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    30 Korean Beauty Products Under $10 You'll Probably Want To Try

    If you've always wanted to try K-beauty but are on a budget, now you have no excuse.

    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. Etude House My Lash Serum nourishes for healthier and stronger lashes! Plus, applying this along your eye line helps soothe your delicate eye area from heavy makeup and liner as well.

    reviewer showing before and after of short lashes on Nov 27 and slightly longer lashes on Dec 14

    Promising review: "I've noticed new lash growth after using this for about two weeks! My existing lashes look dark and healthy. Panthenol is a great ingredient since it coats the lash shaft and keeps it sealed to outside factors. It also helps strengthen to lashes to prevent them from shedding prematurely. It's great for hair, too! I have VERY sensitive skin. No styes or anything on my lash line! I love Etude House, and am glad to find another product of theirs that I really love!" —Anna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    2. Son & Park Beauty Water is a versatile cleansing water that tones, mildly exfoliates with willow bark and papaya, soothes with lavender and rosewater, and resets the skin's natural pH level. You'll see brighter skin, smoother texture, and easier absorption of other skincare products. What a ~beauty~ indeed.

    the bottle
    Choc Choc

    I never go anywhere without this. Its scent is subtle but divine, and it's really one of my holy grails.

    Choc Choc is a small business that handpicks the best Korean skincare and cosmetics on the market. "Choc choc" means "well-moisturized" in Korean and is used to describe luminous skin!

    Get the travel size from Choc Choc for $7.99.

    3. The Crème Shop "Aurora" Powder Highlighter creates a silky and iridescent glow on the cheeks (and eyes, collarbones, and anywhere else you want to gleam and glimmer).

    The Crème Shop

    There are more traditional shades too if that's your thing!

    Get it from The Crème Shop for $10 (available in three shades)

    4. Sioris Time is Running Out Mist works as a nourishing toner, mist, and serum for thirsty skin. It's made with 78% organic fruit water (sourced from green plum or yuja) and oils like macadamia for long-lasting moisture. The ingredients are harvested in Korea during peak season for freshness!

    the mist bottle in size small and large

    This has no parabens, artificial fragrance, additives, or harmful chemicals.

    Both Sioris and Ohlolly are small businesses so it's a win-win here! Sioris is a clean and sustainable brand with vegan certified formulas that have organically farmed, in-season ingredients. Their mission is to make skincare simple and effective.

    Ohlolly is POC- and woman-owned small business based in California. It's founded by two sisters who are on a mission to curate the finest in Korean skincare and bring authentic K-beauty to the masses. They particularly seek out natural, plant-based products with unique ingredients that are hard to find anywhere else.

    Get it from Ohlolly for $8+ (available in two sizes). You can also get the large size from Amazon for $21.99.

    5. A'pieu Juicy-Pang Water Blusher gives your cheeks a vivid ~juicy~ color that wakes up your face and leaves a natural dewy finish. It's time for dreamy spring-like skin!


    One of the best things about K-beauty is the range of affordable and quality blushes TBH.

    Get it from Yesstyle for $8.90 (available in seven colors).

    6. Etude House Drying Powder uses sugar polymer (absorbs oil), fluffy cotton extract (improves your skin barrier), and other ingredients like willow tree and gold to keep skin from producing excess sebum. This combo also contributes to the soft matte finish. Instead of cracked and dry, you'll look fresh and ready to take on the day.,

    You can use this for your face, for oily bangs, and as an eyelid primer! This powder has no mineral oil, talc, animal material, or artificial fragrance.

    Promising review: "Totally buy this ASAP because nobody likes it when their makeup is shiny and clumpy. This powder does an amazing job at keeping your skin fresh throughout the whole day. I just put it on in the morning and by the time I get home from work my face still looks as fresh as it did in the morning. No more shiny T-zone for me! It also makes makeup feel light, if that makes sense. And it smells good! Win-win-win." —dezondra

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    7. Some By Mi pimple patches fight whiteheads and protect blemishes from external pollutants and infection. Armed with them, what's a bad day or two on your skin?

    the package

    Some By Mi is a small biz that believes in bringing out your natural beauty. They takes their name from the Korean word "mi," which means "beauty."

