After published the post on Top 10 beauty products to buy in Japan, my friend asked me if I could do a K-beauty version because she's going to Seoul soon. I must say, I'm not really a big fan of the K-beauty products because the market is too cluttered and I find that a lot of Korean products are repetitive. However, I do have a handful of favourites which I can suggest for you to check out:
#1 - Banila Co Clean It Zero
I love the convenience of makeup cleansing with this Banila Co Clean It Zero. The most stubborn waterproof mascara is not a problem for this cleanser. This is an effective makeup remover, but it isn't a facial wash. Some of my friend use this as a holy grail for cleanser. It works for them, so if you're a lazy person, you can skip your facial wash step with this product. You can purchase online here.
#2 - 3CE Stylenanda Beach Muse Palette
This eyeshadow palette is a dupe for the Huda Beauty Nude Obsession Palette, except that 3CE came up with this palette way before Huda did. The eyeshadow palette features the soft and subtle pink tones that is the trending eyeshadow colour for 2019. However, it is still a great eyeshadow to invest in next year. You can buy online here.
#3 - Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Glow Recipe is one of the trending skincare brand in Korea this year. The brand uses plant-based ingredients to create their products. This watermelon leave-in night mask is one of the best seller. It gives the skin all the hydration you need when sleeping, indirectly help to repair the skin moisture level. You can purchase online here.
#4 - Missha The First Treatment Essence
Missha's treatment essence isn't a new product nor a trending product. It has always been a mainstream favourite because of its efficacy to repair all the skin problems. Missha is a well-known beauty brand for post-plastic surgery treatment. It is said to repair and restore the skin's condition in a fast pace. It is also a cheaper dupe and more effective than the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. You can purchase online here.
#5 - Peach & Lily KBeauty Rescue Balm
This is another skin repair product that is very popular among the post-plastic surgery patient. This product was developed by the founder of Peach & Lily, who is also an esthetician. When creating this product, Lily intended this to be a universal salve which you can use for any problem. You can purchase it online here.
#6 - Laneige Tattoo Lip Tint
With so many lip products that went on-trend lately, I can only recommend the Laneige Tattoo Lip Tint. It lasts forever (if forever means an entire day). Even after eating greasy food, washing your face, etc. there is still a slight tint on the lips. I love that it doesn't stain the cup and definitely kiss-proof. You can purchase online here.
#7 - Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
If you feel that you're not sure what to do with your skin, nothing you apply actually works and you think your skin has the mind of its own - it's good to try the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream. The name suggests everything. You can purchase online here.
#8 - Neogen Bio Peel
I've only tried the wine (purple jar) bio peel from Neogen. It is a light exfoliating product. There are cotton sheets in the jar and the fiber of the cotton helps to remove impurities from the skin gently without hurting the skin. I would love to try the green tea next. You can purchase online here.
#9 - Etude House x Pony Palette
In 2019, there are a few series of collaboration between Etude House and the K-Beauty influencer, Pony. If I'm not mistaken, the palettes are only available in Korea and it is sold out almost immediately after the launching. If you ever come across these palettes, do grab it without thinking twice. They're pretty and versatile.
#10 - Mizon Snail Repair Perfect Cream
The last product isn't something conventional. It is a face cream made of snail extracts. I know a lot of us are going for the cruelty-free beauty products, but this cream is worth to try if you need a strong product for skin repair. The eye repair cream is also really good to combat fine lines around the eyes. You can purchase online here.