Korean women know a thing or two about skincare, which is why we have called on the beauty bloggers, who are experts in that area, to share their beauty secrets, as well as the trends they predict will be huge in 2017. This time around, we asked Charlotte Cho, beauty blogger and founder of Korean beauty retailer Soko Glam, to reveal the five best Korean beauty products you don’t know exist but Korean women swear by. If you have been tempted to try a Korean skincare routine or want to invest in a couple of new products with the aim of emulating mul-gwang (that telltale radiant dewy glow), then this is the best place to start. Keep scrolling for Charlotte Cho’s edit of the five Korean beauty buys that will transform your skin this winter.
“These are an incredibly effective (and affordable) way to treat acne, particularly cystic acne! The patches are made out of celluloid, and they draw out impurities, flattening the pimple. It’s so effective. They got rave reviews on Reddit and became viral overnight.”
“Not just your average micellar water, this is a toner too. It is a perfect multitasker for sensitive skin. It smells sweetly and naturally of calendula, and it even has whole calendula petals suspended in the water.”
“You’ve heard of sheet masks, of course. But did you know that in Korea many women use a sheet mask every day to get hydrated, elastic skin and chase away wrinkles? Soko Glam puts a surprise assortment of seven of our best-selling sheet masks so that you can challenge yourself to a weeks worth of sheet masking. The result: rave reviews. Clear, hydrated, bouncy skin!”
“Korean women believe the key to bright, dewy skin is exfoliating regularly. These innovative textured gauze pads not only make it very easy to exfoliate gently, but they’re soaked in fermented wine extracts and glycolic extracts, which help clean out your pores and fight premature ageing.”
“As much as Korean women love layering their skincare, they do love a good product that can multitask their steps into one. This is a perfect example of a multitasking skincare product. It’s viral in Korea because it not only gently removes makeup, but can be used to cleanse, tone and exfoliate all in one go and is used by many Korean celebrities. I love the natural scent it has, and the packaging is gorgeous!”