Korean Skincare

Choose from a large selection of popular and bestselling products in Korean skincare.
On this page, you will find all the favourite Korean skincare products

Korean Skincare

Choose from a large selection of popular and bestselling products in Korean skincare.
On this page, you will find all the favourite Korean skincare products

A little about Korean skincare

10 step korean skincare routine

In recent years, Korean skincare has taken the world by storm and is becoming increasingly popular in Scandinavia and Europe. Thousands of Korean beauty products are on the market today and new products are being introduced all the time. Korean beauty and skincare products are said to be a decade or more ahead of Western products in terms of innovative ingredients and really great quality products for the price.

Koreans are known for their porcelain skin, which is achieved through a unique regime. It is not uncommon for Korean women to spend half an hour on their typical skincare routine (usually consisting of 10 steps) with several different skincare products put together for a morning routine and evening routine with a different composition. You can read more about the 10-step Korean skincare routine here. Where we also give you more simplified 3 and 5 step routines.

Such high demands have driven the cosmetics industry to a very high standard with really competitive prices. Thanks to the competition, the Korean skincare market continues to push to improve its products and offers new innovative skincare products at low prices but with high-quality ingredients.

Ingredient lists are often easy to pronounce and formulated without harmful ingredients, for example, formulations may contain a fruit or vegetable extract as well as gold, snail mucin, bee venom or fermented ingredients. Many people are not aware that BB creams, CC creams, sheet masks and essences are all concepts that come from Korean skincare.

To build a custom skincare routine, matching your skin type and your skin needs might be hard, especially for beginners. You can try our Skincare Quiz, which helps you find your skin type, and skin condition gives you product recommendations and help you build a custom routine based on your needs. Try the Skincare Quiz Here.

What is Korean Skincare?

Korean Skincare is an ingredient and tradition-based skincare approach with a focus on prevention and hydration of the skin. Korean products are unique, interesting and more progressive than western beauty. In South Korea, parents teach their children about skincare very early on. Koreans have multiple-step skincare routines with the most famous 10-Step Korean Skincare routine. But we usually recommend around 5 step routine on daily bases.

What is the Korean 10-Step Skincare routine?

The 10-step Korean skincare routine is one of the most followed skincare routines around the world. The 10 steps are composed of a morning routine and an evening routine with different compositions.

  1. The oil-based facial cleanser helps remove oil-based contaminants, such as makeup (only PM)
  2. Water-based facial cleanser to remove remaining impurities on the face.
  3. Exfoliation of the skin to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum.
  4. Toner to balance the skin’s pH level and prepare for the absorption of the following products.
  5. The essence is like a toner formulated with moisturizing ingredients and penetrates deeper into the skin.
  6. The serum contains active ingredients targeted to specific needs.
  7. A sheet mask is a mask wet in an essence/serum and leaves the skin moisturized – do not rinse.
  8. Eye cream is aimed at the delicate skin around the eyes.
  9. Moisturizer helps to add as well as seal the moisture in your skin.
  10. Sunscreen for protection against harmful UV rays. (only AM) In the evening you can use a sleeping mask or oil instead.

What is Korean Skincare famous for?

  1. Gentle Formulas – Korean skincare heritage is based in natural ingredients passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Their traditions continue today with formulations that do not contain harsh chemicals and rely on a natural approach.
  2. Exceptional Innovation – Korean skincare completely broke down all expectations for skincare and got it to a whole new level. The ingredients are proven by generations but the formulations are innovative and based on science and research. Brand new textures, product types and approaches to skincare.

  3. Unique ingredients and formulations –  Ingredients such as Snail Mucin, Bee venom, Centella Asiatica, and Ginseng were introduced by Korean skincare and became a Must-have in our skincare routines.

What are the best Korean Skincare ingredients?

  1. SNAIL MUCIN – Known for its moisturizing properties, boosting the production of collagen, contains the protein responsible for strong, youthful skin, and improving wrinkles.
  2. CENTELLA ASIATICA – Centella is an antioxidant that helps in slowing signs of skin ageing, repairs skin cells and heals acne and blemishes, has anti-inflammatory elements also make it suitable to treat skin concerns like psoriasis or eczema.
  3. PROPOLIS – Propolis is found in the walls and sealings of beehives. Has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is Rich in antioxidants. It is a great ingredient to treat acne-prone skin, blemishes and skin rashes.
  4. RICE – Koreans are known to use rice water (plain) on their skin to reduce acne, blemishes, and the appearance of pores. Rich in amino acids and nutrients, rice can enhance cell regeneration and restore moisture in your skin, making it look hydrated, youthful and glowy.
  5. Bee Venom – Reduces the visibility of fine lines, Helps fight acne, and Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Bee Venom can reduce the itchiness of certain types of eczema as well as promote healing. It triggers a healing response in your body, increasing blood flow which can produce a radiant effect on your skin.