I’m reviewing and sharing my favorite K-Beauty products!
No doubt you’ve probably heard that I’m kind of a beauty product junkie. But what I haven’t shared with you is that I have recently fallen down the rabbit hole that is K-Beauty products, and I don’t think I’ll ever find my way back out. There’s no point in even trying, really. Just join me down here and we can be stuck together. It’s kind of fabulous.
What is K-Beauty? KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS!! Have you ever SEEN the gorgeous smoothness that is Korean skin? Well that is no accident. Korea knows a thing or two about beauty products, and THANKFULLY, they are willing to share.
Think you’re clueless about K-Beauty? If you’ve tried a sheet mask lately, you’re already hip to this trend. Look at you go — you’re ready for the next step!
I feel the need to warn you in advance — K-beauty products are kind of addictive. The packaging is adorable and fun, the ingredients are kind of exotic, and it’s fairly affordable. The next thing you know you’ve got 38 different serums and no money for groceries. Oops, so sorry.
Where do you buy K-Beauty products? They’ve become fairly mainstream in the last year or so and are readily available at Sephora and sometimes even Ulta. But my favorite and most affordable place for ordering my products of choice is Amazon! So always be sure to check there first.
To save you some time, money, and hopefully help you have smooth, glowing baby skin, I’m sharing the K-Beauty products I’ve tried — my favorites and my not-so-favorites.
Yes, you read that correctly. This gel is chock full of snail SECRETION and I don’t even know what to say about that. All I can tell you is that this stuff is a major cult favorite in the world of K-Beauty for it’s ability to improve skin’s texture and elasticity, as well as treat/prevent redness and blemishes. I’ve been using it for a month now and I LOVE what it does for my skin.
I apply this daily AND nightly, after toner but before serum and moisturizer.
I decided to try this mask after seeing it all over social media. It’s a carbonated clay mask that foams after you apply it to your face. The foam grows and grows as it sits on your face, which is really fun to watch.
I feel kind of lukewarm about this mask. While it was fun to try, the sensation is really ticklish (imagine an itch on your nose you can’t scratch) and not particularly pleasant. While my skin DID feel nice afterwards, it wasn’t anything life changing. I’m glad I tried it, but won’t be purchasing it again.
This serum has been compared to Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, which I have used for years! This stuff is much cheaper though, so I decided to give it a whirl and I’m SO glad that I did. It’s great!
I apply this every night after the snail gel but before my moisturizer. My skin feels wonderful every morning and I honestly don’t see any difference between this and my old Estee Lauder. It’s always great when you find a more affordable option!
This stuff is SO crazy — you rub it on your face and the next thing you know, you’re rubbing off bits of dirt and skin! If you have sensitive skin and/or are looking for a mild exfoliator, this is AMAZING. It’s so gentle and my skin always looks so bright and smooth when I’m finished using it.
I use this a few times a week — usually in the evening after washing my face.
This is a goopy black mask that dries and has to be peeled off. If you’ve ever seen the “glue method” of cleaning your pores, where you apply school glue to your face, let the glue dry, and peel it off, this is very similar.
The mask did seem to do a great job of cleaning out my pores, but I wasn’t a fan. It was difficult to peel off (at times a bit painful), and I had to spend awhile cleaning off all the black bits that were left behind. I won’t be purchasing this again.
This is one of the most popular K-Beauty products and probably my personal favorite. This gel-like product is meant to be applied after your night moisturizer has absorbed into your face, shortly before bed. My skin looks and feels SO incredible every morning since I’ve started using this. No dry patches to be found. If you try one product from this list — try this!! You won’t regret it.
These little patches are kind of like sheet masks for your under eye area. They’re meant to plump under your eyes and eliminate fine lines, but I personally didn’t notice any difference. I won’t be buying these again.
These sheet masks contain egg yolk and coconut extracts but don’t let that put you off! They smell lovely and leave my skin feeling so soft and smooth! I will definitely continue using these!
I got this pack of 11 Tony Moly sheet masks and so far I have loved all of them! There is a variety to address different skin issues and they are so affordable, at under $1 each. I highly recommend them.
Have you been using any K-Beauty products lately? I’d love to hear about your favorites!