Unlock the Fountain of Youth: 34 Best Korean Beauty Products for 2023!

by Lisa Ledoux
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Let’s face it, we all want to look and feel our best in the new year, and what better way to do that than by investing in some amazing Korean beauty products?

Korean beauty products have become increasingly popular over the last few years due to their unique affordability and effectiveness.

With an array of innovative ingredients and cutting-edge technologies, Korean beauty products provide a great way for women over 40 to keep their skin looking fresh and radiant.

Keep reading for some of the best Korean beauty products you should add to your 2023 beauty regime.

Confused About Korean Beauty Regimes?

No Problem! This article: The Skin Care Routine of Korean Women: What You Need to Know will provide you with all the info you need to clear up any questions about the very popular and effective Korean beauty regimes.

And for even more clarification, here is an awesome, FREE (and SO Pretty) Korean Skincare Routine printout JUST FOR YOU! This downloadable, printable PDF makes it very easy to follow your new skincare routine and is a visual reminder (especially when displayed in the bathroom) to stay on track every day.

Spoil and Pamper Your Skin in 2023 with these 34 Korean Beauty Products!

Cleansing Oil

1.) DearKlairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

This cleansing oil is enriched with natural black grain oils, including Black Bean Oil, Black Sesame Oil, and Black Currant Seed Oil. It allows mild cleansing of dirt and makeup without irritating the skin while controlling sebum production and soothing sensitive skin. Formulated to provide a pore cleanse, this gentle but effective skincare product is sure to nourish and protect your complexion.

2.) Neogen Dermalogy Calming Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil

Cica5 and Tea Tree ingredients are specially formulated to soothe sensitive skin and restore collapsed skin. This combination of Centella Asiatica Extract, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, and Madecassoside helps improve the comfort of delicate skin. By using this product, you can care for your skin with confidence!

3.) The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil 

Give your skin the nourishment it needs with this natural brightening deep cleansing oil. Formulated with rice water, rice bran oil, and moringa oil, it helps remove impurities and makeup without irritation or discomfort. Intensely hydrates and protects against external elements, leaving your skin soft, clean, and radiant. To use, simply massage into the skin and rinse off.

Cleansing Foam

4.) Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser

The Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser is packed with snail secretion filtrate for a gentle yet effective cleanse. This cleanser helps protect your skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated. Its sticky texture helps remove dirt and impurities from the skin for a deep clean, making it ideal for those with oily or combination skin.

5.) DearKlairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser

This hypoallergenic cleanser contains hyaluronic acid, ceramide 3, and olive oil to maximize hydration. Hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera leaf extract are popular ingredients for perfect hydration, while tea tree leaf oil and houttuynia cordata extract provide low irritant amino acid cleansers to improve skin texture.

6.) The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

This moisturizing, brightening and detoxifying cleansing foam made with rice water and moringa oil is a luxurious treat for the skin. Its creamy, cushiony texture is decadent to the touch, while the hydrating ingredients minimize moisture loss. Moringa oil and Soapwort ensure your skin is left feeling soft and hydrated after use.


7.) Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner

Fermented black rice and bamboo shoot bark help restore elasticity to the skin while the Ecocert Certified hyaluronic acid is an enriched high-quality ingredient and the key to strengthening and maintaining skin hydration. The vegetable-derived glycerin has humectant properties that draw moisture into the skin and helps it retain a healthy barrier.

8.) PYUNKANG YUL Essence Toner

With its powerful nutrients such as Isoflavonoids, this Astragalus Root-infused toner provides amazing skin vitality and firmness. This mild formulation contains only 7 ingredients and offers deep moisturizing with a refreshing non-sticky cleanse.

9.) I’m From Rice Toner

This unique blend of 4 vegetable-originated extracts helps to soothe and nourish skin while forming a moisture barrier on the surface. Additionally, the sirtuin found in Goami rice protects against damage from UV exposure and helps to alleviate skin stress. This product offers intense moisturization and a healthy glow by rebuilding the skin’s natural balance.


10.) Dear, Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish

This scrub is enriched with shea butter and unsaturated fatty acids to moisturize and hydrate delicate, sensitive skin. The black sugar melts away dirt and debris from pores, leaving the skin refreshed and soft. Black sugar is derived from natural sugar cane and provides both dead skin exfoliation and nourishing hydration.

11.) PYUNKANG YUL Peeling Gel 

This peeling gel provides gentle exfoliation which removes impurities and visibly reduces pores sizes without any irritating or stinging feeling. Scutellaria baicalensis root and Licorice contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals to give the skin a refined, bright, and glowing look. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture while Centella Asiatica extract and Tea Tree extract soothes sensitive skin for a deeply hydrated and protected complexion.

