When it comes to skincare, Korean skincare brands have won the hearts of many. These brands formulate their products with the best ingredients. Although effective, these ingredients are mostly gentle on your skin and do not cause irritation. Their products are also preventive and they help prevent the development of future skin concerns.
Also, unlike skincare brands in other parts of the world, Korean skincare brands formulate many ranges of products from cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens to pimple patches for different skin types. And trust me, if a product is made for a particular skin type, it is carefully formulated to meet your skin’s needs. For example, if you have acne or acne prone skin, products for this skin type or condition should be non-comedogenic and non-irritating. And that’s exactly what you’re going to be getting.
If you’re new to skincare or you’re looking to take a switch from the usual products you use, here are some k-beauty brands everyone seems to love and talk about.
Even if you live in the mountains, I’m sure you have already heard about cosrx. If it’s not about their amazing snail mucin essence, gentle and effective cleansers, it’s definitely about their pimple patches.
They have other amazing products like moisturizers, sunscreens and propolis light ampoule among others.
My favorite product of theirs is the advanced snail mucin essence and good morning gel cleanser. They have both done wonders on my skin. The former is an hydrating essence made with snail secretion. It deeply hydrates the skin, strengthens the barrier which in turn helps with hyperpigmentation. The latter is a gentle skin cleanser that effectively cleanses the skin without disrupting the skin’s PH.
This brand is another skincare brand that has swooned us off our feet. Dear, Klairs is focused on using raw and natural ingredients to solve skin problems and to make the skin healthy. It is also focused on using the simplest and vital ingredients in their formulations.
They have also left out ingredients that can cause sensitive skin to flare up or get irritated. So, you should look into this line if you have sensitive skin.
Their products range from cleansers, to toners and moisturizers among others. My favorite product of this brand is the supple preparation facial toner. It provides lasting hydration for my skin and balances my skin’s PH.
If you have oily sensitive skin, you should check out the unscented and oil-free facial toner.
Beauty of Joseon
The women of Joseon dynasty must have really known their onions (or serums, haha) because they inspired Beauty of Joseon. These brands formulate their products with hanbang, which means Korean traditional medicine. Some of these ingredients used in their products include snail mucin, propolis and ginseng among many others.
The glow serum from this brand does it for me. The star ingredients in this k-beauty gem are propolis and niacinamide. It does a great job at calming inflamed skin.
It doesn’t end there. It is also antibacterial. It reduces skin concerns generally, balances sebum production, improves skin tone and moisturizes the skin.