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We thoroughly research all the products we feature, and we honestly think they’re great. But just so you know, things you buy from links on this page may earn us a commission. All prices were accurate at publish time.

 

Korean beauty has long surpassed being a western fad. It is a staple in the industry, with products that look and feel great on the skin and, more importantly, do what they’re supposed to do. There’s a reason people swear by this stuff, after all. Below is a list of 10 Kbeauty products that have been tried, tested and raved about. From snail serums to sunscreens to lip stains, we’ve got all the high-performing, highly coveted beauty products that are flying off the shelves for good reason.

1. INNISFREE NO SEBUM MINERAL POWDER

 

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This best selling powder has been a staple in many a makeup bag for years (13, to be exact) – and it’s so popular that Innisfree has released a few Special Edition versions of the powder throughout the decade and a bit. It’s just that good. What does it do? Absorbs excess sebum, sets makeup and makes the skin look gloriously soft and matte. And it works on all skin tones. “Holy graaaaaail. Put it on after make up and it keeps me from getting oily through out the day. I carry it in my purse in case I need to touch up but usually don’t need to,” says one review. Run, don’t walk.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone in need of an affordable, high performing setting powder that gets the job done without making the face look cakey.

HOW MUCH?

$13

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

2. INNISFREE JEJU VOLCANIC PORE CLAY MASK

 

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We’re not saying you need this pore clay mask, but if you want smooth, shine-free skin with refined looking pores, then you might want to give this baby a spin. “Firms and tightens, softens and calms minor irritations, and helps reduce sebum too. It’s a great mask to use to pull sebaceous filaments from the pores, too,” writes a happy customer.  And with rave reviews across the board, it might be worth the add to cart.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone with oily skin who likes a good, thorough mud mask that helps clean out the pores.

HOW MUCH?

$21

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

3. ETUDE HOUSE DEAR DARLING WATER TINT

 

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Sometimes, a good testimonial says it best:

“I have seriously pale skin so my lips sometimes look bleh. I hate wearing lipstick because I feel like most of it is just gone 30 minutes after putting it on. This product is the only makeup I need to feel beautiful all day long.
1. Lasts me about 6 months, I wear it at least 6 days a week so yeah great value.
2. STAYS ON ALL DAY, through eating, drinking, kissing you name it, only really need to reapply after an evening of drinks.
3. Doesn’t smudge! You want to take a sip off that white coffee mug? Do it, because you can now, doesn’t transfer on to your clothing when you change (white shirts can feel safe again in a world of lip tint)
4. Looks natural and never un-even like most lipsticks and stuff.
5. You made it to 5 so I think you’ve pretty much made up your mind eh?
6. Just in case you still have a little doubt that this review is a bot of some kind…

Would a bot do this? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Case= closed”

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone who wants a non-drying, natural looking lip tint that’ll last the whole day.

HOW MUCH?

$13

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

4. INNISFREE DAILY UV PROTECTION CREAM

 

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Sunscreen is one of those things that you really wish you didn’t have to put on, but do anyway because you kinda have to. This Innisfree offering, made with sunflower oil and green tea extract, is water-based and lightweight which makes applying it a breeze instead of a chore. And in 10 years, your skin will probably thank you for it, since the sun is the number one cause of visible aging after all.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Everyone.

HOW MUCH?

$12

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

5. COS RX PIMPLE MASTER PATCH

 

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We’ve already covered how wonderful these pimple-fighting bad boys are, so we’d be remiss not to include it in our K beauty list. Pop ’em on a pimple overnight and watch them suck the gunk outta that zit fast.

WHO IT’S FOR:

People looking to get rid of whiteheads fast, without drying the surrounding skin.

HOW MUCH?

$15

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

6. COSRX LOW PH GOOD MORNING GEL CLEANSER

 

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If you want a simple, no fuss cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin, this is it. “I have sensitive, reactive, combination, and acne prone skin that is a nightmare. I’ve been struggling to find something that works for me. It was suggested to me that I need something to combat oil but low ph to help my acne needs and I am so happy with this cleanser,” writes one reviewer. Have sensitive skin that needs to be babied and pampered in order to fulfill its glowy destiny? A solid cleanser is the first step.

WHO IT’S FOR:

People looking for a no-fuss, no frills cleanser that gets the job done without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.

HOW MUCH?

$15

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

7. DEAR, KLAIRS MIDNIGHT BLUE CALMING CREAM

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Is your skin red and irritated? Did you try out a new skincare product you shouldn’t have, and are now fighting a rash that even the greatest of concealers can not conceal? Been out in the sun too long? Need help with post-acne pigmentation? Then this Dear, Klairs calming cream has got your back (or well, face). ” In the morning my face looks fresh and supple like a baby’s skin,” writes a reviewer.  Did they say, “baby”? We’ll take seven.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone who needs something calming, soothing and healing for their skin.

HOW MUCH?

$12

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

8. COSRX ADVANCED SNAIL 96 MUCIN POWER ESSENCE

 

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If you’re not on the snail train, we suggest you get on it immediately. Why? It’s a skin-texture game changer. “For those of you who don’t know, snail mucin is extremely restorative as it heals wounds that snails get when they slither across rough surfaces. If you suffer from acne scarring due to my terrible habit of picking at my acne, this product is a must-have,” writes one reviewer. “Not only cuz I lost the tight painful dry feeling but my face is currently smoother than a baby’s bottom,” writes another. We’re sensing a baby skin trend here and we like it.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone looking for smooth baby butt skin.

HOW MUCH?

$22

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon

9. MIZON ORIGINAL SKIN ENERGY – HYALURONIC ACID 100

 

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You may be wondering why we included the photo of the woman above. Well, this was her review of Mizon’s Hyularonic Acid: “I’ve been using it everyday and I absolutely love it. It really complements my regimen and I’m kicking myself for not doing this earlier. My skin feels so hydrated and refreshed in the morning and my fine lines are smoothed out. Now that I’m 50 years old I find my skin needs more hydration and once I follow the Hyaluronic acid with my moisturizer, voila my face feels and looks pretty darn good!” That’s right. Ana Chi is 50 years old. Make of that what you will.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone who wants hydrated, plump and dewy looking skin.

HOW MUCH?

$28

WHERE TO FIND IT

Amazon