What’s the first thing you do when you hit the streets of Hongdae, Ewha and Myeongdong? Shop for beauty products, of course! KKday shows you a list 6 Korean skincare products you must buy while on your holiday in Korea.
1. Banila Co Clean It Zero
A holy grail beauty product recommended by many beauty gurus in Korea, Banila Co Clean It Zero is a cleansing balm made for removing even the most stubborn makeup you have in your make up stash. Banila Co Clean It Zero contains papaya fruit and acerora extract, both known to have antioxidants properties for an overall brightening effect to help perk up tired and dried skin.
Price: approx SGD22
2. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
If you thought the trend for snail related beauty products are dying off, you’re wrong. What can be more natural than snail slime?
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream holds a whopping 74% snail extract specially targeted at replenishing moisture and cell regeneration. Snail slime products also aid in smoothing uneven complexion and hyper-pigmentation.
Price: approx SGD14
3. Mamonde Rose Water Toner
Never forget to close your pores with a toner after doing a double cleanse. Consisting of 90.89% rose water, Mamonde Rose Water Toner is a toner so fragrant you won’t mind using everyday. Not only does Mamonde Rose Water Toner do a wonderful job of doing some final sweep off and residue and dirt that’s left on your skin, it also helps keep you skin’s pH levels balanced, leaving you with a moisturised and supple skin!
Price: approx SGD18
4. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
Doesn’t matter if you’re Korean or Singaporean, Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum has a way to your stash of beauty products with its moisturising and deep hydrating properties made from au natural ingredients.
Price: approx SGD26
5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
As with other Laneige products, Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream comes with a heavier price tag when compared to the previously mentioned beauty products. However, good things are worth investing in, and Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream is another highly raved product that makes good its promises to hydrate and lock in moisture to cool and soothe our skin.
Price: approx SGD45
6. VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm
Pucker up with VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm — you never know which Korean celebrity you’re going to bump into while roaming the streets of Korea. Infused with shea butter and prune oil, VDL Beauty Moisturizer Ex Lip Balm keeps your pouty lips moist. It’s said that the balm will melt like butter on your lips, giving you instant moisture that last for hours.
Price: approx SGD14
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