6 Korean Skincare Products You Have to Get Your Hands On!

What’s the first thing you do when you hit the streets of Hongdae, Ewha and Myeongdong? Shop for beauty products, of course! Here’s a list 6 Korean skincare products you must buy while on your holiday in Korea. (Photo: el_ave)

1. Banila Co Clean It Zero

Banila Co Clean It Zero (Beauty Bucketeer)

A holy grail beauty product recommended by many beauty gurus in KoreaBanila Co Clean It Zero is a cleansing balm made for removing even the most stubborn makeup you have in your make up stash. Banila Co Clean It Zero contains papaya fruit and acerora extract, both known to have antioxidants properties for an overall brightening effect to help perk up tired and dried skin.

Price: approx US$16.25

2. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

If you thought the trend for snail related beauty products are dying off, you’re wrong. What can be more natural than snail slime?

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream (Rocaille Writes)

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream holds a whopping 74% snail extract specially targeted at replenishing moisture and cell regeneration. Snail slime products also aid in smoothing uneven complexion and hyper-pigmentation.

Price: approx US$10.34

3. Mamonde Rose Water Toner

Mamonde Rose Water Toner (Mamonde)

Never forget to close your pores with a toner after doing a double cleanse. Consisting of 90.89% rose water, Mamonde Rose Water Toner is a toner so fragrant you won’t mind using everyday. Not only does Mamonde Rose Water Toner do a wonderful job of doing some final sweep off and residue and dirt that’s left on your skin, it also helps keep you skin’s pH levels balanced, leaving you with a moisturised and supple skin!

Price: approx US$13.30

4. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (Innisfree)

Doesn’t matter if you’re Korean or Singaporean, Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum has a way to your stash of beauty products with its moisturising and deep hydrating properties made from au natural ingredients.

Price: approx US$19.21

5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream (Laneige)

As with other Laneige products, Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream comes with a heavier price tag when compared to the previously mentioned beauty products. However, good things are worth investing in, and Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream is another highly raved product that makes good its promises to hydrate and lock in moisture to cool and soothe our skin.

Price: approx US$33.24

6. VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm

VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm (VDL)

Pucker up with VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm — you never know which Korean celebrity you’re going to bump into while roaming the streets of Korea. Infused with shea butter and prune oil, VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm keeps your pouty lips moist. It’s said that the balm will melt like butter on your lips, giving you instant moisture that last for hours.

Price: approx US$10.34.
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