The best Korean skin care products to buy in Australia
An introduction, if you will
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / March 22 2021
South Korea is home to one of the world’s largest beauty industries. Keen innovators in the skin care space, their result-driven formulas are just as gentle on skin as they are effective at giving you your best complexion.
Plus, with formulas that feature unlikely ingredients such as snail mucin, volcanic scoria and bee venom, Korean skin care offers a goldmine of unexpected cult products.
So while we’ve already covered where to buy Korean skin care in Australia, it’s now time to take you on a tour of the very best products, ripe for the picking.
From a miracle toner to some small-but-mighty pimple patches, these are some of the best of the best in Korean skin care.
SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum
The JAUM Balancing Complex™ (AKA a potent cocktail of Korean-native herbs) is the secret behind this skin-balancing elixir. Intended to nourish, hydrate and firm the face, this daily serum also helps to prep skin for optimal absorption of anything you pop on top of it. This means all those serums and moisturisers you spend your hard-earned bucks on will have a more enhanced chance of doing their job properly.
AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face
The idea behind this Tin Man-looking bottle is kind of in the name: AHC Perfecting Eye Cream For Face (yep, it’s like an eye cream but for the rest of your face). Peptides and vitamins power this ultra-nourishing, anti-ageing formula, plumping fine lines and wrinkles and boosting overall radiance in one fell swoop.
SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
A cult product that promises clearer, even-toned skin and minimised pores in just 30 days. It may sound too good to be true but there’s a reason this best-selling K-Beauty toner rivals Glossier’s Solution. Dead skin cells, blemishes and enlarged pores are no match for this absolute steam cleaner of a toner, with a formula that boasts AHA, BHA, PHA and niacinamide for a serious complexion-clearing cocktail that also regulates sebum and oil production. Honestly, relax, you’re doing too much.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
We’re obsessed with pimple patches and these hydrocolloid-infused picks are no different. Simply slap on the appropriate-sized patch over that friendly zit you’re sporting and let the pimple-zapping formula do the rest; reducing redness and puffiness, while drawing out impurities and dirt. Buh-bye blemishes, you’re done for.
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
A sleeping mask is the delicious hybrid between traditional face masks and moisturisers that we can’t get enough of. This ultra-hydrating, toning and soothing pick works extra hard while you snooze, utilising SLEEP-TOX™ technology to purify skin for optimal barrier function. Hydro ion mineral water, evening primrose root extract and hunza apricot extracts target dehydration and irritation too, meaning you can wake up to your most relaxed self, regardless of how well you *actually* slept.
Dear, Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil finds the perfect balance between efficiently cleansing skin and being easy to remove. There’s nothing worse in our opinion than a cleansing oil that sticks around after the second cleanse. Black soybean oil and black currant seed oil are combined to create an oil-to-milk formula that lathers and buffs away impurities when it comes into contact with water.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.