As we all know, the Korean beauty industry is often miles and miles ahead when it comes to creating innovative and effective beauty products.This, of course, begs the question: what are the best Korean beauty products out there, then? If you’re curious (or looking to add some things to your shopping cart, wink wink), Daily Vanity has you covered.

Without further ado, here’s the 26 best Korean beauty products you should definitely try out.

1. COSrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Best Korean Beauty Products Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser

A super gentle cleanser that thoroughly clears your face of impurities all without making your skin feel tight or dry, the COSrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a big hit amongst netizens for good reason. The affordable price point is also a definite plus in our book.

The COSrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is available at selected Watsons outlets such as at Bugis Junction and Raffles City. It retails for SGD14.90.

2. Caolion Hot & Cool Pore Foam Cleanser Duo

Best Korean Beauty Products Caolion Duo Foaming Cleansers

A cleanser duo that is meant to be used together, this Caolion Pore Blackhead Steam Foam Cleanser provides a ‘steaming’ effect as it exfoliates and deep cleanses pores. The Pore Tightening Cooling Foam Cleanser then goes on to depuff, soothe, and soften skin. Only Korean beauty products can be quite so innovative, really!

The Caolion Hot & Cool Pore Foam Cleanser Duo is available at selected Sephora outlets, such as VivoCity and ION Orchard. It retails for SGD36.

3. Banila Co. Clean It Zero

Best Korean Beauty Products Banila Co Clean It Zero

Ideal for all skin types, this cleanser by Banila Co. has a sherbet, gel-like texture that effectively melts oil-based makeup like a dream. It is also great at coaxing blackheads and other impurities out of clogged areas, with the winning concoction of Raspberry Leaf Extract and Papaya preventing your skin from feeling too tight or dry after use.

The Banila Co. Clean It Zero is available on Lazada and iShopChangi. It retails for SGD19.50.

4. Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin

Best Korean Beauty Products Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin

Lauded as one of the best K-Beauty skincare ranges out there, the Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin is definitely a star product from the line-up. A balancing toner that is moisturising and nourishing for skin in equal measure, it also happens to be suitable for all skin types and comes in a lightweight, gel-like texture that absorbs easily into skin.

The Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin is available at all Innisfree outlets and retails for SGD24.

5. Son & Park Beauty Water

Best Korean Beauty Products Son Park Beauty Water

A multitasking toner and cleansing water, this Korean cult product from Son & Park cleanses and preps skin thoroughly for makeup application. Lavender water, Rosewater, and Orange Extract hydrates and keeps skin nourished while Willow Bark and Papaya Extract rids skin of dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and more radiant complexion after.

The Son & Park Beauty Water is available on Lazada.

6. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Best Korean Beauty Products Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

This exfoliating black sugar mask is a definite cult favourite amongst K-Beauty junkies. (Just do a quick google search of best Korean beauty products and see for yourself: this baby always makes the list.)

Featuring organic black sugar enriched with vitamins and minerals, this wash off mask leaves your face feeling squeaky clean all without stripping your skin of its natural oils. It has even won Best Budget-friendly Purifying Mask at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2018.

The Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is available at selected Guardian outlets, such as at Jurong Point. It is also available at the Skinfood boutique at Tampines One. It retails for SGD13.20 for 100g.

7. Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

Best Korean Beauty Products Neogen Gauze Peeling Wine

Looking for something a little more convenient and less time-consuming when it comes to exfoliation? Then the Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine is the one for you. Cited to be one of the best Korean beauty products this year, these exfoliating pads provides a gentle yet effective exfoliation, sloughing off dead skin cells effortlessly. No mess, fuss, or wash offs required.

The Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine is available on Lazada, Yesstyle, and Soko Glam. It retails for SGD24.90.

8. Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 Step Kit

Best Korean Beauty Products Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 Step Kit

Ah, blackheads. Everybody has them. The ones clogged around your nose area are the hardest to remove especially, but that’s where this blackhead removal kit from Korean brand Holika Holika comes in to save the day. With three steps, this blackhead treatment softens, removes, then prevents any more excess oil and dirt from clogging up your skin once more.

The Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 Step Kit is available at all Holika Holika beauty counters in Isetan Orchard and Robinsons at Jem. It is also available on Althea.kr. It retails for SGD2.40 per kit.

9. Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Clear Lover

Best Korean Beauty Products Dr Jart Rubber Mask Clear Lover

We’re sure you’ve seen this creepy-looking rubber mask all over your Instagram feed— and for good reason! The Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Clear Lover definitely holds rank as one of the best Korean beauty products of all time, with the two=step system helping clear up troubled skin and fight breakouts.

A quick search online for reviews also shows that the other masks in the line exhibits equal levels of effectiveness, with users claiming that they have purchased it multiple times and intend to continue to do so in the future.

The Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Clear Lover is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD18.

10. Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea

Best Korean Beauty Products Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing And Healing Green Tea

splash mask? Nope, you’re not reading that wrong. Inspired by the Korean bathhouse tradition of splashing botanical steeped water onto the face, this mask is a treatment that you use while you’re in the shower.

Simply pat the formula onto skin while you’re lathering up to see close-to instantaneous results! (Seriously, splash masks reportedly only take 15 seconds to show effects.) This particular formula comes packed with Green Tea and Tea Tree Leaf Oil that helps soothe and calm irritated, acne-prone skin.

The Blithe Patting Splash Mask Soothing & Healing Green Tea is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD54.

11. Erborian Yuza Double Lotion

Best Korean Beauty Products Erborian Yuza Double Lotion

A light and refreshing moisturiser, the Erborian Yuza Double Lotion allows your skin to exude a healthy, radiant glow. The secret to this moisturiser’s effectiveness? The fact that it is a water-in-oil emulsion, with the aqueous phase effectively boosting skin’s radiance while the oil phase nourishes dry, dull skin. Talk about the best of both worlds!

The Erborian Yuza Double Lotion is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD52.

12. Mizon All-In-One Snail Skin Repair Cream

Best Korean Beauty Products Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream

You can’t say ‘best Korean beauty product‘ without thinking of the Mizon All-In-One Snail Skin Repair Cream. An award-winning, best-selling formula that has already sold millions across Asia, this cream truly does a whole lot: it hydrates, helps improve the appearance of fine lines, as well as reduces the likelihood of acne scarring and blemishes. Now that’s a powerhouse of a product!

The Mizon All-In-One Snail Skin Repair Cream is available on Lazada and Qoo10. It retails for SGD19.90.

13. Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel

Best Korean Beauty Products Make Prem Uv Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel

We all know how important sunscreen is (especially considering Singapore’s weather!) so make sure to invest in some good sun protection, like the Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel, for instance.

A milky, lightweight sun gel with SPF50+, it also helps counteract the damage caused by hot infrared waves and radiation by cooling down your skin’s surface. Say what? Yup, it can be used under makeup as well, and serves as a great primer. With a reputation like this, it’s no wonder this baby is considered one of the best Korean beauty products by many.

The Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel is available on its site as well as on Lazada. It retails for SGD19.90.

14. Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion

Best Korean Beauty Products Laneige Pore Control Bb CushionIf we’re talking about the best Korean beauty products out there, the iconic BB cushion compact definitely comes to mind. A cult favourite amongst netizens? The Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion. This one helps give a flawless, matte finish all whilst keeping skin moisturised and fresh all day long.

The Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion is available at all Sephora outlets as well as at its boutiques such as at ION Orchard and Jurong Point. It is also available at its beauty counters in major departmental stores such as Isetan, BHG and Metro. It retails for SGD59.

15. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense

Best Korean Beauty Products Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense

It’s never too early to start on anti-ageing products, right? It is precisely this line of thinking that has made the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense such a big hit with users of all ages, really. Fans rave about how this BB compact gives skin a healthy, translucent glow that conceals flaws subtly and naturally, making it seem as if you’re genetically blessed with flawless skin.

The Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense is available at its boutiques such as at ION Orchard and Westgate. It is also available at its beauty counters in major departmental stores such as Tangs, Takashimaya and Robinsons. It retails for SGD80.

16. 3CE Back To Baby BB Cream

Best Korean Beauty Products 3ce Back To Baby Bb Cream

Packed with illuminating ingredients such as crystal water, diamond powder, and pearl powder, this BB cream from 3CE applies like second skin, giving skin a translucent, radiant glow. This one even comes with hydrating ingredients for an extra moisturised finish, ensuring no flaking or cracks throughout the day.

The 3CE Back To Baby BB Cream is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD29.

17. The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Style My Eyebrow

Best Korean Beauty Products The Face Shop Lovely Me Ex Eyebrow Pencil

Available in four different shades, this eyebrow pencil from The Face Shop is considered one of the best Korean beauty products out there by many. It has a pigmented, creamy formula that glides on easily, with no tugging or yanking required.

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Style My Eyebrow is available at all The Face Shop outlets. It retails for SGD5.90.

18. Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-Cara

Best Korean Beauty Products Laneige Eyebrow Cushion Cara

And just when you thought the K-Beauty sphere has come up with just about everything when it comes to cushions, Laneige releases a brow cushion compact. This one is relatively new on the market, but it has been getting rave reviews from users already. With a liquid to powder texture, this eyebrow cushion fills in brows seamlessly and naturally, lasting for hours on end no matter rain or shine.

The Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-Cara is available at all Sephora outlets as well as at its boutiques such as at ION Orchard and Jurong Point. It is also available at its beauty counters in major departmental stores such as Isetan, BHG and Metro. It retails for SGD36.

