What Were the Bestselling Beauty Products in Korea in 2015? Part I.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hi everyone, I mentioned I would begin giving updates on items that are enjoying a lot of popularity in Korea.

In today's post (Part I) are 7 products that were bestsellers in the year 2015. The source for this information is a series of posts ran in a news source called DailyCosmetic at the end of last year about the products that topped the home shopping networks (like a best of QVC).

Next week in Part II, there will be some more 2015 bestsellers based on another series of posts ran in a similar publication called CosInKorea.

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. Purchasing through an affiliate link is one way you can choose to support this blog at no personal cost to you.  If you are curious about my policy on press samples, affiliate links, and sponsors, please see my disclaimer and policies.

A. H. C. Real Eye Cream
15 Million Units Sold

This is a peptide and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) eye cream that rose to recognition last year due to its alluring nickname - the 'actress eye cream'.

INGREDIENTS Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Niacinamide Shea Butter, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Plyquaternium-51, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Phellodendro Amurense Bark Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Collagen Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Phaseolus Lunatus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Evening Primrose Oil, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyacrylate-13, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate 20, Polyisobutene, Dimethicone/VinylDimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-75 Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Theanine, Triethylhexanoin, Trioctanoin, Cholesterol, Milk Lipids, Caramel, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Glutathione, Isostearyl Isostearate, Propylene Glycol, Raffinose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium C11-15 Alkyl Phosphate, Lecithin, Acetic Acid, Rutin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Palmitoyl OligopeptidePolmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Lactic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Tromethamine, Ceramide 2, Sorbitan Laurate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Citric Acid, ACopper Tripeptide-1, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Sorbic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate

FIND IT AT Amazon for $20

Verite Multi Cushion Cover
5 Billion KRW in sales

This is a moisturizing, anti-aging cushion by the brand Verite. In addition to being a beloved product, Verite came out with gorgeous limited edition 'Alice in Wonderland' packaging this year that really helped this product to skyrocket.

INGREDIENTS Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Arbuti, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Isostearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Dimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Soy Sterol Acetate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77492, CI 77499, Fragrance

FIND IT AT Amazon for $25.90

Centellian24 MadecaCream
2 Billion KRW sold in 8 months

The Centellian 24 brand uses TECA:Titrated Extract of Centella Asiatica from the island of Madagascar which has shown promise in stimulating collagen production. The TECA is contained in this cream as are madecassol, extracts of camellia flower, Asian hornbeam, Morus Bombycis and mistletoe. This cream is marketed as a collagen-boosting, brightening, and moisture barrier healing cream with soothing powers.

FIND THIS AT G-Market for $44.00

1.3 Billion KRW in sales

This is an anti-aging set with a Plant Stem Cell Emulsion, Softener, and Cream. The line features a complex called HyperStem, caffeine, adenosine, and niacinamide to provide wrinkle care and panthenol to deliver moisture.

FIND THEM AT Amazon where a Sample Set is $14.87

MAXCLINIC Oil Foam Cleansers
1 Million bottles sold, 1 bottle sold every 10 seconds

These cleansers were developed to eliminate the need for a double cleanse. The product contains nourishing oils that remove makeup and sebum completely, and eventually transforms into a rich bubbly foam. There were originally only three varieties: Rose, Vitamin, and Caviar, but the latest and most prestigious addition to the line is the Refining Truffle Oil Foam which was launched only a few months ago.

INGREDIENTS (TRUFFLE) Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Water, Potassium Cocoate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Olive Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Tuber Aestivum Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Saponaria Offinalis Leaf Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Butylene Glyco, Triethanolamine, Jojoba Seed Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Alcohol, Sucrose, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Wild Yam Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Albumen Extract, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Chamomile Flower Oil, Lavender Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Gold, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Extract, Fragrance.

FIND IT AT CJMall for roughly $48, sans shipping service fees

Age 20's Essence Cover Pact SPF 50+ PA+++
1 Million sold

This is a product that managed to make its way into many a makeup pouch through word of mouth and social media. It's a moisturizing, dewy compact filled with foundation that is infused with essence containing EGF, Matrixyl-3000, 'aqua herbs', Bifida Ferment Lysate, and Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate.

INGREDIENTS Yeast Ferment Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glyco, Niacinamide, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Sodium Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Stearic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, C30-45 Olefin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Alumina, Glycerin, PEG-8, Carbomer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aloe Flower Extract, Aloe Leaf Extract, Aloe Leaf Water, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Mineral Water, Fructan, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Aronia Arbutifolia Extract, Betula Alba Juice, Bifida Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Lavander Extract, Rosemary Extract, Origanum Vulgare Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sodium Polyglutamate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Ferric Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ultramarines, Fragrance

FIND IT AT eBay for $39 without refill | 11ST for $11.99 sans shipping

Re: NK 3D Radiance Color Cream SPF 30+/PA++
30 Billion KRW in sales

This cream has been a bestseller for over 2 years which is tough work in the K-beauty industry. The 3D Radiance Color Cream contains little capsules and oxygen bubbles that help with overall skin tone, texture, and radiance. It's a multi-cream that offers UV protection, whitening, wrinkle care, and gives light coverage as well. Be warned though, even though it's a bestseller, reviews for this product have been abysmal.

INGREDIENTS Mineral Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Shea Butter, Titanium Dioxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Perflurobuyl Ether, Ethyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Panthenol, Water, Sodium Acrylate, Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer, Sodium Acrylic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Chlorphenesin, Diisostearyl Malate, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Unoerata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Saccharomyces/Apple/Carrot/Radish/Cabbage Ferment Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lycium CHinense Fruit Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract, Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Rhododendron Mucronulatum Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Bis-Methoxy PEG-40/Polyepsilon Caprolactone, Alcohol, Cholesterol, Disodium Adenosine, Triphosphate, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Diisopropyl Adipate, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Acetyl Decapeptide-3, Oligopeptide-24, Oligopeptide-34, Decapeptide-4, Disodium Bis-Dioleoyl Glycerophoglycerin, Fragrance, Hydrated Ferric Oxide, Ferric Oxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Oxygen

FIND IT AT Koreadepart for $43.34

Thanks for reading!
Are you thinking of checking any of these out?

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. Purchasing through an affiliate link is one way you can choose to support this blog at no personal cost to you.  If you are curious about my policy on press samples, affiliate links, and sponsors, please see my disclaimer and policies.

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