5 Korean Skin Care Products I Swear By

September 13, 2017
Korean Skin Care

Korean skin care has been a hype for sometime. And although I’ve always been loyal to one skin care brand for my hypersensitive skin, I decided to jump the bandwagon to see what the hype is all about. These are the 4 Korean skin care brands that I’m currently loving.

The Face Shop, Aloe Vera Gel

Whenever I feel a skin irritation that’s about to come through, this soothing aloe vera gel is my savior. I use this everyday after applying toner on my face to bring back the hydration and reduce the redness from washing my face. It’s a step I never skip as I’ve noticed clearer skin while using this product. I also use this if I’ve been under the sun for too long. This is also great if you have sun burns or the like, as it does an incredible job of really soothing the skin. This gel moisturizer can also be used all over your body and not just your face. Some have asked me if this can be used as a stand alone moisturizer. In my opinion, you can’t. The product becomes watery once you spread the product on your face, so this product simply hydrates and soothes your skin.

The Face Shop, Calendula Moisture Serum

I’ve never cared for serums until lately. I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about it and I thought I might as well get one. If you didn’t know yet, serums are an important part of your skin care routine. There are different types of serums depending on what your skin needs and because I have dry combination, sensitive and dehydrated skin, I opted on the calendula (calendula is great for sensitive skin) moisture serum from The Face Shop. And it was the best decision I’ve made. After about 2-3 weeks into using the products, I saw that my face was brighter and smoother than usual.

The Face Shop, Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel Off Nose Mask

Sometimes even your weekly exfoliation isn’t enough to get rid of all that dirt under your skin. I absolutely love this product and have recommended this peel off mask to other friends as well. This is one’s a keeper as it really removes all that nasty whiteheads and blackheads! Don’t use this product on a weekly basis. It is recommended to use it once every two or three weeks. But because of its effectivity, sometimes I use it every 2 months.

Banila Co, Clean It Zero

This is the ultimate makeup remover and I cannot stress this enough. And when I say, it’s the best, IT REALLY IS THE BEST. This is a cleansing balm that melts the moment they’re warmed up on your face. You gently rub the product on your face and you will see all your makeup melt off. It removes even the most stubborn makeup without irritating your face. If you’re going to ask if it’s oily, once it’s washed off, it’s not. There are others who simply wash off the product with water. But I like to double cleanse so I still wash my face with soap afterwards.

Innis Free Face Masks

There’s just something about these face masks that are incredibly soothing. I first tried them while in South Korea. The weather was colder than what I anticipated and my skin had become extremely dry and dull. While walking through Myeongdong, my mom and I came across Innisfree (one of South Korea’s famous brands) and thought we’d try their face masks. It was a purchase that did not disappoint. We woke up the next morning with a plump and brighter skin. Before leaving South Korea, we purchased a close to 200 pcs of face masks because they were ridiculously cheaper when you buy them in bulk! Of course, we gave away some of these masks to friends and family.

Do you have any favourite Korean skin care brands?


  • Chesca

    Love this! Will definitely try the nose pack! Can you recommend a good pore minimizer? Mine are ridiculously huge πŸ™

    • Hi Chesca, we experience large pores due to the dirt that accumulates on our face overtime. Here’s a few tips that’s helped with my large pores too. One, ALWAYS use a toner after washing your face. Choose one that doesn’t contain alcohol; I personally use the Neutrogena alcohol free toner. The effect isn’t over night but it does the job of minimizing your pores over time. Second, instead of using facial scrubs, use baking soda every 2 weeks instead; you’ll see all that gunk gone after the first wash! Third, use a pore cleansing pad ( instead of using your hands to cleanse your face. It’s like a rubbery face cleanser with small soft bristles that goes deep into your pores. You can gently wash the rest of your face with this pad (while also massaging them) and on your t-zone you can scrub a little vigorously to get rid of any dirt.

      After 3-4 times of scrubbing (maybe even less) and the regular use of toner, you won’t have to scrub every so often and you’ll see that your pores will be a little more tighter. Unfortunately, there’s no way to get rid of pores. The only thing that will help shrink or tighten them is if you keep your face clean all the time. I hope this helps!

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