Achieving flawless and glowing skin is a process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment to your skincare routine. And these Korean skincare products will also definitely add to your efforts!
So, the first step to achieving flawless, glowing skin is to figure out a routine that works for you. There are probably going to be some trial and error. Your skin might come across products that don’t work for you. But at the end of the day, you will figure out which products your skin loves. And your journey to Flawless, Glowing skin starts from there. Being consistent is the key. And before you know it, you’ll be flaunting flawless, glowing, glass skin.
Korean Skincare Products for Flawless and Glowing Skin
Every skin is different. And as said before, there will be products that your skin loves, and there will be products your skin doesn’t. But we have to start somewhere, right?
So here are my top favorite Korean skincare products that can help you achieve flawless, glowing skin. And I’ll try to focus on products that suit all skin types.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
To achieve flawless skin, it’s essential to start with a clean canvas before layering your routine. Double cleansing is a must to achieve that flawless and glowing skin, especially at night. An oil or balm cleanser helps break down the sunscreen, dirt, sebum, and makeup. These oil cleansers and balm cleansers emulsify in contact with water.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is a cult favorite when it comes to Korean skincare products. This bad boy is known for quickly melting any stubborn make-up. It emulsifies like a beast and all that without drying out the skin.
A product of Crowdsourcing Feedback from customers, COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, has created a benchmark for gel cleansers. With a perfect pH level of 5, the Good Morning Gel Cleanser can remove the last trace of makeup even if you skip the first cleanser. Though that’s not something, we recommend. The job of a second cleanser is to remove any traces of dirt and sebum that are left behind after the first cleanser.
Always remember, if you are applying your toner with a pad and the pad catches any trace of dirt and makeup, you are not cleaning right. Because by the end of the second cleansing, your face should be squeaky clean. And the COSRX Low pH Cleanser does the job without making your skin dry.
Wash-off masks are great for detoxifying the skin. They are best used to draw out dirt and grime from the pores and absorb excess oil. There are different types of wash-off masks for different skin goals and types.
Mugwort masks are known for soothing irritated skin. And since we are talking about achieving flawless skin today, my pick is the I’m From Mugwort Mask. Suitable for all skin types, this mask can soothe any irritation, acne, or redness on your skin. Thus, further taking you a step toward achieving flawless and glowing skin.
With a high level of Vitamin E, this wash-off mask nourishes the skin while deep cleaning it, making it suitable for even dry skin beauties.
The Klairs Supple Preparation Toner was already a fan favorite when they launched an unscented version of it. Free from alcohol, fragrance, and essential oils, this toner has a thick watery texture that absorbs with gentle patting. Again, another gem suitable for all skin types, this toner can soothe irritated skin while prepping the skin for the next steps.
Imagine layering your skincare routine over a barrier of dead skin cells clogging the pores. Yes, exactly! Your skin won’t be able to absorb the goodness of all the products you are dedicatedly applying, right? I have first-hand experience!
During my pregnancy, I stopped chemically exfoliating my skin. As a result, the products I apply would sit on top of my skin, eventually sweating and melting. And then, once I resumed chemical exfoliation, my skin started drinking all the products like it had been thirsty for months. Keep in mind that I had been using physical exfoliators all these times. But guess they didn’t work as well as the chemical ones.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is one of my favorite exfoliators of all time. Safe for all skin types, this power liquid gets rid of dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and can fight acne-causing bacteria going deep inside the pores.
NOTE: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you can go for the Cosrx AHA Power Liquid instead.
Loaded with anti-oxidants, fermented skincare products are great for skin brightening. They help strengthen the skin barrier while calming the skin with their anti-inflammatory benefits.
Since we are talking about achieving glowing skin today, Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence should be on your watch list for its top-notch brightening ability. It’s a first treatment essence, which means it should be layered right after your toner, before any other essence or serum. When layering your essences and serum, always go from the runniest to the thickest.
Whenever I suffer from any skin irritations, redness, and even skin infection, I turn towards the Benton Snail Bee range, and they do their miracle. If you ask what my favorite skin ingredient is. I will have to say snail bee. I have normal, sensitive skin prone to irritation, thanks to a bad skin infection. And the Benton Snail Bee range has been God-sent for me.
The Benton Snail Bee High Content essence has a consistency similar to a serum. It calms irritated skin and helps breakout, all the while hydrating the skin. If you are prone to irritation and breakout, this Snail Bee Essence High Content Essence should definitely be on your list.
Rice has been used in Korean and Japanese Skincare since ancient days due to its brightening benefits. A cult favorite, I’m From Rice Serum, lives up to its hype. This serum is formulated with 73% fermented rice embryo extract and loaded with niacinamide and adenosine. This serum softens and brightens the skin while hydrating it.
I won’t be lying if I say that I have previously achieved glass skin by sheet masking every day. It has always been my favorite step, and one of my sheet mask hacks is to apply it over my essences and serums so that they absorb better because of the sheet. During my pre-baby days, I used to obsess over sheet masks, and I would often double mask. I used to have a drawer stashed with hundreds of masks that helped me achieve glass skin. I can definitely tell the difference they make because once I stopped sheet masking frequently, my skin hasn’t been as good as it used to be.
Out of all the sheet masks I loved over the course of a decade, the By Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Sheet Mask really stood out. Loaded with 11% Vitamin C and 10.5% Vitamin E, this sheet mask is the ultimate solution to all problems. It hydrates the skin, improves redness, enhances skin elasticity, makes the skin plump, and brightens it. My skin tolerated it pretty well, even though it doesn’t tolerate all Vita C products.
While we are working towards achieving a flawless and glowing skin, we should take extra care of the sensitive area around our eyes. The Benton Snail Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch helps de-puff the eyes, brightening tired eyes. It helps prevent wrinkles and aging signs while hydrating the overall eye area.
A multi-tasking product, you can use the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask as a mask, a sleeping pack, or a daily moisturizer. As for me, I was using it as a night cream when I had the glass skin, and so did my sister, who has oily, acne-prone skin. And it worked for both our skin like some miracle product. It makes the skin soft, supple, and bouncy and enhances skin elasticity.
Wearing sunscreen every day prevents pre-mature aging signs, sunburn, and skin cancer.
The Axis-Y Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen is a Mugwort-based mineral sunscreen. It’s enriched with Niacinamide and squalene. Formulated with both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, this mineral sunscreen protects the skin from UVA and UVB without leaving any white cast.
Have you tried any of these Korean skincare products? Which Korean skincare product has helped you achieve flawless and glowing skin? Share with us in the comments.