HwaHae Beauty Awards 2020: 12 Top Rated K-Beauty Hits That Belong On Your Shelf This Fall
As we all know, 5-star reviews are the new currency of the trending K-Beauty market. They tell us what skincare products, makeup products , or new beauty hits are worth investing our money in. That’s why today we’re eyeing for all the winners of the twice-a-year HwaHae Consumer Beauty Awards 2020 to top up our skincare routine and makeup bag , from best cleansing oil , best lip care, to best foundation and best BB cream.
What is HwaHae?
First things first, let’s talk about this new buzzworthy platform. HwaHae is a new K-Beauty app that has all kinds of information about the latest trending Korean beauty products, including skincare, makeup and body care. The name HwaHae (‘화해’) means to analyse cosmetics (‘화장품을 해석하다’) so you can get the most suitable Korean beauty products for your skin type and skin concerns. You can see detailed information and first-hand review for each Korean beauty product so you can make an informed decision.
Here goes a list of K-Beauty products that will *100 percent* be your next 5-star favorites!
The first thing you should know about make p:rem’s Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Oil is that it’s mineral oil free and fragrance free. This HwaHae’s most-loved cleansing oil has a natural (and most importantly, hypoallergenic) PHA formula that will exfoliate your skin beautifully without any irritation. You can count on this skincare product to emulsify every ounce of your makeup while removing blackheads for your double cleansing skincare routine.
Infused with glycerin, aloe leaf, royal jelly extract + 8 types of hyaluronic acid, this gel-based HYGGEE pH Hyaluron Gel Cleanser keeps your skin happily hydrated without stripping moisture. Its mild, pH-balancing formula helps you wash the day away as perfectly as any all-star cleanser. Not to mention the bouncy jelly texture (one of the most-loved features everyone talks about on HwaHae) that will make you look forward to washing your face for your morning and night-time skincare routine.
Targeted for blemished skin, the Dr.G R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing pH Cleansing Foam is a breakout-fighting cleanser that works best for oily and combination skin types. According to HwaHae’s analysis, this K-Beauty brand adds the powerful SICA complex (Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid and Centella Asiatica Extract) into the skincare formula, which makes this cleansing foam the perfect candidate to soothe, calm, and hydrate irritated skin.
Pyunkang Yul ATO Moisturizing Soothing Gel Lotion is definitely your solid choice if you’re looking for an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and essential oil-free lotion. This gel-based lotion has a highly moisturizing formula that is safe for pregnant ladies and infants, thanks to two skincare ingredients that everyone loves: glycerin + ceramide. That’s why it’s voted as Mom’s favorite skincare product on HwaHae.
Containing over 70% chamomile flower extract, BE PLAIN’s Chamomile pH-Balanced Lotion goes beyond calming down your skin irritation and preventing breakouts. It restores the skin’s balance after your cleansing skincare step , and delivers skin-boosting hydration to prolong supple, softer, and healthier-looking complexion. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly which, according to HwaHae’s skincare reviews, is a real treat when it comes to your everyday skincare routine .
This bright-colored lippie is voted as the best lip care remedy for dry lips on HwaHae for a reason. The I'm From Fig Scrub Mask combines the powers of a scrub with fig powder + black sugar to get your summer skin glowing. Freshly launched in April 2020, this innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm is loaded with canola honey from Jeju Island and mango seed butter, giving your dry and chapped lips a much-needed moisture-rich treatment during the colder season.
Looking for a high-gloss lip look? Romand’s Glasting Water Gloss (#01 Sanho Crush) is a highly sought-after lip gloss on HwaHae for its lust-worthy shine. The subtle peach coral shade warms up your complexion with a kissable, glossy finish in just one swipe. With just the right amount of pigmentation and color payoff, this Romand lip gloss will leave your lips plump and shiny throughout the day.
The best thing about this HwaHae’s most-loved cushion compact is its breathable texture and true-to-skin natural coverage. Too Cool For School takes the cushion trend to the next level with this dreamy Artclass Studio De Teint Eclat Satin Cushion — which, yes, is as luscious as it sounds. Not to mention its satin-glow formula with SPF 45 that creates a flawless complexion in one single layer for a shine-free makeup look .
Sometimes you’re just one sheer glow away from a flawless makeup look — which is why HERA’s Glow Lasting Foundation has become the 5-star favorites on HwaHae. This foundation imparts a gorgeous sheen with its very own Sheer Voluming Complex™, while it airbrushes your skin with 24-hour radiance + SPF25 sun protection.
If you’re an OG K-Beauty fan, you’d probably know MISSHA’s famous BB cream pretty much puts the brand on the map. And the M Perfect Blanc BB is no exception. This BB cream is HwaHae’s favorite because it contains 10Blanc Complex™ that provides unrivaled brightening cover technology that eliminates all blemished areas for your skin. Not to mention the SPF50+ formula that makes your day makeup look perfectly sun-proof.
Available in 3 natural shades, innisfree’s Simple Label Tinted Moisturizer is a vegan-certified tone correction makeup base that is gentle on the skin with soothing hydrangea leaf extract from Jeju Island as the star ingredient. For those who want a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free tinted moisturizer that also serves as a physical sunscreen, you can turn to this HwaHae’s most loved tinted moisturizer for your daily makeup routine .
BE PLAIN’s bestseller Cicaful Ampoule is a plant-based ampoule that features one of most buzzworthy natural ingredients in the world: Centella Asiatica. This HwaHae’s most-loved ampoule has been a strongly hyped skincare product in Korea, and truly works wonders to soothe and calm inflamed and irritated skin without any added fragrance, essential oils or alcohol.
Serving as a daily sunscreen for sensitive skin, this Dear, Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence is one of the best top-rated sunscreen with 96% of User Satisfaction on HwaHae. The water gel formula delivers a light, soft, and featherlight finish to protect your skin without stickiness and white cast. Not to mention this SPF essence is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
Still waiting for the next best K-Beauty splurge? How about now — go fill your basket with all these HwaHae-approved 5-star Korean beauty products to refresh your skincare routine and makeup bag for the new season. You can now save up to 30% OFF on HERA, Romand, Too Cool For School and MORE. Stock up and stay tuned for more K-Beauty updates!