BEST OF K-BEAUTY AWARDS 2020
We’re kicking off the best of K-Beauty Awards 2020 with a list of the 10 most innovative Korean beauty products. These are the products that have captured the hearts and reviews of our STYLE STORY beauty community.
Meet the products that make South Korea one of the top global innovators in beauty!
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
We asked you to name your favourite Korean beauty products and there were some names that kept popping up! Meet your People’s Choice Award Winners:
When you need a handy solution for pesky pimples, these are the ones you reach for! Subi’s Perfect Pimple Patches are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, drug and alcohol free. They draw the gunk out of pimples, conceal them and stop you from picking at them, which helps with scarring.
These were your favourite product in 2020!
Having sold millions of bottles world-wide, this luxury spray serum went viral after it was revealed to be the secret behind Korean airline hostesses. But they aren’t the only who love it! You love the ultra-hydrating formula that’s packed with white truffles and avocado oil. Not only does it supply moisture, it guarantees bouncier, dewier skin.
A new entrant onto the list this year, SOME BY MI’s blend of 3 skincare acids made this toner a fan favourite. Not only is it ideal for getting rid of impurities, it also cares for dead skin that can block and clog pores, leading to breakouts.
If there’s one product you couldn’t get enough of this year, it was this hard-hitting Propolis Ampoule. Packed with a bevy of brightening ingredients, this nutritious serum soothes, hydrates and brightens. You loved the way it improved your complexions and how bright it left your skin.
Combining traditional oriental medicine ingredients with modern skincare, this hydrating toner was a big favourite this year. Not only does it provide intense hydration to dry and mature skin, the ingredients make it perfect for sensitive skin.
You love skincare that gets straight to the point, and this first-treatment essence doesn’t mess around.
From the first step of your skincare, this anti-aging essence targets dull skin, pigmentation and more. The effective, scientifically-based formula combines top ingredients glutathione, niacinamide, asiatic acid, beta glucan, sodium hyaluronate and more.
Our community is always asking for suggestions to help deal with pigmentation, melasma and dark spots and this rich cream is the bomb dot com. Chok full of brightening Sea Buckthorn fruit extracts it helps to lighten up dull skin tone, pigmentation, melasma and more while also imparting instant hydration to the skin, filling it with vitamins and minerals.
It may be the new kid on the K-Beauty block, but if your reviews and feedback are anything to go by, it’s worthy of a place on the Best of K-Beauty Awards 2020 list! You’re loving the way it leaves your skin looking softer, more hydrated and plump no matter your skin type. Plenty of you also reported noticeable brightening effects.
An absolute favourite for those with truly dry skin, this anti-aging facial cream easily made it onto the list. It contains all the ingredients we expect to see in a good anti-aging formula – collagen, peptides, niacinamide, sea buckthorn, hyaluronic acid, adenosine and beta glucan. It even contains a luxe nods to the brand’s Korean heritage in the form of lotus flower extract, which helps to care for pores and maintain the skin’s barrier.
Making its first entry onto the list this year, APLB’s Repair Cream was a firm favourite thanks to its simple and sleek packaging, and luxe quality. You told us you loved how beautifully moisturising and hydrating it is (without feeling heavy) and that it gives your skin a nice glow. It’s safe to say that this has become a staple moisturiser in many of your routines this year.