Beauty editors rave about it, women swear that it makes them look younger, their cult product Eye Cream for Face is sold every three seconds, and it’s finally here –AHC Korea’s No.1 aesthetic skincare range*.
AHC is the number-one Korean aesthetic skincare brand and has been giving women beautifully clear and glowing skin since 1999. It was born out of aesthetic spas and dermatological clinics in Seoul, and now this pioneering brand is one of the most respected, affordable yet premium brands in the K-beauty category.
One of AHC’s “X factors” is Triple Hyaluronic Acid with three molecular weights, which helps to boost moisture capability even further. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid seeps into the skin to deliver deep moisturisation. Medium molecular weight hyaluronic acid plumps the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. High molecular-weight hyaluronic acid helps minimise water loss on the skin's surface to protect from dryness.
Another brand “wow” is that it uses Microsome Technology, which breaks down active ingredients into tiny molecules that are smaller than your skin’s pores. This means they can penetrate the skin barrier deeply and do their job well (just what we want from our skincare, right?).
What is K-beauty?
If you know BB cream, sheet masks and cushion compacts, then you’ve already been acquainted with some of K-beauty’s staples. K-beauty, or Korean beauty, refers to products that come from and are made in Korea, but it’s more than just geography – it’s a philosophy. The K-beauty approach is “skin first, makeup second”, and the aim is to give you a glowing and hydrated complexion.
K-beauty encourages a personalised and consistent routine in getting dewy and smooth skin, which might involve a whopping 12 step-regime – and that’s before you’ve even put on makeup! This generally involves light layering of cleansing oil, facial cleanser, peel, toner, essence, serum, sheet mask, eye cream, emulsion, and cream, to achieve soft and bouncy skin.
Discover the AHC range
AHC’s hero product is Eye Cream For Face, one of which is sold every three seconds**. This multitasking lightweight cream is gentle enough for your eye area and can be used all over the face too.
It provides intense hydration and has anti-ageing ingredients that smooth out crow’s feet and wrinkles. It also has a mix of vitamins and 5 peptides that encourage the production of collagen, whilst improving your skin’s texture, tone, and elasticity. And if that’s not all… this hardworking cream also balances out the texture of your skin, leaving you with skin that doesn’t need an Instagram filter!
You can use Eye Cream For Face as the last step of your daily skincare routine (it’s amazing under makeup). Dispense and apply the cream to your forehead and cheeks first, then spread it evenly over your whole face until absorbed.
When using under your eyes, lightly spread the cream around, and pat lightly with your ring finger until it’s all absorbed. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than the rest of your face, so try to treat it more gently.
If your skin is dry, you can apply the Eye Cream For Face liberally on your face before bedtime, for softer and more radiant skin in the morning.
Why your skin needs hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is like a big drink of water for the skin, pulling in moisture so that it appears more hydrated, glowing and plumper.
It is found naturally in our skin, but with ageing and increased exposure to our environment, levels of this essential acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid can attract and retain more than 1 000 times its own weight in water, making it a powerhouse ingredient in skin products such as AHC’s Aqualuronic Cream.
AHC’s triple hyaluronic acid range
AHC’s hyaluronic acid-rich Aqualuronic range includes five products - Cleanser, Toner, Emulsion, Serum and Cream. The products have an advanced blend of hyaluronic acids, with low, medium, and high molecular weights, each penetrating skin at different layers for better results and ultra-hydrated skin that glows! The triple hyaluronic acid quenches thirsty skin, refines skin texture, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration.
How to use – light-layering style
Step 1: Aqualuronic Cleanser: Lather with water and massage to remove impurities
Step 2: Aqualuronic Toner: Gently apply toner and pat to absorb
Step 3: Aqualuronic Emulsion: Lightly pat into skin for 1 minute with fingertips until absorbed
Step 4: Aqualuronic Serum: Dab 3-5 drops of serum and pat skin until absorbed
Step 5: Aqualuronic Cream: Use cream day and night by patting it into the skin for 1 minute.
* Korean Satisfaction Index 2020
** Internal Sales Data Dec 2019