Just when you thought the K-fever is slowing down, no, it only gets BETTER. So good, that everyone wants to look the part like his or her Korean idols. Ever wonder how our Korean idols still look flawless on stage after all those sweaty dance moves? Well, kudos to Korean skincare products! We can now achieve an effortlessly glowing look with the help of these products. Here’s a heads up on (a few of the many) Korean skin care products that cater to different purposes but all for one mission – healthy and beautiful skin.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay mask
Best for pores and oily skin
With ingredients like volcanic ash, kaolin, and bentonite clay, this volcanic clay wash-off mask removes excessive sebum and draws out blackheads. The Jeju volcanic clay works as a cooling element to the skin and contracts pores. On the other hand, the AHA ingredient smoothes skin without causing irritation.
Laneige Waterbank Moisture Cream
Best for teenagers
The name says it all. This moisturizing and hydrating cream replenishes and soothes dry, blotchy skin without it feeling too heavy or sticky on your face. It is more suitable for teenagers because when dryness occurs, fine lines of cream are not so visible on the skin. The Hydro Ion Mineral Water in this product consists of 6 ionized moisturizing minerals that play the big role in regulating the skin’s moisture.
Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream
Best for combination skin
As part of the ever-popular Aqua Max Cream line, this gel-type cream hydrates and refreshes skin with a blend of Sapporo water and seaweed extract. Known as the best moisturizing cream for combination skin types by Nature Republic itself, there are 30 kinds of marine plant extracts that provide the continuous hydration to the skin.
Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence
Best for whitening and dark spots removal
The highly concentrated ampoule essence brightens skin tone from within. An ingredient called the Phyto Sugar Water in this product helps replenishes moisture through a strong osmosis pressure that results in a more effective brightening effect. By filling melanocytes with moisture, it can help improve uneven skin tone and projects a glowing skin.
Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Eye Treatment
Best for reducing dark circles
Not only will this gel-like cream treat the dull skin under the eyes, it helps the skin retain its moisture over a longer period of time. And this is due to the powerful Vitality Complex which is extracted from plants that can stand extreme climates. Made of natural bedrock water from the Blue Mountains of Australia, this cream energizes the skin and treats the wrinkles around the eyes.
Nature Republic’s Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream
Best anti-ageing product
It’s soft, silky and works on all skin types. What’s better? Premium ingredients like pure gold, ginseng, royal jelly, and gold silkworm extract are included to give your skin the nourishment and firming effect it needs. Its gel-like texture makes it easier for your skin to absorb the cream, which helps to treat wrinkles on the skin.
Missha Super Aqua Ice Tear Sleeping Mask
Best for dry skin
Everyone wants to wake up looking like they had a full night of sleep. With the plant-based ingredients like evening primrose and a herb complex (consisting of lavender, rosemary, sage, chamomile, peppermint), they help recharge your skin overnight. The light texture of this mask leaves the skin moisturized throughout the night and ultimately creates a better adherence for make up the next day.
Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity
Best for dry, sensitive skin
Heard of the Korean double-cleansing method? Yeap, this oil cleanser is the first step to your double-cleanse. With this cleanser’s special hypoallergenic formulation, it is sure to melt away makeup and residue for those with dry sensitive skin. Not only is it free from artificial colouring and synthetic fragrance, it contains wonderful ingredients like hydrating aloe and argan oil.
Klairs Supple Preparation Toner
Best for acne care
Applying toner is necessary when it comes to combating acne, as this is one of the steps that Korean (women, especially) swear by. This facial toner helps to balance your skin’s pH while hydrating and calming inflamed skin. Its alcohol-free promise is an essential part of this product because alcohol can dry already-acne-prone-skin severely. With its calming formula, this non-irritating toner can also be used for those with sensitive skin.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Cream
Best for blackhead removal
As stated on the front of the packaging itself, Betaine Salicylate is one of the ingredients that help unclog pores, reduce redness and improve skin tone. This product is preferably used at night as the last step of your nighttime routine and the magic of exfoliating and moisturizing will happen while you sleep. Results? Waking up the next day with silky soft, bright, and radiant skin.
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