K-Beauty Chronicles

My Favorite Korean Beauty Products of 2023

Last Updated on 2024-05-05 by Teni

As much as I adore the wonders of Japanese skincare, I can’t deny the magic of my K-beauty roots. So, let’s take a delightful stroll down memory lane and recap my favorite K-beauty gems from 2023. Get ready to glow like never before!

Now, you might be wondering, “But haven’t I seen some of these products before?” And you’d be right! Many of the products featured in this post have already graced my personal Instagram feed. However, there’s something special about revisiting these products and exploring what makes them stand out in the ever-evolving landscape of Korean beauty.

My Favorite Korean Beauty Products of 2023

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COSRX: The Vitamin C 23 Serum


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Let’s kick things off with a powerhouse serum from COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum. Packed with all the goodness of vitamin C, this serum is a game-changer in brightening up dull skin. Say goodbye to pesky dark spots and hello to a radiant, even complexion! It’s like a burst of sunshine in a bottle, giving your skin that instant boost it craves.

Not only does COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum contain a high concentration of Vitamin C, it comes in an opaque, airtight container to maintain potency. Complementary ingredients like Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid enhance stability and efficacy, ensuring maximum benefits for your skin.

COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum – Available on Amazon & Amazon Japan

Feev: Hyper-fit Color Drop & Hyper-fit Color Serum





Next up, we have Feev, stealing the spotlight with not one, but two fantastic products – the Hyper-fit Color Drop and Hyper-fit Color Serum. These dynamic duo work wonders in adding a pop of color to your makeup routine while simultaneously nourishing your skin.

With a lightweight formula that feels like a dream, you’ll be rocking that flawless, dewy look all day long. Trust me, your skin will thank you for this burst of hydration and vibrance

Feev, by the way, is a vegan and cruelty-free K-beauty Skincare brand that uses a Cica-adjacent ingredient called “Bio-active Betulin,” which is derived from the Canadian Birch Tree. 

Hyper-fit Color Drop – Available on Amazon & Amazon Japan

Hyper-fit Color Serum – Available on Amazon & Amazon Japan 

VT Cosmetics: VT Cica UV Tone Up Base Mint

Speaking of Cica, let’s talk about VT Cosmetics and their fabulous VT Cica UV Tone Up Base in Mint. Say hello to your new best friend for combating redness and evening out your skin tone. This is a multi-tasking tinted sunscreen that works hard as you play hard! 

Not only does this magical primer not only preps your canvas for makeup but also provides that extra layer of protection with its UV-blocking properties. Plus, the minty fresh sensation is just the cherry on top for a refreshing start to your day!

VT Cosmetics: VT Cica UV Tone Up Base Mint – Available on Amazon Japan

Anua: Peach 77% Niacin Essence Toner & Peach 70% Niacin Serum


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Last but certainly not least, we have peach power from Anua! I tried both Anua Peach 77% Niacin Essence Toner and Peach 70% Niacin Serum. Infused with the goodness of niacinamide, these products work wonders in brightening up your complexion and minimizing the appearance of pores. 

Niacinamide is form of vitamin B3 that brightens dull skin, fades dark spots, and refine the appearance of pores. It’s a skincare ingredient that leaves your complexion looking flawless and revitalized. Additionally, both formulations are formulated with nourishing peach extracts, known for their rich antioxidant content, to further enhance skin luminosity and promote a youthful radiance.

Each of these formulations glide seamlessly onto your skin with a feather-light texture. The Peach 77% Niacin Essence Toner envelops and hydrates your skin without any heaviness or stickiness. 

Similarly, the Peach 70 Niacin Serum delivers a silky-smooth application, effortlessly melting into your skin to unveil a radiant, lit-from-within glow.

Anua Peach 77% Niacin Essence Toner  – Available on Amazon Japan

Peach 70% Niacin Serum – Available on Amazon & Amazon Japan

Anua: Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner


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Enriched with the calming essence of heartleaf, Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toneris  sublime elixir for achieving a revitalized and radiant complexion. Formulated with a generous 77% concentration of heartleaf extract, this toner boasts a powerhouse of soothing and hydrating properties.

Ideal for dry and sensitive skin types, it combats dryness and irritation to reveal a plump, supple complexion. The feather-light texture is perfectly suited for product layering, setting the stage for a pampering experience like no other!

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner – Available on Amazon & Amazon Japan

My Favorite Korean Beauty Products of 2023

And there you have it, – a roundup of my favorite K-beauty picks from 2023 that transformed my skincare routine. Whether you’re a K-beauty aficionado or a newbie to the world of Korean skincare, these products are sure to leave you feeling radiant. So, why not treat yourself to a little self-care and indulge in these beauty treasures? Your skin deserves it!

For tips on where to find these and other cosmetics in Japan, check out my posts, Where To Buy Makeup In Japan, and Where to Buy Skincare Products in Japan.

My Favorite Korean Beauty Products of 2023

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