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March 15, 2019

We’re So Done With Winter So Let’s Drool Over These New Spring K-Beauty Launches

It’s safe to say we’ve reached the point in winter where we are SO ready for spring to start. So whether you’re seeing the mercury slowly inching up or you’re still covered in a blanket of snow, get in a spring mood with these new spring K-beauty launches that feature the most exciting skincare ingredients you’ll want to try rn.


Want to know the second best part about spring? DAYLIGHT. God, it feels like I’ve been living in a cave of doom and then daylight savings time came and freed us from the eternal darkness.


And wanna know THE best part about spring? All of the new beauty releases! Spring marks all the fun, spring-y type products, new ingredients, and pretty pastel packaging. Let’s talk about what’s on my radar. 👀


Innisfree Cherry Blossom line


Cherry blossoms are a huge, important part of spring over on the Korean peninsula. Trust me, after a looooooong winter, the first sign of those beautiful white and pink flowers is like … a religious experience. Innisfree has captured a bit of that magical spring feeling with their Cherry Blossom line. Included in the line is the Cherry Blossom Lotion, Skin (aka hydrating toner), and the Jelly Cream, a lightweight moisturizer perfect for warmer weather.



But cherry blossom isn’t just a pretty flower; it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps heal and reduce PIH (yesss!) and evens skin tone. The jelly cream creates a natural barrier between your skin and the environment, so all of the dust and pollution has to work a tad bit harder to penetrate the skin. Layering it with the creamy lotion is a spring dream!



Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence


One of the biggest ingredient trends coming out of Korea is artemisia. What is artemisia? Well, artemisia, also known as mugwort, is a powerhouse antioxidant ingredient that just so happens to be antibacterial, too. Like my dear friends cica and centella, mugwort is another ingredient that is used to calm and hydrate irritated skin.



The new Missha essence is a dupe of the extremely popular Vely Vely Artemisa Essence that is literally flying off of the shelves in the Incheon Duty Free stores. The Missha essence boasts an ingredient list of — wait for it — 100% artemisia annua extract. What does this mean? Well, it means that Missha has used a unique double fermentation process to extract 100% of the available artemisia extract into its product. And don’t worry, despite the ingredient list saying otherwise, there are some stabilizers and preservatives to keep your product from growing bacteria. If you have sensitive and/or acne-prone skin, this is gonna be the spring product launch to add to your cart.



Missha Bee Pollen line


Pollen and I are not friends. Last spring, ya girl was nearly taken out by spring and all of her pollen shenanigans. Benadryl and I were so close, we nearly got married. But thankfully, Missha’s Bee Pollen line won’t make your nose and eyes a watery, runny mess. It’ll just make your skin glow! Hooray!


Missha’s new bee pollen line includes:


Bee Pollen Renew Sheet Mask

Bee Pollen Renew Treatment

Bee Pollen Renew Cream

Bee Pollen Renew Ampouler


Bee Pollen Renew Ampouler


This isn’t the first time a brand has utilized the power of bees in their skincare — we have honey, royal jelly, propolis, and even bee venom extract in skincare products, but bee pollen is a new one! Bee pollen is said to be one of the superfoods on the Earth, and Missha has used it in high concentrations. How high? Well, the sheet mask alone has 43% bee pollen, and it’s the first ingredient in all of the products in the line. Let’s hear it for the bees!



What K-beauty spring launches do you have your eye on? Let me know in the comments!



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.




I'm so sad I can't use the cherry blossom line. It all has tocopherol in it!!

I love me some mugwort, so that essence is tempting, but I've also been wanting to try the 'I'm from' mugwort essence for a good few months as well. I wonder if they put Artemisia in the name instead of mugwort since it sounds prettier LOL.


LOL so true. Artemisia sounds like an elixir; mugwort sounds like a disease. 😂


mugwort is such an ugly word! It sounds like a Harry Potter spell or something hahaha!


Not sure if this counts as a spring release but it's spring themed--Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Water. Such a light, beautiful smell and pink!!


I think that was last spring, but it's so pretty it's nice to bring it back every spring! Does it have that ginseng smell I've grown to love?


Ahh, I gotcha, I'm a year behind! It doesn't smell like ginseng unfortunately, just the plum blossoms.


Would you say it's worth the price? I'm so torn about the Concentrated Ginseng Water and the Emulsion, but maybe the Plum Blossom Water? (Doesn't that sound amazing?)


It does sound amazing! The Plum Blossom Water is a little thinner than the Concentrated Ginseng Water, closer to the texture of the Essential Balancing Water. I think that the Plum Blossom Water and Essential Balancing Water are fairly similar--both are hydrating, absorb easily, and have a really light fresh scent. I have to be honest, I don't know that it's worth the $75; it's a toner and it hydrates.

The Concentrated Ginseng Water is thicker than both; it has a serum-like consistency and is even more hydrating. It absorbs a little less well for me and if I use... Read more


The Innisfree is definitely something I have my eyes on! The 3CE Mood for Blossom is also very pretty. The color scheme is soo pretty, and I see myself using it everyday!


Omg that jelly cream is seriously calling out my name. And I'm soooo curious about mugwort. I love centella so I wonder how mugwort would help when my skin acts like a brat.


I just saw those new Innisfree goodies and I am lemming them hard!


Treat yo'self!