I completely understand. You want to start with Korean Skincare but you have sensitive skin and you don’t want to take risks!
Sometimes, even the seemingly best Korean skincare products just don’t agree with you. Maybe your skin is too sensitive or too dry or too picky to handle certain ingredients or processes. But there are a lot of skincare products out there that can pamper and treat the skin, no matter what condition it’s in.
If you have sensitive skin, you know how hard it is to find a skincare routine that doesn’t aggravate your skin.
If you’ve ever tried to walk down an isle of Korean skin care products, you’ll know that there are just too many options! How do you choose which one to use?
This article features reviews of four popular Korean beauty products, all of which are great for people with sensitive skin who want to get started with K-beauty routine.
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
Let’s start with hydration. The first one I and several of us at Beautiff HQ recommend is Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. I’ve been using Laneige’s Water Bank Gel Cream for about two years now, and I’ve always found it to be a really great product. It’s a gel cream, like the name suggests, so it’s a light and refreshing moisturiser that sinks into your skin really quickly.
I like to use it before applying makeup. It absorbs really quickly and makes my skin feel plump and hydrated.
It works well for all skin types and is especially good for dehydrated skin and skin with fine lines and wrinkles. The gel cream is a light weight moisturiser that contains a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin and make it look plump.
I like to use it for hydration before my makeup routine in the morning to give my skin a boost.
“COOL AND LIGHT FEEL”
This is a gel cream that you can use both day and night. It’s hydrating but doesn’t make your skin feel oily or greasy. It comes in a glass jar with a spatula that you use to scoop out the product.
I love how lightweight it is, yet it still packs a punch with hydration. It’s best to apply it over a serum and under a moisturizer.
Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream
Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream is a new, affordable, and easy-to-find eye cream that’s been getting a lot of attention in the K-Beauty community. It also happens to be a dupe for the much-loved Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Cream.
It’s one of those “don’t let the price fool you” products. It’s absolutely a great product for under $20!
It contains snail mucin, which is packed with proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins that help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness around the eyes. It’s a smooth, slippery, soothing cream that’s great for the delicate skin around the eyes.
The reason why snail slime is so great for your skin is because it contains all sorts of proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is great for hydrating the skin and keeping it firm and elastic. Snail mucin is one of the best skin care ingredients to use on your face because it contains a lot of antioxidants, which will be able to fight the free radicals that are causing damage to your skin and causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
“A VERY HYDRATING EYE CREAM”
Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream is formulated with 90% snail mucus extract and snail filtrate to help hydrate and nourish the skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask
My lips are dry and chapped all year round, even in the winter! I hate feeling like my lips are cracking and feel tight all the time, so I was very excited to try out the new Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask. This mask is a two step process that you apply at night. First, you apply a thin layer of the lip mask. It has a light, sweet ginger scent and is pretty smooth with a gel-like texture.
What I really like about this product is that it’s not just a lip mask, but can also be used as a lip scrub during the day, and an overnight lip mask at night. You can use it as much as you’d like because it’s not sticky, and leaves your lips feeling smooth and soft.
“KEEPS LIPS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE!”
Our lips are really thin and delicate, so we need to take extra care of them. Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask is a lip mask that you can apply before going to bed to wake up with soft, smooth lips. It contains ginger extracts, moisturizing oil, and grapefruit extracts.
What Are YOUR Best Korean Skincare Products?
It all still narrows down to your own preference and skin type! Even the best products don’t always agree with everyone, so make sure that you determine your skin type and condition first before choosing the best one that works for you. It takes time and patience, but you need to experiment. The good news is, the best korean skincare products are usually more affordable (compared to the ones we have here in the US), and there’s also plenty of them!
Remember: Your skin may be picky, but there are many products out there that can pamper it. If you’re just starting a Korean Beauty routine, start with gentle products and experiment from there! See what works best for your skin type.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite Korean Skincare product for sensitive skin that worked wonders for you? Share in the comments!
Beauty Care Editor @ Beautiff HQ
Researcher and Writer who loves Tennis and juggles my passion for skincare with being a mom of 2 wonderful kids. I write and edit for Beautiff particularly on Korean Skincare, which I have the most extensive research and best personal experience in.
I was surprised with how well the aritaum works. I put it on before bed and wash it off in the morning (I sleep around 8-9 hours) and it stays in good shape. I use it same as a scrub in the morning which works well, my lips stay moisturized and don’t easily bleed unlike other scrubs I used before.
It’s become a ritual of mine to apply lip balm. I’ve tried so many products over the years, but I can never get away from it, so I guess I’m just used to the taste. Aritaum is my go-to brand because it stays on the lips and doesn’t feel sticky after I apply it.
Nice article, thanks
I think Laneige is just very underrated. That was well-written, though I think Laneige needs more attention! It has been the perfect summer cream for me
@Ceejay Laneige works wonders! But I am not a fan of its fragrance. 🙁 If they can tone it down to a different fragrance in future batches I might go back to it.
Laneige is simply the best moisturizer around. a.) It is very light. b.) I love that it simply gets absorbed in my skin, no grease or wet feel whatsoever. c.) It doesn’t dry my skin in like, 6 hours.
Mizon is my go-to eye cream. It’s cheap and very light. I’ve used eye creams before that I just couldn’t wear any time but at night before bed because they feel heavy unlike Mizon… which fits perfectly to my routine