Happy Monday, everyone! I’m excited to talk about some skincare products that I’ve been loving lately from Peach & Lily. Peach & Lily is, as they say, “your portal to Asia’s best in beauty.” So while they aren’t the makers behind the products they sell, their rigorous curation process has allowed them to set up a unique marketplace of hand-selected beauty/skincare products from Korea and Japan that you can’t find in most stores. I’d like to highlight 3 products today: May Coop’s Raw Sauce, Mizon’s All-in-One Snail Repair Cream, and Mizon’s Returning Starfish Bio Mask.
First of all, I think I’ve decided that Korean packaging is hands-down the best, haha. Everything looks so cute! For those of you who are wondering what sets Peach & Lily apart from other online Korean beauty product marketplaces, it’s really their curation process. So think of it as an online boutique. Only a mere 5% of the brands that they try meet the bar. Anyway, let’s get into the products!
1. May Coop’s Raw Sauce ($14)
I honestly wasn’t quite sure what this was, at first, but the website describes it as a toner, emulsion, and essence in one. And after trying it out for a while, it really is just that! The texture is slightly thicker than your average toner because it’s made of 93% maple tree sap (I had no idea this was a thing). The maple tree sap makes the product more easily absorbable for the skin. I didn’t notice any miraculous changes in my skin appearance or anything, but I definitely like how this product makes my skin FEEL. The slightly thicker texture helps add an extra layer of moisture, in my opinion, and my skin feels more hydrated than when I use a regular toner. If you’re curious about trying this out, get the travel size (the one that I have). They have a larger size priced at $43, so unless you’ve tried something like this before, I recommend starting out with the smaller one.
2. Mizon’s All-in-One Snail Repair Cream Tube ($10)
I absolutely LOVE this product! Snail slime is all the rage in Korea these days. They say it encourages skin renewal, fades acne scars and blemishes, and prevents wrinkles–basically everything that your skin could want. I was a little bit skeptical at first, but after trying this product out, I definitely think that it lives up to the hype. This product is a very lightweight cream that has some gel like properties thanks to the slime I’m guessing? It goes on easy and gets instantly absorbed by the skin. I’ve only been using this product for about a week and I’ve already noticed a significant reduction in the blemishes I tend to get along the sides of my cheeks. My complexion is noticeably brighter as well. Definitely excited to see what this does for my skin in the long run. Oh, another plus–I was afraid at first of what snail slime would smell like, but this product is actually scentless, so no worries there! At $10, this is a great introductory product to the amazing world of snail slime, haha. I’m excited to try out more products from this line!
3. Mizon’s Returning Starfish Bio Mask ($5.50)
This was another very interesting product. I’ve used sheet masks before, but nothing like this. This mask is unique in both shape and texture. It doesn’t cover your entire face! The starfish shape allows it to target key problem areas: one leg on your forehead, two legs targeting the under-eye area, and two more targeting your “laugh lines” by your mouth.
The texture of this product was what I found most interesting. It’s nothing like any sheet mask you’ve tried, I promise you. It’s a thicker texture and reminds me of the rice paper they serve at KBBQ. They call it a bio-cellular fiber mask, and the material is made to adhere to your skin better. I used this after washing/toning my face and left it on for about 20 min. I can’t really speak on this product’s anti-aging claims since I’ve only used this once, but I love how this mask feels on the skin! The thicker material really pushes the serum into your skin. This mask is actually drenched in starfish extract (another new one, for me) which is apparently very rich in collagen and meant to firm and regenerate the skin. Give this mask a try if you haven’t already!
All in all, I’ve very pleased with the selection of products on Peach & Lily, and I can’t wait to try more. If you have questions or if you’re not sure what products would be best suitable for your skin type, feel free to reach out to their wonderful team to get advice/suggestions from a licensed esthetician (firstname.lastname@example.org). They’re super helpful! All the products I mentioned above were tailored to my skin type (oily/combination).
If you guys have tried any products from Peach & Lily, I’d love to hear about some of your favorites! 🙂