The K-beauty trend has gained immense popularity worldwide for its unique approach to skincare and makeup
Sheet masks, BB creams, and cushion compacts have taken the beauty world by storm, and women all over the world are eager to get their hands on the latest K-beauty products.
The Korean Wave
K-beauty is known for its focus on achieving healthy, radiant skin through a multi-step skincare routine and innovative product formulations. This trend is an ever-evolving one that remains pivotal to harnessing the benefits and achieving a visage that epitomizes the essence of glass-like perfection.
A full range of skincare from sheet masks to moisturizers and toners apart from sleeping masks, lip sleeping masks, lip balms, sunscreens etc. are now available in India. The Korean beauty approach focuses on a regular skincare routine. “The objective is ‘prevention’ and ‘protection’ rather than reactive treatment. K-Beauty is not about solving problems overnight. It is a regime to ensure healthy skin and prevent or reduce the occurrence of skin issues. The Korean skincare routine is a 10-step skincare process to achieve healthy, glowing skin; what Koreans refer to as glass skin,” says a spokesperson from Quench Botanics. Ultimately, the Korean skincare philosophy revolves around cultivating a luminous complexion by addressing individual needs through a blend of tradition and cutting-edge advancements, making it a globally admired approach to skincare.
The Korean skincare approach is renowned for its meticulous and innovative regimen that prioritizes achieving radiant and healthy skin. Central to this approach is a multi-step routine that emphasizes on prevention and treatment.
“It typically involves cleansing, exfoliating, toning, treating specific skin concerns, moisturizing, and applying sun protection. What sets Korean skincare apart is its commitment to innovation, consistently introducing fresh products and methods to tackle a wide range of skin concerns. From sheet masks infused with unique ingredients to serums containing advanced actives, the focus on innovation ensures that the latest breakthroughs are accessible to enthusiasts.” says Mini Sood Banerjee, Assistant Director & Head of Marketing and Training, AmorePacific Group
Korean skincare strongly emphasizes on innovation which is driven by a desire to continually enhance the quality of products and provide cutting-edge solutions for evolving skin issues. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Korean skincare brands can offer customers the latest and most effective products and techniques, ensuring optimal results and customer satisfaction.
Ingredients play a pivotal role in skincare and the Korean beauty industry has been quite innovative with blending organic ingredients with science and technology. One such ingredient is hyaluronic acid, renowned for its anti-ageing and healing properties. Another trendy component is niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that addresses various skin concerns, from reducing redness and pore appearance to regulating oil production. “Korean Beauty usually uses natural or organic ingredients that are less harsh on the skin. Ingredients like volcanic cluster, green tea, blue hyaluronic acid, ginseng and many more ingredients are in demand in India. Korean beauty products are in high demand in South Korea, leading to their increasing market share,” adds Banerjee.
“Today in India we have Korean products available in all skincare categories. We are looking at the advent of Korean hair care and facials/ clinical treatments in India in the next few years. Koreans believe prevention is better than cure. Skincare is a habit in Korea,” concludes Netijyata Mahendru, Founder, Broadcast Beauty Consultancy.
Korean beauty has captivated the global beauty industry with its innovative and holistic approach to skincare and makeup. “What sets K-beauty apart is its emphasis on achieving a radiant complexion through a multi-step skincare routine that focuses on thorough cleansing, hydration, and targeted treatments. K-beauty has become a global trend due to its use of natural and effective ingredients in skincare and high and premium quality skincare products,” says the spokesperson from Quench Botanics.
K-beauty products often use fermentates, extracts and compounds derived from natural sources to brighten and nourish the skin. The Korean beauty industry emphasizes on superior quality ingredients coupled with ethical manufacturing practices which makes this a super combo ensuring products that show genuine results.