Koreans are well known for their adoration towards whitening skincare products. However, a lot of times many get the perception of whitening products wrong. Whitening creams and other whitening products aren’t about bleaching your skin. They are used to lighten and even out skin tones, brighten up dull skin, lighten skin blemishes, and above all, revitalize your skin’s luminosity. So, why wait for the spotlight to hit you when you can check out the list of K-whitening products below and shine like one!
Laneige White Plus Renew Purifying Mask
This is the facial mask that should be in your weekly regime. Not only will this cream remove marks of discoloration; it also helps to exfoliate your skin by removing the old skin cells. It is encouraged to use this product weekly to achieve a brighter, more radiant complexion.
Pros: Easy to apply, instant results, doesn’t dry out the skin and not heavily-scented
Cons: Poor packaging, unhygienic to store for the next usage
Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack
Doesn’t this cute panda make you want to grab one right away? This white sleeping pack is packed with berries and herbs like lavender and rosemary that soothe your skin and keeping it hydrated. Just slather this mask on, go to bed, and wake up the next morning to a more radiant and supple complexion!
Pros: Easily absorbed and brightens skin effectively
Cons: Merely decent, no long term effects
Secret Key Snow White Cream
Here is the all-in-one whitening cream! As white as Snow White gets, this whitening cream contains niacinamide which is the ingredient that is known for its ability to even out skin tones. This cream also doubles up as a BB cream, which makes it perfect to be used under makeup. Most importantly, it keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Pros: Suitable for sensitive skin and effective as a primer
Cons: Whitening effects are not permanent, still requires you to maintain your regular moisturising step
Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence
With 95% concentration of Galactomyces as the main ingredient, this white powder essence is sure to whiten, hydrate and tighten your skin. After a fermentation process, the fermented Galactomyces is good to go as a whitening and anti-aging agent! The fermentation technology actually helps boost this ingredient to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Pros: Dries matte, non-sticky, hydrating
Cons: NOT suitable for people with fungal acne or malassezia-induced skin conditions due to its high concentration of Galactomyces, evens out the skin tone more than it whitens
THE FACE SHOP White Seed Brightening Serum
The White Lupin Seed and the White Daisy Flower represent the white seed in this product’s name. White Lupin Seed contains natural brightening agents while White Daisy Flower extract helps reduce dullness on the skin. These 2 major ingredients help this serum to penetrate the skin effectively and amp up your skin’s complexion, giving it the natural glow and radiance it needs.
Pros: Non-greasy, lightweight, effectively brightens skin
Cons: May not be as hydrating as expected from a serum
Innisfree Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack
Tangerines aren’t just for eating. This sleeping pack contains tangerine peel squeeze from Jeju island and it is said that they keep skin smooth and bright. By preventing the production of melanin, this pack helps brighten up dull and uneven skin tones. Sleep on with this mask and wake up the next morning with a luminous skin as its Deep Brightening Capsules work its magic overnight, promoting your skin’s turnover cycle.
Pros: Not heavily scented, visibly brightens, refines pores
Cons: No visible long term effects, barely reduces dark spots
ONSAEMEEIN Milky Whitening Soft Cream
This moist whitening milky soft cream naturally brightens your skin with ingredients such as snail mucus and shea butter. The snail mucus eliminates skin waste, while providing elasticity and moisture to your skin. Shea butter keeps the moisture in your skin, providing a soothing effect. This cream will not only whiten your skin, it brightens and moisturizes as well!
Pros: Instant results, brightens dull skin
Cons: Thick consistency, may make skin oily as it is highly moisturised
Banila Co White Wedding Dream Cream
Nah, you do not need to wait for the wedding bells to use this cream. Made with micro blooming powder, this lush cream boosts your skin’s radiance; making it look luminous under the light. This cream is highly formulated with a flower complex and a range of vitamins that help nourish skin while giving your skin the soft and silky treatment you would want to dream of.
Pros: Great moisturiser and primer, lightweight and non-sticky
Cons: May not be suitable for those with oily skin
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