Antioxidants in Korean Skincare

Antioxidants in Korean Skincare

Antioxidants in Korean Skincare

You've probably already heard that antioxidants are an essential part of a good skincare routine. That's because they not only have the ability to protect us against free radicals, but also have a positive long-term effect on our skin.

Free radicals are damaging molecules caused by factors like UV and pollution that cause concerns like dullness, dark spots, uneven texture and fine lines.

The good news it that the more antioxidants we use in our routines, the better our bodies are able to be protected against free radicals.

So how to get an antioxidant hit?

Firstly, aside from eating antioxidant rich foods, you can also apply them directly to your skin via antioxidant-rich skincare products.

Below, we're sharing some of the most popular antioxidants in Korean skincare (and where to find them!) 

Jelly Ko Cinnamon Toast Sugar Scrub Foam

Antioxidants in Korean Skincare - Niacinamide 

Niacinamide is undoubtedly one of Korea's favourite antioxidants, found in everything from moisturisers to sleeping masks. 

Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a powerful antioxidant that improves the skin’s texture and tone. Koreans love it because it not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but may also target hyperpigmentation. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties.

This makes it great for anti-aging and people who have dark spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. 

Korean Beauty Products With Niacinamide To Try: Jelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream and Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask

Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask


Antioxidants in Korean Skincare - Centella Asiatica

Centella asiatica (also known as "Cica") is another undisputed favourite in Korea. Derived from plants, it is rich in amino acids, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin.

It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy and today is found in many Korean beauty products that are designed to soothe the skin. If you suffer from redness, sensitivities, skin damage or have a skin condition like rosacea, then incorporating Centella asiatica into your routine can help manage your outbreaks. 

K-Beauty Products with Centella asiatica to Try: Jelly Ko White Truffle Souffle Serum 

K-Beauty Beginner Set


Antioxidants in Korean Skincare - Vitamin E 

Perhaps one of the most well-known antioxidants, Vitamin E applied topically helps to nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Because it is a natural anti-inflammatory, it can be soothing and help calm the skin.

K-Beauty Products with Vitamin E to TryJelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream.

Antioxidants in Korean Skincare - Vitamin A 

A newer entrant to the Korean skincare market is Vitamin A. Koreans have traditionally shied away from retinoids and Vitamin A because of their potential to sensitize and dry out the skin. However, these days retinol is gaining more popularity because of its tried and true reputation for transforming all kinds of skin types. 

Regular use of Vitamin A in your skincare routine will net you fewer visible fine lines, more refined pores and a more even skin tone. 

K-Beauty Products with Vitamin A To Try: Jelly Ko Be Jelly Overnight Dream Serum 


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