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    Chances are, if you know anything about Korean beauty, you've heard of Soko Glam. Maybe you're already a loyal customer. Either way, CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION because — drumroll please — they just announced their 2017 Best of K-Beauty Winners!

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    This year's theme is ~superlatives~ (hello, school days), which include "most likely to brighten your day," "most likely to keep it real," and "most likely to be bold."

    In addition to initial testing and curating phases (that get products onto the site in the first place), they decide winners based on rave reviews left on Soko Glam's site or over social media and email, recs from Korean locals (experts and beauty influencers alike), and simply things that get the official team stamp of approval from Soko Glam.

    Ten products made the final cut and we're delving into them one by one, so keep on reading!

    1. Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid — one of the most concentrated Vitamin C products on the market. It works overtime to help fade pigmentation (like brown spots or acne scarring) and protect your skin from free radical damage.

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    It's totally normal to feel your skin tingling upon application, especially if you don't typically use Vitamin C products. But if your skin is extra sensitive, start by mixing two to three drops of Lightning Liquid with your serum or moisturizer and work your way up to using the product alone.

    Promising review: "I've been using this all summer and it's been a glow game changer. I've been on tretinoin for years but wanted to up my anti-aging game and increase radiance. I'm an endurance athlete and beach girl so I unfortunately/luckily spend a lot of time in the sun (with SPF of course) but over the summer using this I have had no hyperpigmentation or sun spots. I have a very hard time ever sticking to one product but I actually emptied this and am on my second bottle. Good stuff." —Ruth B.

    Price: $27

    2. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint — it delivers pretty, buildable popsicle-tinted color every time, whether you prefer a full-on, ombre, or gradient style.

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    Plus, the watery texture is incredibly lightweight *and* stays on throughout meals. Proof? I just ate a messy lunch and my lip stain (I'm seriously loving PK001) is still going strong/doesn't need reapplication. 💋

    Promising review: "Best lip tint/stain I've purchased so far. It has staying power! It's only $5 but it works better than some I've purchased for close to $30. It lasted for almost an entire day and in between meals." —Cristeta H.

    Price: $5 (eight shades)

    3. Missha Super Aqua Ulta Water-Full Clear Cream — it's super mesmerizing to look at, but this oil-free moisturizer is even more impressive when you consider the baobab tree extracts and glacial water that help lock in moisture for up to 24 hours.

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    This writer approves too! It's so, so lightweight and quick-absorbing, which is perfect for daytime (because I'm never not wearing foundation, let's be real). I'm on my second container of this jelly-like stuff and it's just become my no-nonsense go-to.

    Promising review: "I really like its jelly-like texture and also its transparency. When you put it on, your skin absorbs and seals the moisture in nicely. It's also a bonus that you can wear it under sunscreen and makeup, and that you can wear it year-round! I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for beautiful, hydrated skin!" —Chelsea L.

    Price: $26

    4. Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam — it feels like a fluffy cloud of marshmallows whipping away makeup and dirt on your face — aka, a super lux way to end on a long day.

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    I could list all the nourishing plant extracts in this cleanser, but there are 30 OF THEM. I don't have all day but just know there's a little bit of everything — i.e. pearl extract brightens and provides anti-aging benefits, while seaweed and algae extract boosts hydration.

    Promising review: "I have never written a review for a cleanser, as I have never used one and seen an immediate difference — until now. Guys, you have to try this product! I don't know how it works, but it does! After one use there was no redness and my skin had the most beautiful, blurred glow. Honestly, I am amazed. I will definitely repurchase when I run out and I agree that a tiny amount goes a long way." —EQ

    Read my full review here (#13)!

    Price: $30

    5. Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray — the perfect alternative for people who hate heavy products: you just spritz a few times and your skin absorbs all these amazing, multitasking ingredients like niacinamide and Vitamin C (brightens and fights signs of aging), Centella Asiatica extract (calms inflammation and stimulates new cell growth), and collagen (plumps the skin).

