A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Best Skincare Products from Korean Beauty Brands

Hey precious people,

Wherever you look, you will find a mad crowd of people vouching for K-beauty brands. Though the craze is justified by the efficiency they show, are all brands worth the hype? If you are overwhelmed by the information available online and are looking for trusted source to tell you where to invest your precious money, you are at the correct place. This post will tell you about some products which can genuinely up your skincare game. All products have been reviewed on IMBB, so don’t forget to check them out for more details.

A Beginners Guide to Choosing Best Skincare Products from Korean Beauty Brands

1. The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel:
This green tub of goodness is a must have. It gives soothing and cooling sensation, along with hydration and generous moisture. It helps in dealing with inflamed skin, rashes, breakouts and sunburns. The gel gives instant radiance and the presence of hyaluronic acid shields your skin from drying out. This multipurpose gel can be used after waxing or threading to calm skin.
Recommended for: All skin types.

The face shop bamboo fresh soothing gel

2. Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack –Green Tea, Jeju Volcano and Aronia:
If you are taking baby steps into the world of Korean skincare and want to try something affordable, start here. Innisfree Capsule Recipe packs come in a number of variants. The Green Tea, Jeju Volcano and Aronia variants can work on all skin types. They recharge dull lifeless skin making skin nourished and glowing. They are the perfect travel companions too, and can save you from looking like a tired mess in photos.
Recommended for: All skin types.

Innisfree capsule face packs

3. Missha Super Aqua D-Tox Peeling Gel:
When your regular scrub fails to give you the refined skin texture you want, it’s time to switch up to something different. A mild peel is the best answer to reveal deeper layers of skin and give you smooth and soft skin. This peel is formulated from fruit and milk extracts which are rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, citric acids and lactic acids. This peel won’t burn or irritate skin and you can see the difference in a single use. Say goodbye to clogged pores and uneven texture.
Recommended for: All skin types (patch test recommended).

Missha peeling gel

4. It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum:
A serum can penetrate deep into skin to give pure and clear skin. This top product from the Korean brand It’s Skin can help you get moisturized and healthy skin. Hyaluronic acid aids in retaining moisture and your face looks fresh and plump even if you didn’t have a good night’s sleep.
Recommended for: All skin types.

Its Skin hyaluronic acid

5. The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Ato Salt Cream:
This unique mineral salt cream is formulated without harmful chemicals and provides deep moisturization and itch relief for dry skin. The impressive ingredient list boasts of sea salt, peony extract, phytosphingosine and ceramide which treats dry, flaky skin, relieves itching and calms skin.
Recommended for: Dry, sensitive skin.

The face shop salt ato cream

6. The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream:
This moisture-replenishing cream with hydrating chia seed extract and cotton seed extracts relieves dehydrated skin without making it greasy or oily. This is a boon for oily skinned ladies who need moisture without compromising on comfort on skin.
Recommended for: Oily, normal-combination skin.

The face shop chia seed cream

7. Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap Facial Cleanser:
This unique whipped egg white mousse cleanser is infused with egg yolk extract that gently hydrates, purifies, and replenishes your skin. It is a good way to use eggs on skin without the stink and mess. The cleanser makes ski clean, tones skin and helps pore appear smaller.
Recommended for: All skin types.

Too Cool for school egg mousse

8. The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam:
The Face Shop has a great range of products made from jeju volcanic lava. This scrub deep cleanses skin, purifies pores, and gives you clear smooth skin. It is also capable of reducing blackheads and minimizing pores. The best thing is that it clear sebum and makes skin matte and shine free.
Recommended for: Oily, normal-combination skin.

The face shop jeju volcanic lava

9. The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Volcanic Ash Nose Strips and The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava 3-Step Deep Cleansing Nose Strips:
These nose pore strips contain Jeju volcanic lava and are great for pulling out deep rooted gunk from your pores. If you have clogged pores and frequently recurring blackheads and whiteheads, this is a must have.

The face shop nose strips

10. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream:
This high performance cream infused with ceramides strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier while delivering a moisture boost. This is a great one to soothe dryness and irritated skin especially in winters. Also, it improves the appearance of fine lines, flakiness, and makes skin healthier and smoother.
Recommended for: Dry, sensitive skin.

Dr Jart Ceramidin cream

11. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner:
This very effective toner is a best summed as a 7-in-1 total pore solution freshener. It cleans the pores with its special peppermint extract, balances pH levels and makes skin pure and pristine like a baby’s. It is formulated without mineral oil, fragrance, coloring, talc, animal ingredients, silicone oil.
Recommended for: All skin types.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

12. CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence:
This famous essence from CosRx protects the skin from moisture loss while keeping the skin texture smooth and healthy. It also heals acne scars and blemishes, aids in maintaining elasticity and tightness of skin while delivering hydration.
Recommended for: All skin types.

Cosrx snail power essence

13. Holika Holika Pig-nose Clear Blackhead Peeling Massage Gel:
This is one of the most epic performers in terms of removing blackheads. It softens blackheads for easy removal and leaves your nose so clean, soft and shiny. If you have severe blackhead/whitehead issues, this one is a must try.

Holika Holika Pig nose clear blackhead massage gel

Special addition: Sheet masks from Korean brands like Innisfree, The Face Shop, Etude House, Holika Holika, Tony Moly, Missha. They are available in numerous variants and are meant to drench your skin in moisture and make it supple. My top recommendation would be Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Mask.

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