If you've recently become a Korean Beauty convert, you're totally not alone. It seems like everyone is talking about the skincare-focused products, from sheet masks to double cleansers. But if you're still new to the scene, you might be wondering where to begin and what you should be stocking up on. Thankfully, Soko Glam has just released their list for the 2017 Best Of K-Beauty Awards. Co-founder Charlotte Cho and company have done all the dirty work for you to find the best-selling and most innovative products on the market — all you have to do is click "add to cart."
This is the fourth year the Korean beauty e-retailer has held the coveted competition and while it might seem easy to compile a list of the products that do best among their customers, it's much more intensive than that. According to Soko Glam, the awards are given to products that not only do well with their shoppers, but also pass the test with Korean locals, knowledgable beauty influencers, and of course, the Soko Glam staff.
Each of the following products have received the official stamp of approval in three different areas: innovation, quality, and effectiveness. Get ready to become obsessed with these 10 K-Beauty products.
1. COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid
This brightening, vitamin C-packed serum had a 10,000 person waitlist when it launched and it did not disappoint once it got into the hands of patient customers.
2. Hyaluron Skin Essence
If you're looking for a way to keep your skin super duper hydrated, reach for this skin essence that's made with sodium hyaluronate, which holds 1,000 times more moisture than water.
3. NEOGEN H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray
This product is so unique. First of all, it's a serum spray that not only hydrates, but also repairs skin, with ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin C, and collagen.
4. ENATURE Moringa Cleansing Balm
This oil cleansing balm is so popular, it's almost impossible to keep it in stock! According to Soko Glam, "it breaks down makeup, dirt, excess sebum, and pollution while also building natural collagen to prevent signs of aging." What more could you ask for in a product?
5. Erborian Black Soap
Charcoal seems to be the latest buzzword in skin care products. If you haven't tried anything with the magical detoxifying ingredient, let this soap from Erborian be your introduction to charcoal. It won't dry out your skin, but it'll cleanse your pores unlike anything you've tried before.
6. KLAVUU Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam
This luxurious cleanser has 30 (!!!) plant extracts in it and like many Korean beauty products, will brighten and boost hydration in your skin.
7. KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream
Sensitive skin lovers, rejoice! This cream nourishes, moisturizes, and protects your skin barrier to avoid feeling dry and irritated.
8. MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream
If you like your moisturizers light, grab this baobab tree extract-filled moisturizer that will keep your skin hyrated for up to 24 hours while also controlling sebum.
9. BRITISH M Organics Annatto Hair Oil
Korean beauty might not be the first place you'd look to find a product for your hair, but this product is packed with pumpkin seed oil and argan oil so it can strengthen damaged hair without weighing it down.
10. ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint
Tired of reapplying your lipstick throughout the day? Achieve a long-lasting, but natural-looking lip color with Etude House's Dear Darling Water Gel Tint. It won't dry out your pout either because it includes good-for-your-lips ingredients like pomegranate, soapberry extracts, minerals, and vitamins.
The best part about the awards? You can receive 15 percent off all of Soko Glam's 2017 Best of K-Beauty Winners with code BOKB17 at checkout (while supplies last).