Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that every recent beauty trend got its start in Korea. From BB creams to the sheet masks behind every face mask selfie on Instagram, Korea pretty much started them all. Check out the best Korean beauty products you probably didn’t even know about!
We’re constantly testing out new beauty products and adding even more makeup, skincare and body finds to our must-have list. And one thing we noticed while trying out all of these products is that Korean brands tend to reign supreme (especially when it comes to skincare!).
Skincare: If the ever-popular sheet mask is what you’re after, Leaders 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask contains niacinamide to erase discoloration (particularly spots caused by too much sun exposure) and olive oil to smooth skin while toning.
While traditional clay and sheet masks may be a favorite, Korean beauty experts are also thinking outside the box when it comes to skincare. Blithe’s Patting Splash Masks take the wait time out of the mask, letting you pat skin benefits right onto your face that don’t need to be washed off. Available for several different skin concerns, our favorite is the Soothing & Healing Green Tea, which combines green tea and tea tree leaf oil to calm irritated skin.
Another fun option we’re obsessing over is the Lindsay Charcoal Modeling Rubber Mask, which comes in a Ramen noodle-shaped container. Once you add water and stir, apply the mask onto your face and wait as the charcoal deep cleans pores while the mask turns into a rubbery sheet (kind of like silly putty) that gets peeled right off your face.
Best Korean Beauty — The Skincare & Makeup Products You Need To Know
Makeup: But it’s not just skincare that the Korean beauty market is on top of. Starting in Korea and making its way to Sephora, we love Touch In Sol as much for the bright and fun packaging as the effective formulas inside. Their Stretchex Stretch Lash Effect Mascara makes even the stumpiest of lashes long. Plus, the thin formula makes it perfect for giving lashes a lengthened base that can be built up with multiple coats for over-the-top drama.
Have you tried any of these Korean brands yet?
— Marissa DeSantis