Best Korean Beauty Ingredients For Your Skin Type
If you’re wondering what K-Beauty ingredient is perfect for your skin type or any skin issues you are experiencing, then stay tuned becausetoday I’m running through a massive list of some of the most popular ingredients in Korean skincare.
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Who Should Use It: Those with acne and hyper-pigmentation
Key Benefits: Filled with skin-friendly goodies plus provides skin with long-lasting moisture.
Who Should Use It: Those looking to manage anti-aging concerns
Key Benefits: Antioxidants protect against the free radicals + brightening
Best Products: Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum: Ginseng + Snail Mucin
Who Should Use It: Excellent for improving the look of redness and other signs of sensitivity.
Key Benefits: Has antioxidant properties and soothes skin. An ingredient derived from the cell wall of mushrooms, it has antioxidant properties and is a skin- soothing agent, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
Who Should Use It: Perfect for dull, dry, dehydrated, oily and aging skin
Key Benefits: Hydration and oil control.
Who Should Use It: Those looking for anti-aging products.
Key Benefits: Supports collagen and elastin and skins texture and elasticity. It can hold on to moisture in the skin to help it maintain optimal levels of hydration.
Who Should Use It: Mature skin; troubled skin
Key Benefits: Soothes irritation, fights blemishes, and reduces inflammation.
Who Should Use It: Those with redness, inflammation and acne
Key Benefits: Green Tea is rich in antioxidant EGCG which, helps to rejuvenate the dying skin cells that, in turn, helps to fight the signs of ageing. It is also rich in Vitamin B-2 which keeps the skin firm and young.
Who Should Use It: Red skin, irritated skin, sensitive skin.
Key Benefits: Birch Juice contains 17 amino acids, minerals, enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins which are beneficial for the skin. They also have detoxifying properties. Can be used to battle extreme sensitivity. With its many vitamins and minerals, it provides ample nutrition to the skin.
Who Should Use It: Those with redness, sunburn and breakouts.
Key Benefits: Great for after-sun care, and to prevent redness and calm breakouts. Thanks to its high water content, it is super hydrating.
Who Should Use It: Those with acne scarring, pigmentation and dull skin.
Key Benefits: This antioxidant fights free radicals, boosts collagen production, and most importantly, lightens dark spots. That makes it perfect for hyper-pigmentation, acne scarring, and patchy skin tones.
Who Should Use It: Those with acne and pigmentation.
Key Benefits: This powerful antioxidant also has the ability to brighten and even out the skin tone. It treats acne directly and helps reduce the number of acne scars, uneven skin tone, and marks caused by acne, which is important for keeping the skin healthy in the long run.
Who Should Use It: Pigmented and Dull Skin.
Key Benefits: Like other brighteners, it prevents the formation of tyrosinase in your skin—a UV-activated chemical that causes darkened scars and sun spots. By incorporating arbutin into your regimen, you can reduce the amount of pigmentation your skin takes on after a long day under the sun.
Best Products: Tosowoong 5% Arbutin Cream
Who Should Use It: Those with acne.
Key Benefits: In concentrated amounts, its disinfecting properties can banish pimples and fight bacterial infection.
Best Products: iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum
Who Should Use It: Those looking for anti-aging benefits and pore care.
Key Benefits: Significantly reduces the size of enlarged pores as well as blackheads. Also it helps the skin to brighten up tired and dull looking skin.
Who Should Use It: Those with breakouts, redness and troubled skin.
Key Benefits: Hydrates the skin by strengthening its protective barrier. It also has antioxidant properties and contains amino acid which helps to soothe the irritated skin.
Who Should Use It: Dull skin and acne prone skin.
Key Benefits: Brown sugar is used for exfoliation as the small granules are perfect to slough the dead skin cells. It also acts as a moisturizer as sugar granules draw moisture from the environment. When the skin is free from dead skin cells, impurities and residues, there are fewer chances of having breakouts or acne.
Who Should Use It: Red, Sensitive Skin
Key Benefits: Soothes and nourishes the skin, helping treat redness and other skin sensitivities. Mugwort is one of Korean skincare’s hottest trending ingredients. In traditional Korean medicine, mugwort is known as a “warming” ingredient for the body and is used to improve circulation and relieve muscle pain.
Who Should Use It: Everyone
Key Benefits: Rice Water is an old K-Beauty go-to from the Joseon Dynasty. It helps to battle large oily pores. It also helps to deep cleanse the skin and is good for brightening.
Best Products: Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off
"If you’re wondering what K-Beauty ingredient is perfect for your skin type or any skin issues you are experiencing, then stay tuned becausetoday I’m running through a massive list of some of the most popular ingredients in Korean skincare."- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show podcast
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