Hi All! I know I’ve been procrastinating on my blog lately, which I admittedly aware of. I had a lot of thoughts occupying my mind but can’t seem to grasp the appropriate words. Anyways, I’m so glad to be back in my old self again and upon that week of brain hibernation, I did a lot of my reading stuffs and I had one focal interest.The water-less skincare from Korea being one up-manship.
I have a deep admiration on how Koreans treat their beauty and skincare with such devotion. Just last year, Charlotte Cho had introduced to the west The 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine. The renowned owner of SoKo Glam looks thoroughly for the best Korean products out in the market and curates them for better recommendation. Her vast Korean knowledge is selflessly shared for the modern woman to conform to.Undoubtedly, Koreans are far more advance than of the westerns when it comes to skincare and make up technology. Marie Claire would attest to this claiming that Koreans are 12 years ahead compared to US when it comes to skin care technology. The coming of BB Creams, and Essences are just a few of their contributions just the past year when in fact this has already been in their skin care regimes for ages. And what I love about Korean cosmetics is their use of all natural products. Snail Creams, Bamboo Essence, Jeju line of skin care just to name a few. The west might think this as some kind of crazy to use but it is a common fact for Koreans to treat their skin with care so only the gentlest ingredients are acceptable. Even washing of their faces or applying essences has this certain motion that they follow and not of the harsh type that we are accustom to. They believe that beauty is an investment. At a very young age, women are geared to love and take care of their self, their whole being for they believe this would lead them to a successful future. The ageless, dewy and vibrant looking Korean skin is the living proof. Such demands and customs only made them ahead of their league. So when I read that there are now a release of water less skin care products in the market, my skepticism raised. I know for a fact that water is very essential to our well being. It is a common knowledge that water is synonymous to hydration. And Korean skin is a look of total hydration. This indeed is just a big 360 turn. Just imagine the effectivity of this products if water has been extracted. But Christine Chang of Glow Recipe further explains that
When water disappears from the ingredients list, botanical extracts and oils are used as the base instead. “These extracts and oils are full of vitamins and antioxidants that work to penetrate each layer of your skin more intensely in order to repair damaged skin, hydrate and revitalize your complexion, and fortify the protective barriers on the skin meant to prevent further damage and faster aging,”
Water hydrates our skin, but this notion isn’t quite the same on skin care products with water as an active ingredient. The water strips off the purity of the active ingredients used to target certain skin concerns. With this big leap, skin care products would be now of their pure form or should i say more adhering to the FDA standards of not using too much chemicals.
Though it’s not as close as the 10 steps, slowly I’ve been incorporating some to my skin care regime. From 3, I now turned into 6. I have injected the masks, exfoliation and eye cream. I still yet have to try looking for a good essence brand. I’ll share my thoughts into it as soon as I find one since essence is the heart of this regime intrigues me. As for the water less, sooner one of my favorite Korean brand would unveil one so I might as well wait and see. Have you ever tried following the 10 steps regime? I would be delighted to share some thoughts with you.
Have a nice week ahead!