Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post I wanted to share with you guys some Korean skincare products that I picked up from Forever21 and Urban Outfitters! This is another chunk from my #TreatYoSelf haul, which you can watch in it's entirety here:
If you've watched my videos or read some of my blog posts, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Korean (and Asian) skincare products. I feel like Korean skincare is a lot more focused on using really good, effective ingredients, regardless of how "weird" they are (the best example of this is snail mucus) and taking your time to treat your skin right. A lot of American skincare products seem more focused on speed and being inexpensive, and I feel that the quality of products suffers because of that.
Luckily, it seems to be getting easier and easier to find Korean skincare products here in the US, even if you don't live near an import store (it's much easier to get imported stuff on the coasts, for obvious reasons). Two well known retailers, Forever21 and Urban Outfitters, carry a pretty good selection of Korean products (Sephora is starting to carry a lot more Korean brands as well, which is exciting!) for fairly reasonable prices.
I'll actually start with what I got from Urban Outfitters, since I only got three things.
Finding specific items in Forever21 is a bit of a nightmare (or, as I like to call it, the quest for the holy grail); nothing is ever in the same place twice and their stock rotates so fast that the thing you saw last week that you decided to finally get might be completely sold out. While I have been able to find some of these items in-store, I much prefer ordering online since you don't have to search everywhere (and then wonder if you missed something new and interesting). The only downside to ordering online is that you have to pay shipping; I told myself the next time I caught a free shipping promo I would place an order for a bunch of Korean skincare items. I somehow randomly visited the Forever21 website on the last day of a free shipping promo (I don't often check, so it really was completely out of the blue), so I kept my promise to myself and ordered a bunch of things!
And that's my Korean skincare haul! I wish I lived near an import store and could get a wider variety of inexpensive sheet masks (and other beauty products!), but I really appreciate the fact that Forever21 and Urban Outfitters both carry a pretty substantial amount of reasonably priced Korean beauty products.
Thanks for reading! <3