Say hello to our very first Jackpot offering as a way for us to appreciate our customers!
Without further ado, here is how the Jackpot works:
i) Jackpot #1 includes a gift card where you can receive a free deep-dive skincare consultation via phone by a trained esthetician and then receive $1,000 worth of beauty products curated for your skin type and concerns
ii) Jackpot #2 gets a gift card to receive the same deep-dive skincare consultation by phone and $500 worth of beauty products curated for your skin type and concerns
iii) Jackpot #3 gets a gift card to receive same deep-dive skincare consultation by phone and $200 worth of beauty products curated for your skin type and concerns
GOOD LUCK and hope you get the JACKPOT!
xo- Peach and Lily!
I can’t think of another city that churns out new beauty products as quickly as Seoul does. I’m back every 2-3 months to search for the newest and best beauty products this city has to offer, and each time I’m amazed.
Cushion compacts that come without oil or stickiness, liquid foundations that turn into powder, lip tints that are jelly-like for maximum dewiness, gel oils that seal in skincare products to use before makeup primers, a moisturizing balm for the face that has a shimmer highlighter embedded in the middle for dual functionality, and the list goes on.
We’ll get to the exciting new items in a subsequent blog entry, but before that, I wanted to focus on some of the more classic trends - or timeless beauty needs, rather - that serve as the pillars for the more seasonal trends.
These timeless beauty currents drive beauty innovation as brands strive to meet these age-old beauty concerns through better formulations, ingredients and technology.
Here are the top 3 classic “trends” that aren’t going anywhere that Korean women still strive to attain in near-perfect measures: 1) Perfectly hydrated, 2) Perfectly clean, 3) Perfectly natural.
Every morning after cleansing my face, I mix a good amount of Be The Skin toner and serum in the palm of my hand and rub massage points on my face and neckline where lymphatic fluids may be clogged, which can lead to facial swelling. The toner and serum help to massage the skin smoothly without having to rub and irritate dry skin. Here are some easy massage tips on how to reduce swelling. Try these in the morning at home, during the day at work, wherever and whenever!
Happy Independence Day, Korea! XO from the lush, gorgeous mountains of Seoul. Proudly waving a flag from @aliciayoon212 home in Korea while enjoying these last few days of beauty-hunting and curating in Seoul! #peachandlily in #Seoul #korea 🇰🇷
Had so much fun today meeting with #cosmopolitan in #Seoul and discussing the latest korean beauty trends! Watery essences continues to be a huge trend as these seep right into your skin’s deeper layers where skin can truly be rejuvenated. 💧💧💧Stay tuned on our newest beauty hunt finds! #peachandlily #peachandlilyinseoul ❤️
We’re turning over the mic to our very own Editorial Guru, Stella, who recently joined us to dig deep and write, share, and breathe all things Asian beauty. As a former K-Pop-scouted-trainee and cosmetics model who has navigated through her share of beauty products, we’re excited to hear all that she has to say about her take on skincare and cosmetics.
Many of us spend so much time, money and effort improving and maintaining our facial skincare regimens that problems arising on the rest of our bodies often go unnoticed. Have you ever secretly suffered from chest / back acne and was unable to speak up out of embarrassment? I’ve certainly been there. During my first few years in college, I faced the consequences of hormone imbalances, resulting in severe adult acne. I will save the heart-wrenching stories about my extreme efforts to fix facial acne for another day, but the main concern for today’s post is about bodily breakouts.
Did you know that using the wrong shampoo could cause acne on areas that your hair touches (i.e. your hairline, forehead, cheeks, chest, and back)? Two ingredients in hair products that you should particularly look out for are panthenol, sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate and its relative, ammonium lauryl sulfate, are foam-boosting agents and synthetic detergents that should be avoided if you’re prone to acne: they both cause acne breakouts when included in products in high concentrations or left on the skin for long periods of time. Panthenol, though, makes for a good ingredient in skin care products and will not cause breakouts if used in lower concentrations, but the extremely high percentages used in hair care products can cause acne blemishes on the back and around the hairline for some.
After finding out that all my hair care products contain these ingredients (even those heavily advertised on the media to be life changing and innovative), I immediately switched out my entire bath kit to panthenol-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free products. Only after about two weeks of using the new hair line, the blemishes that had formed on my chest and back were gone like magic, although some older ones had left scars and took longer to recover.
Recently, I switched out my hair products to uka’s hair care line thoughtfully curated by Peach and Lily, and it is doing wonders. uka’s Deep & Light Scalp Cleanser is an award-winning formula from Japan that uses high quality plant-derived amino acids to restore the health of your scalp. It replenishes and nourishes the scalp on the inside to prep it for healthy hair production. This means your hair will be less susceptible to dryness and oiliness, whichever may be your main concern. I have a very oily scalp, which forces me to wash my hair twice a day; but I also have colored hair, which loses its original color with excessive washing. Another great thing about the uka line is that the Wake Up! shampoo provides volume and strengthens hair while the Nighty Night! shampoo hydrates and repairs overnight.
Your hair is made up of 18 amino acids, 15 of which uka’s head therapy series contain. These 15 amino acids combined work exactly as those 18 amino acids work to nourish your scalp and treat your hair back to its natural, optimal health. To name a few:
1) Arginine helps blood supply flow to the hair root, which in turn stimulates hair growth
2) Glycine helps produce collagen, which revitalizes and strengthens your hair/scalp
3) Proline acts as an exfoliator and works to improve moisture retention and also acts as an antioxidant, thus strengthening your scalp even in harsh conditions.
These three amino acids, and many others, are essential ingredients in the uka hair therapy line. This also makes a great shampoo/treatment for those looking to grow out their hair. I haven’t come across any blemish problems; the brand promises to keep those synthetic, unnecessary ingredients out, providing only the best for all types of hair conditions.
Give it a shot! Again, for those who are looking to find a remedy for “back-ne” and cystic acne around the hairline, uka’s hair therapy line is a must-have. It’s also a great hair care swap for those looking to rebuild and strengthen overall scalp/hair health.
*TIP: The products also contain the thermal hair ingredient y-docosalactone, which reacts with the hair’s internal amino acids under heat to create strength and shine. Remember to use a dryer with warm heat!
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For you #betheskin fans out there, we are in Korea curating some of their incredible products that you can use alongside their extremely popular toners, serums and creams. High quality botanical and herbal ingredients that works well for even those with sensitive skin - we can’t get enough of Be the Skin! Stay tuned on these latest hits from Be the Skin. #peachandlily #peachandlilyinseoul
Touching down in beautiful #southkorea - so excited to be here again! ✈️🇰🇷☀️
We’re curating our next batch of beauty products and checking out the latest trends. Follow us these upcoming weeks for fun giveaways and on-the-ground reporting! #peachandlily