To say that Koreans are serious about their skincare would be an understatement. Their philosophy is simple- hydration, hydration and more hydration. The products that are churned out of the K-beauty industry are innovative, aesthetically packaged and know exactly how to get the job done.
We scoured the internet and social media to bring you some fan-favourite K-beauty skincare products. It’s time to start respecting our skin’s barrier and providing it with all the moisture and TLC it deserves!
COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
If you’ve been searching and researching products that can hydrate and repair skin, it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t come across this essence by COSRX. Also known as the glass skin essence, it is, after all, one of the most viral products right now. And for good reason. As the name suggests, the key ingredient here is snail mucin (the excretion from a snail). Now, before you scrunch your face you should know that snail mucin has the potential to be your damaged skin’s best friend. It replenishes, repairs and prevents moisture loss leaving your face hydrated. And before you dismiss this product because it sounds like it would be as sticky as spilt Coca-Cola, you should know that it feels like next to nothing on your skin.
Dr Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence
This vegan kombucha tea essence from Dr Ceuracle is brimming with probiotics and vitamin B. It detoxifies and repairs the moisture barrier. It’s also formulated with a 78% vegan tea complex which evens out the complexion, balances the oil-moisture levels and gets rid of impurities. This is the product you didn’t know your on-the-go beauty bag was missing.
Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics
Another gem of a product to come out of the K-beauty industry, this cleanser by Beauty of Joseon is magic in a tube. Its low-PH nature and natural ingredients effectively balance the moisture in your skin and give it a deep cleanse. Hence, getting rid of all the impurities and sebum in the most gentle way. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to acne or allergies, this cleanser is for you.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Berry
A cult-favourite product, the Laneige lip sleeping mask contains a grape, raspberry and pomegranate complex along with shea butter and coconut oil. It provides your lips with the required vitamins and antioxidants that nourish, melt away dead skin cells and deeply moisturize all while you snooze.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X
With a fine mousse-type texture, this clay mask by Innisfree is formulated with Jeju volcanic clusters and spheres. If you have oily or combination skin, this mask deserves a spot on your beauty shelf. It thoroughly removes all excess sebum without making your skin feel like it has been stripped off. It does this while the walnut shells, AHAs and BHAs it’s infused with gently buff the face and deeply clean the pores. Talk about an all-rounder product!