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The Korean Beauty Products That Will Give You A Dewy Complexion

#1: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Soo Soo Yeon Essence, $120
This lightweight serum has a germanium-rich royal formula (based on oriental medicine) that helps to replenish moisture levels, boost skin’s clarity and helps control the dispersion of moisture within the skin for a healthy, balanced and plump complexion. It’s a must-have for dry, tired and dull skin.   #2: Su:m37 Water-full Deep Effect Ampoule, $175
This 60-day program has the highest concentration of the brand’s hydrating Water-full line’s core ingredients: bamboo sap (that has been fermented with three flower extracts to moisturise skin and boost its ability to retain water) and Aquafirm (another compound made of moss harvested from the highlands of Tibet and four different major medicinal fungi that helps to  strengthen aquaporins, the moisturising protein found within skin cells to strengthen skin’s protective barrier). Used daily, it will leave your complexion softer, plumper and instantly dewy. #3: The Face Shop The Therapy Royal Made Moisture Blending Cream, $59.90
This has a top layer that is a mixture of essential oils and thalassotherapy water (a healing blend using seawater) and a bottom layer of highly moisturising cream that you can blend yourself with a spatula to activate the ingredients to ensure your skincare is fresh. The lightweight formula delivers instant moisture, strengthens your skin’s protective barrier and plumps skin for an instant glow. #4: Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, $54
This refreshing gel-cream gives skin instant moisture while forming a protective layer over your complexion to prevent moisture loss. Formulated with Lady’s Mantle, this has antioxidant, calming and anti-blemish properties, it also helps to delays skin ageing. Clinically proven to increase skin’s moisture by 18 per cent, it also helps to soften dry, scaly and flaky skin, while controlling excess sebum, giving you tighter pores and less oily shine. Raspberry leaf also increases skin’s resilience and acts as a relief for redness. #5: Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream, $77, Sephora
Great for dehydrated complexions, this ultra-moisturising cream soothes and smoothes fatigued and dry skin damaged by internal and external stimuli. It contains ceramides encapsulated into fine particles so the highly concentrated ingredients can be delivered deep into the skin. This doubles the efficacy of restoring the skin barrier, and hydrates by strengthening skin’s moisture retention ability. This also helps treat skin that is thin, rough, sensitive and dry. It promotes cell generation in skin, rejuvenates and boosts the overall health of your complexion. It even has a hypoallergenic prescription and is free of 10 harmful ingredients including parabens and mineral oils which can irritate skin. #6: Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner, $30
This ampoule toner provides intense hydration and instantly infuses skin with rich moisture. Its integrated ampoule and toner texture forms a thin and clear moisture layer on the skin’s surface to prevent it from drying out. Great for everyday use in the morning and evening after cleansing, this innovative ampoule toner restores moisture in and leaves it fresh, clear and supple. #7: Laneige Water Bank Double Layering Oil, $50
Probably one of the most popular and well-known beauty brands to hail from the land of kimchi, Laneige is known for its lightweight textures and ultra hydrating formulas. And this new offering doesn’t disappoint. It provides all the moisturising properties of an oil, without leaving a greasy texture. It has a water and oil formula that pushes moisture particles deep into skin’s surface for intense hydration, while the oil forms a thin film over skin to protect and prevent moisture loss. Another plus, it can be used in multiple ways: as in oil applied after your serum, as an at-home mask by soaking them into cotton pads, mixed into your foundation to give it a dewy finish or mixed into your moisturiser to up its hydrating properties. #8: Blithe Rejuvenating Purple Berry Patting Water Pack, $54, Sephora
this innovative product originated from the Korean traditional cleansing method using rice water. The liquid is actually a concentrated liquid type mask that removes fine specks of dust and dead skin cells just by splashing on the liquid for 15 seconds. Gentle it leaves the complexion enough for sensitive skin smooth and better able to absorb the rest of your skincare. This contains five berry extracts that are rich in polyphenol and anthocyanin to leave your complexion supple and smooth. #9: Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream, $110
Infused with birch sap extract, this cools skin down and helps it combat daily stress. In also contains Sulwhasoo’s signature moisturising ingredients, Liriope Platyphylla extract and Ginseng Sprouts, to provide moisture to the skin and facilitate the fluid metabolism, keeping the skin hydrated for a longer period of time.   #10: Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, $36
One of the brand’s most popular products, this is infused with 100 per cent fresh green tea made from organic tea leaves cultivated in the pristine island of Jeju. The serum lightweight is rich in amino acids and minerals that work to moisturise the skin and leave it healthy, soft and smooth. Like this? Check out the cherry red lipsticks that look good on all skin types, anti-fatigue beauty products that will keep your skin looking fresh and the upcoming spring 2018 makeup products we are most anticipating.