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This buzzy South Korean skincare brand is named after a W.B.Yeats poem

Innisfree has been around since 2002 and is South Korea’s largest makeup brand.

IF THERE IS one thing we love it’s make up with an Irish connection, no matter how odd.

Enter Innisfree, the largest South Korean make up and skincare brand which takes its name from the W.B. Yeats poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree and has been around since 2002.

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Why this poem in particular? Well according to their website the poem ‘expresses a longing to leave behind urban life for a beautiful peaceful island where you can enjoy the fruits of nature’s abundance’. Sign me up.

The company defines themselves as an eco friendly brand and use natural ingredients which as ‘responsibly sourced from Korea’s pristine Jeju island’. The island has volcanic origins and so has a ‘unique eco-system with unparalleled resources to nurture beautiful skin’. It sounds like a skin paradise to be honest.

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The opened their first US store in September 2017 and their online shop is quite reasonably priced. Their list is quite extensive too and you can get skincare products for literally any problem you might have.

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If the reviews are anything to go by on their hair serum for example, then these products are pretty good and worth picking up if you’ve tried everything and nothing works for you.

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Lately, websites in the States have picked up on their products, and they come highly recommended from the likes of Vogue, Allure, Refinery 29, and The Cut from New York Magazine.

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But can you get their products to ship to Ireland?

Well yes but it does take a little bit of work. The US store won’t ship to outside of the US so if you have an An Post Address Pal then you’re sorted.

For those of you who don’t know, An Post now have a service which allows you to order products that might only ship to the UK and the US and get them delivered to your local post office (UK only) or your house.

Delivery is a bit pricey especially for the US with it costing €15.99 for delivery of a package between 0-2 kg and €20.99 for a package of 2-5 kg.

Alternatively if you have a mate or family in the US you can order it to them and see if they’re kind enough to send it to you.

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If you’re not into that, Amazon have a small selection of products which will ship to Ireland. Prices start from £8 but beware, the selection is a bit small. Beware also, of third party sellers which some reviews suggest sold expired or damaged products.

The US version has a larger selection but not the full whack and beware of exchange rates and which products ship to Ireland and which don’t. Shipping come to under €10 though so it’s pretty good value if you can find what you’re looking for.

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