Cult Korean skin care products
1. Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
One million bottles of this bad boy sold just 11 months after its launch. The formula is famed for its active ingredients including fermented yeast extract and is designed to soothe, smooth and firm the skin.
2. Innisfree The Green Tea Serum
This antioxidant-rich serum remains the brand’s most popular product. Full of amino acids and minerals from squeezed green tea and green tea seed oil, it’s formulated to help restore skin clarity and suppleness.
3. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX
Reformulated in 2015, Laneige’s best-selling product contains special detox technology SleeptoxTM and ionised mineral water to deeply hydrate and brighten fatigued skin overnight. Fans swear by its aromatic orange flower, rose, ylang ylang and sandalwood scent.
bh members’ picks
1. Etude House I Need You Mask
“They come in every flavour under the sun and are REALLY cheap! Everyone needs to try these once in their lifetime. The snail one works really well at soothing dehydrated skin and making things a lot more evened out.” – bh member MsSparkles
($10.90 for 5 pcs, yesstyle.com.au)
2. The Face Shop Volcanic Clay Black Head Clay Nose Pack
“It goes on wet and goopy but dries to peel off easily. It removes all the gunk and junk from my nose.” – bh member Pink_Sugar
(See thefaceshop.com for the full list of Australian stores)
3. Banila Co Clean It Zero
“This is the most amazing oil cleanser – it’s actually a solid which turns to liquid on your skin. [I’m] in love with it and it’s tempted me to buy more in the range.” – bh member duality
Korean skin care dupes
If importing Korean skin care seems too hard, there are a number of products that have been likened to Korean favourites and are readily available in Australia. Here are some of our faves…