There’s no denying that Korean skincare and makeup products are in high demand these days. Anyone who has tried these beauty items would understand why. Aside from good formulations, they also come in the cutest packaging, and as a cherry on top, they’re also affordable. But despite K-Beauty’s massive success outside Korea, it can still be challenging to get your hands on some interesting new releases.
All the added courier and tax fees plus the long waiting time is enough to discourage us from having the products shipped. So if you’re lucky enough to go on a trip to South Korea soon, take the opportunity to buy products from these brands for a cheaper price before heading home.
COSRX quickly became popular due to its no-nonsense skincare products that deliver great results. Now, they’re expanding at a rapid rate and distributing their goods internationally via consignments with beauty hubs like Watsons and Riley Rose. While we can grab some of their bestsellers like the One Step Original Clear Pad off the shelves at a nearby cosmetic store, some of their new must-have products are still hard to come by and are often sold by independent vendors for a much higher price. If you ever find yourself in Myeongdong, look for ALand where you can find a COSRX corner. Make sure to get the latest PHA Moisture Renewal Cream and Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence before they’re sold out.
As a huge advocate of using natural skincare ingredients, Neogen focuses on gentle yet effective skincare for individuals who have sensitive skin. The brand’s one-of-a-kind products made a good impression on influential beauty gurus like Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam, who eventually collaborated with the brand to create the beloved Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick. If you’ve always wanted to try it, better to get it from Korea at Olive Young Myeongdong where it’s sold cheaper compared to buying it online or from importers.