As I’m sure you know, Korean skin care is far ahead of the West. With their impeccable skin care technology and daily 10-step routines, we could learn a thing or two about beautiful skin from these age-defying pros. Luckily, many popular K-beauty skincare brands are now available in the U.S. and in our favorite retailers online and in-store, like Sephora! Hallelujah!
(Ok, so Lucy Liu isn’t Korean, but this GIF couldn’t be more fitting.)
Even luckier for you, I’ve rounded up the cream of the crop K-beauty skin care picks that you need to try right now.
Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening Powder
Remember what I said about Koreans’ impeccable skin care technology? Well there’s no better example than this gem right here. We all know how incredible vitamin C is for the skin: anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, skin brightening. Vitabrid has taken it a step further. They discovered that current vitamin C based skin care on the market today easily oxidize once exposed to the air, sun, or moisture, making it lose its antioxidant properties. And because of its water soluble nature, it’s also incredibly difficult for it to penetrate through our lipid membrane, delivering our skin the goodness its meant to. Vitabrid CG, the main ingredient in all Vitabrid C12 products, stores and preserves active vitamin C with skin-compatible mineral layers. This means, once its applied to the skin (I like to mix it in with my cleanser and moisturizer for maximum effect!), it releases active and sustainable vitamin C continuously for over 12 hours, making its way through all the skin’s layers. The result? Vitamin C at its strongest, most effective level. Pretty cool right?
Learn more about the revolutionary technology and check out all of Vitabrid’s products here!
Neogen Dermalogy Peel Pads (Lemon)
We all know exfoliation is key for bright, glowing skin. But when you combine both physical and chemical exfoliation, you know you’re in for serious results. Cue, Neogen Dermalogy Peel Pads. With their triple-layer gauze pads (one side is smooth for cleansing and the other side a little rougher for that physical exfoliation), they use threading technology along with the help of lactic acid and lemon fruit extract (the chemical exfoliation). Together, they pack a serious punch against dullness, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. BONUS: They smell like a fresh cut lemon! YUM. DOUBLE BONUS: They’re only $27 for 30 pads! WIN.
Check them out here!
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
If you’re a Shark Tank junkie like myself, this brand might just ring a bell. Since watching their pitch to the sharks, not once did I ever think the company would grow to what it is today. Take their Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask for example. It is flying off the shelves at Sephora — no, seriously it’s never in stock! And there’s a reason why. The transfer-resistant overnight mask combines watermelon extract to soothe, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and AHAs and peony root to brighten. The result? Smooth, plump, glowing skin. There’s a reason this new product already has a cult following.
Check out all the buzz here!
May Coop Raw Sauce
Like many I looked at the name and thought, uh what? May Coop Raw Sauce is essentially an essence meaning it hydrates and strengthens the skin, prepping it for whatever skin care you layer on after it. The antioxidant-rich maple tree sap formula allows your skin care to penetrate deeper into the skin, maximizing its benefits. Best of all, it’s non-sticky so all you’re left with is super smooth skin and more bang for your buck.
Check it out here!