Go Au Natural With Korean Skincare

By Brooke Henderson

If you are what you eat, what does that mean for your skin? Give your skin a break from harsh chemicals with these au natural beauty products taking over the Korean skincare market.


Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence by COSRX

Beauty gurus from even the deepest Reddit threads sing this product praises. Made with 96 percent (who would have guessed?) snail secretion filtrate, this lotion is the “snailiest” of all snail products. Studies show that the ingredient helps prevent acne scarring and even improves sun damage. Want deep hydration and protection for your skin? Embrace the goo.


Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence by COSRX is made with 96 percent snail secretion filtrate. (Photo by Brooke Henderson)


Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist by Missha

A Korean skincare icon, this watery lotion uses 90 fermented yeast to quickly even skin tone and retain moisture. Fermented yeast extract makes skin more porous, preparing it to absorb the ingredients in the next step of your skincare routine. Have dry skin? According to Missha’s website, the First Treatment Essence is clinically proven to increase your skin’s hydration levels by 142 percent.


Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel by Benton

All hail the dynamic duo, aloe vera and bee propolis! While aloe vera works to soothe and absorb excess oil, bee propolis fights acne-causing bacteria to speed up your skin’s recover process. As soon as it touches your face, the 80 percent aloe vera cools hot, irritated skin and reduces inflammation so that no one can tell you forgot to wear sunscreen … again.


Red Ginseng Mask Sheet by Baroness

This traditional Asian herb’s claim to fame is its ability to revive tired skin. Used in herbal medicine to boost skin-firming collagen, this antioxidant and stimulant brightens skin and prevents aging. Set aside 20 minutes to soak all of red ginseng’s goodness into your skin and say goodbye to dark circles.

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