Five K-Beauty Products You Should Try

Iconic Korean skincare products and cosmetic items are available and appropriate for many audiences

Annie Otsuka, Staff Writer

While watching Korean dramas, you might wonder how all the actresses and actors have perfect skin, with a pearl-like shimmer. The answer is easy. Korea is known as the Beauty Power Country, and they have a lot of good skincare products that are tailored to a population that arguably takes better care of its skin than most. In particular, the Korean design and idea behind skincare are now available over the counter in most countries. El Vaquero looked for some trending products for those who do not know what to try first.

Innisfree is a skincare and cosmetic brand attracting attention not only from Korea but from all over the world. Innisfree introduces a high-quality skincare series made from natural plants of Jeju Island. Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Clay Mask is a product with certain cleansing effects. It minimizes the look of pores, exfoliates and cleans the skin deeply by cleansing pollutions, and helps to even the skin tone in ten minutes after applying it on the skin. Look for these products online at Sephora.com or innisfree.com

Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream from DR. JART+ is one of the most trendy skin healing ointments among many other Cica products. Cica products are made with Centella Asiatica, also known as Tiger Grass, for oily and sensitive skin, which has a great skin soothing and skin regenerating property. Its herb scent and memorable green package are iconic in the K-beauty market. This product is available at Sephora.com or us.drjart.com.

 All products from Belif eliminate harmful ingredients, and most products are made with natural herbal materials that reduce skin irritation so that they can be used on sensitive skin. Since Belif contains more water than oil, it’s perfect for adjusting the moisture balance of pimples caused by dryness and excess oil. The True Cream Aqua Bomb is a water cream which works perfectly in summer. The cream, which has a good balance of silicone and hydrating ingredients, moisturizes and prevents pores from clogging. Find this product at Sephora.com or belifusa.com.

Here is the link to top-rated K-beauty skincare lines at Sephora: bit.ly/sephoraKbeauty

Aside from luxury products, affordably priced ones are also of high quality.

Intensive Hydrating Mask from Mediheal, N.M.F is one of the best known and best selling sheet masks. It basically can be used with any skin type, but it is recommended for dry or sunburned skin, so it is perfect for the coming summer. The moisturizing ingredient recharges dry and empty skin, and sodium hyaluronate and witch hazel water keep the skin moisturized. It sticks to the skin well and you can feel your skin soaking up all the moisture and ingredients. One sheet is just $2 and it is available at medihealus.com.

Kaja is a highly recommended Korean cosmetic line for K-beauty beginners. While K-beauty products are expanding globally, Kaja created by SEPHORA and K-beauty in partnership is putting effort into suits of any skin type and skin color. The strength of this brand is its unique and cute designs. Cheeky Stamp Blend able Blush, the icon of the brand, is a heart-shaped stamp that colors cheeks. Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio is inspired by the Japanese lunchbox, Bento. It is small and handy, but it has three different colors in one, stacking from top to bottom. These two and many other products from Kaja have various options of colors.  Most products are under $25 and available at Sephora.com

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