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From serums to moisturisers, here's what you can buy from the popular K-beauty store during Amazon's Beauty Week. Image Credit: Shutterstock

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Ever wondered how your favourite Korean celebrities or K-Pop idols achieve their glassy, dewy and radiant complexion? Well, you needn't look far.

You just need the right combination of toners, cleansers, serums, masks, and hydrating creams, and voila! You've got it. Remember, the key to achieving a K-beauty glow, is consistency, so ensure that you have a thorough regimen going for several weeks, to achieve desired results.

And for some of you, who are still confused as to how to go about it, don't worry. We have got you sorted. Take your pick from soothing moisturisers, comforting and cooling gels, creams that can actually protect you from the sun, as well as hydrating clay masks.

We curated a list of the best K-beauty products in the market right now, all available in one place: Amazon's Korean Beauty Store. Pick one with an Prime membership to bring it home as early as tomorrow.

1. Best Serum: AHC Peony Bright Luminous Face Serum

With a little help from pink peony extract, you can brighten and even your skin tone with this serum by AHC. The pink peony extract is a unique ingredient sourced from Korea's Gangwon province. Peonies are known for their antioxidant properties and can help provide more than just a lit-from-within glow. Combined with Vitamin C derivatives and fruit enzymes, this powerful trio works together to minimise hyperpigmentation and dark spots, leaving your skin looking more even-toned. It is also formulated with hyaluronic acid and other hydrating ingredients and keeps your skin feeling plump and refreshed. Moreover, it promises to restore elasticity and give you a more youthful appearance.

2. Best Collagen Cream: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream

Here, the star of the show is collagen water. This isn't your average collagen – Etude House's Moistfull Collagen is hydrolyzed, meaning the collagen molecules are broken down into smaller sizes for better absorption by the skin. This allows the cream to deliver intense hydration, deep into the skin's layers. It also has macademia seed oil, which acts as a moisture-locking shield, preventing precious hydration from evaporating and keeping your skin feeling supple throughout the day. The lightweight formula is believed to moisturise without clogging pores, making it suitable for combination skin types. However, it's always best to do a patch test if you're trying this cream out for the first time.

3. Best Hydrating Mask: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

A true hydration powerhouse, Laneige's Water Sleeping Mask is formulated with hydro ionised mineral water, so it  acts like a refreshing splash of water for your skin. The mask drenches dehydrated cells, leaving them feeling supple and refreshed. It's best used before bedtime, since the mask contains hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant that acts like a moisture magnet, drawing and retaining hydration throughout the night. This mask also promises to reduce visible signs of fatigue, and can provide you with a revitalised complexion.

4. Best Moisturiser: AHC Aqualuronic Face Cream

For those seeking a surge of hydration and a dewy glow, the AHC Aqualuronic Face Cream is your best fix. This K-beauty product harnesses the power of triple hyaluronic acid and can deliver deep, long-lasting moisture, leaving your skin feeling plump, refreshed, and comfortable. This cream boasts a unique combination of three different hyaluronic acid molecules, each targeting a specific layer of the skin. The first creates a protective film on the skin's surface to prevent moisture loss. The second penetrates deeper layers of the skin to provide plumpness and elasticity, and the third reaches the deepest layers of the skin to deliver intense hydration from within. It also contains ceramides and fresh water, which strengthen your skin's natural moisture barrier, preventing dehydration. The formula is lightweight and has a refreshing gel texture, so you don’t have to worry about your face looking particularly greasy.

5. Best Anti-Ageing Moisturiser: Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Cream EX

Don't worry about ageing, when you have this cream handy. Innisfree's Perfect 9 Repair Cream boasts a unique complex, containing nine active botanical extracts from Jeju Island. It claims to target concerns like dryness, wrinkles, flakiness, blemishes and enlarged pores. The rich, balm-like texture promises to hydrate dry skin. Ingredients like Lingzhi mushroom extract aim to improve skin texture and leave it feeling soft and smooth. The cream also combines various extracts to potentially reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve firmness, and brighten the complexion. According to user reviews, it helps to provide a youthful glow and improves elasticity.

