@sallyoliviakim Replying to @madgalmusic #greenscreen #Popular #KoreanSupplements Guide - Part 1 FYI: I've never taken any of these brands specifically, they are just the popular ones found in #oliveyoung (Korea's Sephora). I'm not recommending every single one of these nor am i NOT- this is more of an educational post. I've also purposely excluded diet pills which are rampant in Korea, but i dont want to promote any of those unless weight management is a byproduct, or a natural result (like collagen and konjac root). Please dont leave negative comments- this is an opportunity for us to discuss these things as tools, not to bash others. One thing to discuss and question, another to attack. #collagen #gaba #enymes #vitaminc #hyaluronicacid #probiotics #ceramide #konjacroot #glutathione #crushedtonic #supplements ♬ sure thing - 🏴🏴
I really wanted to make this series because I keep being asked about how to achieve the Korean #glassskin look- and what "#tenstep" beauty routine have. I became saddened that there is now one another thing to add to our society's already unrealistic list of beauty ideals.
I do think it is unfortunate we do not talk about the OTHER things that Influencers do to their skin to achieve that perfect look.
It's time we step forward in discussing how it's NOT just about the 100 products we are told to purchase daily! (Which influencers often get for zero cost to them).
Again, this is NOT hate to beauty-- just the crazy packaging, marketing scheme that we are becoming inundated by!
This one is self explanatory, so I won't go in-depth here.
Popularith Level: Very High-- Koreans ONLY take marine collagen. They don't think there's ever enough collagen; they will take in food, supplements, drinks, jellies, options are endless!
2. Digestive Enzymes:
This one is made of alpha-amylase, protease, and lipase+ 10 types of vitamins— they’re taken to digest food better, decrease appetite, and balanced mood.
Personally: I take enzymes sometimes , but they’re not my must for me to travel with. Some of my korean friends take this before every meal, some take if they’re having extra hard time digesting.
Popularity Level in Korea: Koreans love anything that helps with digestion.
Bacteria that facilitates bowel movement, and keeps the intestines healthy. Your stomach is your second brain!
Popularity Level in Korea: Koreans will share probiotics; like if someone is taking out a piece of gum, they will ask for an extra piece. It's like that.
4. Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C
Hyaluronic Acid exists between collagen and elastin in the dermal layer, and is a property of creating a gel by combining with a large amount of water. It is rich in moisture, so it is excellent in moisturizing the skin.
Hyaluronic acid exists between collagen and elastin in the dermal layer. It is excellent in locking moisture in the skin.
Vit C protects from harmful substances by providing cell vitality and antioxidation.
Moisturizing and revitalizing care is possible with hyaluronic acid that replenishes moisture in dry skin and vitamin C that protects from harmful oxygen by providing cell vitality and antioxidation.
Hyaluronic acid is a polymeric substance that exists widely in the human body and features excellent moisture retention and plays an important role in maintaining the structure of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid, the body's water storage, is a moisturizing ingredient in the skin that absorbs and stores 100 to 1000 times of its own weight of water.
Popularity Level: High
Koreans love this stuff, almost as much as they love collagen. I personally just stick to collagen but will start adding HA to my lineup in the next few years
Recommended for those with frequently dry rough and brittle skin,
Very High in topical products
but not as much yet in
supplements- however I
picked this bc Koreans are obsessed with konjac root
a naturally occurring antioxidant produced by the liver that helps to remove free radicals and toxins. &
Tbh this one l've never done but people in korea love getting these injections. I think it's bc it has
"whitening/ brightening" effects more than anything though, which I don't really agree with bc... #colorism
Popularity Level: High
Koreans love these
injections so much they even have "couples deals" where you go on a date for 2-for 1e: price. Koreans also reach for anything that includes this term bc it's automatically correlated to "whitening."
7. GABA, a sleep-related substance present in our brain tissue.
This GABA, made with L-glutamic acid, is known to help improve sleep quality
GABA: Koreans haven’t opened up to natural alternatives to sleeping pills yet, but the fact they are carrying this means it will soon have a moment! I take these with valerian root
L-glutamic acid fermented GABA powder is a component made through lactic acid bacteria fermentation with the same structure as GABA related to sleep, and can help improve the quality of sleep when consumed steadily.
FYI: I've never taken any of these brands specifically, they are just the popular ones found in #oliveyoung (Korea's Sephora). I'm not recommending every single one of these nor am i NOT- this is more of an educational post. I've also purposely excluded diet pills which are rampant in Korea, but i dont want to promote any of those unless weight management is a byproduct, or a natural result (like collagen and konjac root). Please dont leave negative comments- this is an opportunity for us to discuss these things as tools, not to bash others.
#collagen #korean #crushedtonic #kbeauty #protein #clinical #supplements #skincare #collagenfoods #aminoacids #coffee