10 Unique Food-Inspired Korean Beauty Products

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Two of my favorite things to do on a daily basis other than napping, is to eat and to put on makeup. The combination of food and makeup seems unrelated, but Korea has proven that food can be an inspiration for everything, including makeup.

Check out some of Korean beauty products that are inspired by delectable foods and let us know in the comments down below if you have tried any of them!

The Saem Choco Pie Hand Cream

The Saem Chocopie

Growing up in Korea, one of my favorite childhood snacks was Choco Pie. As a child I remember loving every aspect of the cookie from the cheap chocolate to the fluffy yet questionable marshmallow center. The SAEM has taken this crowd favorite childhood snack and turned it into an absolutely adorable hand cream. From the wrapping of the product, it looks just like a Choco Pie!

Not only is the hand cream adorable, it also has a heavenly scent. The SAEM hand cream comes in two different flavors: Regular Choco Pie and Cookies and Cream. The Regular hand cream is a smooth consistency whereas the Cookies and Cream has bits of cacao butter that make the hand cream smell even more decadent while providing ultimate moisture to your hands.

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk

Tony Moly Banana

The Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk has cute packaging, an irresistible scent, and super moisturizing properties. Since it’s a squeeze tube, it’s easy to get the perfect amount of product you desire. What more could you want in a hand cream?

Tony Moly – Mini Berry Lip Balm SPF 15 PA+

Tony Moly Lip Balm

I am most definitely guilty of neglecting my lips whenever I get busy. The Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balm is so cute that it makes me want to take it out everywhere I am. The lip balm comes in two different flavors: cherry and blueberry.

Both flavors have enough pigmentation to give you a natural lip color while providing ultimate moisture for the lips. It’s a definite must in this chilly season where your lips are more prone to getting chapped due to the harsh winds. This lip balm also has SPF 15 and PA+ to protect your lips from UV rays. It’s an all-in-one product with sun care, moisture, color payoff, and cute packaging!

The Face Shop – Lovely ME:EX Dessert Lip Balm

The Face Shop Honey

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Dessert Lip Balm is the perfect product for all you honey lovers out there. Not only does this product look like an adorable pot of honey, it also smells exactly like real honey. Also, the spatula that comes with this product is also super adorable, shaped just like a honeycomb!

Other than the cute packaging and the fruity fragrant scent, this lip balm keeps your lips moist and soft all day. The honey-like texture of the lip balm coats your lips, protecting them from the harsh UV rays and the cold winter winds.

Etude House – I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Pack

Etude House Yogurt

The Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-Off Pack is the perfect set of wash-off packs that will prep your skin for any condition. The wash-off pack comes in four different flavors: apple, strawberry, kiwi, and apricot. They’re the perfect set of masks to buy if you have unpredictable skin because each of the different flavors can be used for different occasions.

The apple yogurt is effective in providing the skin with moisture whereas the strawberry pack helps with brightening the skin. The apricot pack exfoliates the skin while the kiwi pack nourishes the skin with extra nutrients. The yogurt and fruit extracts of these packs will soften, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin in no time.

Tony Moly – Egg Pore Shiny Skin Soap

Holika Holika Egg

The Tony Moly Egg Pore Shiny Skin Soap is a pore clarifying and purifying soap that will get rid of your blackheads and whiteheads immediately. The two different soaps in the packaging can be used at different times of the day. The white soap can be used during the day to provide a brightened complexion whereas the brown soap can be used at night to tighten pores and refine skin texture. Not to mention the super cute egg carton packaging as well.

Skinfood – Rice Mask Wash Off

rice mask

If you are a fan of Korean beauty products, I have no doubt that you have probably heard about this amazing mask before. Skinfood’s Rice Mask Wash Off is one of the best selling face masks in Korea.

This face mask is the perfect treat your skin needs as it lifts excess oil and dirt from your skin’s surface to keep your complexion bright, clear, and soft. The rice grains within the product are enriched with vitamins and minerals as it helps your skin become more luminous.

Holika Holika Apple Shine Peeling Sheet

Holika Holika Apple

When I first heard about this product, all I could think about is, “What the heck is a peeling sheet?” A peeling sheet is an exfoliating sheet that helps remove dead skin cells when you cleanse your face. The Apple Shine Peeling Sheet contains a high concentration of organic apples, hyaluronic acid, and grains. It’s effective in removing dead skin cells and giving you skin as smooth as a baby’s butt.

Black Caviar Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Holika Holika Eye Cream

You don’t get much classier than black caviar, and as a college student, I know I can’t afford to eat caviar. So I guess if you can’t afford to eat it, it’s best to go for the cheaper alternative and buy eye cream with caviar extract that you can put on your face. The caviar extract in this eye cream helps restore the cellular barriers of the skin.

The Holika Holika Black Caviar Anti- Wrinkle Eye Cream is composed of 20 percent black caviar extracts and royal jelly extracts that provides extra wrinkle care. Not only is this fancy eye cream enriched with caviar, it also has hints of gold and diamond that give you optimum anti-aging effects. You can also get a black caviar face cream and a black caviar emulsion.

Tony Moly Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Pack

Tony Moly Mayo

The Tony Moly Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Pack is definitely an eye-catcher. This hair mask keeps the hair healthy and provides moisture, shine, and nutrients to leave your hair feeling silky and soft. Just be careful not to place this product in the kitchen. You don’t want anyone with Haeyo on their sandwich!

lahkim is a Soompi writer who is passionate about Korean beauty products as well as the beauty trends of Korea. Other than her love for Korean beauty, she is also a fan of K-dramas, K-indie, and K-hip hop. Her favorite K-pop artists include Bobby, Hyukoh, Zion.T, and Winner. Some of her favorite K-dramas are “Gentleman’s Dignity” and “Kill Me, Heal Me.” When she is not going crazy over the latest update about Bobby or obsessing over the newest episode of the latest drama, she can be seen either studying for her Biology midterms or helping out at her campus ministry.