Which one was your first, Tony Moly or Etude House? As you know, Korea’s first skincare sample, your gateway drug to the colorful, delicious, and surprising world of K-beauty.
K-beauty is here to help you find the best Korean skincare tools and gadgets to add to your routine. While you’re looking for the Holy Grail, aka Korea’s best moisturizer, add these influencer-raved K-beauty gadgets to your cart.
With this LED beauty mask, you can recreate a spa-like environment at home, giving your skin light therapy without reaching for sunscreen. In addition to the sheet masks Koreans crave, there are also light masks that use LEDs to enhance skin tone and boost collagen production. However, most of the options look pretty intimidating, so I decided to go with this one, which looks super high-tech. Plus, it’s easy to clean!
Pair this mask with an affordable and effective caffeine and hyaluronic acid eye patch and you’re sure to have a glow the next day.
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Why do Koreans have beautiful skin?
It’s all in the routine. K-Beauty is more than a natural, relaxing ritual that makes you and your skin comfortable.
One of our favorite Korean beauty tools is this little gadget for gua sha massage. This is a traditional ancient Chinese massage that you may have tried with jade rollers and tools, but there are also technical options.
K-beauty influencers swear by gua shas and have many options.
Using the electric gua sha tool above can significantly shorten your beauty ritual.
Stainless steel conducts heat better and helps relax the fine blood vessels under the skin.The vibrating massage feature sinks that Korean moisturizer into the skin.
If you still want to stay connected to nature, so to speak, this other electric gua sha also contains biannstone for an extra boost and minerals.
Vibration massage and red light therapy are also available. Check here.
Then follow up with a cooling massager to take your Korean skincare routine to the next level. This tool is one of the best we’ve found, with a sleek minimalist design that makes sanitizing easy. So good it won the Oprah Daily 2022 Beauty O-word.
This will constrict the blood vessels that have just been relaxed with gua sha and promote skin tightening. Think Scottish showers. look here
By the way, Korean skin care also believes in machine scrubs!
All I know is that most of the Western world was against scrubs some time ago (Thank you, St. Ives! ) But a little gentle massage to clean those pores won’t hurt anyone and is far less invasive than the common acids currently used in skincare.
The cleansing step in my Korean skin care routine uses micellar water followed by this ultrasonic scrubber. For example, gadgets that are more affordable than Foreo.
This ultrasonic scrubber is small but surprisingly powerful. A stainless steel tip that can remove dark spots.
Plus, since it’s made of stainless steel, it’s very easy to sanitize properly. This is one skin care machine that will hopefully earn its place in a messy sink.
what about you? Which Korean skin care gadget do you trust? If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our separate guide on the best beauty tech for 2022 that actually works.