Korean beauty products have been popular around the world for years, but hard to get your hands on here in the States. Now, some of the most popular brands and products are available at Ulta — so we can all get our K-Beauty fix when it’s time to switch up the ole beauty routine. Here are five killer Korean beauty products to take your skin to the next level, without offending your wallet.
Korean Beauty Products: Top 5 Picks
1. To fight wrinkles and acne
There’s nothing quite like battling wrinkles and acne at the same time, but most of us can relate or will be able to at some point. COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner ($17) is a powerhouse that works to fight your two mortal skincare enemies at the same time without being too harsh. While AHAs work to exfoliate the surface and fight signs of aging, dullness, rough texture, and more, BHAs go deep within your pores to keep them clear and your skin free of pimples.
2. To take the day off
Most of the time, using one simple cleanser at night just isn’t enough. To get rid of makeup, sunscreen, plus the dirt and grime of the world, use a cleansing balm or oil before your regular cleanser to keep a clear complexion.
Banila Co Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm ($19) is a cult classic, and we can see why. All you need is a small dollop massaged into your face to melt the day away, revealing skin that we swear is somehow clearer and fresher looking than when you woke up. This product also makes a lovely beauty gift for any special lady in your life.
2. Pimple rescue 911
No matter how many products we use, how well we eat, or how many offerings we give to the skin gods, sometimes a particularly big or annoying pimple still crops up and needs to be dealt with ASAP. For those moments, COSRX Pimple Patches ($19) save the day. At the spendy price of $19 for four sheets of patches, you won’t be reaching for these for every little pimple that crops up. But when you need to take a ballistic zit from DEFCON 1 to 5, you’ll be glad to have these in your kit.
4. Sandal ready feet
We promise warmer weather is just around the corner, and we know your feet have been hiding in thick socks and boots for way too long. If your feet are looking and feeling more like cloven hooves these days, Tony Moly Foot Peeling Shoes ($6.50) will come to your rescue. Sitting with these babies on while you binge watch whatever new show you swore you weren’t interested in is all you need to get your heels ready to be seen by the world.
It can take up to 10 days for your skin to start peeling. But once you’re done shedding, your feet will be seriously smooth for months to come. Pro tip: Do yourself, your housemates, and your vacuum cleaner a favor and wear socks once your skin starts to peel.
5. For that glass skin look
K-Beauty is known for glass skin goals, and the Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum ($39) is a holy grail product for a reason. Fighting dehydration, fine lines, redness, roughness and more all at once, the serum does a lot of heavy lifting. A few weeks of using this every night and you’ll be loving the natural makeup look. You’ll also be taking so many selfies, you’ll want to mute yourself on Instagram.
That’s our round-up of Korean beauty products from Ulta. Did we miss any that are on your list?