Recently, Korea has become the centre of attention for many people, starting from its movies, food and drink, fashion and also skin care. Those make people be obsessed and one of those things that attract people is the bright and glowing appearance of Korean facial skin, then make people want to have bright and glowing skin so people wonder what kind of skin care Korean always wear.
So, what’s make the facial skin of Korean bright?
Do you want to have a popular skin care that always applied by Korean oppa?
“Huh, but it’s too expensive, so it is impossible to have a bright skin like Korean” ☹
You all guys must think that way, but here I have the solution.
We can have a bright skin as Korean without buy the Korean product. We can use the local product by choosing the same ingredients as Korean products which are expensive. Then, the solution is to find out the popular skin care Korean product and then, find out the ingredients contained in Korean product, and we look for the same ingredients contained in local products.
Now, let’s list the popular Korean skin care product and look for local versions of products to save our money and in a same time we support Indonesian product. So, here are the popular Korean product in South Korea.
Popular Skin Care Korean product
According to Lifestyle Asia the most popular skin care applied by Korean are:
MEDIHEAL Official Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Mask
Although main function of Mediheal Mask Tea Tree is to remove dark spots but, it can brighten your skin.
Green Tea Seed Serum
Innisfree Green Tea serum like his product name that the basic ingredient is green tea that can brightening facial skin. Then, the brand ambassador of Innisfree is Lee Min Ho! and he also applied the product.
NMF Aquaring mask
The basic ingredients of the mask are water, butylene Glycol, hyaluronic acid that can moisture and brightening the skin. Hyun bin applied the mask and be the ambassador of the product.
CNP Propolis Energy Ampule
Propolis is the basic ingredients of CNP Propolis Energy Ampule that can help brightening facial skin and it becomes a mainstay product for IU, South Korean Singer.
Some by Mi Yuja Niacin Toner
Yuja niacin was made from Yuca orange that contains vitamin C and niacinamide that can make facial skin brighter.
- Some by Mi Snail Truecica
Snail Truecica cream use the snail slime as the main ingredients. It can help to brighten hyperpigmentation.
Ingredients Commonly Used in those Korean Product
After we know the popular Korean skin care product that usually applied by Korean so, now let’s know the ingredient contains on those products deeper. Here I will explain what ingredients are usually used and its benefit, skin care tips, and recommendations product.
- Vitamin C
Indeed, vitamin C can brighten the skin as stated by dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD, the dermatologist in New York, United States that it has the most effective antioxidant for use topically on the skin.
However, he also stated for those who have dry skin types, avoid using vitamin c with citric acid because it will make your skin dry, which will damage your skin.
Niacinamide contains B3 that also can lighten facial skin too. Did you know, not only brightens but niacinamide also improves skin that helps the redness of acne. So, this material is suitable for those of you who want skin as bright as Korean Oppa.
Dr. Dian said that using niacinamide can lightening, anti-aging, and prevent acne. enough with 2% concentration of niacinamide can reduce sebum, but the higher the concentration does not guarantee the better results. So, for brightening your skin, look for 5% niacinamide concentration.
Hence, the concentration should not be more than 20% because it will damage the skin and eyes, said dr. Dian as a dermatologist.
Then, be careful not to mix niacinamide with retinol and hydroxy because it will damage your skin too. for more information usually, niacinamide found in a toner.
- Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid has many benefits for facial skin, one of it is keeping the skin moisturised. Also, dermatologists agree that the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid will have a better result but, enough with only 1% concentration for the sensitive skin. hyaluronic acid can be found in Moisturizer, cream, sheets mask and facial serum.
- Green tea
Green tea can calm the skin, reduce redness, anti-inflammatory, and can help face aging. A study find that green tea can reduce the melanoma.
There are some products like face masks, moisturizers, facial wash, and creams that use green tea as the main ingredient.
Propolis is an ingredient found in bees. It is not honey but bee sap. Just as honey, propolis has many benefits. Propolis which has some benefits for the face. It can regenerate the dead skin cells, so it will bring out a new skin that brighter than before.
- Snail mucin
Snail mucin is lender snail that now has become popular for facial skin care. Snail mucin can brighter hyperpigmentation, moisturize, disguise eye bags, anti-aging, heal and remove acne scars.
Tips Applying Skin Care
Applying skin care need some tips and trick to absorb well to the skin and speed up the result. Here are some tipsaccording to New York Times.
- Before apply the product, you should clean your skin properly. You can move your finger when washing and rub your face gently. After that, if you have applied make up, clean with micellar.
- After wash your skin, Apply a toner. By applying a toner will help to dry your skin if the skin type is oily skin.
- Then, apply a serum
- After that, adjust a cream
- Last, apply the skin care regularly
Then other skin care applied tips from BTS member that quoted from Showbiz Cheat Sheet as follow:
- Morning skin care routine: Toner and Face cream
- Night skin care routine: toner, essence, acne care, lotion, cream
Local Brand Recommendation
Now here are some recommendation skin cares that contain those ingredients such as in Korean product.
Cream: Wardah Lightening Cream
Wardah Lightening Cream Contains niacinamide also non-alcoholic cream. the above product is a set, there are serum, facial wash, toner, and mask. so, you can buy it in a set.
Toner: Pond’s Bright Beauty Perfect Potion Essence
Pond’s Bright Beauty Perfect Potion Essence is a toner that contains niacinamide, and it can moisture your skin.
Serum: Safi Age Defy Youth Elixir
Safi Age Defy Youth Elixir is a serum that contains propolis and gold that can help to brighten facial skin and maintain skin elasticity and I recommend this because it has been through clinical trial.
Facial wash: Wardah C Defence
Wardah C Defence is a facial wash that contain vitamin C, so it can make the skin brighter.
Sheet mask: Garnier Serum Mask Hydra Bomb
Sheet Mask that contains hyaluronic acid, and it can make your skin more hydrated and prevent from skin damage.
However, those skin care should support with supplement and nutrition to have a perfect result;
It turns out that the foods and drinks consumed and sleep schedule also can affect human skin. So here are some lists of foods or drinks that are good for brightening the skin
Water is like a basic of human body. the body should not be dehydrated because it will affect the appearance of the skin as well as the health of the body. The effect on the skin is the skin becomes dry and easily dull.
That’s why we have to take care of the skin from the inside as well, not only from the outside.
Human body need nutrition also the skin. by consuming the fruit that contain nutrition it will help your skin healthy. But you need consuming fruits regularly because it is not instant to see the result.
As important as fruits, vegetables can also support skin health with the nutrients and nutrients found in vegetables.
- Have enough sleep
Sleep schedule and length of sleep also affect the condition and the appearance of our skin. If you don’t have enough sleep, it will cause your facial skin to become dull, as stated by dermatologist Dr. Nessya Dwi Setyorini, Sp.DV that having enough sleep will brighten your face. It is because has the potential to inhibit skin regeneration at night, so quality sleep is important for our facial skin.
So, for maximum application of skin care and brighten skin as bright as Korean, you guys need to apply the right skin care that suits your skin types and consuming the nutrition food and drink and have a quality sleep. Then consider several ways to apply the skin care product to your face so it will give the best result. So, good luck and patiently waiting for the results!!!