We rounded up 29 Korean skin-care picks — ranging from gentle but highly-effective cleansers, toners, essences, and sunscreens — to help you achieve the glowing skin of your dreams.
Try listing all the reasons we look to South Korea for skin-care inspiration and stock up on beloved Korean brands like Belif, Cosrx, and Dr. Jart+ for our skin-care routines, and we'd likely be here until tomorrow. "Koreans are serious about their skin care," says Charlotte Cho, the founder of Soko Glam, an online retailer specializing in Korean beauty products, and more recently her own brand, Then I Met You. "They also know what they want, like innovation, gentle ingredients, pleasing packaging, and they definitely don't want to pay a fortune for it."
In other words, Korean brands have officially upped the standards for the global skin-care industry — and if we're being honest, our personal standards as well. For example, our skin has been forever changed by double-cleansing.
Get comfortable and get your clicker finger ready to add all of these products to your online cart, because we gathered the latest, innovative, and price-savviest innovations in skin care. To name a few, there's the Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum, Acropass Trouble Cure acne patches, and Best of Beauty-winning Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm — all inspired by the Korean philosophy of skin care, which "is, and has always been, based around pure hydration and respecting the skin barrier," Liah Yoo, founder of KraveBeauty, previously told Allure.
Mediheal Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Mask
If your skin is acting up, take 15 minutes to relax with a Mediheal Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Mask. Each mask contains a plethora of herbal extracts like willow bark, rosemary, and tea tree oil to exfoliate buildup and deep-clean pores, as well as chamomile and asiatic pennywort to visibly calm redness.