This year you can expect skin care products to play with textures, more specifically Transforming texture. Be ready to explore new sensations and learn new gestures. These well established Korean innovations will surprise your senses.
From oil to gel
Cellgenie Lipid Oil Mask by Cosme Decorte (4.5oz, 130g, $120 )
Cellgenie is an anti-aging product two-layer oil, each layer penetrates the skin differently. The lower layer will instantly absorbs into the skin to soften and adjust the stratum corneum whilst the other one will transform into a gel to increase suppleness and elasticity.
Among the actives, we have Andrographis paniculata (restore nutrients and gives to the skin more elastic and supple look), Rosehip oil (nourishing, brightening and suppleness), Vitramin E and Poria Cocos (brightening and firming effects)
How to use
- Get 3 cherry-sized portion on the fingers and apply a thick coat evenly onto face.
- Avoid the eyes, eyebrows, hair and mouth.
- After 5-10 minutes, massage the face outwardly from the centre and remove the gel-like mask.
- Wipe face with tissues or cleanse with water.
From bean to foam
Coming from Jeju Island in South Korea these beans offer a gentle cleansing and can be used for your entire body. Grab some in your hands and splash some water onto it. The beans will transform in a cleansing foam that will rejuvenate, exfoliate and clean your skin. Each bean is formulated with ingredients such as volcanic ash, Rubus Flower, and Nutmeg Tree Extract, meant to target specific concerns such as excessive dryness, sensitive skin, and uneven tone.
From gel to water
Martian Mattifying Water Gel toner by Sunday Riley (4.4 oz, $55 )
Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner is formulated to target oily and acne-prone skin concerns. Immediately melting from a treatment gel to a water toner as it is massaged into the skin, it contains bentonite clay to mattify and visibly reduce pore size, and marshmallow and green tea to soothe and cool the signs of redness and sensitive skin for a calmer-looking complexion. Cucumber and witch hazel extracts tone and tighten, while Manuka—a relative of tea tree oil—along with black cumin and magnolia bark extracts provide natural antibacterial properties to balance oily and problem skin conditions and promote a visibly improved, clearer, smoother, shine-free complexion. Skin is mattified and prepped for further skin care or color application, and it helps to keep foundation set all day.
From Balm to oil
8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream by Darphin (30ml, $135.00)
Created for evening application, 8- Flower Nectar rich cream gradually turns into an opulent oil. Infused with a blend of aromatic essences from 280 petals, it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple whilst looking radiant.