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Korean skincare - timeless beauty through age-old rituals

A while ago we wrote an article about the Korean Skincare Routine. We will explain to you how to get and maintain healthy skin in 10 steps , with the help of K-beauty. Today we delve into history and look at how age-old rituals lead to timeless beauty. Are you ready for a lesson on Korean skincare ?

Korean Skincare roots

The roots of Korean skincare lie in age-old traditions and cultural practices. Korea's rich history in skin care tells us that they have a deep appreciation for natural beauty and wellness. Ancient texts and royal rituals lead the way, but how does this history influence our modern skincare practices?

Korean Skincare Philosophy

How we think about Korean skin care routines here in our country is very different from reality. They are ahead of our products in Asia, because they still practice the rituals of the past every day. The core principles of Korean skincare are as follows:

  • Holistic approach - beauty is a reflection of the total health of the body. Balance between body and mind has always been central to ancient Asian philosophies.
  • Preventive treatment - prevention is key. Do everything you can to prevent skin problems instead of treating them afterwards.
  • Natural ingredients - use ginseng, rice water and green tea to maximize the rejuvenating and medicinal properties.
  • Layering – the emphasis in these routines is on layering hydrating products. According to the historical gods, this provides hydration and nourishment to the skin. For example, go for an oil-based serum and lock it in with a moisturizing cream.
  • Thorough cleansing - clear skin is important and double cleansing is essential according to Korean traditions. First cleanse with an oil or micellar water-based cleanser to remove makeup. Next, go for a face wash to clear impurities and pollutants.
  • Sun protection - even on cloudy days you should protect yourself against UV rays. Flawless, undamaged skin is important from a historical perspective.
  • Fermentation processes - fermented ingredients are unique to Korean skincare routines. According to traditional cuisine, this increases the effectiveness of products.

Traditional ingredients in Asian skincare

We already talked about natural ingredients above, but let's elaborate on this further. You've probably seen images of women in Korea using paper fans to make a statement and protect their skin. Or perhaps you have visited the ancient temples, where herbal baths with flowers and leaves were taken to soothe the skin.

Many of these rituals are still relevant today. And why should we ignore these age-old customs? These are traditional ingredients that still work well in natural skincare products:

  • Ginseng - is known for its anti-aging properties and ability to firm the skin
  • Rice water - use to brighten the skin and firm the skin texture
  • Snail mucin - sounds strange, but it delivers proteins, glycolic acid and elastin to the skin, hydrating, soothing and healing
  • Bamboo extract - intensively moisturizes the skin
  • Honey - antibacterial agent to nourish and moisturize the skin, thereby healing the skin with acne
  • Jeju Volcanic Clay – known for clearing pores and healing acne
  • Chamomile - soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.

From age-old traditions to modern customs worldwide

The transformation of age-old Korean skincare into contemporary practices is a story of cultural evolution and innovation. In the past, the emphasis was on natural ingredients and comprehensive care processes, which was deeply rooted in the harmony between nature and body.

Ancient ingredients from the past form the basis for today's K-beauty products. The techniques have of course also evolved, but the core is the same: applying multiple layers for optimal hydration and nutrition has been preserved all these centuries.

The revolution is shaking the entire skincare industry to its foundations. BB creams, sheet masks and intensive serums make skin care much more effective. And that is precisely why at Almaaz we adopt the best of Korean skincare. Do you want your skin to shine like the sun? Shop our Korean line now.

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