Korean beauty products have set the world into a frenzy and for good reason - they’re really,really good! The downside, though? With this new awareness and popularity comes an overabundance of options. Enough to almost quite literally make your head spin,Exorcist-style. If you’re going to be dishing out your money on one of these miracle products, you want to make sure you aren’t falling into the trap of being overwhelmed and you snag only the best of the best. We’ve scoured the beauty world to round up the top five Korean beauty products you definitely do need in your life.
A topper of many a cult-fave list time and time again, this classic pore refiner works miracles to tighten up enlarged pores, reduce fine lines and work on making an oily face much more matte. Egg whites naturally contain protein, which is the skin’s best friend, and this particular line also includes vitamins and minerals that nourish skin and clear out blackheads. What anegg-cellent product!
Made with natural seawater and bamboo, this cool gel really is all that - cooling and all! When your eyes run a little puffy or red (thank you, lack of sleep/stress/allergies/sad commercials!) just roll this on to soothe and hydrate under your eyes. Not only does it work a miracle, but the product and packaging is just super cute!
Snails? You betcha! Before you go conjuring up less-than-pleasant images, hold off because snail excretion products are fast becoming the go-to for redness reduction, acne healing, scar fading, sunburn soothing and more. There are literally hundreds of reviews across the internet extolling the blemish reducing and anti-aging properties of this cream - you almost can’t afford not to try it!
Don’t let the intense name scare you off - it’s only intense on eliminating pore gunk and dead skin! This peel-off mask goes on think and uses activated charcoal as well to absorb excess oil. Let it dry for around 20 minutes and when you peel it off, ohman can you see just all the pore-clogging nastiness it lifts away!
From highly regarded Korean company Etude House, this delicate lip tint will add an all-day color to your makeup routine without drying out your lips. Imagine the rich tint and brilliant color of a matte lipstick but with the weightlessness of, well, pretty much nothing at all! It also contains natural oils to fortify it and has a nifty sponge applicator that assures a smooth cover.