New Korean skincare products [October 2020 – Week 2]
Given the sheer amount of Korean beauty products launching every month, it’s hard to keep up with what’s new in K-Beauty. To help you navigate the complex world of Korean Beauty, every week I break down the hottest beauty launches coming from Korea.
Unlike with my monthly posts on K-Beauty bestsellers, you won’t find any link to purchase these products as they just became available in Korea.
But without further ado, here are the latest Korean skincare offerings of the week! Don’t forget to check out this week’s make-up launches as well.
Hera Homme – Warm Cool Aftershave line
Hera developed their new Aftershave Line for men who want to recreate the feeling of a barbershop shave at home. The line is composed of two products, a shaving gel called “Warm Up Shave Gel” and a spray toner called “Spray On Aftershave Cooling Toner“.
The “Warm Up Shave Gel” features a self-heating formula that reacts that reacts to the body temperature, generating heat to open the pores and remove any excess oil. The gel also contains hydrating ingredients like panthenol and allantoin long with centella asiatica to soothe the skin from any irritation or redness caused by razor rash.
The “Spray On Aftershave Cooling Toner” on the other hand, is a cooling product that hydrates and rebalances the skin after shaving. It contains panthenol and allantoin like the gel, with the addition of pine needle extract that works to regulate sebum production.
To celebrate the launch of this line, Hera partnered with premium grooming brand Bläk to create an special set containing both products and an exclusive branded razor.
Frudia – Re-proust Essential Blending Hand Cream line
Naturalist brand Frudia launched a line of vegan hand creams called “Re-proust Essential Blending Hand Cream“, which combines the nourishing properties of shea butter with 100% natural essential oils. The line is composed of three different hand creams and they all received a vegan certification from the French organisation EVE (short for Expertise Vegane Europe).
Each cream is characterised by a different combination of essential oils, in particular:
Kim Jeong-Moon Aloe – Cure Aloe Jelly line
Kim Jeong-Moon Aloe, the number 1 manufacturer of Aloe Vera in Korea, launched a new skincare line called “Cure Aloe Refresh”. The line promises to deeply hydrate the skin and restore elasticity thanks to a patented technology that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
The line is composed of 2 products:
Simplica – Blooming Line
The new Blooming line from Simplica was created to support the skin during the changing season. The three products in this line (a toner pad, a face oil and a moisturiser) are formulated to work together as a complete skincare routine for all skin types. The star ingredients of this line are Blue Chamomile Azulene that has soothing properties, along with the patented ingredient Aquazyl which works to deeply hydrate the skin. All products passed numerous skin irritation tests and are suitable for sensitive skin.
Simplica’s Blooming line is composed of 3 products:
The base ingredient of the “Blooming Cica Toner Pad” is Centella Asiatica extract instead of the usual purified water, making the exfoliating pads extra soothing and gentle. The “Blooming Cottonseed Synergy Oil” contains fermented cottonseed oil that nourishes the skin without any tackiness or greasy feeling. Lastly, the “Blooming Propolis Barrier Cream” contains propolis that helps revive and energise tired skin.
Whamisa Fresh – Cactus Inner Skin Moisture Bouncy Serum
Whamisa Fresh is a new subsidiary brand from Whamisa that makes skincare products using only fresh, raw ingredients. Their first product release is the “Cactus Inner Skin Moisture Bouncy Serum“, which contains 99.47% of Opuntia ficus-indica extract, a superfood that is renowned for its high vitamin content. The serum promises to hydrate the skin and protect it against environmental aggressors. The ingredients used in the product were certified organic by Cosmos, the international organisation for natural and organic cosmetics.
Thank You Farmer – Pollu Free™ Cleansing Line
The new “Pollu Free™ Cleansing Line” from Thank You Farmer was created to purify the skin and protect it against free radical damage caused by pollution. All products contain Perilla Leaf Extract, a patented ingredient that protects the skin from formaldehyde and benzopyrene. The Pollu Free™ Cleansing line contains EWG Green Grade ingredients and is suitable for sensitive skin.
The line is composed of two products:
Zaòdam – Acorn Pore line and Green Apple line
Zaòdam is a subsidiary brand owned by Manyo Factory that makes skincare products using only locally-sourced natural ingredients. This week the company launched two new skincare lines: the “Acorn Pore“ line and the “Green Apple” line.
The products in the Acorn Pore line are designed to help with large pores and oily skin. The star ingredients of the line are fresh acorns from Hongcheon, which are famous for their high Tannin content – a natural astringent that tightens the pores and regulates sebum production. The acorns in these products are naturally dried in the sun, ground to a fine powder and fermented for a total of 144 hours. Along with acorn extract, the line also features soothing ingredients like green tea, centella asiatica and bamboo water.
The Acorn Pore line is composed of 3 products:
The products in the Green Apple line were created to provide moisture to dry or dehydrated skin. The main ingredients of the line are green apples, apple juice and apple peels sourced from from Yeongju. Green apples are notoriously rich in polyphenols, natural antioxidants that replenish and revive the skin, as well as repair it from UV damage.
The Green Apple line is composed of 2 products:
Phykology – 5 Hyaluronic Serum
The new “5 Hyaluronic Serum” from Phykology features 5 different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, that range from low, to medium to high. The product contains a total of 10,000 ppm of Hyaluronic Acid along with 86% Extract of Seaweed Stem Extract that work together to hydrate the skin from within. Thanks to its lightweight fragrance-free formula, this serum is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The product received a vegan certification from the British Vegan Society as well as a cruelty-free certification from the American animal rights organization PETA.
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Source: Press releases
Translation: © 2020 Odile Monod