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If you're hunting for beauty deals during Amazon Prime Day, you simply can't overlook the abundance of Korean skin-care and beauty deals at your disposal. There's something for everyone, whether that's a new cleanser, essence, sheet mask, or lip tint. And the best part? Everything is up to 60 percent off.
K-beauty products are known to be pretty affordable — Cosrx, Neogen, and Goodal, the list goes on — but we won't complain if there's an extra discount. And, on top of that, some of the more luxurious brands like Amorepacific and Donginbi are also partaking. No matter what price point, all of these innovative, effective, and gentle products will contribute to a skin-care routine that'll plump up and brighten your complexion for an undeniable glow. Amazon Prime Day has never looked so dewy.
If you don't know where to begin in the realm of Korean skin care, take it literally and start with the first step. Well, make it two steps, because once you try double cleansing you'll never go back. The first step is an oil-based cleanser, cleansing balm, or micellar water, which will melt and break down the excess sebum produced by your skin and derived from your makeup.
Hanskin BHA Pore Cleansing Balm
AHC Aqualuronic Cleanser
The Enough Project Cleansing Oil contains a plethora of olive, grapeseed, and coconut oils for an extra gentle glide, while Hanskin's BHA Pore Cleansing Balm gently exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and melts away waterproof makeup with utter ease.
Enough Project by Amorepacific Cleansing Oil
Donginbi Red Ginseng Moisture & Pure Cleansing Foam
Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel
Then, once all of the makeup and dirt is gone, it's time to really get into your pores with a water-based cleanser. We're big fans of AHC's Aqualuronic Cleanser, which just won a Best of Beauty Award for its impossibly light and airy texture that removes makeup and dirt with baffling ease. It's formulated with a fortifying combination of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and French seawater. Donginbi's Red Ginseng Moisture & Pure Cleansing Foam is packed with red ginseng, which protects skin against free radicals and increases collagen production for firmer skin.
For a deep, exfoliating cleanse, it doesn't get much better than Amorepacific's water-activated, powder-to-foam Treatment Enzyme Peel. Papaya and green tea enzymes gently sweep away dead skin cells for a brighter complexion with each use.
Whereas some Western toners might be associated with the words "harsh" and "astringent," Korean toners pride themselves on being extra gentle and supportive toward your skin barrier. These toners will rebalance your skin's pH levels after a thorough double cleanse or exfoliating mask and provide the hydration your skin craves.
Tonymoly Wonder Ceramide Mochi Toner
Nooni Daily Turnover Peel Pads
Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner
Whereas glass skin is all about seeking dewiness, mochi skin is about shine-free luminosity. Packed with a blend of ceramides, Tonymoly's Wonder Ceramide Mocchi Toner is the perfect hydrating product to reach for post-cleanse and it'll prep your skin for any subsequent products.
Nooni's cotton Daily Turnover Peel Pads employ AHA and BHA to gently yet effectively exfoliate, tone, and brighten skin. Each pad comes with embossed and smooth sides for a quick two-step treatment that also soothes skin, thanks to the addition of cica and aloe.
Klairs' Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is a no-frills option that doesn't contain any essential oils for those who prefer fragrance-free products. It does, however, pack a punch of hydration with sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) and brightening with licorice root extract.
Mask/Sheet Mask Deals
Whether you prefer wash-off or sheet masks, there are so many brands to explore on Amazon. Pick up a few options and consider your next few nights booked. No need to use wash-off or exfoliating masks every day, of course, but some swear by using a sheet mask every single day to keep skin soft, radiant, and clear.
I Dew Care Berry Groovy Brightening Glycolic Acid Wash-Off Mask
Neogen Dermatology Pore Tight Peeling Mousse
Dial up the radiance with I Dew Care's Berry Groovy Brightening Glycolic Acid Wash-Off Mask. Packed with strawberry seeds for physical exfoliation, glycolic acid for chemical exfoliation, and glacier water for hydration, your complexion will feel totally refreshed in just 5 to 10 minutes. Who needs an expensive facial when you've got this fruity treatment?
As the name suggests, the Neogen Dermatology Pore Tight Peeling Mousse has a delightful foamy formula infused with algae and moss to clear clogged pores — and the gray charcoal powder bits you'll see upon application attract dirt and grime, leading to a "pilling" effect. Hydrolyzed collagen rounds out the main ingredients, improving your skin's ability to draw moisture to itself.
VT Cosmetics Cica Daily Soothing Mask
FaceTory Everyday Sheet Mask Set
Sheet masks are pretty much synonymous with Korean beauty and they're the perfect treat to indulge in at home. Choose a sheet mask that has nourishing ingredients (like VT Cosmetics' cica masks) to deliver hydrating and brightening benefits without irritating your skin, or try out a FaceTory multi-pack to explore which sheet mask is the right match for your skin.
Cosrx Master Patch Intensive
We saved the best for last. As far as we are concerned, pimple patches are tiny masks for healing and deflating zits. The oval-shaped Cosrx Master Patch Intensive has quickly become an Allure editor favorite since they're practically undetectable, super thin, come in two different sizes, and have tapered edges to hug the contours of your face. Plus, the patches are spiked with tea tree oil to soothe redness and irritation.
Mediheal Tea Tree Biome Blemish Cica Cream
Mediheal N.M.F Intensive Hydrating Mask
Essences are at the heart of any Korean skin-care routine — quite literally, too. They're usually applied after toner and before any heavier products, like serums and moisturizers. They not only drive moisture into the skin with unbelievably lightweight formulas but prep the skin to better absorb subsequent products.
