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12 Best Korean Beauty Products That’ll Transform Your Skin

With quirky packaging, quality ingredients, and surprisingly budget-friendly price points, Korean products are the buzz of the beauty biz, with bloggers and vloggers singing the praises of BB creams, lightweight moisturizers, face masks, and more. Clear out some space on your vanity because these are the best Korean beauty products out there, according to JS editors.

Korean beauty product Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence
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Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence

If you’re on the hunt for a clearer complexion, consider Missha’s water-like essence, hands down one of the best Korean beauty products around. The fast-absorbing formula is comprised of 90-percent fermented yeast extract, as well as Himalayan purple barley. Combined, the two star ingredients work to even out skin tone, restore skin elasticity, reduce pigmentation, and plump skin. The fountain of youth may be fictitious, but this essence will have you looking fresh-faced as ever.

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Korean beauty product Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

 Formulated with moisture-rich hydro ionized mineral water, Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask packs a serious punch of hydration. The overnight gel mask fights dryness, dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles while its Sleepscent™ fragrance (orange flower, rose, sandalwood, apricot, evening primrose extracts) helps you drift off to sleep. If you have parched skin, you’re going to want to add this to your online cart stat.

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Korean beauty product Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher
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Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher

When it comes to Too Cool for School’s Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher, we were sold on packaging alone. But beyond offering a brachiosaurus in boardshorts, sunnies, and a shark tooth necklace, the product delivers hydrating natural-looking blush via an easy-to-use, soft applicator.

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Korean beauty product Son & Park Beauty Water
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Son & Park Beauty Water

This multipurpose toner and cleansing water from Son & Park is one to immediately add to your skincare arsenal. Swipe it on with a cotton pad in the morning to prep your skin for makeup and do so again at night when you're ready to remove it. The formula combines lavender water, rosewater, orange fruit extract, willow bark, and papaya extract to prevent signs of aging, sweep away dead skin cells, and hydrate.

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Korean beauty product Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
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Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

Snail mucus may not be the sexiest ingredient, but the regenerating extract is known to treat a slew of headache-inducing skin problems, making it one of the best Korean beauty products around.  From acne scars and dullness to wrinkles and other signs of premature aging, Mizon’s Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule — a honey-like essence — pairs highly concentrated snail mucus, vitamin B5, peptides, and EGF (epidermal growth factor) to deliver your complexion the nutrition it needs.

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Korean beauty product Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask
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Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask

Funky packaging is a trademark of many Korean beauty brands — including Dr. Jart+. Based on looks alone, the company’s new Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask may look like it weighs aesthetics over results, but the DIY modeling mask delivers a host of benefits. With vitamin B5 and Dr. Jart’s amino-rich Expert Moist Complex, the hydrating mask moisturizes thirsty skin. When it comes to application, simply mix the two ingredients in the cup, close the lid and shake, then slap on your face with the included spatula. After 15 to 20 minutes, the mask easily peels off leaving your complexion revitalized.

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Korean beauty product IPKN Moist and Firm BB Cream SPF 45
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IPKN Moist and Firm BB Cream SPF 45

If your morning makeup routine is lengthy thanks to back-to-back moisturizer, foundation, and powder applications, this product will help you save a solid chunk of time. The all-in-one gel BB cream is packed with vitamin E, collagen, and SPF 45 protection for perfect matte coverage, rich hydration, and increased elasticity.

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Korean beauty product Saturday Skin Rub-a-Dub Refining Peel Gel
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Saturday Skin Rub-a-Dub Refining Peel Gel

Natural enzymes like papaya and bromelain combine in this powerful peel gel to remove skin-dulling impurities. Utilizing the brand's exclusive Cha-7 es Complex, the formula also promotes natural skin regeneration by increasing collagen and elasticity production. Basically, used twice a week it'll leave your complexion baby's-butt soft.

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Korean beauty product Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow
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Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow

We’re big fans of any product that can pull double duty, and Peach Slices’ Citrus Honey Aqua Glow puts in work as both a serum and daily moisturizer. Infused with annatto seed, grapefruit, orange, and lemon peel oils, the subtle fruity formula gives your skin an instant boost. Applied AM or PM, the gel moisturizer glides onto skin plumping and nourishing your complexion before leaving behind a natural healthy glow.

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Korean beauty product Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur
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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur

Looking to take a great new profile pic? Step away from Facetune and get your hands on this pore-hiding primer from Etude House. The lightweight, SPF 33 cream smoothes skin and brightens your complexion for a camera-ready look.

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Korean beauty product Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
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Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

If you find yourself whipping out oil absorbing sheets throughout the day, you may want to try Innisfree’s loose mineral powder. The Jeju mineral and mint coverall keeps you non-greasy and mattified by controlling your skin’s production of sebum — the oily, waxy substance released by your sebaceous glands. Sweep it on naked skin, use it as a setting powder over foundation or pat some on as a midday touch-up.

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Korean beauty product Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Clay Mask
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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Clay Mask

Sheet masks may be the overall most popular K-beauty trend on the block, but this viral carbonated clay mask has made considerable waves on its own. The exfoliating and detoxifying mask removes blackheads and dirt with carbonated water, collagen, green tea, charcoal, and clay. As the name leads on, the mask goes on like clay before erupting in a face full of selfie-friendly bubbles after 3 to 5 minutes.

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