We're so excited to announce additional Best of K-Beauty Award 2022 winners that we're revealing each week over the course of 4 weeks. This is the fifth annual year of Best of K-Beauty Awards and it's our favorite time of the year because we have heard tremendous feedback from you all that spotlighting the very best of the best Korean beauty products to know each year have been helpful in your skincare journeys!
Selecting the winners take vetting from every which angle -- we pore over reviews, our in-house estheticians analyze formulas, we interview the brands, we look at how much you all loved and shopped the products, we look for breakthrough innovations and more. We also send out a survey to you all where thousands of responses are collected and analyzed. After all that, the winners rise to the surface. You can trust that these products are beloved because they delight, deliver big results and have earned a spot in your shelfie.
The best part? This week's highlighted winners are all 15% off, no code needed, until Saturday 3/26 at 11:59pm EST. Shop all Best of K-Beauty here.
Without further ado, here are the winners revealed this week!
Best Oil Cleanser: Be the Skin Daily Complete Cleansing Oil
This is one of our bestselling oil cleansers. It's popularity is based on the fact that it gets the job done well with a beautiful, non-greasy finish, but also because it nourishes skin all while removing and dissolving makeup. A unique and exquisite formula that includes artemisia for its rich phenolic acids and flavonoids that help fights signs of environmental stressors, kava kava known for promoting supple and baby-soft skin, and butterfly bush celebrated for calming skin sets this apart from other cleansing oils.
Bottom line: remove stubborn makeup easily while pampering your skin with luxurious botanicals that are hard to find in many other formulas.
Shop Be The Skin Daily Complete Cleansing Oil at 15% off until 3/27/22
Best Cleansing Balm: Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm
The world of beauty moves quickly and every year thousands upon thousands of new products are created. In the sea of newness, when a product continues to maintain superlative status by rave reviewers and maintains its cult status every year, no matter what newness is introduced, you know there's something special there. The Banila Co Clean It Zero is one of those classic Korean beauty staples that never goes out of style because of how it satisfyingly dissolves layers of makeup with its beautiful sherbert-like texture.
Bottom line: this tried and true classic is a surefire bet when it comes to cleansing balms that can tackle even the most stubborn makeup.
Shop Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm at 15% off until 3/27/22
Best Moisturizer: Peach & Lily Glass Skin Water Gel Moisturizer
This is one of the most competitive categories because a moisturizer is one of the most commonly used skincare products. It's a category we also put an incredible amount of thought into because it serves an important role of replenishing and locking in hydration, but it also plays a huge sensorial role in skincare. It's that very last step of your routine - and often times, that's what stays with you for the rest of the day. If your moisturizer pills or is tacky, no matter how great the products before your moisturizer felt, your skin isn't feeling the way you'd like after your routine is done. The Glass Skin Water Gel Moisturizer not only beautifully restores hydration and seals it all in – all while being oil-free and lightweight – it also looks and feels stunning on skin. Packed with beneficial ingredients like prebiotics, peach extract, kiwi extract, and hyaluronic acid to moisturize, strengthen and protect, this silicone-free, non-pore-clogging moisturizer will also leave skin with that covetable and hard-to-achieve luminosity. And we underscore, it's a glow, not a shine, because we know that matters. You want the hydrated radiance, not the shiny greasiness and the Glass Skin Water Gel Moisturizer delivers exactly that.
Bottom line: this oil-free moisturizer not only deeply hydrates but leaves skin balanced and with an extraordinarily vibrant glow.
Shop Peach & Lily Glass Skin Water-Gel Moisturizer at 15% off until 3/27/22
Best Sheet Mask: Shangpree Marine Jewel Hydrating Mask
If you're a Korean Beauty connoisseur, a sheet mask will very well be a part of your skincare routine. There's nothing as easy and fast as using a sheet mask to flood your skin with abundant hydration, antioxidants and achieving that plumped up, bouncy, after-facial skin. However, with one search on Google, you might find yourself overwhelmed with literally thousands of options. We did the legwork for you by first curating a highly vetted assortment onto our site that already goes through many months of testing – and from there a winner was selected. The Shangpree Marine Jewel Capsule Mask is used in a signature treatment at Korea's top spa, Shangpree. Quite literally, their estheticians are top-rated having swept up the top government awards during nationwide esthetician competitions (yes, that's a thing) with thousands of participants. This mask uses an enriching formula of marine ingredients, hyaluronic acid and sea water to dramatically boost hydration, elasticity, and strength to skin all while skin is draped with a sumptuously comforting natural material. This is not your ordinary sheet masking experience and can transport your fifteen minutes of masking to a downright top-tier spa experience. And you'll look like you just stepped out of Shangpree's famed facial – do your skin a favor an give it the best treatment it deserves.
Bottom line: sheet masking is beneficial but not all sheet masks are created alike. If you're looking for an elevated experience and results to match, curl up with the Marine Jewel Hydrating Mask and your favorite show and unwind to glow for days.
Shop Shangpree Marine Jewel Hydrating Mask at 15% off until 3/27/22
Best Eye Cream: Peach & Lily Pure Peach Retinoic Eye Cream
Our eye area deserves that extra TLC. While the skin is thinnest around our eyes, our eyes do very hard work for us helping us express our feelings and thoughts each day. We want to give our eye area major support yet we want to keep it gentle for this delicate area. Striking that right balance is where the magic happens for eye creams. The Pure Peach Retinoic Eye Cream gets that balance right. See all visible signs of aging reversed, yet discover a cream so buttery soft and supportive of our most delicate skin. Packed with rosehip seed oil rich in retinoic acid, beta-carotenes (a precursor for retinol) found in carrots, spinach and mangoes, and 0.5% bakuchiol, often touted as a natural alternative for those who can't or don't want to use retinols and are looking for some of retinol's benefits. The formula is action-packed yet as gentle as a soft, cashmere sweater that hugs skin just right.
Bottom line: address all major concerns around the eye area with action-packed ingredients in this buttery soft texture that keeps it gentle for delicate skin.
Shop Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream at 15% off until 3/27/22
We hope this was helpful in highlighting some of the most captivating aspects of this week's reveal of Best of K-Beauty Award 2022 winners! Be sure to check out past week's revealed winners and special discounts, gifts, and perks we're running all month to celebrate: click here.
And as always, cheers to radiance!
Peach & Lily team