The Korean beauty regime is now quite popular with women everywhere and one of the main reasons behind this is that natural ingredients are used in K-beauty products. Most ingredients used in K-beauty products are derived from natural sources and are gentle on all skin types. But that does not mean they are not as effective as chemical-based products. The natural ingredient-based K-beauty products are equally effective and pack an effective punch while being gentle and soft on the skin.
As the K-beauty market grows, there are some completely crazy ingredients being used in all types of products, be it serums, cleansers, creams, or essences. It is difficult to believe how effective these unique ingredients are.
So, we have listed out some of the interesting ingredients for you.
Centella asiatica Extract
It has some excellent soothing properties. In ancient times, it was used for healing small wounds and burns.
MadeCera Lip Balm from Skinrx Lab has a formulation that comes with extracts from this botanical. This lip balm is soothing on your skin and can heal any irritations gently.
Ginseng extract is quite an ancient remedy for maintaining healthy skin in Korea. It is rich in antioxidants so it can reduce any aging-related damage. The antioxidants protect the skin from any free radicles and keep your skin healthy and glowing. It can also stimulate cell regeneration which can help in improving the skin elasticity.
One K-beauty product packed with some great ancient Korean ingredients is Misa Cho Bo Yang Eye Cream by Missha. This cream helps in reducing the fine lines around the eyes and keep it nourished.
Aloe Vera Extract
It is one of the classic ingredients that has a vast range of benefits including reduction of scarring and treating sunburnt skin. It has cooling properties that can reduce the redness of the skin.
Innisfree Daily Mild Sunscreen is rich in Aloe Vera leaf extract and it can effectively soothe any irritations due to sunburn.
As the name suggests, this extract is derived from the lotus flower. The leaves are rich in natural antibiotics and it is also well known for its self-cleaning properties. This extract also has anti-inflammatory molecules, flavonoids excellent to have in a product.
Essence with Lotus Leaf from The Pure Lotus is made with 89% lotus leaf extract. This makes it a perfect anti-aging toner and essence that even helps in maintaining the skin pH levels after cleansing. It keeps your skin balanced, brighter and maintains its hydration levels.
This is a staple in many beauty products all over the world and is not limited to just Korean products. It has natural anti-bacterial properties. This helps in cleansing the skin during detox and it also helps in maintaining the natural glow of the skin by keeping the moisture locked.
Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Pact is rich in natural ingredients like honey, water lily extracts, and watermelon. A blend of these ingredients with sebum control ingredients gives you a perfect matte finish on your skin.
It sounds like something you would not want to put on your face, but this extract is full of hyaluronic acid peptides that help in maintaining hydration. Snail mucin is also useful in exfoliating dead skin cells as it naturally contains glycolic acid.
Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream has snail mucus filtrate as the primary ingredient. It can reduce the fine lines around the eyes by hydrating the skin and brighten the dark areas by exfoliating dead cells.
Green Tea Extracts
The green tea is not only rich in benefits when you sip it in the morning, but it is also very effective in beauty products. It has antioxidants that can protect the skin against any inflammation. The specific molecule that is responsible is catechins. The leaves of this green tea are derived from Camellia sinensis.
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Eye Cream protects the skin from free radicles associated with skin damage and aging. The star ingredient, green tea seed extract, keeps the skin around your eyes healthy and nourished.
This is one super costly and premium ingredient that is a part of some K-beauty products. It has vitamin B that helps in restoring the radiance of skin and make it more luminous. This glow-boosting ingredient can cost anywhere between $6000 to $10000 per pound. It also has Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) that protects the skin against free radicals.
Truffle Age-Defying Cream from Skinfood contains 5% truffle extract that helps in protecting any damaged and dry skin. It fortifies the skin and helps in maintaining its elasticity by reducing the free radicals in pores.