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    39 Gifts For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Korean Beauty

    It's time to get your K-glow on, baby.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A silky Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer to make their pores nonexistent — this'll glide over their skin and make those pesky things vanish. Plus, soothing green tea extract will leave an all-day matte finish. Whoop-whoop!


    Promising review: "Even after only the first use, I was blown away by this primer. I honestly didn't think a primer could do what this one does. It went on very smoothly and didn't feel greasy whatsoever. All during my super long day at work (12 hour shift), my makeup didn't budge and my face looked so smooth and satin-y under my makeup. I have moderate to severe acne so my skin is generally fairly oily, but it's has also been very dry lately, and this primer made it so my makeup didn't crease at all or cling to dry patches on my skin. I can't emphasize enough how surprised I was every time I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror to see how smooth my makeup still looked." —MMkay13

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    2. A sensitive-skin-friendly Skinfood Black Sugar Mask to exfoliate away their dead skin cells and fight dullness and dark spots with mineral-rich Brazillian black sugar — with weekly use, they'll see smoother, brighter skin.

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the strawberry-scented version of this wash-off mask to see why it's so good!

    Promising review: "Amazing experience with this product. Not only did it help clear up any dark marks on my face, but it also gives me a natural, healthy glow." —Jus Solo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A pack of nearly invisible CosRx Clear Fit Master Patches that are meant to be worn more during the daytime, as they're thinner and more gradient than the original Master Patches. Both fight those nasty whiteheads and protect blemishes from external pollutants and infection. Armed with these, they've got nothing to fear!


    These patches go perfectly under makeup, becoming even more invisible, and heal your damaged skin by keeping moisture levels up. The protection also means they won't lose effectiveness under makeup.

    Promising review: "Truly rids my skin of the discomfort that comes with pimples! These patches gets rid of them with ease and saves me from scarring!" —Mark A. Kaplan

    Get them from Amazon: a 4-pack of Master Patches for $12, a single pack of Clear Fit Master Patches for $5.45 or a single pack of Master Patches for $4.75.

    4. An Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Serum made of 97% hyaluronic acid — it'll hydrate and restore their moisture barrier while working on long-term improvements like fading dark spots, wrinkles, and preventing acne. Everyone else will think it's the magic of the ~holidays.~


    Promising review: "I have been using this almost every day for the past two weeks and I can tell my face is clearing up. Lately on my right cheek I've been getting huge pimples, the ones that look like mountains without the pus (sorry to be graphic). However, since using this product, I haven't gotten them and I also noticed that it's helping fade the scars I have. (About to be graphic again) I tried to pop the pimples I got and I usually ended up with a dark spot afterwards, and since I get the same pimples in the same spots, the dark spots haven't gone away. I noticed that those dark spots are getting smaller as well. The skin soaks the product up quickly so you don't have to worry spending too much time massaging the product into the skin." —Cathy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

    5. An airy Missha Safe Block Sun Milk perfect for if they, like everyone, hate the oiliness and white cast that sunscreens usually leave behind. This one has SPF 50, no white cast, enhances skin tone and texture, and leaves a light, matte finish (perf for makeup). It's a star sunscreen, this one.


    Promising review: "I love everything about this product! Will never use anything else. The smell is wonderful and fresh. I love the feel of it. It goes on smooth and makes my skin just feel and look amazing. I always have issues with sunblock burning my eyes and I have no issues at all with this one. I slather it around my eyes. I have dark circles and sun damage the most around this area. It does not get greasy or look greasy, that is another issue I have with any facial sunblock I have used. I have combination oily and acne prone skin. My skin has never looked better." —Angelina

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96.

    6. An intense-repair Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence with 96% snail secretion filtrate for extreme repair and hydration that'll still be gentle on their skin. It's packed with replenishing nutrients that help prevent and repair damage, dryness, acne, and hyperpigmentation until their skin's elasticity and healthy glow is at its best!

