Product Reviews: Isa Knox LAHA Caviar Skin & Emulsion

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Isa Knox LAHA Caviar Skin, 140ml, US$129.95 at royalbeautycosmetics.com

I had LAHA Caviar Skin and Emulsion samples enough for more than one month’s use and I must say they are a great fit for my dry/dehydrated skin. I tried to look up LAHA but even on the Isa Knox’s official Korean site this was hard to find (didn’t find it!) so unfortunately there isn’t much info I can share with you, except that LAHA is a luxury line from Isa Knox using very expensive ingredients such as caviar in the products.

LAHA Caviar Skin is a toner, not your typical gel-like Korean toner but more runny. It’s not something I can’t live without – I generally don’t view toners as absolute necessities but use them more out of habit – so if you don’t have it in your budget, this isn’t a must-have. My samples of the Skin ran out faster than the Emulsion, and after that, I found that there was no difference between using the Skin or not.

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LAHA Caviar Emulsion, 120ml, US$129.95 at royalbeautycosmetics.com

I had been struggling to find a hydrating emulsion type moisturizer to use during the day for all-day moisture without feeling greasy, and believe it or not, it’s very hard to find! Biotherm’s Aquasource claims to hydrate 24 hours non-stop but it stopped after a couple of hours for me and my dehydrated, dry skin. My search was over when I tried LAHA Caviar Emulsion. I love the texture – it’s neither runny (e.g. The History of Whoo Seol’s Whitening Lotion) nor too thick (like a cream) but just right. It absorbed well and my skin felt hydrated, and the moisture lasts a long time. I could see improvement on my fine lines after about 2 weeks of using twice a day, and I didn’t need a lot each time (especially during the day). It was non greasy and yet moisturized well for me. I used this under my sunscreen and it didn’t make my sunscreen oily or slide off my face.

The Caviar line from LAHA is supposed to be anti-aging and I can see that this will work well if used for a long time, because at one month, I already see and feel an improvement in my skin’s texture and feel. The price is scary though not the worst. I can’t decide which one is better – Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining emulsion or this one. The scent is different obviously (LAHA Caviar doesn’t smell as strong), but the texture and feel of the two are quite similar (price too).

I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the LAHA Caviar line. The drawback is its accessibility – the only place I know of that sells this is royalbeautycosmetics.com. I will have to email momomango (formerly skinfood.ca) to request this brand! icon smile Product Reviews: Isa Knox LAHA Caviar Skin & Emulsion


5 comments on Product Reviews: Isa Knox LAHA Caviar Skin & Emulsion

  1. Kev Jang
    August 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey Joseibi, I can help you find the website which sells it on Gmarket. LAHA is not that expensive if you get it on Gmarket, probably less than 60,000 Korean won. You will pay through your nose on royalbeautycosmetics generally because it plays the role of a 3rd person, handling the korean goods from the American side and then sending to Canada. By the way, LAHA’s cream is great for winter use too. I got samples of it before for a purchase of Sooryeohan last year. With the exception of the additional cream, I got the same sample box set as you(a small LAHA vial of toner and emulsion)!

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    • Joseibi
      August 4, 2011 at 10:04 am (3 years ago)

      You are so kind, Kev Jang! :) I will need to save up for a month or two though, revenue from the blog took a nosedive in the summer! :(

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  2. Aliya
    August 8, 2011 at 5:49 am (3 years ago)

    Hi, I really need your advice on skin care routine. I am 31, asian with normal skin and somewhat (lightly) oily t-zone, I have dark spots on my cheeks, slight dehydration wrinkles on the forehead and visible pores near around my nose. I am currently using Sulwhasoo balancing water and emulsion and Whoo’s Junyu eye cream. I definitely need something stronger to fight pigmentation and pores. I was wondering if you could advice something effective.

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  3. Aliya
    August 9, 2011 at 1:41 am (3 years ago)

    Also to add, I don’t want an overall whitening effect. Just to lighten my spots.

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    • Joseibi
      August 9, 2011 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

      @Aliya – thank you! :) From my experience, multitasking products don’t end up being good in any specific area, so what I do is use a moisturizer that fights aging and add a whitening serum (treatment) to take out the pigmentation. Regular exfoliation also helps (more so for acne scars though). Seol’s whitening essence, whitening intensive are pretty effective with the spots, but be patient, the effects I had were from using the entire line together so I can’t guarantee you will get the same fast results as I did with just the essence or intensive alone. :)

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