South Korea’s imports have never failed us, owing to the way they blend skincare and makeup. And now, with the brutal summer heat beating down our skin, we’ll need all the help we can get. Real talk: these 8 K-beauty up-and-comers will be your go-tos for the season. Each one is guaranteed to keep your skin spring-fresh and your makeup weather-proof!
1. April Skin Rose Glam Moisture Cover, P1,490
For a flawless base that stays put in the heat, this waterproof balm-type formula is a no-brainer. It features a rose-shaped brush that seamlessly buffs product into the skin, so you can build coverage without caking. Shop it here.
2. Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser, P925
Everything is better with wine, and this luxurious cleansing balm is definitely proof of that. Its antioxidant-rich formula powers through stubborn makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. With packaging this cute, how can you say no? Shop it here.
3. Innisfree Auto Eye Brow Pencil, P225
A groomed set of brows is mandatory no matter the season, so brush up your arches with this dual-ended pencil! Its oval-shaped tip quickly fills in bald spots, while the spoolie tames any stray strands. Shop it here.
4. Lebaton BanBan Gel & Oil Cleanser, now on sale at P999 (limited time only)
Ladies, meet your double-cleansing dream come true. This two-step product houses a pair of cleanser essentials in one bottle: a brightening oil on one side and a pore-purifying gel on the other. Shop it here.
5. Dearberry Photo Concealer, now on sale at P221(limited time only)
Don’t let spotty skin get in the way of your vacay selfies! This liquid concealer hides all types of blemishes, from dark circles to budding zits. The way it cancels out imperfections will bring you skin that’s picture-perfect. Shop it here.
6. The Saem Healing Tea Cleansing Water, P580
Trade your average-joe micellar water for this refreshing green tea blend. A powerhouse of nourishing plant extracts, it lifts away makeup, dirt, and oil in one fell swoop. No irritation, no residue, and no rinsing—just fresh, squeaky-clean skin. Shop it here.
7. Heimish Dailism Smudge Stop Liner, P599
Muddy raccoon eyes will be nonexistent with this long-lasting liner. Its creamy formula glides like silk over the lids, and every stroke delivers bold, smudge-proof pigment. Shop it here.
8. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon, P1,650
Looking a little worn out? Bring the glow back to dull skin with these high-performance exfoliating pads. Each one is soaked in a potent lemon formula to brighten the skin. With every swipe, these pads slough off dead skin cells, fade acne scars, and bring vitality back to decongested skin. Shop it here.
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