BY JESSICA REDWINE
Asian skincare is a growing trend around the world. Online companies as well as brick and mortar stores continue to pop-up, selling Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese products globally. What makes Asian skincare special? A focus on hard-hitting ingredients and a customizable approach to skin. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for your skin, and Korean skincare especially uses a number of single, powerful solutions rather than one mediocre one.
In the Korean skincare routine, you’ll find upwards of 10 steps that are each customized to your wants and needs for your skin. Have acne troubles? Look for alpha hydroxy acids. Need moisture? Look for hyaluronic acid. Each step in the routine is unique for the individual to highlight and troubleshoot skin problems. Each step focuses on a different ingredient for a different benefit.
One key ingredient in asian skincare is vitamin C. Vitamin C is a mild acid known for brightening the skin. It’s great for reducing scarring, providing mild exfoliation, and evening the tone of skin. It aids in reducing the post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation caused by acne.