7 K-Beauty Back-To-School Essentials We Can’t Live Without This Season

Notebooks, pens, backpacks, erasers, highlighters… there’s more to back-to-school shopping than just those, right? Is already that time of the year and we want you to make sure you have all the supplies you need to start the new academic year off right. First year of college? New high school? Transferred to a new city? Regardless, we put together a list of beauty essentials that will keep you looking good from that early morning class to the moment you finally hit the bed again.

NEOGEN White Truffle Oil Stick

New season, new weather, new skin struggles. Now that temperatures are dropping, are you finding dry patches on your skin? That’s totally normal! All you need to do is hydrate your skin properly and continuously. This moisturizing, pocket-size oil stick will not only repair and nurture your skin, but also protect its natural moisture barrier thanks to the white truffle extract in it, which will keep your skin healthy and hydrated all day long.

MISSHA Coloring Multi Stick

Two-in-one products are a must to keep in your backpack during school season. This double sided multi stick — available in many different shades — has two ends to it: one for blush/contouring (in a creamy, stick form) that you swipe over your face, and one for the brush, so you can blend the color. Its long lasting formula contains argan and rosehip oils so skin stays hydrated for a long time, preventing makeup from getting cakey.

BELIF Aqua Bomb Mist

Keeping a mist in your bag will prevent your skin from getting dehydrated and flaky during those cold, windy days of winter! This ultra fine, lightweight mist is formulated with lady’s mantle extract — also in Belif’s best seller Aqua Bomb cream — which not only hydrates but also nourishes and refreshes skin while giving it radiance. The best part? It can be used over makeup, so there’s no risk of ruining your face art!

IPKN City Proof Sun Mist

No matter if it’s raining, snowing, or a big thunderstorm is taking over the skies, you must apply sunscreen every single day of the year, and to make sure you reapply during the day, we recommend you keep this little bottle of sunscreen mist near you at all times. Its mineral, oil-free formula helps control oil on the T-zone area, nourishes the skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and works as a makeup primer. And of course it will keep your skin protected against dangerous UV rays.

Skinfood Apple Mango Hair Mist

You’ve probably heard about essences already, the heart and soul of Korean skincare routines. They are not only great for hydration, but also to protect skin from the environment and its toxins. But, did you know there are also essences for your hair? Keep this apple-mango one in your bag and use it every time your hair feels dry or dull. It’s very lightweight so it won’t feel sticky or uncomfortable after application.

CosRX Clear Fit Master Patch

Who said pimple patches are only meant for nighttime? These clear, almost invisible patches are the perfect way to protect breakouts from infections while speeding acne healing. The best part about these ultra-slim patches is the fact that you can wear them under makeup!

Nature Republic California Aloe Hand Cream

Cold weather means dry hands most of the time. Keeping a nice, nourishing hand cream within reach is a must if we want to avoid dry cracking skin or peeling, and what a better ingredient than aloe vera to accomplish that goal? This hand cream contains 92 percent pure aloe gel, which keeps rough, flaky hands moisturized and soft while creating a protective film of moisture over your skin so it remains healthy even when exposed to super low temperatures.

What are some of your must-haves for back-to-school season, Soompiers? Let us know in the comments!

Caromalis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of yours (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-Beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!