Our Saranghae Review and Is It Love?
Our Sarangae review looks at the Korean beauty line, and each of the individual products to see if the company (which means I love you in Korean) is really worth investing your time and money with.
And speaking of time, there are three aspects to the Love Saranghae skin care line and our review. First, the company boasts that their particular skin care products have been in the making for over 600 years. Great marketing, but obviously the company hasn’t been in business that long. Rather they are talking about the amount of time certain ingredients have been used in Korean skin care products.
Second, one of the problems that many people have noted is that the skin care regime takes more like 2 or 3 months to see actual result rather than the shorter 30 day period the company claims.
And third, the company says that to get the best results, the 10 step beauty regime is what should be performed each day. The only problem is that could take at least a half an hour. Far too much time for most busy people.
But don’t worry, you don’t really need that long to have great looking skin. In fact, you may not need all the products in their popular 5 step bundle. And luckily, it is possible to buy just want you need through companies like Amazon. You can click on this link to get a list of the individual products if you don’t want to spend a lot on the complete bundle of products.
Sarangae uses the idea that the company’s products are over 600 years old quite often in their marketing materials. Or at least that’s it’s been in the making for that long. So what does that mean exactly?
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Here’s a quote directly from the company’s website…
In a small village in South Korea, a family of healers started documenting the medicinal benefits of local herbs & plants. This work would provide the foundation for what would later become the Dongui Bogam, meaning “a priceless book about medicines of an Eastern country.”
Known as a classic in the history of Eastern medicine, it is still used today in countries and is a key reference work for the study of Eastern medicine.
So I guess since the company uses some of these ingredients, they can say it’s “roots” are over 600 years old? Hmmmm…a bit of a stretch if you ask me.
I would say it is more accurate to say the company’s roots began in the 1940s. This is when one of Lee Min Jun’s relatives created a balm of sorts to help people who had been burned or otherwise badly burned. The balm was so successful that people from all over Korea came to be treated with the balm.
This balm recipe was passed down to Lee Min Jun, the founder of the company, and she continued the tradition as well as creating new skin care products.
The actual company, Sarangae Skin Care was “officially” created about 20 years ago as an actual business. It was started as a bootstrap business with Lee selling her family’s products from her dorm room while she was at collage. She states that she was shocked that most skin care products contained too many chemicals and there was nothing on the market that was completely organic, a niche Sarangae was ready to fill.
Since then the company has grown and become a viable alternative in the skin care industry creating a varied product line while staying to to their core concept of completely natural ingredients.
So what’s inside all of Sarangae’s products? Looking through the ingredient list, there’s a picture from their website below, it looks like a shopping list rather than an anti aging product. Ingredients like Black Truffles and Green Tea replace the more common hydrates and other man made ingredients listed on most beauty products.
And this is what sets the company apart from its competitors, and they realize it. That’s why they have invested a lot of time and money to create new technologies that use all natural ingredients that can be stabilized and made into products that don’t break down quickly or spoil, all with out the use of dangerous chemicals.
The company has a Research & Development partnership with the University of Seoul in South Korea and has created two separate technologies that help stabilize natural ingredients so chemicals are no longer needed, Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Natural Preservative SH-Napre. Their website states that these “award winning technologies have made Saranghae into a world leader in natural botanical ingredient extraction.”
This is important because the company is now able to create completely chemical free beauty products that are completely organic. And although certain chemicals are not necessarily harmful in small quantities, extended use is. And skin care is a life long habit, so I believe using products that are completely organic does make a difference to my skin and the world as a whole. This is a big plus for me.
Furthermore, the use of completely organic ingredients means there should be no side effects, skin irritation, breakouts or clogged pores. Of course if you are allergic to any foods, then it would be wise to stay away from any products containing those specific items.
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