Weekends Are For Saturday Skin

Have you noticed in your Instagram feed that tons of beauty bloggers have been adding Saturday Skin products to their beauty regimen? These products are cute pink bottles with their white logo, Saturday Skin. Many bloggers are raving about this Korean Beauty line. I think all the social media behind this brand is similar to how Glosier & Milk Makeup became so big, and I think Saturday Skin is following in their footsteps. So what is Saturday Skin? I did some investigating and found their products sold at Nordstrom and Peach & Lily.  According to Saturday Skin’s website, the brad’s moto is:

We live for Saturdays. Sleeping in, staying up. Daydreaming and adventure-seeking. All play, no work. We believe your skin should feel as good as you do when you wake up refreshed: happy, healthy and bright. Developed to reveal you clearest, dewiest complexion, Saturday Skin is a weekend in a bottle.

All play. No work.

AKA this brand is perfect for ladies in their 20s and 30s who went to happy hour on Friday, slept-in had brunch with her friends, went to Soul Cycle/yoga and walking around the city with a fresh hydrated skin. AKA Saturday Skin. But don’t let the name fool you, this stuff is legit!

The formulas are developed with cutting-edge science and high-performing natural ingredients. Created by scientists at the wellness center, CHAUM, which has a network of 15 hospitals and 27 research labs in Seoul, these products will seriously give you results. The signature patented ingredient, Cha-7 es Complex™ is engineered through a fermentation technology from 7 recombinant peptides that powerfully combat skin aging. I mean, I don’t know what that means, but it’s scientifically proven.

From Hollywood celebrities to royal families in Asia, they completely trust the products from CHAUM — and now they created a skincare line that you can trust. I mean Teen Vogue alreadyawarded the company a Beauty Game Changer award even thought it’s only been around a year.

So I got my hands on the products below (shout out to my friend Shelby for giving me these products!). 

First up is the Spotlight Brightening Mask, which comes in a set of 5 ($30).

What it is: A mask formulated with bilberry, licorice and lotus extracts to diminish dark spots to uncover natural radiance.

What it does: It brightens skin’s overall appearance, revitalizing dull, tired skin while soothing and restoring hydration and prepping skin for flawless makeup application.

How to use: First cleanse and tone your face. Unfold the mask, then remove one side of the mesh. Apply the mask to face, then remove the second mesh. Smooth to the contours of your face. Leave on for 20 minutes, then discard mask and gently tap remaining essence into the skin. Do not wash your face.

What’s in it: Saccharomyces Ferment Water Methylpropanediol 1,2-Hexanediol Alcohol Glycerin Dipropylene Glyco.

Final thoughts:  I’m not the most dexterous person so removing the mesh was an obstacle for me. I’m used to just opening packaging and sticking a face mask onto my face. However; my skin did look refreshed and very hydrated after using these sheet mask. I would buy this again.

Next is the Freeze Frame Beauty Essence ($47)

What it is: An all-in-one anti-aging, firming and moisture essence.

Who it’s for: All skin types.

What it does: It gives your skin a smoother, silkier, more supple skin texture while plumping, too. Skin’s firmness is increased and its hydration is boosted. The key to Saturday Skin is the Cha-7 es Complex™, an exclusive peptide formula that promotes skin’s natural regeneration process. Rooted in science and derived from natural ingredients, the cutting-edge complex increases collagen and elasticity while reducing melanin production for a flawless, stress-free complexion.

How to use: Use morning and night. Warm the product by emulsifying, then press the essence into your skin. Use a tapping motion for maximum absorption.

What’s in it: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-32, Citrus Lemon Peel, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Hydrolyzed Avocado Protein.

(Editor’s note: don’t know the difference between a serum vs essence. Check out my latest post here.)

Final Thoughts: I actually really liked this essence. The consistency is rich and creamy. But it didn’t feel sticky and absorbed into my skin pretty quickly. My skin definitely felt soft and plump after so I’m very satisfied with this essence. 

Then we have the Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream ($46)

What it is: A brightening eye cream formulated with date seed extract to illuminate and refresh the area around your eyes.

What it does: It minimizes dark circles, reduces puffiness and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to use: Apply cream to the tip of your ring finger. Dot in a C formation to the undereye area. Use a tapping motion for maximum absorption.

What’s in it: Glycerin Butylene Glycol Cyclopentasiloxane Trehalose Pentylene Glycol Polyglycerin-3 Pyrus Malus (Apple ) Seed Oil.

Final Thoughts: Not gonna lie, I’m used to under eye products costing a fortune and usually packaged in small little luxe bottles. Saturday Skin’s packaging is pretty big for an under eye cream, so that’s something I’m not used to. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Some under eye products, often irritate my eyes, but this one didn’t make my eyes water at all. It feels gentle on the skin, but knowing it’s backed out by science I’m interested to see if it does in fact lightening dark under eye circles. I just started using it so not much progress… YET! But i’ll let you know! 

Last but not least, is the All Aglow Sunscreen Perfection Cushion Compact SPF 50 ($40)

What it is: A semi matte-finish cushion makeup with SPF 50 protection.

What it does: Its powerful and rejuvenating formula contains a patented complex of peptides plus honey, which hydrates, cools and brightens skin. The compact suspends the cushion to keep the formula fresh.

What’s in it: Honey Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, sh-Oligopeptide-1,sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2,sh-Polypeptide-22.

Final Thoughts: Unfortunately there are only 3 shades available. Therefore, I didn’t get an exact match. I’m also not the biggest fan of cushions because it’s hard to keep them sterile. However this is perfect for the girl on the go, who wants to touch up her makeup in the cab before a date.  It’s the perfect size, and can easily fit in any bag.

Final thoughts on the brand: I love testing new Korean skincare and makeup. People say these products are way more advanced than any market. I think Saturday Skin is light on the skin so all their products are build-able. You can use more than one skincare product and your skin can still breathe. I like the price point, you truly get your money’s worth. I do see this brand becoming more popular. The packaging is pretty and feminine. I do like how the products themselves are light in weight so your makeup bag won’t be a thousand pounds if you are traveling. Out of everything I got, I would most likely re-purchase the Essence.

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