Who’s watching the Korean Drama Series: SAIMDANG LIGHT’S DIARY?!?

Shin Saimdang (1504-1551) is a true Korean Icon!  She is the first woman to EVER appear on a South Korean Banknote, the 50,000 won bill and appears on the Korean National Stamps.  For over 500 years of Korean History, she has been held in high esteem.  She was REMARKABLE for so many reasons!!!  She was highly educated, and in the 1500’s, that was unheard of!  She was a student of poetry, painting and calligraphy.  She was ahead of her time, in so many ways!  This is why SMD Cosmetics, aka Saimdang, has used her name for their skincare company, which is actually an accomplishment in itself. At Saimdang Cosmetics, we are proud to share the name of this national Korean icon. Each year, Saimdang Cosmetics goes through a rigorous inspection of it’s products, factory, production process and employee policies to meet the strict criteria set by the South Korean Cultural Council that grants permission to Saimdang to share the name of one of Korea’s most renowned icons.

Saimdang: Light’s Diary is based on the life of Shin Saimdang, who was a female artist and mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok in the 1500s. Lee Young Ae plays two roles, Shin Saimdang and a university lecturer with expertise in Korean art history. She becomes immersed in history as she unravels the secrets of Shin Saimdang’s diary and a mysterious painting of a woman.

Song Seung Hu plays an upright, refined gentleman, who first fatefully meets Saimdang in his youth and continues to love her for the rest of his life. His character is described as a “Joseon Gatsby,” who lives a passionate life without compromise.

After 14 years, South Korean actress Lee Young Ae is back on small screen with a new historical drama “Saimdang: Light’s Diary” on SBS. And, on its time slot it is currently topping the viewership ratings. In fact, it is as strong as the popular SBS drama “The Legend of the Blue Sea” which ended on January 25.

“Saimdang: Light’s Diary” was one of the most awaited drama for the drama fanatics. It was initially supposed to air on Oct. 11, 2016 on Drama Fever. It premiered on Jan. 26, Thursday.
SMD Cosmetics (aka Saimdang) is a co-sponsor!! So if you have seen any of the skincare products in the show those are SMD Cosmetics!!  Saromae and the Inhyunjin line…found at http://www.smdcosmetics.com

Beer for beautiful skin…anyone?!

Since it is March Madness I figured a lot of people are drinking beer but did you know beer extract has some amazing skin care qualities!?! Ok so not necessarily drinking the beer…sorry, BUT…it has many uses for natural skin care products.

Beer has been used topically for years! It’s thought that the women of ancient Egypt and Rome used beer regularly as part of the beauty routine to help keep the skin smooth and diminish discoloration.

Yeast extract is an excellent humectant (it is a super-hydrater) comprised of a complex mixture of proteins, sugars, and amino acids. This complex helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation by discouraging melanin production. Anecdotal results include boosting collagen production and contributing to overall brightening. Makes it an excellent ingredient to skin lightening skincare products like SMD’s Saromae Radiance line.

Yeast is a good source of beta-glucans, which stimulates the immune system, and vitamin B. Your body requires B vitamins to maintain healthy skin and using beer yeast extract in your skincare is one the best ways to absorb it. Sounds perfect!!


Innovative Natural Korean Skin Care Line Uses Ancient Herbal Ingredients As a Game Changer in Skincare

Celebrity Makeup Artists Have Discovered A Game Changer in Skincare: Innovative Natural Korean Skin Care Line with Ancient Herbal Ingredients Premium Korean skin care line uses 2,000 years of herbal medicinal wisdom to help people achieve phenomenal results at home.

If there is one thing people in the U.S. are after it is the fountain of youth and healthy, great-looking skin. In fact, the Global Cosmetic Industry reports that the skin care market in the country is expected to reach $11 billion by 2018. Everyone has a “skin story,” and millions of people are on an endless search for effective skin care products that truly work with anti-aging effects. What they may not realize is the power of natural ancient herbal ingredients that can be found in some Korean skincare products, and it’s what celebrity make-up artists are buzzing about.

