WRITTEN BY Elizabeth Nelms
Korean skincare and beauty products are currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight in the United States.
This is not only a part of America’s current obsession with Korean culture, with the boom in K-pop’s popularity and the emergence of Korean barbecue restaurants nationwide, but also because of the unique quality of Korean beauty brands.
These products are notable for their use of natural ingredients, and their effectiveness at keeping skin clear and glowing.
TONYMOLY Petit Bunny Gloss Bar
This moisturizing lip gloss comes in stick form, instead of liquid form, which limits its stickiness, but not its shine.
The packaging itself is adorable, and the gloss comes in four colors: Juicy Cherry, Juicy Orange, Neon Orange and Neon Yellow. Give your lips a glossy tint without worrying about your hair sticking to your lips if a gust of wind hits you wrong.
MIZON Black Snail Repair Cream
The “snail” in the name does have some truth: this moisturizer is made partially from snail slime.
The slime gives it a unique consistency, and hydrates the skin through a combination of snail slime and plant extracts.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
This product is exactly what it says — small patches to be placed overtop of pimples to make them disappear completely, and can eliminate large blotches of acne in a matter of days if used regularly.
Elensilia CPP Collagen Eye Cream
This eye cream is designed to protect against degradation of collagen around the eyes, as well as reduce the appearance of dark circles or redness underneath the eyes, all without any irritating artificial fragrance.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Mist
This face mist is a blend of watermelon extract, hibiscus and hyaluronic acid, and is entirely vegan and cruelty-free. The formula hydrates skin and gives a nice, refreshing feeling when sprayed on the face.