Last Updated: May 8, 2023 @ 2:07 pm.

We fell in love with Korean beauty products a few years ago—let our expert staff guide you to the best Korean moisturizer. We tried 9 different brands before coming up with these all time favorites. Which was the lightest weight? Had the most luxurious feel? Read on to find the winners.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don't take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Let’s Talk Moisturizers From Korea: Our Tests!

Korean beauty products are having their moment—and we’re hooked!

We started out with face creams and quickly got sucked down the vortex of Korean beauty care . . . eventually trying out moisturizers, shampoo and more.

When it comes to moisturizers, we should note a few tips for those who are new to Korean beauty care:

  1. Yes, snail mucin is an ingredient in several popular brands. So if you are vegan or have an issue with animal products in your beauty care items, this may not be the right stuff for you for you. 
  2. Texture can vary from creams to gels. We tried out several and will include picks from both types.
  3. Scents are on the light side. If you like your skin moisturizers with little or no scent, you’re in luck—most of the brands we tried for this article either are scent-free . . . or very light on the perfume, most typically a light citrus that most of our testers found pleasing.

Now that you have the quick 411, here are the top winners from our tests. 

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Best For Sensitive Skin

This cream impressed us with its texture and smooth finish. Yes, there is a scent (light citrus) but we found it to be mild.
$15.95 ($7.98 / Ounce)

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Best Budget-Friendly

Smooth and soft
Yes, Korean moisturizers are sometimes hard to find . . . and prices can be high. This one won over our testers with its texture and light feel, without breaking the bank.
$15.99 ($0.16 / Fl Oz)

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Best Texture

Tried and true brand
The silkiness of this cream is the star feature here—and we love how light weight it feels on the skin.
$13.60 ($6.70 / Fl Oz)

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Best Gel Cream

Great for super dry skin
The texture of this gel is smooth, not sticky . . . and we love it. Great for hydrating. A few dissenters think the scent is too strong, however.
$15.00 ($4.44 / Fl Oz)

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How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

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