Welcome to the final installment of the skincare ingredient guide! 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. Click here to checkout glossary guides 1-4!

K-Beauty Skincare at lluillui

K-Beauty 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 K-Beauty skincare to be easy and accessible for everyone!


K-Beauty Skincare Glossary


Niacinamide - Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It helps manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles. Also, this skincare ingredient reduces inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Overall, niacinamide brightens skin complexion and smoothes skin texture.  

Recovery cream provides intense care by creating a barrier similar to the skin to moisturize and improve damaged skin. Custom-made formula Skin-sync Rx™, containing ceramide, panthenol, Centella Asiatica extract, and 3 other effective ingredients that improve the skin barrier to strengthen the skin’s own energy.



Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract - Oryza Sativa is a technical term used for rice. Rice extract hydrates the skin and helps it retain moisture. Overall it results in softer and smoother skin. Also, rice bran oil boosts the skin's natural regeneration process. In addition to nourishing skin cells with vitamins and antioxidants.

The 9Wishes Rice Water Sheet Mask is enriched with rice bran water, rice bran extract, honey, and licorice extract. The lightweight mask easily adheres to the skin. This allows for quick absorption of all the nutrients! This mask nourishes the skin while brightening and hydrating skin. 



Papain - According to Dermatocare, “Papaya is one the best fruit for incorporating in your skincare regime because it has an enzyme called papain that is responsible for skin whitening, reducing unwanted hair, exfoliating dead skin, repairing aging skin, etc.”

Product Recommendation: Dewytree AC Control Deep Mask

The AC Control Deep Mask contains a papain enzyme that helps to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.  This mask also contains Tea Tree Leaf Extract, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps treat acne and reduce acne scars. It also improves essence absorption while peppermint has a clearing effect for irritated skin. Overall, this is the perfect cooling mask for summer.


Pearl Extract - The extract of freshwater pearl gives skin an instant youthful, glow. The finely ground powder is rich in nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc. 

Product Recommendation: KeepCool Shine Fixence Mist

Misting is the perfect way to refresh dry skin. The KeepCool Shine Fixence Mist doubles as a mist and an illuminating, makeup-setting spray. This setting spray comes in the form of a gentle mist that moisturizes and brightens, whilst providing a natural glow to dull skin and prolonging the wear of makeup. Your skin will feel cool and hydrated underneath make-up with staying power. Its ingredients pearl and glutathione, which are known to lighten and brighten skin, come together to increase the skin's luminosity.


Propolis - Propolis is the resin bees produce to close any gaps in the honeycomb. Propolis has natural healing capabilities. It is full of antioxidant properties that deeply soothe and smooth damaged skin. Propolis is used in gentle anti-aging skincare formulas for people with red, damaged, inflamed, and acne-prone skin.

  • Product Recommendation: Naturekind Hydromega Hyaluron Cream

Naturekind Hydro Mega Hyaluron Cream is suitable for all skin types. It is dermatologically tested and is free of cruelty, sulfates, parabens, silicones, EU allergens, and alcohol. Containing ceramides, this effective moisturizing cream will protect the skin and lock in moisture where it is most needed. With a non-greasy formula that is quickly absorbed into the skin. The results are soft skin and long-lasting hydration. Hyaluronic acid strengthens the skin’s barrier and protects it from environmental aggressors. The propolis combined with the hyaluronic acid ensures anti-aging effects. This cream reduces pore size and balances the skin.



Rosemary - Rosemary nutrients help to protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it kills bacteria and keeps your pores clean. 

A cream that takes care of wrinkles and improves the elasticity of the skin. 'Lifted Complex' provides powerful antioxidant and moisturizing effects to restore skin elasticity over sagged and exhausted skin.



Snail Secretion Filtrate- Snail filtrate contains hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, antimicrobial, and copper peptides. All of which fight against premature aging. These nutrients help protect a snail's skin from damage, infection, dryness, and UV rays; and they do the same for human skin, too. 

With snail filtrate, honey, and shea butter, this soothing hand cream will leave your hands feeling hydrated and moisturized. After washing or sanitizing your hands, apply a dime-sized amount to the palms and massage thoroughly. Washing and sanitizing your hands frequently is very important right now. Overall, this hand cream will ensure your hands stay soft and moisturized.


Squalane - Squalane or squalene, in skincare prevents wrinkles, scarring, sun damage, and pigmentation. It also provides a boost of hydration for the skin.

A skin barrier improvement solution for oily, sensitive skin. Dr. G's non-sticky, smooth formula is perfect for inflamed skin. This cream will protect your skin from environmental damage, UV radiation, water loss, and allergens. You will be left with soothed and calm skin, ready for the day ahead!



Tea Tree - Tea tree oil is great for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It also calms redness and inflammation. Lastly, it can even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with a smooth and clear complexion.

  • Product Recommendation: Mustus Chlo Gel Cream

Combining the powerful natural green ingredients tea tree oil,  parsley extract, and chlorophyll, this Gel Cream has effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Therefore, it is ideal for aging and oily skin. Lastly, this oil balancing cream will effectively soften and smooth troubled skin.



Ubiquinone - A vitamin-like substance that is naturally made in the body, this antioxidant reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A serum that takes care of wrinkles and improves the elasticity of the skin.  This serum also protects the skin from environmental damage and skin dryness.



Willow Bark - Provides gentle exfoliation, reduces pore size, reduces acne and excess oil.

An effective peeling toner that contains fermented Jeju green barley and white willow bark extract to eliminate dead skin cells and sebum gently. This hypoallergenic formula contains hyaluronic acid which promotes plump, toned, and firm skin for healthy and youthful skin. Willow Bark Extract helps to soothe irritated skin and is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature. 



Zinc Oxide - A mineral in sunscreen that prevents UVA and UVB skin damage.