Brand Spotlight

Refresh Your Beauty Routine


In just about every sleepover and spa scene in all of the movies, television shows and even plays we watch, there are woman sitting around with slices of cucumber on their eyes. While most of us won’t be cast in a leading role, we are the star of our own lives and as it turns out, harnessing the power of fruits and vegetables shouldn’t start and end with cucumbers.


Regardless of age or gender, KOCOSTAR believes everyone should look and feel beautiful. Created with family in mind, all of KOCOSTAR’s products are made to be used by everyone on your family tree from grandparents to grandchildren. Steeped in the concept that simple ideas can make for the best products, the Korean beauty brand dared to make products others thought were too basic.

With a reputation for being revolutionary and innovative, KOCOSTAR never lost sight of the need to create products that are not only easy to use, but convenient. Finally, taking responsibility for your skin doesn’t have to just be a concept you wish you had time for, it can be a reality.  With KOCOSTAR, you can have a refreshing beauty routine that doesn’t upend your entire life.


KOCOSTAR Lemon Slice Mask

Move over cucumbers, there’s a new game in town. Allow me to introduce you to lemons. While the round yellow fruit may spark more memories of putting the juice in your hair, KOCOSTAR has harnessed lemon’s powerful properties and turned it into a beauty product that’s easy to use.


Infused with the nutrients and scent of the citrus fruit, the twelve individual slices are designed to work similarly to stickers and be easily applied to your face, neck, arms, legs or wherever your skin needs a little extra love.  Unlike other masks that make it difficult to move around, with the Lemon Slice Masks, each slice powerfully adheres to skin, meaning that you can cross off items on your to-do list while your skin absorbs necessary nutrients. After just 10 or 15 minutes, peel the slices off and tap the remaining essence into skin.


So, why lemons? Well, under that slightly bumpy skin, is a powerful dose of vitamin C. With a potent ability to fight signs of aging, brighten skin and improve collagen production to prevent sagging, vitamin C should be a natural addition to every beauty routine.


Along with helping to correct some of skin’s imperfections that come with years of making memories, vitamin C also offers protection against future damage from the sun. Thickening the dermis layer of skin, it creates a guard against harmful UV rays.


Fortunately, you don’t need to spend time going to the grocery store to pick up lemons, then slicing them and washing the cutting board and knife because each sheet from KOCOSTAR is packed with 10,000 ppm of lemon extract


Mighty Patch – Surface

KOCOSTAR’s lemon slice mask isn’t the only product on the market that uses the power of fruit to help cure skin’s imperfections. A brand designed for when you have a pimple emergency, Hero Cosmetics created the Mighty Patch to combat larger breakouts. Working similarly to the skin of a fruit, the patch protects blemishes for faster healing. Along with giving blemishes a shield from the outside world, the patch sucks up puss to reduce the size of the imperfection.


After thoroughly cleaning and drying the pimple, just apply the patch over the irritated area. Made with hydrocolloid, which was originally designed as a bandage, the patch sticks easily to skin so you don’t have to worry about it falling over. Leave the transparent patch on as you go about your day or even while you sleep. Once the sticker turns opaque and white, just take it off and replace it with a new one.


Ren – Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel


You wouldn’t think about biting into a juicy peach or dropping a slice of lemon in your water without washing it first, right? While we know the key to staying healthy when it comes to food is keeping bacteria at bay, we often ignore our skin’s health by forgetting to properly cleanse our face.


Fortunately, with Ren’s Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel, keeping your skin healthy is as simple as spending a few minutes at the sink. Packed with natural bio-actives, the facial wash is ideal for reducing redness and irritation and balancing skin’s natural flora. All it takes to give skin a pick-me-up is one pump into damp hands before massaging the cleanser into the face and neck. Then, just rinse with warm water and voila, skin is soothed and calmed.


When it comes to skin care, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, but with these three products you can kick off January with a refreshing beauty routine. A facial cleanser to keep skin free from bacteria, a lemon slice mask for some added relaxation and a patch for those days you need extra reinforcement.

Schane Flowers

Schane Flowers

Writer and expert