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Top 5 Unique K-Beauty Brands You Need to Know + Our #1 Picks

Think Korean beauty is just washes of color and simple palettes? Think again: K-beauty is constantly evolving, and these brands are proof. Here, we discuss the hottest, most unique brands to come out of the beauty capital:

 

One-day’s you

This Korean makeup and skincare brand bring together classic K-beauty aesthetics — like dewy skin and an inner glow — and the top Korean research and development. One-day’s you‘s beautifully-packaged skincare products house formulas that create that glossy, healthy-looking skin that any beauty lover strives for without being harsh and irritating.

Our top pick: the Me Nyeo Anti-Pollution Sun BB Cream ($38.99) is a lightweight and non-sticky BB that is easy to apply. It also packs a serious skincare punch with SPF 50+ PA++++ protection and nourishing oils like jojoba for soft, clean skin.

 

DALRA

If you live for the glow, look no further than DALRA. This indie Korean skincare brand goes beyond the millennial pink packaging with their EWG-approved, nature-derived formulas that are designed to make any skin type look radiant and stunning.

Our top pick: the Shiny Repairing Serum ($49.99) contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and adenosine to brighten and resurface the skin. With continued use, skin will look plump, juicy, and bright.

 

XYZ

If you’re a fan of unique and undiscovered skincare ingredients, XYZ is your brand. With a line ranging from super affordable to high-end and luxurious, this brand has something for everyone’s skin and budget.

Our top pick: the Superfine Green Cleansing Oil ($48.99) uses natural ingredients to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil for a clean canvas and radiant complexion.

 

Like I’m 5

Clean beauty lovers can rejoice in this 100% green grade line. Using absolutely no parabens, mineral oil, artificial colorants, fragrance, or animal products, Like I’m 5 is a line of simple and pure cosmetics has everything you need for face and body.

Our top pick: the Mild Sunscreen ($23.99) is a non-greasy and non-sticky sunscreen that uses moisturizing ingredients like shea butter to balance skin. This SPF 50+ PA++++ sunscreen is also packed with Centella Asiatica, making it perfect for sensitive skin types.

 

MILLION RED

If you love a good Instagram aesthetic, MILLION RED is your brand. Using seasonal color palettes and to-die-for packaging, this indie Korean brand has the tools to create your dream makeup look.

Our top picks: the Fiction Lip ($19.99) comes in 11 carefully curated shades for plush lips. These lip tints are buildable, allowing you to layer from a soft gradient to full-coverage glam.

Which of these brands are you trying? Did we miss any brands that you love? Sound off in the comments!

All About Human Stem Cell Skincare, Korea’s Newest Innovation

When it comes to innovation, K-beauty and Korean skincare have made their presence known. From snail mucin to bee venom, Korean beauty brands are no strangers to bringing seemingly strange ingredients to market. No matter how odd these groundbreaking ingredients may seem, they’re eventually loved and used by the rest of the world.

The latest skincare innovation? Human stem cells. Sure, it may sound extreme, but human stem cells have made incredible advancements within the skincare world. Here, we discuss the benefits of stem cell skincare and the brands that are doing it right:

 

What are stem cells and how do they benefit skin?

Essentially, stem cells are cells that are responsible for the renewal and regeneration of tissue. They also have the ability to develop new cells that specialize in whatever your body needs in order to heal. Additionally, stem cells are rich in amino acids and antioxidants.

This is major for skincare aficionados for many reasons: first, the fact that stem cells are able to divide and specialize means that, when applied topically, our skin can not only regenerate healthy cells, but develop cells that assist in healing common skin issues like wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin texture caused by scarring. Secondly, antioxidants are absolutely vital in any skincare routine as they fight the free radicals that are responsible for cellular damage, effectively protecting the new, healthy cells created with the help of stem cells. Animo acids also do wonders for the skin, as they assist in the repair of unhealthy cells, deeply hydrate the skin, mimic the effects of antioxidants by further protecting skin cells.

 

Human Stem Cell Skincare Brands

NGF37
Short for “Newborn Growth Factor”, NGF37 is a Korean skincare system designed to rejuvenate, soften, and protect the skin’s elasticity and brightness through cutting-edge umbilical cord technology. Best known for their Total Solution Synergy Ampoule, NGF37 is proven to improve skin’s clarity, moisture levels, and resilience thanks to intensive clinical testing and research.

L-R: NGF37 Total Solution Synergy AmpouleNGF37 Total Solution Radiance Cream

 

Evercell
Evercell is the brainchild of Chaum Life Center — a top-tier healthcare, anti-aging, and wellness clinic — and CHA Biotech, an R&D complex that specializes in stem cell research through immune cell therapy, cord blood banking, and a variety of anti-aging services. This is why Evercell focuses regenerating skin health down to the cell; with patented ingredients derived from both nature and science, Evercell ensures you’ll find healthy, youthful skin after using their system of creams, serums, and sun care.

L-R: Evercell Luxe Cell Program, Evercell Luxe Cell Cream

 

Celonia
Celonia believes that a consistent routine is essential for skin health. Just like your body, training your skin’s cells to be in tip-top shape ensures your skin will stay youthful and healthy for much longer. Using the power of human stem cells, Celonia’s wide range of skincare and makeup products gives you the tools you need to create a glowing complexion that’s full of vitality, moisture, and energy.

