Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care

Last night I used the last of my Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub and it was like the end of an era 🙁
 
But let me give you some background information first so you can understand the significance of this trivial but momentous event for me. I grew up a tomboy – I loved sports and the outdoors. In fact, I still do love playing and watching sports, camping, canoeing, hiking and generally being active. But I was an odd tomboy in that I always loved makeup, nail polish and fashion. I own – and always have – way more makeup, skin care and nail polish than I truly need but it’s so much fun to shop for and use. In this area, I am a girly-girl 🙂
 
So when I moved to Korea, I was in heaven after I discovered Skin Food, Face Shop, Banila and the many makeup/skin care shops. They were everywhere! And they made good quality products at fantastic prices. I had only brought a bit of stuff to Korea but my collection soon grew bigger and bigger. I found new favourites and grew to love Korean cosmetics.  When I returned to Canada, I shipped myself multiples of many of the products I had grown to love – including Skin Food’s Black Sugar Scrub. Unfortunately, I’ve been back home for almost three years and I’ve run out of my supply of wonderful Korean products 🙁
 
But I’m a glass half full kind of gal so I realized is this could be an opportunity for me. How, you ask? It gives me an added reason to explore as many stores in Koreatown (both of them) in Toronto as I can to look for some of my favourite products. If you know of any stores that carry Skin Food, Face Shop or Banila products in Toronto; please let me know!
 
Just before I was about to schedule this post (I usually write the posts the night before and schedule them for 10:00 am or 3:00 pm – my peak readership times) I found a website that sells Korean cosmetics called Momomango. And as I read about them on the site, I got more and more excited. Not only do they have my favourite Black Sugar Scrub but they’re a Canadian company/website located in Toronto! Super exciting. Unfortunately, the prices are Canadian not Korean but I guess that’s to be expected. They have several great Skin Food and Face Shop products – and they ask people to suggest new products they should carry. I’m totally ordering the Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub and the Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cloths soon – after I see what else they have. I hope they also have Face Shop’s spot correcter sticker thingys (can’t remember what they are called – I ran out almost a year ago).
 
Stay tuned for new reviews soon as I explore this website and look for stores in Toronto that might carry Korean cosmetics and skin care.
 
P.S. Dear Momomango: If you are looking for someone to help you advertise or promote your site, my name is Cindy 🙂

Cindy Zimmer

Live life to the fullest everyday - this is a the philosophy I try to live by and it's taken me on many adventures. I write about Korean culture from a non-Korean perspective as the editor/founder of ATK Magazine and I'm the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). Previously, I ran a Korean-English language exchange group (in Toronto) for 3 years to stay connected to my three years living in Korea as an English teacher. I love music, film, food and sports and write about 3 of the 4.

9 thoughts on “Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care

  • September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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    Hmm how is the sugar scrub? Are the products actually really effective compared to the products here?

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  • September 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm
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    It is by far my favourite scrub!! My skin feels totally clean but it’s still gentle and doesn’t dry out my skin even in the winter. I would totally recommend it!

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  • September 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm
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    great information~^^

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    • September 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm
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      Thanks 🙂

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  • September 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm
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    I love Skin Food too! *high five

    Am using its milk cleanser, toner, serum and BB cream. Have yet to try the scrub though.

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    • September 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm
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      Try the Black Sugar scrub, you’ll love it. Until I ran out, I used it twice a week and my skin never felt better

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  • September 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm
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    Cindy, I stumbled upon your blog and thought it rather sad that it’s so hard to get a hold of asian cosmetics because I too love Korean and Japanese cosmetics as well and have a hard time getting them…but I do have a list of online shops that you can check out if you’d like! Some of my favorites are yesstyle.com and iheartkoreanbeauty.mybigcommerce.com. The shipping is really reasonable and the customer service is great! If you’re interested, I have a whole list of where you can buy Asian cosmetics online on my blog. Let me know what you think!

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    • September 17, 2011 at 11:09 am
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      Hi Jazz, thanks for the info!! I’ll check out your blog for sure 🙂

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  • September 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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    Let me know what you think of them! 🙂

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