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Welcome to the
#Soko Skincare Report: The Calming & Healing Edition

 

Calming and skin-healing solutions have been K-beauty staples for quite some time, but as ingredients like acids and retinol are becoming more widespread they can have an adverse reaction to your skin; resulting in skin concerns such as peeling, stinging, redness and dryness.

 

When it comes to choosing the right calming and skin-healing solutions, it's always important to know what caused it in the first place; and that starts with paying close attention to the ingredients you put on your skin. Ingredients matter and are a major component into knowing the benefits you can get out of your skin care products. Since a lot of what we put on our skin is absorbed both externally and internally, it’s important to choose the right products with ingredients that can help nourish, replenish, soothe and hydrate your skin.

 

It’s our mission to share K-beauty knowledge with you. As calming and skin-healing solutions continue to build momentum, we want to provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions to tackle your skin concerns. So to give you a leg up, we have rounded up key soothing skin care ingredients to watch out for that are like superfoods for the skin.

CICA

What is it?

Cica is a nickname for its scientific name centella asiatica, and is also referred to as gotu kola, Indian Pennywort and tiger grass. The leafy green plant is grown in countries such as India, Sri Lanka and China. It’s been a staple in Chinese medicine for centuries and is now a hugely popular skincare ingredient.

What it does?

Cica is best known for its healing abilities as it helps reduce and repair inflammation while also hydrating the skin. Madecassic acid is one of the active compounds in cica and plays a key role in suppressing inflammation by inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cica extract is also packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin and carotene, which combine to brighten skin and fight premature aging.

Who is it for?

Cica helps skin to heal quickly and effectively and so is perfect for those with inflamed acne or highly sensitive skin. Cica is also helps to fight signs of premature aging as it protects against external sources of skin damage, such as pollution.

Product Recommendations:

NEOGEN

Dermology Real Cica Pad

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Water

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Foam

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Cica Balm-Panthensoside 5

THANK YOU FARMER

Back To Relax Soothing Gel Mask

ALOE

What is it?

The aloe plant is a succulent with broad, think “leaves” that are loaded with a green, watery liquid also known as aloe vera. It originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates.

What it does?

Aloe has polysaccharides that give hydrating, anti-inflammatory benefits and allow it to provide a protective barrier on the skin. Aloe also contains phytosterols which help to soothe itchiness and irritation and bioactive compounds in the plant that are rich in vitamins A, B , C, D and E as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc, which are all thought to aid in the 'healing' benefits of aloe.

Who is it for?

Aloe is perfect for anyone with irritated or inflamed skin. It helps soothe and nourish tender skin and is great for healing burns. It feels cooling when you put it on and instantly lowers the temperature of hot, irritated skin.

Product Recommendations:

BENTON

Aloe BHA Skin Toner

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream

BENTON

Aloe Soothing Mask Pack (Single)

BENTON

Aloe Soothing Mask Pack (10 Pack)

BENTON

Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

MADECASSOSIDE

What is it?

Madeecassoside is an active skincare ingredient derived from the plant centella asiatica. It is one of centella’s four primary compounds and can be used as an antioxidant on its own.

What it does?

Studies show that Madecassoside works particularly well in conjunction with Vitamin C, for non-sensitizing, rebuilding the skin barrier and reducing inflammation. Madecassoside is also an antioxidant and increases collagen synthesis, meaning it can play an active part in burn wound healing. This superstar ingredient also works well for protecting the skin against hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays.

Who is it for?

Madecassoside is a great ingredient for anyone suffering from redness that may have stemmed from inflammation, burns, or open wounds, including minor skin tears.

Product Recommendations:

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Body Moisturizer

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Lip Balm

A'PIEU

A'PIEU Madecassoside Fluid

A'PIEU

A'PIEU Madecassoside Cream

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Cream

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Express Mask (5 Pack)

PANTHENOL

What is it?

Panthenol is also known as Vitamin B5 which is used as a humectant and is highly popular in moisturizers, shampoos and hair conditioners, offering barrier conditioning effects on the skin.

What it does?

B vitamins such as panthenol are Rockstar ingredients because they’re stable — meaning they don’t “sour” in the container very easily and therefore keep for longer. The skin happily and easily drinks them up and they’re also rich in antioxidants, which helps keep the skin protected from free radicals and therefore more youthful looking.

