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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!

Affordable Acne Skincare: How To Treat and Prevent Breakouts With Products Under $40

Acne can be tough to tackle, and the amount of expensive “miracle” products advertised on a daily basis doesn’t make it easier. While there’s no real miracle cure for acne, pimples, and breakouts, an affordable acne skincare routine is possible. Read on for tips on how to treat breakouts without breaking the bank:

 

Keep it Smooth & Exfoliate

When it comes to reducing acne, exfoliation is the name of the game. Regularly sloughing off dead skin cells, sebum, and sweat will not only keep your skin soft and smooth, but it will also prevent your pores from becoming clogged and forming breakouts.

For newbie exfoliators, use a gentle exfoliant once a week. For expert exfoliators, try exfoliating two to three times a week, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Be careful not to over-exfoliate, as this can cause the skin to sensitize and redden.

We Recommend: the Bubble Bubble Chef Cushion by Wish Formula is a simple way to introduce chemical exfoliation to your routine without overdoing it; formulated with powerful ingredients, these pads’ glycolic acid content loosen your skin’s top layer of dead skin cells for effective exfoliation without dryness, while lactic acid works to brighten dark spots caused by acne scarring.

 

When in Doubt, Mask it Out

Besides being a quick and relaxing way to get your daily self care, skincare masking can make or break your skin’s health. Alongside your daily skincare routine, weekly masking gives you the chance to treat your skin with potent ingredients designed to give near – instant results, speeding the acne healing process.

We Recommend: sheet masks are a great way to have a fuss-free experience; with so many options to choose from, we recommend ingredients that are designed to balance oil, soothe inflammation, and purify. The Jeju Rest Volcanic Ash Mask Pack by SNP contains real volcanic ash to balance sebum and Centella Asiatica to soothe irritated skin, making it ideal for breakouts and pimples.

 

Stay Hydrated

While it may seem counter-intuitive, keeping acne-prone skin hydrated will actually help prevent breakouts. When the skin is dehydrated, the body overcompensates by producing extra oil. This leads to clogged pores and, eventually, breakouts and irritation. It’s also important to keep the skin hydrated after exfoliation, as the new, fresh layer of skin will be perfectly prepped for skincare.

We Recommend: a lightweight cream is ideal for acne-prone skin because it replenishes the skin without feeling heavy. The Aqua Blast Hydrating Cream by Ariul uses hyaluronic acid and hot spring water to keep the skin’s moisture levels balanced. It’s also packed with acne-friendly ingredients like niacinamide to lighten the appearance of acne scars.

 

Heal & Protect

When your acne is exposed to exterior elements, you are not only promoting infection but additional breakouts. The key to treating acne for good is breakout prevention — that means protecting your current blemishes to the dirt, debris, and bacteria that surround us daily.

We Recommend: when it comes to affordable acne skincare, hydrocolloid pimple patches are your skin’s best friend. Not only do they prevent further infection and inflammation, but they also provide a barrier to prevent picking, popping, and scratching. The ACSYS Clear Spot Patch by SNP are an excellent option; with 18 patches costing less than 5 bucks, it’s an absolute steal with massive healing benefits.

 

SPF, SPF, and more SPF

SPF does more than just prevent sunburn. In fact, applying an adequate amount of a non – clogging suncreen will prevent your chances of inflammation drastically. Sunscreen is also vital for anyone that exfoliates because it protects your new, soft skin from being damaged or marked with acne scars or sun spots. The sun’s harmful rays can also deplete your skin’s natural moisture levels, causing itchiness and discomfort for acne-prone skin types.

We Recommend: the XOUL 60 Days Sun Cream is ideal for acne skin because it’s lightweight, easy to use, and doesn’t clog the pores. This SPF 50+ PA++++ sunscreen also contains beneficial brightening and hydrating ingredients for an extra skincare boost.

 

What’s your current skincare routine? How do you stay on top of your skincare game? Spill all your affordable acne skincare hacks & recommendations in the comments!

Your Best Holiday Makeup Look Ever: Our Top Tips On How To Slay Your Next Soiree

The holiday season is here, which means holiday parties galore. Whether the event is casual or upscale, having a glam holiday makeup look is something that is easily achievable no matter your makeup expertise. Thanks to the beauty-obsessed team at KOODING (and our Cyber Week sale), finding your go-to part makeup is easier than ever. Here, our top tips for eyes, lips, face, and your best holiday makeup ever:

 

Eyes: All That Glitters

Stunning eye makeup doesn’t have to be complex. Even more importantly, it doesn’t have to be a burden. While it’s always fun to play around with cut creases and ultra-matte shades, they can take a while to apply and are prone to major creasing and fading. 

For an effortless eye look that takes only seconds to do, glitter is the way to go. Not only does it blend with ease — and even looks better — when applying with your fingers, but it’s totally holiday glam-appropriate. Glitter is also less likely to have noticeable creasing. We recommend the Celebeau Sassy Glam Eye Glitter for its ultra – glimmering sparkle; with 4 colors to choose from, any look can be achieved.

If you want a more subtle effect, apply a liquid glitter eyeshadow directly to your eyelids, with or without a primer. For a more dramatic effect, apply liquid glitter over a blended out, smoky eyeshadow. Layer on the mascara, draw on your liner, and boom — easy holiday eyes that make a bold statement. 

 

Lips: Matte For The Win

Whether you’re all about red lips or prefer a subdued and nude lippie, a lipstick with a matte finish is the way to go for the holiday season. From eating your favorite pastries to endless conversations with your loved ones, matte lips will stay put through it all.

