BEST OF K-BEAUTY AWARDS
To celebrate 5 years online, STYLE STORY is kicking off our inaugural Best of K-Beauty Awards!
We’ve put together the 10 most innovative Korean beauty products that have captured the hearts and reviews of our STYLE STORY beauty community. This award is presented to 3 people’s choice winners and products that have been unanimously voted by our team.
Meet the brands that make South Korea one of the top global innovators in beauty!
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
We put it to our community to come up with their three favourite Korean beauty products and there were some names that people just couldn’t get enough of. Meet your People’s Choice Award Winners:
This cult-favourite essence has been on top of STYLE STORY’s bestsellers list for years. Offering a vitamin hit for your face, it is loaded with replenishing and revitalizing nutrients (including a whopping 96% snail mucin extract) that help to prevent and repair skin damage. Snail mucin is a K-favourite that takes care of everything from dry patches, to acne breakouts while reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness and redness, giving your skin the ultimate elasticity and hydration.
Having garnered over 10,000 reviews in Korean, this luxury spray serum went viral after it was revealed to be the secret behind Korean airline hostesses’ beautifully hydrated complexions in flight. Strong enough to combat dry cabin air, it is made on a base of white truffles and lotus with avocado oil. It helps to reduce wrinkles, brighten skin and supply moisture.
The product that launched the propolis obsession in K-Beauty, this hero serum contains 80% pure bee propolis extract, giving the skin a poreless, smooth finish with a healthy glow. Rich in minerals and a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps to both soothe and nourish the skin.
STYLE STORY’S PICKS
After 5 years in the business we think we know a good Korean Beauty product when we see one. These are our STYLE STORY team’s Best of K-Beauty Awards winners:
Sometimes regular old pimple patches just won’t do! When we need to reach for something that’s stickier, almost invisible on the skin and 100% vegan, cruelty-free, drug and alcohol free then these are our patches. Designed to be used day and night, Perfect Pimple Patches are so sticky they’ll stay in place for days – unless of course you want to take them off!
These patches really are the highest quality hydrocolloid on the market, working to invisibly draw out the gunk, reduce inflammation and the urge to pick on pimples. Available in the perfect size (10mm), they reduce wastage by cutting out on the shapes and sizes that people don’t regularly use and focusing solely on the “Goldilocks” size.
Did we mention the gorgeous holo packaging?!
Our community is always asking for suggestions to help deal with pigmentation, melasma and dark spots and this rich cream is the bomb dot comb. 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.
Create the glass skin effect that Korean skincare is famous for in a single step with this multitasking, glow-creating serum ampoule packed with 50% propolis extract and 20% multi-vitamins. Also formulated with centella asiatica, sea buckthorn extract, witch hazel extract, and rose extract, it boosts moisture and nutrient levels, while protecting and firming the skin.
Chock full of antioxidants which go to work to protect your skin, this gel type essence has a light texture that is easily absorbed by skin. Green tea is the key ingredient, and delivers deep moisture and nourishment to skin. If you’ve been looking to incorporate an essence into your routine, this is a great pick.
Mamonde’s luxurious sheet mask collection contains six serum-type sheet masks that have been infused with particles of flowers. Each flower extract is filtered three times so that it can impart its benefits to the skin more quickly. We love this luxurious collection for introducing some affordable luxe into our skincare routines.
This super-charged serum is packed with active ingredients to treat signs of ageing. Pat on a few drops of this ampoule before bed for age-defying and revitalized skin. We love it because it adds hydration and rejuvenates skin for greater elasticity.
This effective but gentle Vitamin C serum is blended and refined to help reduce signs of aging, restore skin’s youthful glow, and help minimise existing wrinkles while preventing the formation of new wrinkles.Using only the best, plant-based ingredients available, Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is free from 10 skin nasties, including parabens and alcohol. Purito products are not tested on animals and are made with eco-friendly packaging.
We love it because it helps create a more vibrant complexion free from pigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin tone, while also protecting the skin from UV radiation and environmental damage caused by stress, pollution and more.
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST OF K-BEAUTY AWARDS WINNERS? Let us know in the comments