K-beauty has swept the beauty/skincare Industry like a storm …and for good reason. They are super affordable, and work like magic. Of course, I am a huge fan of K-beauty products as much as anyone else who is a beauty Junkie. K-beauty face masks tops my list of favorite products amongst many more. I will be talking about my favorite K-beauty products in an upcoming blog, but in this post , I will begin with my guide to the websites that carry authentic K-beauty products!
Founded by Husband-Wife duo Charlotte and David Cho, it has a well-curated selection of Korean beauty and Skincare Brands. They list some of the best of K-Beauty products , and a curated set of skincare routine sets , that come in handy.
Shop sale items here.
Missha is one of the famous K-beauty brands , mostly popular for the “Snail” based Cell Renewal Products and BB cream. This is their US website and they have fast shipping and lots of deals. This site also carries tons of Sheet Masks, hair, body and makeup products.
Founded by Alicia , who is a Harvard Business Graduate , passionate about Korean Skincare, this site carries many variety of brands along with some Cult favorites. There is something for every skin type to shop from, from popular brands like Koh Gen Do to lesser known brands like shangpree. You can also earn Peach points for every order to redeem rewards.
Urban Outfitters is a good resource for many different skincare and beauty brands and they carry K-beauty cult favorites like Tonymoly, I dew care , COSRX and a few more. This is where I first shopped for my K-beauty and it is a good place to begin with, as they carry a lesser range of brands and so the options can be less confusing. My personal suggestion for the skincare Newbie would be the Tony Moly products , especially the sheet masks, if you like them. I also like the COSRX toners.
As the name suggests, this site carries cute K-beauty products (most of them anyways are), with a wide range of products, and beauty tools. This is one of my favorite sites to browse through tons of products. Some of their popular brands are Missha, Etude House, the Face Shop , Innisfree, Mizon , TooCoolforSchool etc . They provide faster shipping as its shipped directly from their US store.
Yes, your local CVS would carry a few korean brands! It is a great place to start experimenting and trying out products , if you don’t prefer browsing through 1000 options provided by the other sites mentioned above. You can find Peach Slices (a sister subsidiary of Peach and Lily) , Holika Holika (also available in UO) , and a few more drugstore worthy brands. Tip : Peach slices have good sheet masks that are a must have!
The skin care giants carries a range of more popular higher end products like Dr.Jart+, Laneige ,ToocoolforSchool, Amore Pacific and many more. The Laneige sleeping Masks are current best sellers and an Allure Beauty Winner. If Sephora is your go-to for everything then it is an option to start with.
If you live in the Chicago area, you might have heard of this store. Their online store also carries tons of curated popular Korean beauty products like Mizon, Kairs, Missha etc. They also have items currently on sale here.
Checkout their Mizon Snail Recovery Gel cream(30$)
Founded by two women Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, it is their brainchild and sell some unique natural , harsh free K-beauty products and brands like Earth’s recipe, Glow recipe and Goodall.
Try their Watermelon Sleeping Gel Mask (45$, also sold at Sephora)
Additionally, if you aren’t tired of these options and can afford to splurge on some really higher end brands then Nordstrom and Amitaum carry higher end K-beauty brands like Sulwhasoo, 3lab , Amore Pacific etc.
And of course, you can always find a few of these brands on Amazon as well, but make sure to check if it is an Authorized seller. If you get better deals on Amazon ( sometimes you do , check and compare prices and authenticity first) then it is a good resource.
Here is a good deal for a must-have product that I love- Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine (18.95$ on Amazon, 27$ on SokoGlam)