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34 Life-Changing Korean Beauty Products Your Skin Will Thank You For

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to give us the scoop on Korean beauty products they totally can't live without! Brace yourselves and your wallets, because these are the treasures they raved about:

1. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask soothes and intensely hydrates overnight — plus, it basically lulls you to sleep with its Calming Sleepscent™, which is infused with relaxing ingredients like orange flower, rose, and sandalwood.

"It retains my skin's elasticity and rehydrates it while I'm sleeping. The effect takes place as soon as you apply it. Been using it for over a year now and I have never been disappointed." —adindasyafri Get it from Sephora or Laneige for $25.
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"It retains my skin's elasticity and rehydrates it while I'm sleeping. The effect takes place as soon as you apply it. Been using it for over a year now and I have never been disappointed." —adindasyafri

Get it from Sephora or Laneige for $25.

2. Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid contains 7% glycolic acid to resurface skin, gently exfoliate, brighten skin tone, and reduce the appearance of whiteheads.

"It singlehandedly fixed the texture on my face. I owe my life to it." —jackiemayugaGet it from Jet for $13.85 or Ulta for $19.
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"It singlehandedly fixed the texture on my face. I owe my life to it." —jackiemayuga

Get it from Jet for $13.85 or Ulta for $19.

3. Innisfree It's A Real Squeeze Masks are the perfect anytime treat for your skin, providing a burst of hydration in delectable scents that all have their own unique skin-improving benefits.

—toole1059Get a variety pack of 16 from Amazon for $20.
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Get a variety pack of 16 from Amazon for $20.

4. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream provides medium coverage that hits it out of the part when it comes to disguising blemishes, evening out skin tone, and SPF (42, baby!).

"A friend introduced me to it and I've never looked back!" —Holly T.Get it from Soko Glam for $22 or Amazon for $10+ (available in five shades).
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"A friend introduced me to it and I've never looked back!" —Holly T.

Get it from Soko Glam for $22 or Amazon for $10+ (available in five shades).

5. Etude House Dear Darling Tints feel like nothing on your lips, but impart serious color that won't come off unless it's good and ready.

"It is an absolute angel. The color is vibrant, but you can control that, whether you're going for a slightly more subtle tint or a bold lip. It stays on forever, but is easily removed with water. Also, if watered down slightly, it doubles as a blush."—esbunker16Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#2)! P.S. I personally vouch for these as well, especially shades RD301 and RD302. Get them from Soko Glam for $5 each (available in seven shades).
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"It is an absolute angel. The color is vibrant, but you can control that, whether you're going for a slightly more subtle tint or a bold lip. It stays on forever, but is easily removed with water. Also, if watered down slightly, it doubles as a blush."

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Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#2)! P.S. I personally vouch for these as well, especially shades RD301 and RD302.

Get them from Soko Glam for $5 each (available in seven shades).

6. Dr. G Brightening Peeling Gel is actually skin care wizardry that removes oodles of gunk and dead skin and singlehandedly resets your skin — hello, satisfying skin care.

"That stuff is life-changing. It's very gentle and the price is so affordable." —Brettney BarlowCheck out more glowing reviews by BuzzFeed editors!Get it from Amazon for $12.69.
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"That stuff is life-changing. It's very gentle and the price is so affordable." —Brettney Barlow

Check out more glowing reviews by BuzzFeed editors!

Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

7. Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder makes shine vanish with a few pats of powder formulated with natural Jeju Island-sourced minerals and mint extracts.

"It actually saves lives. It takes away shine on your face by absorbing it with natural volcanic minerals from Jeju Island, and it doesn’t make your face feel cakey. Plus, it smells really nice." —esbunker16Get it from Walmart for $6.80 or Amazon for $8.89.
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"It actually saves lives. It takes away shine on your face by absorbing it with natural volcanic minerals from Jeju Island, and it doesn’t make your face feel cakey. Plus, it smells really nice." —esbunker16

Get it from Walmart for $6.80 or Amazon for $8.89.

8. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb is a lightweight gel-cream that contains a blend of apothecary herbs and might just give you the most elastic, supple skin of your life.

—Kim H.Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in three sizes).
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Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in three sizes).

9. Etude House Face Blur adds a slightly pinkish glow to your complexion and double tasks as a primer and moisturizer that lets your foundation and/or BB cream easily ~glide~ on.

