This year, let’s make sure to focus on our skin. And who better to school us on how to achieve this than the industry’s leading K-beauty? From tech futures to fermented tea and kombucha to the even more odd red onion, these are the biggest K-beauty trends to bookmark in 2022.
So, in 2022, what promise will you make to yourself? One ideal place to start is with your skin, which will be dominated by K-Beauty trends in 2022. While eating healthy and drinking less (especially after the holidays) are obvious options, let us make the argument for taking extra care of your skin, your body’s largest organ. Who better to tell you how to do it than the industry’s top K-beauty and skincare experts? These are the forthcoming K-beauty trends you need to know about, from fermented tea and kombucha to the even more odd red onion.
(1) Healthy Glow
The desire for a healthy glow is very common – one of the main K-beauty trends is self-confidence and a focus on good skin. Rather than having glass skin, opt for a simple routine that combines nourishing and brightening substances like propolis and hyaluronic acid.
(2) Plant Ingredients
In 2022, there will be a lot more retinol-based skincare, as well as more surprise findings on therapeutic plant extracts like red onion. There will also be a major increase in public awareness of the sustainable packaging and beauty movements.
(3) Tech Future
Demand for at-home and high-tech cosmetic equipment such as full-face LED masks and ultrasonic facial cleansers has steadily increased over the last decade. COVID likely sparked this trend, with at-home beauty gear currently in high demand around the globe. Instead of a traditional Korean skincare company, your next Korean beauty product is likely to come from a Korean electronics behemoth like LG or Samsung.
(4) Multi use Products
Routines are being simplified in large numbers. Not that multi-step routines have been abandoned, but multi-use goods are flaming bright and draw people’s attention. Any products that pamper the skin while also saving time at the sink appear to be all the rage right now.
(5) Fermented Ingredients
Experts predict that the trend toward more vegan-friendly products and environmentally friendly packaging will continue. The industry appears to be migrating away from sheet masks and toward wash-off masks due to their single-use characteristic. Several manufacturers will produce more sensitive skin-friendly formulas as well as gentle, odourless formulations, according to experts. Fermented tea and kombucha, for example, are becoming increasingly popular because they include fermented components that are also known to offer anti-aging properties.
(6) Slime for a change
What will be the next version of snail mucin, the gloopy (and moisturising) secretion found in so many Korean sheet masks and serums? To be precise, snail mucin. However, the snail is absent. “The younger generation of Koreans is more concerned about animals, and as a result, vegan skincare is on their thoughts,” say specialists. (Snails aren’t murdered for their mucin; instead, once they crawl over the mesh, their mucin is collected and sterilised.)
“Phytomining, a vegan replacement, will be introduced by businesses within the next year.” Wild yam, okra, or seaweed are used to make it. Experts claim seaweed and okra offer moisturising and firming properties similar to snail secretions, and wild yams may have antioxidant and moisturising properties.
This fad, which was popularised by many’skinfluencers,’ first appeared on social media in late 2021 and is projected to expand much further this year. Slugging is one of the most cost-efficient and effective ways to moisturise your skin. It is not, however, recommended for persons with oily skin. Slugging is the process of applying petrolatum or Vaseline to your face and then waking up renewed. Cold creams with a mixture of petrolatum (Vaseline), mineral oil, and glycerin are also available. It is suggested for persons who have dry skin. Slugging is used to preserve moisture in your skin by preventing transepidermal water loss.