Korean skin care is that good
What is Korean Cosmetics?
Skin care products from Korea are also gaining more and more fans in Europe. This is also due to the fact that they convince with their effect. Flawless skin is an important ideal of beauty that is worked on daily for a lifetime. Most Koreans put great emphasis on their facial and beauty care. Therefore you take a lot more time for it than we are used to in Europe. The reward for this is particularly well-moisturized skin and a radiant complexion.
Moisture from Korean skin care?
In contrast to the often heavy and creamy formulas that we are used to in our skin care products, especially in the creams for mature and dry skin, Korean care with a light, liquid gel-like consistency primarily focuses on well-moisturized and therefore firm skin. Special combinations of active ingredients with proven Asian medicinal plants and other active ingredients hitherto unknown in Europe also care for and soothe your skin.
What distinguishes Korean toner and facial toner
Since Korean skin care focuses on the care and moisturizing of the skin, the toner, in contrast to facial toner, is counted as a care product and not, as is usual with us, a cleaning product. With the double cleansing of the Korean beauty routine (oil cleanser & mild washing gel), the skin is sufficiently cleared. The toner then has a moisturizing and plumping effect. The ingredients basically have a hydrating effect, but, depending on the product, can be tailored very specifically to the skin type or skin problem. Korean toners do not contain alcohol or other drying ingredients.
The 7-skin method
In Korea, the toner is applied in up to 7 (!) Layers to maximize the moisture content of the skin. The procedure is simple: apply a little toner, pat gently into the skin, wait until it is absorbed, repeat up to 7 times. Newbies or those in a hurry start the routine 3 or 5 times. Two different toners can also be tapped in alternately in order to combine the advantages of two products.
What are the active ingredients in Korean skin care products?
In addition to honey, propolis and bee venom, one of the best-known and rather unusual ingredients in Korean cosmetics is certainly a purified filtrate from snail slime, as it is used in many hydrating moisturizers (due to its extraordinary effectiveness). It is important to know that the snails involved are in no way tortured, but rather fed and cared for with high-quality feed for a high-quality product so that the snail slime caught by a grid meets the highest quality standards.
Cloth masks in Korean skin care
The best known are the Korean cloth masks. Mainly because of their super-simple application, they have won many fans. You can simply place the facial tissue cloths soaked with serum and active ingredients on the cleansed face and then leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes. A relaxed application for in between, which can be adapted to all conceivable skin problems.
Victorian pallor: a Korean skin ideal
Since fair skin is still a beauty ideal in Korea, you may often stumble across products advertised with terms such as "brightening" or "whitening". That can sound alarming for us Europeans, but the brightening active ingredients are mostly fruit or vegetable extracts, as well as lightly peeling additives such as AHA, which can only cause a gentle, natural brightening.