South Korea have been setting up foundations and trends in the beauty industry for a long time. If there’s a new buzzword or trend in the skincare and beauty industry, there’s a very high chance it comes from South Korea. This influence has an impact not only on beauty brands from other Asian countries but Western big beauty houses as well. We are asked very often what are the beauty innovations, we have thanks to the Korean beauty industry. Here are the top 7 k-beauty innovations we should say thank you to South Korean companies.
K-beauty innovation #1: Light textures
Korean skincare is all about layering the products. The famous ten-step Korean skincare routine was created based on the assumption we will be layering the products one after another. Korean women believe that products should be applied in order. Cosmetics with the lightest consistency are used first and then they are followed by the heavier products. Skincare routine is split into steps and consistency of products: skin preparation, regeneration, hydration and protection. The purpose of layering is to enable the skin to absorb all the ingredients from the products without creating a greasy film on the skin and enable the skin to breathe.
K-beauty innovation #2: Ingredients
Yes, Korean cosmetics will bring into your skin routine some ingredients which you have never heard of. Snail mucin or Centella Asiatica
This is not all. Some of the technological solutions are worth mentioning. From Aqualicia to the fermentation process, you will find technology and solutions which allow ingredients to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
K-beauty innovation #3: Exfoliators for Sensitive Skin
Home SPA has been brought to a new level with facial exfoliators. They are effective and yet gentle on your skin. They improve dead skin turnover allowing your skin to breathe and absorb other cosmetics easily.
K-beauty innovation #4: Essences
This step in Korean skincare is now being copied by Western companies. Not to be confused with toners, essences are designed to provide moisture in a concentrated liquid form and are being now followed by the Western brands.
K-beauty innovation #5: Sheet Masks
Sheet masks are those products which are famous for their properties in providing an instant boost to the skin. The trend of using a different type of sheet masks is very popular. They generate dewy glow.
K-beauty innovation #6: BB Creams
Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin. Do you apply makeup every morning? Have you had a chance to use BB cream? The f
K-beauty innovation #7: Sleeping beauty through a sleeping masks
A sleeping mask was designed to tackle dehydrated and dull skin. It’s usually gel-type texture is light and non-clogging.
Packed with active ingredients, our sleeping masks stay on your skin all night, so your skin can absorb the hydration and repair itself while you sleep.