“Once you try our patented, award-winning, herbal medicinal based natural Korean skin
care products there is really no going back,” explains Lauren Ing, president of SMD Cosmetics International. “Women in South Korea are known for being selective consumers when it comes to skincare.  They truly demand the best!  Our luxurious products have the most exclusive and highest quality, natural ingredients that produce amazing results.”

The trend is referred to as K-beauty, and it’s all about the ingredients. SMD Cosmetics produces one of the most popular prestigious skin care lines in South Korea, formulated on over 2,000 years of herbal medicine wisdom. SMD cosmetics was the first Korean skin care line to offer a non-toxic, safe, natural, premium herbal medicinal-based line. Since launching in the U.S., SMD products are being used by top celebrity make-up artists who have discovered how powerful natural skincare can really be, and how your
skin can transform with the right products.

“It’s not only about great skin, but also giving people the confidence and knowledge of what they are putting on their skin,” explains Elizabeth Hoel-Chang, celebrity make-up artist from the television show ‘This is Us.’ “It’s a healthy, nutritional element to help preserve themselves. In a day and age of snake oil tonics and empty promises, the SMD Cosmetic line of skin care is the miracle and truth people need to know about and have the ability to get it for themselves because they deserve it.”

Their best selling product, the Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate, is the perfected result of combining the precise formulation of natural ingredients and ancient herbal science. It contains 62% pure snail filtrate extract, which is the perfect balance of efficacy and texture. This cruelty-free, all-in- one formula reduces wrinkles, dullness, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, and acne scarring. It also deeply hydrates, reverses signs of aging, and brightens the skin.

SMD Cosmetics has founded groundbreaking products since it’s inception, over 20 years ago. The creation of the exclusive Inhyunjin anti-aging line is true labor of love with six rare ingredients that are processed nine times over fifty days! The process includes fermentation, resulting in powerful probiotics that preserve the product, naturally. Some of the secret ancient herbal ingredients that help make it so powerful include:

1. Peach seed extract, which softens the skin and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

2. Fermented ingredients, which help to improve the skin’s elasticity.

3. Goji berries for their anti-aging properties.

4. Wilfordii root extract, which offers antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

5. Mulberry, an herb that is an antioxidant that helps unclog pores, tones the skin, and adds moisture.

6. Red ginseng extract, this prized herbal root has rejuvenating effects and can help restore the skin’s moisture balance, signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.

“We’ve gone to great measures to ensure our ingredients are natural, safe, and will help people have incredible-looking skin,” added Amoreena Berg, the vice president of SMD Cosmetics International. “Our SMD skincare line helps you revive, replenish and rejuvenate your skin. Imagine the confidence flawless and glowing skin brings. Plus, when you love your skin, you can wear less make-up. Our line helps you rediscover youthful, glowing and healthy skin!”

The SMD Cosmetics’ luxurious skincare, and the meticulous detail that goes into making each product, is made with the VIP, elite clientele in mind. From every exclusive ingredient, to the careful selection of the environmentally friendly glass bottles, to the top-fashion designers that helped craft the award-winning design and packaging, no detail is overlooked.

In addition to the Saromae Snail Serum, SMD Cosmetics also offers the award-winning Inhyunjin collection, which is a natural, anti-aging line that includes a hydration cream, essential nutrition emulsion, toner, eye cream, and more. They also offer their skin brightening Saromae Collection, which uses malted beer yeast extracts, bear berry extracts and other patented ingredients to illuminate the skin. Available online, for more information visit the site at: www.smdcosmetics.com.

About SMD Cosmetics:
SMD Cosmetics offers a premium line of award-winning, natural skincare products from South Korea. Founded over 20 years ago, SMD Cosmetics has perfected their patented formulas by using the most advanced natural skincare technology in combination with Asian herbal medicinal wisdom that is truly authentic. SMD Cosmetics is one of Korea’s most prestigious, top-selling skincare lines formulated by a team of researchers and chemists to revive, replenish and rejuvenate your skin using the power of nature and innovative technology. For more information, visit the site at: www.SMDcosmetics.com.