If you want to skip the words, the review is under the cut ^^, a super quick tl;dr summary is at the very bottom!
I love winter. I wouldn't say it's my favourite season, since I am a summer baby and my wardrobe is approximately 98% better equipped at dealing with heat than cold, but winter is the season I get to hide in ridiculously over-sized jumpers and snuggle into scarves. My skin, however. My skin does not love winter.
I'm one of those people that never grew out of their eczema, and during the winter time I suffer from a combination of eczema and Very Dry Skin - it makes me incredibly self conscious when they flare up in tandem. Thankfully, in England, I can just pop down to Boots or Superdrug or a supermarket chain and pick up an intensive moisturiser and a little tube of Hydrocortizone cream or Sudocrem for the most problematic areas, and the cumulative price is generally under £10. Unfortunately, in South Korea, I can't really do the same. Luggage restrictions didn't really allow for an industrial sized tub of the stuff, and import laws are stricter than you'd think on prescription-type medicines.
What I can do though, is explore the wide and very diverse range of skin creams available to me over here, which was a daunting enough task in itself, to be quite honest. While I am very well versed on what a lot of the makeup products here aim to do, I am definitely not up to scratch with my knowledge of skin care products.
After trawling the Internet for other people's opinions, I quickly came to realise that a lot of the reviews were for products that are no longer stocked or sold - which saddened me quite a bit, but South Korea is notorious for it's incredibly fast stock change as new technology, ingredients and recipes are formulated. There's nothing like a good bandwagon to hop on in retail...
I won't bore you with the details of how I ended up in Skin Food out of the Very Long List of places that sell beauty products, but I did and I found a moisturiser. ~Achievement Unlocked: Beauty gets! Moisturiser obtained. ~