Korea seems to know what it’s doing when it comes to skincare and beauty products. Even this lazy beauty writer is officially on a 10-step Korean daily skin care routine and my skin has never looked better. So when my sister first told me about Korean foot peels, I was equal parts disgusted and intrigued. It took a bit for her to convince me to try it out, and she eventually won.
For those that haven’t heard, Korean foot peeling masks do just that; they remove the dead skin from your feet using a chemical exfoliant. The results look horrifying while the peeling is happening but are supposed to be amazing after the peel is finished.
I made a trip to The Face Shop on Bellaire, a South Korea-based skincare and cosmetics company that sells the infamous foot peeling product. I bought a package of Smile Foot Peeling mask along with some face sheet masks and headed home to try out this experiment. The foot mask comes with two plastic booties (for each foot, duh) and the acid product, which is made of natural plant and fruit extracts—the same type of stuff found in regular chemical peels. Read More