Korean skincare trends have had their share of virality. With the Hallyu Wave or Korean Wave spreading, here’s the guide to one of K-beauty’s most popular skincare goodies by Goodal.
Before the age of global dominance brought by social media, Korean beauty was fairly out of reach for the Indian consumer. With the rising interest among GenZ and millennials, the appeal of K-beauty with fresh, bare-faced beauty, referred to as ‘Sseng-Eol’ in South Korea, heroes skincare.
While looking for K-beauty products in stores can be quite exhausting, Maccaron cruises as the new exclusive K-beauty shelf online, curating authentic and effective brands. The online platform recently introduced one of South Korea’s most loved brands ‘Goodal’ brought in India by Vely Monkeys MKT, a Korean import company. The brand Goodal Cosmetics was launched in 2011 with formulations and solutions that respect, nurture and treat the skin.
Over the course of some years, I have become a serum aficionado. And when there are face serums directly imported from the land of good skin, it was time I lay my hands on it. I tried their Maccaron box of Goodal goodies containing Green Tangerine Vita C Serum+ (30ml) and another of 5ml, Green Tangerine Vita C Cream (5ml) and Green Tangerine Vita C Mask sheet.
Under the slogan of, “Good All Natural Remedy,” Goodal is a brand that promises to provide a clear, bright skin tone with the use of modern technology, infusing the skin with the vitality and energy of nature. It includes formulations focused on quality ingredients actively sourced from special, natural and wild Amazonian plants.
International spokesperson, Irene Kim of Goodal shares, “Goodal in itself is known for its all-natural and plant-based ingredients. For every skincare concern, there’s an incredible ingredient in Goodal range. Keeping in mind Indian skin type and skin concerns such as blemishes, acne scars and pigmentation, Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Set was launched.”
While Vitamin C is known to boost the skin’s collagen production, provide anti-oxidants, and capable of brightening dull skin, making it more radiant, Green tangerines are said to contain 10 times more vitamin C than mature tangerines. These tangerines can only be collected for 4 weeks in early August-September of the year. This Green Tangerine Vita C Serum + contains 70% green tangerine extract, plus pure essential oils while the Vita C Cream is formulated with 62% revitalizing green tangerine extracts. These products are said to combat uneven skin tone, fight blemishes and dark spots, provide long-lasting hydration and a brighter skin tone.
The Green Tangerine Vita C Serum+ comes contained in a sturdy yellow glass bottle and topped with a pastel green cap. The serum, dispensed via a pump, is yellow, however, there are no artificial pigments added and the colour you see is from natural pigments. It has a fresh, citrusy smell and has a gel-like consistency. Once you spread it out, it feels watery and cool.
Although vitamin C can cause a stingy feeling on sensitive skin at times, the vitamin C used in this collection, ascorbyl glucoside, is stable against light and non-irritating. I applied the serum after my follow up of cleanser and toner combined with the cream. The Vita C Cream is super-packed with antioxidants and natural active ingredients combined with arbutin (natural skin brightener) and niacinamide (vitamin B). I applied the serum to my face and gently tapped it for absorption followed with the cream. Both of its application together maximizes the efficacy of Vitamin C.
Sheet masks are the quickest formula for an immediate and big boost of vitamins and moisture, a fun way of relaxation. The Green Tangerine Vita C Mask sheet is a natural one containing green tangerine extracts. It delivers a moisturising and hydrating glow to the face. It helps the skin by getting a higher concentration of vitamins and gives a soothing effect on your skin.
Irene also advises, “For bright skin and blemishes relief, Green Tangerine works as a cherry to the cupcake. However, if you have sensitive skin, we suggest you try Goodal Sunscreen as it has Houttuynia Cordata as it helps to maintain the skin’s moisture levels. We suggest every girl in her 20s should invest in a Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Set to give skin an extra dose of care and prevent it from ageing signs.”
Although it can be used both morning and night time, we suggest you add the serum to your skincare routine slowly and then build up a twice-daily tolerance. I have been using the combination of serum and cream diligently for the last two weeks and have received quite fruitful results. Upon application, it delivers a cool soothing effect to the face.
The Vita C serum and cream worked to provide long-lasting hydration and you can see a brighter, more even skin tone emerging! Being ethanol-free (alcohol-free), the formula might be a little sticky. It leaves a sticky residue on the face but eventually disappears if you continuously keep patting it. It is like a fast-absorbing gel-like serum.
Containing different plant-derived ingredients, the cream has a soft, cool texture and evenly spreads. It leaves you with a dewy and translucent complexion. It also gave a soothing effect and kept my skin hydrated, making it a winter goodie as well!
While I can’t vouch for the serum’s claim on the effectiveness on dark spots and blemishes in just two weeks, on the other hand, my skin has definitely brightened and has given a good glowing radiance. It adds great vitality and energy to the skin too.
The products are incredibly affordable and popular among skin enthusiasts. Overall, the serum set not only nourishes the skin but it also makes it glowy and healthy.
Whether you incorporate it in your diet as a supplement or apply it on your skin, the benefits of vitamin C are endless. Its topical application is known to be 20 times more effective in keeping skin glowing and radiant. It is great for just anyone who wants to maintain good, healthy and glowing skin. And, that is one reason why you see so many using these potent ingredient products!