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From Cream Blushers To Essences: Editors Share Their Ultimate K-Beauty Favourites

Need extra help to sieve through all the clutter? It can’t get any better than this list of beauty editors-approved K-beauty finds.

The K-Beauty phenomenon has taken the world by storm. From extensive skincare routines, makeup trends to the most game-changing product formats (can you even remember life before cushion foundations?), there’s not one part of our beauty regime that K-beauty has not touched or influenced. And as the source of the latest and most innovative products, it’s only natural that new products are launching faster than you can memorise your favourite brands. So if you feel overwhelmed testing new products or reading online reviews, look no further. Our discerning beauty editors have disclosed their favourite K-beauty products (amongst the hundreds we’ve tested over the years) so all you have to do is add to cart and check out.

Hera Flash Blusher
“This cream blusher is amazing. Thanks to its unique formula you can actually rub to blend it in (as opposed to tapping) and it won’t shift your foundation. It gives the most natural flush without looking too matte, and you can always layer on more if you prefer a stronger effect.” — Smita Desouza, Beauty Editor, CLEO Singapore Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX, $115 for 60ml
“To me, this booster serum is the real hero. As I have combination-dry skin, it really improves the absorption of any products applied after. Moreover, it also helps my skin retain moisture better so it looks dewy and luminous. I’ve stopped using it once and I could see a visible difference as it wasn’t long before my skin started to look dull. Now, I’m never without it because to me, this booster serum is a true hero.” — Dion Tang, Senior Writer, ICON Singapore Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $42 for 70ml
“This has seriously never let me down before. I have oily skin that clogs easily, so I’m always a tad wary when it comes to moisturisers. This trusty sleeping mask keeps my skin soft and supple without turning my face into an oil spill disaster zone. I find myself falling back to this whenever I have to test a new cream and my skin starts reacting badly.” — Sophie Hong, Associate Editor, CLEO Singapore The History of Whoo Bichup Self-Generating Anti-Aging Essence, $212 for 50ml
“This anti-ageing essence has a slightly viscous that absorbs well into the skin after some slight massaging, and it leaves my skin very fresh and plump. And over time, I also noticed that it improved my skin clarity and luminosity.” — Wong Yen Leng, Deputy Editor, NUYOU Singapore Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148 for a box of five
“I love how the mask is not messy when you take it out of its packaging. It fits perfectly on the face without sliding off and has an amazing ginseng scent. After application, skin feels plump and looks visibly less fatigued.” — Arissa Ha, Beauty Editor, The Singapore Women’s Weekly Huxley Essence: Grab Water, $65 for 30ml
“I prefer lightweight products that feel refreshing on my skin, which is why I love this watery serum. It’s enriched with Prickly Pear Seed Oil, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and antioxidants to really lock in moisture without any stickiness or greasiness.” — Chia Ying Na, Writer, Female Singapore