The year 2020 was a really rough year for most of us. The pandemic definitely dealt more blows than just COVID, can you guess what it also brought? You guessed it! ‘Maskne’ (acne breakout caused from wearing a face mask) with a couple of other skin concerns and the bad news is, some scars have remained. However, on the bright side – it is a great opportunity to really get to know your skin and how to take care of it.
Recently, we’ve asked our skinbees what their skin concerns were. Some of the common issues we’ve received are enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, redness, sensitivity and inflammation. These various concerns are can be caused by different factors like environment, genetics, ingredients, lifestyle, etc.
In addition, some common mistakes we make as a beginner in skincare is overdoing it or using the wrong type of ingredients. These only tend to make it worse instead of speeding up the rejuvenation or revitalization process. So, our advice is – start slow, test it out in small quantities and gradually build it up if the ingredients suit your skin.
Now on today’s menu we came up with a list of must have K-beauty skincare products and the benefits it could have for your skin.
Check out these 10 curated must have Korean skincare products you can try for your skin today.
One of Missha’s best sellers is back with an upgrade! Formulated with 80% fermented yeast, the Time Revolution by Missha is an essence enriched with nutrients to target wrinkles, loss of skin firmness, and dull complexion. This watery essence hydrates and restores balance leaving your skin with a glow.
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A toner filled with the goodness of moisturizing benefits coupled with brightening care. The I’m From Rice Toner targets skin dehydration and improves dull complexion.
Read more on the Rice line by I’m From here.
A lightweight nourishing multipurpose cream that doubles as a mask and a moisturizer. It helps improve your barrier function for happy and healthy skin days ahead.
Are you worried about post acne scarring? You are definitely in luck. Presenting you the Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence by one of our favorite brands – COSRX. This lightweight essence helps to reduce post acne scarring while also building hydration levels leaving your skin radiant. No wonder it’s a cult favorite!
“Onion in skincare??” Exactly what David (one of our Beauty editors) had in mind at first. Although onion has been around in the skincare game for a while, it still surprises a lot of people till this day.
This watery, nourishing toner like essence targets the concerns like hyperpigmentation and improves dryness with hydration.
And yes, David is still flabbergasted about the onion topic.
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Made from heartleaf, the Axis-Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream is a non-comedogenic (non-acne causing) soothing moisturizer that has instant calming properties coupled with acne care. Definitely a power pack for acne prone skin.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is exfoliator you need if you have skin concerns like fine lines and hyperpigmentation. And we have just the right AHA exfoliating essence for you, the Clear Skin 8% AHA Essence by Isntree comprising of lactic acid. A non-drying exfoliator with brightening effects to make your skin steer clear and glow moh!
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Ladies and gentlemen, the OG Ginseng from Hanbang (Korean traditional ingredients) town is in the building. The Ginseng Serum by I’m From, one of the most loved ingredient in K-beauty helps revive skin and retains its elasticity. It penetrates deep into your skin to detoxify and purify restoring youth back to a lifeless skin.
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The name’s Mugwort. But don’t take it by the name alone. Here’s what the Axis-Y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Mask can do – made from 61% Mugwort extract, it clears off the gunk from your pores while also being a soothing ingredient and a gentle exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells leaving your skin fresh, energized and healthy.
This is definitely not your regular watery toner. Here’s what’s different about it – it literally foams up with micro bubbles to exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Made from 25% plum water and 3% glycolic acid (AHA) it targets dark spots, rough skin texture, fine lines while being gentle to the skin.
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