The 15 Best Korean Moisturizers of 2022

Intense hydration and sensitive skin-approved formulas, coming right up.

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By this point, you've probably know by heart the best Korean skincare brands and have stocked up on all the best Korean face and sheet masks and Korean sunscreens. Still, amid all of the K-beauty products out there, one of the best remains the tried-and-true Korean moisturizer.

Why? “The Korean philosophy for skincare is very hydration focused,” explains Alicia Yoon (opens in new tab), founder of K-beauty brand Peach & Lily. “Korean beauty moisturizers strive to ensure deep hydration regardless of texture or if the formula is oil-based or oil-free.” So, whether you need a lightweight Korean moisturizer for oily skin or have dry skin and require a rich, peptide-packed formula, your favorite Korean moisturizer will have you covered.

Each and every moisturizer on this list is designed to repair the skin barrier, soothe skin, and provide a plumped-up appearance. From cult-favorite K-beauty brands like Lineage and Sulwhasoo to up-and-coming lines like Schwanen Garten, allow us to present the best Korean moisturizers available Stateside to quench your skin with.

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.