Sara’s Bio

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Bio:

Hello! My name is Sara. I’m currently a college student and when I am not doing school work or working, you can find me looking for new skincare products, listening to some k-pop, or watching dramas. My love of  K-dramas (and realization that everyone in them had beautiful, glowy skin) opened my eyes to the world of K-beauty, which lead to an interest in all of Asian Beauty. Since then, I have never looked back!

Skin Story:

Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Problems:

  • Oiliness
  • Closed comedones
  • Highly visable sebaceous filaments
  • Acne scars

Story:

When I was child I was very carefree about my skin and never even made the effort to wear sunscreen. However, when I turned 14 and started to suffer from acne. My skin became extremely oily and I had mild inflammatory acne that consisted of many closed comedones, as well as the occasional cystic acne. I tried everything to get rid of my acne, from various kinds of drugstore treatments to a dermatologist who prescribed me many antibiotics and harsh topicals, but my acne continued to persist. After 7 years of struggling with my skin troubles I became desperate to find a solution and the answer to my acne problems presented itself when I discovered Korean skincare, introduced to me by Charlotte Cho’s “Little Book of Skincare.” I was finally able to create a skincare routine that fit my unique skin troubles and my skin has showed vast improvements since.

Current Skincare Routine

Face Cleansers and Exfoliators:

  • Banila Co. Clean it Zero
  • Innifree Bija Trouble Cleansing Gel
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam

Toner:

Actives:

  • Cosrx Blackhead Power Liquid
  • Cosrx Whitehead AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

Essences:

  • Purpletale Setting the Scene Treatment Essence
  • Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Serums & Ampoules:

  • Ariul Berry Vital Daily Serum

Oils:

  • Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil
  • Pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend

Emulsion:

Cream:

  • Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Cream
  • Isoi Bulgarian Rose MoisturiZIP

Eye Cream:

Acne Treatments:

Sleeping Pack:

Sunscreen:

  • Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++
  • Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF 50+/PA+++

Top 5 Favorite K-Dramas:

  1. Fated to Love You
  2. Pasta
  3. Oh My Venus
  4. Answer Me 1997
  5. Coffee Prince