Top 10 Japanese and Korean Beauty Products You Have to Try

Anyone on the quest for great skin knows that the basics of every skincare routine are at the very least, cleanser, toner and moisturizer. If you’re looking to sweeten up your skincare/beauty regimen you’ve come to the right place! Check out our list of our Top Ten Japanese and Korean Beauty Products You Need to Try and give your skin a little more love! 

 1. Kanebo Freeplus Mild Moisture Soap

 The superstar ingredients in this mild cleanser are citric acid, jujube extract and niacinamide. Citric acid helps exfoliate, jujube extract is an anti-oxidant and niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory. This cleanser is a creamy face wash for sensitive skin and features six different types of Japanese and Chinese plant derives extracts to protect and hydrate your skin. Freeplus Is Kanebo’s low-irritant skin care made for those with sensitive skin! 

Budget Friendly Option: Hada-Labo Gokujyun Foaming Face Wash ($17) 

 2. Hada-Labo Gokujyun Premium Hydrating Lotion – 2020 Edition

The Hada-Labo Gokujyun Premium Hydrating Lotion is a premium toner featuring seven forms of hyaluronic acid to intensely boost inner skin moisture. This toner has a gel-like texture that absorbs instantly and wraps the skin in a plush layer of moisture. Perfect for all skin types, this toner instantly gives your skin a burse of moisture and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. It’s also alcohol free, paraben free, fragrance free, and silicone free which means it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin!  

 3. COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a lightweight essence that is highly effective at hydrating and soothing damaged skin. This essence contains 95% nutritious, low stimulation filtered snail mucin. Fade dark spots and give you skin the glow it deserves! This product is ideal for those with dull and rough skin, dry, dehydrated, and damaged skin or dark spots and scars (including acne!). Additional key ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, allantoin, panthenol and arginine, which are all excellent for hydration and enhancing elasticity. This product is also cruelty free! 

4. HABA Rose Squalene Oil – Limited Edition

The serum combines the high-grade 99.9% purity squalene and a rare damask rose natural essential oil. This oil has many benefits including: preventing dead skin cells from hardening, softening the skin, promoting cutaneous respiration to activate the skin’s metabolism, blending with sebum on the skin, can be rinsed with water to naturally cleanse, helps ingredients in other products to better penetrate the skin’s surface, and makes the skin supple. It does not break down, deteriorate, or oxidize even under high temperatures. Perfect for all skin types, targeting fine lines and wrinkles! 

5. Sekkisei Cream 

This lightweight water-based gel cream is such a classic moisturizer. It firms and hydrates the skin and invigorates while delivering brightening benefits. It truly leaves the skin silky-smooth. This cream also suppresses melanin production to prevent ages spots and from sun exposure and prevent dryness. It’s suitable for all skin types. Key ingredients are coix seed extract, angelica extract melothria extract, panax ginseng extract and cordyceps sinensis extract. These star ingredients help to brighten and moisturize, hydrate, and activate skin cell function. It has a light scent and does not irritate the skin! 

 6. Ishizawa Keana Rice Sheet Mask 

This sheet mask contains 100% Japanese rice-derived skincare serum to plump and moisturize dry skin. The sheet is saturated with this essence, allowing it to adhere well. This sheet makes your skin feel super soft and will help reduce pores. It’s gentle enough for daily use! Perfect for all skin types, especially dry or dehydrated skin. Key ingredients are hydrolyzed rice bran extract which is great for skin conditioning, glycerine which captures moisture and helps dry skin, and citric acid which helps even the skin tone and also brightens, softens and smooths. 

 7. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream 

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream combines chemical and physical sunscreens to provide-broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Its UV protection is backed from rigorous clinical trials completed in South Korea and overseas. This sun cream is lightweight and like a light moisturizer which leaves the skin feeling hydrated and non-greasy. This sunscreen is enriched with 55000 ppm of aloe vera leaft extract to soothe and moisturize your skin. Key features: fast absorbing, SPF50+/PA___, no white cast, non-greasy finish, hypoallergenic, cruelty free, soothes sunburns and suitable for use on face and body! Perfect for all skin types.  

 8. Kiss Me Heroine, Make Volume & Curl Mascara

This mascara will turn anyone who has doubts about Japanese beauty products into a believer! This mascara is remarkably waterproof and will not budge, leaving no smudges, making it ideal for any weather that may cause your makeup to melt. For those who have straight lashes, it doesn't weigh them down while still making them look natural and voluminous all day. The formula dries quickly, and the results are visible after curling your lashes. The only thing to remember is to gently remove it with an oil-based cleanser! 

9. Canmake Silky Souffle Eyes

These eyeshadows are dewy and long-lasting, with a rich texture. They have a translucent sheen which melt into your skin and contain Glow Oil to enhance the sheen for a lustrous texture. The lightweight texture does not feel heavy or caked on even after layering! Contains fine-textured peal for a sophisticated finish. The colours have a  rich texture and the powder is super soft and stays on your eyelids all day! 

10. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream is a soothing mint-coloured cream that relieves dry and irritate skin. It’s formulated with Houttuynia cordite and yarrow to revitalize complexion, and contains several minerals to boost moisture levels. Active ingredients include Jartbiome, Centella rx and Cicabond which soothe and strengthen sensitive skin. Sulfate free, deeply moisturizes and strengthens skin. Suitable for all skin types but perfect for sensitive skin. 


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