I tried GOT7’s top three beauty products from The Face Shop - here's my honest review!

Reading Tellie’s generational beauty brand guide struck me a lot because I saw how effective the Korean marketing strategy was on me. I used to like wandering around The Face Shop when I was younger, and desperately wanted to get that ink lippie that Suzy Bae was endorsing at the time. Now, I feel like I’ve graduated with her and have come a long way to a rosy, Lancome lippie-wearing path.

But I guess we never really outgrow our “bias”. If Frankie has BTS and Stacie has Seventeen, Gett has GOT7!

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The Korean idol group GOT7 and The Face Shop recently released the #GOTTHEFACE kit, which showcases GOT7’s top three picks. Of course, there’s exclusive idol merch to be had, but let’s pretend I was reeled in by the skincare plus face base combo.

Yehwahdam Heaven Grade Ginseng Rejuvenating Serum (P2,595)

The thick, creamy texture immediately made me think that this would be more aptly called a cream rather than a serum. This claims to improve skin elasticity and hydration. On my oily skin, I found this nourishing yet lightweight enough to be used as a moisturizer on its own. It’d be nice layered under thicker creams for colder weather or for those with dry skin! It gives me a really nice glow, post-application, and I was pleasantly surprised that the cream helped to soothe a particularly painful breakout.

While I appreciate the heft of the packaging, I wasn’t really keen about the heavy perfumey scent.

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Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Panthenol Soothing Gel Cream (P1,695)

When Nine (our graphic designer and photographer) opened the tube to take photos, we immediately noticed a strong, unpleasant scent. It smelled like something rubber was burning, but it (sadly) came from this! The scent does go away in time, but it was not a good first impression.

Scent-sations aside, this is a lightweight yet substantial moisturizer. You only need need a pea-sized amount to cover your whole face. This may not be enough for dry-skinned folks but oily gals like me will find this a nice moisturizer overall. This helped a lot in soothing redness and irritation on my skin, thanks to the 2.5% panthenol, which is known to promote wound healing and help retain moisture.

Miracle Finish Anti-Darkening Cushion (P1,195)

I have personally given up on cushion foundations because of the lack of shade range, but I gave this one a go, for love of PV. It has a skin-like, buildable medium coverage, and doesn’t oxidize or darken. In fact, it has a brightening tone up effect. I start oiling up by midday when using this, which is not bad at all.

I made Nine try this on since the cushion matches her skin tone better. It does a great job of covering redness, and it photographs so well! If you can find a shade match and enjoy cushion makeup, this is a nice formulation overall.

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VERDICT: If these were really handpicked by GOT7, I’m really impressed with the curation. Used together, the products in this collection could definitely get you that glowing yet natural-looking idol-worthy face base that we all strive to have.

Are you iGOT7? Would you buy cosmetics endorsed by your bias? What do you think of these picks? Feel free to fangirl in the comments!


Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Serum ingredients

WATER/EAU•GLYCERIN•BUTYLENE GLYCOL•DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL•PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN•TRIETHYLHEXANOIN•DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXA C5-9 ACID ESTERS•ALGAE EXTRACT•1,2-HEXANEDIOL•EPIMEDIUM KOREANUM EXTRACT•ASPARAGUS COCHINCHINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT•TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE EXTRACT•PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT•CNIDIUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT•PORIA COCOS SCLEROTIUM EXTRACT•POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM ROOT EXTRACT•ANGELICA GIGAS EXTRACT•CUSCUTA JAPONICA SEED EXTRACT•LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT•CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT•LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT•THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT•PANTHENOL•GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER•ADENOSINE•HYDROGENATED LECITHIN•CETEARYL OLIVATE•SORBITAN OLIVATE•BETA-GLUCAN•STEARYL ALCOHOL•CETEARYL ALCOHOL•BEHENYL ALCOHOL•BEHENIC ACID•STEARIC ACID•MYRISTIC ACID•CYCLOPENTASILOXANE•DIMETHICONE•DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER•DIMETHICONOL•AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER•ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER•CARBOMER•IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)•MICA (CI 77019)•TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)•TRISODIUM EDTA•TROMETHAMINE•PARFUM/FRAGRANCE


Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Panthenol Soothing Gel Cream ingredients:

WATER/EAU ●  PROPANEDIOL● BUTYLENE GLYCOL●  GLYCERIN● DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL● PANTHENOL●  DIMETHICONE● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT● 1-2 HEXANEDIOL●  DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER● DICAPRYL ETHER● SODIUM HYALURONATE●  SQUALANE● ALANYL GLUTAMINE ● PHYTOSPHINGOSINE● SOLUBLE PROTEOGLYCAN● HYDROLIZED GLYCOSAMINGOGLYCANS● NATTO GUM● BETULA PLAYPHYLLA JAPONICA JUICE● MONARDA DIDYMA LEAF EXTRACT● CORCHORUS OLITORIUS LEAF EXTRACT● SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAGF EXTRACT● ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER● MALACHITE EXTRACT● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT● BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1● POLYMETHYLSILSEQUIOXANE● AMODIMETHICONE● CARBOMER●POLYSORBATE 60● ACRYLATES.C10-30 ALKYLACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER● PENTYLENE CLYCOL● HYDROXETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYER● TRISODIUM EDTA● DISODIUM EDTA ● TROMETHAMINE●SODIUM HYDROXIDE●ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN● PHENOXYETHANOL● PARFUM/FRAGRANCE


Miracle Finish Anti-Darkening Cushion ingredients

Purified water • Methyltrimethicone • Titanium dioxide • Cyclopentasiloxane • Dicaprylyl carbonate • Caprylylmethicone • Modified alcohol • Laurylpyrid-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethanol Chimethicone • Phenylbenzimidazolesulfonic acid • Niacin amide • HSD / trimethylol hexyl lactone crosspolymer • Tromethamine • Phage-12 dimethicone / piperazine-20 crosspolymer • 1,2-hexanediol • Panthenol • Acrylate / stearyl acrylate / Dimethicone methacrylate copolymer • Cholesterol • Sodium lauroyl lactylate • Hydrogenated lecithin • Ceramide iodine • Poly (tripeptide-6) • Desamidoll collagen • Marshmallow root extract • Ceramide nepheline • Phytosphingosine • Ceramide Ape • Chamomile flower extract • Aloe vera leaf extract • Pine tree leaf extract • Lemon balm leaf / leaf / stem water • Tangerine peel extract • Pruning leaf Extracts • Eucalyptus leaf extract • Aluminum hydroxide • Zincstearate • Stearic acid • Sorbitan sesquiisostearate • Sorbitan sesquioleate • Sodium chloride • Tocopheryl acetate • Distearyl dimonium chloride • Distearate Dimonium hectorite • palmitoyl proline • propylene carbonate • sodium palmitoyl sarcosinate • magnesium palmitoyl glutamate • adenosine • silica • triethoxycaprylylsilane • biosaccharide gum-1 • palmitic acid • triethoxy Silylated polydimethylsiloxysilyl hexyl dimethicone • hyaluronic acid • hydroxy apatite • methylpropanediol • butylene glycol • ethylhexyl glycerin • xanthan gum • carbomer • fragrance • mica • red iron oxide Yellow iron oxide • Black iron oxide