THEFACESHOP Chia Seed No Shine Hydrating Cream is probably THE one Korean Beauty Product I cannot live without. This is the perfect moisturizer, I never wake up feeling greasy or dry and it keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. The consistency is amazing as well. My issue with a lot of US moisturizers and creams is that they go on feeling super thick, almost like you've just put on a mask. I'm definitely not into that. There's nothing more I hate than when your skincare or makeup products feel like a thick second layer on your skin. I love the lightness this product provides. 

The secret is that instead of just water, this product is made from 100% organic chia seed extract. It's also GMO free. The reason why chia seeds are soooo awesome is that they retain water and using them as the main ingredient in a moisturizer allows your skin to retain the extract keeping your skin hydrated all throughout the day. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, fibre, protein, etc. All things that are really great for your body.

In addition to keeping your skin hydrated and revitalized, it also helps prevents excess sebum production. Without grossing you out too much, sebum is that gross white stuff inside your pimples aka the pus. A normal amount of sebum is okay cause it acts as a barrier keeping moisture within your skin. However, too much sebum build up can clog your follicles causing whiteheads, random pimples and worse... acne. 

That is why I am obsessed with this moisturizer. Not only does it keep your skin hydrated all throughout the day and night but it is also actively helping reduce sebum production. 

There are several physical locations of THEFACESHOP in the US. However, they do not have an e-commerce site for the US. There are third party retailers, such as Urban Outfitters, and individual sellers that sell this product via eBay and Amazon. The cost of this product at the physical locations and Urban Outfitters is $40USD, however individuals are selling it for varying price points (**please note, I cannot guarantee the quality of product if you choose to purchase from an individual seller).

For my SoCal based readers you can visit any of these physical locations to get your hands on THEFACESHOP Chia Seed No Shine Hydrating Cream:

  1. Irvine, CA (located inside Zion Market)
    4800 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA 92620
  2. LA K-Town (cross-street S. Mariposa)
    3500 W. 6th St. #233, Los Angeles, CA 90020
  3. Buena Park (cross street La Mirada)
    5141 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621

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{portraits by kristina wade // product photos by jen hayden}