It’s a somewhat sad reality that as we age, fine lines start to creep in and skin starts to lose its elasticity. So we need to start to focus on how to treat and prevent these issues as soon as possible! Here, we’ve mapped out the anti-aging Korean skin care product guide.
Thankfully, Korean skin care companies listen carefully to anti-aging requests and there’s a bunch of products that specifically treat aging skin concerns. But, sometimes, it can be a mystery as to where to start. What ingredients should you be using and what new kinds of products should you incorporate into your routine?
Here’s a basic routine that lays out general products that everyone should be using. Once you’ve discovered what kind of products are best for your specific concerns, you can fine tune your routine and test different ones to find the one that’s perfect for you.
To deep clean:
People often regard cleansing as the one step where the product they use doesn’t really matter because it’s only on your skin for a few seconds, but that’s the wrong way to think. To seriously hydrate skin, you should make sure to use a cleanser that’s extra nourishing, like the Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick.
This cleansing stick is formulated with over 13 natural oils meant to deeply moisturize the skin, and it’s packed with green tea—a powerful antioxidant that’s incredibly effective at fighting the signs of aging. Quick tip: If you’re on the go, this can also double as a two-in-one oil cleanser and foaming cleanser. So no more excuses when you’re tired and don’t want to take your makeup off at the end of the day!
To fortify your skin’s barrier: Klavuu White Pearlsation Revitalizing Pearl Treatment Toner
It’s always important—especially at an older age— to use a toner to help balance your skin’s pH and to keep your skin’s barrier strong.
The Klavuu White Pearlsation Revitalizing Pearl Treatment Toner is a milky toner enriched with pearl extract and kelp, which add an immense boost of hydration. A toner with moisturizing ingredients is important for aging skin as moisture loss plays a key factor in the rate at which our skin ages. This one will keep skin properly hydrated so it exudes a more youthful and radiant glow.
The Neogen Code 9 Lemon Green Caviar Essence and Tox Tightening Pack is a set of exfoliating pads that allow you to add essence to them when you want to use it. This ensures that the essence is super fresh when you apply it, allowing it to work to its full potential.
The essence in this tightening pack is filled with Vitamin C from lemon fruit extract, as well as niacinamide and antioxidant-rich caviar. All these ingredients work together to exfoliate, brighten, protect, and nourish the skin. The caviar is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which moisturize and renew the skin. This exfoliator will help renew dull skin and attack the signs of aging at their source.
To improve elasticity: Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Blue Essence
The Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Blue Essence is one of our newly curated products that’s packed with fermented Betula Japonica juice and resveratrol, an ingredient derived from the skins of grapes that works to protect the skin against free radicals and improve its overall elasticity.
It’s truly a star anti-aging ingredient because it also helps to calm sensitive and irritated skin, and it protects against environmental damage!
To lift under-eye circles: Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye
Eyes are one of the first places we can see signs of aging, so it’s really important to protect this area every single day. The Erborian Ginseng Infusion Total Eye has—you guessed it—ginseng, which works to “wake up” the skin by hydrating and brightening the delicate area.
As your retinol: MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule
Retinol (vitamin A) is hailed as one of the best anti-aging ingredients for its ability to deeply exfoliate and remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin and dull the appearance of fine lines.
The Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule contains a bit of retinol, so it’s great for anyone who’s introducing it to their routine it for the first time. It’s packed with Bifida Ferment Lysate, a fermented yeast that visibly reduces signs of aging and works to improve skin elasticity for firmer and more youthful skin. Bonus: This ampoule is also known as a dupe for the high-end Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair.
To treat dark spots: Skinfood Yuja Water C Whitening Ampoule
The Skinfood Yuja Water C Whitening Ampoule contains yuja—an East Asian citrus fruit known for its skin brightening properties. It helps to reduce hyperpigmention and increase collagen production. This is the product you want to use to prevent and treat age spots!
As your multi-purpose moisturizer: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream
As you age, a simple moisturizer that only hydrates won’t cut it. You need to upgrade to a moisturizer that includes ingredients that do more for your skin.
The Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream has 64 percent snail mucin, which is great at firming and tightening the skin, increasing collagen production, fading acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and of course, hydrating the skin. It also has bee venom, which is made up of enzymes, peptides, and amino acids that work to diminish the appearance of fine lines and refine overall skin texture.
As your daily sunscreen: Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen
SPF is the most important thing in any anti-aging skin care product guide! Even if it’s in the winter and the sun is completely covered by clouds, SPF is always necessary as UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through clouds and are the main source of wrinkles. Without taking the proper precautions, you’ll start to see age spots and fine lines way sooner than you should.
The Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen helps protect you against those harmful rays, and because of its rose, honey, and raspberry extracts, it also helps to add another layer of moisture to the skin, protecting you even further from unnecessary signs of aging.