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Volcanic Clay From Jeju Island And More It Beauty Ingredients To Try Now

From Jeju Island's volcanic clay to the rare Enmei herb that can only be found at the foot of Mount Koya in Japan, these are the It beauty ingredients to try now
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Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask 2X, $29
Known for its Jeju Volcanic clay products, Innisfree recently released an extension of the popular Volcanic collection with an upgraded micro clay mousse that’s two times more powerful in absorbing sebum. The new, airy lightweight fine clay mousse particles eliminate impurities, pollutants, and fine dust stuck deep within pores for gunk-free skin. The product is a mainstay one, but this packaging is limited edition and in stores now. Gallinee Youthful Serum, $95, Sephora
Gallinee’s products take care of the skin’s protective ecosystem – the microbiome – by tapping onto prebiotic, probiotic, and lactic acid complexes. Highly concentrated in active ingredients, this serum helps stimulate cell renewal. This is all thanks to a cocktail of beneficial bacteria that leaves the skin feeling nourished, radiant, and with a youthful glow. Pixi Pearl Brightening Oil, $38, Sephora
Alluring on jewellery, pearls also work wonders on the skin because they’re antioxidant- and enzyme-rich. The conchiolin protein that gives pearls its striking luminescence is what gives your skin a glowing appearance as it promotes healthy collagen production. This is the perfect primer layer under makeup for that healthy, dewy glow. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, $740
La Prairie is famed for their luxurious and extravagant products that harvest the tightening and lifting benefits of caviar. Caviar extract is said to have the ability to stimulate skin cells and minimise the appearance of pores by smoothening out the uneven texture of our skin. Slather this rich moisturiser all over the skin to make it more toned, taut, and supple. Starskin Orglamic™ Pink Cactus Pudding Moisturiser, $75, Sephora
Prickly pear cacti possess a blend of multiple antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes that protect the skin against sun damage, aging, and collagen loss. This luscious, silky-soft pudding concentrate is not only thirst-quenching, but it comes in a fun colour as well. Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract, $52
More commonly sought after for its fruit in traditional Chinese medicine to cure digestive ailments – red dates – the bark of the jujube tree has purification properties as well. This shampoo claims to be able to permanently eliminate dandruff, regulates excess production of sebum, and calm itchiness. Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum
Found only at the foot of Mount Koya in Japan, the Enmei Herb is renowned for its innate powers of longevity and renewal. The herb is so exclusive that it’s only hand-picked on tensha nichi day – one of the most auspicious days on the Japanese calendar. These days are extremely rare and are said to be the time when the mystical energy of the universe is at its peak. Hitting stores next month, this serum rejuvenates the skin and improves the luminosity of the skin. Arcona Wine Oil, $85, Sephora
Good news for all wine lovers: your favourite alcoholic beverage might just be your new favourite skincare ingredient too. This wine oil from Arcona harnesses the anti-ageing power of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Expect anti-inflammatory, moisturising, damage-repairing, and radiance-boosting properties. The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Cream
This moisturiser is not just infused with any run-of-the-mill Korean ginseng. It’s formulated with heaven grade ginseng from Geumsan that’s considered the highest class of ginseng – a type of red ginseng that’s aged 6 years and has a greater amount of saponin (which are antioxidants that scavenge oxidative stress) than others. Slather on this cream to prevent moisturise loss and promote the growth of new cells to improve skin resilience.