This is a frequent question from folks who are new to K-beauty.
It is true that Asian skin types are slightly different from North American skin types.
For example, Asian skin is naturally less susceptible to visible signs of aging to due to higher levels of ceramides.
However, due to a thinner stratum corneum, Asian skin tends to be more sensitive to environmental factors and traditional anti-aging ingredients such as Retinol and Retin-A.
This is why most Korean skincare brands tend to you use more natural ingredients that deliver the same anti-aging effect but with less irritation.
For the most part, major Korean skin care brands export the exact formulation sold in South Korea because initially, they were targeting Asian customers in North America.
At Sarangahe we tweak our formulation for a more balanced performance across all skin types. We still use natural botanical ingredients such our Sang Hwang mushroom to provide effective anti-aging performance with less irritation but we’ve adjusted the concentrations to fit a more diverse audience.
Korean skin care is for everyone and that is one of the reasons why it is so popular around the world.
What matters more is a personalized routine made just for you.