Why You Need Ginseng In Your Skincare Routine & The Best Korean Products To Try

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Korean herbal ingredients that have played an important role in traditional Asian medicine since ancient times are being used more and more in Korean skincare products. One of these ingredients is ginseng – also known as ‘the root of immortality’ for it’s powerful anti-aging properties. Ginseng has traditionally been consumed orally, however research has found that it also has anti-aging, …

The Best Korean Anti-Aging Skincare Products

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In this article today, I’d like to share with you what I think are the best Korean anti-aging skincare products, no matter what your age or skin type. When researching what skincare products to use, I always focus heavily on product formulations (what ingredients products contain and how they benefit your skin). This way I know I’m not just falling …

The 3 Best Korean Emulsions & How They Fit Into Your Skincare Routine

If you have been using Korean skincare products or would like to start a Korean skincare routine, you might have noticed a type of product called an “emulsion”. AND, you might have wondered what an emulsion is and when in your routine to use one. So, what is an emulsion in the Korean skincare world? What does it do for …

The 6 Best Korean Anti-Aging Serums & Ampoules Of 2020

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Prevention is always best when it comes to anti-aging and keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay. Using hydrating products such as a moisturizer and protecting your skin from the sun with a high SPF sunscreen will go a long way to prevent skin aging. In fact, Korean skincare focuses heavily on skin hydration and sun protection as a means …

Bye Bye Glass Skin? The Biggest Korean Skincare Trends Of 2020

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Korean skincare is continuing to take the whole world by storm, and every year it continues to evolve and come forward with new and exciting innovations. Korean skincare continues to be light years ahead of Western skincare, focusing on really listening to your skin’s needs and preventing damage caused by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution. Pivotal to …

Is Mugwort The Korean Skincare Ingredient of 2020?

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Korean skincare is definitely trending towards cleaner and simpler product formulations with more natural, and Asian-centric ingredients (those used for centuries in traditional herbal medicine). Say goodbye to the 10-step Korean skincare routine and products which promise ‘glass skin’, because 2020 is all about keeping it clean and simple (yet effective) by incorporating soothing, healing and protective ingredients into your …

The 5 Best Korean Vitamin C Serums For Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening

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Pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the most powerful skincare ingredients for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fading hyperpigmentation, protection against photo-aging and pollution AND treating acne scarring! It’s one of the most thoroughly researched skincare ingredients and dermatologists definitely agree that it is one of the most effective ingredients to include in your skincare …

Skin Hydration: The Importance of Humectants In Skincare Products

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When wanting to improve our skin, we’re often so busy searching for the best anti-aging, anti-inflammatory or anti-acne ingredients to include in our skincare routine that we often forget about one of the most important and basic things we can do to keep our skin healthy and glowing – hydration! There are many ingredients that help to keep the skin …

Fading Hyperpigmentation With Licorice Root Extract (Does It Actually Work?)

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There are many ingredients available to help fade hyperpigmentation. Some of these are naturally-derived plant extracts, while others are synthetically-derived compounds. Each ingredient works in a slightly different way: by preventing either melanin synthesis or melanin deposition within melanocytes; or by increasing the turnover rate of skin cells to shed pigmented skin cells faster. Dermatological studies have shown that the …

Cleansing Balms vs Cleansing Oils – Which Is Better?

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Double cleansing is probably one of the most defining (and important) steps of any Korean skincare routine. It involves cleansing your skin in two steps: first with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. Using an oil cleanser in addition to a water-based cleanser ensures that you remove oil-based impurities including sunscreen, makeup and excess sebum to help prevent …