A Very K-Beauty Gift Guide
What a brightening season, just the right time to give away some K skincare products! Pick up some of the best Korean skincare products to brighten up your skin this holiday season. From the most popular products, to the hottest new products, to a variety of masks, these gift sets are perfect for giving away.
Then, I met your duo, $68-78.
Okay, so Then I Met You is not a Korean skincare brand, but we included it anyway because it comes from the genius brain of Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho.
Inspired by JEONG (an important and hard-to-define Korean concept that can mean love, affection, compassion, empathy or empathy for things between people), Then I Met You wants to inspire you to “pause and dive deeper into your life, to spark meaningful, transformative moments in your life and to make lasting connections with the people, places and things that matter most.
Following the science behind the 10-step Korean skincare routine, Then I Met You has two dual-action sets to choose from: a cleansing dual-action set, $68, and a balanced skin dual-action set, $78.
The award-winning Cleansing Duo contains an oily cleanser with grape seed, olive and sea berry oils to leave skin soft and clean, while the water-based cleanser contains PHA and tea tree hydrating ingredients to clear pores and prevent breakouts. On a personal note: The included Living Cleansing Balm, $38, is one of the most moisturizing, nourishing and deeply cleansing oily cleansers I’ve ever used – I love it, and I think you will too.
The newly released Skin Balance Dual Action Cleanser contains an exfoliating toner that gently exfoliates fine lines while hydrating the skin, and a silky smooth treatment serum made with over 80% natural fermented ingredients such as galactobacteria to brighten and rejuvenate the skin.
Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Grass Bestseller Set, $77.
The Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive is a K-beauty classic (if you’re a fan of it, check out the new Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX) – but its Artemisia line is another awesome upgrade. Get the entire Artemisia collection in the Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Best Seller Set, $77.
Time Revolution Artemisia Serum is formulated with an all-natural artemisia serum that still moisturizes and brightens like Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence, but is more suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Also in the collection is the Time Revolution Artemisia Ampoule, a higher concentration serum that helps control moisture and oil balance while moisturizing and soothing the skin.
But the best thing about the Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Serum is that it includes a TSA-friendly travel bottle serum and ampoule – which makes it a great choice for your favorite travel friends.
Soko Glam 10-Step Korean Skin Care Set for Combination Skin, $199.
If you’ve read anything I’ve written on Total Beauty, you’ll know that for me it’s either 10 steps or nothing at all.Soko Glam 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine Kit, $199, is perfect for Korean skincare newbies who want to learn more about K-beauty. It’s also perfect for that person in your life that you’re trying to convert to in a 10-step way. Filled with some of my favorite brands like Neogen and Klairs, you won’t be fooled by some half-assed products and this starter set is definitely worth it.
Mediheal x BTS Special Set, $80.
The Mediheal x BTS Special Set, $80, is the perfect gift for your favorite member of the BTS legion (or mask lover), in fact, this Mediheal x BTS Special Set includes four different masks. Hydration Care Kit, Soothing Kit, Moisturizing Barrier Care Kit and Whitening Care Kit. These four masks are all designed to address your skin issues, including the NMF Nourishing Moisturizing Mask, Tea Tree Oil Soothing Mask, Hammock Charcoal Absorbing Oil Mask, Niacinamide Brightening Mask and more. You can’t beat the combination of Korea’s #1 sheet mask with the world’s #1 K-Pop band.
Cosrx’s most popular and best-selling set, $20.
Cosrx Best Seller Set, $25, four-piece travel set with the brand’s best-selling skincare serums: low pH morning gel cleanser, AHA/BHA cleanser, AHA/BHA toner, premium snail 96 mucilage serum and oil-free moisturizing lotion. All products soften, calm and moisturize the skin – especially some heavyweight products like the AHA/BHA Toner and Snail Mucus Serum. Not only is this set the most affordable on this gift guide, but it also includes some of my favorite skincare products.
Peach & Lily KBeauty Anti-Aging Serum, $229.
This anti-aging serum gift set from Peach & Lily, $229, is an anti-aging must-have from Peach & Lily, which has specifically designed this set to repair and restore skin, targeting sagging, fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. Complete with a serum, serum, eye cream, mask, and one of my favorite exfoliating products, the Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask.These K-beauty anti-aging serums will both rejuvenate your skin and gently prevent irritation.