Everything You Need to Know About Korean Beauty

Your passport to glowing skin

Without our Korean beauty counterparts, the 12-step skincare routine would not exist.  We can thank Korean beauty for taking the maximalist beauty regimen into mainstream vernacular and for giving us an excuse to take a moment for ourselves – to practice self-care each day. If you haven’t jumped on the wagon yet, now is your time. 

We’re not suggesting you do away with your tried and tested hero beauty products. However, it’s time to dabble in the latest innovations and find a few shiny new skincare products to add to your existing beauty routine.

Known best for their complexion-correcting sheet masks and oil-balancing treatments, Korean beauty products are quickly dominating the market. 

Best Korean Beauty Products

Beauty of Joseon Revive Eye Serum, $18.49 (usually $25.94) at Stylevana

Using vitamin-C packed Ginseng along with retinal, this gentle yet powerful eye cream helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles and target fine lines whilst hydrating the delicate area leaving it plump and renewed.


Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream, $19.97 at iHerb

This BB cream doesn’t just create a natural base and cover imperfections with its buildable coverage, it also has strong skincare properties thanks to its cica extract that strengthens your barrier and soothes irritated skin.


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $31 at Sephora

Apply this nourishing lip sleeping mask before hitting the sheets and you’ll wake up with a soft and supple pout. The gel lip mask quickly absorbs while you sleep to deeply hydrate skin. 


CosRx Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence, $28.81 at iHerb 

Arguably one of the most touted K-Beauty products, this cult essence is the key to achieving glass skin. It will boost hydration, soothe irritation, strengthen your skin barrier, and smooth fine lines. 


Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Serum, $86 at Oz Hair & Beauty

This anti-aging serum is infused with hydrating skin-loving ceramides to strengthen and protect the skin barrier from chronic dehydration.


Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence, $224 at Mecca

A prebiotic anti-aging essence designed to smooth texture and promote a clearer, more even and toned complexion.


Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum VI, $119 at Sephora

This lightweight serum works to boost the efficacy of your subsequent skincare products for the ultimate beauty boost. 


Innisfree Green Tea Serum, $42 at Sephora

Nano-capsulised hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates skin while the green-tea sooths and probiotics strengthen the skin barrier.  


Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, $73 at Mecca

Although technically a Japanese product, Tatcha is founded on the principles of Eastern beauty. The first step in Tatcha’s signature double-cleanse ritual, this botanical oil cleanser acts to effectively dissolve all traces of makeup (even waterproof!), debris and impurities to leave skin comfortably clean and silky soft.

What Is The Korean Beauty Trend? 

The Korean beauty philosophy puts skincare products above all else. Case in point, we have our Korean beauty sisters to thank for the advent of BB and CC cream. Nowadays, Korean women are letting us in on their time-tested rituals for perfect, poreless, porcelain-like skin. 

Here to address a scope of skin concerns and compatible with a host of skin types. Scroll to discover some of the most popular Korean beauty treatments available in Australia right now…

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