The 11 Best Korean Beauty Products from Peach & Lily
These days, K-beauty is sold everywhere you turn. (Not that we're complaining.) But with so many products on the market, knowing exactly what to buy can be somewhat overwhelming. Do you need to invest in a ten-step skin-care routine? Where do you start with essence? And sheet masks—what about all the sheet masks? Luckily, Peach & Lily exists, a one-stop shop for all things K-beauty. Scroll on with our guide to the site’s best beauty.
Mizon All-in-One Snail Skin Repair Cream
If you don’t have a snail serum in your arsenal, run, don’t walk to the nearest laptop. That’s because snail extract is packed with skin-loving nutrients, like hyaluronic acid, and can provide anti-aging benefits while hydrating the skin. If we’ve convinced you, you’re going to want this Mizon cream because it boasts 92-percent snail extract.
Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots
Just a tad better than any old-school toothpaste treatment, these Acne Spot Dots are small, translucent patches that you put over a blemish, just like a sticker. Made of hydrocolloid, these patches are both fast-acting and hydrating, keeping you free from flaky or irritated skin. And they come in a number of different sizes, so there’s no Goldilocks-like situation where a patch is too big or too small.
Peach Slices ($5)
Sheet Mask Bundle: Power Combo Pack
We promised you face masks, didn’t we? With Peach & Lily's huge selection, you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your skin type. But because half the fun of beauty is experimenting, why not grab a Power Pack and see how it goes? Plus, you’ll have five different masks to take selfies in.
Cremorlab and Mizon ($20)
Banila Co. Clean It Zero
Those who follow a double-cleansing routine will love this balm, meant to be the first step for removing both makeup and residue. Made with papaya, acerola and herbal extracts, this best-selling cleanser melts into an oil in your hands and leaves your face feeling soft and moisturized—a far cry from the tight-skin cleansers you used in middle school (ugh, or yesterday).
Banila Co. ($16)
Shangpree Gold Premium Modeling “Rubber” Mask
“Rubber” masks are one of the latest trends in K-beauty: masks that transform into a thick, rubbery, substance that removes impurities, locks in moisture and a bunch of other re-energizing stuff. This one, of course, comes in a shiny gold color that couldn’t have us clicking “add to cart” faster.
Morihata Binchotan Facial Puff
Charcoal has shown up in everything from masks to cleansers, and now, ladies, it’s in your exfoliators. This facial puff is made of charcoal, of course, and konjac plant, which work together to slough and cleanse at the same time. But don't be fooled by its looks: Once wet, the harsh-seeming "puff" transforms into an almost jelly-like texture.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
There’s a mask for every other body part, so why not give your lips a little love, too? For when a balm simply isn’t enough (is it ever?), this vitamin-C-addled mask will moisturize and prevent flakes. Simply apply before you go to bed and wake up with a whole new pout.
Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence
If you’re just getting on board with K-beauty, you need to have an essence in rotation. This Peach & Lily cult favorite (and best-seller for a reason) is known to brighten, hydrate and smooth skin. (You’d be hard-pressed to find a product that can multitask as well.) Made with Cremorlab’s T.E.N. thermal water, it's also free of fragrance, parabens, alcohol and scent, perfect for those with sensitive skin.
May Coop Raw Sauce
The best of K-beauty in one bottle, this Raw Sauce is a combination of essence, toner and emulsion. So why is it called "Raw Sauce"? It's 93 percent maple-tree sap. However, it's silky, not sticky—the sap just helps other botanicals absorb better.
May Coop ($43)
Petite Bunny Gloss Bar
If we were the type of ladies to buy products purely because of cuteness factor, these would be purchase number one. But beneath all that is a tinted lip gloss made with essential oils, perfect for keeping your lips plump and soft. With color names like Juice Grape and Neon Red, you know these small glosses pack a big punch.
Tony Moly ($8)
Baby Silky Foot Mask Sheet
Want a pedicure but don’t have the time? Baby Silky Foot has got you covered. This foot mask—made with avocado oil and peppermint and fruit extracts—both softens and exfoliates the soles of your feet. Make yourself an at-home spa and get that freshly-scrubbed feeling.
Holika Holika ($5)