As the debate between J-beauty and K-beauty rages on, we have been doing our own digging around. Our research into J-beauty has revealed that there are some things that set J-beauty regimens apart. It is that it relies heavily on natural ingredients. Japanese skincare ingredients like cherry blossoms and sugar oil have gained popularity over the years, swaying us to try them too.
So, we dug out three such beauty ingredients that you can easily get and use in your skincare routine to get perfect, porcelain skin.
Rice extract is a miracle ingredient filled to the brim with rice proteins, amino acids, vitamin E, ferulic acid and anti-inflammatory properties. It also possesses soothing and calming effects that heals sensitive skin. It can get rid of sunburn, skin diseases and unlock spotless skin. Regular application of rice bran or rice extract has long-term and visible effects on your skin. The antioxidant properties, oil and essential fatty acids help hydrate your skin and leaves it soft and plump.
Green tea is no stranger to the beauty world. It is considered one of the best and most effective skincare ingredients to have existed. It has antioxidants and antibacterial agents in it. Drinking a cup of green tea daily can help reduce ageing signs and give you clearer and younger-looking skin. Topical use of green tea like a teabag or a face mask made of the ingredient can get rid of acne, dark spots, dark circles and pigmentation.
This super hydrating, non-greasy oil is a lesser known ingredient, but it is rich in polyphenol antioxidants and palmitic and omega-6 linoleic fatty acids which combat ageing signs and hydrate your skin without leaving it looking or feeling oily. It retains skin’s natural moisture and improves elasticity. You can also apply this oil on your hair for nourished and healthy hair. Camellia oil is also an emollient that helps calm inflamed and irritated skin.