- 1 Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence
- 2 Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
- 3 Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
- 4 Son & Park Beauty Water
- 5 Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask
- 6 IPKN Moist and Firm BB Cream SPF 45
- 7 Saturday Skin Rub-a-Dub Refining Peel Gel
- 8 Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow
- 9 Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
- 10 Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur
- 11 Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Clay Mask
- 12 BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
12 Korean Beauty Products That’ll Totally 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
Oil cleanser is a must for the Korean skincare routine—it removes all makeup, sunscreen, and grime without stripping the skin of its natural oils. This cult-favorite from Banila Co uses vitamin C-rich acerola extract as well as vitamin E acetate to naturally exfoliate and brighten, and it leaves skin smelling rosy fresh.
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