Over the last few years, South Korea has become the beauty capital of the world. There’s even a special term known as K-beauty which is used to describe famous Korean skincare products and tricks. Often unexpected, surprising, and even weird for the rest of the world (like using bird nests as a beauty ingredient), these products have proven efficacy and help Korean women (and men) look amazingly young. beauty, skincare, beauty
We at Smashingabs.com have prepared a short guide to the most popular and unusual beauty products they use in South Korea.
1. Silkworm cocoons as natural facial cleansers
Cocoons are the casing that silkworms spin, made of raw silk thread. Strange as it may seem, they are now widely used in K-beauty for skin exfoliation and cleansing as they contain powder proteins and have a gentle, yet visible effect.
2. Good news: They finally found a healthy way to use red wine!
Beauty products with red wine are a real trend this year. Red wine is said to be extremely rich in antioxidants and has great anti-aging and hydrating properties. This ingredient can now be found in masks, creams, essences and even lip tints.
3. Rubber masks instead of the more familiar sheet masks
Rubber masks do not pull moisture out of the skin when drying (as compared to traditional sheet ones) and they’re said to have unbeatable properties when mixed with boosting products like an essence or a serum.
4. Bubble clay masks are cute, unusual, and effective.
The trick of these masks is that when contacting the air, they produce oxygen bubbles, which increases blood circulation and makes your skin feel much fresher and brighter. And of course, it’s extremely fun watching your face turn into a bubbly-looking cloud!