    Promising review: "This stuff is literal magic. Pulls out everything in a zit faster than other products I’ve used. Will keep buying it for sure." —Chelsea5

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    8. Innisfree Hydrating mist with green tea refreshes your skin during midday slumps. With its lightweight blend of Jeju Island-sourced green tea, it gives dull skin a dose of hydration, which means a dewy glow and no dry patches. You'll be going through your day in full ~bloom.~


    The green tea is sourced from Innisfree's USDA-organic farm on South Korea’s Jeju Island. It boasts 16 hydrating amino acids.

    Get it from Innisfree for $7 (full size for $17).

    9. MacQueen Air Kiss Lipstick gives lips pretty, non-drying but still matte color that'll stay on and stay super smooth (no flakes or cracks!). The weightless formula gives a soft blurring effect instead for a pretty pout.


    Get it from Yesstyle for $6.36 (available in five colors).

    10. Innisfree Green Tea Hydrating Cleanser boosts hydration with Jeju Island green tea and a creamy formula for bright supple skin instead of dried out skin. Tea is good for your face too!

    model with foamed up cleanser on face

    Promising review: "Makes a noticeable difference. I love this cleanser because it proves that skincare doesn't have to be expensive to get results. I struggle with acne, especially with wearing face masks, but ever since I started double cleansing with this I haven't had as many breakouts. A solid purchase." —Osheyna

    Get it from Sephora for $10.

    11. Etude House Water Gel Tint hydrates your lips with soapberry extract and tints completely, leaving you with juicy color. Plus, look at the ice cream packaging!


    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. The orange/peach one is my fave!

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

    Get it from Amazon for $5.42+ (available in five colors).

    12. MacQueen Waterproof Gel Liner is creamy and smooth with intense color payoff so you can glide, smudge, wing, and be done with it!


    Get it from Yesstyle for $5.90 (available in five colors).

    13. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask gently calms irritated or sunburned skin, acne, redness, and shaving irritation with ingredients like willow bark. Not impressed? It also helps lower the skin's temperature with erythritol, a type of sugar, and is made from bamboo charcoal to clear out pores. Bam. *mic drop*

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved how this mask calmed my skin down, redness was immediately reduced, and my skin glowed! Definitely recommend!" —Caroline

    Get it from Soko Glam for $3.

    14. Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream works overtime as a six-in-one — it's a firming cream, serum, priming moisturizer, neck cream, eye cream, and sleeping mask! What this means is that your skin will be bouncy, resilient, and well-moisturized. It's so egg-cellent, you won't look at another moisturizer again.

    the Egg Mellow line
    Too Cool For School / Via

    When I'm not using a sleeping mask, this is what I'm slathering on — I just love how luscious it feels and how good my skin feels after! It helps smooth my skin texture, keeps it moisturized, and makes it feel bright and healthy.

    This unique hybrid moisturizer uses a strong blend of ingredients like egg white and yolk, collagen, ceramides, and niacinamide to boost, strengthen, and brighten your skin.

    Get the 15ml tube from Too Cool for School for $5.

    15. Holy Snails First Snow Essence is featherlight like snowflakes. Its ceramides complex keeps your skin barrier healthy, and two dozen hanbang (traditional Korean herbs and medicine like ginger and horse chestnut) soothe and hydrate, leaving a silky finish to your complexion.

    the bottle
    Holy Snails

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! There's no burning, no itching, no tingling. It's fungal acne-safe and leaves a hydrated feeling to my skin. My skin is finally happy! I ordered the trial size, so please hurry! I'm in love!" —Angela

    Holy Snails is a small indie K-beauty biz that's POC-owned, woman-owned, and cruelty-free. They actually started as K-beauty blog in 2014! They make their products weekly in microbatches with functional packaging to ensure freshness and ability to reuse or recycle, reducing waste. We stan!

    Get it from Holy Snails for $10 (available in two sizes).

    16. Peach & Lily Peach Beary Balm keeps lips smooth and soothed with natural fruit extracts like peach (of course) and strawberry. The sweet peach scent and cute bear packaging makes this one absolutely ~peachy~!

    Peach & Lily

    Promising review: "This is a great lip balm. Super hydrating, not overly greasy or sticky, and lasts great on the lips. A little goes a long way and my lips feel instantly hydrated. Would 100% purchase more than one, you will want to keep them everywhere." —Alison

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $7.99.

