11 Korean Moisturizers That Can't Be Beaten

No, that's not a highlighter, it's my skin!

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If there's one thing the beauty world can’t get enough of, it’s Korean skincare—especially staples like Korean sunscreen and Korean moisturizers. “The Korean philosophy for skincare is very hydration-focused, so Korean beauty moisturizers strive to ensure deep hydration regardless of texture or if the formula is oil-based or oil-free,” explains Alicia Yoon, founder of K-beauty brand Peach & Lily.

A gentle reminder: Everyone needs to wear a moisturizer, even if you have oily skin (oil does not equal hydration!). The beauty of Korean skincare is that products like serums, cleansers, and moisturizers are filled with naturally hydrating, plumping, and skin barrier-repairing ingredients. If your T-zone is often glossed in oil, you should opt for water-based gels or creams, while drier skin will benefit from any one of the nourishing and vitamin-packed creams popular in Korean skincare.

And it's never been easier to invest in Korean skincare, thanks to curated online retailers like Peach & Lily and Soko Glam, which only feature the best Korean beauty brands. With hundreds of options out there, we’ve put together a guide to the absolute best Korean moisturizers that you'll be excited to apply twice (or more) every day.

Alexis Gaskin
Alexis Gaskin

Alexis Gaskin is a Freelance Beauty Writer for Marie Claire who can often be found painting her nails to match every outfit. She covers beauty, skincare, and fat fashion and will get distracted by any and all Halsey-related content or anything glittery.