‘Glass skin’, ‘Cloudless Skin’, ’10-Step Korean Skincare’. These are but some of the words that have become a part of every beauty enthusiast’s lingo ever since the K-beauty storm hit the Indian markets. For most of us, our love affair with Korean products began rather innocuously, with their ridiculously cheap sheet masks, and now apparently a whole lot of us have graduated to using snail serum as a part of our daily skincare routine. However, laying our hands on a wide variety of Korean skincare and makeup has been a hassle, as even with their ever-expanding range, neither Nykaa nor Amazon seem to stock up on all the cult favourites, and even if they do, they take months to replenish their stocks, which is why I have compiled a list of some of the lesser-known websites that carry a wide range of these products, and since these are all Indian websites, you don’t have to worry about the custom charges or wait for nearly a month to get your favourite product. You can thank us later!
As the name suggests, this website is exclusively dedicated to your skincare needs, and carries a wide variety of Korean products to help you combat your particular skin concerns. The products are very competitively priced, the only con is that they offer free shipping only on orders above INR 2500. You can check them out here.
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One of the best things about this website is that it has a dedicated tab that sorts the products as per your concern: acne, pigmentation, what have you, a feature that comes in especially handy for those of you who are only just venturing out into the world of Korean skincare. Oh, and it also carries a limited range of K-beauty products too! And did I mention, free shipping on all orders? Go check ‘em out here.
Of all the websites listed here, this one by far carries the widest range of Korean brands. Although an awful lot of products seem to be in the process of being restocked, I do recommend that you keep an eye out, and while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up some sheet masks from them for 90 bucks! Available here.
Although the website is a little over a year old, they have already established quite a name for themselves and take pride in curating the “best of Korean beauty” sourced either directly from the brand or from their authorized distributors. They ship all over the country at a nominal shipping charge. Have a dekko here.
Last but not the least, we have Koko Glam, a new entrant in the market that, among other things, offer a dedicated sheet mask subscription box, based upon your budget and customized according to your skin type. They also have a dedicated blog towards making us all ‘skintellectuals’ by informing us of the various nuances of K-beauty. You can browse through their collection here.
We hope you found this compilation helpful. Which are your favourite K-beauty and skincare brands? And which is your favorite website to shop them from? Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below.
Author: Sanchita Srivastava