If you’re a beauty and skincare enthusiast, you’ve probably heard the buzz surrounding Korean beauty products. Many incredible Korean brands have cult-like followings thanks to their innovative products and, of course, TikTok. If you have been wanting to dip your toes into the world of K-beauty but don’t know where to start, we got you! Here are five must-try Korean beauty products.
This sleeping mask from K-beauty brand Laneige is lightweight with a cool, gel-like consistency. You apply it before bed, and it provides deep hydration to parched skin while you sleep. Ingredients like Probiotic-Derived Complex and squalene help improve skin tone and soothe irritation and blemishes.
This mask is great if you have an upcoming event and want to put your best face forward: Use it 2-3 nights before the big day.
The award-winning Hyaluron Skin Essence from Hanskin is a gentle, lightweight formula meant to be applied twice a day – morning and night – with either a cotton pad or your fingertips. It can be used alone or under your regular moisturizer. It provides intense hydration for dry skin but also evens out combination skin.
Missha’s best-selling brightening essence is a must-have to elevate your skincare routine. Its standout ingredient is what the brand calls Desert Cica Yeast Ferment, which helps to firm and brighten the skin. Incorporating the essence into your everyday skincare routine may also improve the texture of your skin, shrinking pores and leaving you with a more even, radiant skin tone.
This toner from Klairs has been called a holy-grail product for anyone with sensitive or dry skin. (The brand was specifically created for people with dry or sensitive skin.) The super-hydrating toner features nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and licorice root extract that help to balance the skin’s pH level, soothe any redness and irritation, and prep the skin for the rest of your skincare routine.
This gentle foaming cleanser penetrates your pores to provide a deep clean. The texture is a lightweight, airy foam with a mild scent of fresh mint leaves. The mint can sometimes cause a tingling sensation that fades as your face dries.
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