It’s no secret that Korean skincare has set a high standard across the board for all skincare. The routines, ingredients, and even packaging has been copied by other brands, yet the OGs will always be the best.
While a lot of Western beauty practices focus on exfoliation and chemical ingredients, Korean skincare puts an emphasis on gentle routines and even gentler products. The focus is to care for and hydrate the skin with efficacious nutrients and natural ingredients. There’s intention behind each step of the Korean skincare regimen and each product used.
Once you understand the proper skincare routine, from cleansing to treating to moisturizing, you’ll want to explore the products to figure out what works best for your skin and goals. Below you’ll find some of our favorite Korean skincare products to help you on your search.
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum
Tackle hyperpigmentation at an affordable price with Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum. It’s full of good for you ingredients that are known for their brightening power, like green tangerine extract, niacinamide, and arbutin.
Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum
Say goodbye to those random dry patches with Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum. A full suite of ingredients—peach extract, niacinamide, East Asian mountain yam, madecassoside, peptides, and hyaluronic acid–work to hydrate, brighten, and firm.
TonyMoly I’m Rice Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser
One of the most interesting Asian beauty ingredients is rice. You’ll see it in everything from haircare to skincare. TonyMoly I’m Rice Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser uses this powerhouse to attack pores and improve texture.
Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+
If you’re looking for a serum that will leave you looking dewy without looking oily, you’re in luck. Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+ gives a glowy finish and provides sun protection with SPF50. It’s a win-win.
Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask
Those who are prone to irritation due to sensitive skin will want to add Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask to their beauty arsenal. Apply at nighttime and wake up to skin that feels—and looks—refreshed, reenergized, and all around hydrated.