I’ve been fortunate to regularly collaborate with StyleKorean throughout 2023, which has allowed me to extensively expand my knowledge of K-Beauty, with a particular focus on skincare; consequently, my regular routine is at least 80% K-Beauty because they really do some of the very best skincare around, as is wonderfully exemplified in the CNP Laboratory range, which I have been obsessed with ever since it landed on my doorstep. I had such a good feeling about these products, so I’m really excited to go into more detail and explain exactly why – this is a range that fully deserves a dedicated blog post!
Propolis Energy Active Ampule, currently $35.40 here – link – I’m kicking off with the product that I think is probably what most people associate with the brand and 3.2 bottles are sold EVERY MINUTE. This is a watery serum that absorbs very quickly, leaving no residue, but instantly boosting glow and hydration. This is an amazing treat for the skin, that I have found really helps with inflammation whilst improving all the big things such as texture, clarity and hydration levels. A little goes a long way, but I use this religiously twice a day and I have my second bottle on order!
Invisible Peeling Booster, currently $33.60 here – link – this is another lightweight serum, but this one is a little more results-focused. It’s a cocktail of gentle acids housed in soothing and hydrating ingredients and you can use it either AM or PM, although I think it’s better suited to PM. It provides a surprisingly effective exfoliation, leaving skin looking noticeably smoother and more dewy. It’s gentle enough for every day use, but you can also use it like a treatment every few days if you’re using other actives.
Propolis Lipcerin, currently $14.40 here – link – this dinky little twist-up balm is a total saviour in this very cold blast we’re currently experiencing in the UK (I don’t think my lips have ever been this dry!) and it’s also great for tackling dry spots elsewhere too; I have this patch of dry skin on my hands from over-washing, and I apply a small amount of this every night to help relieve the dryness.
Propolis Essential Eye Cream, currently $36 here – link – I absolutely love the aforementioned ampule, but if I was forced to pick just one product from this brand then it would be this eye cream, as not only is it a joy to use, it’s produced some incredible results too! Firstly, it comes in a massive 50ml tube, so you can use it in other areas that need a hydrating boost. The texture was a big surprise, as to me, it has a very similar texture to a cleansing balm – very rich and unctuous – so I thought it be a nightmare to use around the delicate eye area, but it is a dream! It’s so hydrating, it absorbs very quickly leaving nourished skin that looks plump and dewy. It sits SO well under makeup, and also, it’s actually improved both the darkness around my eyes and the bags – could not love this more!!
Tone-Up Protection Sun, currently $22.50 here – link – from my most favourite to my least favourite from the selection I was sent, purely because this is not really designed with my skin type in mind; I much prefer a hydrating, glow-giving sunscreen and this is more mattifying. Having said that, if you do prefer a matte finish but don’t want skin to feel like it’s about to crack then this is a great choice. It’s pink in tone, which is very flattering on paler skin, but anyone darker might struggle since it does leave a cast.
Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit, currently $27.90 here – link – the final product can only be described as actual wizardry; I cannot believe how well this worked and I am totally and utterly baffled. The kit consist of a three step plan, two nose masks and one ever-so-slightly textured cotton bud. You start with the first mask, which is a very gentle, wet, non-drying (none of that pore-strip business) that you leave on for around 10 minutes. You then remove and gently rub the cotton bud over the nose, before finishing with the final mask that is designed to sooth and rehydrate. Once I realised there were no obvious actives happening, I had very low expectations from the treatment…but it works, and it works so well too! I have an absolute nightmare with blackheads and sebaceous filaments but this trio drastically improved both, and not only did my nose look a lot clearer, it was glowing with health too, so it didn’t like it had been traumatised at all – absolute incredible!
I so rarely find a brand where I rate every product and it’s even rarer me to find several product loves in one go, but CNP Laboratory have impressed me so much. I’ve ordered a couple more products from them so keep your eye on my social feed for updates if you fancy finding out more.
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