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Beauty Of Joseon Glow Serum & Revive Serum, Review

Beauty Of Joseon Serums Review

a K-Beauty moment


As I dive deeper into the alluring world of Korean skincare, I find myself discovering more new and exciting brands. In today's post we will be chatting about Beauty Of Joseon, specifically their bestselling Glow and Revive serums. Can affordable skincare be really effective?

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My Skin: dry/sensitive

About the Brand

Beauty Of Joseon Serums Review

The first time I heard about the brand was from my fellow beauty lover and friend Jillian (read her in-depth review here). We both have dry skin and after reading her review I knew that I wanted to try Beauty Of Joseon.

What attracts me about the brand is it's affordable pricing and dedication to using skin-loving ingredients and yet none of the nasties (artificial fragrance/color, parabens, alcohols, silicones etc.). The packaging is cute and simple - these bottles are made of mattified, see-through plastic and come with a pipette. You get precisely 30 ml/1.01 fl. Oz. per bottle. I must add that I love this minimal and apothecary-like aesthetic.

Clean Formulas 💧

Glow Serum

Beauty Of Joseon Glow Serum Review

Beauty Of Joseon Glow Serum (17 USD; Made in Korea) - is described as a secret weapon to "honey skin" (aka "glass skin"). The key ingredients here are Propolis (anti-inflammation), Niacinamide (hyperpigmentation, redness) and Turmeric (fights free radicals).

Thanks to its healing and calming properties, Glow Serum is actually geared towards people with acne-prone skin. Interestingly enough, when I got my hands on it, I was dealing with some flare ups on my chin (red, angry little bumps which were the result of stress and change in weather) so I thought it was the best time to test it. I was only using it as part of my AM routine, but even then I noticed that Glow Serum helped keep my skin bouncy and hydrated. Even with the simultaneous use of more skin-penetrating, at times drying formulations (like those with Retinol, AHAs, BHAs, Salicylic Acid) my complexion remained smooth and texture free.

Glow Serum has a gel-like consistency that feels cooling and instantly hydrating. I use a full pipette (which deposits enough product to cover my face and neck) and like to give it a minute to fully absorb before applying my moisturizers. It does leave you with a lovely dewy finish (not sticky or tacky). This formula has no discernible scent to it.

final thoughts

Two things that impress me the most about this serum are: a. my skin's hydration levels being more balanced and b. active spots healing reasonably faster. Although I don't have acne-prone skin and I did use spot-treatments and deep cleansers alongside with this product, I still feel that Glow Serum gave my skin an extra boost of hydration and nutrients that sped up the overall healing process. And it adds a nice layer of moisture, which makes it quite enjoyable to use. Overall, I give it A and think it will work best for beauties with dry, normal and combination skin types.