Looking for your next holy grail beauty product? From a cult favorite toner with surprising uses to a hair treatment that did what fancy shampoos couldn’t, this list of Soko Glam staff-approved Korean beauty holy grails is a good place to start.
Soko Glam staffers are never not trying new and exciting K-beauty products so when there’s one that earns a permanent place in their daily routines, you know it’s pretty special. In honor of the retailer’s seventh anniversary, we’re highlighting seven products staff members, including Soko Glam’s own co-founder Charlotte Cho, consider to be holy grails. How many have you tried?
“It’s one of those facial sunscreens that does not feel like a sunscreen at all, just a luscious coat of moisture that cocoons your skin. It’s great for my dry skin type and makes my skin look and feel plump with moisture. The 50 PA+++ SPF is just the icing on the cake.” – Charlotte Cho, co-founder
“It serves so many different purposes. If I want to refresh my skin during the day, but don’t want to necessarily cleanse my face all over again I swipe some on with a cotton pad. I also wear a ton of eyeliner and it’s the BEST for removing even waterproof makeup. But maybe the main reason it’s my number one holy grail product is because it completely solved my life long struggle with razor burn. I got a tip from The Klog about patting some on your skin after shaving and since I’ve been doing this I have not had bad razor burn since!” – Danielle Braga Jones, social media marketing manager
“I love the way it smells and lathers (a little bit goes a long way). And it leaves my face feeling clean without tightness or dryness.” – Marissa Louie, associate manager of social content
“I have struggled with having an irritable, itchy scalp for seemingly no reason and feeling frustrated that all the nice, fancy hair products I usually use weren’t doing the trick. This product changed everything for me – it soothed the itchiness and saved my scalp. I use it 1-2x a week, and it gives the best cooling sensation! I didn’t realize how much buildup from dry shampoos and hair products was probably just hanging out on my scalp that my normal shampoo regimen wasn’t addressing.” – Sara Gardner, brand marketing manager
“I love that this essence intensely hydrates my skin while lightly exfoliating it. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in the texture of my skin and it’s the perfect product to soothe my skin when it’s irritated.” – Emily Kuo, digital marketing manager
“Not all face mists are created equal and this formula is proof. It gives off a fine, even spray that feels refreshing and non-aggressive. Unlike many mists that offer a burst of refreshment that quickly dissipates, the formula makes my skin feel instantly softer and more supple, plus gives me a noticeable glow. I look forward to giving my skin a mid-afternoon spritz with this every single day.” – Sarah Ferguson, editorial content manager
“It has drastically helped reduced my hormonal acne by helping to remove extra sebum that used to build up! My skin is truly glowier than ever.” – Katherine, senior manager of performance marketing