"It's one of my faves. Makes your skin look so great!" —Erica H.Get it from Amazon for $12.39.
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"It's one of my faves. Makes your skin look so great!" —Erica H.

Get it from Amazon for $12.39.

10. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Mask feels cool and soothing upon contact and sucks alllll of the gunk and sebum outta your pores — plus, you can say your skincare routine is inspired by volcanoes, since there are legit volcanic clusters in the formula!

—vermicelliGet it from Amazon for $12.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

11. Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence contains a whopping 96% filtered snail mucin to replenish dull, stressed, and dehydrated skin — pat your way to softer skin!

"SNAILSSSSS. Seriously though, it makes my skin glow like a Victoria's Secret angel's post-Photoshop — it's a must-buy for me! For real though, it really helps with keeping my face hydrated/moist and glowy for a pretty decent price." —Rachael Tann, FacebookGet it from Soko Glam for $19 or Ulta for $21.
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"SNAILSSSSS. Seriously though, it makes my skin glow like a Victoria's Secret angel's post-Photoshop — it's a must-buy for me! For real though, it really helps with keeping my face hydrated/moist and glowy for a pretty decent price." —Rachael Tann, Facebook

Get it from Soko Glam for $19 or Ulta for $21.

12. Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is a holy-grail balm-to-oil cleanser that breaks down and dissolves all of your makeup in seconds — and the formula's been revamped so there's good-for-you natural ester oil instead of mineral oil, yes!

"It's the only thing I use to remove makeup, and it's the best!" —junginymCheck out my full review of the Purity — for sensitive sensitive — version (#1)!Get it from Soko Glam for $16+ (available in two sizes) or Amazon for $19.99+.
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"It's the only thing I use to remove makeup, and it's the best!" —junginym

Check out my full review of the Purity — for sensitive sensitive — version (#1)!

Get it from Soko Glam for $16+ (available in two sizes) or Amazon for $19.99+.

13. The magic combination of Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner and Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence gets your skin many steps closer to ~honey skin~, thanks to licorice water, green tea extract, and naturally fermented ingredients.

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"This combination of using the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner and the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence has done wonders for my skin. The toner helps pick up everything my double cleanse left behind and the essence balances and moisturizes my skin. I probably could not have the skin I have now without it. —Dez C.

Get them from Soko Glam: Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner for $18 and Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence for $38

14. Leaders Seven Wonders Sheet Masks are super rich in antioxidants that work to target specific skin issues, like irritation, environmental stressors, pores/fine lines, and dullness.

"I have tried a lot of sheet masks, all ranging in price, but these are seriously worth it. The actual mask is made of bio-cellulose, which is great for adhesion to the face, unlike some cotton masks which I find tend to fall off after they start to dry up. The serums in the mask are super hydrating and legit make my skin glow. Definitely some of the best sheet masks I've ever tried." —Holly H.Get them from Anthropologie or Ulta for $6 each (available in six varieties).
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"I have tried a lot of sheet masks, all ranging in price, but these are seriously worth it. The actual mask is made of bio-cellulose, which is great for adhesion to the face, unlike some cotton masks which I find tend to fall off after they start to dry up. The serums in the mask are super hydrating and legit make my skin glow. Definitely some of the best sheet masks I've ever tried." —Holly H.

Get them from Anthropologie or Ulta for $6 each (available in six varieties).

15. Tony Moly Banana Sleeping Pack is a cute custard-like superfood (made with banana and chamomile extracts) for your skin that hydrates and soothes overnight.

"I have pretty dry skin and acne, but after I first started using this, my skin cleared up and it felt so hydrated! I use it every night after I shower! —Mady OliviaGet it from Amazon for $16.50.
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"I have pretty dry skin and acne, but after I first started using this, my skin cleared up and it felt so hydrated! I use it every night after I shower! —Mady Olivia

Get it from Amazon for $16.50.

16. Petitfée Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches help control pesky puffiness or discoloration due to sleep deprivation, stress, and all the negative things life throws your way.

"Such a refreshing treat after a hard day's work. They feel amazing! And there's so many in each jar at such a good price. Pro-tip: These can dry out if you keep them for a long time, so I turn the jar upside down every other day so both the top and bottom of the stack are equally soaking in all those good juices." —creachlikeyRead a BuzzFeeder's full review of the brand's gold and snail eye patches (#3)!Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.46.
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"Such a refreshing treat after a hard day's work. They feel amazing! And there's so many in each jar at such a good price. Pro-tip: These can dry out if you keep them for a long time, so I turn the jar upside down every other day so both the top and bottom of the stack are equally soaking in all those good juices." —creachlikey

Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the brand's gold and snail eye patches (#3)!

Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.46.

17. Nature Republic Aqua Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Creams are lightweight, all-year-round hydrators that absorb super quickly and never leave a film of grease behind — score!

"I have super oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin with pore and redness issues. I've been using K-beauty products for three years now to help heal and tame my skin after decades of using western products that were too harsh for my skin. I've sampled A LOT of stuff, but one of the faves I always go back to is: Nature Republic Aqua Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream. I find the green to be perfect for my skin — even though I'm oily — year round. BEAUTIFUL packaging, lovely scent (yes, it's perfumed), light and refreshing, and still does the job without that greasy feeling. My skin drinks this up, and I horde the pretty leftover jars." —creachlikeyGet them from Amazon for $10.94 (oily), $11.99 (combination), and $11.99 (moisture).
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"I have super oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin with pore and redness issues. I've been using K-beauty products for three years now to help heal and tame my skin after decades of using western products that were too harsh for my skin. I've sampled A LOT of stuff, but one of the faves I always go back to is: Nature Republic Aqua Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream. I find the green to be perfect for my skin — even though I'm oily — year round. BEAUTIFUL packaging, lovely scent (yes, it's perfumed), light and refreshing, and still does the job without that greasy feeling. My skin drinks this up, and I horde the pretty leftover jars." —creachlikey

Get them from Amazon for $10.94 (oily), $11.99 (combination), and $11.99 (moisture).

18. Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence leaves your skin moisturized and balanced AF with galactomyces ferment filtrate, which contains proteins, folic acid, niacin, and Vitamins B1 and B2.

"It singlehandedly changed my skin. It’s the only thing in my routine I never change." —Tara M.Get it from Amazon for $20.
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"It singlehandedly changed my skin. It’s the only thing in my routine I never change." —Tara M.

Get it from Amazon for $20.

19. Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask stops redness and irritation in its tracks with its star ingredient, centella asiatica — commonly known as tiger grass — so your skin feels calm and collected by morning.

"These has saved. my. life. I’m an aesthetician of almost six years, so I have access to high-grade products, but nothing works as well as this mask to get rid of red/patchy skin. I put it on at night over my serums and moisturizer, and then wake up the next day with an even, dewy complexion! The package says it’s a 30-day supply, but each packet has enough product for three uses, so it’s more like 90 days! All my sensitive guys/gals, you need this!! —Shelby R.Get a box of 30 from Walmart for $43.63 or Sephora for $48.
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"These has saved. my. life. I’m an aesthetician of almost six years, so I have access to high-grade products, but nothing works as well as this mask to get rid of red/patchy skin. I put it on at night over my serums and moisturizer, and then wake up the next day with an even, dewy complexion! The package says it’s a 30-day supply, but each packet has enough product for three uses, so it’s more like 90 days! All my sensitive guys/gals, you need this!! —Shelby R.

Get a box of 30 from Walmart for $43.63 or Sephora for $48.

20. And while we're on the same page, Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment also instantly calms down rogue redness with color-changing capsules that blends into your skin tone, protects against UV light with SPF 30, boosts fatigued-looking skin, along with many other benefits.

"I don't need any foundation or concealer when using this! It's just SO GOOD." —Viivi K.Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#10)!Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).
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"I don't need any foundation or concealer when using this! It's just SO GOOD." —Viivi K.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review (#10)!

Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).

21. Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner keeps it cool and to the point — it's made of 91.9% barberry root extract, which is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory properties, so your skin is soothed and prepped for all the other products that come its way.

"Calms my ultra sensitive and dehydrated skin that’s prone to redness and 'warmth.' Simple ingredients with hyaluronic acid!"—Jasmine E.Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ or Walmart for $13.
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"Calms my ultra sensitive and dehydrated skin that’s prone to redness and 'warmth.' Simple ingredients with hyaluronic acid!"—Jasmine E.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ or Walmart for $13.

22. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask smells like a strawberry banana smoothie and it'll revitalize your flaky, dried-out lips by the time you wake up — thanks Vitamin C, antioxidants, and a delicious Berry Mix Complex.

