The Best Cruelty Free Korean Skincare Brands For 2021
Korean skincare has been all the rage these past few years. In fact, the Korean beauty market is among the top 10 around the world. With the rising surge of Kdrama and Kpop, many people have started to notice the porcelain-like glass skin of Korean actors and singers. While it may have a lot to do with professional makeup artists and lightning, skincare also plays a major role. As a result, the demand for Korean skincare products has skyrocketed.
If you’re looking for a Korean skincare brand that is effective as well as cruelty free, there are so many good options out there in the market that can help you achieve smooth and glowing skin. We contacted each brand and asked our standard cruelty free questions (you can see more here). Here are my faves!
KraveBeauty is a popular Korean skincare brand that is also vegan and cruelty free. This brand focuses on creating simple innovative products that are easy to use, without causing any confusion. Their goal is to challenge the fast-paced beauty industry in order to help people slow down and reset their mindset towards skincare.
You might have seen Glow Recipe products before in Sephora. They are the ones with brightly colored packaging that are too cute to resist! This Korean skincare brand is full of natural ingredients that make your skin soft and glowy. On top of that, their products are all Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free. What more could you ask for?
Peach & Lily
Peach & Lily has a wide variety of skincare products containing formulas that deliver effective results with no harsh chemicals, dyes, alcohol, parabens or sulfates. One of the most popular skincare brands in Korea, their mission is to transform your skin with products that are affordable and cruelty free. The brand is Leaping Bunny certified.
Dear Klairs‘ brand philosophy is using no harsh ingredients, making it ideal for people with sensitive skin. Their products are simple and soothing for irritated skin that will ultimately improve the health and elasticity of the skin. They value the beauty of the environment and of course, they are cruelty free. Many of their products are also vegan.
Then I Met You
Then I Met You is an environmentally conscious brand as their products are all vegan and cruelty free in addition to having recyclable packaging. Then I Met You is rooted in Jeong, a Korean concept about a deep and emotional connection filled with empathy and affection one can develop for other people, places, and things. Their goal is to deliver products that will deeply affect our skin in a positive way. They use clean and natural formulations that are free of artificial colorants, parabens, silicones, and alcohol.
Kaja is a Korean skincare and makeup brand that features innovative products for all skin types and tones in adorable packages. Kaja, meaning “let’s go”, is the first co-developed k-beauty brand with Sephora, so it is easily accessible all around the world. Their products are also cruelty free.
Dana Bazerbachi is a Korean Skincare freelance writer. She loves everything about Korean culture and is passionate about introducing people to Korean skincare. She also enjoys reading, trying out new skincare products, and watching way too many K-dramas. You can find her on LinkedIn, Instagram, or visit her website.