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It's your favourite, award-winning cult product from Axiology in a set of 3! Making for gorgeous gifts or a treat, the Vegan Multi-Use Balmie Set comes in four dreamy options and offers a saving of over 10% on the individual prices.
To get on top of dry conditions and cool weather, there's nothing better for your skin than a good dose of hyaluronic acid.
This hydrating and anti-ageing ingredient can carry up to 1,000x its weight in water, making your skin feel like it's living in a moisture bubble. Don't forget to apply hyaluronic acid on damp skin (rather than dry skin) to capture the full extent of its plumping and moisturising benefits!
Check out some of our favourite hyaluronic acid skincare below.
Your perfect skincare routine starts with your skin. This blog post explores the basic skin types, and includes a little quiz to help you decipher yours. Remember, skin types aren't meant to be prescriptive or put you in a box. That said, it can be a useful starting point to help navigate your way through oodles of skincare products.
If you have specific skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, eczema, acne and other conditions, we've made finding the right treatments even easier. Just click on "Shop by Skin Concern" in our directory to explore our specially curated collections.
Your T-zone can be oily, while your cheeks tend to be dry. Don't fret - it is the most common skin type!
Did you know?
If you target your oily areas by using products which excessively dry out your skin, you might be making it worse - your skin usually produces even oil to compensate.
Segment your skincare, by only using products such as blotting papers and sebum-absorbing power (like this one from innisfree) on your oily areas. Use pH balancing products on every area of your face and always remember to moisturize!
There's dry skin, and then there's dehydrated skin. While both feel tight and uncomfortable, dry skin suffers from a lack of sebum production whereas dehydrated skin lacks water and occurs with any skin type. Now, if you have dry skin, a tailored skincare routine is usually required to manage it.
Did you know?
Dry skin gets worse in winter, under constant air-conditioning and dry weather. A humidifier at home can make a big difference!
Hyaluronic acid and humectants like glycerin, shea butter and squalene are your best friends.
Over production of sebum means that your face may be shiny especially in the T-zone. You may be more prone to acne and congestion.
Did you know?
The silver lining to having oily skin is that it tends to age slower than dryer skin types.
Dehydrating your skin actually has the result of your skin producing more sebum to compensate. Balanced moisture is still important for oily skin! Centella is your best friend. It not hydrates, but also gently eliminates excess sebum.
This is a skin condition rather than a skin type. Strong products tend to sting, and you may be more prone to redness and rashes than others. It just means your skin needs a little extra attention.
Did you know?
A simple skincare routine and focusing on products that rebuild your skin barrier can greatly improve skin sensitivity.
Look for products with oats, calendula, aloe vera and endothelial - which have cooling and soothing properties. Niacinamide also works well, especially in low concentrations. Until skin sensitivity is reduced, avoid active ingredients like acids and retinol.
Hey good lookin' - we see you! 😉 We care about your skin concerns and your product questions. That's why we created KANVAS KONSULTATION. It's free and friendly - at at your disposal. Think of it as your own personal shopper. Put all your burning questions to our panel of experts and skincare devotees. What are the best Niacinamide products to pair with Retinol? We got you! Which acids are safe for sensitive skin? We're in the know. How to obliterate that zit in a hurry? We'll tell you.
Beauty of Joseon is what happens when traditional Korean medicine (also known as Hanbang) meets clean skincare. It’s inspired by women of the Joseon Dynasty, the royal ruling family of Korea for over 500 years until 1910. Apart from establishing Korea’s modern capital Seoul and inventing hangul (the Korean script), the court was also famous for the beauty standards of its women. Joseon women famously shunned ostentatious beauty routines in favour of disciplined skincare using natural ingredients. Joseon women pretty much personified the “skin first, makeup second” movement before anyone! This is the essence of Beauty of Joseon: with elegant, holistic and effective formulas, it’s little wonder the brand has earned a legion of diehard fan (with Kanvas Beauty among them!).
THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BRAND ON WISHTREND – AND HERE’S WHY
Simple but enough. Basic but ultimate. Mild, but powerful. That's the Dear Klairs philosophy. This cruelty-free and eco-friendly Korean skincare powerhouse creates clean, high quality and functional formulas that work with even the fussiest of skin types. One of the iconic brands curated by parent company Wishtrend, it prioritizes sensitive skin and looks after it the way I stare at a jar of Nutella: with pure tender love, baby.
♥ Korean superstar brand Krave Beauty was created by beauty influencer andblogger extraordinaire Liah Yoo in a bid to formulate skincare products with only the very necessary ingredients for effective results. In other words, the Krave Beauty range is designed to give your skin what it craves, without any filleringredients. The result is an entirely vegan, cruelty free and clean set of products. We especially love that Krave Beauty skips fragrances, essential oils, artificial colours and other potential allergens. This makes it a great candidate for even the fussiest of skin types.
Perfect and simple: that’s the motto of J-Beauty brand Hada Labo. Created by pharmaceutical company Rohto, its products are clean, making it suitable for even highly sensitive skin. Hada Labo stays away from additives, parabens, mineral oils, fragrance and a whole host of ‘filler’ ingredients. Instead, you’ll receive only what’s needed to deliver healthy, glowing skin. On top of that, it’s affordable. No wonder it’s so popular!
You might have seen this brand go viral on tiktok lately! But neogen is more than just its (amazing) Pore Mousse. It's cruelty-free, innovative, affordable, doesn't contain any nasty ingredients, and best of all, works for all skin types. One of the most popular drugstore brands in Korea, Neogen uses proprietary ingredient blends to achieve your anti-ageing, clearing, hydrating and brightening goals.
Driving the fermented skincare movement and making washing your face an experience, Neogen skincare will give you pharmacy-grade results in cute packaging.
The brand’s offering runs off a “back to basics” approach. Its products are designed to heal a compromised skin barrier, which is often the source or symptom of various skin conditions. From rosacea to hypersensitivity to cystic acne, barrier function is vital to skin health and infection prevention. So, think of Purito as an investment, to keep your skin healthy and glowing over the long- term. Did you know Purito is eco-friendly, 100% cruelty-free and donates a portion of its profits to the Best Friend Animal Society?
BY WISHTREND: GREAT INGREDIENTS PLUS EFFECTIVE FORMULATIONS EQUALS VISIBLE RESULTS
Who is By Wishtrend? Well, it’s not just a skincare brand, but also a global K- Beauty retailer with an incredible brand curation. It has incubated Korean hall-of- famers such as COSRX, Dear, Klairs and I’m From (to name a few).
Named by Vogue and E! as one of the 6 natural Korean brands worth getting to know, cruelty-free brand Pyunkang Yul is all about minimalism (how gorgeous is the apothecary-style packaging), balance and maintaining the skin's optimal temperature.
Established by the famous Pyunkang Korean Oriental Medicine Clinic, traditional Asian medicine (or as it’s known in Korea, hanbang) forms the backbone of its product offering. This means clean, non-irritating formulas backed by centuries of Eastern medicine.
SOME BY MI: THE BRAND THAT’LL TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN IN 30 DAYS
Clean, cruelty-free and in hot demand: that’s Some By Mi in a nutshell. Winner of countless beauty awards, there’s a reason why its skincare products are routinely sold out: it works. It doesn’t happen overnight, and indeed Some by Mi gives itself 30 days’ grace. But thanks to its transformative formulations, Some By Mi has gained an army of loyal fans who claim it is the go-to for skin fixes. If you’re dealing with acne and congestion, or just dull skin in need of rejuvenation, then look no further than this Korean brand!