K-뷰티 전성시대

Korean skincare products have been rising in popularity in the U.S. for some time, but demand for these exquisite products has recently hit an all-time high.

Asians are known for passing down their beauty techniques for centuries, and what once was a rare privilege is much more readily available to all groups. For most Koreans flawless, radiant skin is a sign of true beauty. They closely monitor what they eat, what day they apply products, and how to clean them after. It also goes back historically for centuries, where the noble class never ventured outside in the sun without protection to maintain their porcelain-like skin.

The famous multi-step skincare routine, which typically ranges from five to ten steps is the core of traditional Korean beauty practice. A simplified version to try in the U.S. is as follows. Just add or subtract steps to customize your own routine.

  • Step 1: Makeup remover & cleanser
  • Step 2: Exfoliator (2 to 3 times a week)
  • Step 3: Toner, Essence & Serums
  • Step 4: Emersion, Cream & Eye Cream
  • Sep 5: Sunscreen

With Korean beauty products, you cannot beat the great quality and the high percentage of beneficial ingredients. I used to buy all of mine on my trips to Korea, but now you can find many of these products in Gwinnett's local international markets and beauty stores.

Gwinnett’s Asian groceries and shopping centers like Super H-Mart, Mega Mart and ASSI Plaza houses several boutiques that carry the most popular brands of Korean cosmetics such as Aritaum, THEFACESHOP and TONYMOLY. I personally recommend the Cushion Compact Foundations and Sheet Masks. Go out there and try some of these K-Beauty products.

This post was originally written by Sarah Park, native Korean and tour guide for Explore Gwinnett’s Seoul of the South™ Korean Food Tours.