10 years back when I fell in love with Korean Skincare, there weren’t any Korean skincare brands available in India. I had to go out of my way to import from Korean and American sites and the amount I would spend on customs were crazy. And since they were so difficult to access, they seemed like the inaccessible elixir they were.
Korean Skincare Brands & Products in India To Try Now!
Fast forward to today and we have so many Korean brands available India that you can access to without paying for customs. And today I’ll talk about five of my favorite Korean Skincare brands and five of my favorite Korean Skincare Products that are available in India.
Founded in 2013, COSRX developed their products thoroughly based on their customers’ feedback. A cult favorite brand among Korean Skincare Bloggers, COSRX has something for everyone. No matter what your skin type is or what your skin goal is, COSRX has a product for you.
No matter if you are a skincare newbie or a skincare pro, the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser can be a game changer for you. It certainly was for me. By simply adding it to my elaborate pre-wedding skincare regimen I had achieved the highly raved Glass Skin. On top of mildly exfoliating your skin, it can also remove your makeup and sunscreen if you decide to skip on the first cleanser. Despite having a pH level of 5.5, it lathers like a dream and gives you the squeaky-clean feeling without leaving your skin dry.
Launched in 2010, Klairs is a brand that is dedicated towards sensitive and irritation prone skin. Formulated with simple yet potent ingredients, they live up to their slogan – “Simple but Enough”. As someone who has a hyper sensitive skin, Klairs is a brand I swear by. And to be honest, it is a bit of a challenge for me to choose any of their products over the other.
As previously said, it is sort of a challenge for me to choose one of their products over the other. In continuation for this post, I am going with the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream as I have not come across any product that calms irritated skin like this one does. It’s been a life saver for me when I was suffering from a bad skin infection after using some testers at a makeup store. It can calm down irritated skin, acne flare ups and even sunburnt skin. It can be used as a spot treatment cream over another cream or as a cream itself. But keep in mind, a little can go a very long way.
As a brand, Isntree focuses on preserving one’s natural beauty through the use of safe, natural and healthy ingredients. Each of their products is known to deliver what they claim. Their Hyaluronic Acid Line is widely popular among consumers. However, since I am sensitive to Hyaluronic Acid, I have adhered to exploring their other amazing products.
Formulated with 80% fresh green tea from the Island of Jeju, the Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner smells like freshly brewed green tea and looks like a little over brewed green Tea. It has become my Holy Grail toner ever since I discovered it. It works wonders on my cycle acne, shrinking them within a few days after they start flaring up. Though it is suitable for all skin types, it can be the most effective for oily and acne-prone skin.
Known for being a cruelty-free brand, I’m from harnesses the power of natural ingredients for their skincare products. Their skincare line is free from parabens and artificial colouring.
Formulated with 77.78% rice extract, the Rice Toner helps with collagen production and has high water retention. Known for its brightening effect, I’m From Rice Toner leaves up to its hype. It is free of alcohol, fragrance & essential oils and also works great as a makeup base.
Axis-Y became an overnight sensation when their Mugwort Mask became viral on social media. A new brand from Korea – Axis-Y focuses on “Climate Inspired Skincare Solution”. They are known for formulating personalized skincare that’s clean, cruelty-free, paraben-free, artificial oil, mineral oil and artificial fragrance free.
Consisting of two of their top-selling masks, one cleans out the pores while the other soothes the skin. The Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack became viral on social media during the pandemic due to its clarifying and pore cleaning abilities. And let me tell you, it is definitely worth the hype.
The Skin Resolution Gel Mask on the other hand soothes irritates skin while also mildly moisturizing it.
The duo combined have helped me combat cycle acne like pros. When applied at the right time during my cycle, the Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack prevents my cycle acne from appearing by clearing out clogged pores. And if I still get any irritation due to my cycle, the Skin Resolution Gel Mask soothes it down by a single application.
In conclusion, when introducing new products to your skin; don’t start with more than one product at once. As a rule of thumb, try to maintain a two-week gap when introducing new products to your skin. That way, if any product does not work for your skin, you’ll be able to figure out which one fits you best, and vice versa.
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