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If You're Heading To South Korea, These Are The Beauty Products To Get

#1: J.One Jelly Pack
This popular creation by famous Korean actress Ha Jiwon is a multi-tasking treatment, mask and primer all rolled into one unassuming bottle. The star product of the actress’ beauty line, this hybrid product is meant to replace your entire morning beauty routine and helps to lift, prime and moisturise. Need more convincing? This product has even been endorsed by Vogue. Image: Blog Beauty Me’s Facebook See: The new Korean beauty brands in Singapore and the products to try #2: Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream
This best-selling cream has sold over millions of tubs and even appeared on Buzzfeed. The main attraction? Undoubtedly the 92 per cent snail extract. Don’t let the foreign ingredient deter you though, as this affordable moisturising cream reportedly helps to promote skin repair and fight problems such as wrinkles, blemishes and acne scars, while keeping your skin bouncy and bright. Image: K & M EzShop’s Facebook #3: Iope Air Cushion
This is another K-beauty product that took the whole beauty world by storm when it was first released. This foundation/BB Cream provides anti-aging, moisturising, skin-evening coverage and SPF protection benefits, and can be reapplied throughout the day. Several beauty junkies, bloggers and vloggers swear by this product and its natural coverage and hydrating effects. Image: Beauty Art’s Facebook See: All the Korean beauty products you need to stay flawless in the summer heat #4: Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick
This cleansing stick was born out of a collaboration between Neogen and Charlotte Cho, the founder of popular online K-beauty retailer Soko Glam. Due to her hectic travelling schedule, Cho wanted a travel-friendly cleanser that is easy and quick to use. Infused with 13 natural oils that help to breakdown makeup and exfoliate, this gently cleansing stick (no liquids!) is ideal for travelling. Image: Moda Dynastie’s Facebook #5: Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream
Lazy (or busy) girls, rejoice – this is the ultimate product for you. This five-in-one hydrating and skin-firming moisturiser acts as a toner, serum, eye cream, neck cream and sleeping mask all in one (yes, you read that right). The collagen-enriched formula helps to restore elasticity to the skin, while the high concentration of egg yolk and egg white extracts helps to brighten and nourish. Image: @be_myfav’s Twitter See: The new Korean multi-masking range our Beauty editor is obsessed with #6: Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit
This set of three nose strips specifically target blackheads. The first step is to open up the pores, the second step is to remove the blackheads while the third step is to minimise the pores. Many online reviews have applauded the effectiveness of this product, even though the whole process might take up to 45 minutes. Bonus points for the incredibly cute packaging too. Image: @MiiN_Cosmetics’ Twitter See: Tackle oily, congested and dull skin with these powerful ‘pore-ducts’ #7: Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
This soothing gel has 92 per cent aloe vera leaf extract which explains its ultra refreshing and moisturising effects on skin. This multi-purpose skin-firming gel can be used to moisturise the face, arms, legs and hair, or you can even use it as a sleeping pack, hair serum, eye mask, lip moisturiser, soothing aftershave, hydrating nail essence and also a treatment for sunburn. Image: @YAN89515’s Twitter #8: Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
This much-raved acne treatment is a pack of differently sized patches that helps to to make whiteheads, blackheads and picked zits disappear. Similar to a ‘band-aid’ for pimples, the patches adhere strongly to your skin (even through showering and washing) and absorbs the gunk and pus out of your pimple – pop one on overnight and your pimple will be flattened by the next morning. Image: @8894store_cos’s Twitter   Main image: Showbit.com Like this? Check out the best beauty products you can only find in South Korea, follow this 10-step Korean scalp care regimen for lustrous hair and the Korean beauty products writer Sofia Kim swears by.