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Best Korean Moisturizers – Buying Guide 2017

KEEP YOU SKIN HYDRATED WITH THESE BOMB MOISTURIZERS...


Moisturize, moisturize, oh and did I mention...moisturize? This has been the number one piece of advice for keeping your skin healthy and glowy since the dawn of time. However, more and more beauty companies have emerged from the wordwork, making it nearly impossible to narrow down the absolute best products for you skin. Well, we did the work for you and found the top products on the market so you can choose the best Korean moisturizer to fit your skincare needs.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST KOREAN MOISTURIZER

There are all kinds of K Beauty products that will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. If you introduce a ultra hydrating primer into your makeup routine or an essence or serum into your skin care routine, you will notice some serious difference in the elasticity of your skin. But all in all, moisturizers will give you the ultimate hydration your skin needs, while protecting your sking from aging, sun damage, and wrinkles.

So how do you choose which Korean moisturizer is the best for you? We've found four different key elements that will help narrow down your search to find the best Korean BB cream thats tailored to your beauty needs.

Skin Type

Knowing your skin type will help determine what product works best for you. The spectrum of skin types is pretty enormous, so make sure you get the product that fits your skin description.

Scent

If you're the type that thinks half of the time with your nose, then you're going to want to make sure you like the scent. K Beauty products generally have varieties of fun scents.

Special Ingredients

K Beauty products take advantage of WAY more special ingredient for their incredible skin care properties. 

Hydrating

Well, this is the main event! You might want to keep an eye out on the hydrating level if you tend to have oily skin or if you need a little extra moisture.

THE BEST KOREAN MOISTURIZERS

Korean Moisturizers

Name

Skin

Scent

Ingredients

Hydrating

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Nature Republic - Super Aqua 

Combination

Heavy cologne

Oceanic Extracts

Medium

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InnisFree Green Tea Balancing Cream

Combination

Light scent

Green Tea

Medium

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Skinfood Royal Honey Hydro Cream

Dry

Honey

Honey extract

Highj

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The Face Shop - Mango Seed 

Dry

Mango

Mango seeds

High

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Skin and Lab Red Cream Moisturizer

Dry

Roses

Rose Stem cells

High

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MIZON Collagen Power Lifting Cream

Combination

None

Marine Collagen

Light

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TONYMOLY Goat Milk Moisture Skin Care

Dry

Light fresh

Goat Milk

High

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream

Dry

Light fresh

Baboab Tree

High

Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream

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Combination

Oceanic Extracts

Strong Cologne

Medium

Finally, the perfect moisturizer that works with combination skin! Most moisturizers can be eitehr very hydrating, or a little too dry. This is perfect for those who experience oiliness on the T-Zone and dry patches usually around the mouth or cheeks.

Astonishly, this product has about 60 different ingredients, which is very attractive to those who keep up with K Beauty ingredient trends. Most of the ingredients are oceanic extracts, which have moisturizing and skincare properties. The moisturization of this product is about medium, and we don't recommend it for those who are looking for a serious hydrating surge. Couple this with a serum and you'll get all the H2O you need for your skin.

Overall, this moisturizer is excellent because of it's versality and efficacy with all types of skins. The only downfall is that it smells very strong of cologne, so those of you who are sensitive to smells, take note!




InnisFree Green Tea Balancing Cream

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Combination

Green Tea

Light Scent

Medium

Combi skin reps, we have another great product for you! This product delivers just the right amount of hydration to your skin without breaking you out or leaving you like the Sahara Desert. It's a perfect all season moisturizer that keeps your skin fresh.

The cream itself has a very light consistency and absorbs into the skin effortlessly. Enriched with green tea extracts which have excellent skincare properties, this prodcut leaves your skin hydrated with antioxidants and erradicates inflammation. If you're into the dewy look, the moisturizer leaves your skin with a nice hydrated finish and keeps your skin feeling supple throughout the day.


We LOVE this product because of it's year-round moisturizing properties and lovely light fresh scent. If you're a little iffy about sanitary conditions of tub moisturizers, you can always buy separate spatulas so your fingers don't get up in the mix.

The Face Shop Mango Seed Facial Butter

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Combination

Mango Seeds

Fruity Mango

High

For those of you who enjoy fruitier smelling beauty products, this Mango Seed moisturizer is a burst of fragrance to the noise. The smell itself isn't too overpowering, but light and refreshing that lasts throughout the day.

Although most people would consider mango a more summery type of fruit, this product is excellent for colder and dryer seasons since it's highly moisturizing. When it comes to absorbency, even though the product is a surge of hydration, it blends into the skin quite well and doesn't leave you feeling oily and greasy.

In conclusion, this product is excellent for those who are looking for a little extra kick in their moisturizing routine. If you tend to have oily skin, we recommend to use this only for the winter time since warmer temperatures can be a little too hydrating with this product.

MIZON Collagen Power Lifting Cream

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Combination

Marin Collagen

None

Light

MIZON is at it again, and this time they have the perfect comibnation of lifting and anti-aging properties. This light-weight moisturizer uses marine collegan to fight aging and wrinkles while smoothing out wrinkes that have already developed.

The product itself is scentless and has no added color. If you tend to have oily and dry skin, this product will work to moisturize any dryness while keeping your oily areas under control. However, if you're looking for something ultra-hydrating or for the winter,  we definitely recommend coupling this product with another lotion.

Overall, this is an excellent moisturizer and has proven to be very effective for wrinkles. We defintely recommend it if you're looking for a little extra ant-aging care for your skin routine.


Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream

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Dry

Baboab Tree

Light fresh

High

Never have dry, flaky skin again with this amazing moisturizing cream by Clio. This forumula is ultra-hydrating for your skin, leaving your skin feeling healthy and enriched even in the dryest of winters. If you tend to have extra dry skin year around, this is perfet for you.

This product utilizds Baboab Tree extracts that are essential for anti-aging properties and keeping your skin hydrated. Also, even though the product itself is very thick, it absorbs on the skin quite well. However, if you tend to have oily skin, it may be a little too heavy since it is extremely hydrating.

We love this product as a great moisturizer for the winter time. Be aware too that the 2016 formiula that was released in June is different than this product.

TONYMOLY Goat Milk Moisture Care

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Dry

Goat milk

Light fresh

High

When it comes to K Beauty, special ingredients are one of the most prominant factors that make these products tand out from their international competitors. In this case, TONYMOLY takes advantage of goat's milk, and they certainly don't skimp on the concentration. With about 50% of the product composition, this special ingredient really shines.

You'd think that goat's milk might smell a little funny, but this product actually has a very light fresh fragrance that's not intrusive at all. When applied with the included applicator, it has a very creamy consistency and also takes a little while to absorb into the skin, perfect for drier skin types.

We highly recommend this product for those who have dry skin and are looking for an extra boost of hydration.

Skinfood Royal Honey Hydro Cream

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Dry

Honey Extract

Light honey

High

If you are a beauty fanatic, you'll know that honey is an excellent product for all kinds of beauty needs. This product utizilies honey extracts to create a super smooth moisturizer. Not only does it get the job done even in the dryest of climates, it also smells wonderful.

The product comes in a tub with a twist off cap. For those that are a bit germophobic, you will need a separate spatula since it does not come with one. The product is pretty thick when applied, but after working it into the skin, it has excellent moisturizing properties that even work as a night cream. 

All in all, this is an excellent winter time product and for those who have dry skin. Some people have complained to have break outs, but if you try it for a week, you will realize the benefits your skin will see from the moisturzation.

Skin&Lab Red Cream Moisturizer

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Dry

Rose Stem Cells

Roses

High

What's better than smelling like roses? Smelling like roses and having ultra smooth moisturized skin! And that's what our friends and Skin&Lab have successfully captured in tub form.

What makes this product stand out is the use of extremely concentrated rose stem cells. Not only is it great for your skin but it also smells absolutely divine! The texture of the product is a bit confusing at first, but have no fear! Most people believe it is a bit like petroleum jelly, but for those who are used to K Beauty products, you will know it is much like a serum. It's perfect for those who have very dry skin.

Overall, we love this product! It keeps the skin highly mosturized and fights the appearance of redness and wrinkles.


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2 Comments

  • Wow 😮 Thank you for this really detailed review 😮 I’ve heard much about Innisfree green tea cream but I don’t know much about the other. After finishing my current moisturizer, I will try some of them ^^
    Thank you for sharing!!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! What moisturizer are you currently using?

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