The K-Beauty Staple Your SkinCare Routine Is Missing
Another major player co-opted from K-beauty are ampoules — super concentrated serums that generally deliver a higher potency of skin nourishing ingredients. “Ampoules have been a part of Korean skincare for a very long time,” says Soko Glam co-founder and aesthetician
Charlotte Cho. “They don’t contain fillers like emulsifiers or
emollients that
cleansers and
moisturisers do, so the active ingredients make a big difference in your skin.” Many are made to target specific issues (like
dark spots, the effects of ageing, or
dry skin) and the most hardcore of skin-care fanatics mix and match them depending on their skin’s particular needs of the day. Others — primarily those made by American-based brands — are built for multitasking.