10 Best Korean Serums That Speak Your Skin's Love Language

"I have too many serums..." says no one ever. Speaking as a seasoned skincare junkie, building a 10-step Korean skincare routine shouldn't be that complicated. But when it comes to choosing the best serums to treat aspecific skin concern or one that is compatible with your skin type, it can take a lot of time and research. And good news to our fellow Korean serum addicts, we've done the legwork to hunt down the 10 best Korean face serums in the K-Beauty world - from Vitamin C serum to powerful anti-aging serum - so you can make a wise decision on which one to stock up next!

No. 1

Dear, Klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

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Best Korean Serum For Hyperpigmentation

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: New to the Vitamin C serum game? Start slow with Dear, Klairs's Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop which is undeniably the game-changer you need for acne scar removal and improving hyperpigmentation one drop at a time. Consider it the daily supplement to give your skin the extra kick for a revitalizing transformation. Containing key ingredients directly from nature and concentrated pure Vitamin C, this K-Beauty Vitamin C serum is perfect for brightening dull skin, dark spots, and pigmented acne scars on post-breakout skin.

No. 2

Axis-Y - Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

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Best Korean Serum For Dark Spots and Acne Scars

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Loaded with niacinamide, rice bran, sea buckthorn + calendula, the Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum can help as a topical spot treatment for blemishes as it corrects dark spots, improves uneven skin tone, and heals damaged skin for acne-prone skin. But the brag list doesn't stop there: this spot-fighting Korean serum also helps retain moisture to keep your skin plump and glowing, thanks to the plant-deprived squalane.

No. 3


beauty of joseon glow serum

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Best Korean Serum For Glowing Skin

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The BEAUTY OF JOSEON Glow Serum is highly nourishing for stress-worn skin, and helps treat skin inflammation like acne. ICYMI, propolis is naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which helps soothe acne-prone skin and brighten dark spots. This cult-favorite Korean serum is also enriched with 2% niacinamide which helps restore and revive your lackluster complexion with a renewed glow.

No. 4

Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair Serum

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Best Korean Cica Serum For Rosacea

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: One of the biggest insecurities that come along with having rosacea skin is the redness. But no worries, the Dr. Jart Cicapair Serum is a mighty Korean serum that *actually* gets the job done for you, thanks to Dr Jart's advanced technology as well as the centella asiatica complex + herbs complex. You can feel the water-spreading texture of this cica serum softly wrap your skin to help visibly reduce redness and promote a healthier complexion.

No. 5

I'm From - Rice Serum

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Best Korean Serum Full of Antioxidants

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The I'm From Rice Serum is known as an all-star power player when it comes to boosting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. Containing 73% Rice Germ Fermented Extract, this Korean serum is also rich in vitamin B and other powerful antioxidants, which are effective in wrinkle control and restoring a purified radiance to your skin.

No. 6

innisfree - Green Tea Seed Serum

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Best Green Tea Serum for Dry Skin

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: What happens when you mix one of the industry's most iconic skin care formula with green tea and soothing power? Introducing the hallmark fan-favorite innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. Perfect for dry skin, this innisfree green tea serum delivers thirst-quenching hydration and helps to prevent moisture loss. With green tea and other hydrating ingredients in the mix, this bestselling Korean serum is guaranteed to leave your skin looking and feeling renewed, plumped and bouncy.

No. 7


beauty of joseon revive serum

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Best Korean Snail Serum for Anti-Aging

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Sometimes an effective anti-aging serum like the BEAUTY OF JOSEON Revive Serum is all you need to achieve the you-don't-look-a-day-over-30 look. Enriched with 63% ginseng root water + 3% snail mucin content to repair damaged skin, this Korean serum has been hailed for its anti-aging power to improve the appearance of wrinkles and boost elasticity. Not to mention the lightweight texture will get you instantly hooked as it deeply nourishes and hydrates skin to reveal clear, youthful skin.

No. 8

NEOGEN Dermalogy - Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum

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Best Hydrating Korean Serum For Firmer Skin

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: ICYMI, bakuchiol is a plant-based anti-aging alternative to retinol that is less likely to cause irritation. This ingredient is also a natural anti-aging powerhouse that boosts skin's elasticity to firm and lift withered skin. So if retinol serum is too harsh for your sensitive skin, swap in this NEOGEN Dermalogy Real Bakuchiol Firming Serum. Packed with patented ingredients such as Lupin Peptides and Hydrolyzed Lupine Proteins, this Korean anti-aging serum also contains Vitamin C to revitalize skin, plus azulene, lavender oil, aloe extract, tea tree leaf oil and eggplant extract to soothe skin.

No. 9

Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum

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Best Korean Serum For Anti Aging

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Treat yourself like a modern royal empress with the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum. This luxurious Sulwhasoo serum is another excellent MVP if you want to combat wrinkles. This first-step balancing, anti-aging serum creates the ideal canvas to help boost absorption of products to follow in your skincare routine. It harnesses the power of five precious Korean herbs to target the fundamental root cause of multiple visible signs of aging.

No. 10

By Wishtrend - Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum

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Best Korean Vitamin C Serum

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: We know a 5-star player when we see one... Meet the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum. Formulated with 70% Vitamin Tree Water and 21.5% Pure Vitamin C, this Korean vitamin C serum removes dead skin cells to even out the skin tone and brightens the complexion like a pro.

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