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 5 Best Korean Skincare Products With Niacinamide To Brighten Your Skin

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Niacinamide is an ingredient that is widely used in Korean skincare products to help brighten the skin. In fact, unlike in Western skincare, niacinamide is actually preferred over other ingredients (such as vitamin C, hydroquinone and retinoids) when it comes to fading hyperpigmentation. So much so, that you will find at least 2% niacinamide in a majority of Korean skincare …

Why Korean Skincare Loves Bee Propolis & How It Can Help Your Skin

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It’s time to talk about another amazing ingredient that’s so often used in Korean skincare products – propolis! You might be wondering like I was when I first started my Korean skincare journey: What is propolis even? And what are some of the benefits that propolis can have on my skin? In short, propolis is a resinous mixture produced by …

Do Vitamin C Derivatives Work? A Guide To Ascorbic Acid Alternatives

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I recently wrote an article about how beneficial vitamin C is for your skin, (in particular at fading hyperpigmentation). In this article, I talked about what factors you should consider when buying a vitamin C serum – one of those factors being what form of vitamin C the product contains (hint: it’s L-ascorbic acid). It’s true, L-ascorbic acid (also known …

How To Choose The Best Vitamin C Serum: Everything You Need To Know

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Unlike in Western skincare culture, skin brightening is probably the highest ranking skincare concern in Korean and Japanese skincare. No matter what type of hyperpigmentation your skin has (such as acne scarring, sun damage or melasma) – a vitamin C serum is a must have in your skincare routine if you’d like to brighten your skin. But how does a …

Why Snail Mucin Is So Good For Your Skin

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Hyaluronic acid, propolis and honey, cica, AHAs and BHAs, aloe vera, green tea, tea tree oil, licorice root extract, and SNAIL MUCIN – these are just some of the special ingredients that I think really define Korean skincare products. So many Korean skincare products contain one or possibly even more than one of these ingredients. Snail mucin is definitely one of …