By now, we're sure you've already been bitten by the K-Beauty bug — or at least have heard of its promise and wonder. But just like us, we're sure that you may sometimes find that the world of K-Beauty is as confusing as it is fascinating, especially since most of us don't read or speak their language. You don't have to burrow your frows whenever you come across an unfamiliar yet ubiquitous K-Beauty term, though, because we're helping you get acquainted with some of them. Below, a list of must-know K-Beauty terms to add to your vocabulary.
Most of us are used to concealing our undereye area, but the Koreans do just the opposite. Aegyosal is the plump part under your eyes — or what we more commonly refer to as eyebags. Instead of hiding this baggage, Koreans usually emphasise them with shimmer or colour for a more youthful look.
If you're a Korean skincare newbie and you come across this, you might be surprised or even confused about how to use it or what it is for. To put simply, ampoules are hyper-concentrated serums. They're not meant to replace your serums but rather be an addition to your routine like a special treatment. It's applied before your essence or serum.