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Tried, Tested and Trusted: Our 11 Favorite Korean Skin Care Holy Grail Items


The beauty products that live up to the hype



No-nonsense, busy girls need skin care products that deliver: no fuss, no false pretenses, no letdowns. This is why we’re rounding up the holy grail skin care items that real working women swear by. A common denominator? They’re all K-beauty goodies.


Specially formulated for Asian skin, these products rose to popularity and gained “cult favorite” status not because of outrageous endorsements or help from sponsored bloggers. They’re items that, no BS, work wonders. From their ability to transform blemished skin to their special blend of active ingredients that counter various skin problems in one go, these are the items you should definitely consider shopping next. Who knew you could get your glow and finally put an end to those skin problems without breaking the bank?


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If you aren’t already a believer in Korean skin care brands, we guarantee that the items on this list will change that. Keep scrolling for our 11 favorite Korean skin care holy grail items that are tried, tested, trusted and already on our “repurchase list!”


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Snail Gel Eye Mask (P149) from Mumuso

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via Mumuso Philippines on Facebook


Hoard away if you must: Mumuso Philippines has branches in Venice Grand Canal, Ayala 30th, Starmall, Lucky Chinatown, South Park Mall, Eastwood Mall, Farmers Plaza, UP Town Center, Bay City Mall, Market! Market!, Fisher Mall, Marquee Mall, Greenbelt 1 Mall, Ayala Vertis North, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro, KCC Veranza Mall General Santos, KCC Zamboanga, Abreeza Mall Davao, Sta. Lucia Mall, Cainta Tanauan, Citimart Batangas, Solenad 3 Nuvali, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth and Southwoods Mall Laguna.


One Step Pimple Clear Pads (P1000) from Althea Korea

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via Althea Korea


Click here to buy the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads or get it on Beauty MNL.


Acne Pimple Master Patch (P180) from COSRX

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via Beauty MNL


Time to zap those zits! Purchase this item on Beauty MNL.


Bija Trouble Lotion (P740) from Innisfree

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via Beauty MNL


Click on to shop this product.


Honey Mask (P1,399) from I'm From

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via Beauty MNL


Your glow starts here.


Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (P1,010) from Klairs

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via Beauty MNL


Click on to buy this or shop around for more Klairs products.


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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (P873) from COSRX

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via Beauty MNL


Buy the essence here.


AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid (P700) from COSRX

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via Beauty MNL


Upgrade your skin care routine and shop the Whitehead Power Liquid here.


Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner (P1,760) from Whamisa

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via Beauty MNL


Click on to buy this toner or shop more beauty items on Beauty MNL.


Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50 PA+++ (P1,150) from Neogen

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via Beauty MNL


More Neogen goodies right this way.


Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (P180) from Nature Republic


Shop this cult favorite here.


Looks like you’re all set to join the K-beauty cult!


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Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Ara Custodio

Featured Images via wishtrend.com, whamisha.co.uk, glowid.se

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