Sorry to hear that in such as case. If you do not receive your order, please contact us immediately, we will perform search and investigation with shipper. Once confirmed, we will either refund or resend your order.
Exchange is applicable when you received defective or wrong items, please send us the photo of the received items and we will send you replacement with the original shipping method. Replacement with other same value item or refund only can be done if the same item is out of stock.
We are originated from Malaysia but we have our team in below countries too.
Customer service in Canada
Warehouse in US
Return package handling in US
Would you like to join our team? We are looking for partners to handle our return packages. If you are from US/ Canada/ Turkey/ Italy / Spain / Germany / France / United Kingdom, feel free to email us now.
If you’ve purchased a product with us on pre-order, we will always state the processing time frame in the product page. You are always feel free to email us to check after the mentioned processing time frame.
We accept credit/debit card via PayPal / Skrill and also cryptocurrency via Bit Pay. However, if you do not have account / wish to open account with them, feel free to email us to discuss for alternatives.
We will send tracking number and link to you after the shipping. Please check junk/spam folder if you do not get it. From the email, you can click the link and it will bring you to the tracking site.
Please take note of the delivery time frame and sometimes it may be delayed 2-5 working days due to unforeseen circumstances such as sudden hike in mail volume traffic, custom clearance, bad weather and etc.
If you do not receive it in mentioned time frame, feel free to email us for checking. Shipper may take 2-7 working days to revert to us. In the same time, you can contact the shipper directly and provide the tracking number to them for faster response.
Sorry to hear that, we will confirm with the shipper in such circumstances. And once confirmed, you can choose to refund or reship your order. Please inform us if you do not receive the package within 2 weeks of the mentioned delivery time frame, else we will not be able to track the package and it will be deemed delivered.
Sorry to hear that. Most of the time, we shall be able to redirect the order shipped with express shipping, for a given fee which is about $20 ~ $25. For order shipped with economy shipping (DHL Global Mail) or standard shipping (DHL Direct / Aramex Registered), we offer the below options.
1. For repeat customer, you just need to pay the shipping again.
2. For new customer, you just need to pay 50% of the items value + shipping.
This happens when there is remote area charge by the shipper especially for the express shipper. Example, you chose Fedex to ship your package, if Fedex charges remote area fee, which usually $20 ~ $25, then we will get another express shipper which do not charge remote area fee. If unfortunately all express shippers charge that, we inform you via email and provide alternative shipping methods.
You shall take the processing time frame (can be found in product description) into the consideration, this is on top of the delivery time frame. The delivery time frame of DHL Global Mail, DHL International Direct & Aramex Registered is based on best estimation, it may reach you earlier or late, it's highly affected by mail volume traffic, weather condition and etc. If you need the package urgently or for important event, please use Fedex or DHL Express.
The delivery time frame is based in best ESTIMATION. All transit times are subject to Customs Clearance, transport conditions, weather conditions, volume of mail traffic and etc.
International shipments may subject to import taxes, duties and customs fees, which are levied once your package reaches the country of destination, and are the responsibility of the Recipient.
Estimated delivery time frame EXCLUDE processing time (found in product description).
For express shipping, please provide contact number, postal code and buzz code (if any) in the shipping address. DO NOT enter P.O Box address.
Delivery is usually done from Monday to Friday, working hours only.
Please contact us if the package did not reach within the mentioned delivery time frame, else we will not be able to perform investigation with shipper. We will not entertain any claim after such period.
It’s your responsibility to track the package, please track regularly.
Custom and Import charges are charged once an item has arrived in its destination country. Unfortunately, we have no control over what these charges are, as Custom and Import policies vary from country to country. We would advise that you find out what these charges may be before you place your order.
Request made within 1 calendar day after order was placed - FULL refund minus $0.30 charged by Paypal.
Request made before shipped - $0.30 charged by Paypal + 10% restocking fee + shipping
Request made after shipped - Please see Return policy.
Custom made items such as toric contacts, hyperopia contacts, cosplay contacts, costumes, fashion-T/ and kigurumi are not allowed to be cancelled. You can view the Cancellation Tab in product description.
