Lately, it seems every fashion magazine and beauty blog can’t stop talking about skincare and makeup products from South Korea. The trend actually started a few years ago when BB creams became the must-have makeup item. BB creams have long been popular in Korea, but they only recently crossed the Pacific to hit American Sephoras and Ultas everywhere. Now, we can’t imagine walking into a beauty supply store without seeing a BB cream. Since the first BB creams, Korean product after Korean product has made its way over and we couldn’t be happier.
First, what exactly do we all love about Korean beauty? It’s their emphasis on a dewy complexion. Korean women are known for taking care of their beautiful porcelain skin and treating it with care. They understand the power of UV ray damage and focus on taking care of their skin inside out, using skincare products and UV wear to prevent damage, rather than mask it. American women have been raving over the difference Korean skincare products have made and we are jumping onboard. If you want to dip your toes into the Korean beauty trend, start with these items:
Skinfood’s Tomato Line
Skinfood is an incredible Korean skincare brand that sources ingredients from food, from egg whites to royal honey to avocado. If you’re looking to brighten and even out your skin, try their Tomato line. Featuring five items, all with tomato as an ingredient, this line is designed to brighten your skin. The line includes a whitening toner, sleeping mask, sun spray, face mist, emulsion, essence, and massage cream.
Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm
Packed in what resembles a white egg, this self-heating balm removes dirt, oil, and blackheads within minutes. Acting as a steamer, it opens up your pores. Then, the balm becomes a gel-like texture, removing impurities, thanks to charcoal powder and sea salt. Other ingredients include vitamin E, egg shell powder, and egg yolk extract, all of which hydrate your skin.
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask
Too Cool For School is a very popular Korean brand known for its quirky skincare and makeup product names and packaging. One of their top-selling products is the Egg Cream Sheet Mask. This microfiber sheet mask combines egg white and egg yolk extract to hydrate and brighten your complexion. It can also help firm your skin and remove dead skin cells. The milky consistency results in a smooth feeling. Sheet masks are great because they are easy to apply and remove.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm
Dr. Jart+ was one of the early BB cream lines to hit the States. This Premium Beauty Balm is a best-seller for several reasons. First, it contains SPF 45, which is unheard of for most BB creams and tinted moisturizers. Beyond protecting from environmental damages, this BB is infused with white gold, which supports natural collagen production. It also minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections. This three-in-one product does it all – protects from the sun, treats, and moisturizes.