11 Korean Beauty Buys You Can Shop In The UK

11 Korean Beauty Buys You Can Shop In The UK

If there’s a new trend in beauty, there’s a good chance it began in South Korea. From quirky lip plumpers to sheet masks and egg body oils, the Asian country continues to be a hub of beauty innovation. Here are 11 examples of the best of Korea you can buy over here…


3CE Back To Baby Glow Beam, £18.95

This creamy, liquid highlighter is loved by Korean fans for its serious luminosity and versatility. Whether you dab it into the skin for an all-over glow, use it with your foundation, or press it into lids for a brightening sheen, it will instantly perk up dullness and give the wet-look finish that’s so popular right now. The addition of chamomile takes down irritation and redness.

Available at Amazon.com

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, £4.40

Among the most popular acne patches, these use hydrocolloid (an antibacterial) to quickly dry up zits with no irritation. They are best worn overnight, but you can wear them underneath foundation thanks to the imperceptibly thin plastic that provides an invisible barrier.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Cremorlab TEN Refreshing Cleansing Gel Oil, £31

Utilising the benefits of TEN water and essential minerals, this all-in-one cleanser works to clear the skin of excess sebum and bacteria in just a few sweeps. Additional ingredients like glycerine help ensure your complexion stays hydrated and moisturised – thus preventing more oil production.

Available at Net-A-Porter.com

Erborian Glow Crème, £16

Erborian is of our favourite Korean brands. There’s not one of its product we don’t rate. The Glow Crème always comes up trumps with its pinky, luminous shade. It wakens the skin with a fresh radiance we love, while licorice extract brightens the skin and moisturises over time. On good skin days, you may even find this is enough without your foundation.

Available at SpaceNK.com

Femmue Dream Glow Masks, £48

New to the UK, Femmue is more than just pretty packaging. These biodegradable masks are loaded with some of the strongest ingredients for the best results possible. You can expect niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts to work in unison for a plumping boost, mega hydration and smoothness.

Available at Net-A-Porter.com

Huxely Hydration Essence, Grab Water, £38

This chic brand focuses their formulas around the prickly pear cactus which is famed for its ability to hold water. Our favourite from their covetable range is this water essence that’s essential a serum and works fast to bring you hydration.

Available at HarveyNichols.com

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, £7.03

Thick and balmy in texture, this popular lip mask softens, smooths and drinks up dry patches with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid while goji berries gently exfoliate. Designed for use at night time, the formula is quite rich, but you can use it as a speedy mask during the day and wash it off after ten minutes. You’ll find your lipstick goes on much easier and lasts for longer.

Available at Amazon.com 

Thank You Farmer Shimmer Sun Essence, £21

Dubbed a ‘BB cream that’s met sunscreen’ this essence provides SPF 30+ protection, while niacinamide gives a skin-brightening boost that blurs imperfections. Handy for those who query when and how much SPF they should apply daily. The addition of titanium dioxide is a bonus, protecting the skin from the ageing effects of the sun and daily pollutants. Don’t expect full coverage, but do enjoy the youthful luminescence that emerges.

Available at CultBeauty.com

Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Body Oil, £24.50 

Packed with botanical oils, milk proteins and egg and honey extracts, this cutting-edge mousse transforms into an oil on contact with the skin, softening rough patches straight away. The bouncy texture is extremely satisfying too, as is the brand’s fun packaging and relatively accessible price points. 

Available at CultBeauty.com

Touch In Sol Metallist Sparkling Foiled Pigment, £24.50

Loaded with pigment, you only need a small amount from these little pots of shimmer to create a foolproof smokey eye. The formula dries fast, so use your fingers for warmth to apply a thick veil across your lids – you’ll get a solid, metallic effect that hits the light beautifully. Wearable for both daytime and night-time, you can really layer them up for bolder results.

Avaliable at Boots.com

Etude House Dear Darling Water Tints, £9.98

These cute tints work for lips and cheeks, providing a vivid (but never scary) colour stain that lasts for hours. Think the effects of Benefit’s cult Benetint but with a wider shade variation. Rich in vitamins and moisturising pomegranate, skin gets a nourishing boost.

Available at Amazon.com 

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