Why should you care about RE:P products? Find out below!
Cruelty-free and eco-friendly products have become huge in the beauty world as consumers have become more ethical about the products they put on their face. Here at the Klog, we’re huge animal lovers, which is why we are so proud that Soko Glam curates RE:P (pronounced “repeat,” minus the “T”).
But what does it mean to be cruelty-free…
Cruelty-free, at its most basic, means that a product, or in this case a brand, has not been tested on animals. But often cruelty-free can be used to imply that though the manufacturer doesn’t test on animals, the supplier may or that testing was done in a foreign country where laws allow or require animal testing of consumer beauty products.
RE:P has been revolutionary in their adoption of cruelty free and Korea and Korean beauty brands are following suit. As of 2018, Korea has outlawed all animal testing. Unfortunately, this doesn’t put your favorite Korean beauty brands in the clear though because many of these products remain to be sold in China where animal testing is required prior to sale. RE:P brand, however, has never been officially launched and sold in China and formulations for its products have remained the same since 2016, when the brand was first certified.
But that’s not all…
RE:P stands for “Real Elemental Practice.” Formulated on an “au naturel” philosophy, RE:P practices smart, natural, and sustainable skincare that is simultaneously nourishing to the skin and good to the environment. In short, RE:P is eco friendly. Its packaging is completely metal-free and uses recycled paper and soy ink. Many of its products will use plastic bags inside pump bottles so that you’re able to use every last drop of product.
Not to mention that RE:P products are “multitask” products, meaning that you can condense multiple steps of your routine into a single product. This might sounds confusing especially if you’re someone who uses a ton of products in your routine. RE:P makes up for this in its ingredients. It do not compromise on using luxurious, natural ingredients to formulate high quality products. And because of its natural ingredients and light moisturizing formulas, RE:P products can be used on all skin types!
Still skeptical but curious? We’re breaking down every product for you…
The Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pads are a Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Award Winner. Formulated with calendula, camomile, lavender, and Damask rose extracts and tea tree oil, this little pad lightly hydrates whilst also balancing and restoring pH in the skin. Each cotton pad has a threaded texture on one side for light exfoliation while the other side is smooth to wipe away impurities. The single use nature of these makes them great for travel or after a workout, and they’re a favorite at the Klog too!
The Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb is another fan favorite. This clay mask features kaolin, a gentle mineral clay, herbs like chamomile and calendula, to calm skin and reduce redness and inflammation by gently exfoliating away impurities and dead skin cells as you massage it into your skin.
The Nutrinature Ultra Moist Gel Oil is a one-of-a-kind luxurious vegan serum designed to moisturize like an oil and treat rough, dry skin like a gel. The product uses argan seed, jojoba seed butter, shea butter, and cupuacu seed to maximize and lock in hydration and moisture and strengthen the skin barrier. If you’re worried about using an oil on your skin, just know that this product goes on like a gel and absorbs easily into the skin, without leaving an oily residue.
The Nutrinature All-In-One Multitem is a dream for those of us with super busy schedules. It takes the place of a toner, essence, and emulsion all at once. This light gel formula uses antioxidants lotus seed, rosehip, avocado, and olive to balance, brighten, moisturize, and even out skin. It also includes niacinamide, a product known for protecting and strengthening the skin barrier and improving elasticity.
This thick, nourishing sleeping mask is perfect for the winter months. Many of us suffer dry skin as the winter temperatures drop, but this moisturizing sleeping mask is the perfect fix to wake up with dewy, glowing skin. This product is formulated with olive to hydrate deep under the skin without clogging pores, and anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients like calendula, tea tree oil, and apple mint to calm any oily or acne prone areas. Apply it as the last step of your evening routine right before you go to bed and wash off with warm water when you wake up.
The Nutrinature Ultra Nourishing Cream has a rich formulation designed to hydrate and moisturize as well as reinforce the skin barrier’s ability to protect, nourish, and lock in hydration. The thick cream formula uses shea butter, olive, and jojoba to moisturize, revitalize, and soften the skin, as well as antioxidant rosehip oil to provide additional nourishment. It also uses argan seed to strengthen the skin barrier and protect the skin from outside environmental factors.
The Bio Fresh Mask with Real Nutrition Herb is a great vegan option that is designed to firm, brighten, and improve elasticity in the skin. This clay mask is formulated with kaolin to draw out impurities, and features real crushed rosemary and peppermint herbs visible in the formula as well as calendula and rose water to strengthen, hydrate, and gently exfoliate leaving you with glowy, bright, and firm skin. This product is especially good for aging skin.
This Bio Fresh Mask with Real Vitality Herbs is a vegan clay mask designed to hydrate and brighten dull, rough skin. It uses real fresh rose and jasmine flowers to moisturize, as well as additional natural herbs to gently exfoliate as you massage the product into your skin. It also uses kaolin clay to draw out impurities.
So if you’re looking to become more ethical in your beauty routine or just want to adapt to more minimalist approach, RE:P is the brand for you!