Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:13 am
lolololol so I was reading the comments on reddit for the Kylie video, and apparently Caroline not advocating the Korean snail trend, and sheet masks makes her "racist' and Korean skincare is setting the standard for the world!!!1!! oh and she should "burn in hell" for not being positive about snail mucin. Calm down reddit. Snail and all the other trendy animal products in Korean skincare has little evidence to show it actually works, and ultimately is majorly cruel. Sheetmasks are also awful for the environment. So whilst they may have the "feel good' factor, don't hype it up as if they are gods gift. This is what I can't abide with Kbeauty lovers, they think K beauty is top notch when really a lot of it is green washed nonsense, things you can get in superdrug but because of orientalism it's now holy grail, animal cruelty and lack of certifications. Also they act as though no Korean women ever mix and match between foreign brands and local. It's sad to see some Kbeauty lovers on reddit have also tried to assimilate by their racism towards Japan, and obv "Korea is no.1!!!!!'.
Snail mucin is crap
Donkey milk is crap
Pig collagen is crap
Skin whitening is crap
Green washing and animal testing is crap
Plastic surgery and photoshopping to whiten models to sell these products is crap
Sheet masks are crap
There isn't some mystical Korea where all the women are ageless, poreless, white goddesses that you can be too if you use snail slime and ancient woo woo lotions.
It's okay to use French, German, UK, USA etc skincare along with Korean, they all have their pros and cons.
feck, I can't abide Caroline's approach sometimes, but accusing her for racism for being against needless animal ingredients and single use crap because it makes you feel nice for 2 minutes is out of line.
Snail mucin actually isn't "crap", and she is absolutely racist given the way she wrote about "yucky" and "gross" Korean products, while being ok with similarly gross ingredients in Western skincare (there's "crap" pig collagen in those too, as well as shit like crushed beetles and whatnot). You can make anything sound "gross" with the right spin, and it's bizarre that she chose to grind an axe particularly with K-beauty. I agree that there is a weird trend of worshipping anything and everything Korean, which is no better than creepy fetishisation, but that doesn't negate Hirons' super problematic way of talking about Korean skincare and portraying Koreans as animal-abusing weirdoes who smear slime on their face while torturing cute snails.
Snail mucin contains a host of very valuable skin-friendly ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and has antimicrobial, anti fungal and antibacterial properties. And yes, these all do help your skin. Sheet masks aren't "crap" either, what an uninformed thing to say - they work and they are convenient hydrators, though there is absolutely an argument for them being super wasteful. But to say they are "crap" is...well, it's not an argument or even a point, it's just a pointless non-statement.
Also, most "whitening" products aren't actually "whitening", they are brightening and even out skin texture. Green washing happens in every country and is a heck of a lot worse in the West - Garnier just released a ridiculous "organic" skincare range here in Europe, for instance!
I do agree that it's great to mix it up and not just glorify one country's skincare over all others!