Best of K-Beauty 2022
Every year, STYLE STORY hosts the Best of K-Beauty Awards, a list of the 10 most innovative Korean beauty products.
These are the products that have captured the hearts of our online beauty community in 2022.
Meet the products that make South Korea one of the top global innovators in beauty!
- Meet the best-selling Korean Beauty product on STYLE STORY for 2022.
- Named after Bubble Tea, this deliciously hydrating drink for your skin quickly became our bestselling moisturiser since its launch in 2020.
- In 2022, it had the new honor of being the best-selling product.
- Packed with skincare hero ingredients like Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Beta Glucan, Panthenol and more, Steam Cream is perfect for all skin types and anyone looking for smoother, plumper skin.
Knocked off the first place for the first time since 2019 in 2022 was Subi's Perfect Pimple Patch.
- Previously the best-selling product of every year since it launched, this K-Beauty product now takes second place but it is in no way second rate.
- In fact, most users claim that the "Perfect" in the name of these pimple patches is in there for good reason.
- Not only are they the stickiest and most invisible on the market, they are also perfect to use both day and night.
- In addition, they are 100% cruelty and alcohol free.
Another new entrant to this year's list of the Best Korean Beauty products in 2022 was Jelly Ko's Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask.
- With sales having increased 20% year on year this overnight skin treatment goes to work while you sleep so that you wake up to better skin the next morning.
- Packed with ingredients designed to soften, hydrate and boost your natural glow, you'll wake up to plumper, softer, jelly-like skin.
- As a bonus, this sleeping mask also does double duty as a refreshingly cool gel moisturiser for the summer.
- Selling out its first run in just a few months, Dewy Glaze Toner is one of the most popular toners of 2022! In fact, within just a matter of months it had risen to the Top 5 Best-Selling products on STYLE STORY.
- This 2-in-1 essence toner combines the benefits of an essence and toner into a single step. The deliciously hydrating formula instantly creates juicier looking skin.
- If you're looking for skin that looks as good as a glazed donut, there's no better way to start than with Dewy Glaze.
- With over 30 million units sold internationally, this BB cream is a world class blemish balm.
- Perfect Cover does the work of a moisturiser, primer, foundation and sun protection.
This cult favourite lip sleeping mask is world renowned for its innovative design and formula.
- Not only does it taste great, it's intensely hydrating for super soft, plump lips.
This unique cream combines skincare and makeup in one, reducing the appearance of redness while forming a protective barrier against environmental irritants like smog and dust.
- Packed with Centella Asiatica, this cream is perfect for soothing irritated skin.
An on-the-go anti-aging solution, this moisturising balm hydrates for relief against dry skin and improves elasticity.
- This balm can be used on any part of the skin that's feeling dry for an instantly dewy complexion.
- As an added bonus, it can also work as a handy lip balm!
These handy masks address a range of skin types, featuring aloe, snail, green tea and propolis.
- These sheet masks are thicker than most for a more luxurious application, each weighing 23g (the same as a small bottle of serum/essence).
- Tied at tenth place on the list is one of Australia's favourite cleansing balms.
- Not only is Bare Skin Balm a great first step in a double cleanse routine, it is also supremely hydrating.
- In addition, it is perfect for removing oil-based impurities like makeup and sunscreen.
Tied at tenth place on the list is this mist serum from Korean beauty brand d'Alba.
- Originally used by Korean airline attendants as a go-to hydration pick me up in-flight, this spray serum reached international recognition for its ability to boost moisture in any climate.
- Formulated on a bed of luxurious white truffle, this serum not only moisturises, but helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and brighten skin.
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