8 Korean Skincare Products That Will Brighten Dull Skin Instantly

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  September 07, 2018
  • Blithe Inbetween Instant Glowing Cream ($56 for 30ml)
    1 / 8 Blithe Inbetween Instant Glowing Cream ($56 for 30ml)

    Designed to be used under makeup, it preps skin with a glow-enhancing blend of glycerin, niacinamide and squalane to plump the skin, illuminate the complexion and impart a soft-focus finish. Expect makeup to glide seamlessly over your skin.

    (Also read: 10 Facial Essences You Need for a More Radiant Complexion)

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  • Caolion Magic Black Powder Massage Peeling Peel ($45 for 100ml)
    2 / 8 Caolion Magic Black Powder Massage Peeling Peel ($45 for 100ml)

    The complexion can look dull when dead skin cells are left to accumulate. To sweep away this debris gently without irritating the skin, apply a thin layer of this product over clean, dry skin and leave on for about two minutes. Next, dead skin cells and accumulated gunk will be rubbed off, revealing brighter and clearer skin.

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  • Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Bright Lover ($18 for 1pc)
    3 / 8 Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Bright Lover ($18 for 1pc)

    What could be better than unwinding at the end of a long day to a relaxing DIY facial? After cleansing, massage the ampoule onto skin before putting on the mask and let the active ingredients go to work. Made with algae extract, the mask instantly calms and cools the skin. And thanks to its occlusive nature, the rubber mask seals in the ampoule so that the skin drinks it all up to improve skin radiance, firmness and plumpness.

    (Also read: Face Masks That Are Perfect For Every Skin Type)

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  • Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence ($80 for 40ml)
    4 / 8 Laneige White Dew Original Ampoule Essence ($80 for 40ml)

    This powerful concoction uses a unique and stable vitamin C derivative to control hyperpigmentation. In addition, it also contains a combination of humectants lock in moisture to maintain skin plumpness. The result? Dewy skin that emanates a lit-from-within glow.

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  • Leaders Insolution Mela-Tox Skin Clinic Mask ($4 for 1pc)
    5 / 8 Leaders Insolution Mela-Tox Skin Clinic Mask ($4 for 1pc)

    All you need is 15 minutes to restore radiance to dull skin with this fast-acting sheet mask. Infused with 25ml of essence (most serums contain 30ml in one bottle), it infuses skin with a host of brightening plant extracts and niacinamide for noticeable results in a flash.

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  • May Coop Raw Activator ($94 for 60ml)
    6 / 8 May Coop Raw Activator ($94 for 60ml)

    Dark spot formation can be accelerated when skin cells become inflamed as a result of becoming exposed to free radical damage. Packed with antioxidant-rich maple sap and EGF, this suppress inflammation and strengthens skin against future environmental assaults to keep hyperpigmentation at bay.

    (Also read: Anti-Ageing Face Masks to Reduce Wrinkles & Dark Spots)

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  • Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum ($268 for 50ml)
    7 / 8 Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum ($268 for 50ml)

    Harnessing the melanin-regulating properties of White Ginseng, this lightweight serum has an ultra-fresh texture that is absorbed quickly into skin. Expect plump and dewy skin instantly, and over time, complexion looks more even-toned and radiant.

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  • Su:m37 White Award Ultimate Whitening Ampoule in Cream ($148)
    8 / 8 Su:m37 White Award Ultimate Whitening Ampoule in Cream ($148)

    Combining the potency of a brightening ampoule in a skin-replenishing cream, all you have to do is mix the pearl capsules into the cream to release its active ingredients for optimal potency. Using patented technology, this cream hydrates, brightens and firms in one easy step. Its texture is slightly on the richer side that instantly nourishes ̶ perfect for those with dry skin.

    (Also read: These Things Make You Look Older And Dull Your Skin Without You Realising)

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