#5 Take Me Down the K-Beauty Rabbit Hole
This one is for your curious friend who’s always asking you about your 10-step skincare adventures! We’ve got some of the best, instant results, Insta cult favs that will be sure to get your friend hooked and begging to climb onto the K-beauty train with you for a round-trip journey to their best skin possible. A $67 value, now for just $50!
* Please note: We sold out of the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream and replaced it with the COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream. So get your Beautykit quickly — they’re going fast!
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (1)
The brightness they’ll get from this vitamin C serum made with 5% ascorbic acid would make anyone a lifelong K-beauty convert! Fade hyperpigmentation from previous breakouts, even out skin tone, and shine brighter than Rudolph’s nose (without the redness, of course!) with this cult fav.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla (1)
Getting a newbie on board with overnight sleeping masks can sometimes take some convincing, so start small and show them the plump overnight miracle of sleeping masks on their lips first! It won’t be long until they’re asking for sleeping pack recommendations.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (1)
The beauty of these patches for newbs? They really are instant! They’ll marvel at all the gross crap sucked out of their pimples when they peel off the patch in the morning. It’s that kind of magic that got all of us hooked on K-beauty, too!
COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream (1)
If you covet that plump, dewy K-beauty glow, look no further than hyaluronic acid to take you there. Formulated with a high concentration of sea buckthorn water and hyaluronic acid (3,000 ppm), COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream draws water into the skin, plumping up fine lines and fortifying the skin barrier. Super moisturizing but with a lightweight feel, this cream is just what you need for the season!
You can’t go through this rabbit hole and not come out the other end hopelessly in love with K-beauty. And what’s the first thing a convert does? Take a #shelfie of course! Give them an instant #shelfie by presenting this gift in a cute spice rack or small wall shelf.
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COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream:
Apply to face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, and pat in to enhance absorption.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop:
1. Dispense 1 to 2 drops of serum directly on the face or onto the palm of hands and apply onto cleansed, toned face.
2. Follow up with moisturizer.
3. If you have extremely sensitive skin, blend a drop of serum into your moisturizer.
Laneige Lip Glowy Balm:
Apply on lips anytime, anywhere.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch:
After cleansing, dry face and apply the patch to areas with pimples. The patch works best on extracted pimples. Leave on overnight and remove in the morning. (The bloated white part of the patch is the area where all the pus and liquid have been pulled out of the pimple — gross but soooo satisfying!)
A true breakout star in the highly competitive world of K-beauty, COSRX’s popularity spread by word-of-mouth through the blogosphere rather than marketing. Founded with the simple mission of good, effective skincare ingredients, as little of the bad stuff as possible, open communication with their customers, minimal marketing, and affordability, COSRX believes in spending their money on ingredients and effectiveness rather than packaging and promotions. To that end, they focus on their ground game, listening to customer feedback to refine and formulate their products and provide better service. From their cult favorite One Step Pimple Clear Pads to their Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, COSRX epitomizes the future of K-beauty.
This apothecary style skincare brand offers effective products, especially for sensitive skin types, while respecting the environment. That means they keep their ingredient lists as minimal as possible and never include colorants, alcohol, parabens, or artificial fragrances. In line with their “simple but enough” philosophy, Klairs relies on time-tested, clinically approved ingredients to offer a slow and steady skincare regimen that improves skin’s health and reduces irritation. From their Supple Preparation Facial Toner to their Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, Klairs is a brand that relies on word-of-mouth marketing, and as such, they’ve been able to provide high quality products at a reasonable price since 2009.
Since 1994, Laneige has long been an iconic Korean beauty brand. But it wasn’t until it launched its innovative mineral water technology — clinically proven to hydrate for 24 hours — that Laneige was poised for world domination. Arguably the industry leader in preaching the importance of skin hydration to the West, Laneige’s signature Water Bank line is now a staple in mass market stores across the U.S. In addition to a wide range of skincare products, Laneige also offers color cosmetics, including their cult favorite Two Tone Lip Bar.