Ever wondered why Korean beauty products are so widely popular?
Yes, we admire Korean stars’ porcelain-like glass skin in K-dramas and purchase Korean beauty products, either endorsed by said stars or not, to achieve that glowy and desirable complexion.
Aside from celebrity endorsements working their magic, K-beauty products have been proven to be especially effective for all Asian skin types.
If you’re yearning to invest in some well-loved Korean skincare products, we wholeheartedly support you.
The popularity of Korean beauty products
The ultimate goal is to have and maintain healthy, radiant skin that looks best in its natural state.
Whether you’re customising your own regimen or following the 10-step Korean skincare routine, you’re bound to see long-term results that your skin will thank you for.
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From moisturising sheet masks to boosting serums and acne pimple patches, each product is unique in its own way – positive reviews and inventive solutions coupled with natural and quality ingredients.
Not to mention, K-beauty products’ prices are easy on the wallets too! What’s not to love?
Ahead, we’ve got seven places you can shop at with a slew of best-selling products to fuel your Korean skincare needs!
Having been in the E-commerce game for over two decades, YesStyle is the go-to and most-trusted destination online for Asian beauty and fashion products — all shipped directly from South Korea.
Amongst its extensive catalogue of K-beauty products are brands like TONY MOLY, Dear, Klairs, SOME BY MI, and Pyunkang Yul.
One highly-raved product is AXIS-Y’s Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum, boasting a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly formula.
Made specifically for oily and acne-prone skin types, this nourishing serum contains botanical ingredients as well as niacinamide to improve skin tone.
AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum retails for S$13.81 instead of S$27.62 on YesStyle.
A holy grail for many influencers is the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
Created with tea tree oil and natural BHA to refine skin texture, this mild cleanser’s pH level is the closest to your skin’s natural pH levels. That means it’ll leave your skin super soft, moisturised, and refreshed without stripping it of its natural oils.
This one-stop online shop carries “the trendiest Asian fashion and beauty products”.
Other than sharing the latest tips and secrets in beauty and styling, they also offer 20% discounts for students with free registration!
A brand worth considering is SKIN1004 and its range of high-quality skincare items made with plant-based ingredients from Madagascar.
Its main ingredient is centella asiatica, a soothing and hydrating antioxidant that is known to heal wounds and protect the skin.
This non-nano chemical sunscreen blocks UV rays and hydrates the skin at the same time. Expect a dewy, moisturised finish!
SKIN1004 Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50 PA++++ retails for S$12.50 instead of S$19 on Stylevana.
Known for its ready stocks and authentic products, you’ll be able to shop conveniently on HushSG’s impressive range of Korean brands with peace of mind and without breaking the bank.
Treat yourself to a sheet mask galore with Nature Republic‘s Real Nature Mask Sheet.
Choose from a range of hydrating masks with natural ingredients — bamboo extract to reinforce the skin’s moisture balance, tea tree extract to soothe and make the skin radiant, and more.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet retails for S$0.90 per sheet on Stylevana.
Another best-seller to cop from HushSG is the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ from Beauty of Joseon.
This new chemical sunscreen includes 30% rice extract and grain probiotics complex that helps nourish and strengthen the skin.
Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ retails for S$13 instead of S$13.70 on HushSG.
Peach & Lily
This site illustrates how you should never settle for less, even with skincare!
Peach & Lily’s curated list of products includes its in-house brand and bestsellers from other top-notch K-Beauty brands. Some of these brands include Aromatica, Be The Skin, and Holika Holika.
A must-have is Peach & Lily’s award-winning Glass Skin Refining Serum — a revolutionary blend of ingredients that help your skin be the healthiest, clearest, and most luminous that it can be.
This heavenly serum is suitable for all skin types and will get you right on track for crystal-clear glass skin!
Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum retails for US$39 (S$52.84) on Peach & Lily.
If there’s one place where you can get almost anything, it’s multinational E-commerce giant Amazon. It carries a wide range of brands that can be found on all other sites too, and has a fuss-free checkout function.
One best-selling Korean beauty product is the Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam from the powerhouse luxury beauty brand.
With Sulwhasoo’s propriety hydro-cleansing formula, Hydra Capture Complex™, this mild cleansing foam delivers moisture to the skin while removing impurities. You won’t feel any tightness in your skin after cleansing.
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam retails for S$26.50 on Amazon SG.
You’ll also want to add Beauty of Joseon’s Matte sun stick : Mugwort+Camelia to your cart, which is newly listed on Amazon.
This handy, non-greasy sun stick has a formula that doesn’t get clumpy even after reapplying over makeup countless times. Plus, the sebum-control silica powder regulates sebum on the skin to increase adherence and give a smooth finish.
Beauty of Joseon Matte sun stick : Mugwort+Camelia retails for S$30.58 on Amazon SG.
If you prefer to check out Korean skincare products along with your health-boosting items, iHerb is the place for you. This US-based retailer provides over 30,000 natural products across 1,200 popular brands.
Here, you can find the cult-favourite Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm from BANILA CO.
This three-in-one, hypoallergenic cleanser removes even waterproof makeup and all impurities in just one step – perfect for all the busy, modern girls!
Choose from six different versions according to your skin needs: Original, Clarifying, Purifying, Nourishing, Brightening, and Revitalizing.
BANILA CO Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm retails from SG$22.20 on iHerb.
And of course, there’s always Watsons! Whether in stores or online, you’ll certainly be able to find some top K-beauty products.
You can head down to almost any Watsons store, opt for home delivery, or select their Click & Collect function.
You don’t have to look any further for magic in a bottle — grab SOME BY MI’s AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner. In just 30 days, you’ll be able to see healthier skin and a smoother complexion.
The AHA sloughs off stubborn dead skin cells and impurities on the skin’s surface, while BHA clears sebum and impurities inside pores. Simultaneously, PHA works to prevent moisture loss in the skin.
AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner retails for S$19.68 instead of S$24.60 on Watsons.
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