Learn What’s So Special About Korean Products
Korean women are known for their long and elaborate, at least compared to American women, home skin care routines. Even if you don’t want to have a multiple step home skin care routine, there is still plenty you can learn and enjoy from the world of Korean skincare.
What’s So Special About Korean Skin Care Products?
There are a few reasons why American women are looking to Korea for skin care products.
First off, skin care and make-up innovations are coming from Korea. Since women and men in Korea are obsessed with their skin companies, have to keep up with demand and constantly innovate. This benefits consumers worldwide in the end.
Two examples of Korean skincare innovations are sheet masks and cushion make-up.
Sheet masks are extremely easy to use and offer immediate results. You just open a package and place the sheet on your face; the sheet mask already contains all the ingredients your skin needs and has cut-outs for your eyes, nose, and mouth. After waiting for about 15 minutes, you remove the mask and can start enjoying softer and smoother skin. Sheet masks come in an endless variety so finding one for your skin type is very easy. A make-up innovation from Korean is cushion foundation make-up which offers a new and flawless way to apply your make-up. Using the cushion pad that comes with your make-up you press down on the sponge to release a little bit of the make-up. You can easily reapply your make-up throughout the day with this product.
Korean brands use ingredients that are not found, just yet, in US products. One example is snail slime. Yes, snail slime or more accurately snail secretion filtrate which is said to help skin cells rejuvenate and stop wrinkles and dryness. Another hallmark of Korean skin care products is the use of natural ingredients.
While not all brands are organic or only use natural ingredients, many brands incorporate such ingredients into their skincare, so if you are someone who wants to only use natural ingredients on your skin, you’ll find many choices from Korea.
Lastly, one other thing that makes Korean skin care products stand out is their packaging; packaging is adorable. If you like your products to look cute, then you’ll find plenty to love in Korean skin care products. Packaging and branding are important in Korea.
Products To Try
It’s very easy to purchase a great variety of Korean skin care products in the US. There are both American websites and international ones that ship products anywhere you want, and leading retailers such as Urban Outfitters and even Target are selling Korean skin care products as well. One of the easiest ways to buy Korean skin care products is through Amazon which sells a wide range of Korean products.
Korean products come in all price ranges so even if you aren’t looking to spend a lot of money you can still find something great to try. A hallmark of Korean skin care products is that they are both highly affordable and highly effective.
If you want to dip your toe into the world of Korean skincare, I suggest trying some products that are unique to Korea such as peeling gel exfoliators or an essence. Below are some ideas but really the sky’s the limit.
- SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
- Laneige Multi Berry Yogurt Peeling Gel
- MISSHA First Treatment Essence Mist
- Etude House Pearl Bright Aura Brightening Essence
- SKINFOOD Everyday Facial Mask Sheet
- SNP Animal Mask