Ingredients 101: Birch Juice for Glowing Skin!
Joining the ranks of snail mucin and centella asiatica, another ingredient you might have spotted in many Korean skin care products is birch juice!
What exactly is birch juice?
Birch juice—also referred to as betula platyphylla japonica juice, birch tree sap or birch tree water—is extracted from birch trees in the same way that maple syrup is tapped from the maple tree. It is also bottled and sold for consumption as a refreshing drink that's loaded with wonderful nutrients for the body!
How does birch juice actually benefit the skin?
This ingredient is known to contain an abundance of amino acids, antioxidants and minerals to help your skin retain moisture and protect the skin barrier function. Birch sap is also incredibly lightweight, layers well under makeup and is suitable for all skin types! This is why this ingredient continues to be a prominent fixture in Korean skin care formulations as it is often used to replace water.
Below, we’ve compiled some of our favourite products — from moisturisers, essences and more — that features this skin-loving ingredient to help you achieve hydrated and more luminous complexion!
Best Birch Juice Products To Try:
When talking about birch juice in Korean skin care products, you can't go past the Enature Birch Juice Hydro line. This line includes the Birch Juice Hydro Essence Skin, Serum, Cream, Sleeping Pack and more, all of which contains birch juice, plantain and chamomile extracts to soften and plump the skin. E Nature products are also cruelty-free, eco-friendly and vegan!
Championing all-in-one formulas to simplify your routine, HYGGEE's products feature star ingredients like niacinamide, centella asiatica and birch sap juice to nourish, brighten, tackle various skin concerns and provide the right amount of hydration all at once.
3. COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
This weightless daily moisturiser from our favourite K-Beauty brand contains 70% birch sap to help hydrate, calm and soothe sensitive, irritated, and freshly exfoliated skin without any greasy residue. Suitable for all skin types, especially oily and acne-prone skin!
Have you tried any products with this ingredient before?