    17. A super-cute Etude House headband keeps back your hair and bangs while you cleanse, do your skincare routine, or apply makeup. There's plenty of uses for this little item!


    Promising review: "I usually just pull my hair back when I do anything skincare-related, but this makes skincare more fun. The thing I love most about it is how soft it is. It's not just cute and affordable; it's also super soft. After showers, I wear this to bed, and in the morning I wake up with tamed hair. Otherwise after I brush my hair and go to bed, I wake up with my hair all over the place. The white gives it a fresh look. It will fit on anyone's head, because of the rubber band. To be honest, I keep mine close to my bed at all times. It's just so comfortable to walk around my house with it on even when I'm not doing my skincare. It just keeps my hair out of my face for every task I am doing."dragonflymemento

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

    18. Thank You Farmer Saccharomy Brightening Star Mask boosts your natural glow and helps your skin appear translucent with a dose of yeast and rice ferment filtrate. It also plumps and targets fine lines. Your skin will thank you!

    the packet
    Soko Glam

    Thank You Farmer is a small biz focused on balanced skin and long-term results rather than instant gratification. They make their products with "the heart of an honest farmer" :).

    Get it from Soko Glam for $3.

    19. Peripera Ink Airy Velvet Lipstick or Ink Airy Velvet Lip Tint grants 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. Because who has time for precise lip liner and perfectly applied lipstick every day?


    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. You don't need to worry if the color is there. If your lips feel dry, just rub some lip balm over them — the color stays! You can also build up the color for intensity or swipe it once and blot for a natural-looking gradient stain.

    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 a.m. to 10 p.m. and I usually only reapply 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: the lipstick for $8+ (available in 13 shades) and the lip tint for $6.79+ (available in 14 shades)

    20. Holika Holika x Gudetama Makeup Sponge will give your plain old makeup sponges a run for their money — they can't beat this one's character, cuteness, and effectiveness.

    the sponge

    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!"Clementine M.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    21. Missha Snail Cleansing Foam rescues skin from acne scars and hyperpigmentation, helps rebuild skin cells, and restores skin to a bright and hydrated complexion with 3% snail mucin. Snail mucin helps boost elasticity, smooths texture, and tightens, because snails are the best. 🐌

    the tube
    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "Love it! Bought this facial foam and the vitamin C and OMG I'm in love! I've tried different kinds of facial treatments, from cheap to expensive and nothing worked for me. They almost always caused more breakouts. But these products cleared out my acne and even the old scars were slowly fading. Been using them in the morning and at night. In just a span of three weeks, I noticed some big changes with my skin. I love the smell of this cleanser and my skin feels soft after every use. Highly recommend this product." —Milady

    Get it from Amazon for $8 or from Soko Glam for $10.

    22. Peripera Liquid Eyeshadow bestows pretty little sparkles upon your eyes because everyone needs some sparkle in their life, don't they? Pssst — it's also a perfect dupe for Stila's Liquid Eye Shadow.


    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+ (available in three shades). Find more shades at Yesstyle.

    23. Etude House Sunprise Sun Milk is packed with SPF 50+ plus 20 different vegetable and plant ingredients like acai berry, cactus, and even mistletoe for the ultimate protection and hydration! It's also mild (great for sensitivity), matte (great for oily types), and non-sticky. What else do ya need?


    Because this is matte, reviewers note to make sure you moisturize well before using and work in small sections because the sunscreen dries quickly! Shake before using.

    Promising review: "This is a game changer. I’ve never had a mattifying sunscreen. I’ve purchased Supergoop, I’ve purchased Murad, I’ve purchased Shiseido, I’ve tried Bolden, I’ve tried Jack Black and various drugstore sunscreen sprays, and THIS IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE. It’s so matte, I find myself having to use a little oil or a light moisturizer to add a little dewiness back to my face. It’s also EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT. I had to remove a star because it does leave a slight cast on my skin. The cast is faint, and when I add a little oil to my face, it’s almost imperceptible. If you’re of deeper complexion and wear makeup, I’d dare say this can replace your primer and you’d get the mattifying effect, the sunscreen, and a moisturizer all in one. If you wear it on bare skin like I do, it’s honestly a judgment call. It’s inexpensive enough that you can take the risk without feeling wasteful if it doesn’t work out." —Soleil

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    24. Mediheal Tea Tree Sheet Mask balances and clarifies in a 15-minute treatment using herbal extracts like willow bark and tea tree oil. Chamomile and Asiatic pennywort calm redness. The cool thing is that the Mediheal logo on the mask becomes more visible as the 15-minute treatment completes, acting as an "indicator" for when you can take it off!

    the masks

    Promising review: "I love these masks! I have had a lifelong battle of fighting acne and combination skin. Some spots are super oily and others are super dry. Using this mask 2–3 times a week has improved my overall appearance and when I do have a breakout, it’s nowhere near as bad." —Miranda

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three amounts).

