Korean products have long raised the bar for the international skin-care market. Double cleansing, lip masks, and Korean-based formulations that are second to none have permanently improved the condition of our skin and complexion. 

But believe it or not, serums are the most sought-after Korean skincare products as opposed to others. To quote Dr. Priya Gill, one of Malaysia’s trusted dermatologists, said, “Korean serums have undoubtedly grabbed the globe by storm and are displaying wonderful results.” Moreover, one of the main factors for their popularity is because Korean serums are made with simple but effective components and are much less costly than European skincare products. 

Indeed, the Korean approach to skin care is super delicate, with moisturising and relaxing components like Niacinamide, Green Tea, Hyaluronic Acid, and Centella Asiatica. 

Ready to get your hands on the best K-serums? Beauty Insider have selected the most recent, inventive, and cost-effective Korean based serums that are available to purchase in Malaysia. 

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The Advantages of Korean Serum

Korean traditions are central to the K-beauty ideology, and excellent skin care is deeply ingrained in Korean society. They are educated from an early age regarding the necessity of moisturising, exfoliating, and preserving their skin with SPF. And these beauty customs have been successfully carried from one generation to the next. 

These traditions are combined with cutting-edge technology to develop items that can help with a variety of issues. The end result? The introduction of novel ingredients, such as Snail Mucus and Centella Asiatica, or product lines, such as serums and essences. 

Get To Know Your Skin

Our skin is unique, and instead of categorising oneself into a certain skin type, it’s critical to listen to our skin and address the worries of the day with the appropriate solutions. Your skin will reflect on how it behaves each day and is impacted by several things, including how much rest you got the night prior, the weather, stress, and external aggressors. 

So besides studying the ingredients of the product, the K-beauty advocates advise you to pay attention to your skin-care needs on a daily basis. 

Best Korean Serums According To Your Skin

1. Benton, Snail Bee High Content Essence (100ml)

Benton‘s cruelty-free Snail Bee High Content Essence prevents the signs of aging. The multi-functional solution contains snail secretion filtrate and collagen bee venom to improve skin suppleness, while niacinamide brightens the face. This essence is suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone skin with the AF-24 patented acne-free ingredient. It also has a watery texture similar to our skin’s water texture, so you don’t have to worry about having your face oily. 

Suitable for: All skin types and acne-prone skin

Price: Starts from RM 34.20 (Get 20% OFF with Voucher Code BENTESSEN)

Where to buy: Shopee

2. Pyunkang Yul, Moisture Serum (100ml)

Designed to assist the skin in achieving its appropriate moisture-to-oil ratio for a balanced, luminous complexion. The key is in combining the key components, which include Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract and olive oil. Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum soothes and cools inflamed, sensitive, greasy but dry and dull-looking skin while giving deep hydration. The soft lotion-like texture will spread and absorb fast onto your skin.

Suitable for: All skin types 

Price: Starts from RM 12.14 (Get 20% OFF with Voucher Code PYUNSERUM)

Where to buy: Shopee

3. Heimish, All Clean Low pH Balancing Vegan Essence (50ml)

All Clean Low pH Balancing Vegan Essence by Heimish is a vegan and low pH exfoliation essence that is mild yet gentle on skin. It’s formulated with PHA, a mild exfoliating ingredient, that fully helps to hydrate and improve your skin texture. It’s a transparent semi-gel textured essence with a viscosity that’s neither thick nor runny. This essence absorbs quickly and gently into the skin, leaving a pleasant finish, making it suitable for oily skin problems. 

Suitable for: Oily skin types

Price: Starts from RM 58.31 (Get 20% OFF with Voucher Code HEIMSKBO2)

Where to buy: Shopee

4. NUMBUZIN No.3 Skin Softening Serum (50ml)

This repair serum contains galactomyces bifida, which helps to hydrate skin, increase skin elasticity, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Its lightweight solution thoroughly nourishes and moisturises skin, revealing an even complexion. Squeeze a few drops on your palm, spread it gently across your face, and lightly dab for better absorbent. 

Suitable for: Uneven skin tone

Price: Starts from RM 60.48

Where to buy: Shopee

5. Jumiso, All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum (30ml)

If you have dull skin, dark spots, or pigmentation issues, this is a must-have product for you. Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening and Balancing Facial Serum efficiently brightens, improves skin tone, and increases plumpness and elasticity. It is a luscious, restorative serum loaded with natural vitamins A, B, D, E, and K, as well as vitamin C, all of which serve to enhance the skin’s look and maintain a youthful glow.

Suitable for: Dull skin and dark spots 

Price: Starts from 88.00

Where to buy: STYEKOREAN

6. MARY & MAY, Centella Asiatica Serum (30ml)

MARY & MAY Centella Asiatica Serum is a skin relaxing and soothing serum that contains up to 95% Centella Asiatica, which has powerful anti-bacterial and skin healing properties and has traditionally been used to cure wounds and skin disorders. The application of this quick-absorbing serum can reduce redness and irritation. As a result, your skin is able to properly heal and maintain a healthy and well moisturised skin. 

Suitable for: Acne prone or sensitive skin problem

Price: Starts from 45.38 (Get 50% OFF with Voucher Code MARY50OFF)

Where to buy: Shopee

7. TOCOBO, Bifida Biome Essence (50ml)

TOCOBO‘s Bifida Biome Essence specializes in barrier care. It contains three probiotic complexes: Bifida 45% to build the skin barrier, Lactobacillus to regulate and relax the skin, and Lactococcus to vitalize. The mixture of processed lactic acid bacteria helps improve the skin barrier, determines the best skin condition, and repairs the compromised skin barrier to enhance the skin’s flexibility.

Suitable for: Ageing skin

Price: Starts from 61.00

Where to buy: STYLEKOREAN

8. MIXSOON, Bean Essence (50ml)

Mixsoon Bean Essence is the leading multi-tasking solution for revitalising dull skin. The essence exfoliates your skin gently, removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores while providing deep moisture and nutrition. Fermented Bean Extract (amino acids) has been shown to protect skin problems and build the skin barrier. The hero product repairs cracked, scaly, or dry skin while also promoting general skin health. The Natto texture absorbs swiftly into the skin, resulting in supple and radiant youthful skin.

Suitable for: Dry skin or Sensitive skin

Price: Starts from RM 98.00

Where to buy: STYLEKOREAN

9. Beauty of Joseon, Glow Serum (30ml)

Beauty of Joseon, famed for its pure, Korean herbal formulas, devised this serum specifically for dry and dehydrated skin, to help soothe and mend flare-ups. Propolis is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which helps to not only relax and soothe, but also increase cell turnover to repair damaged skin. Niacinamide improves and revitalises the face, while turmeric’s antioxidant content fights free radical damage to maintain skin clean, bouncy, and bright.

Suitable for: All skin type

Price: Starts from RM 40.00

Where to buy: Shopee

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