A mall in Seoul's Dongdaemun District.
Before I left for my latest month-long stint in Seoul, I invited you guys to suggest some things I should consider curating for Soko Glam. I really appreciate all the responses I got. I picked five lucky winners to win a souvenir from my K-beauty journey based on their suggestions. Read on to find out what they were.
MOONSHOT Color Moonwalk Jelly Pot
Rhiannon - MOONSHOT Color Moonwalk Jelly Pot
"Would love to be able to try anything from Moonshot, especially the jelly pot eyeshadows!"
You're a lady after my own heart. <3 MOONSHOT, a brand that just launched a few months ago. Super cool concept: bright makeup like MAC, but formulated with skincare in mind -- almost every one of their products has essence. Read about my trip to the new Moonshot store in Seoul's Samcheongdong District here.
SKINFOOD Coffee Body Scrub
Alexa - SKINFOOD Coffee Body Scrub
"More from Skin Food please!"
I hear ya' Alexa! It's one of my favorite brands for the foodie themes alone, but they also have a great selection of body products, which a lot of you guys have been requesting. I'm going to work on curating them more and more, including shampoos and conditioners, body treatments, etc. SKINFOOD has a good selection. The smell of their Coffee Body Scrub is so amazing, especially when you're waking up in the morning.
Susannah - INNISFREE Eco Beauty Tools Body Natural Konjac Sponge
"Please give us the 'dirt' on Korean scrubbing towels! I'd love to learn about how to use them and be able to buy them from SoKo Glam!"
Spot on, Susannah. Koreans take exfoliation seriously, as we all should. Seriously. Have you seen Conan and Steve Yeun getting a scrub-down at the Korean bath house? It's pretty hilarious. Here's a kinder gentler version to try at home. I picked out the INNISFREE Eco Beauty Tools Body Natural Konjac Sponge for you to try. It's not your average loofah. This one helps remove dead skin cells and encourages skin renewal.
Krissy - CODE9 Camel Milk White Volume Cream
"I heard Camel Milk products from korea are amazing for skin texture ;)"
Mmhmmm...That's right, Krissy. Camel milk is great for skin. Here's the low-down on a few of the benefits. Alpha-hydroxy acids smooth the skin. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant that defends against skin cell damage. One of camel milk's other key benefits is that it contains the protein lactoferrin, which has antibacterial properties. Fun fact: Lactoferrin is a component of breast milk that helps babies ward off infection when it's ingested; on the skin, lactoferrin creates an extra protective line of defense against gross stuff.
Garland - TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Angel Foot Gel
P.S. I always love to hear from you! What else are you lusting after? Have questions or want to share a cool skincare story? Feel free to let me know at email@example.com or comment below.