Trying Korean Skincare with Murmura

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another skincare post (shocker!) - but this one’s a little bit different, as I’m going to be sharing with you all some Korean skincare products! If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I’ve been loving trying out different skincare items from around the world. I’ve never tried any Korean beauty products, despite hearing lots of good things about them, so I was super excited to be contacted by the team at Murmura to try out some Korean goodies! Murmura is a UK website which stocks all kinds of Korean beauty products, from makeup to skincare, from some of the best Korean brands. It’s a great and easy way for all of us over in the UK to try out Korean beauty products.

I was sent some fab skincare products which are specifically tailored for my oily/combination skin, despite even telling them what skincare type I had, so I was very pleasantly surprised! I received 3 lovely products: the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil, Charcoal Egg Soap and the Jeju Volcanic Lava Self-Heating Clay Mask. So, let’s get into the review of these products!

Disclaimer: These products were gifted to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil

You guys probably know already that I love myself a cleansing oil, so I was very excited to try this – especially as it says it is for oily/combination skin. The Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil contains a natural rice water solution which brightens the skin and cleanses without irritation. The texture of this is different to other cleansing oils I’ve tried, as it actually does feel like water when you first pump it out of the bottle. However, once you rub it into your palms and then apply it onto your face, it feels lovely and smooth. It was great at taking off my face makeup really easily and quickly. My skin felt so soft when cleansing after using this! This is definitely a fave for me to add to my little cleansing oil collection.

Charcoal Egg Soap

As I have oily and acne-prone skin, I always love using products that contain charcoal, as they work great with my skin. This Charcoal Egg Soap has a deep cleansing effect and is formulated for oily skin, helping to reduce acne and blackheads. I’ve never used a cleanser that is in the form of an egg, so I was very intrigued as to how to use this and whether or not I would actually like it! I have to say, it is something to get used to, as you have to rub it in between your palms for quite a bit before it lathers. It does apply quite creamy to the face which I like, and it makes your skin squeaky clean, which is also a bonus. I’m not sure if this did anything to reduce my acne, but it didn’t seem to irritate my skin in any way, so that’s good enough for me!

Volcanic Lava Self-Heating Clay Mask

This Self-Heating Mask contains volcanic lava which purifies skin, with a warm sensation to open up the pores. It also contains City Defender Complex to help fight the effects of pollution. This was another product which I was very intrigued to try, as I’ve never tried a self-heating mask before, particularly one formulated with volcanic lava! What I really love about this product is the packaging, as I love the little applicator at the top. I think this is something that a lot more skincare products should have, as it really makes you feel like your skin is getting a good deep cleanse. Upon applying this, the texture was quite different to what I expected, as it wasn’t a thick clay-like texture compared to other clay masks I’ve tried. It’s quite runny so you have to work quickly at blending I round your face. I applied this on my T-Zone and could feel it heating up straight away. I then blended it in with the little applicator, all around my T-Zone, for around 3-5 mins and found that my skin had got used to the heating sensation, so I couldn’t really feel it any more, but that was fine with me! After washing this off, my skin felt nice and soft and clean, and I didn’t have any new breakouts.

So that’s it! Thanks to the lovely Murmura for sending me out these Korean skincare goodies. Make sure to check them out on Instagram and have a look at their website if you want to purchase any Korean goodies!

Have you tried any Korean skincare products?

Thanks for reading, lots of love,

Andrea x


  1. Rice water sounds like it will smell good! And if it smells good it's right up my street! Best Wishes, Iga x

    1. I can’t even remember what it smelt like but I think it was nice and light! Xx

  2. YES! I love korean skincare products. They're so innovative and effective. I need to try that cleansing oil. I'm currently using Heimish all clean balm and it's sooo good. I also recommend anything from CosRX.

    1. Oooh that sounds fab as I love cleansing oils and balms! Thank you for the recommendations! Xx

  3. These sound like some really great products! I have never tried any of them before but I might have to keep my eye out!

  4. I’m so intrigued by these brands - will definitely be checking them out :)

    Emma |

  5. Very interesting will defo try some of these

  6. They have some unique ideas for skin care. I knew rose water was great for skin, so it's nice learning that rice water is too. I would love to try the charcoal egg soap.

    1. I was saying the other day that they are definitely very unique when it comes to skincare - with packaging and the actual products! Xx

  7. I'd never heard of this before. Seems definitely intriguing though! I'll have to try these soon. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Giulia x

  8. I haven't heard of Murmura before but love how there are so many different products! Charcoal is such a big hit right now - and I can see why! Oooh I know I'd love to try out the clay mask. I would've been convinced that the egg soap was actually an egg XD. I do agree that there's a curve to get used to the overall feel. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥

  9. I've never given K Beauty a try so this post is great in giving me a little insight into what is on offer! The products are really intriguing so I might have to give Murmura a go!

    Thanks for sharing,


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