Asian Skincare heroes for dehydrated skin

I feel like I have finally cracked the secret to good skin care. My skin is in seriously the best condition it has ever been in. Long time readers of the blog will know that since I have no thyroid, my skin can act up from time to time. One of the main issues with my skin is dehydration and thanks to the two products below, I have finally found exactly what I need to keep my skin on track.

IMG_3227_2I have many favourites when it comes to skin care, including the Pink Cow moisturiser and The Body shop Vitamin C moisturiser and I can now add the Bio Essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask and the Mizon Hyaluronic acid 100 to my list. These babies are the absolute bees when it comes to tackling dehydrated skin and fine lines. Honestly, I am obsessed with both at the moment.

DSC_5974Before I talk about each product, I think it is important to differentiate between dry skin and dehydrated skin. It is easier to diagnose dry skin, as you may have characteristics like small tight pores, your skin may have dry flaky patches, or it might be a little sensitive, as well as a few other signs. Most people with dry skin, know the tell-tale signs themselves .

Dry skin is treated with moisturisers that contain emollients to help prevent moisture loss, as well as  good exfoliators to help remove any surface flakiness and help promote new cell growth. All very technical really!

Dehydrated skin on the other hand lacks water, but can still produce oil. So you can have oily skin, but your skin may still be dehydrated. A real sign of dehydrated skin, is very fine lines on the forehead. For years I thought this was premature ageing, until I visited the skin care guru that is Neelu and she explained to me that these fine lines can be very easily reduced or even eradicated through the use of hyaluronic acid! So how do these product helps.





Lets start with the Bio Essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask. While this can be used during the day, to get the best results from this product, I find that you need to use it at night. I apply a decent layer onto my skin, where I let is sit for a few seconds, as water like droplets appear on the skin. I then massage these into the skin and leave to sit over night. The next morning you can feel a real difference in your skin straight away. The skin feels plumper, smoother and more hydrated. This is down to in part the high concentrate of hyaluronic acid. I actually can’t sing enough praise for this sleeping mask. It really left my skin feel amazing in the morning and my foundation when on much better. The only problem with this mask, is that my husband has now taken to using it on me!! He will kill me for saying that, but he was talking about the lines on his forehead and when I told him that they were from dehydration and that I use this mask to help mine, he is now lashing some on his face every night before bed!! I’ve had to hid it from him at this stage or I will have none left! Tell me the men in your life do the same thing.


DSC_6602The Mizon Hyaluronic acid 100 I use every day to help hydrate my skin even more. I apply this before my moisturiser and leave it soak into the skin for a minute or two before applying either the Pink Cow moisturiser or the Body shop Vitamin C moisturiser. I can’t tell you how gorgeous this feels on the skin. Between the sleeping mask and this hyaluronic acid, my skin is super hydrated and my lines on my forehead have seriously reduced. This is great for wearing makeup as the makeup has stopped sitting in those fine lines!!!

While both products work really well together, it is not essential to have both in your routine. It does help, but each work really well independently. It is very hard for me to pick the best one, as I honestly think both are amazing. If you want a more instant fix, the Bio Essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask may be the one for you, if you are sung the sleeping mask on its own, make sure that you have a moisturiser with some level of hyaluronic acid in it. If you’re looking for more pro longed hydration, than the Mizon Hyaluronic acid 100 is really fantastic!

You can buy both products on Cult Beauty. The Mizon Hyaluronic acid 100 costs £32, which works out at about €45, which is expensive, but in my eyes it is 100% worth it. The Bio Essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask is £29, which works out around the €40 mark. The exchange rate is really messing our beauty regimes up!!!

I am hoping to record a full skin care regime over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled to find out about all my favourite skin care products.



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  • Reply
    September 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Sinead!

