BEST OF K-BEAUTY AWARDS 2020 | TOP 10 BEST SELLING KOREAN SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

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Most people have heard a thing or two about Korean skin care by now – it kind of has a cult following online as well as offline. A plethora of YouTube videos, reviews and blog posts have been written about the 10 step Korean skin care regime and despite initial scepticism, the overwhelming majority of reviews have been very positive.

 

10 Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products You Need To Try (In 2018!)

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Maintaining your skin like a Korean definitely takes some extra effort, but it’s well worth your time if you’re willing to make the investment. Today I’m going to share with you the best selling Korean skin care products out on the market. It doesn’t matter if you want to adopt the 10 step skin care system or if you are just looking to add a few stellar products into your own routine, these products will work wonders

 

Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products:

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

 

 best korean cleansing oil | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling cleansing foam & oil

 

As you may or may not know, the first two steps of the Korean 10 step skin care regime and cleansing with an oil based cleanser, followed by cleansing with a foam cleanser.

This package gives you both! Although these products can be used separately, they work together best. The oil based cleanser sucks out all your oil based impurities, whereas the foam removed any water-based products from your face.

The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright cleansers removes all makeup from your face while leaving it soft and supple. It doesn’t sting the eyes or dry the skin and it’s even suitable for acne prone skin – complete winner! This is also the reason why this product is a number one best seller – it suitable for just about everybody.

 

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2. Etude House 10-in-1 House Wonder Pore Freshener

 

Best Korean Toner | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling toner

 

This pore refining toner has a slightly acidic pH (4.5) to re-balance the skin’s natural protective barrier. It feels cool and soothing on the skin and is suitable for sensitive skin.

The Wonder Pore is a unique all-in-one product which works on both dry skin and oily skin: it will control the sebum production of oily skin, and provide elasticity for dry skin. It also helps your other products absorb better!

 

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3. MIZON All In One Snail Repair Cream

 

Best Korean Snail Cream | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling snail cream

 

If there’s one thing that you should buy from this list, it’s a snail cream. Snail creams have been hands down the best investment I have ever made in my skincare.

They just work! My skin is sensitive and prone to blemishes, and the snail cream made my blemishes smaller and much less frequent. The cream that I’ve used before had a very low amount of snail extract (5%) when compared to the Mizon Snail Repair Cream, which has 92% (!!!) snail extract. Try it, and you’ll be thankful that you did.

 

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4. MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

Best Korean Serum | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

 

Much like the snail cream, the Snail Repair Serum is amazing for reducing the appearance of spots, fading acne scars, fighting fine lines and purifying the skin.

This serum has a lower concentration of snail filtrate than Mizon’s snail cream (92% vs 80%), but it’s packed with other beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidant rich cocoa. It is best used with Mizon’s snail cream for a silky smooth finish, but it can also be used on it’s own.

 

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5. Dermal Collagen Essence Sheet Mask

 

Best Korean Sheet Mask | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling sheet mask

Sheet masks need no introduction anymore – they are here to stay. The best selling Korean sheet masks at the moment are Dermal Korea’s Collagen Essence Facial Sheet Masks which come in a pack of 16 different masks.

These sheet masks are formulated to suit different skin needs, but they all have one thing in common – they are very moisturising and packed with collagen and vitamin E. Some of my favourite ones include the Vitamin C, Cucumber and the Green Tea Sheet Masks.

 

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6. Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum

 

Best Korean Primer | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling primer

 

The Skin Food Peach Sake Poor Serum contains rice sake and peach extract rich in vitamins A, C and silica which all contribute to the healthy appearance of skin. The soft serum minimises shine and the appearance of pores on the skin, while leaving it soft as a baby’s butt.

The serum has a white yoghurt like consistency that works perfectly as a primer. The smell isn’t overwhelming or artificial – the product carries more of a natural, peach enriched smell.

 

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7. Skin & Lab Dr.Vita Clinic: Gently Vita Exfoliator

Best Korean Exfoliator | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling exfoliator

 

Skin & Lab’s Gently Vita Exfoliator is truly a revolutionary skin care product! In 30 seconds, it peels off dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking fresh and pampered.

As a plus, it reduces the appearance of pores and cleanse out any blackheads and whiteheads that you may have. Take a look at this 50 second video for a quick demo to see what the product is truly capable of!

 

Watch the demo here:

 

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8. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Best Korean Sleeping Masl | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling sleeping mask

 

If you haven’t tried sleeping masks before, give Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask a go! These jelly masks are lathered on to your skin before bedtime so that you will wake up with refreshed and pure skin, just like you should after a good night’s sleep.

This product is formulated for hypoallergenic use to provide intensive moisture, so even the most sensitive skin types will benefit from using the product. As a bonus, the mask has been enriched with a patented “sleepscent” aroma that will encourage deep sleep – double win!

 

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9. LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

 

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Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling retinol cream

 

Retinoids are the only proven ingredients that can help you to fight against wrinkles that are already present – trust me on this, I have two degrees in chemistry. All other products that claim to be anti-aging are just BS.

You can prevent wrinkle formation by moisturising your skin properly and keeping it out from the sun, but there’s little that you can do to wrinkles that have already been formed, except use retinol, botox, or fillers!

In the US and EU retinoids/tretinoins can’t actually be bought over the counter in concentrations where it could change the appearance of your skin because of legal reasons.

A product that would change the structure of your skin (= reduce wrinkles) would be a drug, not a cosmetic, which is why you need a prescription to buy retinol at the concentrations where it’s actually effective. This is why I’m very surprised to see that LilyAna’s Retinol cream has 2.5% concentration of retinol – the highest amount that I’ve seen sold over the counter in Europe is 1%.

In case you are unfamiliar with the wonderful effects of retinol, it’s both an anti-acne agent as well as an anti-aging agent, and it truly works! It’s the beauty industry’s best kept secret. Before trying botox, please give retinol a go – I promise you won’t regret it!

The only downside to retinol is that it makes your skin very susceptible to sun damage and especially prone to sun spots. This is why it’s not advised to use retinol during the summer or when exposed to intense sunlight. If you absolutely have to be in the sun while using retinol, remember to use at least SPF30 to protect your skin!

 

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10. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream

 

Best Korean Moisturizer | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Best selling Korean skin care products: The best selling moisturising cream

Etude House’s ultra moisturising cream is the perfect night cream that helps your skin improve its moisture retaining abilities.

The consistency of the cream is very light, almost like a gel, so it absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog the pores. Although it’s formulated for all skin types, it works best for dry skin and can be used as a day cream under your make-up.

 

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More Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

 

 

 

 

Best Korean Luxury Toner | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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(This is a Japanese product, but it’s very popular in Korea also!)

Best Korean BB Cream | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Skin79 Super+ BB Cream VIP Gold

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Best Korean Glow Mask | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask 

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Best Korean Bubble Mask | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

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Best Korean Luxury Skin Care Cream | Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products

SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge Ex 

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(SK-II is a Japanese brand, but it’s very popular in Korea too!)

I hope you enjoyed this list of the best selling Korean skin care products! I know that I haven’t talked about Korean skin care on my blog before,  but I really enjoy writing these. Let me know if you enjoy my beauty posts and what you would like me to expand more on later. I will keep you updated with Korean skin care as I delve deeper into the world of K-beauty.

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