(SPOT.ph) Beauty trends come and go but Korean beauty remains the standard. A quick Google search will lead you to over eight million pages—all about how to achieve Korean beauty looks! Their freshness and radiance appeal to women of all ages, which is probably why Korean beauty will always be trendy. The key is simple: A flawless complexion (BB cream is your BFF), lovely lip tints, fluttery lashes, groomed brows, and of course, swipes of highlighter for that dewy glow. We round up 10 Korean brands you can shop in Manila that will help you achieve the coveted K-Pop beauty.
The Korean brand known for their stellar makeup base found its way to our shores late 2015. Their bestsellers include their CC Cream, Clean It Zero makeup remover, and of course, their Prime Primers. Banila Co. also has promising skincare goodies like sheet masks, brightening creams and oils, sleeping packs, and more. The products come in chic packaging, too!
The Face Shop
It's been 10 years since Suyen Corporation brought The Face Shop to the Philippines and since then, they've opened up a total of 49 stores all over the country. The brand is known for their wide range of natural skincare and cosmetic products, from face masks to trendy makeup finds like compact cushions and lip tints, and to beauty tools like brushes, sponges, and more. The brand is also very popular among nail polish junkies—they have a huge selection of nail colors that are irresistible!
See a list of The Face Shop branches
Launched in the country back in 2009, Etude House is known for their girly aesthetic and affordable price points. The brand aims to make girls feel like a princess, and that's what you get when you step into their posh and pink stores. Best known for their cosmetics, their bestsellers include Color My Brows, Wonderpore Freshener, Real Art Cleansing Oil, and Look At My Eyes Shadow.
See a list of Etude House branches
Tony Moly is a Korean beauty brand that takes pride in their chic and unique packaging—it's literally in their name (Tony means "stylish" and Moly means "to box something")! Tony Moly's skincare line steals the spotlight. Their must-tries include their sleeping pack, sun block, cheek patch, and their Aquaporin line (best for oily and acne-prone skin), among many others.
See a list of Tony Moly branches
French for "the snow," Laneige products are inspired by their name. They highlight the importance of water in skincare, creating products that give skin proper hydration. The brand believes that perfect skin begins with perfect moisture care, which their products promise to do. Since its launch in 2009, their all-time bestsellers are the Water Sleeping Pack and Water Bank Essence.
See a list of Laneige branches
This Korean beauty brand puts healthy food front and center by using them in their products. Skinfood believes that healthy food can also be healthy for the skin, so they only extract moisturizing oils, whitening agents, and antioxidants from grains, vegetables, and fruits. Their face masks are one of their best-selling products, but their natural makeup line also deserves a shot.
Skinfood is available at SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Glorietta 2, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, and BeautyMNL.
Known for their natural beauty products, Nature Republic sources their ingredients from countries all over the world. Their products are all inspired by nature because the brand wants to show the great abilities of natural ingredients and the wonderful things it can do for your skin. Their most popular product to date is their Soothing and Moisture Gel, perfect for skincare junkies.
Nature Republic is available at SM Fairview, SM North Edsa, Festival Mall, Fairview Terraces, Sta. Lucia East Mall, SM Megamall, Trinoma, and Landmark Makati.
Their quirky packaging is what makes the brand stand out from the rest. Holika Holika provides high-quality beauty products that make use of fine ingredients like black caviar, aloe vera, green tea, pink clay, and charcoal, while maintaining budget-friendly price points. Their bestsellers include their sheet masks, waterproof eyeliners, and BB creams.
Holika Holika is available at SM Department Stores in SM Cubao, SM Manila, and SM Mall of Asia, and on BeautyMNL.
Putting the spotlight on quality and affordability, Missha provides premium beauty and skincare products that promise to be effective and won't burn a hole through your wallet. Their BB cream series and anti-aging line are part of the brand's bestsellers.
See a list of Missha branches
Known for their outstanding BB creams, CC creams, makeup bases, and cheek stains, Mizon takes pride in their budget-friendly and quality beauty products. The brand is also known for their Snail Recovery Gel Cream—because, yes, snail facial is a thing.