K-Beauty Reviews by Audrey Victoria: 10 Pregnancy-Safe Korean Skincare Products for Mothers-to-Be
Preparing for the birth of your child is a majestic and honoring experience, but it does come with a lot of stressful concerns like avoiding certain food or doing certain activities. But one more thing mothers-to-be should definitely take serious note of is their skincare products. Thanks to the gorgeous mom-to-be Audrey Victoria, our Youtube beauty expert, we’re here to help you navigate your pregnancy journey one K-Beauty product at a time with Audrey’s honest, first-impression review. Consider this a chapter of your “What to Expect While You’re Expecting” pregnancy handbook, here are 10 tried-and-true Korean beauty products to help you manifest your healthy pregnancy glow!
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: Isntree - Sensitive Balancing Cleansing Foam
— What’s your first impression of this skincare product?
Audrey: The Isntree Sensitive Balancing Cleansing Foam helps to improve dryness, dullness, and uneven skin tone for all skin types to restore damaged skin barrier. It’s also supposed to remove sebum and pore residue with a smooth texture, so it’s not going to irritate or over-dry your skin.
— What do you love about this pregnancy safe K-Beauty product?
Audrey: What I like about this Korean skincare product is that it is unscented which is perfect for skincare because scented skincare products can be irritating for a lot of people. I also like the creamy texture, so it goes on extremely smooth without any stinging feeling or irritation on my face. The biggest improvement I see here is my skin tone, and this facial foaming cleanser definitely does help clean my skin up with a radiant glow afterwards.
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: Isntree - Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence
— What do you love about this Korean face essence?
Audrey: First of all, I’m so excited to try out this Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence because the packaging is so fancy-looking. It’s suitable for all skin types, featuring 8 types of hyaluronic acid to fully hydrate each layer of your skin to deliver a healthier complexion. I just took 2 to 3 drops and gently massaged and patted it into my skin. It has a gooey, milky mix watery texture, which is slightly thicker than a face serum . As soon as I applied it, my skin felt so smooth and hydrated with just a little amount! Another face essence on my try-list is the SCINIC First Treatment Essence which has a more watery consistency than the Isntree essence, which will blend effortlessly into your skin.
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: iUNIK - Daily Serum Trial Kit
— What do you love about this iUNIK serum kit?
Audrey: The iUNIK Daily Serum Trial Kit: Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum, Tea Tree Relief Serum, and Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum. I’m trying out the Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum and I used 3 drops, which felt more watery than the Isntree face essence. I totally see the hype with this iUNIK serum and it makes me want to try the 10-step Korean skincare routine even more now! This iUNIK serum made my skin feel super hydrated and moisturized with an instant dewey glow—and I haven’t even started on the moisturizer yet! Not to mention the gently, unscented formula and the smooth texture that goes on easily on my face.
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: Isntree - Green Tea Fresh Emulsion
— What’s your impression of this moisturizing emulsion?
Audrey: This is my first time trying an emulsion , which is Isntree’s Green Tea Fresh Emulsion. It’s a lightweight, non-sticky, water-based moisturizer that helps your face absorb other beauty products. This emulsion helps you retain hydration level and prevents moisture loss on the skin, featuring real Green Tea extracted from the famous Jeju Island. Every single ingredient of this Isntree emulsion received the safest rating from EWG, so it’s definitely safe for pregnancy. Again, I love the unscented formula and smooth texture, and how it makes my skin look so evened out!
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: PUREDERM - Circle Mask Honey Essence
— What do you love about this K-Beauty sheet mask?
Audrey: I’m so happy Stylevana sent over so many of these Korean sheet masks and I’m going to try out a few today, like PUREDERM’s Circle Mask Honey Essence. This K-Beauty sheet mask is blended with honey extract, collagen and Vitamin E. It’s super nourishing, hydrating and refreshing on my skin. I put this sheet mask on for 20 minutes, and rubbed it in for better absorption. My face feels super hydrated, it’s impressive!
Featured K-Beauty Skincare Product: Secret Key - Snail Repairing Eye Cream
— What’s your first impression of this Secret Key eye cream?
Audrey: Now I’m trying the Secret Key Snail Repairing Eye Cream which is supposed to help firm the skin around your eyes as well as moisturizing. It also helps brighten and revitalize your undereye areas, especially when you struggle with dark circles or discoloration from lack of sleep. I’m starting to love having an eye cream in my skincare routine because I’m noticing that I have some fine lines around my eyes so I definitely need its help in the anti-aging department. This eye cream is so moisturizing and smooth. If you feel like spoiling yourself for some extra TLC, apply the Secret Key’s Pink Racoony Hydro-gel Eye & Cheek Patch under your eyes and for your smile lines.
Final Verdict on Korean Skincare
— What’s your final verdict on the Korean skincare products you just tried?
Audrey: It’s amazing how all of these Korean skincare products reacted so positively with my sensitive skin. I’ve noticed that a lot of Korean beauty products on Stylevana work really well for literally all skin types, which is great especially for someone like me. I always feel like my skin is always changing and fluctuates a lot depending on the weather. So all these Korean skincare products from Stylevana work effectively for all skin types, which means that I’ll be able to use them year round, regardless of the climate or how my skin is behaving.
To all the mothers-to-be, embrace your pregnancy journey with the best Korean skincare products ! It’s never too late to upgrade your K-Beauty line-up, you just have to learn from the best. Check out Audrey’s FULL review video on our Stylevana Youtube Channel. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get more instant product updates and skincare tips!