K-beauty is still having its moment. It doesn’t look like it’s going to die out anytime soon. With the emphasis on natural, quality skincare, and with Nordstrom’s Korean beauty pop-up, we now have access to the exclusives in Korean beauty.
Here are eight that definitely deserve a space on your shelf!
#1 Too Cool For School Ankhwab Gold Peeling Swab
This product takes skincare to the next level. Inspired by ancient Egypt, this swab contains 24-karat gold. The particles dissolve on your skin allowing all the skincare ingredients to soak in. If you think this sounds weird, think again. It’s seriously luxurious, will leave you with soft, radiant skin, and even contains pearl powder.
What more could a girl want? All you have to do is massage the gold particles into your skin and then follow with your normal skincare routine. Buy it here.
2. Donghwha Whal Myung Skin Elixir
This premium skin elixir is authentically Korean. It contains the herb complex Whal Myung Su, which was formulated for the royal family of the Joseon dynasty in 1897 in Korea. Who doesn’t want to bathe their skin in an elixir good enough for royalty?
This serum-alternative is for anyone who wants healthier skin. It will protect your face from pollution and the environment, but also nourish it from withing and soothe any dryness. This is the perfect addition to our bathroom shelves! Buy it here.
3. 107 Snow Mask
Snow masks are a big hit in Korea at the moment, it’s basically a sheet mask specially developed to brighten and smooth skin. You can put the mask in the fridge for that fresh, ‘snow glow’, it’ll cool and soothe your skin while it plumps, brightens and freshens up your look. This is the perfect treatment mask for an event or a big party, your skin will thank you for the spa experience! Buy it here.
4. Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil
This serum contains organic Sahara prickly pear cactus oil, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil that melts into the skin to hydrate and plump your skin. The best thing about this serum is that it’s not greasy at all, it’s lightweight and seriously hydrating so you’ll never have to worry about dry, dull skin. You can even mix a few drops in with your overnight cream to wake up with perfect skin! Buy it here.
5. Hanahzo Cotton Candy Salt Scrub
This natural salt scrub is the only thing I need in the shower. For perfect skin all over your body, all you need to do is dissolve a small amount in hot water. It’s not harsh like some exfoliators because it’s formulated with almond oil so it won’t damage or dry your skin out, leaving it seriously smooth and soft. Buy it here.
6. VT Instant Facial Purify Mask
If you’ve been looking for one of those fast-acting charcoal masks, this is the one for you. Containing charcoal powder, this mask will soak up any excess oil (so it’s great for people with oily skin!) as well as deeply cleanse your pores, extract pore-clogging debris and thanks to the green tea, it will soothe, revitalize and moisturize your face. Buy it here.
7. Hydra I Woke Up Like This Rose Mist
You cannot beat a facial mist. This pure rose water mist contains lots of nutrients and will soothe and refresh your skin. Rose water is amazing, we’ve written about the benefits before. And this mist is perfect for giving you a pick-me-up throughout the day, especially in a hot office. Buy it here.
8. Huxley Secret Of Sahara Be Clean Be Moist Cleansing Water
Cleansing is a big deal in Korea, with double and triple cleansing helping to get that perfect blemish-free look. Never before have I seen a cleanser that works so hard so fast, while staying so gentle. One swipe can remove even the toughest waterproof makeup. I think it’s because of the cactus extract that it stays gentle and nourishing while stripping makeup and dirt, and it’s perfect for a quick cleanse in the morning before work. Buy it here.
Do you have a favorite Korean beauty product? Let us know in the comments!