"I have dry lips during the day, and especially when I wake up. It comes with a small spatula to put on your lips before you sleep, and my lips wake up so soft and moisturized." —gotojqCheck out my full review for more deets (#2)!Get it from Sephora or Laneige for $20.
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"I have dry lips during the day, and especially when I wake up. It comes with a small spatula to put on your lips before you sleep, and my lips wake up so soft and moisturized." —gotojq

Check out my full review for more deets (#2)!

Get it from Sephora or Laneige for $20.

23. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is a powerful serum with 5% ascorbic acid* to help fade pigmentation, brown spots, fine lines, and generally keep the skin looking young and bright — your new skin care do-it-all weapon.

*AKA stabilized Vitamin C"It's so great for lightening acne scars in less than a week." —Dexter StephenGet it from Soko Glam or Urban Outfitters for $23.
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*AKA stabilized Vitamin C

"It's so great for lightening acne scars in less than a week." —Dexter Stephen

Get it from Soko Glam or Urban Outfitters for $23.

24. Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream keeps oil at bay, while smoothing out pores and making your skin look like it doesn't have a worry in the world.

"Miracle in a bottle, I swear to god. Pores look smaller and less oily through the day, and overall silky smooth skin? Yes please!" —Meghan S.Get it from Jet for $16.99 or Amazon for $17.99.
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"Miracle in a bottle, I swear to god. Pores look smaller and less oily through the day, and overall silky smooth skin? Yes please!" —Meghan S.

Get it from Jet for $16.99 or Amazon for $17.99.

25. Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer glides over your pores for a totally silky and seamless primer that enhances the wear of your makeup — aka, clutch for summertime slippage.

"It's incredible! After I put it on, my skin looks AIRBRUSHED!" —Holly S.Get it from Urban Outfitters or Sephora for $18.
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"It's incredible! After I put it on, my skin looks AIRBRUSHED!" —Holly S.

Get it from Urban Outfitters or Sephora for $18.

26. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is a delicious-smelling crowd favorite that gently exfoliates your face to reveal a super soft, even mug.

"These two masks make my skin feel great! The rice mask is super hydrating and great for my dry cheeks. The black sugar mask helps to gently exfoliate and gives me a healthy, dewy glow (it also smells like Coke, which is an added bonus)." —Holly H.Get the black sugar mask from Amazon for $8.33+ or Soko Glam for $10. Also available in a rice version.
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"These two masks make my skin feel great! The rice mask is super hydrating and great for my dry cheeks. The black sugar mask helps to gently exfoliate and gives me a healthy, dewy glow (it also smells like Coke, which is an added bonus)." —Holly H.

Get the black sugar mask from Amazon for $8.33+ or Soko Glam for $10. Also available in a rice version.

27. Clio Kill Black Waterproof Eyeliner makes it super easy to draw and flick out a killer cat eye that you *know* will stay put all day.

"One of my favorite liquid eyeliners ever. The tip is precise, not too thick or thin, and also not so harsh that it feels like I'm dragging a sharp edge across my eyelid (trust me, I've felt this before). It's super pigmented and doesn't end up in splotches by the end of the day — can't ask for much else. Plus, it's called 'Kill Black,' which makes me feel badass as hell." —Sarah HanGet it from Amazon for $10.19+, Walmart for $14.50, or Soko Glam for $20 (available in two shades).
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"One of my favorite liquid eyeliners ever. The tip is precise, not too thick or thin, and also not so harsh that it feels like I'm dragging a sharp edge across my eyelid (trust me, I've felt this before). It's super pigmented and doesn't end up in splotches by the end of the day — can't ask for much else. Plus, it's called 'Kill Black,' which makes me feel badass as hell." —Sarah Han

Get it from Amazon for $10.19+, Walmart for $14.50, or Soko Glam for $20 (available in two shades).

28. J.One Jelly Pack is a thick and gooey clear gel that feels sticky upon application but finishes off super smoothly when you pat-pat-pat it into your skin.

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"It's my holy grail primer! It has a thick gel-like texture that creates a super smooth canvas for your makeup and makes sure your foundation doesn't budge all day. Plus, it's super hydrating and helps create that perfect K-beauty dewy skin look!" —Sana K.

Get it from Sephora or Glow Recipe for $42.

Also available in black (nighttime/antioxidant) and red (anti-aging) versions.

29. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel will be your to-go solution whenever your skin rears its horns and breaks out fiery red patches, especially after a little too much sun exposure.

"It hydrates my skin, keeps acne breakouts at bay, and lightened up my acne scars!" —babyriceCheck out a BuzzFeeder's full review for more deets (#1)!Get it from Amazon for $7.30 or Jet for $12.64, or a two-pack from Amazon for $14.55.
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"It hydrates my skin, keeps acne breakouts at bay, and lightened up my acne scars!" —babyrice

Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review for more deets (#1)!

Get it from Amazon for $7.30 or Jet for $12.64, or a two-pack from Amazon for $14.55.

30. IPKN Radiant Creamy Primer creates a smooth pre-makeup canvas with ingredients like rose extract, pearl powder, and a multi-fruit complex — the very necessary first step to your makeup routine.

"Actually works miracles." —D.Get it from Amazon for $26.65 or Nordstrom for $28.
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"Actually works miracles." —D.

Get it from Amazon for $26.65 or Nordstrom for $28.

31. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream can be used on your entire face for all-around sensitive skin or as a targeted spot treatment for especially stubborn areas — BTW, the lovely blue color comes from Guaiazulene, a powerful skin-calming agent extracted from camomile oil!

"It's an amazing moisturizer for sensitive and irritated skin. My skin has never looked better." —kadamonyGet it from Jet for $20.14 or Soko Glam for $24.50.
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"It's an amazing moisturizer for sensitive and irritated skin. My skin has never looked better." —kadamony

Get it from Jet for $20.14 or Soko Glam for $24.50.

32. Skinfood Peach Sake Serum helps keep excess sebum at bay and also makes you want to say, "cheers, pores — you're going down!"

Yes, peach and sake extracts are actual ingredients, which is all I need to know. #takemymoney"I have large pores and this product visibly reduces them overnight — it also smells amazing." —Stacie Johnson, FacebookGet it from Ulta for $16 or Amazon for $18.65. Also available as a toner and emulsion on Ulta.
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Yes, peach and sake extracts are actual ingredients, which is all I need to know. #takemymoney

"I have large pores and this product visibly reduces them overnight — it also smells amazing." —Stacie Johnson, Facebook

Get it from Ulta for $16 or Amazon for $18.65. Also available as a toner and emulsion on Ulta.

33. Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam contains calming ingredients like seaweed and algae extract and has an addicting milky texture that is super effective at removing dirt.

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"I'm addicted to the way the ~tiniest~ amount of product instantly lathers up to this massive pool of fluffy cloud face milk. The smell is heavenly too! My face never feels tight or like I need to run to my room and apply toner IMMEDIATELY afterwards to perform pH-restoring CPR. Besides seaweed and algae extract, the cleanser also boasts ~30 other calming oceanic plant extracts, which is very important for easily-reddened skin like mine. And I feel like my face does actually look a tad brighter because of the pearl extract.

I'm not the biggest fan of taking my makeup off and cleaning my face, but this foam makes it a tad less of a chore. Sometimes...dare I say, I even enjoy it." —Sarah Han

Get it from Soko Glam for $30.

34. Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum acts as a serum and moisturizer hybrids, smoothing and soothing skin with a heavy dose of chaga mushrooms and fermented oils — plus, it stays cool for over 36 hours to preserve ingredient efficacy.

Promising review: "I don't know how, and I'm not sure why, but this serum has legit been a game-changer for my skin — I don't say that lightly. Ever since I've started using this in my routine, my blemishes are basically invisible and for the first time in maybe eight years, I truly feel comfortable going out without foundation on! And I'm a *diehard* foundation user. I love the balm-to-liquid consistency as I work it into my skin, and I like that it can do double-duty on days I don't feel like I need an extra moisturizer." —Sarah HanGet it from Glow Recipe for $49.
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Promising review: "I don't know how, and I'm not sure why, but this serum has legit been a game-changer for my skin — I don't say that lightly. Ever since I've started using this in my routine, my blemishes are basically invisible and for the first time in maybe eight years, I truly feel comfortable going out without foundation on! And I'm a *diehard* foundation user. I love the balm-to-liquid consistency as I work it into my skin, and I like that it can do double-duty on days I don't feel like I need an extra moisturizer." —Sarah Han

Get it from Glow Recipe for $49.

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