Ingredients

AHA/BHA

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is a mild exfoliator that works by triggering your skin's natural shedding process. This acid is derived from natural substances like sugar cane, grapes, milk, or almonds. AHAs are mainly felt on the skin's surface, therefore, they target acne scars, dead skin, and hyperpigmentation. 
*Best for dry skin

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) is also a mild exfoliator, but unlike AHA, BHA is able to penetrate deeper into the skin. It can bypass pore-clogging oil and dissolve the sebum and dead skin that lead to acne. BHAs can clear up blackheads, whiteheads, and contain anti-inflammatory properties.
*Best for oily skin

An AHA/BHA combined product is great for those combatting dry skin, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Conversely, you can alternate between an AHA and BHA product. Because of photosensitivity, it is crucial to apply sun cream if using AHA and/or BHA products.

ALGAE
Marine ingredients have grown in popularity due to their unique properties. Algae belongs to a group of plants that regenerate the skin and provide anti-aging benefits. High in antioxidants, mineral salts and vitamins, algae has shown to inhibit enzymes that breakdown collagen in the skin. 
*Ideal for mature skin

ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera is renowned for its healing and soothing properties. It contains enzymes, antioxidants, as well vitamins A and C, which work well to treat dry skin, acne, and burns in particular. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a great addition to skincare products.
*Beneficial for all skin types

HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in our skin, and is common anti-aging ingredient found in many skincare products. It alleviates dry skin, speeds up the healing process, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The acid works like a sponge and is able to retain 1,000 times its weight in water. 
*Beneficial for all skin types

BAMBOO
Bamboo has been used in oriental medicine for centuries. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties naturally make it a highly sought-after ingredient for skincare products. Rich in natural silica, bamboo helps skin maintain its elasticity and strength.
*Ideal for acne-prone, irritated, and mature skin

BEE VENOM
If you've ever been stung by a bee, you will have had experience with bee venom first hand. This excretion has become a popular addition to many skincare products due to its ability to trick the skin into thinking it has been stung. When this happens, blood flow to the area increases, which ushers in oxygen and nutrients, and also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. It also speeds up recovery of skin cells that have been damaged.
*Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make bee venom a beneficial ingredient for acne prone skin and those suffering from eczema.

BIRCH EXTRACT
The sap extracted from birch trees is loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, xylitol, and proteins. It helps the skin retain moisture, restores its natural water-oil balance, improves complexion, reduces inflammation, and strengthens the skin's natural barrier. 
*Beneficial for all skin types, especially ideal for sensitive or irritated skin

CALENDULA
The calendula (or marigold) flower contains flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenoids, which give this an ingredient an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect. Calendula can balance excessively oily skin and treat acne breakouts. It's even safe to combine with other acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. 
*Beneficial for dry, inflamed, irritated, sensitive, oily, and acne-prone ski


CENTELLA

Centella (or centella asiatica) is an ancient healing plant rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous phytochemicals. These extracts are known to reduce inflammation, stimulate cell growth and collagen production, improve circulation, and even speed wound healing.  
*Ideal for dry and normal skin types

CHARCOAL
Well-known for absorbing excess sebum and reducing the appearance of pores and blackheads, activated charcoal purifies the skin by quickly trapping impurities and bacteria. 
*Ideal for oily, sensitive, combination, and normal skin types

GALACTOMYCES
It's very common to find fermented ingredients in Korean skincare products. Galactomyces (fermented yeast) is derived from sake and is effective at toning the skin and evening out dark spots, controlling sebum production, strengthening the moisture barrier, and minimizing the appearance of pores. 
*Ideal for oily, dull, and sensitive skin

GINSENG
Ginseng has been used in oriental medicine for centuries. Not only is it the original "super food", but it also has amazing anti-aging effects for the skin. Loaded with B-vitamins, ginseng brightens and balances skin tone. It also combats damage from free radicals, redness, dark spots, and irritation. 
*Ideal for mature, dry, or damaged skin

GREEN TEA
Green tea is a common ingredient in many skincare products, due to its benefits for many skin problems. It is full of Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both essential for the maintenance of skin health. for Green tea is also an excellent antioxidant. It can stimulate cell regeneration, protect the skin, and improve the skin's texture and health. Not surprisingly, it also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
*Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types

HONEY
Honey's benefits for the skin lies in its antibacterial and anti-septic properties. It eliminates bacteria and impurities, which helps in preventing and treating acne. Honey is also full of antioxidants and stimulates collagen production. Not to mention, this powerful ingredient's moisturizing properties can hydrate even the driest skin. In addition to its healing benefits, it is also naturally soothing, and has been used as a wound healing aid for centuries. The enzymes found in honey work as a gentle exfoliator, helping the skin to shed dead skin cells.
*Beneficial for all skin types

LOTUS FLOWER
Loved for its hydrating properties, the lotus flower contains fatty acids and proteins that keep the skin nourished and balanced. Also rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, and polyphenol this flower's extract improves the skin's elasticity by strengthening cell walls and connective tissues. 
*Beneficial for all skin types


PROPOLIS
Propolis, also known as "bee glue", has a number of benefits. Its antibacterial properties help it fight off bacterial acne. It also cools down the skin's temperature and soothes irritation. Propolis has a positive effect against free radicals, protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors like air pollution and radiation, as well as aiding in burn treatment and wound repair (especially acne scars). Additionally, Propolis creates a collagen barrier, which helps with the skin's natural water-oil balance.
*Beneficial for all skin types, especially ideal for oily and acne-prone skin

RICE EXTRACT
Rice extract is naturally rich in amino acids and vitamin E. Its anti-inflammatory, balancing, calming, and hydrating effects make it beneficial for all skin types. It has also been shown to improve dark spots and pigmentation. 
*Suitable for all skin types, especially ideal for normal to dry skin

SNAIL MUCIN
Although often met with looks of disgust, snail mucin has become a popular ingredient in Korean skincare products. The slime from snails consists of proteins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and copper peptides that have the ability to regenerate cells. Like other popular ingredients, snail mucin will stimulate collagen to improve the skin's elasticity. It can also help with marks and acne.
*Beneficial for all skin types, especially ideal for dry skin




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