Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
Today I have an exciting new introduction and review on a skincare line from South Korea that’s making its way over here to the States called Amarte. The site states that:
“The word amarte precisely translated means ‘to love you’. The Amarte Skin Care icon is two interwoven hearts in harmony expressing Amarte’s motto – ‘Love yourself. Love your skin.’ The Amarte icon also symbolizes Amarte’s unique pedigree… the inter-connection of different cultures.”
It was an Asia exclusive for many years and has been available here in the US on a limited basis since 2007 but has recently gained more attention from magazines like People Style Watch and The Cut. I first learned about it from a video I watched about one of the editor’s for either Shape magazine or OK! magazine online and was intrigued so I looked them up and really liked what I learned from them on their site. They take Korean skincare philosophy and American dermatology and make what seems to be perfect skincare. Needless to say, I was dying to get my hands on them.
I was lucky enough to get some samples from Amarte and was super excited to try them out. Because it’s a higher end brand I wanted to try their products out before taking the plunge and purchasing their products. I’ll be reviewing the following products: the daily wonder cleansing foam, daily exfolipowder, aqua veil hydrator, and the natural finish BB cream in light.
The first product that I used was the Exfolipowder. It comes in a powder form, like the name would suggest, and is very gentle for an exfoliator. I have sensitive skin and this did make my skin red at all so I really enjoyed using it. I put a dime size amount on my hand and a few drops of water and applied it to my dampened face. I then massaged it in circular motions for about a minute and when I cleansed with water I noticed my skin looked brighter because it got rid of my dead skin cells. I really liked it and would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin looking for a gentle exfoliator!
Next is the Aqua Veil Hydrator. This is a lightweight serum-gel that seems to be perfect for every skin type and worked really nicely on my skin. It’s infused with cucumbers and helps retain moisture making your skin look and feel hydrated all day. I enjoyed using this product but think it’s better suited for the summer since it’s light but it can also be used under your current winter moisturizer for extra hydration.
Lastly, I have here the Natural Finish BB cream in Light. This BB has an SPF 36 and doesn’t claim to have any other skincare benefits like anti-againg or whitening effects but it does claim to protect your skin while providing a natural finish. Lets see if these claims are true.
Here’s a swatch of the BB. It’s a light color and looks to have yellow undertones on my Mac camera but it’s actually more on the pink side.
I’ll be using this much (pea size) for my face and hope it cancels my redness and covers my panda eyes!
Ta-da! It really covered my redness and dark circles! I did half of my face so you could how much of difference it made. I was really impressed with this BB because it doesn’t look cakey at all even if you add 2 layers. My skin looks flawless with just one thin layer! <3
Here’s a close-up in the sunlight from my window. My skin looks hydrated and natural. The only down side is that it is a bit too pink for my face and therefore it does not match my neck as you can see in the picture. My neck looks way whiter than my face so if I buy the full size I can fix it with my Skin79 Vital BB cream that is a bit lighter with yellow undertones to match my neck.
This is what I look like with my whole face with the BB cream. Love it!
Close up of my face in case you wanted to see if it was cakey or not~
And voila! I put some coral blush and lip tint on to look alive! :p It looks very natural and I got compliments on my skin twice while out shopping. WINNING!
All in all, this is a wonderful skincare line that I can’t wait to buy full versions of. It’s natural yet effective and it looks very promising so I encourage you guys to check them out. I’m very honest with product reviews and my usual readers or followers know that if I don’t like something I call it out immediately so I’m really happy this line actually worked for me.
If you’d like to see more of the products along with the list of prices of the products mentioned, go to the Amarte Skincare website to learn more!
(I’m not affiliated with Amarte Skincare and was sent samples for testing purposes.)