Unlike many Western beauty products, Asian skincare emphasizes the natural ingredients over harsh chemicals. In Asia, there's always a new way to plump, rejuvenate, hydrate, and purify the skin with the cutting-edge ingredients such as the following:
Snail enzyme is an ingredient comprised of proteins, glycolic acids, and elastin commonly found in skin creams and sheet masks. It is derived from the same thing snails produce to heal cuts on their soft bodies. In beauty products, it can firm and restore the skin by replenishing the moisture and supporting the cell regeneration which in addition can help fade acne scars, smooth uneven skin complexion and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Bee Venom is a natural alternative to Botox. It contains active ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties and it is very often used in skincare products as an anti-aging agent. Additionally, it can break down the cell membranes, which can trick the body into thinking it's under attack. So, the body responds by increasing circulation, triggering the production of collagen and even relaxing facial muscles. This “trick” can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The pig collagen is similar to the collagen that our bodies produce in order to maintain a youthful appearance. Even though the effectiveness of applying collagen topically is debatable since its particles are too big to absorb into the skin, many women have claimed that applying this trending ingredient to the skin boosted firmness and elasticity.
Because of the fact that Starfish can regenerate the lost limbs, many skin care products contain starfish extract in order to restore the skin to a brighter, plumper, ultra-smooth and even skin complexion. Additionally, the starfish extract could be used as a treatment for hyperpigmentation.
Algae or Sea Kelp is extremely nutrient, mineral-dense, and rich in essential amino acids and vitamins A, B, C, and E. Beauty products containing this extract are hydrating, softening and energizing, and ideal for dry skin. Plus, it’s amino acids, antioxidants and proteins used in sheet masks are broken down to smaller, more easily absorbed molecules used to hydrate, repair and soothe the skin.