With everywhere from Sephora to CVS stocking Korean skin care products these days, it's easy to feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options. Enter Reddit: The AsianBeauty subreddit is packed with skin care aficionados who have tested and reviewed just about every K-beauty product under the sun.
We've scrolled through countless threads of HGs and product raves and have aggregated a list of some of the best-loved products. And with everything from propolis ampoules to adaptogen eye creams, you can pretty much find yourself a whole new routine. Keep reading for some of Reddit's top K-beauty picks.
Have you gotten into snail mucin products yet? This affordable essence might be a good place to start. It's got a whole myriad of benefits: Reddit user sassysnailface says this popular essence "soothes redness, heals any blemishes [she] gets and smooths out fine lines," while Le-feline adds that it's "comfortable and hydrating" and makes her skin feel "extra soft."
Expensive? Yes — undeniably so. But according to Reddit, it may just be worth the sticker shock. User krissycole87 singles it out as "THE ONLY eye cream that ever made any actual difference" for her. She notes that it keeps her eye area "moisturized and soft" all day long (as opposed to other eye creams that offer shorter-acting hydration). Fellow fan pandabear151 feels similarly, calling it an "HG" product that helps her eye area look smooth, "even after makeup."
With any Korean skin care routine, an occasional sleeping mask is something of a must-have — and this one's a keeper. "It made my face soooo soft and plump in the morning," gushed Reddit user jellyfilled_donut. Another user said that it's "done wonders for the dry patches on [her cheeks]."
"The Laneige Lip Mask is 100% effective at healing my chapped lips and breaking a cycle of chapping/inflammation/peeling," says user Refresh-faced. "Honestly the best product I've ever used for my lips and makes all my other lip products work better." Fellow user yunith recommends using it as a sort of primer before applying lip color, explaining that it makes your "lipstick [look] more seamless."