Korean skincare has plenty to offer. Cosmetics have incredible ingredients and a number of properties. There are plenty of products on the market are revolutionary and can prevent fine lines and wrinkles creation. But how to check whether these are the products for you?

Knowledge about cosmetics key components will allow you to understand the ingredients list and give you guidance whether the product is right for you.

Our top 5 ingredients that work:

  • Vitamin A and other Retinoids

Retinoids are well-known ingredients in anti-ageing skin care. They pay a significant role in smoothing the skin and eliminating skin discolouration. Retinol, also known as vitamin A is probably the most recognizable retinoid.

Vitamin A provides several significant benefits for the skin. It reduces fine lines and increases skin thickness and texture. It neutralizes free radicals and therefore is a great weapon against ageing, especially photo-ageing.

Korean Skincare Dr G Whitening Vitami Mask
  • Peptides

  • The skin consists mostly of collagen which is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids.Collagen defines thickness and texture of the skin. With age, collagen breaks down creating short segments of amino acids. These molecules are called peptides.

    When collagen is damaged by age and environmental factors, it is not fully replaced. When a cream containing peptides is applied, it can successfully minimize wrinkles and trigger skin to produce collagen.

    The most commonly used peptide in skin care is Matrixyl (palmitoyl- or oligopeptide pentapeptide). It is recognized as a safer anti-ageing ingredient compared to Retinol (Vitamin A) as it does not irritate the skin.

    Palmitoyl pentapeptide, known as Matrixyl 3000 includes two paired amino acids attached to a fatty acid to promote absorption. Matrixyl triggers the formation of several important skin components, including elastin and collagen.

    k-beauty; Dr. G ACtifirm Real Lifting Eye Cream

    Dr. G Actifirm Real Lifting Eye Cream” Dr. G Actifirm Real Lifting Eye Cream

    • Hyaluronic acid (HA)

    The hydrated skin has youthful look. It looks plump and luminous. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has incredible ability to retain water. It is capable of keeping 1000 times its own weight. Hyaluronic acid (HA) will increase skin tissue volume and elasticity. It calms, hydrates and is great for all skin types. It can be used on every skin type including acne, rosacea and eczema-prone skin.

    Korean skincare; Dr G Aquasis Moiature Ampoule

    Dr. G Aquasis Moisture Ampoule

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C increases the production of collagen and is a powerful natural anti-oxidant which protects the skin from damaging free radicals. It is a great ingredient which fights uneven skin tone. Aside from being essential to collagen production, Vitamin C protects skin from UV damage & helps scars to heal.

    Korean Skincare: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

    Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

    Niacinamide applied on skin stimulates ceramide production. It helps the skin retain moisture. A study has shown that niacinamide reduced water loss and boosts fatty acids and ceramides. It also helps to keep more even skin tone by reducing the symptoms of hyperpigmentation. The hydrated skin with even skin tone will have youthful look.

    Korean skincare; ABIB Relaxing Sleeping Pack

    ABIB Relaxing Sleeping Pack

    Note: Prevention is always better than treatment. Therefore, we highly recommend using sun cream and or BB creams with high SPF protection on a daily basis. It is the best anti-ageing product which protects you from UV rays and potential DNA damage. You can read more on sun protection here.

     

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