Korean Skincare Trends Taking Over The US Beauty Industry


Have you ever wondered how generations of Korean women have defied the natural laws of physics with their seemingly ageless skin? Sure, it has a lot to do with genetics, but there are definitely skincare rituals in place that aid in their eternally youthful glow. We've already seen Korean beauty innovations take the market by storm; just consider the BB Cream phenomena, which originated in Korea. It first arrived stateside in 2011, taking the beauty industry by storm and since then, Korea's skincare secrets have been at the forefront of the skincare industry's trend forecasting here in the US. With generations worth of tips and tricks for keeping the skin looking youthful and glowing, it's no wonder Korean beauty was a top ethnic beauty search term in GoogleSearches in 2014. Take a look at some of the most popular Korean skincare items that have already landed in the states and the must-haves that will undoubtedly be arriving at your favorite beauty counter in no time! Get the scoop from Christine Chang of Korean beauty e-commerce hub glowrecipe.com and be sure to take note and stock up on all these miracle working skincare essentials!

Next Generation Sheet Masks

"Seoulites have long moved passed cotton and paper sheet masks to new textures with less irritation, better adherence and where the actual sheet mask itself is made of skin beneficial ingredients."

Try these:

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask


Sulwhasoo 'Snowise EX' Brightening Mask


Glow Recipe Bestseller: Organic Seal Kelp Facial Mask



A new category of lightweight treatments that range in textures from a toner to a serum and are infinitely layerable.

Try these:

SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essences 


Diorsnow Globas Transparency Essence


Glow Recipe Bestseller: Leejiham Tee Tree 90 Essence



Concentrated, targeted treatments that function as a booster for your skin, like a 'skincare bootcamp' to jolt skin back into shape.

Try these:

Sulwhasoo Herblinic Restorative Ampoules


AmorePacific Time Response Intensive Renewal Ampoule


Glow Recipe Bestseller: Leejiham Vita Propolis Ampoule


CC Cushions

The new multi-tasker that hydrates like a fine mist, offers naturally radiant coverage and has SPF 50

Try these: Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact


AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact

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Christine's Upcoming Trend Alert

For new trends in skincare, we see an increasing amount of products that are fermented (which helps to improve absorption and ingredient potency) as well as waterless skincare products that have replaced water - often used as a filler ingredient - with concentrated botanical actives.

Try these:

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Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask



Original story found on FORBES by Sarah Boyd.