Most Underrated Korean Beauty Products
Sure, we've all heard of K-Beauty's most hyped products - COSRX Snail Mucin Essence, Dr Jart Color Correcting Creamand Kahi's Multi Balm - just to name a few. But what about some that aren't so hyped but absolutely deserve to be?
There are plenty of those too!
Today, we're sharing some of the most underrated K-Beauty products that absolutely deserve pride of place in your beauty cabinet.
Let's take a look:
Dreaming of smoother, more even-toned and radiant skin? A soft cleanse that won't sensitize or irritate skin?
We've got just the dream-boat for you.
Lightweight, ultra-versatile and perfect for everyday use, Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser is a shapeshifter that does the work of several products in one. It cleanses, can even exfoliate and is perfect to leave the house and travel with.
1 Easier to travel with than liquid based cleansers (no mess and no cabin luggage restrictions)
2 Does the work of two products in one
Want a soft, gentle, every-day cleanse? Simply add more water and turn the powder into a fluffy cloud.
Wanting a gentle exfoliation? Go light on the water and leave it grittier.
3 Lasts far longer than typical liquid cleansers
4 Guarantees a brighter complexion, softer skin and a smoother texture
While there are many hyped K-beauty ginseng products (ahem, Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence) very few of them contain the kind of ginseng that's actually going to do anything for your skin.
Enter - The History Of Whoo Jinyulhyang Red Wild Ginseng Facial Oil. This is the holy grail of ginseng products because it contains highly concentrated wild Red Ginseng extracts.
No ingredient is more prized in Korean beauty than wild red ginseng. That's because of the ability it has to transform the skin. However, because the process for extracting red ginseng is so much more difficult than cultivated ginseng, it is not a cheap ingredient. That's why you will only find it in the most truly luxurious Korean skincare products. Like this beloved facial oil.
The History Of Whoo Jinyulhyang Red Wild Ginseng Facial Oil is a once in a lifetime, must-try product for true lovers of Korean skin care products.
Korea perfected the BB Cream back in the early 2010s but these days, they aren't as often talked about. And undeservedly so in our opinion because Korean BB Creams remain a league above most of their western counterparts.
Take - Skin79 Orange Super Plus BB Cream. This imparts a triple effect of high coverage, correcting marks and dark spots along with SPF50 + sun protection.
It is not only perfect for skin with dark spots and pigmentation but also aging skin.
Skin79 was the first BB Cream brand to launch in beauty-obsessed South Korea. Skin79 BB Creams are known as the ‘Queen of BB Creams’ because they have a range of products covering all skin types and tones. As a brand, Skin79 is widely known for its high quality control standards with all their products approved for safe use by the KFDA.
A favourite of those in the know, this APLB Collagen Peptide Moisture Cream is a luxury anti-aging cream infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide. It keeps skin looking smooth, refreshed and plump at every age.
The cream has a thick texture that immediately spreads once applied to the skin. It contains all the ingredients we expect to see in a good anti-aging formula - collagen, peptides, niacinamide, sea buckthorn, hyaluronic acid, adenosine and beta glucan. It even contains a luxe nods to the brand's Korean heritage in the form of lotus flower extract, which helps to care for pores and maintain the skin's barrier.
It hasn't reached cult status yet but it definitely deserves it. After all, who doesn't love sugary, cinnamon treats?
Cinnamon Toast Sugar Scrub Foam is a 100% customizable cleanser & exfoliant in one - choose between both at every routine! After cleansing, skin is left refreshed and smooth without irritation. Indulgent cleansing, minus the calories? Yes, please!
2 Products in 1 - 100% Customizable
You choose between a foam cleanse or an exfoliation at every routine.
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.
Another woefully underrated K-Beauty product is this beautifully textured Tosowoong Spot Whitening Vita Clinic Cream.
Not only does it have an absolutely stellar ingredients list it literally transforms the skin with a beautiful buttery texture that targets dark spots.
Unlike many brightening creams, the Vitamin C content in this comes from sea buckthorn extract. It contains 200 times more Vitamin C than apples and 30 more than lemons.
In addition, this cream also contains Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a stable form of Vitamin that gives faster visible results. It offers a much better stability profile than any known direct-acting form of Vitamin C. The texture is dense and sticky, yet quickly absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy or heavy feeling.
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