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5 Korean Skincare Products That Should Be On Your Radar

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It's hard to imagine a world without Korean skincare products – think exotic ingredients, fast-acting formulas and a myriad of products that work to target multiple skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, blemishes, dullness and dryness. ‘Glass skin’ and the ‘double cleansing’ technique also originated in Korea. So, trust us when we tell you that K-beauty is definitely worth the hype. Whether you’re a K-beauty novice or just looking to elevate your skincare game, these products undoubtedly need a spot in your skincare rotation. Below are some highly-rated and Nykaa loved Korean brands that are ready to transform your skin.

1. Cleansing Oil

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

Rating: 4.4/5

A literal gift to the skincare world, double cleansers are the most underrated products, IMO. Firstly, they do a great job at breaking down all sorts of makeup and are much gentler compared to other makeup removers. But the real reason why I am gaga over it (and you will be too) is because  it regulates sebum production, unclogs your pores, eliminates impurities and moisturises your skin. So, it’s a keeper for all skin types. This one here, steals the show with its well-balanced blend of natural oils like jojoba seed oil, sesame seed oil, black currant seed oil and black soybean oil.

Best Way To Use: Take a couple of pumps of the product onto the palms of your dry hands. Gently massage it into your skin. Do this for at least a minute and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

2. Essence

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Rating: 4.5/5

Even a casual Google search about ‘The best korean skin care products’ will feature this essence. Legendary for two reasons - it made the slimy snail mucin a sought-after ingredient and second, it  delivers a visibly glow-y looking, hydrated complexion. It contains 96% snail mucin extract, along with sodium hyaluronate that seals loads of moisture. Whether you want to do away with dry patches, zap acne or hyperpigmentation, just pat this essence into your skin day and night, and you’ll thank me later.

The Best Way To Use: Should be used after cleansing and toning. For optimal results apply it on damp skin and gently pat it until absorbed.

3. Serum

SOME BY MI AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum

SOME BY MI AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum

Rating: 4.4/5

This serum can be described in just one word, genius! It is formulated with a blend of three exfoliating ingredients - AHA, BHA, and PHA - together, they clear dead skin cells as well as go deeper to unclog pores and reduce hyperpigmentation. Three acids might sound a bit intimidating, but stay with us. Infused with 14.5% centella asiatica, tea tree leaf extract and 41 types of naturally derived extracts, it offers a dual layered moisture locking system that soothes any inflammation or redness. This makes it suitable for people with sensitive skin as well. The end result? A bright and even complexion.

The Best Way To Use: Include it in  your PM skincare routine - use it after cleansing and toning Always remember to use sunscreen during the day.

4. Sleeping Mask

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask EX

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask EX

Rating: 4.6/5

This single product takes hydration to another level! And there is no exaggeration here, as 97.5% people agreed that their skin condition improved the following morning. It’s high on hydration thanks to ingredients like squalane and probiotic complex that takes off fatigue, dullness and dryness off your skin while you get some Zzzz. Suitable for all skin types, this sleeping mask works overnight to deliver plump and glowing skin by the morning.

The Best Way To Use: Use it every night in place of your moisturiser and then rise it well in the morning.

5. Lip Mask

belif Moisturizing Lip Bomb - Basic

belif Moisturizing Lip Bomb - Basic

Rating: 4.5/5

Healthy skin but chapped lips - Nah. Complete your skincare routine with this super, super hydrating lip balm. Wherein, shea butter and raspberry leaf extracts will soothe dryness, re-plump and protect your delicate lips, basically granting them a new life! Whether your lips look dry all the time or you’ve got discolouration, this holy grail is going to fix it  all.

The Best Way To Use: Apply this lip balm in n up and down motions in the same direction as the lip wrinkles, not from side to side.

You can also leave it on overnight.

Which of these Korean skincare products are you trying out first?

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