On a budget but still want to indulge yourself in some K-Beauty goodness? Check out this list of the best affordable Korean Beauty products!
For many, one of the most intimidating things about investing in beauty products is the cost. Especially with many Western brands, you have to pay sky high prices in order to get quality. This is probably why many people find K-Beauty so appealing, because you can get products with incredible, quality ingredients without having to pay insane prices.
Well, without further ado, here are some of the best affordable K-Beauty products you can splurge on without making your wallet cry:
Want to reap the benefits of fermented ingredients without having to pay SK-II prices? Try the COSRX Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence (previously Whitening Power Essence), which contains 95% galactomyces ferment filtrate to hydrate and give you a brighter, more even-toned complexion.
Formulated with aloe leaf water and propolis, this soothing gel boasts amazing antibacterial and healing properties that can help soothe sensitised skin, fade acne scars, brighten skin tone and maintain the skin’s hydration levels throughout the day.
Not only is this mask fun to use, it also cleanses your pores and uses all-natural ingredients that leaves your face looking clear, smooth, bright, and fresh. Stay-at-home spa night, anyone?
4. Heimish All Clean Balm ($25)
This cult-favourite oil cleanser is formulated with shea butter, citrus herb oil, and white flower complex to effortlessly remove makeup and residue without stripping your skin or your finances.
If you’re looking for a mild, fuss-free cleanser with an ideally balanced pH, I’m betting you’ll dig this one. This mild cleanser effectively cleanses away your oil cleanser or any remaining impurities to make skin supple and clear. It contains tea tree oil to fight acne, but doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry, which could be a bonus for drier or winter skin.
This award-winning clay mask is formulated with volcanic scoria to deep cleanse, remove sebum, brighten skin and treat blemishes. For only $20, you get a tub containing 100ml of product, which will last you at least six to seven months.
7. Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner ($27)
This toner is formulated with 91.3% milk vecht root extract to intensely soothe and hydrate your skin, leaving it moist and soft. Also an absolute favourite for dry or sensitive skin.
8. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner ($20)
This toner is formulated for oily skin types to effectively cleanse the pores with its special peppermint extract, balances pH levels, tightens your pores, moisturises while controlling excessive sebum, and purifies while preventing skin troubles. Basically, this toner does 10 different things amazing things for your skin, all for $20.
9. Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream ($25)
A foundation that’s under $50? Unheard of. Enter the Missha BB Cream, a cult-favourite BB Cream in the K-Beauty world known for its outstanding coverage, while providing anti-ageing, sun protection and brightening benefits.
I can’t help but add another COSRX product to this list, because where else can you get a snail essence for $26? Made with 96% snail secretion filtrate, this essence helps repair damaged skin, zap hyperpigmentation, improve skin elasticity and maintain hydration levels all day long.
What are your favorite affordable Korean beauty products? Let us know!