Exchange is applicable when you received defective or wrong items, please send us the photo of the received items and we will send you replacement with the original shipping method. Replacement with other same value item or refund only can be done if the same item is out of stock.
Please use registered post (with tracking number) if you would like to return the item.
For US/ Canada buyers
Jesse Kim - Uniqso
1920 NW Kenny Drive
Pullman, Washington 99163
For other countries
3A, Jalan Impian,
Taman Impian Ehsan
Seri Kembangan Selangor 43300
*Good news! We are looking for partners to handle our return packages. If you are from US/ Canada, Turkey/ Italy / Spain / Germany / France / United Kingdom, feel free to email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will pay for your service!
For cancellation before shipping, you will receive refund notification via email and shall receive the refund in your origin payment method within 7 working days.
For return after shipping, we can only refund to you once we confirmed receipt of the returned package. And you will receive refund notification via email and shall receive the refund in your origin payment method within 7 working days.
Once you have placed an order, you should receive an email confirmation sent to the email address you provided at checkout. If for some reason, you did not receive this email, please check your spam/junk folders.
If you still cannot find this, please log into your account to check that your order was initially processed, and if you are still having problems please contact us!
If you do not open the lenses container, please refer to the expiry date printed on the lable.
If you open the lenses container, you shall dispose within the said period listed in the "Replacement Period" in product description, example 12 months. You can wear as many times as you want. Please dispose within the replacement period or after the expirydate on the label, whichever comes first.
Please also take note that the 12 months replacement period is a maximum period you can use. After you opened the lenses, it depends on the frequency you used. It's wearandtear product, the more frequent you use, you shall dispose it in shorter period time frame. The longest you can use is 12 months. Says you used it every day, then we advise you to dispose it within 3 months.
Technically you do not need to if you have perfect eye sight. However, we advise you to get eye check every year to confirm your own prescription. Power, Axis or Cyl may change from time to time and they are important to get a fitting contact lenses. Your eye are precious and you shall be responsible for it.
They are abbreviations for oculus dexter and oculus sinister, which are Latin terms for RIGHT EYE (OD)and LEFT EYE (OS).
Your prescription also may have a column labeled "OU." This is the abbreviation for the Latin term oculus uterque, which means "both eyes."
Your eyeglass prescription contains other terms and abbreviations as well. These include:
b. Sphere (SPH)
This indicates the amount of lens power, measured in diopters (D), prescribed to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. If the number appearing under this heading has a minus sign (–), you are nearsighted; if the number has a plus sign (+) or is not preceded by a plus sign or a minus sign, you are farsighted.
The term "sphere" means that the correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness is "spherical," or equal in all meridians of the eye.
c. Cylinder (CYL)
This indicates the amount of lens power for astigmatism. If nothing appears in this column, either you have no astigmatism, or your astigmatism is so slight that it is not really necessary to correct it with your eyeglass lenses.
This describes the lens meridian that contains no cylinder power to correct astigmatism. The axis is defined with a number from 1 to 180. The number 90 corresponds to the vertical meridian of the eye, and the number 180 corresponds to the horizontal meridian.
If an eyeglass prescription includes cylinder power, it also must include an axis value, which follows the cyl power and is preceded by an "x" when written freehand.
The axis is the lens meridian that is 90 degrees away from the meridian that contains the cylinder power.
No worries, sometimes this may due to the difference in temperature. You can put the bottles/blister in solution in a container and soak the container in hot water, it shall be unstuck then. You can watch this video for better understanding.
While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a minor risk of infection that is associated with unsafe usage. Shockingly 40% of the consumers were found engaged in handling contact lenses even without washing their hands which multiplies the risk of contagious outbreaks. This must not however, intimidate the users of contact lenses. Over 30 million people wear contacts in US alone and luckily only about 4 in every 10,000 wearers are affected by contact lens related infections every year
This is a bitter truth, yes. Unsafe & unhygienic usage may lead to permanent blindness, affecting 1 out of every 500 people. Mixing your contact lenses with water, failing to thoroughly disinfect them and continuing to wear them past the expiry are some of the major factors that contribute to the contraction of acanthamoeba keratitis. Acanthamoeba Keratitis can be as damaging as losing your vision permanently. The virus is quick enough to devour the cornea within 24 hours- too quick to be detected.
