Night mask? Sheet masks for every part of your face? Oil cleanser? We imported all of those things from Asia and most of it originates directly from Korea. My niece wished for a cushion compact as a gift for St. Nicholas, so I took her wish as an opportunity to find out a few things worth importing from Korean beauty routine.
Cushion compacts (and everything else)
Remember Lancome Miracle Cushion Compact? Lancome found inspiration for Miracle Cushion in numerous cushion compacts used by women of South Korea. Cushion compacts are the most popular Korean beauty item and you can find them in all forms: cheap, BB, CC, as well as luxury anti-age cushions. Also, you can choose from those convenient for oily, dry, mixed or ageing skin, and also according to desired effect matte, whitening or dewy. They contain a high SPF (usually 35-50) and they come mostly in light colors. Korean tan is gentle and very light. Also, you can find cushion blushes and eyeshadows, so cool!
Missha M Magic Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, Etude House Magic Any Cushion, Tony Moly Crystal Cushion Eye Pot, Peripera Cushion Blusher
If you are used to double cleansing, remember that this trend originates from Asia. Korean women always clean their face twice. First, take off your make-up with cleansing oil or cleansing cloths, then use a cleansing gel or foam to insure your face is as smooth and clean as baby's. If you know of a great cleansing oil, I am all ears!
Holila Holika Pig-nose Deep Cleansing Oil Balm, Etude House Moisure Cleansing Oil, SkinFood Rice Brightening Facial Cleansing Tissue, SkinFood Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil
If there is a part of our face, Korean cosmetics have a sheet mask for it. There are various masks for eye area, nasolabial lines, cheeks, lips and neck.
HERA Hyaluronic Sheet Mask, Petitfee Placenta 98% Hydro Gel Essence Mask Pack, Etude House Petite Beauty Winter Proof Lips Patch, Etude House Petite Beauty Smile Care Patch
Tony Moly Pig Collagen Hydrogel Mask, Koelf Ruby & Bulgarian Rose Eye Patch, Tony Moly Mr. Charlie’s Smile Line Patch, Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch
Sleep masks are the new black. They make your face hydrated, full of glow and line-free. They do their magic during night, but if you refuse to purchase a special night mask, just slather your most hydrating night cream in thick layer and surprise yourself with great morning results.
Etude House Play Therapy Sleeping Pack, Pure Farm Pig Collagen Sleeping pack, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack
Whitening and high SPF
Korean beauty means gentle, light and young-looking face. Korean beauty market offers numerous whitening products: serums, essences and ampules that make your face look white and young. Most of Korean beauty products contain a high SPF, mostly 50, that helps keep those fine lines away.
Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream, Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Whitening Toner, the SAEM Power Ampoule Whitening, Lioele Rizette Magic Whitening Cream Plus Season 2
Aritaum All Day Lasting Primer SPF44 PA++, Rivecowe CC Cream
Fun and attractive packaging
Kittens, rabbits and other animals are not merely reserved for teenage make-up, they are a fun addition to every woman's purse and they help you keep that smile on your face all day.
Etude House Sweet Recipe Cup Cake All Over Color, Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact, Skin79 Animal & Fruit Mask, Etude House Give Me Chocolate Shadow
Missha Wonderwoman magic cushion moisture SPF50+ PA+++, SkinFood Gummy Bear Jelly Hand Cream, the SAEM Toy Friends UV Gel, the SAEM Fruits Punch Hand Cream
Last week I challenged myself to discover Korean beauty inventions and I am pretty much amazed at how many products exist for all purposes you can imagine. Needless to say, I want to try them all. If you want to spend hours discovering all that eye-candy, I recommend this webpage (not affiliated or paid recommendation). If you have experience with Korean cosmetics, please do share! Croatian version of this article here.