K-beauty is all the rage right now, and for good reason too. Full of ingredients to boost skin, it’s worth trying out products to see what works for you.
COSRX have a plethora of products for different skin needs, from hydrating hyaluronic acid to acne busting patches. The snail secretion seemed a little too icky to try – though I’ve heard good things – so here we are with the 3-in-1 Nourishing Rice Spa Over Night Mask (£24).
With rice extract as 68% of its ingredients, it instantly has a luxurious nourishing feeling as soon as it is applied to the facial skin after cleansing. When used as a moisturiser, it sinks into the skin effortlessly, leaving it feeling supple and hydrated. It also did not break me out, which is always a bonus.
When used as a moisturiser, it sinks into the skin effortlessly, leaving it feeling supple and hydrated
The product has a small percentage of niacinamide in its ingredients. If you are unsure what that is, it’s a form of vitamin B3, which in skincare is water-soluble and helps to improve uneven skin tone, repair skin damage and helps to prevent moisture-loss – and that’s just a very brief explanation! It has been championed by those who suffer with skin conditions such as acne, so may be worth a try if you are at your wits end with blemishes.
The rice itself is something that has been popular in skincare for a while, mainly rice water which Glamour states: “Starting with your facial skincare routine, it turns out that the water that’s left over from washing rice actually contains the antioxidant, Ferulic Acid. This is the acid primarily known for its anti-ageing properties, but it also supports the effectiveness of vitamins A, C and E. This rice water also contains allantoin, which is a soothing agent that promotes healing of the skin.”
As an overnight mask, it did feel a little odd to have a thick layer of product on my face and it went on the duvet and pillow…. So instead I opted to try the 15 minute mask. Before wiping it off, I massaged it into my skin and then removed the excess. My skin felt hydrated and looked like it was glowing.
Over all, this is a product I am going to continue using. It feels lightweight on the skin, and I wane to see what the benefits are over time.
Products were sent to MODAN by PR. The opinions expressed in this article are that of the author’s. What works for them, may not work for you. But it’s always fun giving a new product a go!
Image by AJ