First and foremost, make sure your contact lenses are purchased from a reliable source that deals in branded and authentic contact lenses. Fake contact lenses run the risks of horrendous injuries since these cannot be claimed anywhere for incurring the damage. They are manufactured using substandard materials that fade the dyes. What worse, the uneven/jagged edges of fake contact lenses may scar the cornea.
Follow one rule of thumb. “When in doubt, take out”. Contact lenses should remain comfortable in eyes. If you find growing redness, inflammation or any unusual symptom; remove your contacts immediately. A new pair of lenses usually takes 5-7 minutes to adjust. Any discomfort that extends this, is not worth taking the risk for.
Modern day contact lenses are made from advanced material that remain supple & moist for longer duration. They are made under state of art laboratories that maintain supreme health standards. People who have had bad experiences in past with contacts are now being benefitted by them. Due to innumerable choices & options, contact lenses are the most resorted vision correction medium. Make sure you disinfect your plastic discs daily only with a pharmaceutical multi-purpose solution. Although these are no rub solutions, rubbing your lenses once in a while significantly reduces the risk of infections by eliminating bacterial growth.
As a last note, we want to emphasize on the importance of “eye exams & follow ups”. Routine visits to your doctor once every year is mandatory even if your eyes seem to work just fine.
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I understand UNIQSO.com is not medical doctor, opticians or optometrist and I should consult eye doctor before placing order, especially with power prescription lenses
I agree that all the orders / prescription / options / particulars listed in the check out page is correct and true.
I understand that sometimes slight color difference happens especially for different prescription (left and right lens). And i understand UNIQSO.com will try their best to find the most matching color for me if slight color difference happens.
I am purchasing the product with my own credit card or i have the permission to make the purchase using others credit card / paypal account with their consent.
I fully assume all risk from UNIQSO.com and release UNIQSO.com from all legal liability. I understand that wearing contact lenses by their nature carry risk of injury and eye infection if lacks of proper care or guidelines are not followed. I have read the wear and care guide to minimize the risk, and understand that the risk of injury can never be totally eliminated.
I understand that the local tax or custom duties are of my responsibility.
I agree that any delay caused by local custom department is not a responsibility of UNIQSO.com.
I have read and understand the return and exchange policy.
We should understand the following before choosing colored contacts.
a. Water content
Refers to the ratio of quality of water in the lens and the the total mass of the lens. Water content determine the characteristics of the lens, water content can be divided into:
Low water content <42%
Middle water content 42% to 60%
High water content > 60%.
The higher water content, the more flexible the lens are, it is easier to deform in hand. In contrast, the lower the water content, lens are easier to form in hand.
If water content is too high, the lens will reduce the moisture as it absorbs water from the eyes, causing discomfort to the eyes. If water content is too low, it will result in poor oxygen permeability, causing dryness to your eyes too, because oxygen is passing through the water content.
IDEAL water content should be between 50% - 60%, but it varies among people. Experts recommend contact lenses with high water content to those eyes are easily to get dry.
It is the size of the lens. The bigger size of diameter, the more obvious the big eyes effect. Basically bigger diameter lens needs higher percentage of water content because water tends to be absorbed faster. You may notice that majority of the big eyes lenses (16mm) have 42% and above water content.
c. Base Curve
It is the center area of the curvature of the lens. Basic rule to select Base Curve is: it should not be tight. Experts advise common Base Curve are between 8.3 to 8.9. This helps it fit your cornea more comfortably since some corneas are "steeper" or "flatter" than others. The higher the base curve number the "flatter" the curvature of the cornea.
d. Center Thickness:
It is the thickness of center of contact lens. Experts remind those who have astigmatism, should select slightly thicker lens.
e. Oxygen Permeability:
It refers to the ability of oxygen permeate to eyes. Oxygen permeability varies from every type of lens, it depends on the material and thickness of lens. Generally the greater the diameter of the lens, the greater the coverage, oxygen permeability will be relatively poor.
