Thandiiiiii! You can practically hear my teeth chatter right?
Winter and I have a Love-Hate relationship! It is perfect for hot chocolate any time of the day, lazying up in blankets and uff a steaming bowl of maggi!
But my skin definitely takes a toll, cracking and drying up. And don’t even get me started on the struggle to find good products that suit you and help recover your skin.
Which is why we decided to put together our top winter picks, our must-have Korean skin care products that will help you only love winter 😉
1. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X
Toner is an essential part of skincare, it’s also a mandate in the most basic skincare routine as well, popularly known as CTM (Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise).
Toner helps balance the pH level of our skin, it also helps in the closing of pores and tightens cell gaps, which leads to smoother and glowing skin. There are several options formulated catering to different skin types. A good toner can also reduce the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin.
We recommend the Innisfree “Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X”.
Innisfree products’ specialty is that they are made with natural elements of the Jeju Volcanic cluster spheres. This specific bottle is catered towards improving the skin quality by its pore cleansing solution.
Most of us Indians suffer from large pores as our summers are long and humid tarnishing the skin. which is why i think the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X is the best toner for winter, Its formula is very light on the skin unlike other chemical harsh toners in the market. It most definitely won’t dry your skin out and will help repair the damage that Indian summers have done.
At a price of ₹1350, I got a 200 mL bottle, I’ve been using it for the past one and a half months and yet the bottle is not even half-finished, easy on the wallets right?
2. A. by BOM Ultra Time Return Eye Serum
Are you still under the impression that you must wait till a certain age to use eye skincare products? I used to think the same when I was a teenager and ignorant of self-care.
Let me break it down for you; The skin around our eyes are very thin and sensitive. And I think I speak for all when I say that, we often scratch out the itchy eye corners even when we know it’s a bad habit! All these things lead to premature aging around the eyes making you look older than you really are. Are you with me till here?
Now that we understand the importance comes the time for selecting the right product, which is very confusing because the Indian market also promotes eye creams or serums majorly for “anti-aging” demography.
We recommend the A. by BOM Ultra Time Return Eye Serum.
The consistency is thick but not at all oily in texture and highly moisturizing. It is made up of natural components like: Aloe leaf juice, WItch hazel flower water, Bergamot fruit oil, Lavender oil, Palmarosa oil, chamomile flower oil, rose flower oil and is infused with vitamins and peptides.
The organic aloe vera leaf juice from Jeju Island refreshes the skin with nourishing and revitalizing benefits. The vitamins help replenish the skin and boost elasticity. All together strengthening the skin around the eyes building a layer protecting us from dust and our poor habits *guilty*.
MRP: ₹ 2150 for 30 mL, sounds expensive but trust me its more of an investment as you only need a pea-sized drop.
3. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X
What is a good face mask for winter? Something that keeps your skin moisturized without making it oily right.
Picking up from the same Innisfree Volcanic range we recommend the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X.
This clay mask is so light on the skin that your face won’t feel the stretch even when it dries. It’s super moisturizing and leaves your skin bouncing after the wash. The texture is also finely grainy contributing to light exfoliation. Talk about multifunctional!
MRP: ₹1100 for 100 mL, it is budget-friendly as it requires minimal application hence lasting long.
4. Limese Real Brightening & Glow up Face Mask
Is it really a K-Beauty regime if there’s no Face mask sheet involved? 😉
Now, why would we forget to mention the one K-Beauty product that took the Indian beauty market by storm?
India itself is a country filled with Dadi – Nani ke nuskhe, but with today’s growing hustle one may not have the time to incorporate, which is where these masks come in play. Korean face mask sheets have brought efficiency! A quick 10-15 minutes of placing the mask sheet, a light pat after the removal and you’re good to go! This saves us so much time plus making our grannies proud.
(Note: Please apply moisturizer after the sheet to lock in the nutrients and if you have oily skin you can skip it!)
We recommend the Limese Real Brightening & Glow up Face Mask, like every other product it’s not easy to bag a sheet in the sea of options, that perfectly works for you. This is why when I tried the Limese sheet it was love at first try! The sheet does exactly what it says: builds elasticity, moisturizes and helps bring back your original glow.
The serum in this leaves the skin so smooth and supple that you can’t help grinning over it!
All products mentioned are easily available on Indian online stores.
So this winter let’s upgrade our skin and beauty cabinet 😉
Let us know what you think about our top picks also please suggest what other K-Beauty content would you like from us. Stay warm people!