Exotic K-Beauty Ingredients

Ever since snail mucin hit the beauty scene as a skin-saver, customers have been craving new and innovative ingredients. We found the best of the best: exotic ingredients that deliver interesting textures and luminous results.

La Bonita Mochi Jjondeuk Scrub, $25
This rich facial scrub smells so good you’ll want to eat it! Made with a mochi (sticky rice powder) base, this invigorating scrub cleanses, brightens, and hydrates. Papaya extract gently dissolves dead skin while cornstarch absorbs impurities and softens wrinkles.

Haruharu Prologue 4-in-1 Starter-Kick, $12
This multi-step ritual contains four different sheet masks, all infused with antioxidant-rich macqui berry. Each mask has a different result: lifting, brightening, soothing, and moisturizing. Used daily for four days, the masks improve overall skin health while fighting aging free radicals.

Luthione Golden 99 Mask 24k, $19
This innovative dry sheet mask uses spider web extract to improve skin elasticity and instantly boost radiance. Applied to damp skin, it helps smooth the look of wrinkles and refine the appearance of enlarged pores.

Plareceta Ampule, $40
Infused with porcine placenta extract, this healing serum helps brighten, moisturize, and stimulate healthy collagen. Its anti-aging properties help give skin a firmer look while softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

BRTC Salmon Fillex Volume Eye Cream, $40
This firming eye cream contains 55% salmon egg extract plus salmon oil nutrient capsules that burst on contact, nourishing dry skin around the eyes. Salmon egg’s brightening properties help counteract the appearance of under-eye circles and darkness.

Bella Monster Pore Out Solution Pad, $23
Saturated with a toning serum made with moisturizing watermelon seed oil, these embossed pads help clarify dirty pores by gently exfoliating and removing skin waste, leaving your face clean, bright, and fresh.