Our recommendation? The MILLION RED Fiction Lip for its killer color range, superior pigmentation, and crazy lasting power. With 10 gorgeous shades to choose from, a perfect pout is easier than ever.

 

Face: Go For The Glow

Skin tends to be drier during the colder months, so focusing on plump, hydrated skin will bring balance to any makeup look. Even if your skin is oily, creating a glowing canvas will prevent additional oil from peeking through while maintaining a stunning base.

To achieve this effect with makeup, opt for dewy foundation products. The 2aN Gleaming Tension Pact’s moisture-filled formula is easy to apply, packed with skin-loving ingredients, and perfect for full coverage makeup that still looks natural and radiant. If you prefer matte foundations, consider a glow-enhancing primer. The MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm gives a from-within glow that doesn’t look oily or greasy and helps makeup last all night long.

 

Which of these tips are you adopting into your holiday makeup look? Find your new look with up to 50% off beauty products for a limited time!

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).

 

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K-Beauty Solutions for Dry Skin

Dry, flaky, itchy, dull, inflamed skin. Not sure how to tackle it? The answer is MOISTURE.
Korean skincare aims to reverse dry skin one patch at a time with ultra-hydrating formulas packed with nourishing ingredients. Having said that, we have rounded up three amazing Korean skincare products that will help improve your skin’s barrier function, which means moisture is locked in while irritants are kept out.

1. Waterfall CeraCrown Crystal Mist

Waterfall CeraCrown Crystal Mist
The name says it all. This ultra-nourishing mist offers threefold hydration leaving your skin fresh and smooth without the sticky feel. Formulated with natural ceramides and plant extracts, this perfecting mist is to be used after the toner and before the serum or moisturizer, so all the active ingredients get absorbed into the skin. Spritz over your face before you leave the house or carry it around to keep your face hydrated and dewy throughout the day.

2. Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G. Cream & Oil Set

Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G. Cream & Oil Set
Here’s another must-have from Ariul, one of our favorite Korean beauty brands. The E.G.G. Cream is enriched with lecithin extracted from fresh egg yolks which works as a great anti-inflammatory, healing the skin and reducing blemishes. Providing 24 hour protection and radiance, this nurturing cream offers maximum benefits when mixed with a drop of the quick-absorbing E.G.G. oil. A precious blend of grapefruit, jojoba, olive and peppermint oils, this product increases moisture levels working wonders even on the driest and most sensitive skin types. Winning duo!

3. Promune Watering Serum Mask

Promune Watering Serum Mask
A staple in Korean skincare, sheet masks are insanely popular all over the world. With Dermaplatz’s Promune Mask you’re in for a pleasant surprise: using probiotics that activate skin’s strength and recover its immunity, this derma-cosmetic is enriched with 26 safe essential ingredients ensuring a deep nourishing effect and plumper skin.

Ready to start your skin revolution with our Korean beauty products? Visit www.KOODING.com to get started.

Beauty Tips For Travel

While traveling, it’s easy to forget your usual beauty routine because you’re on the go and too busy having a good time! Here are a few essentials to pack and keep with you so you can maintain a fresh glow and keep your skin in top shape. Don’t neglect yourself or your beauty routine this summer, below you’ll find our favorite suggestions to stay looking your best during summer travel.

1. Avoid spills

You’ll want to take your Korean skincare products with you on your travels, so keep them safe by placing plastic wrap around the bottles to stop spills. Traveling with creams and liquids is unavoidable, so keep your valuable cosmetics and skincare safe in your suitcase.

2. Use a clear makeup bag

Since you’ll be on the go, grab a clear bag to keep your essentials in so you can see what you need easily. Clear bags are the best for traveling for a couple of reasons. They are most convenient to carry with you to see exactly what you need quickly, and it makes passing through airport security a breeze.

3. Keep your skin fresh and clean with these travel-friendly Korean beauty products:

These Asian skincare products are the best you can buy for your skin and they are all ready to go with you on your summer adventures!
Stress Relieving Cleansing Tissues
Stress Relieving Cleansing Tissues
Clean and prep your skin on-the-go with these convenient skincare wipes. These are already pre-moistened and easy to carry so you can wash your face wherever you go! They clean deep and even remove micro dust, your pores have never been happier!
Mood Maker Masks
Mood Maker Masks
From the best in Korean skincare, firm and tighten your skin with these adorable face masks. Keep your skin glowing, soft, and refreshed during your travels.

4. Stay moisturized

Travel (especially on long flights) can be so drying for your skin. Keep your skin from looking dull with these moisturizing Korean skincare products:
Aqua Blast-Balancing Serum
Aqua Blast-Balancing Serum
Cool and calm your skin during hot summer days and keep your skin healthy and soft, too.
Berry Blast-Brightening Serum
Berry Blast-Brightening Serum
After you’ve cleansed your skin, be sure to moisturize with this brightening serum for a healthy-looking glow.
Brilliant E.G.G Oil
Brilliant E.G.G Oil
This over achieving oil can be used to moisturize your face, neck, and even your cuticles! Make it easy and moisturize with a skincare product that multi-tasks!
Miracle Marine Collagen Concentrate Eye Cream
Miracle Marine Collagen Concentrate Eye Cream
Keep the most sensitive skin around your eyes and lips soft with this ultra-hydrating and gentle eye cream.
Tell Me Your Wish Hand Cream
Tell Me Your Wish Hand Cream

These luxe hand lotions are small enough to keep in your bag to use whenever you need them. Moisturize on the go and keep your skin looking beautiful, soft, and youthful.

It’s effortless to stay at the top of your beauty game when traveling this summer with these beauty tips! Find these globally recognized products and much more at www.KOODING.com.

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