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18 Korean Beauty Products You Need In Your Life

Peel-off eyebrow tint, pimple patches, snail mucin, and more!

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We asked members of BuzzFeed Community about Korean beauty products they've tried that have actually worked. Here's what they had to say!


1. Etude House Tint My Brows Gel is a peel-off eyebrow tint that gives you natural-looking brows that last for a long time.

"I live in a tropical climate and have really oily skin, so that means my brows are almost always faded to oblivion by the end of the day. This eyebrow stain looks exactly like soft powdered-on eyebrows, but lasts two to three days!" —huiminy

"Holy Grail status! I often apply it at night and peel it off the next morning. Saves me time from doing my brows in the morning. Additionally, the tint looks so natural." —rochellejaneg

Get it from Amazon (comes in Brown, Light Brown, and Grey Brown) for $8.40 or Soko Glam for $11.50.

2. Elizavecca Milkypiggi Hell-Pore Clean Up is a peel-off mask that helps clean pores by getting rid of whiteheads, blackheads, and dead skin cells.

"If you want to rip your face off like the guy in American Psycho, this is mask for you. Not only does it remove buildup in pores (aka black heads), but it takes off dead skin cells on the surface. Best mask ever!" —samanthan4dfd5995c

Get it from Amazon for $13.45.

3. Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream contains 92% snail mucus filtrate (which is great for skin regeneration and recovery... among many other benefits).

"At first I thought, 'hm... snails... gross,' but it had amazing reviews and I decided to give it a shot. Turns out it's amazing and I regret not buying the biggest one! It's not actual snails in there, but the snail secretion helps with skin regeneration, elasticity, and wrinkle prevention. I noticed my skin was smooth and supple after the first week of using it, and I suppose the results are even better (if such a thing is even possible) if you use their essences and serums. It's great for people with oilier skin that need hydration without greasiness! I love snails now." —Giulia Giugno, Facebook

Get the repair cream from Amazon for $13.19 (prices vary depending on size).

4. TonyMoly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base helps alleviate dark circles with pearl extracts, chrysin, and brightening peptides.

"It comes in this adorable panda packaging as a white stick that is lighter than most under-eye concealers and has an amazing, smooth texture. I get super dark under-eye circles and this helps to brighten them without being too heavy or too light in color." —jessees46b2a4d23

Get it from Urban Outfitters or Birchbox for $12.

5. RiRe Lip Powders liquefy once they reach your lips. They have a lightweight, nondrying, and uniform-fading formula.

"You’d think a powder would be the worst lip product, but as soon as it hit my lips it instantly became like a lip gloss and went on easy. It stayed on all day and I didn’t feel dried out once!" —letsgotonarnia

Get them from Amazon for $9.98 - $12.15. They come in Orange Pop, Hot Plum, Fashion Red, and Sugar Rose.


6. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches heal and protect aggravated acne/pimples from further irritation using a unique hydrocolloid formula.

“You just put one on wherever you have a bad pimple, leave it there overnight, and peel it off in the morning. It takes out all of the oil. When you put it on, the patch turns into your skin color and then it turns white when it’s ready!” —raindropssnow

Get a pack of 24 patches from Soko Glam for $5.

7. TonyMoly Egg Pore Tightening Pack is an egg-cellent mask that contains camellia flower extract and clay components to absorb excess sebum and dirt in your pores.

"My favorite products recently have been the TonyMoly egg masks. They are so cute and come in little egg packages and heat up, making the product go deep into the skin." —selenao4be0bd887

Get the tightening pack from Amazon for $14.47. Also available in Blackhead Out and Silky Smooth Balm.

8. Kocostar Nail Therapy is a mini spa treatment for your nails that soothes, moisturizes, and delivers nutrients to your nails and cuticles.

"You leave them on for 30 minutes to an hour and once removed, you can see the difference! My nails have a tendency to be a little bendy and thin due to too much wear and tear, but this product makes them look and feel much healthier. Definitely a must-try!" —WildfiresWithin

Get a 5-pack (each pack has 10 finger treatments) from Amazon for $17.

