Skincare I’m Switching up for Winter | New Winter Skincare (ft Urang Blue Brightening Oil Serum and Ceramide Cream)

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Skincare I’m Switching for Winter

First NEW skincare item!

As the weather starts to cool down and the air becomes dry, it is essential to bring out the winter skincare. During the cold seasons, I have dry skin which needs a lot of love and care. The first skincare item I’ve included into my routine has been the Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum.

This serum promises brightening and toning effect, fading blemishes and dark spots, and moisturizing the skin. Also it contains key ingredients such as Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil (for moisturizing) , Tocopherol (powerful antioxidant for reducing UV damages), and Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil (soothe inflammatory skin conditions and calm sensitive skin).

Full list of ingredients:

Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, (-)-alpha-bisabolol, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil (*Organic ingredient)

So far this serum has been wonderful! I can definitely see a difference after using it. My skin always looks glowy and moisturized.

A few things you SHOULD take notice:

  1. SMELL ~ Since the serum contains natural or organic ingredients, it has natural scent to seed and flower oil. So don’t be alarm!
  2. COLOR ~ Why is it blue? It contains German Chamomile Essential Oil which gives it that color.
  3. TEXTURE ~ The oil is not very fluid. So I recommend patting the oil serum into the skin. DO NOT RUB! *pat pat*
  4. TIME ~ After applying the oil serum, let it soak into the skin before continuing your skincare routine. It doesn’t take too long for your skin to soak in the oil serum. My skin personally really LOVES it.

Second NEW skincare item!

The second skincare I’ve included in my current routine has been the Urang Rose Ceramide Cream. During the cold season, I definitely prefer using a more moisturizing and thicker cream that keeps my skin supple and moisturized throughout the day. My biggest concern is my skin drying up throughout the day or my base makeup caking up. So I’ve switched up my previous cream to a thicker one.

The Urang Rose Ceramide Cream promises deep hydration especially for mature skin, calming redness, and protecting the skin barrier. Some main key ingredients are Rosa Damascena Flower Water (for reducing redness, antioxidant, and protecting the skin), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (reduce skin dryness), and Glyceryl Stearate SE (works as a emulsifier).

Full list of ingredients:

Rosa Damascena Flower Water (33%)*, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Betaine, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ceramide NP (1500ppm), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (20mg) (*Organic ingredient)

So far after using the cream, my skin feels moisturized and soft. I haven’t seen much difference with reducing redness (although I don’t really have much) and skin barrier, but I will continue to use it and update you later.

** Take Notice ***

  1. SMELL ~ Just like the oil serum, the cream has a particular smell but this one is more familiar to the general consumer, which is rose scent.
  2. TEXTURE ~ It is a very smooth but rich texture, so a little goes a long way. Don’t be like me and lather a big blob on my face. 😀

OVERALL RATING!

Overall, I am quite impressed by both the blue oil serum and ceramide cream. They have been a great new staple for my winter skincare routine. For a very long time, I was skeptical about oil serums, but the Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum has changed my mind. I will continue to use these and update you in a future blog post or Youtube video. Please look forward to it!

My Ratings are: (out of 5 stars)

Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5)

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** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

Cleansing Routine ft. Urang Foam Cleanser & Oil Cleanser

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Who is Urang?

Urang is an up-and-coming K-beauty brand that was founded by CEO Jina Lee. Urang focuses on using organic or natural ingredients, as well as using high quality ingredients.

Why have a cleansing routine?

Cleansing Oil 29,000 won Foam Cleanser 29,000 won

Do you have a cleansing routine? If not, GUUURLLL WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 😀

Having a cleansing routine is very beneficial for the health of our skin. Throughout the day we collect dirt, pollution, bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. So, it is very important to incorporate a cleansing routine to remove these impurities we have collected. Also if we wear makeup, it’s NECESSARY to remove it thoroughly with a cleansing routine.

