Korean skincare and beauty has taken the world by storm, captivating people around the world with its innovative products and techniques. From double cleansing to chasing the glass skin look, and incorporating newer sunscreen ingredients that can't be found in American sunscreens, K-beauty has cemented its position as an industry leader and global trendsetter.
If you're traveling in Korea, one of the top spots for K-beauty shopping is Olive Young. Olive Young is a leading health and beauty retailer in Korea, known for its vast selection of products and competitive prices. It's a one-stop shop for all things beauty, health, and personal care, with something for everyone. Every year, Olive Young releases a list of their most sold products in Korea, called Olive Young Awards, which is not available on the Global website. So, if you don't know where to begin on your Korean skincare journey or you're on a time crunch to shop for the most popular products to bring back home, this is for you!
Here are the top 3 products of each skincare category of Olive Young Awards 2023.
Round Lab's Dokdo Toner is a soothing toner that contains 72 types of naturally derived minerals from the deep waters of Ulleongdo Island in Korea.
Anua's Heartleaf Toner contains heartleaf extract that helps calm redness in acne prone skin.
Bring Green's Tea Tree Cica Toner contains tea tree and centella asiatica extract to help cool and sooth acne prone skin.
ISOI's Blemish Serum contains bulgarian rose oil, bearberry leaf extract, baobab leaf extract, and more to help improve uneven skin tone and pigmentation.
Goodal's Green Tangerine Serum is a gentle vitamin C serum that helps improve dark spots and brightens overall skin tone.
Torriden's Dive In Serum contains low molecular hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration.
Dr.G's Soothing Cream contains a 10-cica complex ingredient that helps bring relief to sensitive and irritated skin.
AESTURA's 365 Cream contains high-density ceramides that helps imrpove the skin barrier for sensitive skin types.
PHYSIOGEL is a German skincare brand that's popular in South Korea. The DMT Facial Cream provides long-lasting hydration for dry and sensitive skin.
MEDIHEAL's Tea Tree Essential Sheet Mask contains tea tree extract and leaf oil to help soothe irritated skin.
Torriden's Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask provides deep hydration for dry and sensitive skin.
Ilso's Nose Pack is a 2-step pore strip that will help clear stubborn blackheads without irritating your skin.
What it's for: Gentle exfoliation and hydration.
SKINFOOD's Carotene Water Pad contains beta-carotene extracted from organically grown carrots from Jeju Island in Korea. Helps soothe irritated skin.
Abib's Heartleaf toner pad contains heartleaf extract harvested from Jiri Mountain in Korea. Helps calm and reduce the temperature of your skin.
MEDIHEAL's Madecassoside Blemish Pad contains madecassoside and niacinamide to help treat acne prone skin and brighten pigmentation.
Korean Beauty Tip! Use toner pads like mini sheet masks. Place it on your cheeks and the center of your forehead, or other problem areas, to hydrate and prep your skin before applying make-up.
Manyo's Pure Cleansing Oil is a gentle cleanser for removing makeup and blackheads.
Bioderma is a French pharmaceutical brand and their micellar water effectively removes makeup from skin. It's also commonly used to clean up eyeliner and eye shadow when applying makeup.
BANILA CO's Cleansing Balms gently removes waterproof makeup. If you don't like cleansing oils, try cleansing balms instead.
Korean Beauty Tip! After using a oil or balm makeup remover, use a foam or gel cleanser for your nightly double cleansing routine.
ROUND LAB's Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen is a hydrating chemical sunscreen that also filters blue light, and leaves no white cast.
Dr.G's Green Mild Up Sunscreen is a non-irritating mineral sunscreen.
Cell Fusion's C Laser Sunscreen 100 is a slow-aging sunscreen that contains collagen and peptide to help improve skin barrier.
Whether you're looking to start a multi-step skincare routine or find the next holy grail product for your skincare rotation, Olive Young is definitely worth checking out. If you're traveling long-term in South Korea, you can use Shuttle's next day delivery services to get beauty products delivered to your place of residence. Shop Next Day Beauty here.
Product & Image Source: Olive Young Korea