Skin Care Chronicles: Saturday Skin

The brand Saturday Skin slowly crept up on me. With amazing reviews on Sephora, I kept noticing that the eye cream would go in and out of stock. Since Saturday Skin is quite pricey, I was holding out for the 20% off VIB sale at Sephora to try the brand. However, the brand just launched a mini trial size kit, which I put in my cart without blinking. There were only two items that did not come as a part of the kit that I purchased separately to get the full experience of the brand.

Saturday Skin is a skincare brand born out of South Korea by the owners of a wellness center called Chaum. Chaum is a world renounced wellness center that celebrities and royalty visited from around the world. The center offers coveted treatments for anti-aging benefits. The hype behind this center encouraged the experts at Chaum to create two brands: Aurous and Saturday Skin. Although not super clear online, I think Aurous offers anti-aging benefits to an older demographic and Saturday Skin offers hydrated benefits for a more radiant/ rested skin appears to a younger demographic.¬† I’m not sure where Aurous is sold, but Saturday Skin is available online on their site as well as on

True to Korean skincare, this brand offers several steps from cleansers, peels, essences, moisturizers, sprays etc. If you are semi skincare obsessed, you’ll be interested in this post! If not, it might be overwhelming lol but interesting nevertheless ūüėČ

The trial size kit that I picked up from Sephora is called No Bad Days ($48 CAD). This includes trial sizes of four products to balance and brighten the skin: Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel, Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist, Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream and Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream.

RISE + SHINE GENTLE CLEANSER ($32 CAD) 4.5/5 stars, 910 reviews

What is it: A soft, whipped cleanser that combines a hydrating gel with a bouncy, creamy texture for super-fresh, healthy-looking skin. 

This is a cream cleanser that when used on its own, is not intense enough to remove all of my makeup at the end of the day (although it is good enough to refresh my face during the morning). In it’s defence, any cleanser without beads tends not to be enough to remove my makeup. However, I have become addicted to using tools such as my Clarisonic and Foreo to get into my pores and clear out all traces of makeup and pollution. Since these tools are quite abrasive in nature, I use gentle cream cleansers with it to ensure that I am not scratching or rubbing my face too hard. With that, this type of cream cleanser is a perfect companion and what I prefer to use.

What separates this from the rest is that it’s actually quite moisturizing so it leaves my face not feeling tight or stripped after use. When paired with a cleansing device, it removes all of my makeup leaving my skin feeling fresh and soft.

RUB-A-DUB REFINING PEEL GEL ($34 CAD) 4.5/5 stars, 855 reviews

What is it: A refining peel gel that gently and visibly removes impurities and dullness with natural enzymes like papaya and bromelain.

There are a few formulas on the market that work the same as the refining peeling gel. It’s a gel formula that when rubbed over cleaned skin, starts to pick up the dead skin on the surface of your face. While rubbing it in, the cream starts to ball up so you can easily wash the dead skin cells away. I like these type of products because they are not abrasive at all – there are no beads or textured particles in the gel so I don’t have to worry about my skin getting scratched. At the same time, this is super effective in pulling out the dead skin on my face, leaving it feeling very smooth.

FREEZE FRAME BEAUTY ESSENCE ($58 CAD) 4.8/5 stars, 58 reviews

What is it: A concentrated essence with a a lightweight texture that boosts hydration.

I never really got into essences until I tried the SK-II one ($95+ CAD) to really get it. This is the first product to touch your cleansed face making it formulated specially to be extra potent and fast absorbing into the skin – not with the intent of leaving your face feeling moisturized, but with the intent of intensely nourishing the face. It took me a while to understand and appreciate this but once I got into the habit, I feel incomplete without applying an essence.


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WIDE AWAKE BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM ($57 CAD) 4.7/5 stars, 235 reviews

What is it: A hydrating eye cream that brightens and refreshes the eye area

I love this eye cream because it’s such a light weight gel formula that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving behind a tacky feeling. Also, as a result of being such a light gel, it doesn’t leave behind any reside or makes my skin feel weighed down or like it has product on it. As a result, concealer lays down perfectly on top for makeup days or I feel hydrated and plump on non-makeup days as well!

DAILY DEW HYDRATING ESSENCE MIST ($42 CAD) 4.8/5 stars, 139 reviews

What is it: A refreshing and hydrating face mist that is a toner and essence in one and helps deliver moisture over and under makeup

As the final step of a skincare routine, there’s something so satisfying about applying a spray to the face to lock in the good ingredients and add a final veil of nourishing ingredients. According to the website, this formula adds collagen and elasticity, reducing the appearance of melanin. It also¬†contains antioxidants to help block free radicals for visible vitality. While it’s hard to tell if this works right away, is it wrong to love it for the satisfaction of spraying in a final step to seal in and protect the face from pollutants? This feels incredibly refreshing on the face as well and to me is the perfect final step to my skincare routine.

What’s your favorite skin care product(s) at the moment?


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