Korean Skincare: Skincare that feels luxurious and won’t break the bank

Skincare is an essential part of everyone’s everyday routine. It has become necessary, something you need to set money aside for. The only problem is that it can be pretty expensive, $60 for a good moisturizer. No, thank you. Korean skincare feels like luxury on your skin but won’t break the bank.

Before getting started, one of the important things to know about buying K-beauty is the website. They have to be credible. Make sure you’re not buying fake Korean skincare! Common credible websites are, StyleVana, where you will find very fair prices. Still, because it’s a Korean website, the products will take around four weeks to be delivered (it’s worth it, though). One more locally sourced in the United States is Ohlolly. Here you will find that the products are more expensive than the other website, but you will get them within a reasonable time, around seven to eight days (still won’t break the bank).

Koreans are known for their “glass skin,” including about a six to ten-step skincare routine. That’s why it feels like a luxury. It’s all about hydration and protection from the sun! Well, now you can have that too!


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Heimish All Clean Balm: This is part of a two-step cleansing process. The balm is the first part to remove any makeup or products on your face.

Heimish All Clean Green Foam Wash: The second part of the cleansing process. A water-based cleanser with low PH is great for all skin types.


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Soon Jung PH 5.5 Relief Toner: Great toner for dark circles, dryness/hydration. Place the product in the palm of your hand and gently tap on your face and neck.

Dr. Circle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence: This essence is used for skin hydration. You can apply the product onto a cotton pad, gently swipe over the face, or gently tap on your fingers and skin.


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CORSX Advanced Snail Serum: This has become a popular serum. It’s great for repairing the skin and hydration. It’s calm on the skin and gives you a radiant glow.

Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum: The purpose of this serum is in the name. Great for a natural glow.

Skin&Lab Vitamin C Brightening Serum: Essential for your skincare routine. It should be used mainly during the day to brighten your skin and eliminate dullness.

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Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream: An anti-aging, hydrating moisturizer. It’s light and great for a morning moisturizer that helps with dullness.

Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream: A thicker moisturizer, better for the night-time skincare routine. Great for hydration and repairing the skin barrier.


The most important part of your skincare routine, there is no point in everything you apply to your face if you do not put on sunscreen in the morning to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun SPF 50: This sunscreen is trending on socials. It’s very hydrating but feels light on the skin. Protects your skin from sun damage. You can also get it in stick form, so it’s easy to reapply.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF 50: It contains hyaluronic acid, which is great for the skin. Also great for protecting your skin from UV rays.

Wrapping up

It’s not necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on your skincare routine. Korean Skincare is effective and cheaper than most products. Try it out next time you look for what’s right for your skin.

Words by Sol Casanas
Feature Image by Pmv Chamara | Unsplash

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