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21 Of The Best Korean Beauty Products You Can Buy On Amazon

From cleansing oils to sleeping masks to bunny-shaped lip glosses, these Korean products are the real deal. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

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1. A gentle rice water cleansing oil that'll remove all the gunk off your face without stripping your skin bare.

Rating: 4/5 // Price: $8.76

Promising review: "As someone with combination-oily skin, this stuff works like a charm. It's light and watery enough to not clog my pores and over saturate my skin with oil. I've noticed my complexion has evened out and it looks much brighter and healthier." —Grace

Pro tip: If you like the double-cleansing method, follow up with the rice water cleansing foam here.

2. A deeply hydrating gel mask to calm irritated skin and make it look extra refreshed and plump upon waking up.

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Rating: 4.3/5 // Price: $23.44

Promising review: "This mask works like some of the super expensive creams and serums I've tried, but it's only a little more expensive than one of the nicer drugstore brands (Olay, Roc, etc.). My skin is baby soft in the morning and this mask is so pleasant to put on right before I go to sleep at night. You only need a dime size amount for your whole face, so the tub lasts a while." —lilahtov


3. A whopping combo pack of sixteen sheet masks with a whole bushel of skin-loving benefits — and each mask comes out to less than a dollar each, so time to stock up for eternity!

Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $9.79

Promising review: "Each one, despite being a different type, keeps my face moisturized and dewy for hours. There have been no breakouts and my complexion has improved, which is a huge surprise because my skin is really sensitive. They smell great, feel great, and last a long time." —Paige G

4. A set of über-adorable bunny lip glosses that provide a subtle flush of color perfect for everyday wear.

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Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $8 each (eight shades)

Promising review: "The tints are sheer and work well either under or over another type of lip product. Alone, they are natural-looking and don't smear or crease. I like the variety in this package deal and I use a different one almost every day to coordinate with my other makeup." —Sharyn Jackson Jung

5. A gentle foaming cleanser perfect for peeps with oily and combination skin formulated with amino acid-rich egg whites to deep clean pores but is mild enough to use every day.

Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $9.99

Promising review: "This stuff is a godsend. First of all, a little goes a long way! I bought this like two plus months ago and there's still at least half left (granted I sometimes don't use it as my nighttime face wash). Also I have huge pores and I've tried a million things to make them smaller, and this is the ONLY thing that has worked! I started noticing a difference probably a month in. My skin is way smoother, tighter, softer, brighter, and my acne scars have significantly faded. Worth every damn penny! I have oily and acne prone skin and I really do think it has helped a little with the oiliness, and big time with the acne. I honestly don't think I've had a pimple since I've started using this months ago." —P Sharma

6. A super skinny mascara with a lightweight formula that's perfect for people with thin, sparse lashes looking for a boost.

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Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $9.98

Promising review: "The brush is the true star of the show; it's small and evenly shaped so it's easy to get into the corners of the eye to catch those elusive lashes, as well as the lower lashes, without making a mess. The formula is more for length than volume, although it does give a little smidgen of volume too." —M.J.


7. A refreshing, no-nonsense essence that's a seriously good dupe for SK-II's Facial Treatment Essence (which is three times more expensive, yeah, no thanks.)

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Rating: 3.9/5 // Price: $23.49

Promising review: "There's hardly any odor and goes on like water. I noticed a tightening of my pores around my nose. Almost immediately and after the first few uses I did notice a more even, smoother, and glowier complexion. I've never seen a face product give such fast results." —Trish Brennan

Pro tip: Apply a few drops with your (clean!) hands instead of a cotton pad/ball so you don't waste product. Or transfer the essence into a misting bottle.

8. A double-ended eyebrow pencil for naturally soft brows that last all day and actually give off the illusion of full, born-with-it brows.,

Rating: 4.2/5 // Price: $4.20+ (available in three shades)

Promising review: "Love it! Finally a color that doesn't look fake or heavy. I have super dark black eyebrows but I hate using dark brown colors because they just never match; this is the closest I've gotten to a match. It lasts all day too. I work in a beauty store/salon and this lasts longer then most makeup I have sold! Will be buying again!" —Talim's Mom

9. An exfoliating rice wash-off mask if you want a super gentle and soothing exfoliant that totally softens your skin in just 10-15 minutes. / Via

Rating: 4.3/5 // Price: $7.89 (also available in black sugar; read a BuzzFeeder's full review here!)

Promising review: "It's more soothing, mushy, and moisturizing than a scrub. Feels great, but if you're looking for a fine grainy texture, go with the black sugar mask. My skin is a bit sensitive, so I use the black sugar every two days, with this rice mask in between." —Clare W.

Pro tip: Apply with water or toner to reduce skin irritation, as the mask is very grainy.

10. An illuminating primer that's basically the equivalent of your favorite Instagram filter, but way more natural.

Rating: 4.6/5 // Price: $16.83

Promising review: "This primer is amazing. It smooths out all of my imperfections and makes my pores nearly invisible. I love the way it has a slight shimmer to it and it also dries well. Great base for makeup." —Miki DaVelle


11. An easy-to-apply brow tint gel for everyone who loves a strong brow game but doesn't have time to pencil in their brows every day (me!!!).,

Rating: 3.5/5 // Price: $7.18+ (three colors)

Promising review: "This is my favorite beauty product right now. I love the looks of filled and defined eyebrows, but I don't always have the time to do my makeup everyday. This is perfect if you are always on the go. Easy to apply, even for someone with not so great makeup skills." —Melissa T.

Or read my detailed review here!

