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    17 Korean Beauty Products That People Actually Swear By

    Including "pimple patches" that calm down spots overnight!

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    1. Ucanbe red wine style lip gloss, £4.

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    Promising review: "This lip stain looks so cute and lasts all day. It is important to remember it is not a lipstick or a lip gloss but a stain, which means you only need a tiny amount to make your lips stand out and once it dries it will last for hours. I like to put some gloss or lip oil on top but the matte finish it gives on its own is great too.

    I applied mine in the morning and survived the gym, the shower, and all the food and drinks of an entire day! No retouching necessary, however, the colour will fade a bit and won't be as bright as the beginning but the later it got the more natural it looked."– Elsa s.

    2. Kocostar Foot Peeling Pack, £8.

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    Promising review: "These really are as great as the great reviews say. Wanna be a snake for a week and loose all the dead, hard skin on your feet?? Then buy these. These are wonderful! Albeit, disgusting... but VERY effective!" – Julie J Mayhew.

    3. Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+, £15.

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    Promising review: "This sunscreen has been a godsend. It is very light and spreads easily has a lovely fresh lemony scent (which might not be to everyone's taste) Gives a very minimal white cast to my NC45 skin tone (for all those who know their MAC colours) and this isn't a huge issue as it can be covered by make up.

    My only slight niggle is that it can feel slightly heavy when worn with make up but I'm a girl who likes layers of skincare and it's great on no makeup days. And as it's one of the rare products that doesn't break me out, I'm happy to put up with it.

    Great budget sunscreen that i will definitely be repurchasing." – Nicoliyah.

    4. Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil, £27.50.

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    Promising review: "Just 4 drops is enough after serum to hydrate my whole face. Even with my oily skin it layers really well under makeup, giving a radiant glow without looking like I'm melting! The trick is to only use a few drops and press into the skin." – Mimi.

    5. Skin Food Black Sugar Mask, £8.27.

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    Promising review: "Lovely product. I have fair sensitive skin prone to redness and broken veins so I use this mask watered down on a wet face once a week. It leaves my skin soft and feeling clean without making it dry. It also smells really good and goes a long way. I will buy again." – kayzombiegirl.

    6. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack, £20.

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    Promising review: "This mask is a dream. I have extremely dry skin which is made worse by my poorly ventilated room. I used to wake up with very dry skin and now that is a thing of the past thanks to this gorgeous, lightweight mask. It stays out the whole night and leaves no marks on satin pillows. I've recommended it to all my friends." – Bishouju.

    7. Banila co. Clean it Zero, £15.60.

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    Promising review: "This is probably my favourite balm cleanser to date. I use this for my first cleanse, and it does the job well without leaving any residue behind. I love the scent as well. It's sweet, but not overwhelming. I also feel like this will last me awhile because you get a lot of product in the tub, so definitely value for money." – marj.

    8. Korean Italy Towel Exfoliating Bath Washcloth (4 pack), £7.50.

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    Promising review: "Had stubborn keratosis pilaris since puberty and I've tried basically every scrub, exfoliation technique and moisturiser on the market.

    These cloths are the only thing that sorted it out!

    Have a nice hot/warm bath for about 20 minutes and then give your dry bits a going over with this and they're magically smooth for the first time since I can remember! My arms have never felt better. I would recommend a good dose of moisturiser afterwards though, it really does slough off skin." – Grumpygirl.

    9. TONY MOLY Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Pack, £13.50.

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    Promising review: "I love this product. I colour my hair a lot, and after 3 uses my fried ends are tame! You replace your regular conditioner with this, and leave it on for 3 minutes. I usually leave it on longer. It smells so good too! Don't let the name of it turn you away. Will buy again. This is the product my hair has been craving!!!" – Jackie.

    10. Mai Couture Blush Papier (50 sheets), £12.50.

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    Promising review: "Fits easily into one's bag. Very easy to use (fold one sheet in half); use one half on each cheek. Works as well as conventional blusher but is much easier to use, especially in on-the-go situations. It's easy to get a streak-free finish and for a deeper colour just repeat but apply a little more pressure. For those concerned the product is paraben and talc free ... excellent" – JB.

    11. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, £8.00.


    Promising review: "They do a world of good when you've got a cystic pimple that's swollen/inflamed. Really good at taking down the swelling and absorbing excess oils and all without making the skin dry. I've been using the Mario Badescu drying lotion for whiteheads, but this is my go to for those deep deep spots that are just lurking under the skin - the hardest ones to treat.

    I put these on overnight and when you wake up in the morning, you can see the patch has gone cloudy and expanded from the oil it's absorbed. Really really great - zaps some hard spots in 2-3 days." – Felcity.

    12. Clio Waterproof Pen Eyeliners, £11.84.


    Promising review: "I am such a loser when it comes to putting an eyeliner on - but this one really helped me out! I originally only ordered it so I can draw a cat face for Halloween but straight away noticed that this eyeliner actually does what it says and even me, the clumsy eyeliner girl, will manage to put it on and not look like a mess! So to sum it up: it's a great eyeliner and worth the money!" – kat.

    13. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, £17.60.

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    Promising review: "I have dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin with Rosacea and this product is a game changer! I do a 10-step Korean skincare routine and wanted to try the 7-skin technique. This was recommended on numerous blogs and YouTube channels and I can see why. In one week I've seen a real difference; my skin is much calmer and looks and feels very hydrated." – Susiesue.

    14. Tonymoly Panda's Dream Eye Patch (10 pack), £11.30.

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    Promising review: "Love these! They look super cute, and they're actually very effective in lifting and brightening the skin around the eyes. Don't let the cartoon like packaging fool you - these pack a real skincare punch. I use them a couple of times a week to brighten my skin when I'm feeling tired. No smell and no irritation. Great for the sensitive eye area. Would definitely order again!"

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    15. It's Skin Mini Bebe Hand Cream, £5.

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    Promising review: "I received this as a gift and was skeptical because I have extremely dry and cracked hands. However after the first couple uses my hands felt like babies!! The smell is light and refreshing and leaves your hands soft, not greasy. Overall I'd recommend to anyone." – Sarahbell1.

    16. Oh K! Coconut Water Fibre Face Mask (3 pack), £8.

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    Promising review: "I have used Oh K!'s products before and have enjoyed them thoroughly! Therefore I thought I would give this a go.

    My face was dry (not flaky) just needed hydration. So I used this mask. Let me tell you.. as soon as I cut open the packaging, I could smell pina colda! The mask was so moist and smelt amazing. I cleansed my face and applied the mask and as soon as the juice from the mask hit my face, it felt ever so moisturised!

    I took the mask off and my skin felt refreshed and rejuvenated, so clean and smells amazing.I am very excited to use the last two masks in the pack and will definitely repurchase! 5/5 from me!"– Nav.

    17. Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel, £8.

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    Promising review: "I had some previous skin irritation which made my skin red and raw in some places. I have been putting this aloe on my skin and it has worked like a miracle. I am planning to continue to buy this in the future. The bottle may be a little deceiving to some because the aloe inside is not green, it is a clear gel. The green comes from its fashionable packaging." – Izzy.