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Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40

December 11, 2020

Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40

Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40

Looking for K-Beauty on a budget? Check out these affordable K-Beauty picks under $40.

K-Beauty On A Budget

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!

Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Cleanser

Grab a bargain with Jelly Ko's 2-in-1 Cinnamon Toast Sugar Scrub Foam. You choose whether it's a cleanser or an exfoliant.

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.
Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40

Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Toner

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?


Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Essence

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!   


Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40


Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Serum

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.

For more on Korean serums, tune into the Korean Beauty Show podcast:


Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Moisturiser

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 Innisfree Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic CreamThis nourishing cream is infused with antioxidant-rich green tea extract, skin-nourishing panthenol, squalane and ceramides to lock in moisture by creating a protective barrier, shielding skin from moisture loss.


Affordable K-Beauty Picks Under $40: Eye Cream

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, TOCOBO Collagen Brightening Eye Gel Cream is one of our go-to’s. It contains lavender flower water and Retinol. It moisturizes and vitalizes on the eye area. Vegetable collagen safely helps keep skin elasticity.

What are the best affordable K-Beauty picks under $40 that you’ve found? Let us know in the comments!

Want more Budget Beauty Tips? Listen to this episode of the Korean Beauty Show Podcast.


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