New to K-Beauty? Start Here!
On episode 214 of the Korean Beauty Show podcast Lauren is taking a look at some not-to-be-missed Korean beauty products for newbies! These days the Korean Beauty industry is huge, which is great when it comes to options but it can make things daunting for newcomers. With so many choices, it's hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many gorgeous products on the market. Here are some classic products that won’t fail to disappoint you if you’re just starting out:
This is not only one of STYLE STORY's best selling BB Creams, it is also a worldwide bestseller, having sold over 50 million units. Developed by state-of-the art Korean cosmetic companyMissha M Perfect Cover BB Cream is a world best BB Cream. It improves the look and texture of your skin, while also providing makeup coverage.
Arguably one of the most famous K-Beauty products on the market, Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum sells 13 bottles EVERY MINUTE. This is an ideal product to start with if you have oily skin.
Made with 100% Jeju Organic Green Tea Water, STYLE STORY has stocked Innisfree's Green Tea Serum since 2014, when we were the first online Kbeauty store in Australia!
Designed to be used as the first product after washing your face, it helps your skin to better absorb the next products in your beauty routine. Finally, green tea seed oil creates a stronger moisture barrier.
If you're new to Korean skincare and have pimples you're in for a real treat. Korean beauty options for acne prone skin tend to be much gentler and cost effective than similar western options. Take Subi Perfect Pimple Patch. Made with hydrocolloid and zero added ingredients these are perfect even for sensitive skin.
If you get pimples in hard-to-reach places (like the side of the nose or around your mouth) then these are your patches. The thinness, stickiness and absorptive powers of Subi's patches means they stay in place long enough to effectively tackle the pimples that other patches can't.
This style of cosmetics is inspired by Asian philosophy, which values harmony and balance. Sulwhasoo revives legendary Asian medicinal herbs with advanced modern science to create a high-powered serum. This serum not only nourishes and firms skin but also helps your next layers of skincare to absorb properly. Finally, it offers a luxury experience and a chance to try Korean skincare at its best.
Unlike most Western BHA products, COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is formulated using betaine salicylate rather than the more common salicylic acid. We love it because it's not as drying as other BHA products.
It has a clear texture that is slightly thicker than water, which gently exfoliates for a brighter, more even skin tone.
Since BHAs are oil soluble, theypenetrate through the oil that’s clogging your pores and exfoliate all of the dead skin cells that have built up inside. This is why they are recommended for those with oily skin.
This is one of the most popular makeup items in Korea and one of my personal faves. That's because Juicy Lasting Lip Tints help you to effortlessly achieve plump lips with great colour payoff. You can use them to create Korea's beloved gradient lip look or apply several layers for a fuller, plumper look.
These are the lip tints that have launched a thousand knock-offs and variations.
This sugary cinnamon treat is perfect for oily and acne prone skin thanks to the 100% customizable formula. You can use it two ways:
As a Cleanser: Dissolve the sugar crystals in your palms first, before applying the foam to a wet face. Voila - it's a regular cleanser!
As an Exfoliant: Apply the scrub to a damp face and gently massage it in. Voila - it exfoliates, dissolving the dirt and debris clogging pores. Watch it melt into a creamy foam that thoroughly cleanses.
If you're new to K-Beauty and have dry skin chances are you'll love this toner. Melting a whole bottle of cream into a liquid form, Laneige fills the skin with moisture right from the first step.
Thanks to its deep hydration it is perfect to hydrate skin. In addition, it helps to strengthen your skin's barrier. The end result is ski that is supple and soft - as if you just applied cream!
Plus, as of 2023 you can buy a refill to save on plastic.
This cult favourite mist has sold over 14 million units and is guaranteed to impress anyone, let alone those who are new to Korean beauty.
First Spray Serum is made on a base of white truffles sourced from Italy, in addition to lotus with avocado oil. It's the kind of product that will have you wondering what the hell other companies have been selling as mists. It also helps to reduce fine lines, brighten skin and supply moisture and has also won STYLE STORY'sBest of K-Beauty Awards.
1% of the profits from the sale of all of these products will go towards our pledge to1% For the Planet. Share your love of beauty with the planet every time you shop at STYLE STORY.
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“This is a best-in-class product, a true steal and showcases K-Beauty’s talent in lip tints”- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show
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