Best Korean Skincare Products to Travel with!
Planning your escape?
Check out these travel-approved K-Beauty goodies that will guarantee glowing, healthy skin no matter where you end up!
ONLY THE ESSENTIALS
When it comes to planning your holiday, you’ve got enough on you mind between choosing the perfect vacay spot, arranging the plane tickets, accommodation, checking your passport eight times and then getting to the airport five hours before you need to be there (thanks, Dad) – and that’s without mentioning everything else there is to get sorted!
With all the restrictions around liquids, aerosols and even powders in place at airports these days, it’s a good idea to only pack the essentials. We’ve combed through our K-Beauty favourites to find the best Korean skincare products to travel with.
Packing cosmetics into your cabin luggage is usually the best option if you’re flying long distance, as it means you can freshen up on your stopover, and you won’t be left in the lurch if your bag doesn’t arrive at your final destination at the same time as you do (which always seems to happen at the most inopportune times!)
If you do take liquids in your hand luggage, the containers must hold no more than 100ml, and be stored in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag. It may sound daunting, but we’ve found a combination of essential K-Beauty products and minis that will make packing your cabin luggage a sinch.
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT…
While it’s tempting to take everything you usually use in your skincare routine with you, this might mean you run out of room for other, more important things (like all your new purchases!)
A simplified routine, or mini versions of your favourite skincare products is usually the best way to go. If you don’t have time to decant them all yourself, here are some travel buddies that are ready to go:
Cleanser: JJ Young All in One Soap
The handy 3-in-1 formula purifies pores and controls sebum on the face using charcoal. Propolis and sorbital eliminate sweat and deodorize the body. Menthol cools and soothes and irritated scalp and skin.
Toner & Essence: Soroci Skin Softener
This gentle all-in-one product tones, repairs and hydrates, making it perfect for condensing your skincare routine.
Serum: Elizavecca Galactomyces Serum
Achieve a healthier, softer and brighter appearance, while targeting wrinkles. This travel-friendly serum also serves as a brightening product to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness and redness.
Pimple Treatment: Subi Perfect Pimple Patches
Treat pesky pimples ASAP with these handy patches that target the root cause of blemishes and help prevent scarring. Best of all, they’re see-through so you won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Perfect for long-haul flights and windy, dry conditions this soothing lip mask works overnight while you sleep so that you wake up to softer, plumper, more hydrated lips.
Moisturiser: Ultimate Moisturiser Set
Grab four of the best-selling Korean skincare toners in a single set with STYLE STORY’s exclusive Ultimate Moisturiser Set. It contains Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream, Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin Cream and Missha Premium Cream.
Eye Cream: APLB Daily Miracle Cream
Addressing all the key concerns from eye bags, eye lines and puffiness, this handy, travel-friendly eye cream contains excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients.
Sleeping Mask: iUNIK Propolis Sleeping Mask
This creamy yet lightweight mask is jam-packed with propolis, sea buckthorn and Cica, which nurture, soothe and hydrate travel-fatigued skin.
Of course, no holiday is complete without a relaxing face mask or two! Luckily most Korean sheet masks are approximately 25g in size, so you’ll have no trouble popping any of them in your cabin luggage, plus a few spares in your big suitcase just in case!