THE K-Beauty Destination*

Hi everyone!

I have a special blog post today talking about THE k-beauty destination. You may have heard of BONIIK from my blog posts last year, my most recent blog post (which you can check out here) or from my IG.

I collaborated with BONIIK last year and you can check out those blog posts here. I have collaborated with them again to tell you more about their brand and their products.

For those unfamiliar with BONIIK, they are an Australian K-Beauty stockist with two stores located in Sydney (World Square and Sydney Westfield, addresses listed below). They also ship domestically AND internationally to a list of countries that you can find here. They do free shipping (including free samples) for domestic orders over $70AUD AND you get a $10 voucher upon signing up. Their brand slogan is:

Your K-Beauty Destination.

BONIIK stocks skincare, haircare, bodycare, cosmetics and tools/accessories – they offer the widest range of K-Beauty in Australia.

The philosophy behind the company is:

We believe in delivering our customers the best transformative experience.
We are committed to deliver extraordinary service.
We guarantee authenticity on all our products.

At BONIIK, they stock cult classic brands such as Cosrx, Pyunkang Yul and Klairs just to name a few. You can check out what brands they stock here.

I had the pleasure of visiting their World Square store the other week for a skin consultation and I received two products as a result of that:

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner:

PYUNKANG YUL Essence Toner is fragrance and color free toner helps nourish and hydrate skin to its optimal state. PYUNKANG YUL is known to have ingredients only necessary for skin; in this case only 7 ingredients are used in this toner. It helps with improving skin moisture barrier and moisturising dry and irritated skin.

Ingredients:

Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine

My thoughts:

This product is so popular among the k-beauty community. I haven’t tried anything from this brand before either so I was pretty excited to give it a go!

The packaging is very sleek and secure – no spillage! It comes with a flip cap, and it protected by a foil seal.

What I found most interesting about this toner is the texture. It took me by surprise at first because it’s a toner so I naturally assumed it would be water-like. But actually it’s an essence toner, so the texture is a bit thicker than water. It still absorbs seamlessly like water, but it’s not quite as liquid as water.

This is good for the seven skin method – where you layer a hydrating toner or essence. It’s also great for those with dry skin as it helps improve the moisture barrier.

The PKY brand is suitable for all skin types, and I find that their products are really good for people with dry skin as well!

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop:

KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop contains pure vitamin C that has been stabilized so it will be safe to use on the skin.

Key Features:

  1. Vitamin Recharge: reduce dead skin cells, excess sebum, and pigmentation
  2. Small dosage everyday: for best results use small dosages daily.

Ingredients:

Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid(5%), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

My thoughts:

This is another product that I’ve heard so many good things about. I haven’t tried anything from Klairs before either so this was somewhat new to me.

As most of you may know by now, I have oily/acne prone skin and my skin concerns would be scarring, redness, texture and all that.

Vitamin C is a great ingredient that helps with these kinds of things. I haven’t used many vitamin c products before so I was a bit cautious, but I know that you must wear sunscreen during the day time to protect your skin – this applies to anyone that uses any kind of acid on their skin.

Another hero ingredient in this is centella asiatica. This also helps with scarring and brightening.

I love that it comes in a dropper packaging because it is so convenient. I use this in the evenings and of course use sunscreen in the day time. I try not to mix too many acids together so I tend to alternate my acids – I use products that contain niacinamide, BHA and AHA.

They also gave me a little sample pack so I can try some products from other brands. I received 4 sheet masks:

I had always been curious about Klairs’ Midnight Blue range as I heard it’s good for calming the skin and/or redness. Having that formula made into a sheet mask is great for when your skin is a bit irritated and needs something quick to calm it down. In that range there’s a cream and a dropper product.

I have tried many of The Face Shop’s sheet masks, they are so affordable and have the cutest packaging. They also have masks made from a range of ingredients such as Ginseng, Lime, Rice and more, which target all kinds of skin concerns from brightening to hydrating.

Lastly, with Mediheal I haven’t tried anything from the brand but I’ve heard they make some amazing (and affordable) sheet masks.

I am yet to use these sheet masks because I have been so busy lately with work and uni that I haven’t had to time to really unwind with a sheet mask.

I was also given some sample sachets from Klairs, Dr. Belmeur and Yehwadam.

During my consultation, I was talking about all the brands they stocked and what I’ve tried and what I haven’t. Klairs was a brand that I’ve known for years, but just never had the chance of trying. What I love about BONIIK is that they have testers in store meaning I can try the skincare products and see what they feel like and smell like. I often shop online for my K-Beauty, but having a physical store where I can try things makes shopping a whole lot easier! I was lucky enough to receive a bunch of samples from Klairs to try out in the comfort of my own home. I had tried some in store and I was really impressed but I didn’t the full benefit of the product as I was just applying it to my hand.

I am familiar with Dr. Belmeur as I received some of their samples last year from BONIIK as well. The brand creates products for those with acne-prone skin. I also purchased their Clarifying Spot Solution Kit to try out and since the purchase I’ve actually used it a few times on myself and my boyfriend and I am really enjoying it. My favourite part of it is the spot extractor, I’m one of those people that loves seeing extractions haha they’re so satisfying – if you’d like a full blog post/review, just shoot me a message.

Lastly, Yehwadam is another brand I’m familiar with as I tried one of their products last year. Yehwadam is apart of The Face Shop’s brand and their products use traditional Korean herbs that are processed by traditional methods passed down from one generation to another.

BONIIK have kindly given me a discount code to share with you all – IRENE15.

This is not an affiliate code, I do not make any money off this code.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid for In-stores and Online.

For In-stores Redemption:

Valid for all The Face Shop and BONIIK stores. Customers are required to show the promotional code at checkup upon purchase. For Members Only. Offer is not valid with other discounts and promotions.

For Online Redemption:

Valid for Online store at http://www.boniik.com. Customers are required to input the promotional code at checkout page.

Valid until March 31.

As mentioned above, BONIIK has two stores in Sydney, their addresses can be found below:

Sydney Westfield store:
Level 2, Store 42G, Under Myer
Westfield Sydney Pitt Street Mall
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

World Square store:

Level LG, Shop 904
644 George St World Square
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

As per the terms and conditions, you can also use the code at their The Face Shop stores, their locations can be found here.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed learning more about BONIIK, and don’t forget to check out their online store – or if you’re in Sydney, check out one of their stores listed above. Their staff in store are really friendly and knowledgeable, don’t hesitate to ask them any questions you may have.

My discount code can be used until the end of next month so you’ll have plenty of time to pick and choose what products you like!

With love,

*This blog post was written based on my collaboration with BONIIK. The products mentioned were gifted, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own and 100% honest. I am not being paid in any way to post about these. I am not responsible for any reactions that may occur as a result of trialing new products. I do not gain any profit from the discount code.

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