I’m so glad I discovered korean skin care routine!
Why? Bec their products actually contain ingredients that will benefit skin! Not just some ‘instant’ benefits, but continuous use could actually make a difference on the skin!
I forgot how I discovered K-skin care routine, but I’m so glad I did! Definitely be sticking to it 😀
Very informative blogs about k-skin care products:
Get Familiar with the Ingredients!
Controlling excess sebum production? Maintaining skin moisture? Maintaining skin elasticity? Or aiming for a brighter, glowing skin?
These ingredients can help with your specific skin concerns.
- Niacinamide, Brightening & aniti-aging. Also, not only anti-inflammatory, but helps repair the skin barrier and lightens hyperpigmentation. Niacinamide is another name for vitamin B3. A cell-communicating ingredient, which means that it actually alters the behavior of skin cells. Skin brightening by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin. Increase skin elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Decrease sebum production. Produces other notable improvements in skin condition over time. stimulate skin to produce more natural lipids and strengthen skin’s overall barrier function, helping those with dry and dehydrated skin that loses moisture easily. Lessen the appearance of acne and redness by soothing inflammation. Finally, in conjunction with sunscreen, niacinamide’s antioxidant properties help to protect skin from further UV damage.
- Sodium hyaluronate for more non-greasy humectant moisture
Dullness and/or hyperpigmentation from acne or sun damage:
Correctly formulated AHAs, niacinamide, LAA, the sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP) form of vitamin C, the magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) form of vitamin C, licorice root extract, arbutin, and hydroquinone (which you should never use except under a doctor’s supervision)
Don’t buy an L-ascorbic acid (LAA), AHA, or BHA product unless the label lists the exact percentage of the active ingredient. LAA should be between 10 and 20% to work (higher is okay but may be irritating); AHAs should be between 5 and 8%, and salicylic acid, the most common BHA by far, should be at 2%. AHAs are humectant and BHAs are anti-inflammatory, so they’ll continue to have those effects at suboptimal percentages, but they won’t exfoliate as expected.
- BHA: 4% betaine salicylate, which from what I’ve read is ideal for that particular acid
Keep an eye out for buzzword ingredients! Some common buzzword ingredients!
- Any kind of “special” water: Water from some specific glacier or spring or other source. Water is water. It has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Period. (The exception is micellar water, which is apparently a great makeup remover, but I haven’t yet read much about it.)
- Anything having to do with precious gems or metals. I can’t think of a better way for a luxury brand to make a mediocre cream or serum seem special than by sprinkling in some gold or diamond dust, but your skin doesn’t really care about bling.
- Plant stem cells. Unless you’re some kind of Lovecraftian monstrosity excavated from the Antarctic ice, you’re not plant-based. Plant stem cells are therefore not going to rejuvenate your skin. Lately, skin care companies love the stem cell concept. Not all stem cells will fix human cell function. You know what stem cells fix human cell function? Human stem cells. I’m pretty sure La Prairie hasn’t found a way to harvest and utilize those yet.
Hyped Products, but nope. Must read!
The following information are from: