Looking for K-Beauty on a budget? Check out these affordable K-Beauty picks under $40.
In the constantly evolving world of K-Beauty, it can sometimes be intimidating to know what to pick, let alone how much to spend! There’s nothing worse than shelling out the big bucks on something new and feeling disappointed.
Our job here at STYLE STORY is to help you style the perfect products and routine for both your skin and your budget.
With that in mind, we’re going to have a look today at some of our favourite tried and true Korean Beauty products that won’t break the bank!
Looking for an all-in-one face and body toner that’s particularly great for sensitive skin? Try APLB Centella Complex Mist Toner. Packed with hero ingredient Centella Asiatica, this ph 5.5 balanced toner will help soothe and protect your skin barrier. Did we mention it is also GINORMOUS?
COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is one of K-Beauty's all-time best selling products. Loaded with replenishing and revitalizing nutrients it helps prevent and repair damage, giving you ultimate elasticity and hydration. Plus, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg!
For natural brightening, Beauty of Joseon Calming Serumis affordable and effective. Jam-packed with 76% green tea extract and panthenol, it soothes skin damage and prevents skin aging.
Alternatively, if you’re after a product using one of the original hero ingredients of K-Beauty,Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum is a top tier treatment. It’s great for damaged skin, loss of elasticity and dehydration. This serum contains snail secretion filtrate that is particularly effective on acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Plus, it also has bee venom to boost your complexion.
If you’re looking to keep it simple, turn to Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel. With a fuss-free ingredient list (no alcohol or fragrance!), this pH 5.5-6 moisturiser is ideal for all skin types. It helps to maintain hydration and brighten skin tone.
For a hit of hydration, try iUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream. Not only does it hydrate, this moisturising cream also fortifies the skin’s barrier function and boosts elasticity. It is ideal for skin that has been damaged by using incompatible skincare products or over-exfoliation.
If you’re looking for some additional brightening to reduce dark circles under your eyes, Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream will tick your boxes. A great summertime eye cream, this lightweight formulation is 100% vegan and fragrance free, making it especially suited for sensitive skin.
For an anti-aging eye cream, Iunik Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream is one of our go-to’s. Star ingredients propolis and idebenone moisturise the delicate skin under the eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the best affordable K-Beauty picks under $40 that you’ve found? Let us know in the comments!
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"K-Beauty is famous for its innovative formulas that cost just a fraction of the cost comparable western beauty products"- STYLE STORY
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