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Got Skin Care Goals? Here are the Best of K-Beauty™ Winners That’ll Help

The Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty™ Award winners are here! To help you figure out which products can help you reach your skin care goals, we’ve put together a handy guide.

We started with hundreds of skin care products and whittled the list down to a strong 10. In order to help you better navigate this year’s Best of K-Beauty™ winners, we’re breaking down our top picks according to your skin care goals. These goals are the most common, based on insights from Soko Glam’s Skin Concierge, which you can learn more about here
If you’re unsure about what your specific goals are, take the Skin Concierge quiz to get a better idea! You’ll also be able to speak to one of our Skin Care Experts, who can help provide you with a personally tailored regimen. 
Goal #1: Getting Rid of Acne 
Dealing with acne is a common skin care woe — and it’s not just a teenage issue, either. In fact, 50% of adults between 25 and 45 experience adult acne! If your endgame is to target pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne, opt for these Best of K-Beauty™ products:
Then I Met You™ Living Cleansing Balm (Most Innovative Formulation)
Double cleansing is one of the first steps in achieving clearer, healthier skin. This innovative, award-winning balm softens, protects, and nourishes your skin while nixing makeup. It won’t leave any oily residue behind, either! 
This sheet mask is full of natural ingredients that target oily skin and acne head-on. Willow bark exfoliates skin to sweep gunk out of pores, rosemary purifies, and tea tree oil zaps acne-causing bacteria while chamomile soothes.
A triple threat of acids makes this toner a great option for acne-prone skin. It helps gently exfoliate skin to keep pores clear while tea tree oil joins the battle while soothing inflammation. Bonus ingredients niacinamide and adenosine help keep skin bright and healthy, too.
Goal #2: Minimizing Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Those pesky fine lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest signs of aging. Not only is it possible to slow this process down, but there are ways to visibly improve their appearance. Our Best of K-Beauty™ product picks for addressing fine lines and wrinkles are as follows: 
 Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream (Best Anti-Aging Treatment) 
Your undereye area is particularly susceptible to fine lines due to its thin nature and constant movement. This eye cream helps plump and tighten the area with licorice and caffeine. Licorice is also a natural skin care ingredient heralded for its brightening abilities!
Good (Skin) Days™ C’s The Day Serum (Best Soko Glam Labs™ Product) 
In addition to vitamin C — which can help brighten dull skin and ward off free radicals — this serum contains niacinamide to improve tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it can also help prevent future fine lines and wrinkles from cropping up.
Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum (Most Innovative Packaging)  
This flower-powered serum not only delivers mega hydration, but also contains antioxidant-rich ingredients to ward off free radical damage. Worn daily, it can help prevent and reduce the signs of premature aging, including fine lines and wrinkles.
Goal #3: Fading Dark Spots 
Dark spots can occur for a handful of reasons: sun exposure, hormonal changes, age, and genetics. Fading them can sometimes be a challenge, but there are products out there that can help! Try one of these Best of K-Beauty™ products for addressing discoloration: 
Good (Skin) Days™ C’s The Day Serum (Best Soko Glam Labs™ Product) 
Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients you can incorporate into your skincare regimen, especially if your end game is to brighten skin and improve overall tone. Good (Skin) Days™ C’s the Day Serum is packed with vitamin C and, with consistent use, will target dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It also helps ward off free radicals that can cause future dark spots and wrinkles.
Regular exfoliating helps slough off dead skin cells to create a more even tone and texture. This triple threat toner also contains niacinamide and adenosine to target wrinkles and dull skin tone.
Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence (Lifetime Achievement) 
Not only is this best-selling essence incredibly hydrating, it seriously helps brighten with 93% naturally fermented ingredients. Those include bifida ferment lysate and 28% saccharomyces ferment filtrate to plump, 17% birch juice to hydrate, 9% rice extracts to illuminate and brighten.
Goal #4: Soothing Redness and Irritation
Red and irritated skin can be an embarrassing aesthetic issue, but worse than that, it can make you feel uncomfortable throughout the day. Using the right ingredients to calm and soothe your skin can provide you relief in both the short and long term. Start with one of these Best of K-Beauty™ product picks:
Referred to as “strawberry milk” in South Korea, this much-loved multitasking essence toner utilizes madecassoside and ceramides to soothe, condition, calm, and strengthen your skin.
There’s one singular ingredient in this essence by Missha: 100% artemisia annua extract, also known as mugwort. This powerful natural ingredient is renowned for its anti-inflammatory benefits, which can help soothe redness and irritation. It’s also rich in antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage.
Those battling dry, cracked, uncomfortable skin will find relief in this nourishing cream by Hanskin. It utilizes a special matrix of three forms of hyaluronic acid to help moisturize on contact and keep skin hydrated through the day.
Goal #5: Achieving Dewy Skin 
Few things say, “I feel and look amazing!” more than a giant smile and absolutely radiant, glowing skin. For that dewy, bouncy look synonymous with healthy skin, try one of these Best of K-Beauty™ products: 
Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence (Lifetime Achievement) 
Hydrate like you mean it with this tried-and-true best-selling essence from Neogen. It’s packed with 93% naturally fermented ingredients to seriously plump, hydrate, and brighten your complexion. With over 1,100 reviews on Soko Glam, this is a community favorite to help achieve radiant skin.
Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum (Most Innovative Packaging)  
This serum harnesses the raw power of flowers to nourish, protect, plump, and strengthen your skin. In clinical trials, researchers found that moisture levels increased by 25.5% after just five days of use.
Skin won’t glow unless it’s adequately hydrated, and that’s exactly what this rich and luxurious cream from Hanskin does. It boasts an innovative matrix of three different forms of hyaluronic acid to keep skin plump and hydrated all day long. 
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Which of the five skin care goals are you reaching for right now (and it can totally be more than one)? And are there any Best of K-Beauty™ products you’re particularly excited to try? Let’s chat!
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