Base curve values have similarity like our clothes size. Thus, wearing a base curve of 8.6 in one brand of contact lenses do not mean it will be the same in another. Different materials of the contact lenses do affect the base curve as well.
So, the best option is to get the trial contact lens to try it own personally before purchasing. Generally, the contact lens that slides downwards while wearing indicate the base curve is too loose. Then, you should try the steeper base curve. E.g if you are using BC 9.0 (flatter) but sliding downwards in your eye, then change to BC 8.6 (steeper).
A good fitting of soft contact lens wear in the eyes should have movements of ~1-1.5mm each time you blink. To promote tears exchange and oxygen transmission. Thus, if you wear BC 8.4 lenses that shows no movement in the eye, then you ought to change to BC 8.8. You can seek your contact lens practitioner advise on the fitting. :]
Now this is a rare problem; and it should not happen frequently. As long as you are disinfecting your colored contacts using multi-purpose solution (not the saline solution) and replacing your lens case every three months, it is not possible that you face burning feeling on wearing your colored contacts. Please follow below steps
Use eye drops to ease the symptoms
Try another days
Actually, contact lenses deposit substances they come into contact with. This includes perfumes, skin lotions, soaps and lints etc. Always handle your colored contacts with clean hands and use lint-free towels and oil free soaps and moisturizers.
Contact lenses are hydrophilic discs that do not even touch the surface of the eyes. They float on a layer of tears that covers the cornea. Thus, contact lenses are actually “designed” to float in your eyes. Minor contact lens movement & floating should not warrant the concern unless you find your contact lenses conflicting with your vision.
Since your eyes draw its oxygen from the environment, soft contact lenses are made to float. If they were made the other way, oxygen transmission would be harmfully compromised. Blinking dislodge contact lenses to a few millimeters, but they are relocated within a fraction of second. Every time you blink your eyes, a fresh oxygen-laden supply of tear film bathes contact lenses to keep your eyes moist & hydrated.
b. Tear Film:
Tear film facilitates contact lens floating. When the tear-chemistry is disturbed, contact lens floating is compromised. When contact lenses cease to float healthily, eyes begin to itch or inflammation is observed. Lubricating drops may provide relief from discomfort.
c. Improper Fitting:
Contact lenses with an average base curve of 8.6mm tend to fit most of the people. However, people with special needs, might need to meet the ophthalmologist before getting themselves a pair of circle contacts. Contact lenses that are too loose may fall off or get trapped in the eye lid - yet you don’t need to worry. Contact lenses can never go lost in your eyes. Similarly, contact lenses with too tight base curve can block oxygen permeation.
Contact lenses are designed to shift to a few millimeters, but they keep coming back to the right position over pupil without even letting you realize. Contact lens sliding must not interfere with your vision but depending on the design contact lens movement can sometimes bother with the vision. For instance crazy lenses with opaque design. Floating of contact lenses therefore, must go unnoticed. If it is bothersome and persistent with different models of contact lenses, get yourself checked by an eye professional.
Soft contact lenses that are higher in water content and or are extra thin and flimsy can get ripped in some circumstances. If you get your contact lenses broken in your eye; the first thing you need to do is “Do Not Panic”. Do understand that if broken big eye contact lenses are addressed timely and carefully; they won’t destroy your eyes. Learn below how you can get broken big eye contact lenses off of your eyes safely.
Things you will need to remove broken contacts
A multi-functional disinfectant
A well-lit; well-ventilated room
A lint-free towel
Wash your hands with mild soap and water; then disinfect your hands- focusing more on your fingers using multi-purpose disinfecting solution you get to clean your big eye contact lenses.
Stand in front a mirror. The mirror should be placed in a well-ventilated and well-lit room. Lift your upper eye lid up with your forefinger and your lower eye lid down with your thumb. This will provide you a wider view of your eye ball.
Try locating the broken contact lens by moving your eye ball in all the four directions. You will probably need the assistance of your friend to keep an eye on the broken contact while you move your eye ball.
