Korean beauty has officially made its place in the cosmetic industry. Korean beauty products are being recognized as technologically advanced and highly effective. They have become mainstays in many Americans’ skin care routines. If you are a K-beauty fan, you might be wondering what are the best 2019 Korean beauty products? Lucky for you, folks at Soko Glam yearly announce their “Best of K-Beauty™ Awards.” For 2019, they have whittled down to 10 key Korean beauty products.
You can also check out the GLOWPICK 2019 Consumer Beauty Award winners.
Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam, and her team have held the coveted awards for the past five years. The Soko Glam community chose the winners of the sixth installment of the awards via a survey. Each year, they continue to be scrupulous when it comes to the selection process.
In previous years, the Soko Glam Best Of K-Beauty™ Award winners have gone on to become best-sellers in many countries like the United States, Poland, Spain, and Australia. It just shows the influence these awards have on most consumers, and it reflects that they are just too darn good!
The winning formulations span all categories, and they include new favorites and long-timers, the holy grails.
Here are the 10 Korean beauty products that came out in 2019 that you should consider adding to your skin care routine.
The innovative and DIY powder is formulated with 17% ascorbic acid (pure form of Vitamin C), along with ingredients like allantoin, hydrolyzed collagen, trehalose, and lemon extract. All of them combined have nourishing, hydrating, and brightening benefits. You have to mix the powder with toner or essence, and it is suitable for all skin types. And as this Korean beauty product is in the form of a powder, it is not susceptible to oxidation.
The little pimple patches are overnight fixers that make the whiteheads, blackheads, and picked zits disappear by morning. The patch vacuums the gunk and soothes any irritation or pain while healing up the zit. The thin clear hydrocolloid patch feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture, and it adheres to your skin firmly.
If you’ve ever struggled to find a makeup remover, then these pads are for you. It can tackle waterproof mascara, matte lipstick, and other hard-to-remove formulas from your skin. The cleansing pads can effectively and efficiently remove SPF, impurities, and lightly exfoliate as they cleanse. These single-use pads that are drenched in 100% virgin coconut oil. They leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
The essence mist has a creamy texture that delivers an ultra-fine, even spray, and its balancing, nutrient-packed formula. The milky formulation mist offers a quick burst of refreshment, and it is suitable for all skin types. It is an ultimate antidote to dryness, dullness, and sensitivity. Star ingredients of the mist include brightening saccharomyces ferment filtrate and licorice water and root extracts, moisture-locking bamboo water, and soothing Centella Asiatica leaf water.
After using the Mediheal sheet mask, your skin will feel supple and hydrated. It contains the essential building blocks of NMF, including hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and water-binding sugars, to transform skin from dry and flaky to soft and supple. Additional ingredients like exfoliating willow bark and toning witch hazel round out this skin-perfecting formula.
A formulation that comes close to reaching the holy grail level, Elensilia eye cream tightens, brightens, and hydrates. It contains hydrolyzed French collagen extract, which makes up 80% of the formula and works to prevent fine lines and firm skin. Other ingredients include gold, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and two patented peptides – SYN-COLL™, boosts collagen production and protects against collagen degradation, and Haloxyl™, reduces puffiness and dark circles.
The formulation includes skin-benefitting ingredients such as aloe, snail mucin, and salicylic acid. The toner hydrates and preps your skin to help with the absorption of skin care products in the next step in your routine. It also targets a host of skin concerns, including breakouts, sensitivity, and dehydration.
Mamonde cleanser has become a permanent part of skin care routine of so many! The oil to foam cleanser simplifies things by being a one-and-done formula. The oil formula transforms into a creamy foam when activated with water, turning the simple step into a spa-like experience. It contains soapberry extract, a natural surfactant, effectively sweeps away foundation, sunscreen, and impurities without drying out the skin. The cleanser has a gorgeous natural scent thanks to Damask rose oil, and it has skin calming and nourishing effects.
It is a light and gentle cream that helps to calm extremely irritated stressed skin. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin, the cream can soothe the sunburnt skin. The soothing cream can also reduce post-shaving redness and irritation after spot extraction. The star ingredient in this cream is Guaiazulene, a powerful skin-calming agent extracted from camomile oil. It’s what gives the cream its beautiful blue color.
It is one of the Soko Glam holy grail products! It can minimize the appearance of pores and improve skin texture when the cleanser is used consistently and twice daily. The cleanser is formulated with polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), a gentle acid suitable for sensitive skin types, to lightly exfoliate and help keep blackheads and dead skin cells at bay. It also contains tea tree leaf oil, jojoba oil, and other extracts that help in fighting breakouts and hydrate the skin.