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In recent years, the biggest beauty crazes have come straight out of Asia, most notably South Korea. It started with BB creams that burst onto the scene, promising smooth, poreless dream skin. Since then, we’ve been expanding our beauty vocabulary (along with our skin care routines!) with essences, cleansing oils, cushion compacts and more.
If you’re a Korean beauty (also known as K-beauty) newbie, don’t sweat. It’s not too late to get on board! Korean skin care routines have anywhere between four to 14-plus steps. The sheer arsenal of products can include everything from an essence, which boasts a fluid-like consistency and a high concentration of active ingredients to help skin care products better penetrate into the skin, to cleansing oils, which cling onto and remove dirt and impurities from your face.
Even if you’re not ready to embrace a 14-step skin care regime just yet, you can still stock up on these stunning products—all of which are available at Beauty BOUTIQUE—and guaranteed to boost your beauty routine.1. Lancôme Miracle Cushion Compact, $50
Think of this as a “do-it-all” liquid foundation soaked sponge, which gives you hydration, buildable coverage and easily slips into your bag for mid-day touch-ups.2. Estée Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Essence, $88
Boasting a fluid-like consistency and a high concentration of active ingredients, this essence is applied after you cleanse but before you apply your serum and moisturizer to help your products penetrate better into your skin.3. Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask, $85
A combination of two K-beauty trends (overnight masks and jelly textured formulas), this mask is meant to be slathered on before bed to work while you sleep.4. Shiseido Power Brightening Mask, $76
Serum-soaked sheet masks are all the rage and this one helps hydrate and infuse skin with instant brightness in just one use.5. Guerlain Blanc de Pearl Brightening Lotion, $80
Brightening products like this lotion target dark spots and dullness for clear, K-pop worthy skin.6. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil, $45
Since oil attracts oil, this game-changer grabs onto, and helps remove, the bad ones like dirt and impurities, including stubborn waterproof makeup.7. Clarins Shaping Facial Lift, $82
Akin to contouring in skincare form, this serum helps get rid of unwanted puffiness and heaviness around the cheeks and jawline, thanks to a cocktail of plant extracts.