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    This is def my holy-grail product! Plus, it's great for all skin types. —Nusrat

    Promising review: "I have dry, sensitive acne prone skin. The snail mucin is the one ingredient that calms and keeps my skin moisturized. I use this religiously and have hoarded several bottles as I can never run out of this amazing stuff." —Magana

    Get it from Soko Glam for $21.

    7. A hydrating Saturday Skin Brightening Eye Cream that uses date seed extract and apple fruit water to illuminate, peptides to firm, and avocado protein extract and hyaluronic acid to nourish and protect the skin around their peepers so they can prettily flutter their eyes through holiday season.

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    This cream is ideal for dryness, dark circles, and puffiness. Date seed extract is also high in antioxidant properties. It's free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, coal tar, and hydroquinone. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging!

    Promising review: "This eye cream really felt amazing on my first try. It's lightweight yet hydrating (unique gel/cream texture). It softened some of my fine lines and brightened my under eye a lot. Also, I like that it's gentle as my eye area is really sensitive. The size is an amazing value too! Love it!" —alwayzg

    Get it from Sephora for $46.

    8. An egg bun-shaped Holika Holika x Gudetama makeup sponge that'll blow all their plain old makeup sponges out of the water. Those can't beat this sponge's character, cuteness, and effectiveness!

    This makeup sponge enlarges by 1.5 times when wet (like all good sponges should); it is recommended to apply your makeup with a damp sponge for a seamless finish (squeeze out excess water).

    Promising review: "I personally have never owned a blender before that was any sort of name brand, so I felt this one was very special. The first thing I noticed was that it has an ultra-smooth texture and is barely porous at all. It feels almost felted to the touch, like suede. On the skin, the puff feels very cooling and gentle, which leads me to believe this might be a wonderful option for you if you are a person with sensitive facial skin like myself. Blends concealer into the skin perfectly. I have no critiques; this product is adorable and gets the job done flawlessly!" —Toni

    Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

    9. A Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Chemical Exfoliator that's a physical and chemical exfoliator in one: with double-sided pads and powerful ingredients like glycolic acid and Vitamin C, this will clear clogged pores, help fade acne scars, and reveal a bright, clean layer of skin.

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    There are three variations that target different skin concerns: the lemon one brightens and is ideal for acne, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation; the wine one helps enlarged pores, soothes and balances oil and sebum, and the green tea one soothes, refreshes, and replenishes moisture.

    Star tip: The pads are large so you really don't need one whole one for your face; cut them in half to make them last longer!

    Promising review: "This leaves my very sensitive skin feeling so smooth. You know when you roll your lower lip over your teeth, those bump that pop out on you chin? The ones that won't go away, no matter how much you exfoliate? Yeah, this got rid of those. Along with any small blackheads hiding on my chin and nose area. I do the exfoliating side, being sure to work my way up my face in a circular motion. I also get my neck and chest. I then use the smooth side, and wait about 5 minutes before rinsing with cool water. I follow up with snail essence, then an hyaluronic acid moisturizer. I have very sensitive skin that has a tendency to dry out. I do this twice a week with no issues. The jar I received was sealed with plastic around the outside, as well as being sealed under the screw-on lid." —RCX

    Get them from Amazon for $27: the lemon one here, the wine one here, and the green tea one here.

    10. A KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Sleeping Mask — it's a lightweight mask but packs a heavy punch of antioxidants that'll help slow down cell aging, brighten, balance, and aid in skin regeneration. The cream is known as "shape memory cream," so it'll cling to their skin and absorb easily. And it's light enough to be used as a daytime moisturizer for dry skin. Multi-tasking for the win!

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    This mask also helps protect skin from sun sensitivity after you apply any vitamin C products because Vitamin E stabilizes C.

    Promising review: "I bought this once a few years ago and I never found anything better so I bought it again last month and I love it so much! It is a little bit sticky so it is best for a night cream, but it moisturizes better than anything else! My skin looks and feels 100% better when I use this product! It locks in moisture and is especially amazing for me during the winter since I tend to get dry patches. This healed up my dry patches in just a couple of days!" —Amanda

    Get it from Soko Glam for $27.