19. CLIO Waterproof Brush Liner

Best Korean Beauty Products Clio Waterproof Brush Liner

Known as a holy grail item by many, this waterproof liner by Clio has amazing staying power, an insanely pigmented formula, and a flexible brush tip for drawing the thinnest, most precise of lines. Apparently, there’s no smudging or flaking even for those with the oiliest of eyelids, thus cementing this liner’s reputation as one of the best Korean beauty products out there.

The CLIO Waterproof Brush Liner is available at selected Watsons outlets such as 112 Katong Mall, Ngee Ann City, and Plaza Singapura. It retails for SGD27.90.

20. Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner

Best Korean Beauty Products Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner

Long-wearing and water-resistant, this gel liner from TonyMoly glides on smoothly and precisely with no fuss. With the brush applicator, it can even double up as an eyeshadow. Smudge it out slightly (but do it fast, because it dries quickly!) for a perfect smoky eye.

The Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner is available at all Tony Moly outlets and retails for SGD17.90.

21. Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Shader

Best Korean Beauty Products Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Shading

This three-in-one contouring powder from Too Cool For School features remarkably easy to blend pigments in universally flattering shades. Opt for a single shadow or mix between the three before adding a light dusting over areas that you’d like to add more definition to. Being a bronzed goddess is just that much easier with this star product!

The Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Shader is available on Lazada and Althea.kr. It retails for SGD19.40.

22. Son & Park Highlighter Cube

Best Korean Beauty Products Son Park Highlighter Cube

Iridescent, luminous, and easy to blend, the Son & Park Highlighter Cube is adored by many. It gives more of a subtle sheen than the bold strobe effect as seen on your Instagram feed, adding a nice pop of colour to your makeup without stealing the limelight.

The Son & Park Highlighter Cube is available on Lazada. It retails for SGD26.90.

23. Etude House Lash Perm Curl-Fix Mascara Long Lash

Best Korean Beauty Products Etude House Lash Perm Mascara

With a 24-hour smudge-proof formula containing feather light fibres that help lengthen your lashes, this mascara by Etude House is the mascara of dreams. It is also sweat-resistant, water-resistant, and promises to keep lashes looking curled and fresh all day. We’re sold!

The Etude House Lash Perm Curl-Fix Mascara is available at all Etude House outlets and retails for SGD20.90.

24. PeriPera Peri’s Ink Velvet

Best Korean Beauty Products Peripera Ink Velvet

It’s not a best of Korean beauty products list if we don’t include lip tints on here, right? This one by PeriPera is a favourite, with it delivering on pigmentation all while staying lightweight on lips. It also comes in a variety of shades and finishes that are sure to please even the most discerning of shoppers.

The PeriPera Peri’s Ink Velvet is available on Lazada, Qoo10, and Althea.kr. It retails for SGD9.90.

25. Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

Best Korean Beauty Products Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

A lip tint that tastes like wine? Yup, you’re not reading that wrong! Adorable packaging aside, this tint also provides a vivid colour payoff that lasts forever all without drying out lips.

The Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint is available on Lazada and Shopee. It retails for SGD23.90.

26. 3CE Velvet Lip Tint

Best Korean Beauty Products 3ce Velvet Lip Tint

This soft, velvet formula dries off to matte in an instant, delivering amazing colour payoff and staying on all day. It is also non-drying, and comes in a wide variety of shades for users to choose from.

The 3CE Velvet Lip Tint is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD23.

The BB cream craze ushered in our love affair with Korean beauty and skincare. And the cushion technology has definitely changed the world of beauty – now every brand has its own cushion foundation (and pretty much all kinds of cushion makeup products).

We know that Korean makeup and skincare have become a mainstay in our routines. Honestly, it’s not hard to understand its appeal.

If you’re looking to add more of them into your repertoire, here are 21 Korean beauty products that will transform your life – or at least, your skin. Trust us.

1. Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

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This chemical and manual exfoliator may look strange but it’s a holy grail for exfoliation. Don’t let the deceivingly strange combination of gauze pads and purple liquid deter you. It does a fine job of exfoliating your dead skin while repairing your skin from sun damage.

2. Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask

What’s transformative Korean beauty without good old sheet masks? Introducing Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask. This range of sheet masks is an old time favourite in the community. On a plus side, it comes in a variety of flavours from cucumber to rose and blackberry so you can get ahead with your pamper routine.

3. Etude House Face Blur

You know how an Instagram filter can instantly give you flawless-looking skin? This product is inspired by that. It is a pore-blurring primer that brightens your skin, preps it for makeup, and gives it a dewy, filtered effect. It retails at SGD27.90, and is available at all Etude House stores.

