If you're hunting for beauty deals during Amazon Prime Day, you simply can't overlook the abundance of Korean skin-care and beauty deals at your disposal. There's something for everyone, whether that's a new cleanser, essence, sheet mask, or lip tint. And the best part? Everything is up to 60 percent off.
K-beauty products are known to be pretty affordable — Cosrx, Neogen, and Goodal, the list goes on — but we won't complain if there's an extra discount. And, on top of that, some of the more luxurious brands like AmorePacific and Donginbi are also partaking. If you haven't tried the Best of Beauty-winning Vintage Single Extract Essence, you can buy one for $67, down from $95. No matter what price point, all of these innovative, effective, and gentle products will contribute to a skin-care routine that'll plump up and brighten your complexion for an undeniable glow. Amazon Prime Day has never looked so dewy.
If you don't know where to begin in the realm of Korean skin care, take it literally and start with the first step. Well, make it two steps, because once you try double cleansing you'll never go back. The first step is an oil-based cleanser or micellar water, which will melt and break down the excess sebum produced by your skin and derived from your makeup.
The Enough Project Cleansing Oil contains a plethora of olive, grapeseed, and coconut oils for an extra gentle glide, and the Iope Derma Repair pH Balancing Cleansing Water has skin-soothing ingredients like cypress tree leaf extract and barrier-strengthening panthenol. Or, if you prefer a cleansing balm, Hanskin's PHA Pore Cleansing Balm gently exfoliates dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Polyhydroxy acids have a larger molecule size than alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and can't penetrate as deeply, so they stick to the surface and don't cause as much irritation, New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Patricia Wexler previously told Allure.
Then, once all of the makeup and dirt is gone, it's time to really get into your pores with a water-based cleanser. We're big fans of AHC's Aqualuronic Cleanser, which just won a Best of Beauty Award for its impossibly light and airy texture that removes makeup and dirt with baffling ease. It's formulated with a fortifying combination of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and French seawater. Donginbi's cleansing foam is packed with red ginseng, which protects skin against free radicals and increases collagen production for firmer skin.
Whereas some Western toners might be associated with the words "harsh" and "astringent," Korean toners pride themselves on being extra gentle and supportive toward your skin barrier. Both of these toners will rebalance your skin's pH levels back to its normal (around 5.5) after a thorough double cleanse or exfoliating mask. When skin deviates from its optimal pH, harmful bacteria can pop up, triggering inflammation and skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and rosacea, New York City-based dermatologist Rachel Nazarian previously told Allure.