    I have just started following your blog, stumbled onto yours coz I was trying to figure out MAC foundations, and your blog on that really helped me out, so a big thanx for that ?
    Also wanted to say what a brave soldier you have been fighting everybody’s biggest enemy these days, the big C.
    You fought, you won, and you have become a much stronger person for it ! Trust me, you are so not alone, we ALL either have it, have had it, will have it, or have someone close who has it….it’s global and it’s rampant. …but, enough of that, hey?!
    Yeah, so, what you say in this blog is sooooooo true!!!! I have the most oily skin and used to dehydrate it before I had any kind of clue that that was even possible with such an oilslick, ha, ha!!!! But, yes, dehydrated to the core!!!! I was horrified!!!! Took me AGES to get my skin balanced again, thanks to products such as MIZON….but now I have a tip for you…well, for your bank account actually?I found MIZON AND similar fantastic companies which are Korean as well, afew years back on EBAY!!!!! I just winged it, as I knew Asian girls have really oily and dehydrated skin…figured I had nothing to lose since I tried EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN as it was….nothing regulated my sebum production as well as hydrated my thirsty skin….it was a MESS!!!
    WOW, I was sooooooooo happy I took that chance and ordered my first Korean product online!!!! I don’t remember if it was MIZON or one of the other great brands, TheFaceShop is another FANTASTIC brand!!!! Why am I telling you this???? Well, easy answer… comes straight from the retailer….costs are a THIRD, if not less, than what you are paying for in Europe!!!!!!
    Check it out! I am currently using TheFaceShop CHIA SEED SEBUM CONTROL MOISTURE WATER…OH, WOW!!!! MY SKIN IS SOOOOOOO HAPPY????????FREE SHIPPING!!!!
    You game to check it out???
    Daisy xxx

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    September 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I had to laugh at your husband using it _ I have had to hide my entire Kerastase range from my hubby he was lashing on my gorgeous conditioner for coloured hair!! Love the blog x

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    September 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Oh that Bio Essence mask has been on my wishlist for ages since I saw Caroline Hirons rave about it a while back, I was kind of turned off by the water droplet thing as I thought that would do more harm than good drawing moisture out of skin! Have loved all the Asian skincare I’ve tried so far so will defo get around to purchasing these!

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    September 23, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Oh, I just HAVE to say it…can’t help myself….you so look like Angelina Jolie in this pic, I had to look twice!!!!????

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      September 23, 2015 at 10:43 am

      STOP!!!!! I actually wish

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        September 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

        Sorry…you are not the only one who cannot tell a lie, ha, ha!!!!!
        You seriously look the spitting image in this pic!!!!
        If you wear your hair in a pony and make yourself up like Jolie,
        you’ll be hearing the same thing from everybody!!!!!
        ENJOY THE TRUTH..?
        Have a good day, Sinead, and thanx for sharing with us, so fun!!!

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          September 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

          Not saying you aren’t perfect the way you are, though!!!!
          Love your own look, very classy!!!!??
          Your foundation looks so perfect, thats why I stuck to
          your blog…been looking for skin like yours, with AND without
          foundation for ages!!! Your tips really help me out, thanks??

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    September 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Sinead.
    Just pop up to say that I’ve found this serum twice as cheap at the Korean website. They ship (free!) to Ireland, so after your review I definetely will order, thank you! Glad I found your review, just in time:)

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      September 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Nadia. Ill have a look cause its good to save where you can so You can spend elsewhere

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        September 25, 2015 at 9:37 am I made an order here, now waiting for it.

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          September 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

          It is just 13 USD, so more than 3 times cheaper, seem to be a good deal. Have you tried something else from the asian cosmetics?

          • Sinead K
            Sinead K
            October 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

            I am gonna order from here in future

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    Niamh dunne
    October 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Do you use the first 2 products daily? weekly? thanks! trying to combat fine lines on my forehead!

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      October 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      I use them daily and they work a treat

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    Linda Curtis
    February 15, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hello I just purchased the Mizon Hyaluronic acid 100 on Ebay as per an article on the irish and it is only €11 – a serious saving….worth a look….the only thing is it takes a couple of weeks but if your in no rush its worth the wait me thinks

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