Sleep. It’s one of the most essential elements of life side-by-side next to food and water. However, it seems to be neglected due to the hectic lifestyles of modern Koreans today. Many do not get the recommended sleep for each night. From 2015, studies show that Korean students sleep an average 5.5 hours a day and 60% of the entire population is always tired.

Lack of sleep has a negative impact on our bodies. Not only does it make us sluggish, but it effects the way our brain functions as well. It can slow down our productivity at work or school and even diminish one’s decision making skills. Also, it’s not the quantity of sleep that matters, but the quality of sleep.

For the month of March,  all our monthly Collectors are receiving a sleep care kit, which we hope will enhance the quality of sleep regardless of where you live around the world. The sleep care kit is available for order at our Collection Store.

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Product 01:

Sleep Mask

Brand: Afternoon Designs
Usage: #Travel #Sleep #Resting #Relaxation
Material: Cotton/ Polyester
Size: 20cm x 9.8cm
Colors: Black

**Collectors will receive 1

Sleep masks are intended to keep all unwanted light away from your eyes and to help induce a state of pure darkness. When your brain recognizes a state of pure darkness, it produces a sort of “sleep” chemical called melatonin, which helps us stay rested. To optimize this state of sleep to the next level, many people also use earplugs. Blocking out both light and noise raises your chances of acquiring better quality sleep. It is a great tool to overcoming sleep problems and obtain restful relaxing sleep experience.

The sleep mask included in the kit has a cute dumpling (or mandu [만두]) character with a Korean phrase “졸릴만두하지” which translate into “Don’t blame me for being sleepy” or “I don’t blame you for being sleeping” depending on who the subject is in the sentence.

Place the mask over your eyes, pull the elastic band behind your head, adjust to your comfort and experience total tranquil darkness for better sleep.

Product 02:

Neck Pillow

Brand: Artbox (아트박스)
Usage: #Travel #Sleeping #Resting #Relaxation
Material: Exterior 100% Cotton/ Padding 100% Polyester
Size: 10cm x 26cm
Color: grey

**Collectors will receive 1

Neck pillows are usually a travel item that you can take with you when you plan on taking naps. Taking a 30 minute nap between your day-to-day routines is a great way to stay recharged and alert until the end of your day. Take this neck pillow designed as a cute cat character and use it at work during lunch break, inside your car, or when you’re traveling long distance on a plane or train.

Product 03:

Chrysanthemum Tea

Brand: Incha [(주)인차]
Usage: #Drink #Beverage
Ingredient: 100% Chrysanthemum buds
Amount: 40 tea bags (1 tea bag/ 1 gram)
Expiration Date: February 27, 2018

**Collectors will receive 1 (40gram) pack

Chrysanthemum holds many meanings and symbolisms for Koreans. In Korean art studies, the chrysanthemum is illustrated in all kinds of paintings, ornaments, and architectural decorations. In addition to the artistic significance of this flower in Korean culture, Koreans have been drinking chrysanthemum tea for ages due to it’s abundance in health benefits. One health benefit we would like to highlight here is its use as a natural remedy to promote sleep, which is why its included in the sleep care kit.

Chrysanthemum is full of vitamin B and holds cooling properties, which helps lower your body temperature. The decrease in body heat will reduce swelling and keeps your body relaxed, which is what helps you to fall asleep better. Some of the other benefits include defense against a cold, reducing of headaches, improve vision and liver cleansing . Chrysanthemum tea is caffeine free and very neutral, so its safe to have a cup on a daily basis without the risk of overdose.

For best results, place 3-4 buds into a tea cup, pour boiling water and let the flowers soak for a minute. Sip slowly and carefully and let the tea do its magic. If you find the scent too strong, then place fewer flower buds to reduce the scent. (**Flowers are edible)

Product 04:

Hand Creams

Brand: Nature Republic [(주)네이처리퍼블릭]
Usage: Hand Care
Ingredient: shea butter, aloe compounds and artificial scenting
Size: 30 ml
Types: Avocado, Apple Mango, Freesia, Grapefruit, English Pear, Yuza (collectors will randomly receive 2)

Nature Republic is a biggest cosmetics brand and is one of the biggest forces of the K-beauty phenomenon. This brand might be recognized by those who have keen interest in South Korean media. They’ve used quite a number of big named Hallyu stars such as Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, Kara’s Goo Hara, EXO, JYJ and more to endorse their brand and its product lines. Nature Republic has strong reputation for implementing key ingredients from natural extracts and compounds. This can be hinted from their name “Nature” Republic. 

