There's no denying that Korean culture has taken the world by storm. Be it K-pop, K-dramas or K-beauty, people all over the world are looking to Korea and lapping up everything it has to offer. This includes western beauty companies, which have taken K-beauty brands' cues and introduced their respective versions of products such as facial essences and cushion foundations. But beyond innovative product formats that changes the beauty game, Korean beauty companies are serious about formulas. Referencing age-old Korean remedies, K-beauty companies often combine traditional Korean herbs with cutting edge technology to produce salves and potions that are not only easy to use, but also pack a punch in restoring skin health.
Here, the five top K-beauty ingredients you need to know about, and the products that contain them: