Somehow, the entire time I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve never thought to write about my favorite skincare products, probably because I’ve been using them for years, and I’ve been mostly posting only about new stuff (primarily nail polish, of course!) I’ve gotten since I started this blog. 🙂 That, and the brand is an obscure Asian brand that I only found out about through a family friend, who became (as far as I know) Beautygen’s only US reseller.
Beautygen is a Taiwanese company that makes its skincare products out of natural, organic, food-grade ingredients, as I understand. I’ve been using their products for about five or six years now and can honestly say that it’s awesome stuff. I have very sensitive skin prone to eczema and rosacea outbreaks and that reacts unhappily to many skin products, and Beautygen has been a lifesaver. These are the products that I use and love:
Back/top row, left to right:
- Wonder Cleanser ($31) – my favorite daily cleanser ever. It works great on bare skin, removes light makeup well, is super gentle, and leaves the skin moisturized after it’s rinsed off. It has a slimy, gelatinous “honey” texture that gradually balls up as you massage it onto your face, taking dirt/oil/makeup/dead skin with it. It sounds weird, but I think it’s fun to use, whether or not it’s a gimmick. 🙂 Smells like roses.
- Moist Up Lotion ($113) – my favorite daily facial moisturizer. It’s got a very thin consistency, like water, but it only takes a few drops to moisturize the whole face, so it’s super fast to slap on. Great for the impatient and short on time. Also, one bottle lasts forever.
- Delight Whitening Lotion ($113) – this is a heavier moisturizer than the Moist Up Lotion, so I don’t use it daily but as needed for extra dry spots. I can’t tell if it actually whitens because I’m light-complexioned with difficulty tanning in the first place, but it’s supposed to help even out skin pigmentation. Hardly takes a few drops each application and also lasts forever.
Front/bottom row, left to right:
- Glowing Protector ($56) – this is a BB creme-type of tinted/complexion-evening sunscreen that they say doubles as a foundation primer, if you use makeup. It uses zinc oxide, rather than chemical sunscreens, which I personally prefer. It doesn’t have an SPF rating on the box, though it seems to work just fine preventing sunburn from the minimal to moderate sun exposure I usually have. It only comes in one color and is pretty translucent, so it probably works for a wide range of at least light and medium skin tones.
- Whitening Plus Cream ($125) – this is a thicker but still light-feeling moisturizing cream that I use over the two above moisturizers and under the Glowing Protector to seal in moisture. Again, I can’t really say if the whitening part works because my skin’s already fair, but it’s been really helpful with my eczema. Again, the smallest smudge of this stuff will be enough for the whole face, so it lasts forever.
These are all day and night products (other than Glowing Protector, which is for daytime use) and are advertised for all skin types, though I’ve found even using them once a day maintains excellent moisture and has improved my skin dramatically.
The price tags on these products looks astronomical compared to those of many other skin products, but these are so concentrated that very little goes a long way and really stretches out the initial investment. Their effectiveness, natural ingredients, and compatibility with super sensitive skin also makes it worthwhile to me. I’m able to use one container for years (though they recommend using them up by an expiration date printed on the bottle for best effect). It’s also possible to pick up near-expired products on clearance for a hefty discount, and I can say from experience that they still work great. 😉
Anyway, just thought I’d share these with you, since I love them so much. (I bought these products with my own money and am not affiliated with the company or receiving anything for this blog post.) I don’t know if Beautygen will ever catch on in the States because they’re a pricey luxury brand; plus, even the US reseller’s website, Gold 9S, is only in Chinese because it’s primarily marketing to the Taiwanese and Chinese population here. Still, if you’d like to give them a try, the Chrome browser has that handy translation function that seems to give reasonably readable and accurate translations. 🙂 I may also be able to answer some questions, so if you’ve got any for me, fire away!