Korean beauty trend is strongly influencing the daily skincare routines of the people in India and all over the world. The reason for this cemented popularity of K-beauty products is that Korea has been on the forefront of creating the newest generation of products by including the innovative natural ingredients such as snail secretions, pearl, green tea, red ginseng etc. Given their proven effectiveness and popularity, researchers in Korea have been conducting investigations and studies to get the best of these natural ingredients for their customers.
Some popular natural ingredients in Korean cosmetics and daily skincare routine are-
Pearl extract is the trusted and powerful natural ingredient in Korean skincare due to its numerous skin-benefitting properties such as promoting new skin growth, healing acne, reducing blemishes, and minimizing large pores. Pearl extract is used in the products made by top brands and the minerals and active properties of pearls keep the skin acidic, which reduces the signs of aging and also keeps the skin hydrated and firm.
Yuzu is a citrus fruit that is found in the tropical Jeju Island in South Korea. This fruit has 3 times of Vitamin C as compared to lemon. Vitamin C is extremely beneficial for the skin as it promotes collagen production and reduces dark spots. Yuzu extracts also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This citrus fruit increases blood circulation; removes tan-remover and can induce better sleep at night. It is an age old natural ingredient for glowing skin.
3 Red Ginseng:
Koreans regard ginseng as the medicinal herb with magical properties. This super food that contains high levels of vitamins and minerals is not only beneficial for the body but also for the skin. Red Ginseng is a good source of antioxidants, prevents aging, maintains the skin’s elasticity and promotes the growth of skin cells. Ginseng also counteracts dryness and therefore it is a vital ingredient in body scrubs and face masks to nourish the skin.
Propolis is Korean’s favourite ingredient for skin care. It is a powerful antioxidant that fights signs of aging and photo damage. Propolis also has natural anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that reduces acne and soothes sensitive skin. Products made of propolis extracts leave the skin soft, fresh and dewy. This powerful natural ingredient for skincare and is suitable for every skin type, especially the ones with acne- prone skin.
5 Royal Honey:
Honey has numerous benefits on skin and has been used since ancient times. Royal honey is the most preferred form of honey as it is fermented longer and is a common beauty hack. It is the only natural ingredient that lasts for a much longer period. There are multiple benefits of honey which makes it quite a popular ingredient in Korean cosmetics. Honey reduces acne, inflammation and is also full of anti- oxidants. You can apply honey alone or in combination with other ingredients. Honey also helps in boosting the complexion and reducing pores. It acts as a natural moisturizer for face.
6 Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is an age old trusted ingredient for skin as well as body. Aloe Vera helps in treating sunburn at the epithelial level of the skin and acts as a natural moisturizer for face without giving it an oily texture. It also helps prevent skin dryness. Aloe Vera has healing and anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing skin inflammation. Blessed with antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C and E it improves the skin’s texture and keeps it hydrated.
Tip- If you do not have enough time you can try Korean mask sheets made up of natural ingredients. You can also apply honey directly to reduce inflammation and provide nourishment.