South Korea is the world’s leading beauty capital and for good reason. South Korean companies’ introduction to the global market has paved the way for countless of products like Missha. The trends have continued to inspire users as well as its western counterparts. With 2019 already kicking into high gear, it’s no surprise that South Korea has introduced various products we can look forward to.
In 2019, here are the beauty trends you need to watch out for:
- Customization sheet masks
Sheet masks continue to be a staple in Korean skin care in 2019 due to the numerous vitamins and nutrients they provide. However, users with oily skin types may not find the additional hydration necessary since it could affect the level of sebum they produce. To address this concern, many companies have introduced peeling masks as well as customized masks for acne-prone skin. The latter includes pore-minimizing masks, blackhead removers, and other similar solutions for oily skin types.
As an added bonus, many experts have also noted how users tend to avoid taking care of their feet as well as they take care of their face. To avoid foot care neglect, many companies have also included foot masks that help provide the necessary vitamins and nutrients to your feet. This results in a more well-rounded skin care regimen in 2019.
- Use of acids
Korean beauty products usually avoid acids in their skin care regimen due to them wishing to rely on more gentle formulas. However in 2019, this may change because of the number of demands from their consumer base that needs added boosts to their skin care products. In short, watch out for more Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) in various products.
To keep things in check, many skin care bloggers offer acid layering do’s and don’ts to avoid incurring harsh effects. This include layering acids sparingly and avoiding certain types of acids together such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both of which are effective in treating acne but can be disastrous when mixed together.
- Vegan skin care products
Organic and sustainable sources have become a priority for various companies because they offer safe and secure options. This is especially true for people with sensitive skin types and for those who are generally concerned about the environment.
With so many pollutants and free radicals roaming in the environment, many companies are making it a point to find natural antioxidants to combat their harmful effects on the skin. This makes it a great year for people who are interested in starting a safer skin care routine.
- Hybrid products
The 10-step Korean skin care routine is an extensive process and offers an all-around cleansing, rebalancing, and hydrating effects on the skin. Since its introduction to the mainstream, countless of beauty bloggers and skin care enthusiasts have made it a point to play a more active role in taking care of their skin.
While there are benefits to this routine, one complaint that most people have is that it can be time-consuming and excessive. To save time and resources, several companies have provided hybrid products that provide multiple benefits. These include SPF-infused moisturizers, essences and treatment hybrids, as well as other items that can cut your preparation time in half.
- The glass skin craze will continue
The glass skin trend defined 2018 because it was a nice change from the matte and powdery finish that most western beauty companies sought for. However, South Korea combatted this idea by introducing the glass skin phenomenon, a skin care effect that provides dewy and luminous skin that just screams youthful radiance.
In 2019, experts believe that this trend will continue to go on as pore and tightening control features will be added to toners and sheet masks. This enables users to achieve this effect much easier than it did last year when the trend was first introduced.
With all these innovations to watch out for, it’s no surprise that 2019 will provide us with a more upgraded version of some of the staples we have mastered over the years. From reducing our skin care routine to paying more attention to environmentally-responsible ingredients, 2019 will be the year where people will finally master their own skin care regimen since countless of educational resources are readily available on the net. While these are certainly exciting prospects, it is still a wise investment to consult with your dermatologist before embarking on any new skin care trends.