I went to Ulta earlier this month with my mom to get her a new cleanser, vowing that I wasn’t going to buy any new skincare until I had finished every last product I have at home already. BUT, one of the sales associates and I started talking about K-beauty and she showed me a product from this brand (which isn’t a Korean brand, but had a K-beauty inspired product) called DermaDoctor, which is a clinical line from the office of Dr. Audrey Kunin. It’s an award winning line that’s also cruelty free, soap free, synthetic fragrance free, and more. The products have a high end delivery system and come in quality packaging comparable to La Mer to keep the product in pristine condition.
We ended up spending a ton of time there with her testing out all of these products, particularly a cleanser which immediately showed a difference on my hand within just a few seconds. I couldn’t not leave without it, so I broke my rule and took it home along with a ton of free samples.
Kakadu C Cleanser // When I started using this cleanser, I was at the tail end of of a purge breakout from using Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion 1970 (which I love and still use). I used it on my face and within a day or two, I saw results. My skin was clear and glowing and super hydrated. This is a cleanser, toner, and makeup remover all in one, containing high quality ingredients like aloe, lactic acid, and citrus. It is an AHA, so definitely wear sunscreen after using but you’re fine to use it day and night.
I truly did see results immediately after using this, especially along with the face peel I mention below. I took the above photo after using it for two days or so and I’m not wearing any makeup save for a little dot of RMS concealer right above my lip where I was still recovering from the P50 skin purge. This is a strong and highly effective product, so you might have to play around with your moisturizer a little bit. I was using one I usually like from Eminence, but I didn’t feel hydrated enough so I switched to one with lots of coconut oil and a milkier texture.
Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pad // I really think the cleanser works best in conjunction with these peel pads, but you definitely don’t need both to get started. I used my samples of the peel and will definitely be buying them in the future, but I want to finish my P50 first. These peel pads are packed with incredibly ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, willow bark extract, algae, ferulic acid, Vitamin E, squalane, and more. The blend of AHAs , BHAs, and antioxidants slough off dead skin cells while also brightening and hydrating
KP Duty High Potency Body Peel // This is the other product that we bought full size and wow, is it necessary in the colder months. I have really stubbornly dry legs and these have already begun to help. They’re similar to the face peel, but they come in packets with two steps. First, use the resurface sheet with glycolic acid, lactic acid, phenol and more. Apply to your legs, arms, and torso then let it sit for two minutes. Rinse in the shower, then follow up with the Quench sheet which moisturizes skin with ceramides.
Lucky Bamboo Jukyeom Water Gel // I’ve used a couple samples of this following the cleanser and facial peel. I love a water gel because it feels so much more hydrating than a heavier cream to me. This is actually the product that the sales associate at Ulta used to draw me in! It contains Jukyeom 9x which is purple roasted bamboo salt crystals created by Monks nearly 1,000 years ago, as well as magnesium, zinc, and more.
I highly recommend checking out the line! It’s one of the most quality lines out there in the mainstream market at places like Ulta, Sephora, and Dermstore and it’s surprisingly affordable. The cleanser, which is 6oz and will apparently last about a year, is only $36. The peels are more expensive ($78), but they come in boxes so you can split them with a friend, too. Still, for such high quality, the products are priced really well.