The 20 Best Korean Skincare Brands in 2023

Peach & Lily, Glow Recipe, and Dr. Jart+ are just a few of our faves.

best korean skincare brands collage including Dr Jart+, Peach & Lily, Laneige
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The K-beauty market is projected to be worth $13.9 billion by 2027, so it’s safe to say that we’re big fans of Korean skincare. The best Korean skincare brands lead the charge in innovation, are sensitive skin-approved (K-beauty is focused on increasing hydration and reducing inflammation), and are sold at an accessible price point. “Korean beauty goes hand in hand with skincare knowledge and empowerment,” explains Alicia Yoon, the South Korea-born founder of Peach & Lily. “I love to see people engaging on the level of skin histology, skincare ingredients, and identifying personalized ways to care for their skin.” 

While rituals like double cleansing and harnessing the calming powers of watermelon originated in East Asian cultures, they’ve made their way stateside. Brands like Laneige, Glow Recipe, and Sulwhasoo have become cult favorites—and quickly at that. From elite Korean sunscreen formulas to game-changing, glow-boosting essences and the use of ingredients like matcha, niacinamide, and ginger, the K-beauty contribution to skincare is unmatched. As such, we’ve taken the time to round up the best Korean skincare brands that deserve a spot in your routine. 

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Aestura Atobarrier365 Ceramide Lotion $32 $23 | Amazon

Aestura Atobarrier365 Ceramide Lotion $32 $23 | Amazon

This lightweight lotion provides substantial moisture without clogging pores, and creates a perfect canvas for makeup.

Aestura Atobarrier365 Bubble Cleanser $21 $15 | Amazon

Aestura Atobarrier365 Bubble Cleanser $21 $15 | Amazon

Ever since I incorporated this cleanser into my double cleansing routine, I've had clearer skin and a much easier time removing stubborn makeup from the day.

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C $24 $18 | Sephora

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C $24 $18 | Sephora

These lip masks are made for restoring hydration overnight, but i also love using them as extra-strength chapsticks throughout the day.

Peach & Lily Transparen-C Pro Spot Treatment $45 $30 | Ulta

Peach & Lily Transparen-C Pro Spot Treatment $45 $30 | Ulta

Struggling with hyperpigmentation, dullness, or unevenness? Consider this potent, reviewer-beloved Vitamin C serum.

Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence $39 $25 | Ulta

Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence $39 $25 | Ulta

For the glass skin of your dreams, consider adding an essence—like this dewy one—to your daily skincare regimen.

Banila Co. Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm $19 $12 | Ulta

Banila Co. Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm $19 $12 | Ulta

Count on this cleansing balm, which turns into an oil upon making contact with skin, for removing stubborn makeup, pollutants, and more.

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Brightening Peeling Gel Scrub $19 $12 | Ulta

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Brightening Peeling Gel Scrub $19 $12 | Ulta

Struggling with hyperpigmentation or scarring?Consider this Vitamin C- based scrub, which gently works to reveal softer, more even skin after each use.

Innisfree Green Tea Caffeine Bright-Eye Serum $22 $18 | Sephora

Innisfree Green Tea Caffeine Bright-Eye Serum $22 $18 | Sephora

I personally swear by this green tea-infused eye cream. It not only lessens the appearance of eye bags and dark circles, but its cooling applicator also feel divine on my skin.

Son & Park Beauty Water $25 $20 | Soko Glam

Son & Park Beauty Water $25 $20 | Soko Glam

This cleansing beauty water is a bestseller, designed to gently exfoliate without irritating skin.

Son & Park Real Eyelash Serum $20 $13 | Soko Glam

Son & Park Real Eyelash Serum $20 $13 | Soko Glam

If you're looking to grow the showstopping eyelashes of your dreams, look no further than this collagen- and biotin- infused serum, which promises to make eyelashes appear longer and fuller with consistent use.

Aestura was founded in 1983 with the goal of delivering skincare products whose efficacy is supported by dermatological science. A part of the skincare umbrella brand Amorepacific, they've gained a reputation for supporting healthy skin through products designed for all ages and skin types.

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Laneige

The brand might have a French name, but LANEIGE (which translates to “snow”) was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1994 by Amorepacific, the corporation behind several of the brands in this list. Known for their iconic sleeping lip mask, the brand has more recently branched into additional skincare items such as face moisturizers, toner, essences, and more. 

Peach & Lily

Founded by Alicia Yoon in 2012, Peach & Lily not only offer their own selection of skincare items, but also sell iconic K-beauty brands like Lagom, Banila Co., and Miwaji. Yoon focuses on education, in particular, in her marketing, saying, “I wanted to pass on the joy that came with taking control of your skin.” To this end, you can find informational skincare guides on Peach & Lily's site, with one explaining the famous multiple-step Korean skincare routine