With the new year upon us, there’s no better timing than the present to invest in skincare packed with trendy ingredients and products. No skincare conversation is ever complete without talking about Korean beauty and its impact on the beauty industry. And we can bet you own at least one Korean beauty product that you just can’t stop raving about.
Retinol, Bamboo extract, snail mucin are among the best ingredients that have already created a boom and are all set to make a bang in 2021 also. Even since Korean skincare has been introduced, we have been spending money on it like Kylie Jenner (LOL). Well, all thanks to Koreans for their healthy and fabulous skin, now we can pay more attention to the products and ingredients to invest in. You must have heard about the famous 10-step skincare routine, the uses of snail mucin, the glass-skin effect, and of course the cutting-edge technologies used to cater to every skin concern and type.
Korea continues to hold our skincare obsession and every Indian consumer is becoming more conscious and their expectations are ever-evolving (well, no surprise), Korean skincare and beauty has totally changed our perception towards skincare. With the global pandemic this year, we all saw a shift in focus towards skincare, and Korean brands are once again ahead of the game with their natural ingredients enriched products. And if you are a beauty lover, keep on reading to know about the ingredients, which according to us are gonna be big next year too. So, keep them on the radar & hit 2021 with the best Korean beauty products!
Star ingredient when it comes to Korean beauty, Snail mucin is also known as snail slime is the best solution to keep your skin forever youthful and healthy. Don’t you worry, it doesn’t comprise the actual snail, this ingredient is a thick liquid it leaves behind. Extracted from the slimy snail, it’s full of hyaluronic acid that provides hydration. The mucus that a snail produces has few benefits such as it boosts collagen production, moisturizes skin, comes loaded with Vitamin A & E and it promotes cell regeneration. In fact, it’s a major source of glycolic acid and works in healing and protecting skin from fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, it’s great for acne-prone skin due to its antimicrobial properties.
The essence is a vital part of K-beauty and they are lightweight and due to their watery consistency, they are used as an added layer of hydration to your skin. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 100ml is softer and easy on skin ingredients such as Snail Mucin that helps to repair and soothes sensitive skin after breakouts by replenishing moisture. With the regular use of Snail mucin essence, it will repair everything from dry patches, to acne breakouts and lightening hyperpigmentation. Total investment product!
Are you also late to the bamboo party? According to tradition, bamboo has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. And bamboo extract has created a rage in the beauty industry and is giving tough competition to green tea (it’s true). It contains natural antioxidants that help to protect your skin from UV damage and radicals. Also, it has healing properties to soothe and calm your skin. Well, well, it contains 70% natural silica (organic compound) that makes your skin supple, radiant and increases the collagen production in your skin. Isn’t it the perfect ingredient?
What if we tell you Maccaron has a toner that contains 85% bamboo water? Yes, Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner hands down is the best toner you’ll ever find. The perfect solution for sull, dry and sensitive skin for everyday life, the soothe toner contains 85% Bamboo water which helps skin to retain moisture and freshness. The toner is designed to match the skin acidity and maintain a healthy balance to your skin.
It’s a powerful ingredient that does wonders withholding on the moisture level. Although Hyaluronic acid comes rich in antioxidants and can help to protect the skin from pollution and dust. Frequent application of Hyaluronic acid either using a cream or serum, ensures that your skin is able to retain water. As a result, our skin looks supple and soft which is the ultimate aim of K-beauty. The hydration powerhouse, hyaluronic acid holds up to 1000x its weight in water, plumping your skin with moisture so that it looks youthful.
Constant application of Hyaluronic acid can leave your skin hydrated all day long. It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream 50ml is a moisture-binding cream that plumps up your skin with long-lasting hydration and optimizes collagen production level for a younger appearance. This cream provides intense moisturization and leaves your complexion glowing all day long. This Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream will change your life!
For those who are unaware, Centella Asiatica is commonly called Gotu Kola, pennywort. This extract is highly concentrated in sugars, amino acids, niacin, flavonoids, and carotene. Not just that, the list of body and skin healing is endless. If you thought about its benefits, hit pause. Centella Asiatica calms inflamed skin, fights against premature ageing, and reduces cellulite— trust us the list doesn’t end here. This magical green elixir helps to lower blood pressure and helps with ankle swelling. Aren’t you amazed?
Often labeled as Cica by K-beauty brands, this ultra-soothing ingredient is infused in sensitive skin-friendly products. One such product is Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Serum comes infused with 66% Bamboo water and 4.5% of Centella that helps to calm your sensitive skin and creates a skin barrier and heals the damaged skin. The serum contains long-lasting moisturizing properties to sustain moisture and provides a cooling effect on the skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil has been around for a long period of time and is considered one of the most valuable natural ingredients. Enriched in fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, the oil has approximately 190 bioactive compounds in it. The reason for the comeback has to be the Korean beauty sphere, as the oil is extracted from seeds of willow-like plants and fruits. Traditionally, oil is used to help in coughs, heart health, digestion, wounds, and skin damage. Most importantly, the oil delays the cell ageing, proper hydration, improves skin texture and appearance of scars.
You can expect to find this star ingredient in serums, ampoules, and mask sheets. Looking for a life-changing product? Try the amazing Mirabelle Sea Buckthorn Ultra Facial Sheet Mask EX 25ml has natural extracts and vitamins that deliver rich nutrients to the skin and provides intense moisture. The sheet mask helps to enhance collagen production and fight off free radical damage that gradually results in firmer, tighter, and clearer skin. Game changer mask sheet, right?
Be ahead of time and it’s time to start stock up on these Korean beauty must-haves! And after all, we can safely say that Koreans are worthy beauty experts when it comes to achieving glass-like skin. Happy skincare you guys!
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