5 Top Korean Skincare Brands You Can Find at Beauty Bar
I used to pass by Beauty Bar in Makati after school a lot. I go in, walk around the well-lit store, stop at every counter, stare at the pretty packagings, try a lipstick or two, spray a couple of perfumes, and then out I go lol! I couldn’t bring myself to buy anything since I was mostly clueless with beauty products then. Years gone by, and I find myself still revisiting the same store (only this time at the Alabang branch naman) to buy my holy grail Japanese eyeliner and my fave highlighter from then-unknown-brand from California that became a cult-fave after it launched here in the Philippines.
I realized that there’s something about Beauty Bar that invites makeup and skincare enthusiasts to keep exploring the products in their store. It’s not just their clean and fresh interiors, the wide range of blushes you can swatch, or the friendly staff… it’s the fact that they always bring in new brands that are popular abroad to introduce to the Philippine market. Quite a risk if you ask me as Filipinos can sometimes be picky shoppers. Needless to say, it’s a good place to discover new products to add into our skincare and makeup arsenal. Riding the Korean-everything-wave (Korean drama, K-pop, K-beauty, not to mention Bibimbap!), Beauy Bar brought in five top Korean Skincare brands in the country. And I have here a short list for you, of the bestselling products each brand is known for.
Cosrx (a brand which name I don’t know how to pronounce), is a cult-fave among beauty enthusiast abroad. Their known for their quirky minimalist packaging, reasonable pricing, and highly effective skincare line. Try these Cosrx bestsellers when you visit the store: Acne Pimple Master Patch popular to heal pimples effectively, Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser, and the pre-soaked One Step Moisture Up Pad as a morning cleanser or post-workout refresher.
Klair’s skincare line focuses on simplicity. Their products are strictly alcohol, paraben, and colorant free, which I can see could cater nicely to those with sensitive skin type. Try Klair’s bestselling Supple Preparation Facial Toner which is known for its very gentle formulation and Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops for skin brightening.
Available online at beautybar.com.ph or Beauty Bar stores nationwide — Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Eastwood, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La, Midtown, and Trinoma.
Neogen is fueled by its advance 6-core biotechnology to create easy to use customisable, gentle, and multifunctional products. They are generally known for their foam cleansers and exfoliating pads
Celebeau is leaning on the luxurious celebrity-ish side that focus on giving its loyal-users diamond like radiant skin. Celebeau bestsellers are: the cooling Star Secret Cushion, moisturizing High Performance Glam Tint Gloss, and the PH-adaptive Super Glam Lip Oil.
I also heard that they’d be selling all-organic and botanical skincare and makeup products from Yadah. Look for the highly-rated Yadah Air Powder Pact as well as their mattifying setting powder and their whitening Be My Cushion with high SPF, Be My Tint, and Twin Angel BB cream.
I hope you find the list useful so you have an idea of what K-Beauty items to test out first at Beauty bar. I’ll try to report back asap after I use more of these items I hauled from them!