Korean skincare products are specially designed to treat skin conditions and concerns. Today, we are going to clear up the confusion and let you know exactly what to look for in your skincare regimen. At lluillui, we want Korean skincare to be easy and accessible for everyone! Skincare can be a tricky thing to navigate. It may seem hard to keep up with what you should and should not be using on your skin. So, we are creating a skincare ingredient guide series! Also, this is the second part of the series, to keep it simple and easy to navigate it will be in alphabetical order. The first installment contains skincare ingredient glossary terms A-B. Click here if you missed the first part.

 

SKINCARE INGREDIENT GLOSSARY GUIDE

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CALENDULA: Calendula oil is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers. Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. That makes it effective for healing wounds, soothing eczema, and more.

A mildly acidic cleansing water that removes makeup and impurities without irritation, leaving moisturized skin in its wake. This is the ideal cleanser for sensitive skin. It maintains the skins’ pH level and protects the skin barrier. The Papa Recipe Eggplant Cleansing water is a gentle and effective cleanser.

 

 

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA): Also known as green tea extract! It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In addition to its antibacterial and UV protection properties. Green tea extract is all around a great ingredient for skincare. And it has a vast amount of healing properties. “Green Tea Extract helps diminish the signs of aging, calms irritation, evens out discoloration, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, soothes redness and swelling, repairs damage exfoliates, decreases the appearance and occurrence of blackheads…” New Directions Aromatics Blog 

Product Recommendation: Keep Cool Soothe Intensive Calming Mask

This mask is perfect for soothing skin trouble and sensitive skin. The Keep Cool Soothe Intensive Calming Mask provides hydration and reduces redness. Also, the mask is made with 99% natural material that softly embraces skin with a silk-like texture. Making this the perfect mask for sensitive skin. 

 

CENTELLA ASIATICA: Centella asiatica is a medicinal herb. It is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals. This ingredient strengthens the skin giving it more elasticity. 

Product Recommendation: DR. G R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream

With Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside, the skin will feel soothed, bright and soft. Centella Asiatica is widely known as a traditional herbal ointment. So, this cream is ideal for sensitive or blemish-prone skin. Itching and redness will be a thing of the past! This cream has a gel consistency perfect for Summer skincare. Check out this blog post for more gel skincare products!

 

CERAMIDES:Ceramides are lipids that help form the skin's barrier and help skin retain moisture. Ceramides also help the skin protect against environmental aggressors like irritants and pollution. Without the proper ratio of ceramides, the skin's barrier can become compromised, leading to dryness, itching, and irritation.” CeraVe

Product Recommendation: Mamonde Ceramide Light Cream

This cream provides long-lasting hydration and helps fortify the skin moisture barrier. The Lipid Networking System technology delivers a non-sticky, moist formula. So it gently adheres and forms a comforting moisture barrier that feels no different from your very own skin. Overall, this cream is ideal for all skin types.

 

COLLAGEN: Collagen is a protein that makes skin elastic and has a healthy, wrinkle-free appearance. As you age, your body produces less collagen. This leads to dry skin and the forming of wrinkles. 

Product Recommendation: Ashe7 Rose Peptide Collagen Eye Cream

A luxurious hydrating eye cream that firms and smooths your under-eye area. Collagen helps to increase skin regeneration and prevents aging by improving skin elasticity.

 

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VITAMIN E: According to Helathline, Vitamin E (also known as tocopherol) is a “powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in the skin. Apply Vitamin E topically to help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.”

Product Recommendation: Hanyul Yuja Sleeping Mask

 

This sleeping mask is a deeply moisturizing and nourishing treatment. Also, it heals skin fatigue so you can wake up with a hydrated and smooth complexion. 

 

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FOLIC ACID: Folic acid is also known as vitamin B9. It plays a vital role in helping to maintain the skin's natural beauty. Folic Acid is an essential B vitamin for cell production and tissue growth. These are critical processes for healthy and radiant skin.

Product Recommendation: ARVERA Repair Lab Cream

ARVERA Repair Lab Cream, the latest repair lab cream, helps to whiten, reduces freckles, and improves wrinkle, elasticity, and skin regeneration. This cream provides hydration and soothes irritation. Lastly, it is a lightweight cream ideal for dry and oily skin types. 

 

Lluillui’s K-Beauty Mission

At lluillui, we strive to use only the best and most effective products. It is our goal to educate people so they can make informed choices. K-Beauty is all about natural and scientifically proven ingredients and formulas. This ensures long-term results instead of quick and short-term fixes. Hope this skincare glossary makes navigating K-Beauty a little bit easier. The skincare ingredients we use are crucial to overall skin health. This is just the second installment. Click here to check out skincare ingredient glossary terms A-B. And check back soon for the third installment!