After locating it; rub your eyes with gentle outward motions. Follow the rubbing method from your nose towards your temple. This will help bringing ripped parts of big eye contact lenses to a larger eye area; from where you will be able to remove them easily.
Now using pinch method; gently pinch your broken contact using your thumb. Do not throw the broken lens and put it back in the lens case already filled with solution. You will need it for later examination.
Make a cup of your hand; pour disinfectant in it and carefully get your eye bathed in it. Move your eye ball and make sure that disinfectant enters in your eye completely. This will make other broken pieces fall out from your eyes.
Ensure your eyes are free from all the parts of broken big eye contact lenses. Using a lint-free towel wipe your eyes and give them a rest of six hours before you again try inserting big eye contact lenses. Strain your eyes less and be very careful to not to read a book or use computer for more than two hours the first day.
On meeting these problems; you should immediately remove colored contacts and try washing your eyes with clear clean water. If the problem persists consult your eye doctor on immediate basis. Such eye problems if left untreated may develop into a more serious eye disease.
On wearing colored contacts if you feel eye strain or eye twitching; check if you are working on computer for longer duration. Radiations from LCD or computer strain are often considered responsible for eye stress especially when you have big eye contact lenses in your eyes.
If you feel dry eyes; than your best solution is “eye-drops”. Using quality eye drops twice or thrice will solve your issue. If still you feel dehydration in eyes; then consult your eye doctor as he may prescribe you special types of big eye contact lenses for dry eyes.
Colored contacts are available in different diameters and curvatures. They need to be properly-fitted in your eyes as you need proper-fitted clothing. If the base curve is not as per the curvature of your own eyes you will always feel contact lenses as an external agent into your eyes. If it is too thin; your eyes may dislodge contact lenses with the eye blinks. It is important to have a wide knowledge about different parts of contact lenses in order to better deal with contact lens discomfort.
Happy that it reached you safely! What you have to do now is to check you got everything as ordered. And inspect the contacts are in good condition (such as in 1 piece, no scratch, not glued on the bottle and etc) before you open it. Please sanitize your hands, lens case and related tools before using it.
Colored contacts come in two types of packaging. They are either packed in blisters or are found floating in the sealed vials. The purpose of such packaging is to keep your circle lenses sterile. Opening the vials of circle lenses wrong way may lead to the broken nails, painful teeth and bruised lips. Video will be uploaded soon!
It is recommended that colored contacts should be soaked for a good time of 6 - 8 hours before the very first use. The best practice is to soak them in multi-purpose solution for a night. This is done because the solution in which colored contacts come is for storing them. That solution is definitely not meant to come in contact with eyes.
If colored contacts are worn without soaking them; you will probably develop pink-eyes or stinging/burning feeling. Let them get neutralized before inserting them into your eyes.
It varies from person to person. Some people have sensitive eyes whereas others have dry. You need to figure out the duration yourself. As a rule of thumb, do not wear colored contacts for more than 2 - 4 hours the first time. You can then gradually increase the duration as your eyes get used to wearing colored contacts. Buy an eye drops if necessary.
Women synthetic hair wigs are available in array of designs & textures from natural looking to outrageously funky, cosplay and party types. Synthetic hair wigs are comparatively better than human hair wigs because they require little efforts on maintenance & storage. Synthetic hair wigs can be opted for several reasons, sometimes women wear it to conceal hair loss whilst the other times women fancy synthetic hair wigs for cosplay & fashion needs. For both the purposes, keep the factors in mind mentioned below when narrowing down the choices.
1. Quality of the Fiber
Synthetic hair wigs are an investment on which women would want to rely on; for at least a year. Therefore, quality plays a big role. Go for those wigs that are made from 100% heat-resistant synthetic fiber that allows you to switch between styling tools. A good synthetic hair wig is versatile and does not limit the way you wear it.
2. Natural Looking Wig
Unless you are opting for a synthetic wig to cater to cosplay needs; your wig should appear natural. Synthetic wigs that are made from cheap fiber often look shiny & plastic that is a tremendous turn off. Always consider that wigs that look too shiny in store photos will be even brighter in real-life as you switch between different lightings.
3. Style of the Wig
Synthetic hair wigs that are to serve needs other than cosplay should have a hair cut similar to your natural hair. Aggressively styled synthetic wigs often hit the attention outrageously, making it hard for the people to get used to the new change. For an acceptable change in your hair style, choose a wig with blunt or side-swept bags than going for a wig with an unusual length & striking color.
Synthetic hair wigs are always under the budget. They are available at beauty salons and cosplay shops but buying online is a way better & cheaper option. Synthetic hair wigs do not fade, require almost no styling and are available to wear directly out of the box. There are several advantages of synthetic hair wigs over human hair but these 3 factors should always be given top priority when making a selection.
All our wigs are adjustable therefore circumference of wigs may vary. Since our wigs are adjustable to most of the head sizes (even the baby head) you don’t need to worry about taking the measurements.
Synthetic hair wigs are made from plastic fibers thus should be taken diligent care of. Synthetic wigs do decrease their quality per wash; therefore always wear them with care to reduce washing. The frequency of washing synthetic wigs depends on following factors. If you want your wigs last longer; then develop following good practices to keep your wigs new for over a year.
How to Prevent Synthetic Wigs Getting Soiled?
Depending on several factors, synthetic wigs need washing per 18-20 wears but this may vary from person to person. Practice hygiene to keep your wigs look new. You may need to wash your synthetic wigs frequently if:
You live in a country with humid climate
You wear several bulky hair styling products such as mousses, sprays and gels
Your scalp is greasy and secretes oil
Your synthetic wig is not breathable
Synthetic wigs alike human hairs catch dirt & debris. The accumulation of dirt, scalp oils & styling products turn your wigs greasy and soiled. If not washed on time; synthetic wigs will go through permanent damage including becoming lack-lustrous & coarse.
It is advised to wear a wig cap underneath your synthetic wig as it does not only help you securing wig at the scalp firmly but also acts as a protective layer against the secretions from your scalp reaching the wig. Washing synthetic wigs may be totally a personal preference but you definitely can limit the tedious process by wearing them carefully.
Synthetic hair wigs over the course of time develop tangles which if not dealt right on time become too stubborn to get rid of. To prevent tangles destroying your synthetic wigs, treat them with DIY synthetic wig conditioner after you wash it. The conditioner keeps the wig soft & repels the static charge & cling. The same conditioner comes handy for detangling synthetic hair wigs.
The solution prepared for getting the tangles out of your synthetic wig is though made up of water and fabric softener like that of a DIY wig conditioner; it has ingredients in slightly different proportions.
Mix fabric softener or alternatively a leave-in hair conditioner for a cost-effect version with water in 1:4 ratios respectively- 4 parts of water with 1 part of fabric softener. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and shake it vigorously until you get a saturated solution.
In case of heavy tangles; fill the sink with cold water and add one cap of fabric softener. Submerge your synthetic wig into it and remove tangles using your fingers starting from tips to roots. Keep your hand motions slow and gentle. Key is to avoid being aggressive with your synthetic wigs. Let the wig remain in for extra 5 minutes after you have removed the tangled clumps out of your wig.
Now take your wig out of water and hang it. Lay it flat on a slab or table already lined with a cotton towel or a wrap. Drench water and let the towel absorbs every bit of it.
Leave the wig to air dry by hanging it. (Do not hang it in direct sunlight).
Spray it with the “detangling synthetic wig solution” you have already prepared in a light mist.
Comb your wig with a wide-toothed comb and run through wig very softly and gently aiming to remove the knots.
For long synthetic wigs; braid them or coil them to store.
Synthetic wigs can last up to a year provided you take good care of your wigs. A tangled wig looks messy and only dumps the amount you have invested in purchasing it. Store your synthetic wigs like a pro to avoid frizz & prevent it turning into a disheveled husk.