12) I’M FROM Fig Scrub Mask

Get ready to reveal clear, refreshed skin with this luxurious scrub mask! The unique blend of fig powder and black sugar helps gently remove dead skin cells for a deep cleanse. The double exfoliator softly dissolves away impurities while restoring natural moisture balance with ficin and NMF, leaving you with a silky-smooth finish.


13.) Isntree – Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ – 50ml

This SPF50+ PA++++ sunscreen provides a broad spectrum of protection from harmful UV rays. It is packed with natural ingredients to hydrate and soothe skin, including Hyaluronic Acid, Astaxanthin, Ceramide, Centella Asiatica Extract, and Fig Fruit Extract. A perfect combination to keep your skin healthy, moisturized, and elastic.

14.) Dr. G Green Mild Up Sun

Dr. G Green Mild Up Sun provides 100% organic UV protection with its mild mineral filter, making it gentle and safe for sensitive skin. Its protective properties also guard against blue light from electronic screens such as smartphones, tablets, and computer monitors.

15.) Soltree Soft Finish Sun Milk

The Soltree Soft Finish Sun Milk Bundle offers a double-layer UV blocking system. The milk guards against water and sweat, and the mild skin tone correcting effect gives the skin a radiant and natural look. The handy oil blotting paper helps control shine throughout the day.


16.) ETUDE SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

Are you suffering from dry skin? Then this product is for you! ETUDE SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream is a hypoallergenic facial cream designed for sensitive skin. This cream contains shea butter, panthenol, and other ingredients that hydrate and balance the water-oil ratio of the skin. It also helps heal damaged skin for long-lasting results.

17.) COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream

Get ready for your skin to feel hydrated and youthful with this cream! Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient and helps retain moisture in your cells, while also providing antioxidant benefits. Thanks to its natural properties, this cream is suitable for all skin types – plump out those fine lines and enjoy dreamy radiance!

18.) Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Enriched Cream 

Rejuvenate your skin with Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Cream. Loaded with kombucha energy derived from fermented black tea, this cream helps to firm and plump the skin. Peptide and adenosine nourish and revitalize lost strength in the skin, while ginseng root improves the skin’s barrier and reduces sebum due to aging. Finally, niacinamide helps to reduce dark spots for a radiantly youthful complexion.

Eye Creams

19.) The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Moisture Cream

This eye cream is formulated with exotic ingredients that are designed to brighten and nourish the skin around the eyes. The cream has a rich and creamy texture that melts into the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and looking luminous.

20.) Missha Time Revolution Nutritious Eye Cream

Missha eye cream is formulated with fermented yeast extract, which is known for its ability to nourish and revitalize the skin. The cream also contains niacinamide, which brightens the skin around the eyes and helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles. The cream feels refreshing on the skin and leaves it looking radiant.

21.) PYUNKANG YUL Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream

Pyunkang Yul’s Black Tea Line uses a 40-year-old oriental medicine clinic’s know-how to give dull skin a rejuvenated look. The eye cream helps to diminish wrinkles with its powerful antioxidant energy and skin regeneration abilities. It provides nourishment with a non-sticky texture and boosts brightness while locking moisture in with Hyaluronic acid and Ceramide.


22.) Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

If you’re looking for a lightweight serum that packs a powerful punch, this is the product for you. The Green Tea Seed Serum is made with Jeju green tea extract which helps protect the skin from environmental stressors while providing intense moisture without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin. Plus it has a light but pleasant scent that will make you feel refreshed after each use.

23.) DearKlairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum 

Enjoy the cooling sensation of this deep hydrating serum. Made with Centella Asiatica Extract, Beta-Glucan it promotes healthy-looking skin that is visibly softer and more nourished. With just 2 drops applied after toning, it will lower surface temperature and deeply hydrate to create a natural hydration barrier that lasts and is perfect for all skin types.

24.) IUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum

This serum is formulated with 70% Black Snail Secretion Filtrate, along with 5 superfoods and Centella Asiatica leaf water to provide lasting hydration. These ingredients are packed with anthocyanin pigments and antioxidants to help the skin look youthful. The moisturizing formula contains zero irritants or alcohol, providing 24-hour moisturization that absorbs quickly without clogging pores.


25.) Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

This essence is perfect for those who are dealing with dry or aging skin as it utilizes 96 percent snail mucin extract to help soothe damaged skin while deeply moisturizing. It also contains niacinamide which helps brighten dull complexions and even out discolorations in your skin tone. Plus it absorbs quickly into the skin so you won’t have to worry about greasy residue.

