Tag Archives: Korean Skincare Australia

Explaining Serums, Ampoules and Essences

Essence, Serum and Ampoule As well as being nourishing, brightening and hydrating, the Korean skincare routine is complex!  There are so many steps, several of which exhibit lots of similarities.  Take essence, serum and ampoule.  They all technically do the same thing but at different potencies, textures and positions within the skincare routine.  What is […]

Star Korean Ingredients

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Korean Hero Ingredients Korean skincare is synonymous with some amazing ingredients such as snail mucin, propolis and ginseng.  Many are steeped in medicinal history that dates back to ancient times, their efficacy proven over centuries.  Let’s take a look at some of the heroes that are currently trending. Propolis Propolis Extract is a combination of […]

How to Achieve Glass Skin

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What is ‘Glass Skin’? As a Korean skincare enthusiast, you may have recently heard the term ‘Glass Skin’.  The clear, translucent, even and smooth properties of glass are a reflection of skin goals.  To achieve glass skin is to achieve a complexion so clear that it resembles a sheet of glass.  It is the ideal […]

All You Need to Know About ACNE. Prevention, Treatment and Products to Use.

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What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.  It presents in different forms including pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.  Acne can be inflammatory (papule, pustule) or non-inflammatory (blackhead, whitehead). Whiteheads vs Blackheads Whiteheads (closed comedones) and blackheads (open comedones) are non-inflammatory and caused […]

Tips for Dry Skin Types

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What Does It Mean To Have Dry Skin? Skin that is dry is inefficient at producing enough sebum which can lead to dullness, cracking, tightness, itchiness and flaking.  Dryness is not equivalent to dehydration.  When skin is dehydrated, it lacks water; when skin is dry, it lacks oil.  How To Treat Dry Skin Ideally, skin […]

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