    11. A TonyMoly Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Pack – it nourishes with egg yolk and macadamia seed. It'll target unseemly split ends, and hit your strands with an intense dose of vitamins and nutrient-enriched oils. If that's not enough to convince you, it also smells like vanilla and macadamia nuts — and would you just look at that packaging?!

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    This is paraben- and sulfate-free.

    Promising review: "Bought this on a whim, after reading all of the five-star reviews. My hair is mid-waist long and really wavy. It can sometimes get really frizzy, and my ends are really dry. I tried this for longer than the suggested amount (20 minutes instead of 3) and loved the result. Instantly, my hair was less frizzy and shinier than before. It leaves your hair feeling really soft but not greasy at all. Also, I love the way it smells! Which is just a plus. I've only been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm almost out!! I definitely recommend this product for anyone who has dry or frizzy hair. —Sylina

    Get it from Amazon for $11.20

    12. A combo pack of 16 Dermal sheet masks that contain vitamin E and collagen for plump, hydrated skin. Each targets different concerns so they can choose whichever one meets their skin's needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work while they chill.,

    I use these and absolutely love how refreshed and healthy my skin feels afterward. It also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after, and my skin naturally looks brighter and dewier. —Nusrat

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been week one and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently, I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night, I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four amounts).

    13. A glowy and lightweight Son & Park Beauty Filter Cream to illuminate skin with pearl and flower extracts like rose and jasmine until it looks like they put a real-life filter on it! It'll soften, moisturize, even and brighten skin tone, and help control sebum. A dream cream if you will, that'll ensure they look as radiant as the moon 🌙.

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    This cream is perfect for before makeup or worn alone for everyday!

    Promising review: "This cream does create a "filter" effect, like a light iridescent shimmer that smooths out pores and just feels lustrous on your skin. A little goes a long way, and it feels wonderful under my foundation. It doesn't make my skin oily, just soft and smooth. I love this cream!" —Mary

    Get it from Soko Glam for $32.

    14. A Peripera Ink Airy Velvet lip tint because who has time for precise lip liner and perfectly applied lipstick everyday? This one gives lips a long-lasting petal-like bloom of color that's velvety, weightless, and bold. Even when it fades, it'll leave a pretty stain., Amazon

    I have this in several colors and always love how it colors my lips and lasts all day without me having to reapply because of the stain effect. It's flattering and you don't need to worry if the color is there. If your lips feel dry, just rub some lip balm over it — the color stays! You can also build up the color for intensity or swipe it once and blot for a natural-looking gradient stain. —Nusrat

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a good, long-lasting tint for a while now and have been disappointed nearly every single time. Most of the products would fade or go on really unevenly, causing me to have to reapply multiple times. Not these! These stay on through both food and drink (I've tested them with sandwiches, soup, soft drinks, water bottles, etc.) AND smooth over any dry areas on your lips to make them look really soft and not chapped at all. The applicator also makes it really easy to get the product exactly where you want it. I have long days from 6 am to 10 pm and I usually only re-apply once or twice — and even then, it's only necessary when I've been doing some hardcore stress eating. I've finally found my holy grail lip tint!" —Wendy K.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.44 each (available in 20+ shades).

    15. A refreshing and super-versatile Son & Park Beauty Water for all their cleansing and toning needs. This cleansing water tones, mildly exfoliates with willow bark and papaya extract, and hydrates with lavender and rose water — they'll see brighter skin, smoother texture, and easier absorption of other skincare. They can even use this as a midday mist. They'll probably send you multiple thank-you cards for this one.

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    This is great for all skin types, and has a pH of 4.5, meaning it resets your skin's natural pH. This is a holy grail product for me and its scent is subtle but divine! Plus, the bottle's so huge it lasts forever.

    Promising review: "This is my fourth bottle, and I don't think I'll be switching toner any time soon. It's an amazing toner and makeup remover all in one, super easy and convenient! I can tell this is a great product by the way my skin feels afterward, clean, light, and not dry at all. I swear by this toner!! You won't be disappointed I promise." —Lindsay

    Get it from Soko Glam for $30.

