From sheet masks and essences, to cushion foundations and BB creams, we have Korean Beauty, dubbed K-Beauty for short, to thank for some of our favourite skincare and makeup products of all time. But ever since the influx of K-beauty innovation and knowledge burst onto the scene a few years ago, there has been wave after wave of new brands with vast arrays of new products, all promising to be essential additions to the renowned 10-step regime.
While we want it all, our skin often finds it hard to handle too many actives or an overload of potent formulas (enter the rise of so-called ‘Skip-care’). Rather than forsaking the transformative powers and infinite benefits of Korean beauty products altogether, we thought it would be far better to cherry-pick the best ones that are sure to be a valuable asset to your skincare regime.
As for the 10 steps – there’s nothing to say you have to incorporate every single one into your regime in order to see the benefits. In fact, being selective in the ones your choose can see far better results.
“Adopting a Korean-inspired skincare regime really helps to change your mindset of taking care of your skin as a chore into it being a pampering session you can look forward to,” says Charlotte Cho, co-Founder of Soko Glam. Taking a few minutes every morning and evening can become a self care ritual and an opportunity to indulge in some much-needed ‘me time’.
With that in mind, scroll down to discover the best Korean beauty products that are actually worth the hype…
Find out more about the 10-step K-Beauty skincare regime in this handy breakdown, and the best K-Beauty subscription boxes worth signing up to if you’re new to the game.