Korean Skincareby Kelli Lin
Asia is years ahead of the U.S. in beauty technology, and korea continues on that trend with the introduction of the Korean skincare brand Amarte. Amarte has been the #1 skin care line in Korea since 2001, and is now launching stateside under the direction of board certified dermatologist, Dr. Craig Kraffert, the founder of DermStore.com and now President of Amarte here in the U.S.
Embracing the Korean ritualistic approach to skin care, Amarte products work in a harmonious four-step regimen – Cleanse, hydrate, rejuvenate and protect. With a strong focus on brightening, toning and anti-aging, Amarte products bring out the clarity, brilliance, and beauty of every woman’s skin. Key innovations within the line include brightening “exfolipowder” (a skin-smoothing, travel-friendly powder that turns to gel when activated by water), nanotechnology (a formulating technique that allows record-high concentrations of retinol to deeply penetrate skin with zero sensitivity), and ingredients like mushroom emollient and orchid extract, harvested in Korea in accordance with the Dongui Bogam, an ancient Korean text prescribing natural treatments for everything from sunspots to acne.
We can also connect you to Dr. Kraffert for tips and insight on Asian skin care concerns, as well as insight on how Asian beauty breakthroughs are manifesting stateside.
Amarte Daily ExfoliPowder®: This Wonder Wash® uses refined, plant seed-based exfoliant to remove dry dull skin and gently cleanse is this formula delicate enough for daily use. The Wonder Wash® features three potent antioxidants (pine extract, arbutin and genistein) to protect skin from external irritants, five brightening ingredients (elemental sulfur, arbutin, genistein, licorice extract and phaseolus extract) that deliver a noticeably brighter, supple and more radiant complexion and a unique pearl powder for a delicate sheen. $35, amarteskincare.com
Amarte Daily Wonder® Cleansing Foam: A whipped-to-perfection cleanser made to refresh and pamper all skin types including oily and acne-prone complexions. Formulated with a custom blend of natural antioxidants (lavender and chamomile) and the botanical ActivElement® allatonin, the creamy lather lifts away impurities, protects against external factors, brightens, soothes, rejuvenates and exfoliates skin, preparing it for hydration. $40,amarteskincare.com
Amarte Aqua Veil® Hydrator: A cucumber-infused, ultra-light serum that optimizes hydration by releasing droplets of pure H²0 onto the skin to form a protective veil. A toner and serum in one, this unique moisturizer gives skin a silky, youthful radiance. Featuring the active botanical extracts of orchid, lily, mallow, elderberry, English ivy, sunflower and pellitory-of-the-wall and the multi-tasking ActivElement® elemental sulfur, skin is left visibly brighter and calmer. $65, amarteskincare.com
Amarte Wonder Cream®: One of the most highly regarded products of the Amarte line, Wonder Cream® aids in anti-aging and restoration, lightens sunspots and exfoliates and nourishes skin for a supple, translucent complexion. The unique formulation of nano-encapsulated retinol, mushroom emollient and microscopic, multitasking elemental sulfur restores a supple, uniform appearance, enhances immunity without irritation and calms and brightens skin. With pearl powder and caviar extract, skin is left with a delicate sheen and full of vitamins and minerals. $79, amarteskincare.com
Amarte HydroLift® Cream: Strong enough to help reduce wrinkles and aging lines, but soft enough to hydrate and replenish the skin at any age. The silky formula protects, while retinol and adenine fight to alleviate the skin of wrinkles. Filled with caviar extracts and acacia collagens, this unique formula makes the skin brighter. $59, amarteskincare.com
Amarte Eyeconic® Eye Cream: An anti-wrinkle rejuvenator that delivers the highest levels of enhanced-stability pure retinol, ActivExtracts®, and ActivElements® to give vitality and resiliency to the eye area. The sophisticated yet mild Korean formula deeply penetrates wrinkles without irritation, while the argan oil and ginkgo nut extracts nourish, protect and condition the skin for optimal hydration and elasticity. $51, amarteskincare.com
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream: This finely pigmented moisturizing face tint brightens, softly conceals and protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 36, providing uniform coverage without caking or flaking for a long lasting, natural glow. Formulated with refined particles of titanium dioxide, rare argan oil, elemental sulfur and caviar extracts, the BB cream brightens, hydrates, heals and exfoliates the skin. In Light and Natural. $49, amarteskincare.com