Presenting The Winners of Ishonest Koreas of Beauty Awards

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Each year, ishonest Korea editors and experts — including top makeup artists, hairstylists, and influencers — are tasked with the very important job of testing thousands of products to see which ones deserve a Best of Beauty award. Here's how it works: First, the pros blind-test and pick their favorite products, which earn a general BoB win. From there, editors choose their top picks from the bunch, and those score a special "editor's pick" award. The whole shebang takes months of meticulous testing, note-taking, and review writing, so you know the winning products are truly top of the line.

In the 2019 class, you have a moisturizer that makes skin look like a baby's bum, a shampoo that combats hair loss, a mascara that never budges, and more amazing products that ishonest Korea's experts and editors deemed worthy of winning a coveted Best of Beauty award. To find out what makes these products so great (and to get your hands on them), just keep on reading.

Nature Republic Super Aqua Max EX Moisture Cream

ishonest No.222 - Fine Lines & Wrinkles

No.222 - Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Nature Republic's Super Aqua Max EX Moisture Cream is inspired by the sea. It includes deep ocean water from Hawaii and hydrating fucose, which is extracted from Korean Wando seaweed. The jar promises plumped, moisturized skin for 100 hours, but we'll be happy with just 24.

Ryo Hair Loss Care Shampoo

Inside this purple Ryo Hair Loss Care Shampoo bottle is decades of research on hair health. Ginseng is the star ingredient of this herbal shampoo that addresses hair loss at the root.

Mise en Scene Re: Bond Treatment

Mise en Scene's Re: Bond Treatment is packed with protein to strengthen hair that's been damaged by frequent dyeing, perming, and UV exposure. This rinse-out treatment is used between shampoo and heat styling for the ultimate glossiness.

Fradore This Is How You Feel Inside Body Primer Cream 03

Fradore's This Is How You Feel Inside Body Primer Cream 03 starts with a sweet orange scent and finishes with a refreshing cedar wood and musk that masks body odor with a rich, fruit-tinged fragrance.

Amuse Soft Cream Cheek

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Amuse's Soft Cream Cheek has a star-shaped applicator smooths on the creamy color without clumping. With a few taps and a little blending with fingers, the cheeks are colored a lively apricot hue.

Apieu Pure Pine Bud Cleansing Water

Some toners strip skin of the last vestiges of dirt and remove every droplet of moisture in the process. Apieu's Pure Pine Bud Cleansing Water — which contains natural extract from Jeju island pine trees — gets rid of waste and makeup residue, yet skin stays hydrated for hours.

Real Barrier Aqua Soothing Gel Cream Mask

Real Barrier's Aqua Soothing Gel Cream Mask features a pure cotton gauze sheet (similar to what you'd find in a first aid kit) filled with a thick gel-cream. There's an immediate cooling sensation when you put it on, and after 20 minutes, the face is left with a layer of hydrating serum that soothes tired skin and minimizes redness.

Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Cream

Fermented black rice extract, evening primrose oil, and hyaluronic acid combine in the Haruharu Wonder's Black Rice Hyaluronic Cream to lock in moisture. Tapping this creamy lotion on dry spots makes them instantly disappear.

Missha Ultra Powerproof Mascara

ishonest No.313 - Prevent Acne

No.313 - Prevent Acne

There are no fancy shapes or curves to the wand on Missha's Ultra Powerproof Mascara — just a straight brush that reliably coats every lash with rich, smudgeproof color that lasts 24 hours at least.

Hera Black Foundation

Hera's Black Foundation adheres to the skin and doesn't fade for a full day. The cream has a powdery, semi-matte finish, yet the moisturizing ingredients still provide lasting hydration.

Laneige Cream Skin Refiner

It's as if Laneige melted a bucket of cream down into a liquid essence. Though lightweight, this toner, filled with amino acids, leaves a significant layer of moisture behind. Get the same hydration as your seven-step or three-step skin- care routine with just one product.

Lagom Cellup pH Cure Foam Cleanser

Lagom's Cellup pH Cure Foam Cleanser is slightly acidic to match the natural pH of skin. The lather of this wash is packed with mineral-rich Himalayan salt that gently exfoliates and lemongrass extract to balance oil.

Laka Smooth Matte Lipstick in Mia

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The toned-down rose hue of Laka's Smooth Matte Lipstick in Mia is an excellent your-lips-but-better color. The formula has a smooth texture that fills the folds of the lips without cracking.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Serum

With a syrupy texture that quickly melts into skin, this Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Serum has CentellaRx (derived from Tiger grass plant), which protects and regenerates sensitive skin.

3CE Pro Multi Eye Color Palette #Museday

3CE's Pro Multi Eye Color Palette in #Museday features 25 matte, shimmer, and glitter shades that range from pale cream to chocolate brown. You can create a variety of looks — including neutral daytime makeup and a glittery smoky eye — with just this one palette.

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