These deserve a permanent place in your beauty arsenal, STAT.
It's no secret that Asian beauty products have finally earned a major following, and with good reason. Here, 30 of the best makeup, cleansers, tools, and beyond that deserve a permanent place in your beauty arsenal, STAT.
Where It's From: Korea
As Pharrell recently reminded us, the key to amazing skincare is all in the exfoliation, so it's crucial to own something like these gentle chemical exfoliant pads that melt away dead skin for a glowier, brighter complexion.
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Skinfood is famous for its food-based skincare ingredients, but none has the user appeal of their uber-popular egg white products. This deep cleaning face wash gently clears your pores and leaves your skin feeling firmer and tighter.
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This gentle yet powerful 7-herb micellar water does the hard work of cleansing with just a few swabs, making it a must-have addition to your pre-snooze routine. Lazy girls, bookmark this for nights when even brushing your teeth is up for question.
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The best balm for dry, enflamed skin is a solid essence. This one uses snail mucin to provide your skin with a gel-like layer of protection from the elements as well as lend it a more even, bright surface.
This 120-year old recipe for an all-in-one toner/serum/face oil was originally created for Korean royals, which might explain its sheer excellence in hydrating and perfecitng skin. It can sometimes be worn instead of moisturizer (it's that good) and don't be surprised if people ask you how you achieved your glow.
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Dr. Jart+ is now a household name for skincare, but their latest milky confection is one of their greatest hits. The skin peel, sourced from coconut milk, is super gentle on sensitive skin, exfoliating for softer skin and shrinking pores .
Where It's From: Japan
*Stefon voice* This night cream has everything, from the natural ingredients (gingko leaf extract) to the scientific wonders (hyaluronic acid and ceramides). The result? Smooth, hydrated, brilliant skin.
One of Korea's first natural beauty brands, Innisfree's located on a green tea farm so it makes sense why they've got this soothing green tea mask down to a science.
$2 per mask
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Any skincare secret that takes a matter of seconds to sink into skin is what we're here for, and this "splash mask" does just the trick. Add the condensed citrus extracts and honey to water, splash your face, and pat down your skin for more glow-y skin.
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We were all ears when we heard of the Korean face blurring trend, and this is just the tool for beginners to help you achieve that flawless face primer effect.
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If you're obsessed with sugar-scrubs for softer lips, you'll get the appeal of Skin Food's hyper-popular skin scrub crafted from black sugar. Scrub gently and let it work its skin-rejuvenating magic.
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Get those covetable Cara Delevigne-esque statement eyebrows in a snap. Design My Eyebrow features an angled pencil to add depth and shape to your brows.
Want enviable cuticles? This is you new go-to, hailing from a line of aromatherapy cuticle oils designed by definitive Japanese manicure maven Kiho Watanab. The invigorating and fresh cedar-like 7:15 scent is seriously the best.
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An ampoule is an amped-up serum packed with potent ingredients, and Mizon's Night Repair certainly fits the bill. This decadent formula goes deep into your skin and works while you sleep so you'll see a soft, glowing look as soon as that alarm goes off.
This multitasker does it all, so you can totally hit that snooze button without the guilt. Not only does it offer anti-aging benefits and UV protection, but it also seamlessly covers up dark spots and blemishes.
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This versatile liner comes in both brown and black, and offers the perfect marriage of the drama of a liquid liner with the precision and ease of a pen.
Give yourself a "naturally gorgeous" glow with a light dusting of loose powder over your foundation. It'll smooth everything over and give your look a touch of that je ne sai quoi.
It may have a cutesy package, but this mascara doesn't play around. It's waterproof against tears and sweat, and contains polyma extract for added curl.
Sport a flawless-looking complexion and hydrate your face at the same time—it's a win-win!
The mega-foaming bubbles in this mask revitalize and energize your skin, while açai berry extract protects you from those nasty free radicals.
Part cream, part blush, this easy-to-apply rouge brightens up your face in a flash (thanks to the convenient sponge applicator), while hydrating your skin along the way.
Let's get back to basics: this uber-popular foundation covers everything you want hidden, hydrates all that needs moisture, protects your skin from the sun and looks as natural as can be.
Super sought-after in Japan, Cure is a water-based exfoliator that strips away the bad but leaves all the good.
Where It's From: China
A centuries-old beauty secret, this anti-aging set includes a jade stone to increase facial "chi," as well as a roller to up your skin's elasticity while decreasing fine lines.
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This lightweight foundation blends seamlessly and gives your skin that perfect matte look we all know and love.
Ionized mineral water makes this powerful nighttime moisturizer a savior to even the most stressed-out skin.
Because your beauty routine is only as good as the brush you use, owning an ultra-versatile one is key.
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Who says your lips should be only one shade? Tint them like a pro with these bright, colorful pencils.
The ultimate in lash curlers, this handy tool uses rubber pads to control the pressure on your delicate lashes so they'll bend (but not break).
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Give your mane a break: let this moisturizing cream soak on damp hair for just 15 minutes, and years of heat treatments and split ends will begin to fade.