Who is it for?

Vitamin B is a key ingredient when it comes to maintaining and improving your skin health. It’s especially suitable for anyone looking to brighten the skin and also great for treating issues like eczema, dermatitis, and dryness.

Product Recommendations:

KLAVUU

Special Care Pearl Glow Mask

EASYDEW EX

Repair Control Active Soothing Serum

BENTON

Fermentation Eye Cream

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser

BRITISH M

Ethic Treament

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Cica Balm-Panthensoside 5

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Sleeping Pack-Panthensoside 5

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung 10 Free Moist Emulsion

SNAIL

What is it?

Snail mucin is a snails natural secretion that helps them to heal super-fast. K-beauty pioneered the idea of taking that super healing extract from the snail’s natural secretion and implementing it in skincare as a prime skin healer. In fact, even before snail mucin became popular as a skin care ingredient, the main component of snail mucin, Chondroiton sulfate, was recognized for its ability to help improve arthritis, liver diseases, nephritis, and fatigue.

What it does?

Snail mucin possesses a bunch of well-known skin care treats like elastin, proteins, copper peptides, hyaluronic and glycolic acid, plus it also has anti-microbial properties to ward off bacteria. Snail mucin is known for being able to firm and tighten the skin, boost elastin and collagen production, replenish moisture, minimize wrinkles and fine lines, repair skin damage, fight blemishes, and even skin tone.

Who is it for?

From repairing skin damage and providing anti-aging benefits to soothing irritated skin and fading acne scars, snail mucin, or snail secretion filtrate, offers so many benefits. It’s truly a versatile ingredient, suitable for all skin types and concerns.

Product Recommendations:

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Cream

ELENSILIA

Escargot Original Repair Cream

COSRX

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Essence Water

BENTON

Snail Bee Ultimate Serum

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Mask

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Serum

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

SMD COSMETICS

Saromae Snail Secretion Cream

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Skin

SKINFOOD

Hydro Fitting Snail Mask Sheet (Set of 5)

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Emulsion

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Lotion

Welcome to the
#Soko Skincare Report: The Calming & Healing Edition

 

Calming and skin-healing solutions have been K-beauty staples for quite some time, but as ingredients like acids and retinol are becoming more widespread they can have an adverse reaction to your skin; resulting in skin concerns such as peeling, stinging, redness and dryness.

 

When it comes to choosing the right calming and skin-healing solutions, it's always important to know what caused it in the first place; and that starts with paying close attention to the ingredients you put on your skin.

 

Ingredients matter and are a major component into knowing the benefits you can get out of your skin care products. Since a lot of what we put on our skin is absorbed both externally and internally, it’s important to choose the right products with ingredients that can help nourish, replenish, soothe and hydrate your skin.

 

It’s our mission to share K-beauty knowledge with you. As calming and skin-healing solutions continue to build momentum, we want to provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions to tackle your skin concerns.

 

Over the next two weeks, stay tuned, as we uncover some key soothing skin care ingredients to watch out for (with accompanying product recommendations) that are like superfoods for the skin.

CICA

What is it?

Cica is a nickname for its scientific name centella asiatica, and is also referred to as gotu kola, Indian Pennywort and tiger grass. The leafy green plant is grown in countries such as India, Sri Lanka and China. It’s been a staple in Chinese medicine for centuries and is now a hugely popular skincare ingredient.

What it does?

Cica is best known for its healing abilities as it helps reduce and repair inflammation while also hydrating the skin. Madecassic acid is one of the active compounds in cica and plays a key role in suppressing inflammation by inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cica extract is also packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin and carotene, which combine to brighten skin and fight premature aging.

Who is it for?

Cica helps skin to heal quickly and effectively and so is perfect for those with inflamed acne or highly sensitive skin. Cica is also helps to fight signs of premature aging as it protects against external sources of skin damage, such as pollution.

Product Recommendations:

NEOGEN

Dermology Real Cica Pad

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Water

NEOGEN

Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Foam

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Cica Balm-Panthensoside 5

THANK YOU FARMER

Back To Relax Soothing Gel Mask

ALOE

What is it?

The aloe plant is a succulent with broad, think “leaves” that are loaded with a green, watery liquid also known as aloe vera. It originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates.

What it does?

