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Miraculous Facial Oil
Miraculous Facial Oil

French skin care VS asian skin care

26 posts, 19 members
Olimathieu
3 posts
I love Garnier, l'Oréal and SKII skin care products. What are your favorite ones? What is the best one?
chikoboo
3402 posts
I do love Korean skin care but for the life of me can't recall any but Tony Moly right this second. 
Rezee
1964 posts
I didn't realize those brands were french. I love korean brands.  Missha, the face shop, tony moly,  etude house.
Macs
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I didn't know Lorea'l was french. My partner got me a set. Once this Manuka Doctor is at the very end il start on it. I  got given a couple of korean samples sent from farmers wife a while ago and I really enjoyed them Etude house, Tony Moly gel. From what I read on BR Tony Molys really nice.
itsclearascrystal
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I don't have favorites in French skincare although I would like to try Bioderma. But I do have plenty of favorites in French cosmetics and perfume. For skincare I'm trying to go for organic NZ products. I haven't tried Korean skincare.
stepplight07
2 posts
I love both but they are quite expensive then I can't afford any of them anymore. I think we can't compare the products like korean skincare and I thought that SKII was korean but it's a luxurious japanese brand. During one of my trips to Korea, I tried  Etude House, Skinfood and found the IASO brand which is the korean luxurious version of SKII but way cheaper. I think if you talk about asian cosmetics, you can't avoid korean ones..
MareeB
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I'm loving Kiwi brands right now!

 KirstyP that is the nicest lippie colour I've ever seen on you.
Julieal
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I love the NZ brands best -I think we use more natural products and get really good results.My one exception is Clarins but I can't afford them.
Ringy
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I'm not racist- I'll try any skin care from anywhere! I am definitely loving the New Zealand brand stuff at the moment, it's top quality.
annanguyen
142 posts
I adore Korean, Japanese women, they have really nice flawless skin. There are some nice Asian brands that I used to use like Missha, TonyMoly, The Face Shop, Laneige, Etude House, SKINFOOD, Clio..I am more into natural organic skincare at the moment especially NZ-made products. 
kirstyj
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Hmmm I don't really have a preference of where things are from... BUT I do love some french skincare. I have used Caudilie, Bioderma, Nuxe, Embryolisse, and I'm sure some more french things ... and love them all. So I would probably usually go towards the french side.
trudijoy
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not to be 'that person'  but there are SO many things that fall under 'asian' . . .

In Japan there are things that work for me and things that don't, because sometimes they are designed to whiten skin, which I dont' need. . .

Korean brands are available in Japan and Japanese brands in Korea, and both here, and then there are Chinese, Indian, Filipino . . . heaps of areas that come under the heading 'Asian'.

Sorry, pet hate, but. . . I never know exactly what people mean when they talk about 'Asian' and I'm fluent in an Asian language (Japanese)  lol

Yeah.

Anyway.  I love Japanese conditioner and makeup, and have used things from Korean brands like Etude House and Lioele, as well as some from the bigger French houses, but ultimately whatever works for me works for me, and I dont' really care where it's from :)
chikoboo
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Thanks Mareebros sweets my fear of pinks are dissappearing
AmandaJane
1147 posts
It's NZ brands for me, all the way. The odd Austrlian one too. I like it this side of the world :)
k3r1pakai
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I'm loving our NZ brands all the way. I do though like the Nude brand which I think is a French brand some European country anyway. I'm not too sure about Korean or Asian brands I've tried some so Shiseido yes are good but quite exspensive and highend also their ethics aren't toy liking being they're not supporters of cruelty free for starters and any other Asian brands I've had a dabble not enough to make decisive action with the use. I may sound ignorant in saying I don't think the brands they do have would be supportive of cruelty free. Correct me if I'm wrong. My apologies also if I am.
Olimathieu
3 posts
"[color=#291b29]I love both but they are quite expensive then I can't afford any of them anymore. I think we can't compare the products like korean skincare and I thought that SKII was korean but it's a luxurious japanese brand. During one of my trips to Korea, I tried  Etude House, Skinfood and found the [/color]IASO[color=#291b29] brand which is the korean luxurious version of SKII but way cheaper. I think if you talk about asian cosmetics, you can't avoid korean ones.."[/color]

stepplight07 I didn't forget korean products and I already tried many of them. By the way did you try the IASO one? Is it fine? Compared to SKII, which one is better?
Olimathieu
3 posts
Yes of course I tried some IASO products and I think they are quite similar except for some of them. For exemple, I tried the SKII Specialist sellumination ex but the Dr. IASO Booster was better, more efficient and so much cheaper. I felt a little bit disappointed by SKII then I don't think one is better.
charly
456 posts
Omg you have reminded me of my trip to Korea... The streets are LINED with beauty product stores and they always give you a free sample for entering. My husband got so sick of standing on the pavement while I spent three minutes looking around to justify the freebie on the door!  It's heaven for beauty product junkies!
SmileyPisces
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There’s no particular brand i stick to...  I would love any product thats not harmful, and works on my skin, especially if it could get rid of my freckles, sunspots, dryness and fine lines, and bring back my youthful glow.

However, depends on what type of skin care i’m after. I usually end up with asian brands if i’m looking for products to help me control my melanin production, as asian brands tend to have more product choices for whitening, anti-pigmentation and uv protection, which some brands may not cater for. I enjoyed using a couple of laneige and missha products. But If i just wanted exfoliation and moisture, off course i would prefer to use products with natural ingredients.
 
tannygirl
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   I am currently using some Clinique products which I like but I wouldn't say they are a staple however my Hada Labo Premium Emulsion is as well as my Dear Klairs gel toner, Heimish All Clean Balm, Benton Aloe Gel and I'm currently using a sunscreen by Etude House on the days I wear makeup. My sheet masks atm are also pretty much all by Asian brands and I have Laneige samples I'm trying out. I also have more masks, serums and moisturizers that are currently unopened and waiting to get used, I have a few Clinique unopened ones as well but I definitely have more Asian than French skincare. 
trudijoy
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I’m a mix and match person. I’m currently in asia and my Japan beauty is all local brands like CanMake, Cezanne, Muji and Kanebo. In Hong Kong I’ve bought some local sheet masks etc, but also Clinique, Benefit, Anna Sui, Versace, Urban Decay and ZA. I’ve also bought some Etude House and some other things. I gotta stop, packing this bag tomorrow will suck lol
worldofsooziewong
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Mine’s a real mix too of Japanese (Hada Labo, Lululun sheet masks etc), Korean (dear, Klairs), American (Clinique moisture surge - an American company now owned by a French parent company; Sunday Riley), British (Ren, Pixi), Australian (Mecca sunscreen) and Kiwi (Essano, Only Good). Quite a lot of mine is picked up on my travels too. 

Trudi, you bought sheet masks?!? For yourself?!? Lol. 
trudijoy
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Yup! I’ve discovered that I can use them if I’m not stressed or if I am really really tired. Any anxiety or stress and having one on causes the freak outs but if I’m already relaxed I can deal with it now! 
worldofsooziewong
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I tend to buy sheet masks when I’m travelling as they’re nice to use after a busy day travelling (and they are so cheap in Japan so cant resist them) I tend to forget about them as soon as I get home. 
trudijoy
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Didn’t get any in Japan but the HK ones I got are $1-$1.50. Steering clear of anything ocean-y tho
MrsO
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Garnier BB cream is my favourite, also L'oreal  Paris skincare, both of which I buy at the supermarket. I love Clarins lip glosses and lip comfort oils, a bit pricey though. Last day today for 40% off L'oreal  Paris at Farmers by the way.