3 Exotic Ingredients in Korean Skin Care

[BENTON]_Snail_Bee_High_Content_Lotion-titleWe already know that Korean women takes their skin care regime very seriously with their 10-step skin care routine. Did you also know that their approach to skin care differs not only in the routine but in the very ingredients? Typical Korean skin care products contain a wide array of natural and exotic ingredients to maintain healthy skin. Today, we are going to explore these exotic ingredients…

 

 

1. Snail Cream

A key ingredient in many Korean skin care products is snail slime. The use of snail slime to improve skin dates back to ancient Greece.

Snail slime has high levels of mucin, which is a compound containing proteins, glycolic acids and hyaluronic acid. These compounds in snail cream products are believed to reduce fine line and wrinkles, and help to stimulate the production of elastic and collagen.

2. Syn-ake products

Syn-ake products are actually made of synthetic material that is similar to a peptide that may be found in the venom of a Temple Viper. Syna-ke helps to get ride of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles that causes them (this is an alternative version of what we know as Botox in the U.S). Syn-ake is usually found in facial serums in Korean skin care products. Given its popularity, this compound can also be found in facial moisturizers and toners.

3. Bee Venom

In Korean skin care, bee venom has the same properties as syn-ake. Bee venom is typically an ingredient in creams and moisturizers. Because the venom can immediately tear down cell membranes, causing the body to react by increasing the blood circulation to the area and triggering a defensive increase in collagen production, any Korean skin care enthusiasts are encourages only to use a small amount of the cream first to prevent serious reaction.

If you have heard or come across any other exotic ingredients used in other skin care products, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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