When it comes to skincare, a lot of us will agree that we really got to give it to the Koreans. The number of cosmetic and skincare brands from the Land of the Morning Calm are on the rise and are being hunted down—because who doesn’t want to have the naturally beautiful and glowing skin of the Hallyu stars, right?
A lot of ladies do swear by Korean brands because of their natural ingredients and amazing effects. So for those who wish to start the trending 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine, here are a dozen products (out of like, probably hundreds) that you can start sampling out, as recommended by our GirlTalkers.
Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
“Broke out with another product and this helped my skin after a few days” - recommended by caterpillar-girl
The Face Shop Ultra Moist CC Cushion
“Hydrating to my dry skin and a glorified sunscreen for me” - recommended by ataypool
“Very effective” - recommended by un1z
The question is, where to get them? Certain online shops like Althea, Wishtrend, BeautyMNL, and Skincurator are the favorites of our GirlTalkers when ordering their Korean beauty staples. Watsons carries hard-to-find brands, too!
Missha First Treatment Essence
“Nakaka-brighten ng face and never na ako nagkaka-acne” - recommended by lovely_chic
Laneige BB Cushion
“I’m loving this right now” - recommended by liana
Etude House’s Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
“It’s the best” - recommended by liana
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
“Hydrates my skin even more” - recommended by lovely_chic
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
“Moisturizing but no heavy and sticky after feel” - recommended by galatea_spheres
Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleanser
“Love the smell, really cleans well and takes make up off” - recommended by galatea_spheres
Leaders Insolution 7 Wonders Mask
“I use it once a day, and it really made a huge difference [on] my skin” - recommended by shopaholic18
C20 Sheet Mask
“Instant brightening” - recommended by ataypool
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence
“Glowing ang skin ko” - recommended by 5starfruit
Seriously, the list goes on and on.
Of course, if you’re looking for more recommendations to achieve that flawless and glowing Asian skin, you can start with the first of many threads about this topic right here.