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ELLE SHOPS: 5 Cute-as-a-Button K Beauty Products We Can’t Get Enough Of has brought K Beauty within our reach and these are the products we’ve tried, tested and loved!

We watched from afar as the world got their hands stuck in to the glorious world of Korean Beauty. In pure desperation, we had to secure best friends in other countries resorting to pen-pal tactics and unashamedly sliding in to DMs so that we too could order the cult-followed jelly cleansers and 10-step beauty regimens that everyone went gaga for. While we haven’t yet got the full spectrum of what the East Asian beauty world has to offer, there are (luckily) a few life-saving boutiques popping up that have cleverly smuggled the good stuff in to our country. Oh blessed day! is one such magical site that has quietly curated a unique mix of both fashion and beauty. Want to know our five favourites so far? Read on:

TONYMOLY 02 BEST TRIO Lip Tone Get It Tint Mini Trio (Holiday Edition) 4g*3ea R 250.00

An adorable 3-in-1 lippy that has the staying power of a stain but the colour strength of a lipstick. The 3 shades are varying tones of cherry red and you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ve been playing around with mixing the colours, layering over lipstick, wearing it alone and even staining only the inside our pouts for that youthful, we’ve-been-eating-1000-raspberries look. 

ETUDE HOUSE Baking Powder B.B Deep Cleansing Foam 160ml R 215.00

Adorable packaging aside, this cleanser means business with its effective formula which includes both baking powder and rice bran powder to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities from your pores. It’s a deep cleanse and highly recommended, especially if you love a good foam up. 

NATURE REPUBLIC Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 300ml R 185.00

The super light, gel-like formula makes moisturizing your body in summer a total dream, especially if you hate that sticky feeling normal body lotion might give you, which is admittedly a pain on those really scorching days. But what this tub of 92% aloe vera is actually perfect for, is for those times you’ve spent too long in the sun, and whether sunburnt to a shade of lobster or not, piling this on will instantly soothe, moisturise and heal any damaged skin. You will thank us later.

BANILA CO Sheet Mask R 29.95

We personally haven’t met a beauty lover who doesn’t swoon over sheet masks. This one deserves no less love as it is as effective as it is pretty. A shout out to those with sensitive skin, the blue pack is right up your alley as it is infused with 80% Calendula water and formulated to soothe irritated skin. Again, this is ideal to use when you’ve had too much sun or, for when the party is over and your skin needs some serious TLC. 

ETUDE HOUSE My Beauty Tool Jellyfish Silicon Brush R 99.00

We fell for this Jellyfish brush because it so gosh darn cute thus earning itself an immediate spot in our bathrooms. A deeper, more intense cleanse? We’re not 100% sure but the nifty little tool does give one delightful face massage. 

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