Ingredients to Use
Ingredients to use in the treatment room as well as when prescribing homecare are changing all of the time. Right now some of the hottest ingredients to embrace are below:
The ingredient: Yuza (also known as yuzu in Japan) is a citrus fruit grown mainly in Asia, and has a very high concentration of vitamin C. The citrus extract not only helps brighten your skin and protect it from signs of premature aging, but it also has an invigorating natural scent that will perk you up every single time you use it.
The ingredient: Put some extra TLC into your skin care routine with hydrating birch juice. Birch juice is being called the next coconut water for the skin thanks to its abundance of amino acids, sugars, and minerals. Tapped directly from birch trees, it helps your skin to retain moisture and maintain a positive oil-moisture balance. And it has increasingly been replacing water in many Korean beauty products.
The ingredient: Your favorite natural humectant, honey, just got an upgrade! Korean brands are doubling down on honey by focusing on fermented or aged honey in their skin care products. It is different from regular honey because it goes through a 60-day fermentation process after being secreted by worker bees. Royal honey has less water filler and more vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which gives your skin an extra dose of nourishment and hydration.
The ingredient: The benefit of a water-based mask formulated with bamboo sap is compelling because this ingredient has been known and used in Korea for its medicinal properties to heal skin for centuries. Bamboo not only has a natural way of mimicking the skin’s natural moisture, but also acts as a humectant by drawing moisture to the skin and instantly plumping it up.
The Ingredient: This component of vitamin B3 “has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis. It also has a growing reputation for being able to lighten skin discolorations and reduce acne.