Clean Beauty Product Review: Saranghae 5 Step Anti- Aging Routine
It is no secret that I love natural personal care and cosmetic products. A few years ago I learned about all the toxic chemicals that I was putting on and in my body on a daily basis and made the decision to begin either making my own products or finding those to buy that were non toxic and formulated with natural ingredients. As this journey of mine has unfolded I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing brands that have a similar mission, to rid the cosmetics world of unnecessary chemicals in our products. One of those brands is Saranghae. I was given the opportunity to review their 5 step anti-aging beauty routine and after reading a little more about their company I jumped on the chance. Today I will share with you a little more about this great company and how their 5 step routine worked for me. Please know that while this company provided the products for me to review, all opinions and words here are my own.
About Saranghae Beauty
Any time I am going to work with a company I am always sure to first do a little research. I never will agree to work with a company without first knowing a little bit more about their values and their products. When I did my research on Saranghae I was very impressed with what I found. For starters, they are a family owned company with a rich history that began in South Korea. In fact, all of the active ingredients used are Asian botanicals and sourced directly from the rich volcanic soil of Jeju, South Korea. Towards the end of this post you can read more about these amazing active botanical ingredients. This company also has, in my opinion, a very high ethical and environmental friendly standard. They will not over harvest their products, meaning that once these active ingredients run out for the year, they will no longer make any more product until the botanicals naturally harvest again. This simply means that this is a natural process and ingredients are not synthetically made or bioengineered.
As you would also expect on this blog, I do not promote products that are chemical filled and thus I will also say that this company does not allow formaldehyde, phthalates, or parabens in their products and they never test on animals. In fact, their products are not sold in China at all because China requires animal testing before allowing products to be available to human consumers and Saranghae will not lower their standards to allow this. And now that you know a little bit more about this amazing company let's talk a little bit about their 5 step routine. I will not go into specific detail on each product so as to not lengthen this post too terribly much, but be sure to check out their website if you would like to see specific instructions and tutorial videos on these Saranghae products.
5 Step Anti-Aging Routine
Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser
- Removes not only dirt and grime, but makeup as well - all while moisturizing the skin
- Made with extravagant ingredients like truffles and gold
Deep Radiance Essence + Serum
- Penetrates deep into cells to deliver nutrients by increasing blood circulation
- Balances skin pH and moisture
Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream
- Stimulates collagen and elastin formation to tighten skin
- Powerful natural antioxidants to reverse and prevent cellular damage from oxidative stress
Focus Renewal Eye Cream
- Helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness underneath the eyes
- Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles and retain moisture
Elemental Essence Mask
- Brightens complexion
- Reduces facial redness and inflammation and calms irritated skin
Active Botanical Ingredients
The power of Saranghae products comes from the highly researched and tested list of natural active ingredients. Unlike most commercial beauty products, Saranghae tries to make their products as natural and chemical free as possible - sourcing ingredients from the Earth and not the lab. I have listed the main active ingredients found in Saranghae's products here but I highly enourage that you hop over to their website to read in more detail about their active ingredients as well as a highly informative list of common chemicals in commercial beauty products and what ingredients Saranghae uses to replace those chemicals in their own products.
- Phellinus Linteus (rare mushroom)
- Coenzyme Q10
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Natural Allantoin
- Green Tea Extract
- Macadamia Seed Oil
- Mediterranean Cyprus
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Korean Marigold Flower
My Saranghae Beauty Results
So far I have been using the 5 step routine for over three weeks and I must say I am highly impressed. To be honest, my skin has always been pretty good, especially once I started using my homemade facial serum. Well since then, the only areas that I really feel that I still need help with is my undereye area and helping with some excess skin pigmentation/ damage from my younger years of being too carefree out in the sun. I have never truly found anything to help with my undereye darkness (natural or otherwise) but this product has shown promise in that regard after only 3 weeks!
Here is my Before/After photos (both taken in the morning prior to putting any product or makeup on my face) but I feel I need to add a few disclaimers here. First off, I have not yet mastered the art of good before/after beauty photos, I will work on this for future posts, I promise! Secondly, this last month in my life has been very stressful (packing and moving across the country) and therefore I have had very little time for relaxation and sleep. Because of this I would say my eyes and skin have been put through the wringer yet visually it still looks pretty good. I attribute my skin's ability to tolerate all this stress so well to the change in my skincare routine/the use of Saranghae products. And my third disclaimer, while my under eye area is still somewhat dark and overall the changes are minimal, I feel it has brightened overall, and the tone and color has evened out much more.
The best difference I have noticed so far has been in the morning when I am rolling out of bed as tired as can be- after walking through the cleansing, serum, and moisturizing steps, my skin becomes absolutely supple and glowing and my under eye area much less puffy. I also absolutely feel that my skin is more luminous and some of the hyper pigmentation is getting better. In fact I used to add a luminizer to my makeup routine and now I don’t feel the need to do that on a daily basis because my skin already feels so bright! My plan is to continue using this product and I hope to have an update for you on the blog in 3-6 months if I continue to see great results. Questions? Feel free to ask me or the company directly, they are very responsive to messages and have amazing customer service!
Saranghae is an award-winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products, and excellence in customer service has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.
For more information please visit: www.lovesaranghae.com