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    Great as a stand-in for your morning and night routines or as a midday refresher that does ~so much more~ than those basic thermal waters. Plus, it works under and on top of makeup.

    Promising review: "I love this serum and how easy it was to add into my routine without slowing me down. When you commute to work, every second counts. I also appreciated the fact that the product comes out in a fine mist — that way I can give my entire face a once-over before going in and giving a targeted spray to each of my cheeks to give the drier areas of my combination skin a little extra attention." —Michon B.

    Price: $19

    6. Enature Moringa Cleansing Balm — kick off your skin care routine with a thick, sherbet-like formula that completely breaks down your makeup while you give yourself a lil' facial massage.

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    No greasy residue or irritation — just a clean mug that feels soft to the touch! It comes with a little plastic applicator to avoid contamination, just like the ever-popular Clean It Zero.

    Promising review: "Prior to buying the Moringa Cleanser, I had only been using my Corsx Low pH Gel Cleanser. However, once I started double cleansing with both the Enature and Corsx cleansers, I've noticed that my skin has been less oily. Moringa also leaves my skin feeling soft, free of dirt, and not tight compared to other cleansers. I've only been using it for a week but I'm honestly surprised at how different and radiant my skin feels." —Ashley R.

    Price: $23

    7. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream — its ceramide-packed formula is perfect for generally stressed out skin, especially as impending cold weather threatens to leave your skin feeling way drier and more irritated than usual.

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    Promising review: "I received a sample first but knew I would buy the full-size after my ride-or-die Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer finished. I have been slowly transitioning away from skin care products that contain harmful chemicals like parabens (which Kiehl's unfortunately has!!). Now that I'm using the Klairs everyday, I do not miss my Kiehl's at all! I love the way this cream goes on silky smooth without feeling greasy. It absorbs quickly and leaves my face so soft that I can't help keep my hands from 'double-checking' if it's bouncy and moist! Love it." —Kira M.

    Price: $24.50

    8. Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence — not your typical hydrator! It contains a higher percentage of sodium hyaluronate, which holds 1000 times more moisture than water.

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    It's essence-tially a toner, treatment, and essence all in one, which is why its superlative is "most likely to get you out of a rough spot." Not all skin care products wear capes, you know.

    Promising review: "It's honestly one of my favorite essences alongside my holy grail Missha essence. I do three layers of this after treatments and my skin just drinks it right up. I'm left with plump, hydrated skin to soak in the rest of my skin care." —Devon B.

    Price: $46

    9. Erborian Black Soap — it gently lathers and cleanses your face without leaving it high and dry (the charcoal gets the gunk out of your pores while shea butter and licorice root soothe and soften).

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    Move aside, Dove. There's a new bar soap in town.

    Promising review: "I've been using the black soap for about a month —every morning and evening to clean my face. The soap is gentle and leaves my face feeling soft and clean. It's the 'clean' feeling you get after using a bar soap compared to using foam/liquid soap, but it does not make your face feel parched as other bar soaps commonly do. It removes the oil off my face well and I think it has helped keep my pores small. I've had no breakouts." —Maria K.

    Price: $15

    10. British M Organics Annatto Hair Oil — the definition of "a little goes a long way": one to two pumps instantly smooths out frizzy, coarse, tangled, and heat-damaged locks while also protecting them from sun damage. (*breathes sigh of relief*)

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    Oily-scalped people, don't be afraid! It's super lightweight and doesn't leave any traces behind. Its main ingredients are annatto oil, argan oil, and pumpkin seed oil, which naturally detangle, soften, and nourish the hair. Plus, the smell? White cedarwood and rose? Heavenly.

    Promising review: "I have distressed platinum-bleached locks and have spent hundreds of dollars on hair potions trying to get my hair to not look like a dirty dog mop — THIS hair oil miraculously changed it into shiny, silky-smooth hair! When I run my fingers through my hair, it feels like it has never been touched by chemicals. I will use this forever." —Kira M.

    Price: $67

    Soko Glam recommends pairing it with British M's Ethic Shampoo.

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

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