So why do Koreans do this so well?
Historically in the Chosun and Shilla age of Korea, maids serving in the King’s court, concubines and Queens alike, all rigorously used a variety of natural remedies for their daily skin care needs.
Beauty Equals Power
Brandishing her power with her beauty Hui-Bin Jang is known to be one of the best known royal concubines of the Chosun dynasty and is often compared to Anne Boleyn of England
Considered to be Hui-Bin Jang’s biggest rival Suk-Bin Choinhad a similar life to Cinderella. From a poor family, later rising high in the social ladder, she had become a royal concubine to the King.
To win over the King’s affection and favor these two consorts battled each other with their custom skin regimes. Each claiming to be more beautiful than the other.
ingredients such as redbean, licorice and medicinal herbsto deter dull and lifeless skin while,
Suk-Bin Choi used
ingredients such as tomato powder, buckwheat and oatmeal to minimize enlarged pores.
Similarly, Nok-Su Jang nhistorically is considered to be one of the youthful looking concubines to YeonsanGun of Chosun (the Korea version of King Nero). Working as a kisaeng (ex escort) prior to becoming a concubine she was well known for her youthful appearance and exceptional talent for music and singing.
It is stated that she maintained her youthful appearance and immaculate skin by using, Cuscuta Seeds, Oatmeal and Green tea to fight skin troubles
Don’t Be Jelly!
Significantly, Sooro-Booin a beautiful beauty known to have lived during the Shilla dynasty was known to have religiously used Blackbean, Seaweed and Licorice to deter dry and dehydrated skin. Having possessed great beauty, it apparently even made the Dragon Water God’s jealous, as they snatched her away (or so myths say).
Our Recipe Now In Your Hands
By keeping this passion and tradition of using ingredients from nature alive, Go Selly recently
launched our very own Glam Up sheet masks, focusing on the most essential recipes for skin. Other curated brands such as Elizavecca and MayNewYork and Dermal Collagen also focus heavily on ingredients such as a green tea, peppermint, aloe,gold,charcoal and various fruit and herbal extracts in their skin care offerings.