2010 Korea’s Best Cosmetics (Part 1)
I sometimes get asked what Korean cosmetic would I recommend? What’s the best BB cream for them to buy? What is the number one Korean cosmetic brand to try? And so on…
I found an article on the Korea’s best cosmetic brand based on market share. (It’s more like top cosmetics but the report says “best”) It is dated February 26, 2010 so the report is still fresh. The website, Cosmetic Mania News, is entirely in Korean and the whole article is accessible only by members. I had to register before I could see the entire report. I’ll only be posting the brands, not the whole article since it’s soooooo long! The list includes the top-selling basic care products, skin and lotion, makeup and hair care products. They didn’t include diet products like cla supplement and the likes.
Basic Care Total
4. SK II (Japanese brand)
2. Christian Dior
4. The Face Shop
Skin and Lotion total
5. Isa Knox
I had tried Sulwhasoo before. My sister-in-law gave me a sample set and I’d say that was the best sample skin care I’ve ever used. It’s quite expensive though. This four-step set (toner or “skin” as they say in Korea, lotion, essence and cream) costs about 610,000 won or 600 USD. Of course, their basic line is cheaper – a set wouldn’t cost more than 200 USD.
To be continued 🙂