Ready for the 2017 Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Awards™? Check out the winners below!
One of the many things I’m fiercely proud of is our annual Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty Awards™. This is my favorite time of the year because we get to highlight the best products curated to Soko Glam. These ten products are the holy grails that we all fawn over, that quickly sell out time and time again, and the ones you keep reaching for when you want to see results.
Just look at all the winners from previous years and the hundreds of reviews that we’ve received from you! Some of my favorite winners in the past that I still use regularly, such as the Missha Essence Sun Milk, Son & Park Beauty Water, Klairs Vitamin C Serum, Banila Co Clean it Zero, Neogen Bio Peel, the list goes on on.
Our award stamp is so special that even if you go to Korea, you’ll find the Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty™ award seal on the packaging in retail shops. The point is, we don’t take these awards lightly and it’s kind of a big deal for the brand to be awarded!
As a refresher, here are the 3 ways the winners make the cut.
- It has to be one of Soko Glam’s best-selling products with off-the-chart reviews from real customers.
- It has to be approved by Korean locals and by trusted beauty influencers, experts, and editors.
- It has to have team Soko Glam’s official stamp of approval (i.e. it’s innovative, effective, and we can’t live without it).
So with all that said, you won’t be disappointed in the 2017 Best of K-beauty Awards™. Also, I would love you to vote for your favorite one here so that it can honored with the People’s Choice award!
KLAVUU Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam – Most likely to clean up well
Infused with pearl extracts, algae, and other extracts from the sea, this cleansing foam is the definition of luxury in a bottle. It removes makeup really well, and despite the foaming action, it doesn’t dry out my skin. The entire experience, from the subtle vanilla scent to the way it envelopes my skin in creamy bubbles, makes me look forward to cleansing my skin every night!
NEOGEN H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray – Most likely to take it easy
I’m on my fourth bottle of this Dermadeca Serum Spray because it really is the easiest (and most fun) way to incorporate a serum into your routine. Right after I come out of a warm shower or after I wash my face and before I put on my makeup, I directly mist my face and neck with it. I’m very pleased at the way it mists—it’s super gentle because it’s not made with gas and aerosol.
And I can’t forget the amazing great ingredients: centella asiatica extract to calm skin and niacinamide and vitamin C for brightening.
HANSKIN Hyaluron Skin Essence – Most likely to get you out of a rough spot
Since essences are a unique skin care category that came straight from Korea, I make sure to introduce only the ones that will make a difference and prove to be a essential addition to your routine.
The Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence is what I credit for bringing elasticity and that plumpness back into my skin. My favorite ingredient in this essence is hyaluronic acid because it not only hydrates your skin, but it helps your skin retain moisture (equally as important), making it perfect for the colder seasons!
ENATURE Moringa Cleansing Balm – Most likely to keep it real
This has been sold out on Soko Glam time and time again because people can’t get enough of this holy grail oil cleansing balm. With moringa seed extract that acts as a natural purifier and birch extracts for hydration, this is only the second oil cleanser that has won the Best of K-Beauty award™ after the Banila Co cleansing balm.
ERBORIAN Black Soap – Most likely to go on a detox
It’s the bar of charcoal soap that caught us all by surprise because it was so well-formulated. We couldn’t deny the rave reviews from all of you and the positive effects it has on oily skin types. Its plant-derived cleansing base lathers up into a rich luxurious foam, fragranced with the brand’s signature scent, to wick away excess oil and impurities. Shea butter and licorice root extract soothe, soften, and brighten your skin.
COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid – Most likely to brighten your day
This vitamin C serum is the fastest-selling product on Soko Glam with over 200 glowing reviews in a few months! With 20.5% pure vitamin C, this powerful serum brings back radiance, promotes healthy skin, and treats and prevents pigmentation. What’s special about it is that it’s made in smaller batches than other vitamin C serums so that you receive a super fresh ingredient—an absolute requirement for high concentrations of vitamin C.
KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream – Most likely to calm you down
Introducing the go-to, reliable moisturizer you’ll reach for daily! This tube of moisturizer has the absolute essential ingredients for soothing, coating, and protecting your skin. Ceramides, jojoba oil, and beta-glucan are all skin barrier protecting ingredients that your skin will crave once you start using this. For all your sensitive skin types out there, you’ll love this affordable, unscented cream for both day and night!
BRITISH M Organics Annatto Hair Oil – Most likely to help you shine
When my Korean hair stylist told me that every Korean woman uses hair oils to get their hair looking shiny and soft, I was introduced to a whole new world. Now I use this British M Annatto hair oil religiously and only now I realize what I was missing out on.
This hair oil is infused with organic pumpkin seed, argan, and annatto oils to nourish and strengthen my badly processed and damaged hair so that it looks healthy again. It was quietly curated to Soko Glam without much fanfare, but the feedback from you was undeniable, and through your positive reviews, it quickly became a top seller since launch.
MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream – Most likely to stay honest
This year, we’ve fallen head over heels with the ingredient birch juice, which also happens to be the main ingredient in this innovative, ultra-hydrating cream by Missha. It’s quickly becoming a popular ingredient in Korean skin care products, often substituting water. Lightweight but hydrating, this moisturizer layers perfectly underneath makeup. It’s so translucent that you can literally see right through it.
ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint – Most likely to be bold
After launching these lip stains, we can’t seem to keep these colors in stock! The way these gel tints make your lips look and feel will make you want them all, and with each being $5, it’s possible, too! The vivid and long lasting color made them such a staple in Korea that they were unofficially nicknamed “the Korean lip tint,” and now they’re our favorites too!