The Korean Beauty Products You'll Want to Stock Up On
When it comes to beauty, the Korean market is almost always ahead of the game. From BB creams and color correctors to essences and sheet masks, we’ve taken cues from South Korea-based beauty brands for years. And while most K-Beauty products have their individual and noteworthy perks, there are a handful that truly stand out amongst the pack. These are the products that we’ll make room for in our beauty cabinets time and time again. Curious to know what they are? Ahead, meet seven innovative Korean beauty products that’ll cater to all of your skin care needs.
There are cleansing creams, foams, gels, oils, balms and—a relatively recent K-Beauty addition—sticks. This cleansing stick in particular is infused with real bits of rose petals and rose extracts, and can help remove daily impurities on your skin’s surface while leaving behind a heavenly scent. Plus, it’s packaged in a convenient twist-up stick, making it an ideal cleanser to travel with or bring with you to the gym. To use, simply twist up the cleanser by turning the bottom of the tube to reveal enough product. Swipe the stick over damp skin and massage with clean hands to form a lather. Lastly, rinse with lukewarm to cool water.
White truffle oil and skin care may seem like an unlikely pair, but that’s exactly what you’ll find infused in this easy-to-use, hydrating oil stick. All you have to do is glide the stick onto your skin after going through the steps of your skin care and/or makeup routine. Concentrate your application on areas that look dry or could use a radiant boost. What’s more, the convenient stick packaging allows for quick, mess-free application while on the go.
With a name like “Soda Pore Cleansing O2 Bubble Mask,” it’s hard to not be entirely intrigued by this product. As its name suggests, this cleansing mask bubbles up on your skin’s surface to help remove impurities like dirt and sweat. If the ratings are any indication of this mask’s popularity, it’s safe to say this one is a hit in the Korean skincare department.
Bubble tea is a Korean staple, so much so that it has made its way into the realm of skincare...sort of. This sleeping mask actually resembles a glass of bubble tea and can help revive the look of a lackluster complexion while you snooze.
It’s safe to assume that nobody enjoys dealing with acne. Thankfully, there are plenty of products out there that can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote clearer-looking skin. Take these pimple patches, for instance, that target whiteheads and blackheads overnight. Available in three sizes, you can pick the one which will adequately cover the size of your blemishes.
Used after your toner and before your serums, essence is often considered the heart of a Korean skin care routine. A crossover between toner and serum, essence is a concentrated elixir that can leave your skin with an extra layer of hydration and prep your skin for makeup. But Raw Sauce isn’t just an essence—it’s a gentle toner, emulsion, and essence all in one that you’ve got to try for yourself.
You’ve likely tried a facial mask and a body mask before, but have you ever tried a foot mask?
If the answer is no, now’s your chance. Give your soles the ultimate treat with this exfoliating foot mask that helps remove dry, dead skin cells to promote soft and smooth feet.