Pro tip: Apply right before bed (but wait 10–15 mins for it to dry before snuggling into bed) and remove the brow tint in the morning. Peel off slowly and in the direction of hair growth for safe, painless removal.

12. Mini popsicle-shaped lip tints that are a real sweet treat for the senses — ALL OF THEM.

Rating: 4/5 // Price: $7 each (seven shades)

Promising review: "This shade PK006 is really natural, yet it has a bit of a fancy edge with the sparkles. The smell is sweet and the taste is light, sweet, and not too overpowering. I think the tint generally lasts for about four to five hours and is buildable. I look like I have a healthy glow on my lips. The moisturizing capabilities are above average for a lip tint and I find that my lips do not dry out. I would use this as an everyday 'goes with anything' lip tint." —Violetpinkie

13. A petite powder compact for all your sebum control and pore-minimizing needs – the last step towards makeup perfection, amirite?

Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $7.29

Promising review: "I have found this to be a solid dupe for Benefit's Porefessional Primer, at less than half the cost. It makes my pores noticeably less prominent and on the rare occasion that I do wear foundation or BB cream, this layers very nicely in combination with my brightening primer." —KKN

14. A super mild cleansing balm that melts down to an oil as you massage it into your face and and remove all of your toughest makeup.

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Rating: 4.5/5 // Price: $15+

Promising review: "I love this cleansing balm. It literally removes all my makeup in one go (even waterproof makeup)! I only use about a quarter-size amount of the cleanser and that's enough to remove all my face makeup. Seriously, the hype is real." —Amazon Customer


15. A beautifully packaged snail repair ampoule to keep wrinkles and acne scars at bay, where they belong.

Rating: 4/5 // Price: $11.70

Promising review: "Aging is aging. But when someone does a double take look at your face and says 'but you don't look...', and that happens again and again, I think we're on to something. I use this with Mizon Snail Repair Cream, and my skin has become brighter and my fine wrinkles blurred." —Ann McCann

16. A wine-themed eyeshadow palette that will surely inspire about 20 gorgeous day-to-night lewks.

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Rating: 4.5/5 // Price: $17.99 (also available in Juice Bar and In The Cafe)

Promising review: "Another one of my favorites! I have almost all of the Etude House Play Colors and this has been my most recent addition. I actually find the colors in this palette to be waaaay more pigmented than the previous palettes — beautiful and perfect for a burgundy eye! There isn’t a single color that I’m disappointed with! They are soft, buttery, and apply easily to my eyelids. I like to use the Pony Effect Eye Primer first and then the shadows last for the whole day! No fading or going away! Sometimes it’s hard to take off at night, but that’s nothing my Dr. Jart Micro Water can’t solve! I think these colors can pair beautifully with any eye color and can really make brown eyes especially pop! I also find the color to work great with my medium-to-olive skin tone!" —오아미

17. A cooling clay mask to penetrate deep within your pores and remove all of the oil and dirt that accumulates just from living your life.

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Rating: 4.3/5 // Price: $14.98

Promising review: "Nothing clears out my pores like this mask! Unlike most masks, a little goes a long way with this one. I've had it for months and usually use it on my nose twice a week and I've barely made a dent in it. The mask pulls up anything clogging pores and I typically use a cleansing oil right after to massage out those nasty sebaceous filaments." —chmaine

18. A lightweight BB cream loaded with SPF 42 that's perfect for when you want super natural coverage and a chance for your skin to actually breathe.

Rating: 4.1/5 // Price: $10.70

Promising review: "The coverage is amazing and the consistency is perfect for blending. This product will last you a very long time because you need very little to cover the problem areas. The cream really brightens up the dark circles under my eyes. I no longer have issues finding a good coverup because this BB cream IS my coverup (and my foundation!). I also no longer have oily skin at the end of the day and my complexion has evened out considerably." —kk


19. An aromatic, neutral pH chamomile-infused cleansing stick to melt away dirt and impurities while enveloping your skin in a smooth, comforting lather.

Rating: 4.2/5 // Price: $18

Most promising review: "A face soap that washes my face instead of my hands. Can't beat the quick swipe for a small amount of product but high suds action. The smell and texture are amazing, like fresh fields of chamomile. Resist tasting it. Melts off ungodly amounts of makeup on the first pass. Travel- and space-friendly too. Looks cool. You will feel on=trend for owning this. Get it!" —Goddess Girl

Pro tip: This works best as a second-step cleanser, after an oil-based cleanser like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.

20. An all-day liquid eyeliner that's as sharp as Buffy's stake and provides easy access to a clean line (even if your hand is clumsy and shaky Af).

Rating: 3.9/5 // Price: $10.20+ (available in two colors)

Promising review: "Great eyeliner that DOES NOT run or smear during the day. My face tends to be oily and so almost every eyeliner (liquid or pencil) runs/smudges throughout the day. But Clio is very easy to apply and has a nice tip that's easy to adjust the width of, and it stays on. As long as you are not planning to go surfing with it on, it's no problem! It actually makes cleaning your face and taking it off much easier. I'm switching from my MAC liner for sure." —Christiana Higashi

21. Adorable brachiosaurus-themed blotting papers to make your perhaps-all-too-frequent oil-absorbing breaks during the day a little more exciting. / Via

Rating: 4.4/5 // Price: $7 (for a 50-pack)

Promising review: "Love the case, and the pad that attaches to the blotting sheets gives them a upscale take. These sheets are square and blot better than drugstore brands', and unlike with paper packaging, do not get torn up in your purse. I think the cuteness factor makes it well worth the money. Refill sheets are available on Amazon as well as other places." —Jewelry Horder

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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.


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