Best Products for Korean 10-Step Skincare by BestOfMakeupAlley

Nature Republic Snail Therapy Hydro Gel Mask

5 /5

4 reviews

[7] Sheet mask

"[It's] meant to...to heal, moisturise and soothe...with a very high concentration of 'snail extract'...As disgusting as it may sound, the mask isn't gooey at all [and has a] gel like type texture that feels very soothing on the face."

SKII Facial Treatment Mask

4.2 /5

147 reviews

[7 - Night] Sheet mask

"...this is my favourite [SKII] product."

NOTE: for night -
"Once, I tried it the morning of an occasion and applied make up on top (you're not supposed to wash product off)...make up [ends] up pilling..."

(Not a Korean brand)

Cremorlab Herb Tea Blemish Minus Calming Mask

4.4 /5

5 reviews

[7] Sheet mask

"I use...whenever my sensitive, acne prone skin starts acting up and getting red and flaky. I [wear it] least 15 minutes, and it...calms everything down. It noticeably reduces redness, dryness, and the size of my pores for a day or so..."

My Beauty Diary Arbutin Whitening Mask

3.8 /5

5 reviews

[7] Sheet mask

"When i was using acne products my face turned really dry and dull and not a single moisturiser was working...This...brought back...much needed moisture...made my skin smooth and supple and it brightened my face..."

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack

4.3 /5

9 reviews

[7] Sheet mask

"[It] 1.) calmed down my irritated, breaking out skin, 2.) hydrated my skin, and 3.) left my skin brightened and glowing."

Etude House Collagen Eye Patch

4 /5

3 reviews

[7] Sheet (eye patch) mask

"This is my go to eye mask! I use this as a bit of a pick me up when I find the skin under my eyes are a bit dry. I find that after application, it leaves skin feeling fresh, and hydrated. There is a LOT of product..."

DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips

4 /5

47 reviews

[7] Sheet (eye patch) mask

"[plumps] and...fine lines are significantly reduced...[by AM] the patches have become significantly thinner...due to the gel part melting into your skin...the longer you wear it, the better."

(Not a Korean brand)

Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream

3.7 /5

15 reviews

[8] Eye cream

"Temporarily plumps even my deepest wrinkles and definitely is reducing them long term. My HG eye product. It's light, absorbs fast and has a lovely refreshing feeling...wear it under makeup with no problems."

NOTE: daytime; some reactions

Amore Pacific Time Response Eye Renewal Creme

3.4 /5

24 reviews

[8] Eye cream

"...big improvement when I use it twice daily. People tell me I look several years younger...It's expensive but a little goes a long way. It absorbs quickly and reduces the size of the bags and wrinkles significantly...isn't irritating..."

Nature Republic Super Aqua Max - Combination Watery Cream

5 /5

7 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"it takes longer for my t-zone to get oily throughout the day since I started using this. [No] breakouts with this..."

NOTE: strong scent but fades quickly

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Oil Balm

4.9 /5

9 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"I use this stuff every day, morning (just a tiny bit) and night (a bit more, but not much). It makes my skin look dewy, but not greasy all day..."

NOTE: works on elbows and cuticles, too!

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel

5 /5

3 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"This stuff works wonders on my combo skin. My face is slightly oily with dry patches due to retin-a use. It makes my skin so smooth and radiant. Light, clean fragrance. Worth every penny."

Amore Pacific Sulwhasoo Balancing Emulsion

4.5 /5

13 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"...very light texture and on its own doesn't provide enough moisture [in winter] but I use it with the serum and the balancing water for day (and add a cream at night). It absorbs right into my skin and doesn't leave any oily residue..."

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

4.3 /5

39 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"I use this primarily during the Summer when I don't want something too heavy to pair with my sunscreen. The tint (light brown) is not visible after application so it will work for any skintone; doesn't break me out either."

Nature Republic Snail Solution Emulsion

4.5 /5

2 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"The texture...is stickier than a serum but lighter than a...cream...quite light and absorbs...within minutes...has a rather nice spa-like smell...I did not notice any pore-clogging or acne after using it for over a month."

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

4.4 /5

69 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"It absorbs into the skin so quickly (around a minute) and a little goes a long way...It smells like a freshly-mowed lawn so it makes you feel fresh and clean."

NOTE: good for acne and redness/calming

Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream

4.1 /5

8 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"the perfect light emulsion to apply before sunscreen during the summer. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy...helps lock in moisture after I mist my face...also...light enough [for undereye]...reduces the size [of spot/cyst] dramatically..."

Mizon Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Suboon Cream

4.2 /5

6 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"This gives my face an adequate amount of moisture without being greasy; the texture is pleasantly silky & is quickly absorbed. Dry patches are soothed & smoothed."

Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

3.8 /5

20 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"+ [Plumps skin]
+ Does not break me out
+ Calms redness
+ Reasonable price"

NOTE: ymmv-->venom; poss. greasy T-zone

Mizon Snail cream

3.6 /5

35 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"It's a bit strange at first...I find it a bit [sticky]. [When] I run out of it and will definitely repurchase. It hydrates...and my skin just looks good."

NOTE: ymmv

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

3.9 /5

50 reviews

[9] Moisturizer

"...a VERY nice light moisturizer. Truth be told for as light as it is, I am surprised it packs such a hydrating punch. The claim on this is that it locks in moisture for upward 16 hours; gotta say, I find this to be fairly accurate."

InnisFree White Tone Up Sleeping Pack

4.7 /5

3 reviews

[10 - PM] Sleeping pack

"I like it very much. I'm not really sure about the whitening efficiency...but It keeps my skin being moisturized overnight under air-conditioning and winter. It also smell[s] good."

InnisFree Green Tea Pure Sleeping Pack

4.1 /5

17 reviews

[10 - PM] Sleeping pack

" I used it on a 30+ hour flight...no breakouts, beautifully plumped and moisturized skin, and no oily residue at all! [In] cold weather...I'm using it twice a week and I absolutely love it...Absolutely recommend!"

Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Vitalizing Masque

4.3 /5

10 reviews

[10 - PM] Sleeping pack

"Come morning, my skin is absolutely glowing and incredibly soft...So much [better] than so many other masks out there. I [use] this overnight twice weekly, and can't live without it. Highly recommended."

InnisFree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack

4.7 /5

24 reviews

[10 - PM] Sleeping pack

"...LOVE!...only used this a few times and already see an improvement...It's extremely thick, which is awesome for my dry skin. My [face] feels as soft as a baby's bottom when I wake up after using this."

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream

5 /5

10 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"black wizardry! My skin is even and glowy within seconds!...it DOES cover pores...now they're gone! It's like I'm photoshopped: glowy, perfect, clean. No concealer at all."

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

4.5 /5

13 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"The shade adapts really well to my skintone...[and] is not gray, pink, or dingy like some BB creams. Glides on and blends nicely and the coverage is great, moisturizing enough [by itself] but [no] greasy finish...will...rebuy."

Lioele Super gold snail BB cream

3.9 /5

8 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"It gives my skin a natural healthy glow and I get compliments all the time at work. It has a slight smell so if you are sensitive to that then this might not be right for you. I would definitely repurchase."

NOTE: full cvg.

Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Tinted Treatment Moisturizer SPF 15

4.2 /5

22 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"It is moisturizing, evens skintone and makes your skin look like great skin. Far superior to any foundation, TM, BB, CC I've tried...Highly recommend...for those...in middle age who need the moisture and the added benefits..."

Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream

4.3 /5

14 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"This is one of the silkiest BB creams I've had the pleasure of trying.[Most]Korean BB cream [are] what I call...a "balmy" texture- thick, medium-to-difficult blendability, and highly pigmented. However, this is a delight..."

MISSHA Cho Bo Yang BB Cream

4.2 /5

66 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"...evens, covers, moisturises, hides my pores. I'm left with a natural, refined, velvety finish that dries & doesn't feel sticky. You could get away with not powdering. It doesn't grab on to dry patches...doesn't look cakey..."

Holika Holika Petit BB Cream - Clearing

4.2 /5

45 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"By itself it is a little thick and hard to spread, but I combine it with a silicone primer before putting it on and it smoothes over my skin like a dream! Coverage is light-medium..."

NOTE: ymmv-->"clearing"; not for dry

Holika Holika Petit BB Cream - Moisture SPF30

4.1 /5

28 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"...went on light but oxidized to match my light-medium skin tone very quickly...a creamier consistency...great for dry skin...do not look like I am wearing makeup. It looks like I just have great skin."

NOTE: for dry skin

Erborian 3-1 BB Cream au Ginseng "baby skin effect"

4.3 /5

38 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"...my absolute HG bb creme, or base of any kind at all [for 5 years]. It gives a lovely satin finish and feels light and non greasy, with a light to medium coverage that you can easily control by the amount of product you use."

MISSHA All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++

4.3 /5

26 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"It has a light texture, but is nice and hydrating....It also has lots of plant extract ingredients for skincare. If you have combo, oily, or even normal skin, you could probably even use this as an spf/moisturizer."

MISSHA M Signature Real Complete B.B. Cream SPF 25 PA++

4.1 /5

195 reviews

[10 - Day] Sun protection

"It covers up my redness pretty well, can be layered [without cakiness], gives my skin this amazing luminous dewy finish and lasts all day!"


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