26.) Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Essence

Snail Repair Intensive Essence with 88% of snail mucin strengthens skin, quickly absorbing to regenerate damaged skin. Its wrinkle care capabilities provide better skincare, tighter pores, and renewal of the skin, while it prevents drying and provides moisture with a soothing effect on the skin. Finally, its viscosity structure helps give flexible nutrition and protection from external pollutants for healthier, more radiant skin.

27.) Seoul Ceuticals Essence

Seoul Ceuticals Essence Korean Skin Care is formulated with Japanese Green Tea, Aloe Vera, cucumber, marine minerals, Tamarind Extract, and other natural ingredients to create a facial essence that helps nourish and improve the skin’s appearance. This product is beneficial for all skin types, including oily, combination, dry, and normal. It is specifically effective in treating inflammation and promoting a healthy glow and features a pleasant scent of cucumber and green tea.

Sheet Masks

28.) Entel Sheet Mask Pack

Entel’s 100 Pcs Combo-Pack Premium Korean Essence Facial Mask Sheet is ALL YOU NEED to pamper your face once weekly, for up to TWO YEARS!!!

The Entel Mask Value Combination Package includes 100 separate sheet masks, composed of 10 types: Aloe, Aqua, Black Pearl, Blue Berry, Collagen, Cucumber, Ginseng, Green Tea, Herb (Houttuynia Cordata), and Pine Mushroom.

This package is free from the following chemicals – Paraben, Silicon, Mineral Oil, Artificial Color, and Ethanol – and provides excellent absorption and a soft texture to the skin. And of course, it is made in Korea for superior quality!


29.) Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

This ampoule is one of Korea’s biggest skincare secrets. It uses snail mucin extract as its main ingredient which helps hydrate and repair skin damage while improving skin elasticity. It is free from parabens, phthalates, alcohol, artificial coloring, mineral oil, and other harsh chemicals so you can rest assured knowing your skin is being taken care of naturally.

30.) beplain Bamboo Hydrating Ampoule

This fast-acting daily serum with Bamboo Water and Hyaluronic Acid provides steady hydration throughout the day. Powerful Ceramides act as a barrier to keep moisture locked in and help reduce the signs of aging. beplain’s formula also supports and strengthens the skin’s defensive barrier, creating a firm yet supple complexion.

31.) Isntree TW-Real BIFIDA Ampoule 

Renew your skin cells and reduce the visible signs of aging with Isntree’s triple peptide, hydrolyzed collagens, and natural ingredients. Dermatologically-proven results improve fine lines within weeks while strengthening skin barriers to keep your complexion looking younger and brighter. Hydrate and protect with Bifida extract that helps repair, protect, and moisturize your skin for a firmer, youthful appearance.

Facial Mists

32.) KTW Intensive Refine Facial Mist

KTW facial mist is infused with a watery and refreshing blend of natural ingredients, including plant-derived extracts such as Heartleaf Extract, Bija Seed Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid. The Hydrangea Flowers Extract from Jeju Island helps replenish moisture and soothe irritations. This mist has a lightweight texture, no artificial fragrances, and a rich yet non-sticky finish to refresh your skin.

33.) Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Bamboo Mist

Rejuvenate your skin with this cooling hydration formula! It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich bamboo and skin-regenerating beta-glucan to help you look firmer and smoother. The quick-absorbing formula is packed with a pure blend of naturally fermented black bamboo and bamboo shoot extract for an immediate dose of healing moisture, perfect for all types of skin – especially those that are easily irritated or dehydrated.

34.) KAHI SEOUL Wrinkle Bounce Collagen Moisturizing Mist 

This mist ampoule contains 86.5% Salmon Collagen Extract, providing intensive firming and moisturizing effects to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing makeup’s lasting power. It is enriched with 3 types of Salmon Complex and Hyaluronic Acid for skin collagen synthesis and moisture protection respectively, as well as natural fermented oils from green tea and Tumeric for a refreshing feel without stickiness.

What Makes Korean Products So Superior?

Korean products have become incredibly popular around the world and are renowned for their superior quality.

This is in large part due to the ingredients Korean brands use.

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Korean ingredients and ingredients sourced by Korean companies undergo a strict screening process, ensuring that only natural ingredients with a high level of efficacy are used in formulating beauty products.

Much of this can be credited to the nation’s ongoing commitment to natural ingredients, combined with advanced modern science and technology that allows them to create innovative combinations resulting in high-quality skincare formulas.

With these ingredients, they formulate potent concoctions filled with incredible benefits and are established reputable contenders in an ever-growing market of beauty products.


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Korean beauty products are a great way to take care of your skin in 2023!

Whether you’re looking for something hydrating or something that can help reduce wrinkles, there are plenty of amazing options available on the market today that will help you achieve your desired results.

You won’t regret it!

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