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5 Best Korean Skincare Brands in India 2020

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

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Korean beauty regimen whether the famous 10 step routine or maybe just a little cleanser and moisturizer here and there are all the rage! Thanks to social media and the internet era.And we are absolutely digging it!

Korean skincare products took the world by storm with it's affordable high quality products and their unusual content of natural ingredients like snail mucus,pig collagen,horse oil to name a few.These products also come with cute and pleasant packaging that definitely catches the customer's attention.

Here are 5 Best Korean Skincare Brands you can find in India :

1. Laneige

Laneige is a top skincare brand that was launched in 1994 by Amore Pacific,which is a parent company and also the leading cosmetics company in South Korea.

Today, Laneige has made a mark through stores spread across Asia, the Middle East, Russia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

Laniege was launched with Advanced Water Science technology, an emphasis on skin hydration as a central concept. Laneige lays utmost importance on women's skin hydration and moisture. They promise to deliver the "essence of hydration" with its high end products to protect women's skin from dryness,pollution and stress.

Moisture and hydration products are not the only things you were promised.There are a variety of products ranging from skincare,makeup,eyecare products to lipcare!

Must try products:

The Laniege Water Bank Moisture Cream that will leave your skin feeling hydrated,springy and give your skin a life! This moisture cream is powered by antioxidants, highly concentrated Green Mineral Water™, extracts from Brussel sprouts and artichoke combine with the fortifying power of lima beans, helps strengthen the defensive skin barrier and instantly provides deep hydration that lasts all day long. And is recommended to use right after cleansing to give your skin firmness.

The Laniege Water Bank Hydro Essence is the answer to flaky dry skin and comes with a watery consistency which is easily absorbed into the skin.Water Bank Hydro Essence is created with highly-concentrated Green Mineral Water™ and infused with vitamin-rich kale, watercress, and beet to provide intense hydration. It is light and fast-absorbing to help boost the benefits of this formula.

Where to buy : Majority of Laneige products are mostly found on online stores in India as of yet. However, these could also be bought from third party physical stores like Nykaa Luxe in Chanakya,Delhi and Beauty Barn in Dimapur,Nagaland.

2. Skinfood

Skinfood has been around since 1957 mainly controlled by the Cho family of South Korea and was included in Forbes The World's 500 Most Influential Companies in 2012.

For SKINFOOD, beauty is a healthy lifestyle choice.This is the mantra they religiously follow.

SKINFOOD is the first cosmetic brand to root itself in food. They believe that nutritive food results in nutritive beauty for healthy, beautiful skin which is absolutely true because it has been going around for ages that you are what you eat!

Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off

Healthy skin starts with food. Food contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are good for the body inside and out. They use these nourishing elements in all their products to deliver targeted nourishment and care. Some of the key ingredients they use to deliver their food based products are the Brazilian black sugar, South Asian royal black honey, French grapes etc.We should note that the key to maximizing beauty can be found in the food around us.

Not only do they have skincare, but their products have a wide variety to choose from including skin concern,body products,hair care and makeup! And their packaging is mouthwatering literally, because their products are packaged like any food packaging we'd find in grocery stores appealing to the eyes.

Must try products : Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Peach Jelly Soothing Gel 90

Where to buy : Skinfood Products can be found online on-

  • Nykaa

  • Amazon

  • Flipkart

  • Skinnmore

  • ShelC

3. Missha

Photo by Facebook/Missha

Based in Seoul,South Korea Missha is a skincare and cosmetics manufacturer, retailer and a franchise business,part of Able C&C Co., Ltd.

Established in 2000,Missha is also known for making high quality, lower cost duplications of more expensive brands and their Time Revolution First Treatment Essence is a popular duplication of luxury brand essence SK-II through which Missha made their first big cut globally and since then Missha has continued to build a brand name for itself as an ideal go-to for women skincare products.

Must Try Products : M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++

Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX

Where to buy : Amazon



4. The Face shop

Photo by Faceshop

Established in 2003, the Faceshop has captured the global market with its high quality products based on natural traditional herbs and extracts and combine them with Korean technology to give satisfaction in skincare needs.

It has also made its way to India both online as well as physical stores and has been giving the customers the much needed quality products at best prices.

The Faceshop has wide variety of products to choose from which include skincare, masksheets,lipcare,haircare,bath & body and also kits & combos at affordable prices.

Must buy products : Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

Chia Seed Hydro Cream

Where to buy : The Faceshop,Mumbai,India

5. Innisfree

Photo by Innisfree Official

Innisfree is a naturalism oriented cosmetics brand created by Amore Pacific in 2000. Innisfree at present has two stores in India at Delhi and one at Mumbai while their products can be found in many online stores such as amazon,nykaa,myntra,purpelle etc.

Innisfree is a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju for healthy beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.

Innisfree boasts of a wide range of skincare,bodycare products according to the key ingredients they use such as the infamous volcanic clusters, green tea, tea tree, orchid, soybean and many other. Their aim is not only to provide natural ingredients infused quality products but to raise awareness about the unique pristine form of nature.

Innisfree currently deals with skincare,make-up,body and hair care.

Must buy products: Intensive hydrating serum with green tea seed

Pore clearing clay mask 2X with super volcanic clusters

Where to buy :

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