Wig cap is though completely a personal preference; it is advised to wear a wig liner underneath a wig in most cases. A wig cap helps securing your natural hair & prevents the breakage, hair loss and thinning of hair especially from at crown. Without a wig cap, there are elevated chances of your scalp being damaged through friction by a wig.
Benefits of a Wig Cap
First & foremost a wig cap forms an extra layer of protection between your natural hair & wig. It prevents irritation that most of the people meet when wearing a synthetic wig. People from humid areas are most often at the risk.
A wig cap flattens your hair & provides a smooth canvas for synthetic wig to grip at. Especially if you have longer hair, you should sport wig cap under a wig to tuck in all the snagging wisps.
Since synthetic wigs are made on a track system, some people may find their wigs irritatingly warm & greasy. This does not only harm your scalp & hair but also soil your wigs. A wig cap alleviates all these concerns by providing innumerable benefits.
A wig cap acts as a buddy when your scalp becomes sweaty. It sucks up all the grease & perpetuates an air flow through scalp to keep it cold.
Even with all the mentioned benefits of wig cap, some people would still prefer to skip a wig liner. This is no rule to necessarily abide a wig cap with wigs as most people are more accustomed to wearing a wig without a cap. Try your wigs with a cap on an off. Go for what ensures more comfort, security & confidence.
Korean skin care consists of TWO important sessions.
Internal Session / External Session
The first session is about preparing your body & skin to receive & accept those several Korean skin care products you apply externally. As an internal Korean skin care treatment; you need to be very conscious of what you are taking in. Korean skin care lays great stress on herbal diets and drinks such as 3-4 cups of green tea a day. Green tea does not only help hydrating your body but also helps purifying the blood. Other than green tea; Korean skin care depends a lot on drinking purified water. Drinking water cleanses, moisturizes and keeps your skin glowing, healthy and fresh. Other than this; Koreans consume fresh vegetables and follow a strict diet that is low in sodium.
External Korean skin care regimen is time-consuming which demands for persistence and patience. It deals with several Korean skin care and makeup products where you only learn as you grow and your wallet shrinks. The basic Korean skin care is followed in a religious manner where the circulation of blood is encouraged by “patting movement” of fingers which let products readily absorbed in the skin.
Korean Skin Care Daily Routine
Korean skin care emphasizes on double-cleansing. The Korean style of cleansing is to cleanse face first by oil such as coconut, almond or olive to remove stubborn residues of BB creams followed by cleansing it with a foam-cleanser.
Using a toner acts like a “building-block” in Korean skin care regime. Not only does it removes surface dirt, grime and makeup but also prepares the skin for the better penetration of skin food such as serums and essences.
Moisturize/ Emulsify (Serums & Essences)
The next stage of Korean skin care routine is moisturizing. Depending on the type of your skin; pick any drug store or high end moisturizer. In Korea; moisturizers are often known as “Emulsions”. Emulsions are light moisturizers; basically for oily skin.The moisturizing process is followed by the application of serum and or essence. Serums penetrate into the skin for the treatment of number of problems such as dryness, flaking, opened pores and acne whereas moisturizer keeps the upper layers of your skin hydrated and tight.
Korean Skin Care Weekly Routine
You thought achieving flawless goddess like glowing skin is easy? No; there are also some simple steps that are practiced on weekly basis.
Exfoliation is necessary to remove dead layers of cells that are clogging the pores. If you don’t exfoliate; you will find debris accumulation on your face which will result in multi-toned skin complexion. It also allows deeper penetration of serums and essences.
They provide nourishment and reduce puffiness. Several types of face masks are available such as clay masks, peel-off, essence-soaked sheets, sleeping packs etc. Choose one as per your skin type.
Basic Korean skin care regimen is easy to adapt and includes almost the very same steps that you follow as a western skin care regime. The only added products are essences/serums and the process of double-cleansing.
BB Cream; short for “Beauty Balm” or “Blemish Balm” was first formulated in Germany by a dermatologist as a complete skin care product to provide coverage & treatment after laser surgery. BB cream has now become the most basic product in Korean skin care and makeup routine. It is often heard that Korean women use 18 different products; but the trend seems to be replaced by all-in-one beauty & makeup product i.e. a “BB Cream”.
