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22 Cult Beauty Products From Asia You Didn't Know Existed

Switch up your current beauty arsenal for the new year with these awesome items.

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1. Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl Mascara, $16 /

This mascara gives a natural look and will help your lashes maintain a curl. It is super waterproof -- so you might need an army of oil to take this stuff off. Get it here.

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2. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Primer, $10

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This primer is great for oily skin and comes in a gel-like formula that blends and dries nicely on the face. Since it's clear, you don't have to worry about any cake-y or weird coloring. Sold here.

3. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil, $10

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For those of you who aren't into mineral oil, this is the stuff for you. The Rice Water cleansing oil will get your makeup off while giving your face a radiant glow. Available here.


7. Naruko Night Gellies, $22-24

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Naruko is a cult Taiwanese line of anti-aging skincare products. Their line of night gellies features an incredibly light texture and exotic ingredients like alpine skullcap flower extract and alpine willowherb.

The most intriguing elixir is the Classic Hydrating Night Gelly, which features rose and snow fungus, a fungus formally known as Tremella fuciformis which works as an antioxidant to seal in moisture and replenish aging skin. Available here.


8. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask


The exfoliating black sugar mask will leave your skin impeccably soft. Find it here.

The Korean skincare line Skinfood has some other awesome products, like the Peach Sake line, many of which sound delicious and are deliciously packaged.



While the packaging is super cool, the mascara is a wonder itself, as it uses brush technology to prevent clumping while conditioning treatments give your lashes some much-needed care.

Available here if you can read Japanese, and it could make an actual appearance at Sephora.

11. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack, $19

With a brand that uses "snow" as its name (laneige is snow in French), the Water Sleeping Pack uses the science of water to maximize skin health. If you were wondering, "pack" is like a night cream.

In addition, the product has Sleepscent™ that helps you relax with the power of aroma. Laneige is also owned by the luxury skincare brand Amore Pacific, so you know you're getting a high-end product.

Get more info here and buy it here.


12. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream, $13

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Mucus, aka snail slime, is the key ingredient in this gel-like cream and it has great regenerative properties that will keep skin even, bright, and hydrated. If you have oily/sensitive skin, this is a great moisturizer for you. Find it here.

13. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener, $27.50

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A Reddit user says "I've tried so many other toners but this does some sort of voodoo crap to my skin I swear." Sounds good to me.

This toner-like product clears pores to help clarify the rest of your face. Get it here.

14. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, $28

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Your makeup better beware — this cleansing oil is no joke, as it cleans even the grimiest face AND moisturizes with the help of Vitamin E and our beloved olive oil.

Available here.

15. My Beauty Diary Sheet Masks, $13.60

Sheet masks are great for those with delicate hands and will make you feel like you're in a real spa. Place a sheet, made with cotton or paper, on your face and your face will glow effortlessly afterward.

My Beauty Diary features some compelling variations like Black Truffle and Earl Grey Tea. Find them here.


19. Kao Liese Prettia Bubble Hair Dye, $18

Make sure to read the directions carefully so that this foam formula gives you the color you want. Honey is used in some of the dyes to makeup for lost hydration during the dyeing period. Find it here and read more about it here.