NEW YORK, NY November 25, 2018
As 2019 hurtles ever closer, it’s time to look ahead to the new year and all the potentially exciting new beauty innovations that come with it. When it comes to innovation in the skin care and makeup field, it doesn’t get much more cutting edge than South Korea. Skin care experts like Soko Glam, Then I Met You, Peach & Lily and Glow Recipe gave us their insights on what’s coming down the pike for 2019.
We picked their brains on what they foresee as being some of the buzziest Korean skin care ingredients of the new year, and believe us: Their picks do not disappoint. From all-natural complexion brighteners to the newest generation of microneedles, keep reading for some of K-beauty’s most exciting new ingredients and trends.
This ingredient is gaining a lot of traction for its regenerative properties
and its ability to help reduce wrinkles.
Marine Jewel Illuminating Mask, $6
Epidermal Growth Factor (or EGF). It can be derived from the stem cells of baby foreskin, though it can also be taken from plants.
Easydew EX Repair Control EGF, $88
Licorice extract, a well-studied natural brightener will continue to be a popular skin care ingredient because of its ability to brighten while being gentle on the skin.
Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist, $24
polyhydroxy acids, they’re the new exfoliating acid on the block. Known for its combined gentleness and effectiveness, it’s an ingredient that’s really taking off in South Korea at the moment.
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, $45
Micro-spicules act like microneedles in that they’re designed to help products penetrate more and deliver a more profound transformation to your skin. It’s a new technology currently being pioneered in South Korea.
Eco Your Skin Meso Ampoule, $130