My Double Cleansing Routine

Recently I have been using the Urang Foam cleanser and cleansing oil as part of my double cleansing. I don’t wear makeup every day, but I prefer to integrate a double cleansing routine into daily skincare regime because it keeps my skin clean and helps prevent any breakouts.

First Step – Cleansing Oil

First, I start off with the Urang Natural Cleansing oil. It can be used both as makeup remover and cleanser. This cleansing oil contains fun ingredients such as Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (for moisture), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil (for skin-conditioning), and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (for cleansing and emollient ).

Here is the full list of the ingredients:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (*Organic ingredient)

Son & Park Black Eye liner (top) Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick (bottom)

I noticed the cleansing oil does a great job removing majority of my makeup and impurities after only one use. Of course, if you have very stubborn lip tint or extremely matte lipstick, I recommend using a makeup remover on the specific areas such as lips before using the cleansing oil.

As you can see in the photo above, it removed the eyeliner quite easily but the lipstick was a bit stubborn. Now usually I have a hard time removing my lip tints no matter which cleansing oils I use since I tend to use very long lasting lip products.

Second Step – Creamy Bubble Foam Cleanser

For my second step, I like to use a foam cleanser since I find it more appealing and effective compare to other forms of cleansers. If I had to explain this cleanser in one word, it would be BUTTERY!!! I can’t get over the texture and smoothness of this cleanser. It feels amazing whenever I apply it onto my face. It feels so therapeutic as well.

Some key ingredients are Lauryl Glucoside (for cleansing), Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids (for foam booster & skin conditioning), and Potassium Cocoate (moisturizer).

Full list of the ingredients:

Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Potassium Cocoate, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Panthenol, Betaine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract

After using the foam cleanser, I find my skin is both clean AND moisturized. I dislike using cleansers that strip my skin from its natural oils. Even if I don’t apply other skincare products, my skin still feels smooth and moisturize. It’s quite surprising.

As you can see in the photos above, most of the makeup was removed after using both the cleanser oil and foam cleanser. Of course the matte lipstick I used was very very VERY stubborn, so it didn’t completely remove. On the hand, I don’t have any problems removing my foundation, eye shadow, mascara, etc.

Overall Review!

I’m very content with this double cleansing routine I am currently using. Even though it doesn’t remove some of my stubborn lip tint, I am happy with the results. 🙂 If I had to choose one I prefer more, I would go for the foam cleanser because I am in love with the texture and how my skin feels afterwards.

My RATINGS are: (out of 5 stars)

Quality : ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5, YAY)

Congrats, Urang foam cleanser & cleansing oil!! You are Sandy’s approved!!

Please look forward to my double cleansing routine COMING soon on my Youtube channel.

Follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my Youtube channel. ❤️ Have a lovely day, Diversebeauties.

** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

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About Me

Who Am I?

Hey, diverse beauties! My name is Sandy and I am a skincare junkie, beauty content creator, and expat. Believe it or not, I used to be a blogger when I was back in school but I decided to pursue my passion on Youtube. Since then, I haven’t blog much and I am a bit rusty. I decided to go back to blogging because I missed writing and wanted to have a platform where I can share about topics I don’t have much of an opportunity to talk about. Also it gives me an excuse to talk more about my skincare obsession. 😀

Mission & Plans for my blog?

There are a few things I want to share through my new blog. They are:

  1. Korean skincare & beauty
  2. Expat experience abroad
  3. Fashion Trends
  4. Travel Guides
  5. And many more things…

Also I want to create a platform where anyone no matter your gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc can come together and share their passion in beauty. There is beauty in diversity AND diversity in beauty.

If you have any suggestion or recommendations, please let me know~ We can all learn from each other.

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You can find me both on my Youtube and Instagram. I usually upload once a week on my Youtube and try to do daily post on my Instagram. Of course, life can get busy, so there are times when I take a bit of a break. I feel like we all need a bit of a social media break. It’s healthy for our mentality. Of course my breaks don’t last that long. We got to keep it real here. 😀

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