Say goodbye to high-end luxury beauty brands. Now is the era of mid-range beauty brands! Thanks to the affordable price yet high quality and effectiveness, Korean beauty brands are rapidly gaining popularity worldwide.
Here we bring you 7 mid-range Korean beauty brands you should know about and their best sellers and new arrivals.
One of the most beloved Korean beauty brands is Innisfree, which offers eco-friendly products that are created with healthy ingredients from Jeju Island.
1. Super volcanic pore clay mask (13,000 KRW)
If you have concerns about your pore, try using this clay mask! Its super volcanic cluster capsules absorb sebum and tighten pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and offer deep cleansing.
2. Soybean Energy Essence (35,000 KRW)
Innisfree’s best essence that is formulated with 91% fermented Jeju soybean, which will revitalize your skin back to healthy one.
3. The Green Tea Seed Serum (22,000 KRW)
A serum made from Jeju Island’s organic green tea seeds that will moisturize and nourish your skin deeply.
Here are the new arrivals at Innisfree such as facial mask sheets like Anti-aging Mask Nuritive and cushion cases that come in more than 100 colors and designs!
2. ETUDE HOUSE
Etude House is the first makeup brand in Korea that brings every girl’s fantasy to reality. With adorable design and lovely theme, the products feature cute and girlish style.
1. Double Lasting Foundation SPF34 PA++ (18,000 KRW)
Long-lasting foundation provides perfect cover and thin, fitting feel.
2. Real Powder Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ (18,000 KRW)
This innovative multitasking powder cushion provides all-day flawless face makeup with light and powdery finish.
3. Play Color Eyes #Ice Van (22,000 KRW)
The 10-color eye shadow palette expresses sweet ice cream colors on the eyelids!
Want to make your lips look attractive? Try this newly arrived lipsticks at Etude House. With vivid color and sensuous texture, Dear My Blooming Lips-talk Chiffon (9,5000 KRW) features Chiffon texture, which is a new texture with new formula that combines the best of both cream and matt types.
These lipsticks will last for long time and make your lips look thin and light!
Skinfood is the first Korean cosmetic brand with a philosophy that nutritive food results in nutritive beauty for healthy, beautiful skin. ‘healthy skin starts with food.’ Skinfood offers products made from the highest quality food
1. Royal Honey Propolis Essence (20,300 KRW)
With 50% Black Bee Propolis extract, 20% Royal Jelly extract and 10% Royal Black Honey extract, this product has great effects for sensitive skin!
2. Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X –essential (24,000 KRW)
Made from black sugar and Cheongju, a traditional Korean wine, this product has skin-brightening and anti-wrinkle effects.
3. Yuja Water C Skin Care Set (36,000 KRW)
A set of products that contain yuja extract and moisturizing yuja oil that will keep your face moisturized all day.
1. Vita Color Delicious Rouge (12,000 KRW)
A lipstick product with rich color and smooth texture!
2. Mineral Sugar Blend Eyes (21,000 KRW)
This is a 6-color eye shadow palette for a natural color blend. From trendy to natural colors, try different styles and looks with this wonderful product!
4. NATURE REPUBLIC
Nature Republic, similar to Innisfree, pursues healthy and natural beauty and uses ingredients like Californian Aloe, Moroccan Argan, African Shea Butter, Hawaiian Hibiscus and many more for their products.
1. Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream (12,500 KRW)
A cream made from hyaluronic acid, which keeps skin moisturized and maintains moisture in skin for 72 hours!
2. Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream (66,000 KRW)
With whitening and anti-wrinkle effects, this premium cream contains red ginseng extract, royal jelly with silk amino acids that are effective in nourishing and moisturizing your skin.
3. Forest Garden Olive Cleansing Oil (14,000 KRW)
Made from natural olive oil, this cleansing oil gently removes makeup while moisturizing the skin. Strongly recommended for those with dry skin!
Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water (15,000 KRW)
A great set of cleansing water products that are made from Jeju Island’s clean spring waters. They remove your makeup and clean your facial skin simultaneously.
Tonymoly is a Korean beauty brand with a concept, “Witty Beauty.” It tries to deliver enjoyable urban beauty lifestyle!
1. Back Gel Eyeliner (8,500 KRW)
Boasting strong waterproof feature, smooth apply, and high maintenance, Tonymoly’s gel eyeliner is highly reputed among the beauty experts.
2. Master Lab Mask Sheet (4 Types) (2,000 KRW ea)
Cheap but are great in supplementing moisture and nourishment in your skin!
3. The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Skin (13,500 KRW)
Made from fresh green tea leaves, this skin care product from Tonymoly will help you keep your skin moist all day long.
1. Panda’s Dream Pact SPF25 PA++ (9,800 KRW)
Tonymoly’s new pact with absolutely cute panda design!
2. Spoiler Blush Stick (11,800 KRW)
If you prefer a creamy type of blusher that stays on your cheeks for a long time, try Tonymoly’s Spoiler Blush Sticks that come in adorable colors.
Moonshot is the first beauty brand launched by YG Entertainment, and you can find over 200 products including skin care line, color lines and many more. Currently, G-Dragon from Big Bang and Sandara Park, or Dara, from 2NE1, are the models of Moonshot brand, so you can find GD cushion & Dara cushion at Moonshot.
1. Cream Paint (25,000 KRW)
With vibrant colors and a creamy texture, Cream Paint features two types: glossy and silky.
2. Perfection Dark Spot Concealer (20,000 KRW)
This product not only covers your dark spots but also provides whitening and skincare effects. It boasts excellent coverage and can be used as a foundation.
3. Microfit Cushion (28,000 KRW)
Ultra light Microfit Cushion which express bright skin tone with anti-darkening formula.
Perfect for men! This new 4 STEP FULL SET includes every beauty products that men need: Perfect Cleansing Foam, All In One Moisturizer, Grooming BB Cream SPF30, PA+++ and High Cut Sun Cream SPF 50+, PA+++. Try a visit to MOONSHOT Flagship Store. For details and directions, click here.
7. THE FACE SHOP
The Face Shop tries to deliver the benefits of the nature through their products that are best for your skin. Widely known for quality ingredients, The Face Shop products are beloved world wide.
1. Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam (10,000 KRW)
3. The Solution Mask Sheets (1,500 KRW ea)
Light and well-adhering, these mask sheets with basic function will solve your skin problem.
Here are The Face Shop X Kakao Friends collaboration products that are irresistibly cute and unique!
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