Korea, the world’s beauty mecca, has come up with a new skincare trend: waterless skincare.
Many skincare products often have ‘water’, ‘aqua’, or some other term denoting water listed as the first ingredient on the ingredients list, which corresponds to its dominance in the product formula. However, one school of thought believes that water can dehydrate skin, stripping your skin of its natural oils, leaving it unprotected from bacteria and pollutants.
Hence, waterless skincare products are getting increasingly popular in Korea, as inexpensive water is replaced with potent extracts that claim to be more hydrating and nourishing, giving you a product that is undiluted and nutrient-dense.
An added bonus – because waterless formulas are jam-packed with botanical extracts and not watered-down, less product is needed for each application, which allows you to use one bottle for a longer period of time.
Below, we pick out eight waterless skincare products that you should try now: