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4 Popular Korean Skincare Ingredients, and What They Can Do

By Alyana Olivar for Belo Medical Group on February 18, 2021

Korean skincare has taken over vanities and bathroom counters around the world. If you look closely, terms like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and more are always mentioned in the ingredients list of these products. But do you know exactly what these ingredients really do for your skin? We break down the multiple benefits of some of the most popular Korean skincare ingredients and where you can find them in Belo products below.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that’s naturally produced by our skin. It mainly acts as a magnet for moisture to help your skin cells retain as much of it as possible, keeping these cells plump and hydrated. When skin is hydrated, signs of ageing liked fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. There’s also evidence that hyaluronic acid has antioxidant properties, so it can also protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution.

You can find it in: FillMed HAB5 Hydra Serum and FillMed Hyaluronic Youth Mask.

Snail mucin

Snail mucin is a common Korean skincare ingredient, mainly because it offers a lot of benefits! First, it’s a moisturizer that can lock in moisture and block irritants from settling in the skin. Snail mucin also helps stimulate collagen production, which promotes skin cell regeneration for perkier, tighter, and smoother skin. It has soothing properties because it also contains allantoin, a healing ingredient. Snail mucin is also rich in vitamins and minerals like zinc, manganese, peptides, and vitamins A and E which are all good for your complexion.

You can find it in: the Belo Illuminating Soap, which is also in our Belo Illuminating System.

Green tea

Green tea is not just a lovely drink, it’s also super good for your skin too. Green tea is a polyphenol-rich antioxidant, meaning it helps neutralize the external factors that speed up skin aging and damage like UV radiation and pollution. Not only does it soothe and protect your skin, but it can also help reduce sebum protection so you’re less oily throughout the day. Plus, its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits are also good for acne and other conditions like eczema and rosacea.

You can find it in: the ZO Exfoliation Accelerator.

Niacinamide

Lastly, there’s niacinamide. A form of Vitamin B3 called nicotinamide, this restorative skincare ingredient is highly effective in improving the skin inside out. It hydrates and brightens the skin as well as stabilizes the skin barrier function. In addition to that, it also stimulates keratin and ceramide production that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier. It’s not naturally produced by the body, so we need to ingest or apply it topically to receive its numerous perks – hence, why it’s such a popular skincare ingredient.

You can find it in: the FillMed Micellar Water and the ZO Body Emulsion.

Now that you’re more informed of the true benefits of these Korean skincare ingredients, which one will you be adding to your skincare routine? If you want an expert opinion on the right skincare routine for you, you can always book an online consultation with our Belo doctors.

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