Was there ever a point in your life where you were skeptical about achieving clear and glowing skin? And are you looking to buy skincare products that actually work? Then my friend, you are in the right place. Here, we are going to guide you on what K-beauty products to focus on and how they can help get rid or at least reduce your skin concerns.
Now if you are someone who is new to K-beauty (Korean Beauty) skincare, you can be assured that it offers gentle and effective skincare options for all skin types.
Best Korean skin care products in India
Here is a list of the best selling K-beauty products that are total must-haves:
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1. COSRX Pimple Patches
If you’re looking for the quickest way to heal your acne, these are what you need – pimple patches, COSRX pimple patches to be precise. The wonders that these patches can do for you in just one night is mind-blowing! For those of you that are not familiar with what a pimple patch does, it simply absorbs the gunk from a pimple and helps to prevent unwanted scars on your face – pitted and pigmented scars. And trust this when we say – you do not want to have acne scars when you can prevent it.
Additionally, we like to call it the VIP (Very Important Patch) or the MVP (Most Valuable Patch) for emergency situations. Imagine you have an event to attend the next day and out of the blue you get an acne breakout for no reason. You can just take out the required quantity of patch and just slap it on the breakout area. It blends so well with your skin even without makeup on. And even if you do wear makeup, it’s not going to be much of an issue.
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2. AXIS-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum
Now perhaps you weren’t able to grab hold of a pimple patch on time, here’s a lifesaver. The Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum from AXIS-Y is exactly as it sounds. Maybe you have pigmented scars from acne breakouts, the serum can help you or maybe you have uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation concerns, the serum is going to be there for you.
The key ingredient that makes this serum so effective yet gentle on sensitive skin is niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3 which is popularly known for its brightening capabilities while being gentle for most skin types.
3. Dear Klairs Fundamental Ampoule Mist
Does your skin look lifeless or just straight up dull? In need of something that hydrates, something that makes your skin brighter and livelier? You’re in luck because Dear Klairs has one of the most amazing hydrating mists ever formulated – the Fundamental Ampoule Mist that knows no limits at reviving a dull skin.
This one happens to be a fan-favorite because of how well it keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. What’s even cooler is that it comes in a spray bottle that you can carry around whenever you’re out. Just pop the lid, spray on the mist and your skin is instantly hydrated without the greasiness.
4. COSRX Chemical Exfoliators
Dealing with stubborn blackheads and whiteheads that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Then my friend, we have just what you need – chemical exfoliators. One of the most effective ways to renew your skin while removing blackheads and whiteheads. But don’t let the word ‘chemical’ frighten you, k-beauty exfoliators are formulated to be more gentle than the ordinary physical scrubs/exfoliators that most people use. Basically, if you’ve never ever used any active ingredient (Vitamin C, Retinol, AHA, BHA, etc.) before, it is strongly recommended to stick to using chemical exfoliators like the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid or the AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid both by COSRX to once a week. Why professionals recommend this is so that your skin can adjust to new active ingredients. Using it daily right from the start is a BIG NO-NO as it will only do more harm than good (especially if you are new to it).
Additionally, some people may experience purging (know more about purging from the video below) for about four to six weeks which is normal. But beyond six weeks, you’ll need to seek professional help.
But all in all, chemical exfoliators are one of the best options to achieve smoother, clearer skin with smaller pore appearance as it clears away the dead skin buildup on the surface of the skin and pores.
5. AXIS-Y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack
The reason behind your pores looking enlarged is because you either have excessively oily skin or dead skin buildup in pores or both. Now we talked about being able to use chemical exfoliators for taking care of your pores but if you want to go for something even more gentle for your sensitive skin, using a wash off mask is a great way to start. The mask we have in mind is the Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack by AXIS-Y which comes with mugwort as its key ingredient. The ingredient is loved because of its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
The mask, as such, can keep your pores clean and clear, fight off skin damage, acne breakouts but without making your skin dry. Definitely a 10/10 must-have for beginners with pore-issues.
6. I’m From Ginseng Eye Cream
Most Koreans work a 9-5 job like the rest of us but most of them still manage to keep their skin looking energized. While you may be wondering – “how is this possible?”, “is there some secret ingredient I need to know of?” There actually is a not-so-secret ingredient called Ginseng. It is undoubtedly an important medicinal herb that has healing factors for the body and especially the skin. Koreans use ginseng-based skincare for their aging and under-eye concerns as it is a highly effective ingredient. I’m From Ginseng Eye Cream happens to be one of those value for money skincare that has proven to be effective. It has the ability to re-energize your tired and puffy eyes while also helping to improve dark circles in just a couple of weeks.
7. AXIS-Y Cera Heart My Type Duo Cream
Is there such a thing as an oily-dry skin type? Surprisingly there is. Combination skin types are both dry and oily at the same time. How this would appear is a person would have an oily t-zone (parts of your nose and forehead following a T-shape) and a dry u-zone (parts of your cheeks and jawline following a U-shape). Now that’s not even the tricky part, what complicates things is – people with combination skin types can’t really adjust with moisturizers meant for oily or dry skin types. So the option they are presented with is to buy two kinds of moisturizers which isn’t very practical. But this is where moisturizers like the Cera Heart My Type Duo Cream by AXIS-Y come in to save the day. It is a 2-in-1 moisturizer which caters to both the U-zone and the T-zone.
Here’s what one of our customers said about the duo cream –
“Just the perfect moisturizer for my combination skin- I use the blue cream on my oily zones and the white cream on dry areas of my face. The fact that I can use this year-round for all seasons is a winning moisturizer for my skincare routine!” ⁓digitinyink
Does Korean skincare work for Indian skin?
Korean skincare products are formulated with gentle ingredients which are also effective and thus can be suitable for Indian skin. However, there may be some limiting factors affecting individual skin types and conditions. As such professionals recommend that individuals should always perform a patch test on their forearms before buying any skincare product to be on the safer side.