    16. A gorgeous Peripera liquid eyeshadow because everyone needs some sparkle in their life — life's too short not to sparkle!


    Promising review: "I love this liquid shadow! I get lots of compliments on it. It feels like high-end makeup and is a good dupe for the Stila shadows. Will definitely get all of the shades." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in five shades).

    17. A Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi-Finish Powder will set their makeup, absorb oil and sweat, and give them a matte look that's silky, not dry. What makes it different? It's the peach and sake extracts that soothe troubled skin, prevent dryness, and promote skin elasticity, making it perfect for oily and acne-prone types. The sweet peach scent doesn't hurt either!


    You can use this powder in different ways: before your foundation, to set your makeup, for touchups throughout the day, as a primer for eyes and lips for longer-lasting color, and even to refresh your oily bangs and scalp! For hair, just pat the powder on top of your head and around your hairline to soak up the oil.

    Promising review: "This powder is magic for oily skin. I've added this to my morning routine every day, makeup or not, because of the difference it makes. I put it on in the morning and my face is oil-free ALL DAY. I used to battle oil and shine daily with neverending breakouts. In addition to my new cleansing products, this has helped keep my skin issues under control. So glad I found this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two sizes).

    18. A MISSHA M Magic Cushion Foundation that'll offer everything from light, breathable coverage to moisture through bamboo water, baobab fruit, and witch hazel. It'll also brighten skin, conceal blemishes, absorb sebum, has SPF 50 (50!!), and is super easy to apply. They'll be left with supple, fresh skin that the world will envy.


    I've used this and absolutely love how it feels on my skin and leaves it with such a clean and pretty glow! It doesn't get cakey and just settles in and becomes part of your skin. With this cushion's sponge applicator and weightless foundation, all you do is dab, dab, dab and you're done! It conceals dark circles as well, while witch hazel soothes your skin and bamboo water and baobab fruit hydrate. AND it has sun protection. What more do you need? —Nusrat

    Promising review (for No. 21): "My new holy grail foundation. It left a beautiful, natural finish on my skin that made my skin look radiant and glowing. I used both cream and powder products on top and they didn’t move the foundation at all. This lasts me almost all day on my combo skin type. By the end of the day, some oil peeks through but there’s no separation and it just looks glowy rather than greasy." —Margaret D.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.30+ (available in shades No. 21, No. 23, and No. 27).

    19. A hydrating Acwell Licorice Cleansing Toner that'll help them acheive the much-coveted "honey skin," which is skin that's luminous, supple, and dewy in a healthy way! This'll deep-clean, balance, and brighten skin with peony extract, licorice water, and green tea extract. It'll also help drastically reduce hyperpigmentation so this one's holy-grail status, people.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! I haven't used any other toner since I started using this one. It's amazingly moisturizing and it smells so good." —Kimberly

    And check out our picks for best toners at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Soko Glam for $18.

    20. A gentle Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream that comes in a pretty midnight-blue color. It'll hydrate and calm irritated skin, sunburnt skin, shaving irritation, acne, and redness. The main ingredient, guaiazulene, comes from chamomile oil and gives the cream its lovely blue color.

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    This cream is perfect for daily use and good for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin types.

    Promising review: "This product is wonderful! When my skin feels really tired and I don't want to put a lot of gunk on it, I reach for this moisturizer. It is very light but with the heat of your hands, it just melts as you put it on your face. It feels so nice and cool. Love it. I would recommend it to anyone." —Nancy

    Get it from Soko Glam for $24.50.

    21. A super cute Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blush — a perfect way to show how much you ❤️heart❤️ them! The cushion formula is sheer and blendable so they'll never have to worry about going too heavy-handed and ending up with really colorful cheeks.

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    Promising review: "I've never really been a fan of cream blushes because I often feel like one application is WAY TOO MUCH, and then most of my time is spent blending it out. This stuff is sheer enough that you can really build and use as little or as much as you want. In love with this coral-y shade — it looks so beautiful with golden highlighter." —itsthecwolf

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in seven shades).

