Missing Japan and Korea? Us, too. Thankfully, our skin and hair won't have to, thanks to all the exciting Korean and Japanese beauty brands that have been setting up shop locally. Check them out below for your next shopping haul!
Anessa sunscreens have been number one in Japan for 19 years, known for being incredibly lightweight and water-resistant with the intense sun protection to match. Their products have the highest level of SPF and PA in Japanese regulation (SPF 50+ PA++++), while the Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk is considered the most water-resistant of the bunch. Needless to say, they'll make wearing sunscreen daily less of a chore!
Where to buy: Lazada
2. Son & Park
In case you haven't tried Son & Park's ever-popular Beauty Water yet, now is your chance. The brainchild of Korean makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yun is now available locally, so you can finally cop their signature "no-makeup" glow without flying all the way to South Korea.
Where to buy: Zalora, Shopee Mall, LazMall
If you're all about clean beauty, you'll love Isntree's no-nonsense skincare. The K-beauty brand only uses plant-based, safe, and healthy ingredients for their products, helping you curate a glass skin routine that's as close to nature as you can get. Some must-haves are definitely the Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule for acne-prone skin, and the Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream and Toner for deep yet weightless hydration!
Where to buy: Seek Space
Aside from being a top beauty salon in Korea, Jennyhouse is also home to an eponymous cosmetic brand that aims to give you the celebrity treatment at home. FYI, their brand muse is Crash Landing on You star Son Ye Jin, a long-time Jennyhouse client! You can get your hands on their products locally via their official online store Areum MNL.
Where to buy: Areum.mnl