The ingredient: Your favorite natural humectant, honey, just got an upgrade! Korean brands are doubling down on honey by focusing on fermented or aged honey in their skin care products. It is different from regular honey because it goes through a 60-day fermentation process after being secreted by worker bees. Royal honey has less water filler and more vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which gives your skin an extra dose of nourishment and hydration.
Shop it: The Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence ($38) has a whooping 50 percent black bee propolis extract, 20 percent royal jelly extract, and 10 percent royal black honey extract. That's a lot of honey, but it does not feel like slathering sticky honey or propolis on your skin, thanks to Korean skin technology that has made it into a light, gel-based consistency. Using the dropper, you can dispense a few drops directly onto the skin to easily and quickly spread it to the areas you need it most.