[Marie Claire] Korean Beauty Expert Charlotte Cho Shares Her Top Products of 2019
by Charlotte Cho Aug 23, 2019
The Queen of K-beauty has spoken.
I'm Charlotte Cho, the cofounder, esthetician, and curator behind Soko Glam and the skincare content site The Klog. I'm passionate about scouring Seoul for the latest and greatest innovations and bringing them to the U.S. so that your skin will see results. Ahead are some of my current fave K-beauty products you need to know about.
THIS LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream
Ceremide is one of my favorite skincare ingredients and this moisturizer is packed with it. I love it because it’s great for all skin types and can be used day or night. This formula helps retain skin’s moisture while strengthening the skin barrier. (Plus, no greasy residue.) It also contains three forms of centella asiatica, which is an ingredient that heals and soothes irritated skin.
THIS MOISTURIZING MASK
N.M.F Intensive Hydrating Sheet Mask
I became an instant fan of Mediheal when I was first introduced to the brand while living in South Korea. It's actually Korea’s number-one sheet mask. From hydration and brightening to blemish control and firming, Mediheal has a mask for every skin type or concern. I personally love the NMF Intensive Hydrating Mask because it mimics the natural moisturizing factor naturally produced in the skin. This ultra-hydrating mask instantly transforms skin from dry and flaky to soft and supple.
THIS REPARATIVE LOTION
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion
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I call Rovectin the brand with heart. Rovectin developed their line to help cancer patients repair and hydrate their skin after harsh treatments. The Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion is a multitasking product: It hydrates, firms, and exfoliates with papaya extract, and soothes the skin in one step. For those with oily skin, this toner would be great to add into your skincare routine during warmer months.
THIS GENTLE CLEANSER
Coconut Water Cleansing Foam
This vegan, cruelty-free cleansing foam is like no other that I've ever tried. It’s packed with 75 percent real coconut water, leaving skin very hydrated, clean, and soft. I love the luxurious experience of using this product—it transforms from a foam to a velvety lather while gently removing dirt, sweat, and other impurities.
THIS WEIGHTLESS SUNSCREEN
Honey Moist Sun Essence SPF 50+PA+++
If you’re looking for a lightweight, hydrating sunscreen that leaves little-to-no white residue, this is it. It's one of my personal favorites because it contains SPF 50+ PA+++ and absorbs into skin quickly. It's perfect for wearing underneath your daily foundation.