Aloe has polysaccharides that give hydrating, anti-inflammatory benefits and allow it to provide a protective barrier on the skin. Aloe also contains phytosterols which help to soothe itchiness and irritation and bioactive compounds in the plant that are rich in vitamins A, B , C, D and E as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc, which are all thought to aid in the 'healing' benefits of aloe.

Who is it for?

Aloe is perfect for anyone with irritated or inflamed skin. It helps soothe and nourish tender skin and is great for healing burns. It feels cooling when you put it on and instantly lowers the temperature of hot, irritated skin.

Product Recommendations:

BENTON

Aloe BHA Skin Toner

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream

BENTON

Aloe Soothing Mask Pack (Single)

BENTON

Aloe Soothing Mask Pack (10 Pack)

BENTON

Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

MADECASSOSIDE

What is it?

Madeecassoside is an active skincare ingredient derived from the plant centella asiatica. It is one of centella’s four primary compounds and can be used as an antioxidant on its own.

What it does?

Studies show that Madecassoside works particularly well in conjunction with Vitamin C, for non-sensitizing, rebuilding the skin barrier and reducing inflammation. Madecassoside is also an antioxidant and increases collagen synthesis, meaning it can play an active part in burn wound healing. This superstar ingredient also works well for protecting the skin against hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays.

Who is it for?

Madecassoside is a great ingredient for anyone suffering from redness that may have stemmed from inflammation, burns, or open wounds, including minor skin tears.

Product Recommendations:

A'PIEU

A'PIEU Madecasside Cream

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Lip Balm

A'PIEU

A'PIEU Madecassoside Fluid

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Body Moisturizer

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Cream

SKINRX LAB

MadeCera Express Mask (5 Pack)

PANTHENOL

What is it?

Panthenol is also known as Vitamin B5 which is used as a humectant and is highly popular in moisturizers, shampoos and hair conditioners, offering barrier conditioning effects on the skin.

What it does?

B vitamins such as panthenol are Rockstar ingredients because they’re stable — meaning they don’t “sour” in the container very easily and therefore keep for longer. The skin happily and easily drinks them up and they’re also rich in antioxidants, which helps keep the skin protected from free radicals and therefore more youthful looking.

Who is it for?

Vitamin B is a key ingredient when it comes to maintaining and improving your skin health. It’s especially suitable for anyone looking to brighten the skin and also great for treating issues like eczema, dermatitis, and dryness.

Product Recommendations:

KLAVUU

Special Care Pearl Glow Mask

EASYDEW EX

Repair Control Active Soothing Serum

BENTON

Fermentation Eye Cream

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser

BRITISH M

Ethic Treament

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Cica Balm-Panthensoside 5

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung Sleeping Pack-Panthensoside 5

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

ETUDE HOUSE

SoonJung 10 Free Moist Emulsion

SNAIL

What is it?

Snail mucin is a snails natural secretion that helps them to heal super-fast. K-beauty pioneered the idea of taking that super healing extract from the snail’s natural secretion and implementing it in skincare as a prime skin healer. In fact, even before snail mucin became popular as a skin care ingredient, the main component of snail mucin, Chondroiton sulfate, was recognized for its ability to help improve arthritis, liver diseases, nephritis, and fatigue.

What it does?

Snail mucin possesses a bunch of well-known skin care treats like elastin, proteins, copper peptides, hyaluronic and glycolic acid, plus it also has anti-microbial properties to ward off bacteria. Snail mucin is known for being able to firm and tighten the skin, boost elastin and collagen production, replenish moisture, minimize wrinkles and fine lines, repair skin damage, fight blemishes, and even skin tone.

Who is it for?

From repairing skin damage and providing anti-aging benefits to soothing irritated skin and fading acne scars, snail mucin, or snail secretion filtrate, offers so many benefits. It’s truly a versatile ingredient, suitable for all skin types and concerns.

Product Recommendations:

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Cream

ELENSILIA

Escargot Original Repair Cream

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Serum

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Essence Water

BENTON

Snail Bee Ultimate Serum

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Lotion

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Mask

COSRX

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

SMD COSMETICS

Saromae Snail Secretion Cream

BENTON

Snail Bee High Content Skin

SKINFOOD

Hydro Fitting Snail Mask Sheet (Set of 5)

DEWYTREE

Ultra Vitalizing Snail Emulsion

RE:P

PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream