12 Korean Beauty And Skincare Products To Try In 2018

Written by Aneeca Younas
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Beauty has played a part in the general society for many centuries. Many people strive to look as good, young and beautiful as they possibly can on a daily basis. While it was once only women who considered their outer appearance on of the most important aspects of their lives, men have also recently caught up to the latest trends and have started to take better care of their skin than ever before.

Thus, both men and women now apply beauty regimens to their everyday lives to help them look and feel good. Good looking skin does, after all, help boost confidence and may even aid a person in landing a date with someone special – yes, it’s true, many people do consider the outer appearance of a potential partner to be one of the most crucial factors when it comes to dating.

To help people look their best, thousands of brands have launched their own line of beauty and skincare products. These products tend to contain a variety of ingredients that may combine both natural extracts and chemicals to help improve the skin’s texture, make the skin look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as aid in fighting against acne, scarring and hyperpigmentation.

In recent years, Korean beauty and skincare products have become extremely popular – not only in Korea, but throughout the entire world. Thousands of different Korean products have hit the market in the United States and many other countries, and have become an essential part of the perfect skincare routine for millions of people. These products often tend to avoid using harsh chemicals that may cause damage to the skin, and rather utilize natural extracts that help to improve the skin’s health and appearance through the utilization of extracts that have been sourced from nature.

In this post, we will take a look at why some of the chemicals found in beauty products on the market today are not good for your skin or for your health, and how natural ingredients provide more benefits when used for the well-being of the skin.

We will also look at some common problems that people experience with their skin. The primary purpose of our post, however, is to share some of the top Korean beauty products and skincare products that you should try out in 2018.

Most Common Skin-Related Issues

Most Common Skin-Related Issues

The skin is considered to be one of the most precious organs of the human body, mostly due to the fact that it contributes greatly to how we feel about ourselves and how we see ourselves. Unfortunately, the skin is also prone to developing many problems that can have a significant effect on its appearance; thus also reflecting negative implications on our self-confidence and self-worth.

Fox News[1] recently ranked acne as the number one problem that people suffer from. Acne is a problematic skin condition that causes the development of pimples. Apart from causing pimples, acne is also known to cause scarring after a pimple goes away, which is often difficult to treat. Severe acne can lead to a lot of scarring on the face; thus causing a significant effect on a person’s self-esteem.

While we all have to face the fact that aging causes wrinkles, fine lines and other issues with the skin at some point in our lives, many people also suffer from premature aging, which is a condition where these symptoms start to develop at an age considered too young or early. This is another common problem that people suffer from.

Forbes[2] explains that premature aging tends to creep up on a person, first causing them to experience a reduced glow in their complexion, then dark circles develop around the person’s eyes, then fine lines start to develop. Dryness and reduced elasticity are also relatively common.

Top Korean Beauty And Skincare Products For 2018

Top Korean Beauty And Skincare Products For 2018

The common skin problems we have looked at affect millions of people. Many people have quite a difficult time fighting against these problems related to their skin, and often end up using a variety of products that contain ingredients that could actually be making their symptoms worse and not better.

Korean beauty and skincare products, however, have gained a lot of reputation for improving many aspects of skin health without containing the particular ingredients often found in many other products that can cause the skin’s health to suffer instead of improve.

There are thousands of Korean beauty products on the market today, so it might be a little difficult to determine which products you should start out with if you wish to try out some of these products on your own face. To help you out, we have decided to compile a list of 12 top Korean beauty and skincare products that have gained a positive reputation in recent years and will continue to grow in popularity in 2018.

These products can usually be found at online stores, including some of your local beauty supply stores, so it should not be difficult to find them in your local area or at an online store that is able to deliver to your country.

1. Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion

Let’s start out with a very unique Korean skincare product, the Snail Bee High Content Lotion by Benton. This lotion contains some unique ingredients that provide an extra moisture layer to the skin, as well as assists in balancing the skin’s natural oils.

The main ingredients in this lotion are Snail Secretion Filtrate, Bee Venom and Niacinamide. The average price for a 120ml container of the product is around $20.

2. Acwell Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser

Here is another highly effective beauty product from Korea. The Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser has been developed by a relatively popular Korean beauty brand, known as Acwell, and offers a gentle way to balance the skin’s pH levels, while also cleansing the skin and removing any dirt or dead skin cells that may cause problems.

The formula consists of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Licorice Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Witch Hazel Extract and Salicylic Acid. The average price for a 150 ml bottle of this cleanser is $21.

3. Isntree Aloe Soothing Lotion

A soothing lotion that is perfect for treating numerous skin-related issues, including acne and eczema. The product also helps to keep the skin moist and is perfect to assist with soothing skin that is sensitive. The primary ingredient in this lotion is clean Jeju aloe extract. This lotion is very affordable, with an average price of $12 for a 150 ml container.

4. Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Another product by Isntree, this Hyaluronic Acid Toner is perfect for providing the skin with a deep level of moisture, while also nourishing and soothing the skin at the same time.
The toner is perfect for different skin types and should be applied after using a gentle cleanser. As the name suggests, the main ingredient of this toner is hyaluronic acid. The toner can be purchased for less than $20 per container.

5. Shangpree Gold Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Mask

The eyes are prone to developing signs of premature aging, especially with poor sleep. Unfortunately, most general skincare products can be harsh on the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Shanpree’s Gold Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Mask, however, offers a great way to nourish, moisturize and treat the area around the eyes. This product is a little more expensive, with an average price of $60 per tub.

6. Julep Restorative Facial Milk

The Restorative Facial Milk by Julep is perfect for anyone looking to make their skin smoother and softer. The facial milk contains argan oil, jojoba seed extracts, coconut oil and olive oil in one solution that hydrates the skin and locks in moisture to ensure skin looks great without causing harm. This lotion is gentle on your skin and will not weigh your skin down.

7. May Coop Raw Sauce

This “Raw Sauce” facial serum by May Coop offers a powerful maple tree sap concentration that serves a primary purpose of helping to make the skin stronger. The maple tree sap also helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, which is beneficial for reducing the signs of aging and also helps to prevent skin dryness.

8. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX

Dry skin can be quite unpleasant and even lead to some very damaging effects on the skin, including premature aging. The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX by Sulwhasoo has been developed as both an ultra-hydrating cream and an anti-aging solution to treat both skin dryness and the most common signs of aging.

9. ID.AZ Dermastic Foaming Cleanser

The ID.AZ brand is one of the top dermatological skincare brands in Kora and has been developed by some of the top dermatologists within the country. The Dermastic range of ID.AZ is one of their most popular lines, offering effective products for people suffering from sensitive skin at prices that are affordable to most people.

The Dermastic Foaming Cleanser combines some of the most effective natural ingredients to gently cleanse the face without causing irritation or dryness.

10. ID.AZ Dermastic Essential Toner

Also from ID.AZ, the Dermastic Essential Toner has been developed to go hand-in-hand with the brand’s Dermastic Foaming Cleanser. After cleaning the face with the Dermastic Foaming Cleanser, it is important to use the Dermastic Essential Toner to obtain all the benefits that this range has to offer.

11. Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam

The Heimish brand is relatively new on the market, only being launched in 2016, but has become quite popular due to the fact that they only utilize natural, environmental-friendly ingredients in their skincare products.

The All Clean White Clay Foam by the brand combines coconut oil, hyaluronic acid, kaolin and citrus herb oils for an effective, yet gentle solution to cleaning, moisturizing and hydrating the skin.

12. KLAVUU White Pearlsation Special Divine Pearl Serum

This product is an all-natural solution for skin whitening and may even help to reduce the appearance of freckles. The serum contains domestic pearls, as well as a combination of 33 different marine plants, to deliver one powerful solution to tackle five common signs of aging, as well as to eliminate darkened patches on the skin.

The product is relatively affordable and can be purchased from a variety of different online and local stores.

Tips For Healthy Skin

Tips For Healthy Skin

The skin needs to be looked after to ensure it looks young and healthy for an extended period of time. Those who do take good care of their skin are able to enjoy good-looking skin well into their old age, but those who do not attend to the needs of their skin are prone to experience many problems with their skin – often at a very young age.

The first step to healthy, beautiful skin is, of course, a daily beauty regimen that should include effective products that are gentle on the skin, but still able to provide improvements in certain problems a person may be experiencing. Such a daily routine should be practiced both in the morning and before going to bed.

Mind Body Green[3] explains that drinking enough water is also important to keep the skin hydrated and eating a lot of foods that are rich in antioxidants can help to fight certain problems with the skin, such as wrinkles caused by inflammation.

Limiting how much you expose your skin to the sun is also important as sun exposure is known as the leading cause of premature aging. When you do go out in the sun, it is important to wear an effective sunscreen to protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun.

In addition to the above tips, it is also important to regularly opt for a cleansing or detox diet for short periods of time to eliminate toxins from the body, and to avoid eating too much sugar as sugar is known to damage both elastin and collagen, which can lead to the development of wrinkles and also reduce the skin’s elasticity.

Apart from diet and skincare, other areas of your general well-being also play a part in your skin health. Getting enough sleep should be a priority if you wish to maintain youthful skin and a glowing complexion. Poor sleep leads to premature aging signs, such as dark circles around the eyes.

Exercise also needs to be a regular part of your life as this can help to improve blood circulation; thus delivering more nutrient and oxygen-rich blood to the skin, as well as expel toxins from the body.


An effective beauty regimen has numerous benefits to contribute to the well-being of a person’s skin, but using the wrong products may have implications that rather cause harm, such as premature aging symptoms, instead of good in the longer term.

Most recently, Korean skincare products have become very popular due to the fact that they often avoid the utilization of potentially harmful chemicals, but rather tend to focus on including natural extracts that are able to improve the skin’s health without causing premature aging or other damaging effects.

In this post, we looked at some of the top Korean skincare and beauty products you should definitely try out in 2018. These products can be found at various locations, including many online shops, so they are readily available for purchase and for you to experience their many benefits.

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This Article Has Been Published on January 17, 2018 and Last Modified on January 1, 2019

Aneeca Younas is a versatile freelance writer with years of experience in writing content for health and beauty magazines and websites. With a background in journalism, she loves writing blogs and product reviews that provide valuable information to readers. As a passionate gamer, she also enjoys playing games and writing about them. You can connect with her on Linkedin.

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