Korean Skincare Products Demystified: The Items You Need To Try
It's taking time but it's finally happening: Korean skincare products are starting to sweep into North American markets. While every culture has its own history of beauty rituals, in recent years typical Korean beauty regimes have been gaining notoriety for their intricacy and range of products.
Where many of us can barely make the time to cleanse, tone and moisturise, a Korean skincare regime can have as many as 11 different steps if you actually count all the intermediates. From applying essences and ampoules before a makeup primer to night masks that are much, much stronger than simple night creams--as more and more skincare gurus attribute dewy, porecelain skin to these dedicated cosmetic procedures, the trend is only going to snowball.
Some of us easily take the plunge into new types of skincare products, but others need to know exactly what they're getting into. We're just as excited about the influx of Korean beauty brands as you are, but for your convenience, we've come up with a small glossary to help walk you through the most remarkable trends and products right now.
Now all that's left is deciding which new product to try first.