Korean beauty has officially secured its place in the cosmetic industry. The products that were once considered "trendy" and "foreign" are now being recognized as technologically-advanced and highly-effective, becoming mainstays in many Americans' skin care routines. If you're one of these K-beauty loyalists (or are new to the scene and want to learn more), you might be wondering what the best 2018 Korean beauty products are. Lucky for you, the folks over at Korean beauty retailer Soko Glam have just announced their "Best Of K-Beauty Awards" for the year and they've managed to whittle it all down to 10 key products.
This is the fifth year Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam, and her team have held the coveted awards, and each year, they continue to be scrupulous when it comes to the selection process.
"We're very meticulous about selecting the top 10 winners. They have to be an innovative and effective product curated within the past year, have rave reviews from our community, are popular in Korea [among] tastemakers and influencers, and given the stamp of approval from the Soko Glam team," Cho explains to Bustle. In the past, the Soko Glam Best Of K-Beauty Award winners have gone on to become best-sellers in the United States, as well as Poland, Spain, and Australia. In other words, the influence of these awards are strong, which means they have to be pretty darn good.
There are some other perks, too. If you shop any of the products below between Oct. 3 through Oct. 17, you can use the code SGBOKB18 to receive 15 percent off your purchase. Soko Glam is also offering 10 free sheet masks from their store on orders over $125.
Here are the 10 Korean beauty products that came out this year that you should consider adding to your skin care regimen.