K-Beauty January Haul

So currently (Well since last year lol) I’m having a obsession with Skincare, having adopted the ten step Korean skincare routine, and really starting to try out different products and see which one adapts better into my routine.

My skin is somewhat sensitive for guys skin, I don’t have acne but I’d say it’s more towards the oily side then dry. 

I discovered a online website in Toronto which sells Korean Skincare products online, for more then reasonable pricing and since it’s based in Toronto it’s literally only three days from ordering to actually receiving the order. This is actually amazing for me cause prior to that I’d either have to hassle with EBay, or Korean sites, internationally shipping from Korea or some reseller sites in the states and then having to pay custom fees on top of whatever the order costed In USD. 

This post is just going to really be about what I picked up from them, and then I’ll leave a review of each product here in a month or so after I’ve got a chance to really use each of them. 

I will say the customer service for this website is great and they should be getting a lot more business as more people find out about the site. Like the Ceramidin Dr.Jart toner is already a dollar less then Sephora, how does that even happen lol. I’m just stoked either way because it means K-Beauty is a lot more accessible, fast, and cheaper for Canadians.

So let’s take a look at what I ordered!

ABIB: Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum

Okay so yes, this is definately the most expensive serum I’ve ordered to date ( It’s actually more pricey then the next four items combined, but serum is also probably the most important step in the whole routine and a chance to get the most effective ingredients directly into your skin.

Description: You’ve never used a serum quite like Abib's Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum. This unconventional daily serum uses a high-dosage concentration of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) to help dramatically improve the look and texture of skin. It uses a special technology called SP1 to help skin absorb the EGF/FGF protein molecules. Overall, this serum helps improve the regeneration of skin cells, protect against damage, and improve skin’s elasticity and the look of wrinkles.

MISSHA: All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50+

A dual sunscreen and essence for protection that nourishes skin, the All Around Safe Block Mild Essence Sun Milk provides a smooth, moisturizing finish that hydrates & refreshes the skin. It does not leave any greasy or sticky residue, white cast, or shine. For daily use or light outdoor activity all year round. The gentle, hypoallergenic formula is suitable for sensitive skin.

This K-beauty favorite is a perfect lightweight sunscreen that gives powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as a staple in your daily skincare routine. The Mild Essence formula prevents sunburn and premature aging with SPF 50/PA+++ and its mild essence incorporates a nourishing and hydrating skin care element. The formula is incredibly light in texture and leaves absolutely no greasy feeling or white cast on your skin.


The Banila Co. Clean It Zero series features one of Korea's top-selling cleansers! These sherbet-textured cleansing balms melt onto the skin and dissolves away makeup, sebum, and pore-clogging impurities. The mild formulation is gentle yet effective, leaving your skin with zero residue while keeping your skin happily hydrated.

BENTON: Snail Bee High Content Essence

Snail Bee High Content Essence features Snail Slime and Bee Venom, which help intensely hydrate and nourish skin. It speeds up skin cell recovery and regeneration, resulting in a soft, smooth, and bright complexion. Specially formulated with Snail Secretion Filtrate (90% Snail Mucin) and Bee Venom, it boosts collagen production, elasticity, and brightening.

Son & Park Beauty Water

This multi-tasking toner and cleansing water has quickly become a cult favorite, as well as a 2015 Soko Glam Beauty Award Winner! It creates a clean base for the next steps in your skincare and makeup routine. Originally created by master artists, Son & Park, Beauty Water lives up to its name.

The Beauty Water is not just a cleanser but it mildly exfoliates with willow bark and papaya extract to help sweep away dead skin cells, revealing brighter skin tone and smoother texture. Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so your skin can be prepped to absorb the next skin care steps, while adding in a bit of moisture. 
Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create the perfect canvas for makeup application, midday as a refresher, and night after cleansing to whisk away remaining impurities. For normal, oily, dry, and combination skin types. Beauty Water has a pH of 4.5, effectively resetting the skin's natural pH after cleansing.

Super stoked to have picked up all this stuff and to have a go-to site to order stuff and restock. I’ll update this post when the package arrives and show you guys as well.


Canadian born , Asia grown. Kesen is a personal blog with a focus on Asia Pacific, SEO, Wordpress & self-composed music. KPU Asian Studies.