There is something about K-Beauty that we just can not stop defeating, and it's not just the amazing results, that's the whole experience. As Sarah Lee, founder and co-chair of Glow Recipe explains, "Korean Beauty is about dialogue with your skin – listen to the skin's needs with a holistic view. Adding hydration while preventing damage from environmental factors, contaminants and harmful UV rays is the key. "And it's not just this approach that works. innovation, soft but tried and tested ingredients, and affordable prices are all the reasons we turn more and more to K-Beauty products.
So to help you find the perfect K-Beauty products to take your skin to the next level without the heavy price tag, there are five K-Beauty brands we can not live without.
The South Korean brand Innisfree quickly builds a portfolio of iconic and effective skin care products. Sourcing of natural ingredients from the historic volcanic Jeju Islands and combining them with patented dedicated research to create effective, concentrated formulas that deliver fresh nutrients, healthy amino acids and more to the skin. Some of their hero ingredients include organic certified green tea, volcanic clusters rich in minerals (and great for oily skin), orchid, lava sea water, camellia and bija, aka a potent spot control and balancing fruit.
Products we love:
Blemish Care Spot Serum With Bija Fröolja, $ 19: Formulated with Bija seed oil, salicylic acid and Willow Bark extract, this is a quick fix for pimples. Pop it on overnight (it works well during makeup as well) and your pimple will be drastically reduced in the morning – we swear to it.
Enriching body oil with camellia, $ 25: Apply this oil while your skin is still moist from the shower and prepare to experience the softest skin ever! We love the fragrance and the fast-absorbing formula that leaves the skin hydrated, not fat.
Balance cleaning oil with green tea, $ 21: A cleansing oil is the necessary first step in every night's beauty regime, and we love how soft and soot it makes our skin feel.
Pore Clearing Clay Mask with Super Volcanic Clusters, $ 14: Packed with mineral-rich volcanic clusters that absorb excess oil and contaminants, plus volcanic ash, exfoliating lactic acid and glycolic acid, this is basically a facial in a bathtub for oily, overloaded and dull skin.
One of the lesser known K-Beauty brands from South Korea, this predominant online brand is your go-to if you're looking for a solution for acne, overloaded and oily skin forever. Etos of the brand are less is more so they use fewer ingredients, but their products are as effective and effective. We strongly recommend this brand if you are either sensitive (their nourishing ceramide and honey creams are soothing – central!) Or problematic acne-skin.
Products we love:
One Step Original Clear Pad, $ 19: Not only do these award-winning, blurred toner plates make life much easier, but they are the perfect way to balance, tone and treat problematic skin. One page is more textured to "exfoliate" the skin, and the other side (your second step) is a slightly softer side that picks up any remaining debris. Formulated with exfoliating Willow Bark extract, Tea Tree and hydrating hyaluronic acid, this is the perfect way to stay on top of the skin.
Acne Pimple Master Patch, $ 5: If you have not tried pimple patches yet, where have you been? These superior stickers properly suck all the handkerchiefs from your pimples and white cups to make it flat in the morning. This is a lifeguard!
Natural BHA Skin Return A-Sun, $ 18: Naturally, reducing the sebum and cleansing the skin from contaminants and killing skin cells, this soft chemical exfoliator will calm, hydrate and prevent blackheads from time to time. It is formulated with 60% Black Bee Propolis (which has antimicrobial properties – perfect for acne-sensitive skin) and 1% BHA to exfoliate deep into the pores. You do not know you need it until you try it!
When some of the leading Korean researchers and beauty researchers come together to create a brand, you know you will not be disappointed. Mizon knows what works best and adheres to hero ingredients that have a huge effect on the skin. Their snail repair line is super popular in the K-Beauty world and among editors for its healing properties, while their collagen collection and other important skin care products are all you need to tailor a perfect skin care routine.
Products we love:
Acence Mark X Blemish After Cream, $ 9: Packed with Centella (the essential ingredient in healing of cica creams), licorice, citrine extract, olive oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing propolis, this is the ultimate remedy for the healing of scars and pigmentation after acne. We recommend applying after toner and serum, morning and night.
All-In-One Snail Repair Cream, $ 19: A bestseller, this hydrating, repairing cream with 92% snail extract is anything but coarse! Random Fact: Snigelmucin's healing properties of cosmetics were discovered by snail players who noticed the incredible healing skills that the slime had on their hands. This light cream penetrates quickly, leaves no bold feeling and helps improve the appearance of acne marks and stains. It is perfect for oily and acne-hard skin and acts as a hydrating essence before moisturizer.
Collagen 100, $ 42: Superhydrating hyaluronic acid and 90% marine collagen extract work to hydrate and help determine the skin. We love using this after toner and before a fuss for a hydration.
One of the most famous brands K-Beauty, Dr. Jart, started by the Korean dermatologist, Dr. SungJae Jung, and entrepreneur Chin Wook Lee, who works with a group of 15 other derms to create research-driven skin care. One of the first K-Beauty brands on the shelves in Sephora, their extensive collection of innovative sheet and rubber masks, healing creams and BB creams before their time is cool-class.
Products we love:
Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correction Treatment, $ 52: It looks green in the pot, but this color correction treatment hides red marks and becomes beige when rubbed into the skin. Contains healing tiger grass, SPF 30 to fight harmful UV rays and minerals to restore skin moisture levels, it also creates a dust protection to protect against environmental stressors. On "good skin days" we like it yourself, but it also works perfectly under any kind of foundations if you want a little more coverage.
Shake and Shot Rubber Mask, $ 12: We are obsessed with these DIY rubber masks inspired by one of Korea's most famous facials. Mix a rubber mask and smooth it over your skin, then wait for it to put on and remove. Whether you want to hydrate, light, soothing or strengthening, each mask is infused with powerful active, botanical and vitamins to leave the skin brilliant and refreshing. We love them!
Water drop Hydrating moisturizer, $ 36: As a drink of water for our skin, this superficial formula is light but full with bright and nutritious ingredients. The perfect blow of hydration to start your day that also preps the skin perfectly before makeup.
If the name did not extinguish it, this old school school's notice is that you feed your skin with vitamins and nutrients that come directly from nature. Some of their hero food ingredients include eggs, royal black honey, French grapes and Brazillian Black Sugar. We love their affordable sheet masks, clay-to-foam masks and reasonable price tags. Shopping from their website also makes it easy to find products that work well for your skin type, as they break it down by skin type and skin care.
Products we love:
Eggworm porn mask, $ 10.50: A pore-refining mask utilizes the power of eggs to pull pores and extract all nasty things! It leaves the skin so soft!
Bitter green clay to foam, $ 15: This foamy detergent contains detoxifying Bitter Green-5 complex, full or wheat grass, celery, bald, broccoli and cabbage to increase the skin, while the Amazon clay absorbs pore pollutants.
Fresh Apple Toner, $ 24: The apples are not only good for eating, they contain pectin, available in a ton of cosmetic products to tighten the skin and strengthen the pores, normalizing sebum production. The water produced to use toner comes directly from South Korea, and this skin-friendly combination helps eliminate skin contamination.
Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in the comments below!