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Korean Skincare and Supplements

August 01, 2022 1 Comment

Korean Skincare and Supplements

Episode Title:Korean skincare and supplements - Episode 139 of the Korean Beauty Show podcast. 


Episode Description:

On today's episode of the Korean Beauty Show podcast, Lauren discusses a new Beauty patent for improving skin damaged by dust. She also covers a rise in complaints about how the MFDS is handling functional cosmetics in Korea. Plus, she answers a listener's question about the connection between skincare, diet and the use of supplements in Korea. 




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Kbeauty news headlines 


New Patent for Improving Skin Damaged by Dust 

  • Korean ODM / OEM manufacturer Nowcos has acquired a patent for a cosmetic to improve skin that has been damaged by fine dust or yellow dust.

  • The patent removes skin pollutants using olive tree leaf fermentation extracts

  • It prevents skin aging because it helps to improve wrinkles. It also has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory impacts. Fur her, it maintains histamines.

  • The company is spending time and money in R&D on anti pollution cosmetics. 

Global Beauty Companies Focusing Attention on India 

  • India is considered a post-China market
  • Expected to be an alternative to China
  • Increase in luxury consumer spending

Korean skincare and supplements

Rising complaints about how the MFDS is handling functional cosmetics

  • The cosmetics industry in Korea is raising calls for reforming cosmetics regulations, including abolishing functional cosmetics
  • There have been growing complaints about the over-regulation of functional cosmetics. 
  • In particular, many companies and complaining about the requirement to re-submit data to the MFDS after clinical trails
  • Plus, there are complaints about the frequent crackdowns on advertising functional cosmetics. 
  • The category of functional cosmetics is unique in Korea because in other countries there are only two categories of cosmetics, basic and drugs. 

Question of the Week - I would like to know the connection between Korean skin and diet. Are supplements commonly used?

  • Yes, in general Koreans are big on supplements. Koreans use supplements to help you study better, products to help with hangovers and lactobacillus / collagen are big for beauty.
  • For men, the biggest supplements taken are multivitamins, OMEGA 3, Vitamin C, Ginseng and probiotics.
  • For women, it’s multivitamins, Vitamin C, iron, Calcium, Vitamin D, ginseng and probiotics. 

Korean skincare and supplements

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Dr Jart Pore Remedy Exfoliating Serum (30ml)

  • A gentle, water-like serum containing 7% PHA.
  • This is the perfect Dr Jart serum for those with congested skin because it helps clear out the pores
  • Thanks to 7% PHA it removes dead skin and buildup clogging the pores
  • PHA is a chemical exfoliator with a large molecular size. It is less sensitizing because it doesn’t penetrate as deeply into skin. That makes this it a better option for sensitive skin compared, particularly when compared to AHAs and BHAs.
  • It also shelps to slough away dead, dull-looking skin, reveal healthy skin, and improve skin texture.
  • Other ingredients include Panthenol and Macadamia Seed Oil.

Mary & May Idebenone + Blackberry Intense Cream (70g)

  • This cream is a great antioxidant boost for skin firming and hydration because it combines idebenone and 63% blackberry complex extract
  • In addition, it provides total care for mature skin.
  • Firstly, idebenone is a powerful skin antioxidant because it is 4 times higher than Vitamin C and 10 times higher than Coenzyme Q10.
  • Secondly, Blackberry Fruit Extract is ideal for restoring skin because it provides a rich source of vitamin C and anthocyanins. In addition, it gives the skin a healthy glow.
  • Further, it reduces the appearance of fine lines while boosting protection from the elements.

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Podcast Review of the Week 

"Most informative skincare podcast out there🫰🏻 by Lisa Kirmsse on July 7, 2022

I’ve been listening to Lauren’s show for a while now and it has by far become my favorite podcast💖Lauren creates content that is not only informative but also really interesting, but most importantly, she goes beyond common skincare knowledge and industry news you’ve probably already heard on YouTube or read on blogs when you’re a skincare nerd such as myself. Please give this show a good listen, I promise you’ll learn something you didn’t know yet!"

Recommendation of the Week - Extraordinary Attorney Woo

  • A legal K-drama revolving around Woo Young-woo, a genius but autistic rookie attorney at a top law firm
  • Started out with a viewership rating of 0.9 percent and surged to 13.1 percent for the eighth episode 

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"Koreans use supplements for a wide range of things, from products to help you study better, to ones for hangovers and beauty supplements."

Lauren Lee, Kbeauty Expert

1 Response


February 02, 2023

Thanks so much for these shows, they really help so much! I have a question for Lauren, how long should you give to trial your skincare before deciding if it’s working or not? Also, what’s the best thing to do with products that you have only used a little bit of but found it doesn’t work? I have extremely sensitive, eczema prone skin and unfortunately I always have so many products which don’t work for me that end up just sitting in the cupboard collecting dust. At this point I don’t even know how to tell if the product is actually helping my skin or just not irritating it 😂 Any advice would be a huge help! 🙏💜

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