BB Cream has several benefits. It does not only save the space at your counter but also saves time & money. Whilst using a BB cream you can skip or minimize the usage of basic skin care products including moisturizer, sunblock, primer and foundation. Not only does it provide medium coverage but also fights against wrinkle formation, intercepts UV rays, prevent discoloration and acts as a whitening agent. BB cream also maintains an even skin tone and helps brightening up the skin with a luminous glow.
BB cream is more like a tinted moisturizer that glides smoothly but unlike a tinted moisturizer; a BB cream is available only in very limited shades. The reason is only one- unlike a tinted moisturizer BB cream oxidizes quickly to match your skin tone. BB cream also provides additional skin care and cosmetics benefits that a tinted moisturizer does not.
So; BB cream seems like a complete package, right? Then why do we still need CC Creams? A CC cream means “Color Control” or “Color Correct” cream. As obvious by the name; it happens to correct the color imperfections & uneven skin texture. CC cream targets sun damage, blotches, soothes dry & stressed skin & helps minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. A CC cream is often sheerer than BB cream and provides natural coverage. CC creams may be used by mixing with BB creams to mimic the regular foundation.
1. BB cream aims at makeup with skin care benefits; whereas CC cream is basically a skin care product with cosmetic benefits.
2. BB cream hides imperfections whereas CC cream nourishes skin for a flawless skin and a matte finish effect. (Acne prone skin? - BB cream, Needs to heal acne marks? = CC Cream)
3. BB cream can be taken as Korean makeup product. On the other hand CC cream is a Korean Skin Care product.
There are different types of BB creams available. Check out some of the best Korean BB creams and choose them as per your skin type and the coverage you need.
Tip: BB and CC creams are every day makeup & skincare products. These are not the complete replacement of your full-coverage foundation for special occasions and photo-shoot where there are tons of lights and flash.
Women in Korea go crazy on noticing skin care products. However; there is yet a need of creating awareness in other regions of the world; that along with beauty products it must be primarily the skin care products that should be the first to grab a woman’s attention.The secret behind the success of Korean skin care products lies in the ingredients & the state-of-art packaging that keeps the efficacy of the product intact till it lasts.
Korea is the current tycoon on the beauty map. The average Korean woman has nearly 10 Korean skin care products. From exfoliators to serums and eye lash extensions; Korea has produced someworld’s sensational skin care products where Korean BB creams are one of the most remarkable Korean skin care products. Korean cosmetologists employ peculiar organic ingredients that are renowned to heal & nourish the facial tissues deeply.Some of the most health-packed ingredients used in Korean skin care products are:
1. Green Tea:
Asia’s love to herbal remedies is dated back to pre-historic area. These herbs then became the inspirations for the modern day cosmetologists. Green tea is known for several of its health benefits including purifying the blood by washing-off the harmful toxins from the body. Now almost all of the Korean skin care products include green tea in one way or other. Skin79- A leading Korean skin care brand; emphasizes strongly on the benefits of green-tea extracts. Therefore; to increases the efficacy of their skincare products the brand formulated a new compound “OSMOPUR” that is a mixture of rice bran, sunflower, ivy & green tea extracts.
2. Radiant & Firm Skin:
The glowing & firm skin is the main goal to achieve behind all Korean skin care regimens. Korean women are nosy about getting a clear & transparent complexion. Therefore the Korean skin care products reduce the dark spots to maintain a healthy rosy glow. This radiant & firm skin is made possible by “Arbutin” & “Acacia Collagen”.
3. Air-Less Pumps
Korean skincare products are easily recognized by their packaging. The high-end Korean brands come in “Air-less dispensing pumps”. This type of packaging keeps the product prevented from being contaminated. It also prevents oxidization of the product which thus ensures the efficacy till they last. These air-less dispensing pumps have taken the Korean market by storm. Now all the Korean skin care product from facial cleaners to moisturizers and BB cream are available in air-less dispensing pumps. This kind of pump allow you to only dispense out the amount you require. So no run; no mess.
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