Everyone knows that skincare is such an important part of every beauty routine. It can be difficult to pick out products especially when you have a budget in mind. Look no further! We’ll be dropping some gems that are budget friendly and easy on the wallet 💰.
Let’s start with some cleansers, the first step of every beauty routine!
If you’re into double cleansing/cleansing oils, the Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil by Kose is super budget friendly. Not only does it dissolve makeup with lightning speed, but it leaves 🚫 no oily 🙈 residue! It contains a luxurious blend of 5 certified organic oils (olive, jojoba, sesame, safflower oils and shea butter) to keep your skin smooth and moisturized. There is also the Deep Cleansing Oil, which is a pore-clearing cleansing oil, and is gentle on the skin while still removing makeup and impurities. Both of these Softymo Cleansing Oils are free of alcohol, parabens, artificial fragrances, and colouring!
Cleansing oils are the best to remove sunscreen (yes, you need to remove your sunscreen) and melt your makeup away gently! It is a fantastic way of clearing clogged pores. If you want another budget friendly option that contains no colouring, flavouring, preservatives, quality stabilizers, mineral oil, alcohol or additives, try this 🐮 Cow Brand Bouncia Additive Free Cleansing Oil Pump. It is an additive-free, hypoallergenic oil cleanser specially formulated for delicate skin. It contains vegetable-based oils derived from palm oil and provides gentle exfoliation, which is perfect for rough skin needing superior oil control.
The COSRX Pure Fit Cica Clear Cleansing Oil is a watery 💧 and lightweight cleansing oil that melts away long-wear makeup, impurities and dirt from the skin with ease. It provides a hydrating cleanse, removing up to 99% of environmental pollutants without leaving a greasy finish! It contains CICA-7 Complex to soothe and hydrate irritated skin.
These Senka Perfect Whip cleansers are the best! It’s no secret that this cult favourite is easy on the skin and the wallet. We love these cleansing foams and so do our Kiyoko Beauty enthusiasts!
The Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam is great for penetrating deep into the pores to thoroughly remove dirt, sebum, makeup and impurities gently. It contains hydrating components such as amino acid to smooth and keep the skin’s barrier moist. And this Senka Perfect Whip Collagen has the same great features as the 🍦Perfect Whip Foam but with added benefits of collagen, myristic acid, and beeswax.
We love Korean beauty giant, COSRX! COSRX has recently gained lots of traction in the west, and with good reason. All of their best cleansers are under very reasonably priced and super effective!
Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser: A gentle gel cleanser that contains BHAs and tea tree oil.
Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser: A gentle daily cleanser that contains salicylic acid, which is perfect for treating acne prone skin.
Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cleanser: A rich foam cleanser that moisturizes and removes impurities. Formulated with Vitamin B5 and triple hyaluronic acid to create a protective barrier on the skin.
Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser: This cleanser is formulated with 10,000 ppm of snail secretion filtrate to hydrate, protected and rejuvenate fatigued skin. Perfect for dull, irritated skin and for treating dark spots and scars.
COSRX is also known for its 🐇 cruelty-free practices, and for having a short ingredients list with high quality products.
We are obsessed with the Hada-Labo Gokujyun Premium Hydrating Lotion, this is one of our top staff picks! It is super hydrating and contains hyaluronic acid which offers superior moisturizing. We can’t get enough of this product! If you’re looking to achieve 🍡mochi skin🍡, this one is a must to include in your routine.
Another budget-friendly winner is this Hatomugi Skin Conditioner. The best part of this bottle is that not only is it super affordable, it’s super gentle and a little goes a long way. This toner is so economical because it lasts a long time!
One of the best K-Beauty brands in the game is 🇰🇷 INNISFREE, and they make super affordable and high-quality products. 🤑 Innisfree makes a Green Tea Balance Toner, Balancing Lotion and Green Tea Seed Essence In Lotion. Check out their line of toners and lotions here!
The Green Tea Balance Toner is a gentle exfoliant that is formulated with 16 types of amino acids that will help restore clear and dewy skin. 🌱 It is also infused with PHA and Zinc PCA to help exfoliate dead skin cells and excess sebum. If you want to achieve Korean 🧊glass skin🧊, we recommend trying out Innisfree’s line of products as they’re suitable for all skin types!
If you’re looking for a line that is affordable and allows you to brighten or whiten your skin, definitely give the Ishizawa Toumei Shirohada White line a try! 🥰 We offer a face pack, face wash, lotion and cream, all at an affordable price.
Emulsions are great for giving your skin an extra boost of hydration. One of our most popular emulsions is the 🍶 Kikumasamune Japanese Sake Emulsion. It’s the perfect amount of subtle and is infused with Japanese sake which is super moisturizing and gentle. It will surely protect your skin barrier. One bottle lasts forever!
This COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream is sure to give you a light moisturizing that also soothes damaged and irritated skin. It’s a highly-concentrated cream that contains 92% nutritious, low stimulation filtered 🐌 snail mucin. Your skin will have a natural glow✨. If you're looking to fade dark spots and improve your skin’s texture, you’ll love this all in one!
Essences and Serums:
If you’re looking to add a natural boost to your skincare, look no further than implementing Aloe Vera products! 💚 Nature Republic and The Saem are some aloe product powerhouses that make really affordable products like this Nature Republic Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Essence and The Saem’s Jeju Fresh Aloe Essence. 🪴 Aloe products help to refresh dehydrated skin and sooth irritated or burnt skin. Along with helping to heal and regenerate, aloe vera also has antibacterial properties making it perfect to add to your routine.
If you love the smell of 🌱green tea 🍵, you will surely love this Innisfree Gree Tea Seed Serum! It will make your skin moisturized and supple. Looking to achieve that dewy texture? This serum will do the trick. You’ll be one step closer to Korean glass skin with this balancing serum.
Another great J-Beauty product is this Ishizawa Keana Rice Oil. It is perfect as the last step in your skincare routine and it gives you the hydration boost 💧 you need. Made with 100% pure Japanese rice oil to help you beat dryness and get plump, smooth skin. It helps lock in moisture and tighten the pores with this pleasant oil. The best part? It’s scent free and doesn’t have a greasy texture!
At Kiyoko Beauty, we love having the ability to offer you all kinds of Asian skincare with hundreds of different brands. Variety is what makes uniqueness. We also understand how important it is to keep products in your skincare repertoire that are affordable and budget-friendly. Don’t forget to subscribe to our 💌 mailing list and check back periodically for more skincare tips, product recommendations, and information on your favourite beauty products!