5 best K-beauty products for winter skincare

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Some incredible things have come out of South Korea: just think K-pop group, BTS, or the amazing yet heartbreaking Squid Game (we were obsessed, and we know you were too). But probably one of the most fantastic things that South Korea has brought us is K-beauty skincare products, so here’s where we’ll be your gganbu – by sharing all the incredible Korean skincare products we love and stock with you, ready to transform your winter routine.

Not sure where to start when it comes to masks, serums, creams and more? Don’t worry, we’ve chosen 5 beautifully soothing and effective K-beauty products to get you going – and in the steps you need to follow for your routine, too.

Step 1. Exfoliator: Benton Pha Peeling Gel

When you’re looking for a brighter, softer complexion, reach for this K-beauty peeling gel. Benton Pha Peeling Gel is a brilliant exfoliator that gently peels away dead skin cells to reveal your naturally amazing glow. This gentle exfoliator also contains ceramides and chrysanthemum extract to nourish dry, sensitive skin, while hyaluronic acid hydrates and soothes. Add it to your basket today to get your glow on.

Step 2. Toner: Sioris My First Essener

This isn’t the kind of toning that you do at the gym: toner returns your skin to its ideal state by balancing its PH (acidity) level, while hydrating and preparing your skin to absorb as much of the products you apply afterwards as it can. Our choice? Sioris Essener is a dual-functional, gentle product that combines hydrating properties of a toner with nourishing properties of an essence. Infused with Organic green tea – high in anti-oxidants and vitamin B – and Mugwort to soothe and protect your skin, this powerful product also contains nutrient-rich Polyglutamic Acid derived from fermented soybeans. All this means that you’ll get incredible skin nourishment, as it works to help your skin to retain moisture. It's a cruelty-free, organic and vegan product, with eco-friendly stylish glass packaging – what else can you need?

Step 3. Serum: Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum is the ultimate Korean skincare product to keep you looking radiant; after all, we could all use a bit of brightening and balancing through the winter months. This K-beauty facial serum is jam packed with vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K to soothe and even out your skin tone. It’s non-water based, yet so lightweight you’d swear it wasn’t. And the best part – it’s perfect for all skin types, so it’s a must in anyone’s K-beauty basket.

Step 4. Mask: Benton Fermentation Mask Pack

We could all do with a bit more pampering during the long winter months… and hydration, too. With the amazing Korean skincare mask, you’ll get both all at once. Simplistic yet soothing, this mask has some serious benefits. Providing intense hydration for the skin-drying winter months, this K-beauty mask is formulated with three fermented ingredients, including galactomyces, a fungus that stimulates skin restoration for greater elasticity and radiance to your skin. You’ll also find hydrating hyaluronic acid and ceramides to moisturise and help reduce any signs of ageing. Perfect for dry or mature skin, this is the one to stock up on in winter. Go on – indulge yourself.

Step 5. Moisturiser: Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream

There’s absolutely nothing slow about how this Mizon snail cream works. As the name suggests, this Korean skincare product contains 92% snail filtrate: the miraculous ingredient that boosts tissue repair and helps to promote rapid cell renewal. That means this super nourishing snail cream hydrates your skin, while improving the appearance of fine lines. Lightweight, non-sticky and fast-absorbing, this Mizon cream is perfect for your morning or evening K-beauty skincare routine. What’s not to love?

Ready to get on the Korean skincare wave? Shop these and more incredible K-beauty products with us now, and let us know about your gorgeously glowing skin later – you’re welcome! Shop your favourites today and we can even deliver to your door tomorrow.

Written by Natasha Edwards