9. Skin Food Gold Caviar Toner will make you feel fancy AF and contains gold flakes and Russian caviar that will keep your skin moisturized, resilient, and nourished.

"The bottle is heavy and luxurious and the caviar extracts make the toner work well, but leave enough moisture. The gold particles are super visible and make it fun to use as you can pretend you are the heiress to a fortune and starring in your own K-drama." —Eli Sullivan

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

10. Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil is based on the Korean double cleansing method and combines a cleansing oil with the gentleness of a cream (made up of coconut and sunflower oils and seven Korean herbs).

“It’s a gel that melts into an oil on your skin and then turns into a cream cleanser with water. It made my skin clear up so fast.” —paulak4bd1144d8

Get it from Soko Glam for $39.


11. Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Cushion (in Mint) is a primer base that helps diminish the appearance of redness and blotchiness, lock in hydration, and protect the skin with SPF 34.

"Holy moly this saved my life!!! I have a lot of redness, and the typical color-correcting stuff I bought at Sephora was just too dry and not hydrating enough. But this cushion is super cool and moisturizing and it controls redness REALLY REALLY well. It is now the most important thing in my makeup bag." —mrskyloren

Get it from Amazon for $16.08. These cushions also come in Peach and Pink.

12. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is sensitive skin–friendly and contains 90% snail extract and bee venom (which helps to brighten/tighten skin, as well heal acne and fade scars).

"Holy grail for sensitive skin." —Megan Archer, Facebook

"Benton’s snail bee high content essence is a great first step in the morning to plump up your skin." —narcimetamorpho

Get it from Amazon for $13.55.

13. Beauty People Lip Tattoos deliver a long-lasting pop of color while infusing your lips with hydration and vitamins derived from natural fruits.

"They go on really liquid-y like a tint, but they literally stay on for at LEAST 12 hours... though I’ve gotten away with having mine on for 48!! They fade really prettily too (from the outside in), so by the end of the day it looks like you’ve been sucking on a lolly!" —juliehong211

Get them from Memebox for $10. They come in Tomato, Cherry, Orange, and Strawberry.

14. Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Black Head Kit opens pores, removes blackheads, and minimizes pores using three strips.

“Holika Holika products work well with blackheads. Get the sugar scrub and classic three-step nose mask.” —lilywang5045

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $22.80.

15. Hana Cream is made up of tiny spherical capsules (that contain pure ingredients like zhi mu plant extract) and gives skin a visibly smoother and softer texture.

"It comes in tiny little balls and it’s so fun to use! I have oily skin and I've recently developed some really dry patches on my cheeks: This has helped me so much without making my skin too oily. Did I mention it comes in little balls?" —titania1

Get it from Memebox for $40.


16. Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack absorbs without feeling sticky and works at preserving the elasticity of your skin while you’re sleeping.

“I use it as a nighttime moisturizing step and it’s heavenly, with a light gel texture that doesn’t feel heavy at all. The weird part is if you watch closely you can sometimes see it kind of ‘bead up’ on the skin before it soaks in.” —KarenDonner

Get it from Soko Glam for $16.

17. Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack cleanses impurities, eliminates blackheads, and exfoliates dead skin cells with a steaming effect.

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“It’s a little pricey and the containers themselves aren’t very big, but don’t let it fool you. It packs a punch and you don’t need a lot of it per use. You notice a difference right away in the amount of blackheads and how good your skin looks and feels. And it’s also for sensitive skin. I use it on my nose at least once a week and my skin looks great.” —mcape94

Get it from Sephora for $23.

18. The Face Shop Mango Seed Silk Moisturizing Facial Butter claims to offer intense hydration that lasts up to 36 hours.

"It feels and looks like butter, comes with a little spoon for the application, and makes my skin feel amazing! Plus, I’ve been getting lots of compliments at work about how radiant I look!" —kpaloma

Get it from Amazon for $18.10.

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