There are 7 types of scents and our Collectors will randomly receive 2. The therapeutic aroma of the hand cream is supplementary to your total night-time sleep care routine. Apply an appropriate amount and gently pat for absorption.

Product 05:

Face Mask Sheet Set

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml (x7)
Types: Bamboo Water, Aloe, Pomegranate, Tea Tree, Avocado, Lemon, Green Tea (collectors will receive them all!)

Ariul is a small/medium sized company that’s competing with the big leagues of K-beauty such as Amore Pacific, Nature Republic, Skin Food, Tony Moly and Missha (just to name a few) in the skincare market here in Korea. But despite Ariul’s small scale, this brand is kicking ass! US based Instyle Magazine reports that “one of these face masks sells every 8 seconds in Korea.” Here is our opinion and we’ll tell you why.

Ariul provides a recommended routine sequence for applying these mask sheets for the most optimized results. There are 7 sheets in total and each is designated for specific days of the week. However, this is just a suggestion. You can apply them at your own convenience. Just keep in mind that each type of mask sheet has a specific function and the whole pack targets an entire spectrum of skin problems from dryness to dullness. Keep reading for detailed descriptions of each of the 7 types of mask sheets included in the set.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (1/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Bamboo Water

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

MON: Bamboo Water | Hydrating & Moisturizing

Bamboo water’s essential amino acids and minerals deeply hydrate your skin, leaving your skin soft and moisturized.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (2/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Aloe

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

TUE: Aloe | Calming & Soothing

Aloe pampers and soothes your skin while boosting its own defense resulting in smoother and healthier skin.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (3/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Pomegranate

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

WED: Pomegranate | Firming & Radiating

Pomegranate’s own estrogen, minerals and vitamins combine to deliver essential nutrients for more bouncy, firm and glowing skin.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (4/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Tea Tree

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

THU: Tea Tree | Clearing & Purifying

Tea Tree leave extracts naturally reduce facial oil and purifies skin. It’s gentle, yet keeps your skin clear and fresh. (best for acne control)

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (5/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Avocado

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

FRI: Avocado | Nutrient & Protection

Avocado is packed with vital nutrients with natural moisturizing effect. Keeps your skin looking fresh with its gentle nourishments. (not recommended for acne prone skin)

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (6/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Lemon

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

SAT: Lemon | Brightening & Smoothing

Lemon’s brightening effect with vitamin B3, rids the skin of excess sebum and helps rough skin feeling smooth.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Product 05: (7/7)

Face Mask Sheet: Green Tea

Brand: Ariul (아리얼)
Usage: #Skincare #Beauty
Amount: 20ml

SUN: Green Tea | Sebum Control & Peeling

Green tea’s natural caffeine and abundant vitamins dissolve dead skin cells and sebum for a smoother skin.

How to use: After washing, apply toner. Gently remove mask from packaging and place on face, align eyes and nose area first. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Gently pat in any remaining essence into the skin for complete absorption.

Ingredients: Please refer to the back of each individual packaging for detailed ingredients.

Bonus Product:

Another Sleep Mask!

Brand: Artbox (아트박스)
Usage: Share/ offer as a gift to a friend, family member or significant other.
Material: Cotton & Polyester
Size: 20cm x 9.3cm
Colors: black

**Collectors will receive 1

We know that not all our Collectors live alone. Some may live with their families, roommates or even a significant other. And we believe is sharing is caring.

This sleep mask is also black and it has the word “굿나잇” or “Good night” printed on the front in white. You now have two sleep masks~give one to someone you live with or (if you live alone) one of your friends and send them our good will from Hallyupedia. 

2017 March Collection

Sleep Care Kit

Price:  $48.00 (USD)

The Sleep Care Kit is available for purchase at the Hallyupedia Collections Store.

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