If serums, sheet masks, and essences don’t fancy you, then what else will? The Korean skincare wave is everywhere and, it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Hence, we decided to go with the flow and try out some of the Korean skincare products to see if we can get somewhere closer to the ‘glass skin’.

Here is the list of 10 tried and tested Korean skincare products to swear by in 2020. We have tried our best to include everything, from lip masks, serums, to sheet masks, and even foot masks!

Oil Cleansers

Well, Korean skincare is a hefty one and requires a lot of time to follow religiously. We didn’t realise how crucial double cleansing is until we had the results in front of us.

The 10 Step Korean skincare routine starts with an oil-based cleanser that removes sebum, oil, and makeup layers from your face.

Heimish All Clean Balm

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Heimish is a big name in the Korean skincare market and, it claims its products to be paraben-free. Formulated with citrus herb oil, Coconut extract, Shea butter, and White flower complex, the cleansing balm works effectively.

It has a balm-type consistency that changes as soon as it’s mixed with water. We love the way it works gently on the skin while removing even the most stubborn makeup products. Not only this, but it also includes hypoallergenic ingredients to suit sensitive skin-type.

If there’s a competition between the oil-based cleansers, the Heimish All Clean Balm is bound to give a strong fight.

Water Cleansers

The next step in double cleansing includes water-based cleansers that suck out all the grind, dust, and dead skin cells from your skin. These cleansers usually have a watery consistency, but, they can also be foamy.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cleansing Foam

If you are sceptical on using snail mucin-based products, don’t be! We bet you would fall in love with these products (and, the snail too! ;)). The Missha cell renew snail cleansing foam contains 3% snail slime extract and works wonderfully on the skin.

It removes dead skin cells from the skin while regenerating new ones. If you are someone with dull, sagging, and damaged skin, here’s your Holy Grail skincare product.


Do we really need to mention the benefits of exfoliating? No matter what skin type you are, scraping off dead skin is pretty important. Exfoliation enhances blood circulation while removing blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. However, you need to select the best suitable exfoliator for your skin type.

Missha Super Aqua Bubble Peeling Gel

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Filled with O2 Plantox, Oxygenated water, and green tea extracts, this is one of the best peeling gels out there. The Oxygen bubbles remove old dead skin cells while oxygenated water provides hydration to keep skin moisturized after peeling.

If you are someone who’s battling with dry skin, rough texture, and large pores, this product is made just for you.


It’s high time that you need to stop making your toner feel the FOMO! Toners are pretty crucial when it comes to skincare and, most of us don’t even realise this. Once you have cleansed and exfoliated your face, your skin needs to come back to its original pH level. Hence, toners.

Some by Mi 30 Days Miracle Toner

If you haven’t heard of Some by Mi before, you are missing out on a huge range of Korean skincare. These people have some of the best Korean skincare products that have worked wonders for people across the globe.

Talking about their 30 days Miracle line, the AHA BHA PHA toner tops it all. The company claims to improve your skin condition within 30 days, which we thought as nothing but a hoax until one of our writers at Chicsta tried it on her skin.

Sheet Masks

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Well, this is where half of my salary goes – sheet masks! There’s something about the sheet masks that fascinates us. Isn’t it ultra-soothing and relaxing?

It’s unarguably the best way to pamper yourself and have some me-time. Sheet masks are filled with the goodness of serums and, they work wonderfully on every skin type. From aloe-Vera, coconut, pearl extract to snail slime, green tea, pomegranate, you will find them in a wide range.

You can go for Missha and Etude House sheet masks that come in several variants and for every skin type.


Now comes the most exciting part – treatments. Korean skincare is all about treatments that include serums, essences, and ampoules. The best part about these products is that they target a specific skin condition and lend you a new improved skin.

Serums, essences, and ampoules all are similar as they work towards a specific skin condition.

Some by Mi Snail Truecica Serum

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Once you start using the snail products, you want everything slimy! The snail truecica serum by Some by Mi is yet another amazing product that works wonderfully on damaged skin.

Formulated with 890, 000 ppm of black snail mucin, it enhances skin regeneration, repairs damage, and fades away acne scars. The snail truecica serum looks transparent and has no prominent smell, just in case you hate snails.

Eye Cream

Do you know which part of your face shows the very first signs of ageing? It’s your eyes. Dark circles, wrinkles, eye bags, and what not! It might sound too much to apply an eye cream every day but, that’s how it works.

If you want to age gracefully and not before time, grab some of the best Korean eye creams out there. The best time to apply them is before going to bed so that it gets maximum time to get absorbed.

Eyenlip Black Snail Eye Cream

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Black snail mucin has been used since ages in the Korean skincare. This eye cream by Eyenlip is formulated with snail filtrate, artichoke, saffron, and marine collagen. It calms your skin while keeping away the signs of ageing.

You can clearly notice the difference in your skin once you start applying it regularly.


Moisturisation is an essential step of the Korean skincare routine. It nourishes the skin from within and keeps off chapping. However, people with dry skin need to choose their moisturisers smartly.

The best thing about Korean skincare is that it has products for every skin type and skin concern.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream

Suitable for all skin types, the Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream contains 94% of Snail secretion filtrate that makes your skin nourished, hydrated, and healthy.

It treats irritated skin and improves uneven skin tone. We love everything snail, and thus, couldn’t resist ourselves from mentioning this one.


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Your day time skincare routine can never be complete without a sunscreen. First of all, sun rays are always there, even on cloudy days. Hence, you should never step out at day time without having sunscreen on.

Always go for the ones that have 30+ SPF and apply it generously on all the exposed parts of your body.

Missha All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Spf50+

This waterproof sunscreen by Missha is waterproof and gives excellent sustainability for long leisure activities. It’s an inorganic sunscreen without cloudiness that reflects ultraviolet rays.

Once you start using this, we bet, you won’t go for any other!

2019 is about to end and as you welcome 2020, why not pamper yourself with the Korean skincare? Here was our list of the 10 Korean skincare products that you need to have in your vanity. We have tried these products and, they worked pretty well for us. We hope that they work for you as well!