South Korea is an abundantly gifted country, which keeps giving even as we're set to enter 2022. We live in a time when we simply can't think about living in a world where K-beauty doesn't exist. So, if there comes a time when we must shift to Mars, we'll carry our Korean sheet masks along. 2021 was no different with the kind of beauty and skincare trends setting benchmarks one after the other. We saw trends like Jamsu, cloud skin, mirror skin, glass skin and what not! While 2021's skincare routine looked bright, 2022 sure looks brighter. Step into 2022 with these beauty trends from the world of Korean skincare and we bet your new year will shine just as bright as you.
K-Beauty Trends To Watch Out For In 2022
1. Vitamin A Infused Skincare
Retinol has played a significant role in shaping the skincare scenario in 2021. This Vitamin A derivative will easily chime into the New Year for very obvious reasons and it will stand true to Korean skincare as well. We're sure to see more retinol-infused serums, face oils, sheet masks and other topical products.
2. Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Prickly Pear Seed Oil may be new to the skincare scene but is rapidly growing in popularity for its properties in fatty acids like Omega-6, Omega-9 and so on. The Vitamin E levels present in the oil promotes cell growth and regeneration to reveal healthier looking skin.
3. Chlorophyll-Infused Products
Back in 2020, netizens went gaga when beauty influencers began adding chlorophyll extracts to water and ingesting it claiming that it was good for acne and scars. While we cannot confirm those claims, chlorophyll is proven to contain Vitamins such as A, C, E and K, all of which are important skincare ingredients for healthy skin. When used topically, chlorophyll also as anti-microbial properties that help reduce acne scars and inflammation.
4. Fermented Ingredients
Fermented rice water is a popular k-beauty ingredient beneficial for skin and hair. Not only will the efficacy of fermented rice water increase in 2022 but along with it will come other ingredients as well which are gentler on the skin. Fermented tea for instance is already on the run to becoming one of K-beauty's most popular ingredients.
5. Simple Skincare
Contrary to the famous 10-step Korean skincare routine, we're seeing a shift in simpler and time-evasive regimes which will travel well into 2022 as well. Sustainable packaging, multi-use products in skincare, haircare and beauty, gentle and vegan ingredients are just some of the changes we will be seeing at the core in the Korean beautyscape.
With 2022 right around the corner, we can't wait for gorgeously glowing skin in the coming year.