* Korean skin care has never been more popular
* Innovative products with unique active ingredients
* Effective formulas with eye-catching packaging
The Korean skin care market is home to some of most innovative, uniquely packaged, and well-priced beauty products you can find. K-beauty beauty is known for offering products that are highly effective, have quirky names and often have playful packaging that will make you do a double take.
We’ve listed below some of the best Korean product launches of the year to date that meet all of the above criteria, have great reviews and just might leave you wondering where these products have been all your life.
1. The Saem Wrapping Tint
Never worry about your lipstick fading again with this unique product. The Saemmul Wrapping Tint is an apply-and-peel temporary tattoo that delivers a hint of color and stays on lips for a full day of natural-looking wear. The tint is smudge-proof, waterproof and will hold up through lunch, swimming and even a shower.
2. Wish Formula Peeling Pad
The Wish Formula Peeling Pads are the Korean version of the Oxy Daily Defense cleansing pads that were popular during the 00’s. However, these double-sided pads contain a sophisticated fermented peeling solution on a double-sided peel pad, making it a super effective exfoliator. The advanced formula also contains Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy Acids that work together to remove the dead skin cells, reduce fine lines, pores and fade hyperpigmentation.
3. Dr. Jart Firming Lover Mask
The Firming Lover Mask by Dr. Jart+ is a two-step face mask system that includes a rubber mask and a concentrated ampoule of serum. The rubber mask was developed to keep the skin tightened, lifted and contoured and it wraps around the entire face to prevent the active ingredients from evaporating.
4. Takkoza Cleansing Cloth
Too Cool for School’s Takkoza Cleansing Cloths promise to remove all of your makeup gently and easily. In addition to makeup removal, these wipes are also made to thoroughly cleanse your face in the process. The beta-carotene-rich base cleans the skin, while active ingredients like Vitamins A, C and other antioxidants provide extra nourishment and hydration.
5. Dr. G Brighteining Peeling Gel
This popular brightening peeling gel by Dr. G is considered a superstar product in Korea and around the world. The gel is made with natural cellulose which gently removes dead skin cells and impurities and enables you to see smoother skin right away. Then, the anti-inflammatory ingredients start to work to soothe your delicate skin and the Vitamin C will brighten and clarify skin leaving you with a brighter complexion.
6. Benton Aloe Skin Toner
One of Korea’s most interesting exports is their snail secretion filtrate or snail mucin. While this might not sound like the most appealing thing to put on your face, it has proven to have serious anti-aging properties. The Benton Aloe Skin Toner is made from all natural ingredients such as aloe, salicylic acid and snail mucin that work together to boost collagen, soften fine lines and even fade dark spots.
7. April Skin Magic Stone
The Magic Stone Original is a best-selling, handmade foaming soap that is formulated with French green clay, vegetable extracts and essential oils to gently cleanse your skin. Suitable for all skin types, this stone is meant for mild cleansing during the day.
8. Neogen Bio Peel Gauze
The Neogen Bio Peel is an exfoliator that provides gentle yet effective exfoliation of dead skin cells and impurities. With 30 single-use exfoliating pads, dead skin cells are sloughed off the surface thanks each pad’s concentration of lactic acid. The pad technology allows the acid to penetrate deep into the pores to clean out dirt and impurities.
9. Let Me Skin Ultra H2O Modeling Mask
The Let Me Skin Modeling Mask is a water-jelly-type mask which means it has a formula that is slightly bouncier and has a more watery texture making them gentler and easier on the skin. In addition, these masks create a powerful sealant on the skin enabling and ensuring that all of the beneficial ingredients are soaked in for the best results. Other soothing ingredients include Centella Extract and Chamomile.
10. Missha Waterproof Sun Milk
Missha’s Waterproof Sun Milk is a unique sunblock that offers SPF 50+ protection and has the moisturizing effect of an essence. The Sun Milk is a lightweight, non-sticky, non-greasy formula that is also sweat and waterproof.