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Korean Beauty Expert Charlotte Cho Shares the Best Products of 2019

Stock your shelves for 2020.

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As the cofounder, esthetician, and curator behind Soko Glam and the skincare content site The Klog, I'm passionate about scouring Seoul for the latest and greatest innovations and bringing them to the U.S. so that your skin will see results.

It’s hard to believe the year is coming to a close and 2020 will be here before we know it! This is a time of reflection and an opportunity to make new resolutions to achieve your skincare goals. So whether you’re looking for the most hydrating essence, the best cleansing balm, or the finest facial mist to add to your routine, I've gathered a go-to list of some of the highest reviewed and best-selling K-beauty products around to help you achieve radiant hair and dewy skin in 2020. Happy New Year!

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This Balancing Toner
Green Tea Fresh Toner
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Isntree sokoglam.com
$20.00

I love this toner because of its 80-percent green tea extract sourced from Jeju Island, which not only protects and balances the skin, but it has an invigorating green tea scent that's so delicious. This top-rated toner also features the perfect blend of plant extracts, anti-sebum P(HD) to control excess oil, and centella asiatica extract to reinforce and nourish the skin’s barrier.

This Luxurious Feeling Cleansing Balm
Living Cleansing Balm
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Then I Met You sokoglam.com
$38.00

This five-time award-winning cleansing balm is as effective as it is an elevated experience. Each scoop is luxurious, as it melts seamlessly onto the skin, washing away impurities like sunscreen, makeup, and sebum. Its vibrant orange color is all-natural, and derived from seaberries, a potent antioxidant that nourishes the skin while it cleanses. 

This Nutrient-Packed Mist
Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist
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Acwell sokoglam.com
$24.00

Mists are a must! And if you are looking for one that delivers hydration and brightens and calms sensitive skin, look no further. This ultra-fine, even-spray formula is nutrient-packed with ingredients like licorice root extracts, moisture-locking bamboo water, and soothing centella asiatica leaf water. 

This Effective Essence
Real Ferment Micro Essence
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Neogen sokoglam.com
$38.00

This is a tried-and-true essence. It contains more than 93 percent naturally fermented ingredients, including bifida ferment lysate, and 28 percent saccharomyces ferment filtrate to deliver instant moisture and skin-plumping benefits. Full of natural brighteners, antioxidants, and cell-communicating ingredients, this essence is the key to glowing, supple skin.

This Nourishing Hair Oil
Organics Annatto Hair Oil
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British M sokoglam.com
$67.00

This hair oil favorite among K-beauty fans is deeply moisturizing and protects your hair from UV damage. Infused with organic pumpkin seed oil, argan oil, and annatto from the Amazon, this holy grail hair oil nourishes and strengthens all while solidifying a long-lasting shine. 

This Incomparable Skin Brightener
Triple C Lightning Liquid
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Cosrx sokoglam.com
$27.00

With more than 1,200 raving reviews, the skincare community has spoken! This is the best, most-effective vitamin C serum available in K-beauty. If you're looking to start fresh and even out your skin tone by getting rid of stubborn hyperpigmentation, this is the tried-and-true holy grail. Its 20.5 percent vitamin C formulation will give your skin a much-needed brightening boost.

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