Korea and Malaysia may be worlds apart, not just in geography but also in the quirks of their weather. While Korea boasts four distinct seasons, Malaysia keeps it breezy with our hot and rainy seasons. Chatting about beauty while using Korean products under our tropical sun might be akin to wearing a cosy sweater to the beach. It’s a bit much!

Take, for instance, the famous dewy look adored by Koreans in their cold, dry climate. But here underneath our sunny skies, it might be a tad too much glow. But fear not! We don’t have to t miss out on the K-beauty magic. Let’s dip into the treasure trove of Korean skincare, particularly their serums and essences – your ticket to that radiant Korean glass skin.

So, buckle up and dive into our handpicked list. It’s time to add a splash of K-fun to your skincare routine and shine under our tropical skies!

Best Korean Skincare Products in Malaysia

1.  Laneige Water Sleeping Mask EX

The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a skincare hit in Malaysia! This gel-like miracle, which uses Laneige’s Hydro Ionised Mineral Water and Moisture Wrap technology works its magic overnight. In the morning, you’ll wake up with skin that is moisturised, supple, and silky smooth. 

The Sleeping Microbiome and Probiotics Complex strengthens and rebuilds your skin’s defences. Squalane derived from sugar cane adds more moisture. It’s a 7-free hypoallergenic product that’s ideal for all skin types and provides a soothing, spa-like sensation. And, of course, the peaceful sleep that we all will appreciate for, its scent will ensures that your beauty sleep is truly enjoyable. It’s a sleeping mask which combines skincare and delicious dreams! 

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Retains moisture
  • Hydrating and brightening

Price: RM55

Where to buy: Laneige’s Official Shopee Shop

2. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Experience the excitement of glowing skin with the beloved COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, a Malaysian favourite! With a hefty 96% snail mucus extract, this skincare marvel adds deep hydration, healing, and anti-ageing magic to your regimen. It’s many people’s holy grail for improving skin texture, reducing acne scars, and increasing collagen production. The light, quick-absorbing elixir, which contains 96.3% snail secretion filtrate and 1,000 ppm sodium hyaluronate, quenches the skin’s thirst while leaving it smooth, radiant, and healthy. Embrace the joy of skincare with COSRX, your secret to a glowing complexion that shines as brightly as you! 

Why we love it:

  • Anti-ageing
  • Provides deep hydration and moisture
  • Improves skin texture

Price: RM45

Where to buy: Shopee

3.  Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum is a Malaysian best-seller. This is because it provides an amazing boost to your complexion. Lightweight and moisturising, this serum is ideal for oily or combination skin, bringing the benefits of green tea into your skincare routine. It’s more than simply a hydration booster; it’s your secret weapon for a bright, even skin tone, making it an ideal pre-makeup treatment. Experience the benefits of Green Tea + HA™, an intensive hydration compound that balances your skin’s water levels for a healthy, radiant appearance. And the best part? It’s suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin, and the vegan certification seals the bargain!

Why we love it:

  • Intensive and provides deep hydration
  • Ideal to use as a pre-makeup treatment
  • Suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin

Price: RM132

Where to buy: Innisfree’s Official Shopee Shop

4. Beauty of Joseon Revive Serum: Ginseng + Snail Mucin

Revitalise your skin with the Beauty of Joseon Revive Serum Ginseng + Snail Mucin, a potent formula for tired skin! It is a moisture-boosting marvel that thoroughly nourishes and preserves skin vitality, thanks to its 63% Ginseng Root Water formula. The 3% snail secretion filtrate helps to protect and restore damaged skin, while Centella Asiatica extract, Mushroom extract, and Panax Ginseng Root extract work together to increase skin suppleness. If you’re on team dry skin, this serum will provide a boost of moisture while also developing a healthy, resilient complexion. 

Why we love it:

  • Boosts skin moisture
  • Nourishes and preserves skin vitality
  • Suitable for dry skin 

Price: RM22

Where to buy: Beauty of Joseon’s Official Shopee Shop

5.  Dear, Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner

The Dear, Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is absolutely your skin’s next love affair! This facial toner, made with a combination of botanical extracts, is a pH-balancing marvel that provides comprehensive nourishment to your skin. It’s a skincare symphony for your complexion, thanks to its moisturising mix that includes Licorice Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, and more. There are no superfluous fragrances here; just pure goodness for your skin. After cleansing, gently pat the toner onto your face to ensure complete absorption. Layer it on dry patches to add extra hydration. Every application leaves you feeling supple and invigorated!

Why we love it:

  • Unscented and deeply moisturising
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Balances pH level

Price: RM89

Where to buy: Sasa

6. Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

The skincare phenomenon for dry skin: Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence 5X. This essence, formulated with 90% fermented yeast extract from Himalayan purple barley, is a powerhouse for boosting skin texture, moisture, and elasticity. The moisturising antioxidants prevent cell damage, resulting in a bright glow. Thanks to the ion fermentation, it quickly enters deep into the skin, providing long-lasting hydration. This essence will prepare your skin for the ideal skincare experience. Recommended for the chronically dry, temperamental, and those who want a clearer, more moisturised face. 

Why we love it:

  • Contains antioxidants
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Suitable for dry skin 

Price: RM99

Where to buy: Shopee

7. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is highly, celebrated for delivering a radiant and dewy glow! This revolutionary, multi-purpose serum is the secret to achieving a luminous complexion without the need for mica, glitter, or a blur cream dull cast. Suitable for all skin types, it not only hydrates but also significantly diminishes hyperpigmentation, and even addresses dryness and dullness. Whether you’re in your twenties or over fifty, this versatile gel serum is a skincare gem that can be worn alone or beneath makeup. Incorporate these drops of sunshine into your daily routine, bidding farewell to dull skin and embracing a luminous glow. Whether used as a moisturizing serum or as the finishing touch for a glossy finish, let your skin radiate brightness!

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Eliminates hyperpigmentation, dryness and dullness
  • Versatile and moisturising

Price: RM254

Where to buy: Sephora

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