4. April Skin Magic Stone

This bar of soap deserves all the raves it gets. It works as a deep cleanser and removes any makeup thoroughly, even waterproof makeup.

5. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

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A bestselling signature of Laneige. This sleeping mask restores moisture on your skin overnight so you can wake up to plump healthy skin in the morning. Here’s a tip: this sleeping mask is great for those dry long-haul flights. Get it here at SGD42.

6. Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner

In an intense black shade and a brush that’s easy to control, this eyeliner from Clio doesn’t just make drawing your winged liner a breeze, but also makes sure it stays on all day. If you’re looking for a more natural look, consider Kill Brown, which has the same amazing properties. It retails at SGD25.90 and is available at all major drugstores.

7. Mamonde Rose Water Toner

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Roses are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and this is why they’re soothing on skin. The beautiful flower also has anti-ageing and hydration benefits. The Mamonde Rose Water Toner is one of its bestsellers because it refreshes skin and also smells therapeutic.

It is available in two sizes: 250ml (SGD22) and 500ml (SGD38), and you can get it here.

8. Laneige Two-Tone Tint Lip Bar

This lipstick from Laneige has changed everyone’s makeup routine; you can now achieve perfect gradient lips with just one swipe of the lip bar. The newest Two-Tone Tint Lip Bar is extra moisturising and comes in eight gorgeous shades that everyone can wear. It retails at SGD34 and you can get it here.

9. Banila Co Clean It Zero

Double cleansing makes up a vital part of the Korean 10-step routine. The cleansing balm uses fruit extracts to cleanse your face and it is super travel-friendly. No spillage and convenient to bring everywhere. It is sure to become a staple in any Korean beauty addict’s routine.

10. IOPE Air Cushion Sunblock XP

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Do you recall the moment where Jun Ji Hyun pats the cushion foundation on her skin in My Love From Another Star? Yes, that was probably the pivotal moment that shot the cushion to its fame. The good news? Its long lasting and staying power has made it a classic in the community.

11. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Want a natural DIY facial? This sugar scrub exfoliates your skin gently to achieve a nice peeling on your skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. We recommend applying a pampering facial mask after the scrub to complete the ritual.

It is available at SGD16.50 at Guardian.

12. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

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If you have a huge pimple that refuses to budge for days, and an important day is coming up, this is your life-saver. It heals acnes and blemishes overnight, while preventing future breakouts.
Get it here.

13. CORSX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser

CORSX is a cult favourite in the beauty community, so don’t be surprised that another product from the brand has made the list. This gentle cleanser is designed to remove sunscreen, dirt, oil and all that icky residue without the need for double cleansing.

Retails on Hermo for SGD16.12.

14. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum

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The First Care Serum is definitely one of the most raved about product from Sulwhasoo. Pat the serum onto your skin immediately after cleansing and feel the serum spread out nicely, and absorbed quickly. Functioning as a booster for the rest of your skincare routine, the First Care Serum is said to prevent first signs of ageing and leaves skin looking smooth and radiant.

It retails at SGD115 at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters, and you can also get it here.

15. J. One Jelly Pack

Celebrity Ha Ji Won is known for her flawless skin, and this has definitely increased the cred of her brand, J. One. If you are looking to try something from this brand, go for the Jelly Pack. This is a mask-and-primer combo to help you slash the time you take to prepare to head out in the morning, so you can afford to sleep in for longer.

16. Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner

Packed with ingredients such as aloe and salicylic acid, this toner hydrates and preps your skin and its a basic use case in your 10 Step Korean Routine.

17. Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist

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The Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist isn’t just adorable, it works like a charm for dry skin. Use it as a setting spray or as a perk-me-up in the middle of the day, and you’ll find your skin looking less dehydrated than before.

18. AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Oil

It has a thin consistency. The cleansing oil does a easy job of gently and effectively dissolving makeup and impurities to leave skin soft, hydrated and radiantly clean. Add a touch of water and the formulae transforms into a silky emulsion, removing your makeup and impurities in a breeze.

19. Erborian Elixir Au Ginseng

This may be a little pricier, but we can understand why. The essence by Korean-French brand Erborian is infused with Korean ginseng, which we know are precious herbs that help revitalise health when consumed (and skin when applied). The essence also combines other traditional Korean medicine and modern technology to make sure they give you the best anti-ageing results.

It retails at SGD149, and is available at Sephora.

20. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

This serum is loved by users for its ability to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, and for brightening skin. It also contains vitamin C and other antioxidants, both of which are known for their anti-ageing beenfits.

21. Tony Moly I’m Real Mask Sheet Pack

In a variety of ingredients – from tomato, aloe vera to rice – that address different skin concerns, these masks fit snugly on our faces, and serve as a great perk-me-up, especially when we’re not getting sufficient rest.