    22. A decadent Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream to drench their skin in antioxidants that form a barrier to fight free radical damage, pollution, toxins, and sun exposure. Ingredients like matcha, cape lilac extract, and niacinamide calm, brighten, and even tone. And that pudding-like texture is to die for.

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    This cream works for all skin types: for oily skin, it helps reduce shine; for dry types, it hydrates without leaving a heavy finish on skin.

    Promising review: "This is everything my sensitive skin needs. Just the perfect amount of moisture, doesn't break me out, super light, and even smells amazing! Even got my boyfriend obsessed with it. It just works. if you're debating getting this, just do it. you won't be disappointed!" —Cass

    Get it from Ulta for $40.

    23. A Tony Moly lip balm to give some nourishing TLC to their dry lips this winter — thanks to a blend of camellia, rosehip and peppermint oils, shea butter, and manuka honey. They'll make sure never to lose this one in their pockets.

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    Promising review: "I have NEVER used a chapstick or lip moisturizer that works as well as this does. My lips have never felt and looked so soft and smooth as they do after using this. It’s completely worth the cost, no question. I love the rose scent too, it smells like an actual rose, but it’s not overpowering. I’m never using any other chapstick again!" —Allison

    Get them from Amazon for $10 each (available in three shades/scents).

    24. A Citrus-Honey Aqua Glow Moisturizer — a moisturizer-serum hybrid, making it light as water while hydrating with honey, glycerin, and ceramides that'll leave them with plump, supple skin. Fruit oils brighten, and honey, being anti-inflammatory, soothes. All at an almost unbelievable price point. Sometimes I have nightmares they'll stop selling this 😳.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I never want to be without it again. It’s a multitasker for sure. When I sleep with it on over my serums, I wake up glowy. But it’s also perfect for daytime use, which is a difficult find for me usually because I get oily and live in the South. The ingredients are wonderful, it’s only improved my skin, and the price point is insane! Must-have." —Kat

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $11.99.

    25. A bottle of Klair's Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop to help fade their dark spots, prevent future pigmentation, firm and brighten, and reduce fine lines. A 5% concentration of vitamin C means it's gentle enough for sensitive skin so there'll be no risk-taking here, folks!

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    This is fragrance-free.

    Promising review: "Slowly but surely this product does what it’s intended to do. Brightened up my acne scars, and evened out some texture on my forehead. Would highly recommend this!" —Libby

    Get it from Soko Glam for $23.

    Or, if your skin needs some serious TLC that requires a stronger serum with a higher Vitamin C percentage, go for the just-as-effective COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid—it has 20.5% Vitamin C and 72% hydrating black chokeberry for super hydration and to stabilize the high concentration. Get it for $27.

    26. A fruity Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint shaped like a mini ice cream bar. It'll hydrate their lips with soap berry extract, and tints completely, leaving them with juicy, flattering color.


    I use this for everyday looks when I don't feel like wearing something heavy like lipstick. The color payoff is great and it doesn't fade easily either. When it does start fading, the stain makes it look natural and flattering! —Nusrat

    Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, cute packaging, and doesn't clingy to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." —Jaylinn

    Get it from Amazon for $4.30+ (available in three colors).

    27. A tub of Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm, which'll start off as a sherbet-like balm and transform into a silky oil on their skin. It'll gently melt even the most stubborn makeup, while brightening with vitamin C-rich acerola extract, and mildly exfoliating. The ingredients are so gentle, you can use this on kids!

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    Promising review: "This is the BEST cleanser with the best price point! I didn't think I needed an oil cleanser until I purchased this cleansing balm. WOW! Even the toughest eye makeup comes off with this! Definitely a "holy grail" item in my arsenal. LOVE IT! I also pair it with a water-based cleanser, making this a winning duo!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Soko Glam for $19 (available in two sizes)

    28. A pore-refining Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam Cleanser that uses egg white extracts to regulate excessive sebum, deep-clean pore-clogging impurities, tighten pores, and rid their skin of bacteria so they're always coming out with the freshest complexion. Plus, egg whites are naturally anti-inflammatory — it's an egg-cellent cleanser to get!


