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From botanical-infused sheet masks to facial serums, BB creams and beauty waters, K Beauty is all the rage in skincare today – and what started in Korea is quickly finding its way to our shore.
The newest entry into this growth category – Mamonde, owned by Amore Pacific, celebrated their launch by creating a pop-up version of famed Mamonde garden, located just outside of Seoul, right in New York’s Soho.
Delicate floral scents mixed with the unseasonably Spring air and wafted through Canal street and up toward Lispenard Street as members of the media and the general public traversed through the garden and almost immediately transcended.
Flower carts, vines and a floral swing fram
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What’s the newest trend in BB creams? Targeted formulations for specific areas of the face, namely the delicate eyelid area.
Natura Bissé has created the penultimate BB cream specifically designed for around the eyes: The Cure Sheer Eye Cream. Use it and watch dark circles, lines, crow’s feet, and puffiness soften for a younger, well rested effect.
As we have come to expect from Natura Bisse, The Cure Sheer Eye Cream contains advanced skincare technology starting with SIRT-AP, a Sirtuin Modulating Peptide that acts to slow down premature aging. With moisturizing hyaluronic acid and Tripeptide-10 Citrulline and Tripeptide-1, this light textured cream is packed with powerful anti-agin
Do BB and CC creams make you want to join AA?
Who doesn’t love new? And in beauty, who doesn’t love something new that you never knew you needed, or cannot imagine how you survived without it for so long?
Case in point: the BB cream. Short for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm, BB creams tripped the light fantastic in 2012 and became a mainstay of every makeup bag with claims to conceal, protect from the sun, hydrate, moisturize, minimize lines, etc., etc. During 2012, I felt rather dandy going out for the day with one BB cream, normally Garnier Miracle Cream Protector, mascara, and a lip-gloss rather than my usual cacophony of bottles and potions leaking all over the bottom of my Anya H
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Until recently, it felt like you needed a serum, moisturizer, eye cream, sun block and primer just to leave the house. So a warm welcome to the new BB creams; they promise a lot more than many a skincare or makeup item has in a long time – containing multiple benefits in one tube.
For a BB cream is not only makeup but also a skin-protecting and soothing treatment that has caught the beauty world on the trot; brands have been falling over themselves to launch causing journalists to froth up like a cappuccino with enthusiasm. So what is this BB buzz?
First up, a brief history lesson. BB stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm depending on the brand. The concept was originally created by a
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