6. Best Beauty Set: Missha Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron Moisture Boast (2-Step Set)

Dry skin getting you down? Welcome Missha Super Aqua into your skincare routine. This powerful duo combines a powerful essence and a nourishing cream to deliver a double dose of hydration, leaving your skin feeling plump, dewy, and comfortable. Hyaluronic acid is the stellar ingredient here: It attracts and retains moisture in the skin, leaving it feeling quenched and bouncy. Let’s break down the set for you. First, you have the lightweight essence. It acts like a toner, delivering a surge of moisture. This gives your skin a nourishing boost as it is formulated with additional hydrating skin ingredients and preps your skin for the next step, which is the application of the hyaluron cream. The cream creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture for hours. Reviewers say it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy film behind - perfect for all day hydration.

7. Best Cleanser: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Foam Cleanser

For those seeking a gentle, hydrating cleanse, Etude House's foam cleanser is a popular choice. This K-Beauty cleanser promises to remove impurities while leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and prepped for the rest of your skincare routine. Like the Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream, the main ingredient here is a form of hydrolysed collagen, meaning the collagen molecules are broken down into smaller sizes for better absorption. It aims to provide hydration and plumpness. It also contains the lupines albus protein, which is derived from a white lupine plant. This protein is said to help retain moisture and improve skin elasticity.

8. Best Clay Mask: Pibu Green Tea Purifying Clay Face Mask

Wondering how to combat dullness, minimise pores, and achieve a healthy glow? Say hello to the Pibu Green Tea Purifying Clay Face Mask. This mask offers a double dose of action: purifying with green tea and nourishing with hydrating ingredients. The green tea extract helps to draw out impurities and excess oil, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and clean. The tightening effect of green tea can also help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, creating a smoother-looking complexion. Moreover, green tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which can soothe irritation and redness, calming your skin.

9. Best Night Routine: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Set

Missha's night repair set offers a powerful skincare combination to fight ageing, repair damage, and promote a healthy, youthful glow – all while you sleep. This set offers a cohesive approach nighttime skincare, featuring a combination of products that work together well. Time Revolution's Night Repair Probio Ampoule is packed with 10 different probiotic strains, and helps strengthen your skin's natural barrier, improve elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The Ampoule Cream is a rich formula that seals in the benefits of the ampoule, providing deep hydration and nourishment throughout the night. The key ingredients here that act like magic are probiotics, which promote a healthy skin microbiome, bifida ferment lysate that works to promote skin barrier function, as well as niacinamide. Of course, last but never the least, you have hyaluronic acid that attracts and retains moisture, leaving the skin plump and hydrated.

10. Best Toner: Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

Skin concerns? No problem. You've got a Cosrx toner at the helm! This toner combines AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) to pack a punch against clogged pores, uneven texture, and blemishes. The AHAs (glycolic acid) gently buff away dead skin cells on the surface, promoting smoother and brighter skin. The BHAs exfoliate deep within the pore, targeting excess oil and preventing breakouts. In addition to exfoliation, the toner contains willow bark water and apple fruit water, which offer soothing and hydrating properties. This helps to minimise any potential irritation that can sometimes occur with exfoliation. The toner targets concerns dealing with blackheads, whiteheads, dullness and excess oil.

11. Best Cream with SPF: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42

A winner for sun protection! Unlike some BB creams that can feel heavy or cakey, the Missha M Perfect Cover offers surprisingly high coverage. It effectively conceals blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation, and promises to leave you with a flawless, even-toned complexion. The formula is lightweight and blends seamlessly without feeling suffocating on the skin. This cream boasts an SPF 42 PA+++ rating, offering broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It helps shield your skin from sun damage and premature aging. It also contains arbutin, which is a natural skin brightener that helps reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone.

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