L-R: Celonia Signature Bio Cushion Pact, Celonia Signature Bio Tone Up Sun Block SPF 50+ PA++++

 

So, what are you thoughts on human stem cell skincare? Would you try this K-beauty innovation? Let us know!

The Indie Brand Taking K-beauty by Storm: Our Top MILLION RED Picks

Tired of the same old, same old K-beauty products? Itching for a Korean beauty brand that truly speaks to your makeup and skincare needs? Say hello to MILLION RED, an indie K-beauty brand that’s blending color theory and life’s most vivid experiences to create a full range of Korean makeup products.

MILLION RED makes makeup inspired by life’s everyday moments. As a brand, MILLION RED is represented by gorgeous imagery, delicate looks, and unique-yet-wearable shades. As defined by their tagline “Color in your moment”, they firmly believe that makeup is not only meant to highlight your appearance but express who you are and what you believe in.

Source: MILLION RED

Here, the top 3 MILLION RED makeup and skincare products we just can’t live without:

For A Dewy Glow: Light-Up Sun Balm SPF 50+ PA+++

K-beauty has never seen a primer quite like this: with a deliciously pink tint and celestial glow that would make the moon jealous, the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm makes shiny skin dreams come true. 

Oddly satisfying beauty: the watery, hydrating texture of the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm

This pact-type primer does way more than just give your skin the appearance of a healthy glow; thanks to a combination of Centella Asiatica (AKA “cica”), Alaskan glacial water, and ceramides, the Light-Up Sun Balm gives a boost of anti-redness, cooling, and moisturizing power. Even better, the Light-Up Sun Balm comes with a 50+ PA+++ SPF for an additional layer of sun protection.

 

For A Pop of Color: Fiction Lip

For impossibly good lip color, look to MILLION RED’s Fiction Lip. Available in 11 ultra-flattering shades, these long-lasting lip tints are perfect for day-to-night glam. These comfortable, fluffy tints are truly the every-person’s lip product; whether you’re a lover of ultra-matte lipsticks or lightweight, pigmented pouts, the Fiction Lip’s airy texture and vivid, buildable color are qualities any makeup lover can appreciate.

MILLION RED Fiction Lip Swatches (Source: MILLION RED)

Not a fan of color? Worry not — the Fiction Lip in Moment of Projection is a clear gloss that delivers seriously high shine.

 

For a Relaxing Sheet Mask Sesh: Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask

We all know the feeling of defeat and exhaustion after a long day at work and/or school. It’s days like these that make a multi-step skincare routine seem absolutely impossible, especially when all you want to do is relax.

The Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Masks‘s ultra-thin sheet (Source: MILLION RED)

Enter the MILLION RED Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask: not only does this mask minimize your skincare routine’s steps by acting as an ultra-rich essence and serum, but it also treats multiple common skin concerns with clean, safe ingredients. Those in need of a moisture replenishment will appreciate the mask’s ceramide content while those who want youthful and bright skin will notice the free radical-fighting, collagen promoting benefits of grape extract. The ultra-thin, no-slip sheet feels like a comfortable second skin, giving you the ability to move around and multi-task (if you desire). Just wash, tone, apply, and chill.

 

Also within the MILLION RED collection are two 9-pan palettes (named DELIGHT ME and SATISFY ME) and natural coverage cushion foundation (available in 6 shades).

 

Have you entered our MILLION RED Giveaway on Instagram? Click here for details on how to enter!

Korean Skincare for Every Skin Type

Korean beauty products are the answer to every skin concern. Whether you are dealing with uneven skin tone, redness, dull and lack-lustre skin, dehydration, or dark circles, the skincare product you need has, most likely, been perfected by a Korean skincare brand already.

We might be all about fashion here at KOODING.com, but Korean makeup and beauty products rank high on our interest list, too. So, if you are trying to achieve complexion perfection (and you probably are since you are reading this), here is a quick peek at our range of products that address every skin type and concern.

Aqua Blast - Balancing Serum

Unsurprisingly one of our best-sellers, the Aqua line is formulated with world-famous Czech Karlovy Vary spa water. It quenches thirsty skin, keeping it hydrated 24 hours a day, fights the signs of aging, and plumps up the skin for a healthy glow.

Berry Blast - Boosting Toner

Berry Blast was created using a vitamin-rich trio of berries and vegan ingredients from the Alps. The aim of this 3-step skincare system is to lift and firm the skin, infusing it with moisture at the same time.

Juice Cleanse Mask

One of our favorite Korean skincare products, the fantastic Juice Cleanse Masks are meant to offer a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. Fortified with nutrients and vitamins, and combining potent super foods (kale, lentils, berries), these sheet masks will feed and replenish your skin restoring its shine and tone.

Target Clear Cleansing Tissue

Perfect for travelers and busy people always on the go, Target Clear Cleansing Tissues is a multitasking unisex product enriched with soothing aloe and madecassoside extract. Ideal for removing makeup, cleansing and moisturizing in one step.

Fun tip* These Target Clear tissues subtly pack bug repellent making them ideal for travel hiking, camping, and every day outdoor activities!

For a deep and gentle cleanse, we love the Purefull cleansing foam and tissues. Enriched with natural ingredients like rosemary and black pine leaf, they gently remove any trace of makeup and dust, and nurture the skin.

If you are not on the K-beauty bandwagon, you are missing out. With so many Korean beauty and makeup brands, there is something for everyone, so visit www.KOODING.com now for skincare products that will enhance your life beautifully.

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