Have you ever heard of the 10 Steps Korean Skincare Routine ? If you know about it then you know how famous korean skincare are ! But sometimes coming to Korea you can feel overwhelmed with all the choices and options. So here is a smaller list of Korean Beauty Brands to help you during your skincare shopping session.
FOR MAKE-UP, ETUDE HOUSE
Etude House is one of the oldest K-Beauty company founded in 1985 that is now famous worldwide. Although, make-up is not the most famous part of korean beauty scene, if you are searching for a good option while in Korea, head to Etude House ! Not only they have some of the cutest packaging they also have a large variety of color and products. They also have some really good skincare look out for their range “Wonder Pore”, it’s the best products to get rid of pore ! Regarding make-up, they have many choices for eye-shadow palette, eyebrow items, and many colors for concealer. The last good point if you are going back home, you can still order your favorite items on their international website !
INNISFREE, INGREDIENTS FROM JEJU ISLAND
The power of Innisfree comes from it’s finest natural ingredients from Jeju Island. This volcanic island is rich in good components and Innisfree use their potential in different skincare line. In this shop, you will find almost a full routine adapted to your skin type using different natural ingredients. If you are searching for a brand using mainly korean components than this shop is made for you. Their most famous product are the one composed with Volcanic Clay but also Green Tea Seed. They also have a wide skincare range for men.
THE SAEM, CUTEST PACKAGING
The Saem has some shops all around Korea and mainly inside subway station. If you are searching for original packaging that you will never see overseas head to this shop. It’s perfect to find souvenirs too like their chocopie hand cream. You can also find some really original makeup like a rainbow blush/highlighter. Their components comes from all around the world to take the best from what earth is giving us.
FAMOUS COMPONENTS, NATURE REPUBLIC
This brand promotes the nature not only because of their ingredients but also by proposing everything to create a soft makeup look and enhance your natural beauty. Nature Republic best skincare items are the one including Aloe Vera, but you can also check their hair product composed with Argan Oil. They also are very affordable so if you are searching for skincare on a budget it’s the right place.
WESTERN STYLE MAKE-UP, CLUB CLIO
This recent brand is the first one to propose the widest range of color makeup. It’s also the brand that is mainly inspired by western style makeup so if you are not feeling to get the korean makeup look, head to their store ! This brand is also grouped with PeriPera that are making the best lip tint !
BEST TONER, MAMONDE
Do you know whats is a toner ? It’s like a water composed with nice ingredients that you should apply just after cleansing your face to give it a nice refreshment. It is one of the most important steps in the korean skincare routine. Mamonde is doing the best toner with various ingredients to get the best one for your skin type. They also propose bigger size toner perfect to use on a daily basis.
SKINCARE WHILE SLEEPING, LANEIGE
What is better than waking up with the perfect skin ? Laneige makes beauty sleep real ! They created the most efficient sleeping pack for face but also for lips. The best is that all of those benefice comes from water ! Laneige means “the snow” in french and it’s because there using all of the best components linked with water.
EFFECTIVE CLEANSER, BANILA CO.
You must be aware that the most important step of your skincare routine must be cleansing. Korea is famous for its double cleansing method, starting with oil cleanser to remove makeup and then continue with a cleansing foam or gel to get rid of all impurities. For the oil cleansing part, the best you could ever find is in Banila Co. ! They now developed different type of oil cleanser to adapt it to your skin type.
THE FUN ONE, TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL
Funky packaging, cool names, edgy color, 80’s vibes this all you need to know about Too Cool For School ! One of their most famous product are the one composed with eggs ! It’s the perfect store to find original product but they are a bit on a higher price range !
YOUTUBE STAR, PONY EFFECT
Are you watching Beauty Video on Youtube or are you interested in the world of Beauty Gurus ? If you answered yes, you might have already heard of Pony ! She is one of the makeup queen of Korea and she launched with another brand her own range of makeup items. You can find her range in Olive Young. Not only the packaging are really pretty but they also really good quality !
There is many other brands you can choose from, so if you are interested we can come with a part 2 with natural brands. Also, for your information, Korea is now forbidden to do animal test for cosmetics so most of the brands mention are cruelty free but did not get the official “cruelty free” certificate. If you want to be sure your products as not be tested, we recommend to check if it has been made in Korea or overseas.