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7 K-Beauty Skincare Ingredients That Demand Your Attention

January 17, 2023 | by Janvi Manchanda
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2022 was the year of skincare and “skinification” of makeup. That’s also why skincare was in fad in 2022 and 2023 is also going to be natural and clean makeup products as well as “skinifying” makeup. And that’s also why we witnessed the rise of several big skincare ingredients in the past year. But here’s the thing. Most of our skincare trends are actually inspired by K-beauty trends as well as Korean beauty skincare ingredients. And TBH, we actually love these ingredients that have taken the centre stage in the beauty and skincare industry because of the benefits it has. Now, I’m sure all of you are looking for skincare to invest in and we’ve put together a list of all the skincare ingredients from K-beauty that are totally worth your attention!

1. Snail Mucin

The one skincare ingredient from Korean beauty products that gained immense popularity was snail secretions or snail slime aka snail mucin. It is known to have hydrating, antioxidant, anti-ageing and antimicrobial properties. It stimulates the production of collagen in our skin, reduces blemishes and acne scars and gives us more hydrated and smooth skin. And even Palak Tiwari swears by snail mucin skincare!

 

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2. Fermented Skincare

Skincare products with fermented natural ingredients such as rice water, yoghurt, fruits, herbs and other such things are rich in probiotics which makes for a great skincare product. This is also why fermented skincare ingredients-based products are very popular among Korean beauty brands. Now is the time to pick out all the fermented skincare products or go back to using nani ke nuske with curd in it.

 

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3. Mushroom

Korean beauty focuses on natural and locally sourced ingredients and one such ingredient is mushrooms. While Tremella mushroom is extremely popular in K-beauty products, there are several other types of mushrooms that are known to be good for the skin. Fermented mushroom is also used in K-beauty. But there’s none other than Tremella mushroom known to have hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antimicrobial properties that can work wonders for our skin. No wonder it has become so popular among skincare enthusiasts.

 

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4. Bamboo

The bamboo extract has been traditionally used in Aisa for forever to heal skin, lock in moisture, promote collagen production as well as reduce acne, blemishes, fine lines and dark circles. This is also why it’s one of the most popular skincare ingredients in Korean beauty. Bamboo extract also has anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties which help reduce acne and acne scars.

5. Niacinamide

Niacinamide did not just become popular in serums on its own, it was actually influenced from Korean beauty products. Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3 that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate skin, reduce inflammation as well as improve skin elasticity making it just the skincare ingredient we all need.

 

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6. Birch

Birch trees are rich in nutrients like proteins, minerals and antioxidants which are essential for our skin. Skincare products with birch extracts are just what we need to nourish, moisturise and hydrate our skin locking it all in to make our skin more smooth and supple. Psst…it also has detoxifying properties.

7. Ceramides

The new big skincare ingredient of 2023 is going to be ceramides. Ceramides are fats found in the skin cells that help our skin lock in moisture and prevent germs from entering into our body. Using ceramides-based skincare products inspired by Korean beauty can help keep our skin moisturised as well as heal and repair our skin.

 

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Also Read: 10 Beauty Trends To Expect In 2023. We Can’t Wait To Try ‘Em Out!

Korean beauty ingredients really are taking over the beauty industry but we’re all here for them!

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Janvi Manchanda

Janvi uses her pen to smash the patriarchy. Geet one day and Wednesday Addams the next. Writing is the bane of her existence and the object of all her desires!

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