As the world revels in the new age of skin care, K-Beauty proves itself ahead of its time.
From acne-preventing tea extracts and anti-inflammatory herbs to revitalizing snail secretions, Korean beauty culture brings its skin-first philosophy and ancient rituals to modern practice. Venture into the wild with Centella asiatica or Cica, an anti-irritant native to the provinces of Korea and claimed to be the latest innovation in K-beauty. Refresh, hydrate, and rejuvenate with probiotics and microbiome technology that repairs and strengthens the skin’s barrier. Protect your inner glow and brighten your skin’s complexion with the emerging cult favorite Niacinamide.
This article originally appeared in Vogue Philippines’ July 2023 issue.
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Photographs by Renzo Navarro. Beauty Editor: Joyce Oreña. Sittings Editor: Zofia Agama.