Top 5 Korean Skincare Brands

Top 5 Korean Skincare Brands

Top 5 Korean Skincare Brands

Flawless, unblemished, glowing skin dances across billboards in South Korea. Korean idols are known for their ethereal beauty and translucent, unmarked skin. In order to achieve  such flawless skin, Korean idols follow strict skincare regimes. In this post we will explore the top 5 Korean skincare brands used by Korean Idols.

Top 5 Korean Skincare Brands

Korean actors, actresses, and singers are known for taking good care of their skin. Along with following a healthy diet, Korean Idols also follow skincare routines utilizing products that are best suited for their skin type. South Korean skincare brands circle around natural, organic products as to not cause further damage to the skin. Here are 5 bestselling Korean skincare brands:

-Banila Co.

-Nature Republic


-Skin Food

-Face Shop

Banila Co.

Banila Co. founded in 2005 is one of the fastest growing skincare companies in South Korea. With over 80 stores in South Korea and China, Banila Co. is readily making it’s way across to other countries. Banila Co. creates products that will clear up the skin, so that customers can wear a ‘no-makeup’ look. With natural ingredients such as papaya, mistletoe, and acerola loaded into their products, Babila is a favorable brand to turn to.

Their best selling product is the “Banila Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm”. Used by Korean idols such as Jessica Jung, and Taeyeon, the cleansing balm is suitable for most skin types. A lightweight oil based cleanser, the balm massages onto the skin as a lightweight silky lather working to exfoliate the skin revealing soft, smooth, and polished skin.

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Banila Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. Image Courtesy of


Nature Republic

Nature Republic, reaching it’s 10 year anniversary was founded in 2009. Known for utilizing only natural and organic ingredients, their products can be found on multiple Korean idols bathroom shelves. Idols such as SNSD’s Taeyeon, Exo’s Baekhyun, Lay, and Suho as well as Jung Ji Hoon better known as Rain are all avid users of Nature Republic products.

With natural ingredients such as: aloe vera, bamboo, charcoal, moroccon oil, shea butter and argan oil infused in their products, Nature Republic has users located worldwide. Their best selling product is “Soothing And Moisture Aloe Vera Gel”. This is a versatile product, meant to be used in a variety of ways including: moisturizer, face mask, after shave, essence, primer, etc.

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Soothing And Moisture Aloe Vera Gel. Image Courtesy of Nature Republic



Mamonde, french for ‘my world’ launched in 1991. Over 20 years old, this skincare brand is available to customers worldwide. Mamonde is unique in the sense that their key ingredient are flowers. Utilizing flowers such as: narcissus, roses, honey suckle, lotus’s, hibiscus, camellia’s, and magnolia’s, Mamonde extracts the essence from the petals, buds, and seeds infusing them into their products.

Korean idols both male and female utilize Mamonde products. Actress Park Shin Hye, SNSD member Kwon Yuri, and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon use Mamonde products religiously. Their best selling product priced at only $7.00 is the “Hibiscus Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask”.

The hibiscus essence infused in the face mask tightens and strengthens the skin. With one use the skin will look smoother, and healthier leaving the wearer with glowing dewy skin. The mask contains Eucalyptus tree pulp which ensures that the skin absorbs all the beneficial ingredients.

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Hibiscus Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask. Image Courtesy of Mamonde.


Skin Food

Skin Food, one of the oldest names in the skincare business is turning 61 this year. As one of the top skincare brands in South Korea, Skin Food has a high end clientele. Catering to Korean Idols such as 2NE1’s Minzy, actor Lee Jong-Suk, and long time actress Sung Yu-Ri.

Skin Food was born by the idea that products we put onto our bodies should be created by using ingredients we put into our bodies. Products containing healthy, wholesome ingredients such as: black sugar, honey, egg whites, avocados, tomatoes, peaches, etc. line the shelves of Skin Food.

Their best selling product is the “Black Sugar Mask Wash Off”. This black sugar based cleanser is first massaged into the skin then left on as a mask. This product helps to exfoliate the skin revealing a smoother, cleaner complexion. In fact, black sugar also helps to remove black heads, white heads, as well as tighten and lift the skin revealing a youthful and vibrant complexion.

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Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. Image Courtesy of Skin Food.


Face Shop

A 15 year business, the Face Shop is growing rapidly catering to clients in over 20 countries. With over 2,000 stores located worldwide, the Face Shop is one of the most successful businesses in the skincare industry. Catering to clients such as Bae Suzy, Kim Hyoyeon, and Kim Soo-Hyun, the Face Shop is spreading like wildfire.

Inspired by the benefits of plants, Face Shop uses natural, plant based ingredients in their products to ensure successful results. Catering to all skin types, the products offered at Face Shop are unique to all skin conditions ensuring that the clients needs are met.

One of their best selling products is the “Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil”. This oil based cleanser caters to all skin types ranging from oily, to combination, to dry. Infused with rice water extract, and jojoba oil this cleanser works to remove all the impurities on the skin including acne causing bacteria. In fact, Jojoba oil contains high amounts of  Vitamin E, which slows down the ageing process. This cleanser leaves the skin looking fresh, clean and radiant.

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Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil. Image Courtesy of Ohlolly.


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