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Amorepacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence
Cosrx's Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a staple for so many, including those who deal with hyperpigmentation, since snail mucin can help even out skin tone. (Spoiler alert: The adjacent snail peptide eye cream is also amazing.)
We love Amorepacific's Vintage Single Extract Essence so much that we gave it a Best of Beauty Award. This refreshing concoction is lovingly made up of hand-plucked green tea leaves grown on Jeju Island and fermented for at least 50 days. The results include both instant and long-lasting radiance, voilà.
Neogen Dermalogy's intensely hydrating Real Ferment Micro Essence has a super layerable formula (seven skin method, anyone?) and is spiked with rice and yeast ferments to balance the health of your skin's microbiome.
No matter what your skin-care concerns are, there's a serum for you. Brightening? Check out vitamin C. Hydrating? Green tea not only boosts moisture levels but deeply soothes stressed-out skin.
Neogen Real Vita C Serum
I Dew Care Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum
Innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed
Neogen Dermatology's Real Vita C Serum rings in at a potent concentration of 22 percent sodium ascorbyl phosphate, a stabilized source of vitamin C, along with niacinamide for major brightening results. How so? Vitamin C contains a property that inhibits your skin's melanin production, which is what causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation, board-certified dermatologist Patricia Wexler previously explained to Allure. She also pointed out that the effectiveness of vitamin C goes up when it's combined with other antioxidants, like vitamin E, which — lo and behold — Neogen's serum has. Talk about a free-radical-fighting power duo.
I Dew Care also pairs vitamins C and E together, alongside vitamin B5 and glycerin, for a moisturizing, antioxidant-rich formula that feels silky smooth on the skin.
Innisfree's Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed is a classic for good reason. When your skin's feeling parched, give it a few pumps of this supremely hydrating formula made with Jeju green tea extract and Jeju green tea seed oil to maintain the skin's moisture barrier.
If it's one thing Korean skin care has nailed down, it's formulating lightweight moisturizers that deliver intense hydration without feeling like our skin's been weighed down — which is preferred if you're like us and have already gone through countless skin-care steps.
Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Circle Eye Cream
Enough Project Moisture Cream
Tonymoly's The Chok Chok Watery Cream replaces water with fermented green tea (63 percent, to be exact) as the main ingredient, which means this gel-cream is intensely hydrating but doesn't leave behind any heavy or sticky residue. Enough Project's Moisture Cream is packed with beta-hyaluronic acid (which the brand claims is 1.5 times more effective than common hyaluronic acid) and vitamin E to pamper and soften skin all day long.
For the delicate eye area, Goodal's Green Tangerine Vita C Eye Cream teams up vitamin C and green tangerine extract to minimize the appearance of dark circles and boost elasticity over time.
Belif Moisturizing Bomb & Pore Cleaner Holiday Set
K-beauty is serious about maintaining soft and smooth lips. Just take Laneige's Lip Sleeping Masks, which are undeniably the brand's hero product (and sadly not officially sold on Amazon). Luckily, we have many other sweet-smelling options to peruse.
Mamonde Lip Sleeping Mask
Nooni Appleberry Lip Oil
Swipe on Nooni's Appleberry Lip Oil during the day and keep lips looking healthy and nourished with vitamins A, C, and E. You can't go wrong with any of the four varieties/scents: Appleberry (pictured above) Applecoco, Applemint, and Citrus.
Then apply Mamonde's Lip Sleeping Mask right before bed to lock in moisture with its antioxidant-rich plum blossom extract and murumuru butter formula. You'll wake up with plump lips, and if you choose to don a lipstick, your lips will be perfectly prepped as well — no flaking or feathering in the forecast.
Allow us to briefly stand on our soapboxes and remind you that you need to wear sunscreen every single day, even if you don't step foot outside. UVA rays easily penetrate glass windows and can lead to photo-aging (think dark spots, wrinkles, etc.) and skin cancer, so slather up. Set daily reminders if you need to. Korean sunscreens have some of the best and most comfortable formulas money can buy. Take Banila Co and Innisfree for example — they both disappear into skin without leaving any white cast, heaviness, or residue.
Banila Co Prime Primer Sun SPF 50+
Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36
Korean skin care might be our guiding siren, but Korean makeup brands are making their mark as well. We like to think that's partially thanks to the stunning looks that K-pop stars put on for comebacks, but also because they're simply just that good.
Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50
Hanskin Blemish Cover Concealer
For a practically weightless base that'll even out any imperfections, the Best of Beauty-winning Amorepacific Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50 does it all — providing color correction, tinted coverage, and sun protection. (We still recommend applying a separate sunscreen to ensure the utmost coverage.) On days you want to skip the all-over tint and simply spot-treat, Hanskin's Blemish Cover Concealer is highly dependable and doesn't enhance texture in the slightest.
Hera Sensual Powder Matte Lipstick
Peripera Ink the Velvet Lip Tint
Peripera's Ink Velvet Lip Tints and Hera's Sensual Powder Matte Lipsticks are perfect for all-day, impossibly lightweight color — seriously, you'll forget you're even wearing them.
Amazon Prime Day isn't over until the clock strikes midnight PT on June 22, so take advantage of the abundant beauty deals until then and keep checking back with Allure's coverage as we update all of our stories throughout the sale.
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