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This New Korean Skincare Range Helps To Brighten And Rejuvenate

Living in an urban environment may cause more damage to our skin. Not only are we constantly exposed to harmful UV rays and environmental aggressors, stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are also factors that can speed up the ageing process, cause hyperpigmentation and lead to dull, tired skin. To fight this, we like to use whitening and anti-pollution products. And here’s a new range you should check out.

Although Korean beauty brand Caolion specialises in making products that target pore concerns, its latest collection aims to brighten, rejuvenate and restore skin, making it ideal for those living in cities. The Magic Black Powder line uses graphene powder, which is an exotic composition of 60 carbon molecules that is said to stimulate the metabolism of skin cells to increase the rate of absorption of other active ingredients. It also helps to purify and tighten enlarged pores, which is a common skincare problem amongst many women and men alike.

This new range will drop on 26 April at all Sephora stores.

#1: Magic Black Powder Cleansing Balm, $45
This gently exfoliates and withdraws impurities, sebum and even heavy makeup without irritating skin. It begins as a balm but transforms into an oil that strips makeup and excess sebum. It then becomes a milky lotion that provides moisture. Infused with argan kernel oil, it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. #2: Magic Black Powder Foam Cleanser, $37
Formulated with papaya fruit extract, this gently removes impurities and dead skin cells. It also contains pineapple fruit water to brighten the overall complexion. #3: Magic Black Powder Sparkling Wash Powder, $45
This not only helps purify and exfoliate for a smoother and clearer complexion, it also treats common pore concerns and reduces the size of enlarged pores. Additionally, it contains liquorice root extract and macadamia ternifolia seed oil to deliver intense moisture to the skin. #4: Magic Black Powder Massage Peeling Gel, $45
If you have rough and dull skin, then this is the product you need. It is made with centella asiatica extract, which helps soothe and calm skin, fight premature ageing and anti-inflammatory properties and promotes collagen renewal to help retain a natural glow. #5: Magic Black Powder Eye & Cheek Patch, $9
Shaped like a swan, each hydrogel patch covers both the cheek and eye area to brighten, tighten pores, depuff and rejuvenate the look of tired peepers. Honey extract and chondrus crispus powder help moisturise and also give off a cooling sensation. #6: Magic Black Powder Rejuvenating Mask, $65
With a unique honey-like consistency, this nourishing mask provides deep moisturising benefits. It is formulated with grape extract and coffee seed extract to brighten, reduce redness and strengthen skin’s barrier. P/S: remember to pop the capsules found in the formula and lightly massage it into the skin to release the dose of vitamins and nutrients. #7: Magic Black Powder Sheet Mask, $12
Infused with evening primrose oil and raspberry oil extracts, which are rich in nutrients like vitamin A, this not only tightens pores but also firms wrinkled and sagging skin. The two-piece hydrogel face mask also soothes and calms irritated complexions. #8: Magic Black Powder Facial Lifting Mask, $65
With a non-sticky and lightweight texture, this anti-ageing overnight sleeping mask works while you snooze. It is made with lavender extract and olive oil to deliver a calming and hydrating effect so you will wake up with plumper, softer and smoother skin. Main image: Like this? Check out why ceramides are a must-have ingredient in your skincare regime, the best face masks to unclog and minimise pores and the Japanese moisturiser range that will reboot your skin.