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.
Soon+ – Trouble Expert line
Amorepacific’s first clean derma brand Soon+ launched the “Trouble Expert” line featuring Coriander, an ingredient that effectively relieves dry and rough skin.
“Trouble Expert” is a soothing skincare line designed for people that are experiencing skin concerns due to lifestyle changes related to environmental factors, like season changes or pandemics. The line was formulated using Amorepacific’s exclusive technology to extract the active components of Coriander. In particular, the company only used Coriander grown in a clean environment through a hydroponic system in strictly-managed smart farms.
The “Trouble Expert” line consists of 3 products: “Trouble Expert Treatment Ampoule Drop“, “Trouble Expert Calming Water Essence” and “Trouble Expert Soothing Gel“, for a complete skincare routine.
“Trouble Expert Treatment Ampoule Drop” contains 1% of Coriander Extract and Centella Asiatica. When applied to troubled areas, the product quickly soothes skin and stimulates skin regeneration.
“Trouble Expert Calming Water Essence” is a watery product that contains Coriander Extract and Panthenol, ingredients that effectively soothe and hydrate skin, and can be used every day without irritation.
“Trouble Expert Soothing Gel” is a gel cream that contains Coriander Extract and Madecassoside to hydrate skin and relieve redness.
Trouble Expert Calming Water Essence
Trouble Expert Treatment Ampoule Drop
Trouble Expert Soothing Gel
Sulwhasoo – Bloomstay Vitalising Treatment Essence
Sulwhasoo’s new “Bloomstay Vitalising Treatment Essence” is a hypoallergenic water essence that makes skin both clear and smooth by strengthening skin’s defenses through a triple action: it relieves skin irritated by external stimuli, supports skin barrier function and reduces oxidative damage.
Environmental stress causes skin texture to become rough and skin tone to become dull. To restore skin, which has now become sensitive due to constant external stimulation, it’s necessary to reduce irritation and maintain skin’s health through soothing, barrier support and antioxidant action.
The new “Bloomstay Vitalising Treatment Essence” contains Refining Complex™, Sulwhasoo’s exclusive microbiome solution for sensitive skin. Refining Complex™ is a triple-strengthening solution designed to relieve sensitive skin and developed by Sulwhasoo Heritage & Science Center (SHSC) using a carefully-selected herbal complex to soothe sensitive skin, strengthen skin barrier through biotics, and promote skin health thanks to vitamin C derivatives.
In addition, the product passed hypoallergenic and dermatological tests and is suitable for sensitive skin.
The newly relaunched Bloomstay consists of 4 products: “Bloomstay Vitalising Treatment Essence”, “Bloomstay Vitalizing Serum EX”, “Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream EX”, and “Bloomstay Vitalizing Cream EX”.
Bloomstay Vitalizing Serum EX
Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream EX
Bloomstay Vitalizing Cream EX
Needly – Cicachid line
Needly, a beauty & lifestyle brand, officially launched “Cicachid“, a soothing skincare line with relaxing and refreshing properties that helps restore skin health, when skin is stressed by environmental aggressors.
Needly’s “Cicachid” line is a soothing line created using Needly’s Cicachid complex, a secret recipe made of pure natural leaves of Korean Hinoki cypress, Centella Asiatica and Artemisia Capillaris to effectively soothe skin.
The line consists of 4 products: “Cicachid Chilling Pad“, “Cicachid Soothing Ampoule“, “Cicachid Relif Cream” and “Cicachid Relaxing Mist“.
The “Cicachid Chilling Pad” is a toner pad that soothes skin against various external stimuli. It contains 850,000 ppm of Hinoki Cypress Water and 20,000 ppm of Cicachid, that provide a powerful soothing effect. Through clinical trials, the pad was shown to temporary decrease skin temperature, making it an effective treatment for skin irritated by external stimulation. “Cicachid Chilling Pad” is an eco-friendly product made of 100% certified vegan pure cotton biodegradable fabric.
The “Cicachid Soothing Ampoule” is a lightweight, moisturising and soothing ampoule that is easily absorbed and doesn’t sit on the skin. It quickly quenches tight-feeling skin with a single application, and has a fresh finish without stickiness. In addition, through clinical tests the product was shown to be mildly acidic, hypoallergenic and to support skin barrier function in relation to external stimuli, making the ampoule suitable for sensitive skin.
Cicachid Chilling Pad
Cicachid Soothing Ampoule
Cicachid Relif Cream
Cicachid Relaxing Mist
Hersteller – Little Drops Rebirth Day Ampoule
Vegan beauty brand Hersteller announced the launch of “Little Drops Rebirth Day Ampoule“, a product designed to restore skin elasticity during the dry autumn season.
The new “Little Drops Rebirth Day Ampoule” contains 70.88% of beetroot extract, that effectively improves skin elasticity, along with Litchiderm™, a patented ingredient extracted from Litchi that is rich in vitamins and polyphenols and helps smooth skin texture. The dense, highly-concentrated formula fills in the cracks in rough skin, as well as improve elasticity and skin health at the same time.
Through clinical trials, “Little Drips Rebirth Day Ampoule” was proven to triple skin elasticity and refine skin texture with a 100% satisfaction rate. Plus, it also completed primary skin irritation tests and it’s suitable for sensitive skin.
The ampoule also contains different vegan ingredients like Fusibiome, a vegan microbiome derived from soil full of natural energy, that helps restore skin balance, and it was also formulated using FLEX-some™, a patented technology that improves absorption of active ingredients and provides superior moisture and nourishment to the skin.
Isntree – Green Tea Fresh Cleanser
Clean beauty brand Isntree launched “Green Tea Fresh Cleanser“, a pleasantly relaxing face cleanser.
The new “Green Tea Fresh Cleanser” is a relaxing cleanser that helps remove all impurities accumulated on the skin. The cleanser contains Jeju Green Tea Extract and was especially developed for dehydrated oily skin types.
“Green Tea Fresh Cleanser” boasts an innovative jam-like texture with a natural brown colour derived the Green Tea Extract, with no artificial colourants. The product contains high quantities of Korean Green Tea ingredients, like Jeju Green Tea Extract, Boseong Green Tea and Green Tea Powder.
In addition, it contains Anti-Sebum P, a patented ingredient that takes care of excessive sebum production and enlarged pores, by cleansing away impurities and shine, along with 4-fold Hyaluronic Acid for smooth and hydrating cleansing.