    25. The Face Shop Rice Water Cleanser cleanses, moisturizes, and brightens with rice water (of course), which contains vitamins and ceramides that nourish parched skin. Ingredients like moringa oil and soapwort purify, rejuvenating your complexion so you look, well, more alive.


    Fun fact: Rice water was the most favored traditional beauty treatment among the women in the royal court of the Joseon dynasty! This cleanser is sulfate-free.

    Promising review: "Moisturizing and foamy. I have never found anything to compare this to here so I have to send away to Korea for it! My face always feels amazing after using this and I really like the faint scent. My skin is very sensitive. I've had facials and it has burned. I get red splotches even from Neutrogena (which is supposed to be great for sensitive skin). This is the only thing that doesn't irritate me. Added bonus — cleared up blackheads and not one pimple since starting it."L. Peck

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55.

    26. Skinfood Tomato Jelly Tint Lip uses tomato seed oil to condition your lips with all-day moisture and a long-wearing rosy tint that looks sweet, kissable, and natural. ~Kiss~ those dry lips goodbye!

    Soko Glam

    This is touted as a balm-gloss hybrid and gives you a slight sheen to your lips that's not overly glossy but just right.

    Promising review: "I've been searching high and low for a tinted balm that's not $30 and I've found The One. The tomato jelly tint lip is truly That Girl — she's moisturizing, her color's buildable, her texture is glossy without being sticky, and she lasts. This is the type of lip tint that I'm buying multiples of just in case Skinfood decides to absolutely devastate my life by discontinuing it." —Layla

    Get it from Soko Glam for $9 (available in four colors).

    27. Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask helps brighten and fade hyperpigmentation with white mulberry root and niacinamide, conditions and softens with hyaluronic acid, and protects from environmental stressors with botanicals — all while you sleep so you become a literal sleeping beauty. 👸

    the tube

    Promising review: "For the price, this product works very well. I see a clear difference in my skin. I wake up with plump, hydrated skin. I have been using it for three weeks. I usually break out from products but this product I have not for the thick layer I slather on. Good brand and recently purchased more from Mizon." —Marcin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    28. Missha M Magic Cushion Foundation offers everything from light, breathable coverage to moisture through bamboo water, baobab fruit, and witch hazel. It also brightens, conceals blemishes, absorbs sebum, has SPF 50 (50!!), and is super easy to apply. You're left with supple, fresh skin that ensures you'll look as radiant as the moon. 🌙


    I've used this and 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?

    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 it from Amazon for $7.80+ (available in shades No. 21, No. 23, and No. 27).

    29. Dermal Collagen Sheet Masks target different concerns and contain vitamin E and collagen for plump, hydrated skin. Choose whichever one your skin needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work. *Cue happy dance.*,

    I love these and always reorder. My skin feels refreshed and healthy afterward and also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after. I just look naturally brighter and dewier!

    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).

    30. Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel is multi-use and feels nothing but refreshing on your skin. Whether you have acne, inflammation, sunburn, or even shaving irritation, you can use this for immediate relief and hydration. It soothes where you need it to — it's literally in the name!

    the gel jar and its watery texture
    @naturerepublic_kr / Via

    Keep it in the fridge for double the relief! And it's amazingly affordable too.

    Another BuzzFeed editor swears by this gel too! Check out her Nature Republic Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel review to learn why.

    Promising review: "Really great product that has done wonders for my skin! I cannot believed how much it has improved the moisture of my skin. I also break out really easy and most facial products will irritate my skin horribly but this product has never done that! My mom is the same way and it has not caused any reactions for her either. If you have very sensitive skin, I recommend giving this a try!" —Ren

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80.

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