Podcast Title:Best of K-Beauty Awards Winners for 2021 - Episode 81 of the Korean Beauty Show podcast
We’re kicking off the best of K-Beauty Awards 2021 with a list of the most innovative Korean beauty products. These are the products that have captured the hearts and reviews of our STYLE STORYbeauty community.
Meet the products that make South Korea one of the top global innovators in beauty!
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As we do every year, this year we asked our STYLE STORY community to vote for their favourite Korean beauty products. On today's episode of the podcast, we'll run through the results.
Kolmar Korea won the "King Sejong Award," the first patent technology award in the industry, for patents related to cosmetics technology.
The company's "peptide design technology" specialises in binding skin cell receptors. It finds and accurately absorbs damaged target cells to offer barrier strengthening, whitening, and skin regeneration. Using this technology, the skin whitening efficacy is accurately delivered by targeting only damaged cells that require whitening effects. This maximises the effects.
This technology was conceived in drug delivery systems, which are mainly used in medicines. Kolmar used the same principle so that the main ingredient targets certain cells, while ignoring healthy cells.
This week the STYLE STORY team received a request for a skincare routine for mature skin that is both sensitive and with eczema on the neck.
Our recommendation was:
1 Cleanse at night with Subi Bare Skin Balm
2 Follow with Subi Powder Cleanser
3 Use Hyaluronic Acid Toner
4 Skin soothing Mary & May Centella Asiatica Serum
5 Follow with Illiyoon Ultra Repair Cream
Yep, you choose the same product for two separate categories!
Given that it sold out three times since the end of 2020, it was no surprise that Jelly Ko'sBubble Tea Steam Cream took out top gong.
You voted it as your Best K-Beauty Moisturiser AND Best K-Beauty Product of the Year. In the year since it launched, the product has entered production THREE TIMES.
It's also been at the top of the best-sellers list every month since launch. If your comments are anything to go by, it has quickly becoming a holy grail moisturiser and staple in many K-Beauty routines.
A favourite among those with oily, acne-prone skinCOSRX's Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser took out this year's top gong for Best K-Beauty Cleanser.
With an easily accessible price point and pH balanced formula that's suitable for those with damaged skin barriers, it is no surprise it's such a fast favourite.
One of COSRX's all-time best sellers, this year you votedCOSRX Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Essence the Best K-Beauty Essence. Reviewers noted the hydrating benefits and that they noticed a difference in their skin while using it.
APLB's Propolis Ampoule sold out multiple times this year. With a bevy of brightening ingredients that also soothe, nourish and hydrate it's little wonder why.
A new category in this year's Best of K-Beauty Awards was the Best K-Beauty brand.
Snagging the top post by a narrow margin was Korean skincare favouriteCOSRX! Adored for its cheap and accessible range of skincare products specifically designed with acne prone and oily skin types in mind, COSRX products have been selling out around Australia for years.
And now for our team's picks for the Best K-Beauty products of 2021:
If this year's sales are anything to go by, this product needs no introduction.
Your go-to solution for problem pimples in 2021? Subi’sPerfect Pimple Patches.
With a 100% vegan, cruelty-free, drug and alcohol free formulation they are your go-to products for pimples.
Not only do they help you say goodbye to breakouts faster, they also conceal them and stop you from picking at them.
Shooting straight to the top of the best-sellers list from first launch, this year's Best New K-Beauty Product award goes toSubi Bare Skin Balm.
But the one capturing all your attention this year was this luxury sherbet cleansing balm. Described as "the perfect first step", "gentle but effective", and a "100% repurchase" this cleansing balm has found a place in many routines.
What's not to like about a product that goes to work while you go to sleep?
Nothing, that's what!
Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask is not only a team favourite a STYLE STORY but it was the highest selling face mask this year by far. Which is why we think it's worth of the Most Popular Face Mask gong.
Your reviews indicated it was "the best sleeping mask I've tried", "My partner even noticed that my skin was much better within the week of using it" and stated that "my skin is glowing every time I use it".
Long time cult favourite, Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream, is our pick for this year's Best Korean Makeup Product. Not only was it the top-selling Korean makeup product, you raved about it in reviews too.
We'll let Maria sum it up for us:
"I am so impressed with this BB cream! It’s very high coverage for a BB cream (more like medium coverage foundation) but SUPER lightweight and gives the most beautiful natural, dewy finish which sets down beautifully with powder. It doesn’t transfer at all when I touch my face and has amazing staying power. It looks flawless with any primer I use under it and is truly a remarkable product and so affordable!"
"A new category in this year's Best of K-Beauty Awards was the Best K-Beauty brand."- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show podcast
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