Snail Slime To Jelly Packs - The Weird And Wonderful Korean Skincare Products You Need

Would you put these on your face? The best (and weirdest) of K-beauty uncovered

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Since K-beauty took off last year we've become a little obsessed.

From 11 step skincare routines that are the latest secret to smooth, poreless skin, to the super cute Panda shaped lip balms and the weird AF ingredients (snail slime we're looking at you) we're all about the Korean beauty routine.

Once niche, now you'll find a Korean beauty product in the bag of every top make-up artist and adorning the dressing tables of most beauty editors.

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But which K-beauty products are actually the secret to dermatological perfection, and which are only worth buying for the adorable packaging? We need answers ASAP.

A Skincare Obsession

South Koreans know their beauty products and are obsessed with skincare. We have South Korean super-brand Dr Jart+ to thank for the wonder of it's cult BB cream, which since its launch in 2011, has cut hours off our morning make-up routine and put Korea firmly on the cosmetics-industry map.

Since then, brands like Tony Moly, Oh K! and Starskin have been making an equally impressive name for themselves, introducing ever-advanced biocellulose sheet masks with everything from gold leaf to black sesame thrown in for their skin-perfecting properties.

K beauty is also responsible for the addition of facial essences into our cosmetic vocabulary.

Don't even get us started on bubble masks.

Got your attention? Check out our edit of the weird and wonderful Korean beauty products you need in your skincare routine to get cheeks as plushy as this...

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Mizon Snail Slime Range

According to South Korea's big selling beauty brand, Mizon, the high concentration of Snail 'secretion' has significant protective and nourishing qualities. Slather the weirdly stretchy Snail Wrinkle Care Night Cream on at night and wake up to a plumped and lifted complexion.

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The texture is slightly tacky upon application in order to create a protective barrier beneath which the active ingredients can work their rejuvenating magic.

Besolbo Royal Salmon Egg Sleeping Renewal Pack

If snail slime isn't for you, how about salmon eggs? The little pink pearlescent balls you'd normally find as a sushi accompaniment are used by South Koreans with skin troubles such as acne, fine lines, dark spots or rough skin.

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Besolbo claim their Royal Salmon Egg Sleeping Pack can regulate moisture and nutrition production with its high vitamin and mineral content. Repeated use enhances the skin's tone, texture, and overall condition. Hold the wasabi.

Tony Moly Pure Farm Pig Collagen Jelly Cream

Any veggies reading this should probably skip ahead. We're all well versed on the face-plumping benefits of collagen, but apparently the 70,000 ml of topical pig collagen found in these 80g pots is almost as potent as any syringe-administrated version. The collagen is extracted from 'pasture-raised organic pigs,' said one in-store beauty consultant.

Enhanced hydration, and significantly increased skin elasticity are the promises here. We'll leave you to decide whether you're game to try it though.

Девочки, у нас в наличии:-) Tony Moly Pure Farm Pig Collagen Sleeping Pack Антивозрастная маска на основе коллагена 395 грн Эффективная ночная маска от морщин и старения кожи со свиным коллагеном Tony Moly Pure Farm Pig Collagen Sleeping Pack обладает ярко выраженным антивозрастным действием, заполняет морщинки, повышает тонус кожи, приостанавливает процессы старения, нормализует гидро-липидный баланс кожи. Маска имеет желейную, тянущуюся текстуру, тающую при нанесении на кожу. Свиной коллаген производится из кожи молодых поросят и оказывает положительное действие на внешний вид кожи. Крем, обогащенный коллагеном, стимулирует собственные резервы организма, и кожа начинает усиленно восстанавливать утраченные клетки и сама синтезирует естественный коллаген. Кожа подтягивается, процессы старения замедляются, о чем вам красноречиво расскажет ваше зеркало. Коллаген обладает хорошей гигроскопичностью и создает защитный барьер на коже, оберегая её от обезвоживания. Кроме того, коллаген, как губка, впитывает в себя активные компоненты крема и увеличивает время их воздействия на кожу, предотвращая их улетучивание. Кроме коллагена в составе крема экстракты алоэ вера и мелиссы, которые увлажняют и успокаивают кожу, оказывают противовоспалительное действие. Аденозин оказывает сосудорасширяющее действие, регулирует окислительно-восстановительные процессы в клетках кожи, ускоряет регенерацию, благодаря этому замедляются процессы старения, кожа приобретает эластичность и упругость, морщины становятся менее глубокими. Применение: нанесите на последнем этапе ухода за кожей, не смывайте. Маска хорошо впитывается и не оставляет липкости. Утром умойтесь теплой водой. Объем: 80 мл

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J.One Jelly Pack

The Jelly Pack is a best-selling beauty staple in Korea. It's unique jelly-textured formula provides skin with a hit of moisture for a firm, plumped up complexion. Known as the 'corset mask', it has an immediate lifting and firming effect.

It also contains a powerful antioxidant called fullerene, which helps to provide the skin with protection from environmental aggressors. Just apply two or three pumps in an upward sweeping motion until absorbed.

Ariul Kale & Grapefruit Juice Cleanse Mask

South Koreans are obsessed with sheet masks. Check out Rita Ora's sheet mask selfies on Instagram if you're not familiar with how ridiculous/scary they look on. Despite their odd appearance, they're worth the awkwardness of being caught wearing one as your skin will literally drink them up.

This one uses the principle of a nutritious juice cleanse, with its mix of kale, grapefruit, broccoli, carrots and other fruits and veggies which brighten hyper-pigmented skin. You might think Kale is just for eating but it's also great on your skin, Leave the sheet on for up to 40 minutes and simply massage in any leftover serum.

Etude House Cherry Lip Gel Patch

If you thought the sheet masks were ridiculous, these novelty-looking lip masks are genius; we've included them for their humorous appearance over their unusual ingredients.

Snapchat gold aside, if you don't mind looking silly for 10-15 minutes, the Etude House Cherry Lip Gel Patch offers targeted lipcare by eliminating dead skin cells and regenerating new, healthy cells for for firmer, softer lips. Unlike scrubs which are actually pretty harsh on the lips, these are formulated with cherry extract, and are rich in nutrients that will repair chapped lips and leave an added layer of moisture film to protect them from further damage.

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Once removed, lament your Jessica Rabbit pout momentarily, then softly tap onto the lips to soak in any excess serum.

Mizon Placenta 45 Anti Wrinkle Serum

Yep, you heard correctly – placenta cream. As our skin ages, our cells do not renew as rapidly as they once did. This causes the skin to thin, lose elasticity and collagen. As gross as it sounds,, placenta contains powerful stem cells which are well regarded for their healing and repairing abilities. Using 45% placenta extract, this cream delivers the highest amount of nutrients directly to cells in order to stimulate skin renewal.

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