    Promising review: "This is my 2nd time buying Skinfood's egg white pore foam because I really like how clean my face feels after using it! I only use this in the evenings after removing my makeup, otherwise I feel it may be a bit too much for the morning. I think it lives up to the "deep cleansing" description. It leaves your pores SUPER CLEAN, and also has that kinda tightening feeling on your skin. I have COMBINATION skin, previously OILY skin, so I think this may feel too drying if you have dry skin. Affordable, and you only need a tiny bit, so it lasts a long time!" —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. An Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask to dig in deep, exfoliate, remove sebum, and pamper their skin the way it needs.


    Promising review: "I frequently use face masks and wash off masks and after days of scouring beauty/skin forums and after years of trial and error, the Innisfree volcanic pore clay mask is still one of the best masks I've ever tried. My skin is very oily and acne-prone, especially around the T-zone. I use this mask after cleansing. This mask does an incredible job of keeping the oil production down AND removing all the clogged up dirt, grime and other impurities that has built up in my pores. My face is markedly clearer after one use and many if not most of my blackheads have disappeared. —Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    30. A bottle of Peach and Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum to help them achieve ~glass skin~ status, which means taking care of their skin until it looks smooth, clear, and bright like glass. Ingredients like peach extract, peptides, and Asian mountain yam are up to the job!

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    This elixir also contains niacinamide and hyaluronic acid molecules that moisturize every layer of skin.

    Promising review: "I struggle with eczema and breakouts and brought this serum with me on a trip when I had an outbreak of both. Using just this along with a cleanser and moisturizer cleared up my skin and left it super smooth. Unlike some other hyaluronic acid serums, I did not notice an immediate plumping, but over several days of using it, it got rid of my irritation, inflammation, and bumps — and it smoothed my skin out as if I had been using an exfoliating product. This is a definite repurchase for me." —Sarah

    Get it from Ulta for $39.

    31. A unique CosRx Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream that'll actually change texture, becoming water droplets that allow the ingredients — including sea water, Vitamins C and E, and niacinamide — to seep into skin for long-lasting moisture. It's pretty addicting to say the least.

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    Promising review: "This texture is unreal, y'all! I've tried this firsthand and wowowow. I love that this product is truly ~weightless~ when it's rubbed in, so that my skin can soak up all of my other skincare products in a snap." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    32. A Neogen Green Tea Foam Cleanser to complete their double-cleansing routine: this cleanser uses fermented green tea extract to brighten, calm, and hydrate, while balancing their skin's natural oils. Got a friend with oily, combo, or acne-prone skin? This'll be just their thing — plus, the tea leaves brewing at the bottom will just feel so luxurious.

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    Promising review: "I love this stuff. I've also been using it for about two months and am still on my first bottle. Two pumps is more than enough to wash my face after I use my oil cleanser for step 1. I have very dry, sensitive skin, and so far I've had NO problems. No drying, no irritation, no clogged pores or breakouts. I've tried some other brands of foam cleanser that felt like they left a bit of a scummy residue, which is not the case with this at all. I also love the green tea scent—it's such a relief not to have a super sweet cloying scent in my cleanser!" —Cabell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    33. A quick and simple Etude House brow pencil so they can get the most full, natural-looking brows of their lives., Amazon

    Check out our review of this brow pencil to see what makes it awesome!

    Promising review: "My brows were such a wreck, tbh. I’m not like a James Charles or anything, so I appreciate the ease and simplicity of this tool! I was just using a brush and pomade before which worked ok, but took so much more time. I’m so glad to have found a new quick and easy solution to have cute AF brows!" —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $3.20+ (available in eight shades).

    34. A Facetory sheet mask subscription box so they can experiment and have fun with new skincare that'll ensure their skin will always be supercharged with the most hydrating ingredients.

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    Each kit comes with an info card explaining the benefits of each mask so you always know what you're putting on your face.

