Cult Favourite Asian skin care products you need in your routine

Cherry Chan
16 February, 2021

Phrases like ‘glass skin’ or ‘ten-step skin care routine’ have been synonymous with Asian skin care and the products that are used. It’s no secret that Asian skin care products have gained massive popularity across the globe in the last few years, with countless brands across the continent creating iconic products that beauty fanatics can’t get enough of. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most favourite Asian skin care products that’ll help you achieve perfect skin!

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil has achieved cult status and been one of DHC’s best selling products, selling a bottle every 10 seconds worldwide. Oil cleansing has been gaining popularity recently as a gentle alternative method to cleanse the skin and contrary to popular belief, it is suitable for all skin types and they do wonders for the skin!

This oil cleanser is contains olive oil as an active ingredient which has nourishing properties and helps to hydrate your skin without clogging your pores. Aside from being a fantastic product to remove stubborn makeup and product buildup after a long day, DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil can also be used in the morning to remove oil buildup overnight and leave your skin refreshed, ready to start your day.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Established in 2013, COSRX has made a name for itself in the Korean skin care world for creating skin care products that are not only effective and cruelty free, but also full of high quality ingredients to target skin issues.

Since our skin typically has a pH level of 4.5, the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser which has a pH level of 5.30 to 6.30 helps to prevent your skin from feeling taught and dry after washing, but also keeps your skin squeaky clean. Containing tea tree oil as one of it’s main ingredients which helps to soothe and treat breakouts, this gel cleanser is not only suitable for acne prone skin due to it’s pore-friendly ingredients, but it’s also great for dry and sensitive skin due to the low pH level of the product.

NeoGen Dermatology PHA Gauze Exfoliating Pads

Combining the worlds of beauty and science together is NeoGen. They are dedicated to creating solutions to all skin problems using advanced bio technology, leaving you with healthy skin with developed formulas using only reliable and safe ingredients.

NeoGen now has three different scents of their best selling gauze peeling exfoliation pads, coming in red wine, lemon and green tea. Each scent is targeted towards a specific skin concern, but the gauze pads that are in each product have a patented design that helps to roll away any dead skin cells lingering on your skin.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II is a timeless and classic brand in the skin care world. With countless of their products containing Pitera which has amino acids, vitamins, minerals and organic acids that rejuvenate the skin’s surface, restores moisture and leaves your skin translucent, soft and smooth.

Their Facial Treatment Essence is an award-winning best seller product, it is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin unlike other essences. SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is suitable for any skin type at any age, aside from providing moisture it also reduces dark spots and fine lines, smoothens textures and more! With their formula not being changed in the last 40 years, it’s clear to see why this has been a cult favourite skin care product.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream

Taking a Japanese philosophical approach to skin care, Tatcha focuses on ‘less is more’ and is a cross between Kyoto craftsmanship with California’s natural ease. Tatcha creates formulas from scratch that takes ancient Japanese beauty secrets and makes them for our fast paced lives.

This Dewy Skin Cream intensely hydrates and seals in moisture, leaving your skin with a healthy glow, luminous and bouncy to the touch. Containing a blend of Japanese purple rice, Okinawan algae, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts, these mix of ingredients help to maintain your skin’s natural moisture factors and makes your skin look radiant and healthy.

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

With their name being an abbreviation for ‘Doctor Joins Art’, Dr. Jart is a Korean skin care brand that is the fusion of dermatological science and art. Their original packaging is eye catching with its loud colours and easy to use while drawing attention.

Their Ceramidin cream has been a best selling product and provides deep and long lasting moisture for extremely dry skin with its five ceramides as its key ingredients. This moisturising cream not only strengthens your skin barrier in the driest of conditions, but also shields it from any further water or moisture loss. There are several other products also in the Ceramidin range from Dr.Jart, so you can get the whole collection and fully nourish your skin!

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Known as the ‘powerhouse of hydration’, Laneige has perfected the secret to deliver intense moisture in all of their skin care products and it has been and award winning cosmetic brand since its founding in 1999. With their Water Science, they’re able to create smarter skin care solutions for all skin types and issues.

The Water Sleeping Mask moisturises and revitalises the skin, making your skin radiant and look well rested. Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask can be used all four seasons and provides ample moisture to any skin type. Their ultra-mild and soothing formula is non-comedogenic and easily absorbed into the skin; using SLEEP-TOX technology, the purifying effects of this mask helps to rejuvenate and awaken fatigued skin.

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