Korean skincare: It's been poppin' up all over your IG feeds and TikTok FYPs, and the products have become bestsellers—but what's the idea behind it, and why now? "K-Beauty is more than just a trend, it’s a skincare philosophy and way of life," says Charlotte Cho, co-founder of the incredibly popular Korean beauty site Soko Glam and skincare line, Then I Met You. "It’s more than just steps or sheet masks—it’s how you think about skincare and what works best for your unique skin needs."
As an emphasis on skin health and early prevention continues to rise, consumers everywhere in recent years have flocked to Korean skincare because its traditions and practices align with these ideals. As the beauty space evolves, the market has been growing quickly. Products for double-cleansing, powerhouse ingredients like snail mucin, and acne-blasting magic known as pimple patches may have graced your screens as of late, but some of these are part of Korean beauty rituals that have been passed down for generations. Let's look into some of the best products to try now, shall we?
Our top picks of the best Korean skincare products in 2022: