The 10 Best Korean Whitening Creams to Give You Even, Radiant Skin

by nylonpink

Koreans and Asians alike love their whitening creams. Whitening creams aren't used in Korea to make your skin whiter, although Koreans do prefer lighter skin. Whitening creams are actually used to even out the skin tone, brighten dull skin, fade skin blemishes, and increase your glow and luminosity.

We've already featured the best toners and serums, now check out our list of our top 10 favorite Korean whitening products!

THE BEST KOREAN WHITENING CREAM

Whitening Cream

Name

Type

Price

Amount

Scent

best-korean-bb-cream-missha-m

Day Cream

$

5.12 oz

Fruit

Emulsion

$

4.39 oz

Light

$

3.52 oz

Lemon

$

2.70 oz

Light

best-travel-daypack-hikpro

Day Cream

$

1.76 oz

Powder

Night Cream

$$

1.76 oz

Light

Serum

$

1.69 oz

Light

best-travel-daypack-free-knight

Sun Cream

$

1.69 oz

Light

Be the Skin Purifying White Waterful Toner

Toner

$

150 ml

Light

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST KOREAN WHITENING CREAM

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Scent

  • The creams on this list are scented, we fill you in on what scent.

Day Cream

$

1.76 oz

Powder Scent

Secret Key's Snow White Cream features baby snail which helps to brighten the skin and lessen the look of dark spots. It also includes Dermawhite skin nutrients which aid in the brightening of the skin, tightening of the pores, and smoothing of the skin

This cream is best used as a base prior to applying makeup, it also acts as a BB Cream and a moisturizer. That's a lot of bang for your buck! It's main whitening ingredient is Niacinamide which helps your skin glow and look even more radiant.  This is a great cream for dull and dry, oily skin with large pores.

The Snow White cream does a great job of evening out the skin tone and it is light and not greasy at all. It should be safe for sensitive skin. The effects of this cream are not permanent, the whitening effects just work while the cream is applied to the skin. It's our #1 pick for the Best Korean Whitening cream!

Day Cream

$

5.12 oz

Fruit Scent

Tonymoly is at it again with their irresistible packaging. I wanted the TONYMOLY Panda's Dream White Cream as soon as I saw the roly poly panda packaging! This whitening cream evens out your skin tone, reduces dark spots and brightens the skin

It doesn't look like a ton of product when you open up the packaging but with this whitening cream, a little goes a long way.​ The cream is super hydrating and not oily at all, there is no oily sheen after the product is applied. It sits well under makeup and has a light refreshing smell.

This product really works, meaning that its super white! Unless you have light skin, I wouldn't wear this cream by itself, but its a perfect base for applying your favorite bb cream, cc cream, or cushion foundation.​ We also love that this cream absorbs quickly into the skin. For the cutest whitening cream ever, pick up Panda's Dream!


Sleeping Mask

$

2.70 oz

Light Scent

Mizon's Good Night White Sleeping Mask is a cream that is just supposed to used 2-3 times a week a a night mask. It should be the last step of your nighttime skin care routine and its optimal if you apply it around its active rejuvenation hours around 10PM-2AM.

The cream gives you radiant, rested skin as if you have slept for 10 hours.​ This mask absorbs easily into your skin and it is light in consistency.  This mask does a good job of fading acne scars and dark spots such as thsoe due to hyper pigmentation.

This is not a moisturizer so you should definitely apply your nightly moisturizer before applying Mizon's mask. Niacinamide is featured for its brightening effects. If you are looking for a great whitening sleeping pack, this is it!

Sleeping Mask

$

3.52 oz

Lemon Scent

Next up we have another sleeping pack from Baviphat, their Lemon Whitening Sleeping Pack. This sleeping mask is moisturizing and features lemon extract for its whitening and brightening effects. Soothing and moisturizing ingredients such as Portulaca Extract and Centella Extract are also included.

This whitening night mask is rich in Vitamin C and helps to prevent hyper-pigmentation while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Arbutin is another featured ingredient which evens out your skin tone and gives you a fairer complexion. 

You'll see results after about 2 to 3 weeks of use, including smoother and more even skin. You can use this cream every night. If you are looking for a moisturizing and whitening night pack, check out this Lemon sleeping pack!



Serum

$

1.69 oz

Light Scent

If you're looking to give your skin that extra boost of clarity and even tone, look no further. This anti-aging serum and facial moisturizer by The Face Shop is the perfect 3rd step to your Korean Skincare Routine.


First off, it has ingredients like white lupin seed, which contains natural brightening compounds, and white daisy flower extract, which helps reduce the dullness of your skin. Also, there are no harmful chemicals and it is free of 7 additives such as parabens, tar colorant, animal-source ingredients,  mineral oil, talc, paraffins, and polyacrylamides.


The Face Shop is always a trusty brand, and this whitening serum lives up to its renown reputation. In the end, we absolutely LOVE this serum because you can see the difference in your skin within a week. We highly recommend giving this a go and integrating it in your skincare routine.

Sun Cream

$

1.69 oz

Light Scent

Next up we have another Myconos cream featured, back to back! This is Step 5 of Myconos skin care routine and the night cream is Step 4 so you can use both these creams together. This is a sun cream to be used in the daytime and it has an SPF of 50. 

It features a non greasy, lightweight formula which works for all skin tones.​ This sun cream doesn't leave a white cast like you might have experiences with other sunscreens. It blends well and does a good job of evening out your skin tone.

​We love the luminosity that you get with this cream and its hydrating without being oily in the least. A little product goes a long way and it feels light on your skin. Check this out if you are looking for a daily whitening sunscreen!

Emulsion

$

4.39 oz

Light Scent

Missha's Time Revolution White Cure is a powerful emulsion to give you luminous skin. It features white flower extract along with a host of highly concentrated brightening ingredients.

This is a tone-up and oil-water lotion that has a light scattering effect that increases light reflection on the skin to give you a diffused look. The lotion absorbs without any stickiness and white truffle extract is included in the formula yum! It helps to nourish and brighten the skin.

This White Cure lotion from Missha is part of their elegant seven piece Time Revolution White Cure set, but you can easily take this lotion and add it to your daily routine.

Night Cream

$$

1.76 oz

Light Scent

​Tosowoong's Crystal Intensive Whitening Cream lightens freckles and dark spots and fades skin blemishes while moisturizing and nourishing the skin. It features Arubtin, niacinamide, shea butter and seed oil in a gel-cream consistency.

This cream helps to create radiant complexions out of dull skin. Use this cream as the last step in your daily beauty routine at night. It absorbs well into your skin​. This cream has been a best seller in Korea for 10 years!

It's certified by the KFDA​. These cream is intensely moisturizing and helps to make rough skin become firmer and super hydrated. If you're looking for one of the best selling whitening creams in Korea from a trusted brand, check this out!

Day Cream

$$

1.69 oz

Light Scent

Be the Skin's Purifying White Serum is another best selling serum that features mushrooms, green tea extra and arbutin. Arbutin is better than other skin-brightening ingredients because its active component releases slower than other, making it gentler and less irritating for the skin.

You don't have to worry about dull skin when you have this whitening cream and its great to help with discolored skin and hyper-pigmentation.​

You can see results pretty quickly after using this cream. A little goes a long way so you can invest in a bottle and it should last you the entire year. This is a great, luxe, premium whitening cream to add to your collection.​

Face Cream

$$

50 ml

Light Scent

Last but not least, we have an excellent whitening cream with class. The LANEIGE White Dew Tone-Up cream is the perfect whitening cream if you want to get the perfect even skin tone that most Koreans have. 


One of the best features of this  cream is that it instantly brightens yellowish dull skin tones upon application. Also,  it has a certified whitening function of Saururus chinensis extract which helps even skin tone and brighten the overall look of skin. It has also has been hyper allergy tested and passed with flying colors.

Ultimately, this is an excellent whitening cream if you want to climb the ranks in Korean Skin Care. It is a little more pricy than some of its competitors. However, it wlll deliver the results you want and give you the skin tone you desire.

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3 comments

Neenah February 7, 2018 - 2:36 am

First of all these products do not repeat do not make the skin any lighter than what it is on the face. For that, it needs hydroquinone which is illegal here because of Cancer. Brighten OK, these products do brighten, hydrate and clear complexion but what these companies especially western greedy companies fail to see that not all women are healthy and all results are not the same. They do brighten but why is the false advertisement saying it whitens the skin? Of course, there are women who are going believe and trust your words and buy it to makes their skin lighter because that is what you imply and want them to believe and you count on this, and they fall. You try putting down western market but are you any better, honest? No you are not, not if you are naming a bottle of cream that whitens the skin. That is not true so if it is not true then it is a lie isn’t it?. I don’t get how you can get away with naming it a whitening cream when you know good and well it does not change any skin color unless it has a bleaching agent regardless of what anyone says. I thought I had finally found an honest skincare company. I know no cream or serum will take wrinkles away. No moisturizer will take face lines away. What a good moisturizer will do is hydrate the skin to the point of looking healthy and not dry with crevices. But to fade or even plump up the skin for wrinkles please, not in two weeks as L’Oreal claims and so do the other well-known company that put out face skin care along with their bunch of lies and what is so sick is that it works, these men have made billions on women’s insecurities. Now Botox and Fillers are making billionaires out of our insecurities. Ain’t that a a bitch lol.

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nylonpink February 14, 2018 - 1:08 pm

In the first paragraph of our article, it says: Whitening creams aren’t used in Korea to make your skin whiter, although Koreans do prefer lighter skin. Whitening creams are actually used to even out the skin tone, brighten dull skin, fade skin blemishes, and increase your glow and luminosity.

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Aryan July 31, 2019 - 7:34 am

The Panda’s Dream White Cream is really cute and irresistible. I’m not surprised why Koreans have really nice and fair skin.

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