    Promising review: "It's fun to try out new masks that a well-reviewed by experts (I'm definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter." —Emily Berglund

    Get a curated box from Amazon: $8.90 for the Fresh box ($4.96 for the first box; includes four entry-level* masks), $19.90 for the Lux Box ($9.56 for the first box; includes seven premium* masks), and $34.95 for the K-Glow box ($23.77 for the first box; includes three full-sized skincare products, three sheet masks, and one special item). All boxes come with free shipping.

    *Entry level masks means mostly fabric masks made out of cotton or cellulose, while premium masks include hydrogels and multi-step masks.

    35. A lovely Nooni appleberry lip oil for dry, cracked lips: it'll hydrate, soothe, and gently exfoliate until they're left with beautifully moisturized lips! Plus, this adds the perfect flush of color — just enough to look natural.

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    Promising review: "Unlike chapstick, this product actually moisturizes my lips. I put it on throughout the day. At night I apply it, and follow it up with a petroleum-based lip mask to seal it in. My lips have never been softer." —Karlee

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of the lip oil to learn more!

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in three varieties).

    And check out their Applebutter Lip Mask for a heavier dose of overnight moisturizing!

    36. A 5-Step Combination Skin Starter Skincare Set for newbies wanting to sink their toes — or just take the whole leap — into Korean skincare. This set will help balance their combo skin, whisk away impurities and excess oil, and provide layers of hydration until they're just glowing!

    Soko Glam

    This set is for people whose skin is oily in some areas and dry in others! It has five full-sized products, including a cleansing oil, foam cleanser, toner, essence, and emulsion.

    Promising review: "Since moving to NYC, my skin started to break out a lot more frequently in areas I didn't break out before. My skin routine prior was super simple so I was a little nervous about using 5+ products at one time on my face. It took some time for my face to adjust to all the new products, but my skin drinks it up now that its been about 1.5 months. My face feels much more hydrated, looks brighter, and has smoothed out a lot since I started using these products. My fav is the Klairs Foaming Cleanser and the essence!" —Eman

    Get it from Soko Glam for $95.

    37. A gentle yet effective The Saem AHA & BHA Peeling Gel for literally sloughing off dirt and dead skin cells — they'll be so satisfied to see the smooth, clean skin revealed underneath!


    Promising review: "No product has ever left my skin feeling this clean, soft, and refreshed. The scent is fresh and uplifting. Herbal perhaps? The product glides easily across the skin and washes off with dead skin cells just as easily without leaving a trace of residue." —Lawren Freebody

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    38. A BomiBox subscription box to keep their interest in K-beauty up high with fun brands and products they might've never discovered otherwise!


    Promising review: "I'm rather clueless when it comes to skincare and beauty products — I had clear skin all through my teen years and never needed a skin care routine, but in recent years, I began having breakouts and problem areas. I was hesitant to spend money on full-sized items in the store, so I love that I can sample different products with this box. And so far, frankly, I've loved all of them! I had tried a different box first and the items in that were causing even worse breakouts. I haven't had anything but good results with Bomi Box. Softer, clearer skin, and fewer breakouts." —Kayla

    Get it from BomiBox on Cratejoy for $38.99.

    39. A Then I Met You Cleansing Duo to introduce them to the magic of double-cleansing — this set has an oil-based balm and water-based cleanser that'll work together to melt every speck of dirt, bacteria, and the grime of the city off of their skin.

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    And it's for all skin types, cruelty-free, vegan, and free of parabens, artificial coloring, and synthetic fragrances! ✨

    Promising review: "This came out at the perfect time as the weather was starting to get colder in NY and I was looking for transitional products to keep my skin hydrated and supple. I have combination skin with mostly hormonal breakouts and consistent blackheads on my forehead. After only ONE use, my forehead was calmer, my cheeks hydrated, and pores looking minimized — I was hooked. The balm smells great, distributes evenly, and is really relaxing as I massage the day's impurities away. The cleansing gel smells great as well, feels calming on the skin, and I feel squeaky clean without that tight, dry feeling afterwards. Long story short, I love these products and I feel it will work wonders on any skin type and during any season." —Jenna

    Get the duo from Soko Glam for $68.

    Their skin after starting a Korean skincare routine courtesy of you:

    Nickelodeon Animation Studio

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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