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The most trendy skincare ingredients in Korea today

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

At this point, it's no secret that Korean skincare has taken over the skincare community over the past few years. From the Cosrx Viral Snail Mucin Essence to 10-step skincare routines, everyone seems to be participating in this exciting change to how we view skincare. But, let's take a closer look into the most-loved ingredients in these most-loved products. We will be focusing on three of the most popular ingredients in Korea right now. These include: Honey/Propolis, Rice, and Ginseng


Some may think honey is only for food or tea but, a lot of Korean skincare contains honey,

or you may see a skin care product that says that it contains Propolis (I'll explain that later!).

Honey is a very beneficial and natural ingredient that works well with dry, aging, and acne-prone skin. This ingredient helps stabilizes the bacteria and speeds up the healing process in the skin which is why it can help with blemish care and dry skin. For more mature skin, honey will keep the skin plump, hydrated, and even help with fine lines. Propolis is actually a mixture created from different parts of plants and buds! It's very nourishing for the skin and can help with redness, aging, acne, dryness, etc... so, if you find a product with propolis, pick it up!

(as long as you don't have an allergy)


Canola Honey Glowful Cream *RENEWED*

This intensely moisturizing multi-cream contains 30.31% of canola honey extract! This fast-absorbing cream helps maintain the skin's oil-moisture balance for a hydrated and supple finish. Its thick texture forms a protective layer to protect skin against external aggressors without leaving any sticky feeling.

[Beauty of Joseon]

Glow Serum: Propolis + Niacinamide

This amazing serum soothes inflammation, regulates oil production, and reduces the appearance of pores! All while giving the skin a hydrated and healthy glow! The Glow Serum contains 60% propolis extract, a great ingredient for hydrating the skin and reducing inflammation. There is even a record that women in the Joseon Dynasty used honey and grain powder as a wash-off mask pack to care for their skin. The serum also uses 2% niacinamide to control sebum secretion and maintain the oil and moisture balance of the skin. In addition, 0.5% BHA helps to remove sebum and impurities accumulated in the pores.



Did you know that Rice has been used for hair and skin health for THOUSANDS of years? If that doesn't explain how beneficial this ingredient is then I don't know what will! Rice is known for many different skin benefits such as nourishment, hydrating, brightening, and antioxidant properties. This ingredient works well with most skin types and tends to be very gentle! It's actually comparable with Vitamin C so, if you're skin doesn't agree with Vitamin C then try rice!

[Choc Choc]

Rice Power Essence

Rice Power Essence is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients. The powerful combination of rice bran extract, idebenone, and mushroom collagen works together to help hydrate and brighten your skin. Choc Choc strives to only use clean and safe ingredients in our products.

[Beauty of Joseon]

Dynasty Cream

The Dynasty Cream is a multi-functional cream containing 29% rice bran water, 5% ginseng root water, 2% squalane, and 2% niacinamide to boost skin health, add moisture, and maintain the oil and moisture balance of the skin.

Rice bran is rich in amino acids, minerals, and vitamin E, which helps to keep the skin moist and healthy. Ginseng root is rich in saponin which helps make the skin healthier and more energized. Squalane, which has properties similar to sebum, helps to balance oil and moisture and acts as a moisture barrier to protect the skin from external stimuli. Niacinamide is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps prevent excessively dry or oily skin by regulating sebum secretion.



Just like Rice, Ginseng has been used in skincare for thousands of years! In fact, it dates back all the way back to the 1500s! Ginseng is the root of plants in the Genus Panax. This is an extremely powerful plant/ingredient for slowing down the loss of Collagen in the skin, Increasing circulation, and nourishing the skin. It contains Vitamin D which works as an inflammatory for dry/acne-prone skin and Vitamin B12 which is key in cell reproduction. It has been steadily popular in Korean skincare for a while and I don't see it losing that popularity any time soon. This ingredient is perfect for those who are looking for wrinkle care, help with dry skin, or even acne-prone skin. You can find Ginseng in serums, moisturizers, and even cleansers.

[Beauty of Joseon]

Ginseng Essence Water

Ginseng is a vital herbal ingredient that has been used throughout Korean History for body and skin health. The Ginseng Essence Water contains 80% ginseng water to give moisture and nutrition to the skin.

The rich saponin contained in ginseng helps to quickly supply moisture to the skin and maintain it deep inside the skin for a long time. The essence also contains 2% Niacinamide to help control sebum secretion and maintain the oil and water balance of the skin.

[Beauty of Joseon]

Revive Serum : Ginseng + Snail Mucin

This serum is the cure for dull and tired skin! This serum contains 63% Ginseng Root Water. Ginseng has been well-known as an effective herbal ingredient for centuries. Its richness in saponins helps firm and revitalize the skin while also quickly supplying moisture! It also has 3% filtered and purified snail mucin to help protect damaged skin and even skin tone.

[Beauty of Joseon]

Revive Eye Cream: Ginseng + Retinal

This eye serum combines ginseng extract and retinal to minimize wrinkles around the sensitive eye area! Ginseng has been well-known as an effective herbal ingredient for centuries. As the base ingredient of this eye serum, ginseng's richness in saponins helps firm and revitalize the skin while also quickly supplying moisture.

Retinal is a form of Vitamin A that actually works faster and more effectively on the skin than retinol!


Hey! Thank's for reading until the end :)

Stay Choc Choc!


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