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Top 10 K-Beauty Trends from GLOWPICK 2019 Consumer Beauty Awards

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GLOWPICK is a Korean beauty review site where local customers rate beauty products. At the end of the year, GLOWPICK comes up with the consumer awards with selected top 10 trends and the most popular products of the year.


It features the top 10 trends of the year, which are selected by the site based on the best rated Korean beauty products. These trends included plump, glossy lips, glittery makeup, in Korea, as well as all over the world. Products containing some traditional Korean herbs such as mugwort, Centella, etc. were also quite popular amongst masses. Concentrated products such as ampoules were well received, especially those containing hyaluronic acid.

Plump Lips

Be it Korea or worldwide, plump, glossy lips were in trend in 2019. Making your lips look voluminous and plump is much easier as compared to botox. Many lip products in the market claim to have a plumping effect on lips. Volufiline is one such popular ingredient that is used for instant lip-plumping effect.

Dior Addict Lacquer Plump

Glittery Makeup

Glitter was one of the most significant trends in 2019, and for everything, eye, face, shimmering mists, and even body glitter.

3 CONCEPT EYES – Eye Switch

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Capsule Essence

These single-dose capsules give you the appropriate amount of product so that there is no excess. Highly concentrated and condensed hyaluronic acid is made in capsule form without any loss of hyaluronic acid function.

WELLAGE – Real Hyaluronic Bio Capsule & Blue Solution

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It is an essential step in the Korean skin care routine. There are many different ampoules in the market which cater to various skin concerns. GLOWPICK selected COSRX’s Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule as 2019’s best representative.

COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

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Houttuynia cordata

It is a traditional Korean medicinal herb that has detox, astringent, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Houttuynia cordata is less popular than Centella Asiatica.

all NATURAL – Organic Mask Sheet (Houttuynia Cordata)

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It was a beauty buzzword in 2019 known for its soothing effects. The traditional Korean herb is a component of so many different ingredients ranging from cleansers to sheet masks and creams.

HANYUL – Pure Artemisia Fresh Calming Water

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It is an upcoming ingredient in the Korean beauty industry. Panthenol can soothe and repair acne-prone skin. It also has some anti-aging properties.

BOH – Derma Intensive Panthenol Cream

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Hyaluronic Acid

It is the ingredient useful for an instant moisture boost. It can hold 1,000 times its weight in water and can moisturize the skin with low-molecular-weight (5,000 Da) for much better absorption.

blanc doux – Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner

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Cica, a.k.a. Centella Asiatica is a K-beauty super ingredient known for its soothing properties. Its ‘tiger grass’ nickname comes from the way tigers used to roll around in the plant to soothe their wounds.

Dr.Jart+ – Cicapair Calming Mask

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Mildly Acidic/ Low Irritant

Formulas with pH 5.5 have the highest affinity of the skin’s acid mantle. It gives them fewer chances of causing skin irritation, and they are also easier to absorb.

LAGOM – Cellup Micro Foam Cleanser

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