New Korean skincare products [February 2021 – Week 3]
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 – Signia Luminesource Radiance Firming Serum
Amorepacific’s contemporary luxury beauty brand Hera launched “Signia Luminesource Radiance Firming Serum“, a new anti-aging serum designed to improve skin’s firmness and radiance.
The serum represents the latest addition to the brand’s Signia line, a skincare range that embodies the essence of Hera’s signature Advanced Cell Science™ technology.
The “Signia Lumnesource Radiance Firming Serum” revives dull and stiff skin thanks to a blend of 2.4 million narcissus plant cells. Narcissus bulbs are known to survive even the coldest winters, so much so that they’re sometimes referred to as 설중화 (Snow Flowers) in Korean. To preserve and enhance this enduring vitality, Hera carefully extracted flowers, leaves and roots of narcissus plants creating a powerful formula that helps awaken the energy within the skin.
In addition, the serum was enriched with extracts of three shining jewels – diamonds of Mughal queens, gold favored by Cleopatra and black pearls from the ocean. These jewels work in synergy to provide natural dewy glow to the skin.
D’Alba – White Truffle 92% Advanced Ampoule
“White Truffle 92% Advanced Ampoule” is the latest product by Italian-inspired Korean beauty brand d’Alba.
The ampoule contains 92% Italian White Truffle, an ingredient with proven antioxidant and anti-aging properties. In particular, Troferol™, d’Alba’s signature compound made of white truffle and tocopherol, was confirmed to improve skin elasticity through a series of independent clinical trials conducted by the Korean Institute of Dermatological Sciences in 2020.
The ampoule has a hypoallergenic, highly-concentrated formula without any synthetic fragrance or artificial colours.
Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask EX
Laneige unveiled a new, improved version of their bestselling “Lip Sleeping Mask”.
Like its predecessor, “Lip Sleeping Mask EX” is treatment mask that hydrates, softens and smooths lips overnight. The new formula was enriched with Coconut Oil and Berry Fruit Complex, a blend of pomegranate juice, grape juice and raspberry juice, which keeps lips healthy and supple thanks to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants.
The product is available in four scents: Berry, Apple Lime, Grapefruit and Mint Choco.
Primera – Miracle Seed Essence
Amorepacific’s clean beauty brand Primera relaunched their bestselling “Miracle Seed Essence” with a new, improved formula.
The new essence was reformulated to enhance its antioxidant properties, with a higher concentration of ingredients that help strengthen the skin’s natural defenses and protect it from external aggressors.
The key ingredient of the “Miracle Seed Essence” is Lotus Seed Activator™, a trademarked complex made of Lotus Seed Polyphenols, natural compounds with high anti-oxidative activity.
Additionally, the formula was also enriched with Sugar Fluid to infuse skin with moisture, and a Vitamin Complex to keep skin healthy and radiant.
The product was formulated without parabens, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, synthetic colorants, fragrances, polyacrylamides, imidazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine, silicone oil, or PEG surfactants.
Through the human clinical trials, it was confirmed that “Miracle Seed Essence” provides 7 different improvements to the skin, including improved absorption ability, rapid hydration, and improved skin tone. The essence passed skin irritation tests and is suitable for sensitive skin.