #Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser. I've given up on the Sulwhasoo Snowise cleanser. There's no joy in it anymore because there's no moisture in my face after I use it a few times too many.
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23 Years Old Badecasil Docto gentle acid toner with Muji cotton pad
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#Cosrx Two In One Poreless Power Liquid, a mild BHA, on nose and chin only
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Quick spritz of #Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Mist. This mist is so soft and fine that I can hardly tell when it hits my face. That's why I like to spritz on a lot. Yep. That's totally why.
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Purito Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence for those sweet, sweet ferments and 5% niacinamide
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Two layers of #seaNtree Donkey Milk Waterising Toner
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Purito Snail Repair Advanced Serum
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#CremaCaracol Propolis One-Drop Ampoule. I use a lot more than one drop, but okay.
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The second of my five special #BTS edition #Mediheal N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX. It's been a long time since I've used a Mediheal sheet mask. I'd almost forgotten how legitimately good the brand's masks are. These fit nicely, adhere well, and leave my skin plumped, smoothed, and brighter. (First use of this mask is saved in my "Masks" stories highlight for the curious!)
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#Sum37 Secret Repair Concentrated Eye Cream
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#KeepCool Soothe Cream. Reclaimed this from Mr. Fiddy's neglect last night. I like the slight cooling effect and the airy yet moisturizing texture and finish of this.
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I'm big on layering, but #summerskincare forces some concessions. Cutting back on my tretinoin during the hottest/sunniest months lets me also cut back on the heavier moisturizing steps. Light watery layers only! What about you guys?
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#kbeauty #skincare #skincarediary #skincareregime #skincareaddiction #beautyjunkie #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #goldenhour

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