Skin Care Bestsellers on YesStyle in 2018

As we enter the second month of 2019, why not take a little look back? Do you know what your favorite skin care product of 2018 was? Do you remember which products actually did some magic on your skin (and maybe you still can’t get enough of) and which ones got tossed out or forgotten? We’re here to help bring back the good memories!

Here’s a list of the bestselling skin care products that you added to your YesStyle cart in 2018. It includes the Top 10 items for each category.

Oil Cleansers

Every skin care junkie out there knows how important double cleansing is so naturally, the #1 must-have in everyone’s #SkinCareShelfie is none other than the oil cleanser. THE FACE SHOP’s Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil made it to the top of the list. It does the job well and also leaves skin feeling fresh, soft and moisturized – no wonder it was such a hit! While customers mostly favored cleansing oils over balms, BANILA CO’s Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm remained a favorite last year.

1. THE FACE SHOP – Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil 2. BANILA CO – Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original 3. Dear, Klairs – Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil 4. DHC – Deep Cleansing Oil 5. Kose – Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil
6. THE FACE SHOP – Rice Water Cleansing Rich Oil 7. BANILA CO – Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Purifying 8. Kose – Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil 9. Etude House – Lip & Eye Remover 10. Shiseido  – Aqualabel Deep Clear Oil Cleansing

Facial Cleansers

Facial cleansers come in different forms; you’ve got the gel or foam cleansers and even facial bar soaps. Foam cleansers were the most popular last year, making up the majority of the top 10 cleansers, but the Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser from COSRX proved to be the favorite. Facial bar soaps also seem to be making a comeback as SOME BY MI’s AHA, BHA, PHA Miracle Cleansing Bar got enough love to make it to the Top 10!

1. COSRX – Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 2. RiRe – Style Black Head Brush Cleanser 3. Shiseido – Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam 4. COSRX – Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser 5. THE FACE SHOP – Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam
6. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar 7. Innisfree – Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam 8. KLAVUU – Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam 9. Dear, Klairs – Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser 10. Mentholatum – Hada Labo Goku-Jyun Super Hyaluronic Face Wash

Facial Toners

Toners are no longer used just for their prep-your-skin benefits. Thanks to the evolution of skin care, toners now come as facial mists that contain acids like AHAs, BHAs and PHAs that offer gentle exfoliation and nourishment. The bestselling toners include acid-based toners from COSRX, SOME BY MI and Benton. Plenty of other moisturizing toners made it to the Top 10 as well!

1. COSRX – AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner 2. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner 3. Mentholatum – Hada Labo Goku-Jyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist) 4. Dear, Klairs – Supple Preparation Facial Toner 5. Pyunkang Yul – Essence Toner
6. Secret Key – Fresh Nature Toner 7. COSRX – Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap 8. Benton – Aloe BHA Skin Toner 9. Etude House – Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner 10. THE FACE SHOP – 2016 New: Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Toner

Facial Scrubs

When it comes to scrubs, peeling gels were in high demand last year. Plenty of YesStyle customers went for Secret Key’s bestselling Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel to softly scrub away excess sebum and impurities, and restore their skin to its smooth, dewy and glowy state.

1. Secret Key – Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel 2. Cure – Natural Aqua Gel 3. NEOGEN – Dermalogy Bio-peel Gentle Gauze Peeling Wine 4. NEOGEN – Dermalogy Bio-peel Gauze Peeling Lemon 5. Beauty of Joseon – Apricot Peeling Gel
6. Dr.G – Brightening Peeling Gel 7. Etude House – Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub 8. MIZON – Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel 9. TOSOWOONG – Black Sugar Facial Scrub 10. Innisfree – Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam


It’s basically water…but better! Essences have become more popular over the years, especially with moisturizing being a priority in Korean skin care. At the top of everyone’s to-buy list last year was Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Essence. Packed with snail mucin and bee venom to provide intense moisture, this bottle doesn’t disappoint!

1. Benton – Snail Bee High Content Essence 2. Secret Key – Starting Treatment Essence – Rose Edition 3. COSRX – Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 4. MISSHA – Time Revolution The Treatment Essence Intensive Moist 5. Mentholatum – Rohto Melano CC Concentration Measures Essence
6. COSRX – Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power / Tone Balancing Essence 7. Secret Key – Snail Repairing Essence 8. COSRX – Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence 9. Benton – Fermentation Essence 10. Etude House – Wonder Pore Tightening Essence

Facial Serums & Ampoules

Serums and ampoules are the absolute essentials in every skin care routine. Just like last year’s most popular essence, the most-shopped ampoule in 2018 is also packed with snail mucin. MIZON’s Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule was everyone’s favorite, followed by the AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum from SOME BY MI and SKIN&LAB’s Red Serum.

1. MIZON – Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule 2. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum 3. SKIN&LAB – Red Serum 4. By Wishtrend – Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum 5. Dear, Klairs – Rich Moist Soothing Serum
6. Innisfree – Green Tea Seed Serum 7. MISSHA – Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule 8. DAYCELL – Re, DNA Propolis Ampoule 9. iUNIK – Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum 10. Secret Key – Multi Cell Night Repair Ampoule

Face Masks

Claiming first place in the face masks category is SKINFOOD’s Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet. This was the only sheet mask that made the cut, with aloe, green tea and centella asiatica as the top three picks. Other bestselling masks from SKINFOOD include the brand’s Rice and Black Sugar Mask Wash Off as well as its Egg White Pore Mask. The holy-grail Water Sleeping Mask from LANEIGE was another popular choice, and everyone can’t seem to get enough of Elizavecca’s Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask after its breakthrough back in 2017.

1. SKINFOOD – Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet 2. LANEIGE – Water Sleeping Mask 3. LANEIGE – Sleeping Care Good Night Kit 4. Elizavecca – Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask 5. SKINFOOD – Rice Mask Wash Off
6. COSRX – Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 7. SKINFOOD – Black Sugar Mask Wash off 8. Innisfree – Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X 9. SKINFOOD – Egg White Pore Mask 10. Dear, Klairs – Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

Eye Cream + Patches

The eye patch and cream heroes belong to Etude House and MIZON, respectively. Eye patches were quite popular last year with plenty opting for gel types like JAYJUN’s Green Tea Eye Gel Patch, Secret Key’s Gold Premium First Eye Patch and heimish’s Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch.

1. Etude House – Collagen Eye Patch 2. MIZON – Snail Repair Eye Cream 3. MILKYDRESS – Wrinkle & Whitening Eye Cream 4. Benton – Fermentation Eye Cream 5. Innisfree – Jeju Orchid Eye Cream
6. PUREDERM – Collagen Eye Zone Mask 7. JAYJUN – Green Tea Eye Gel Patch 8. Secret Key – Gold Premium First Eye Patch 9. Heimish – Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch 10. SCINIC – Snail Matric Eye Cream

Face Creams & Moisturizers

It’s no surprise that NATURE REPUBLIC’s Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel was one of the top-selling products last year – everyone needs a good gel to soothe that sunburn or moisturize stressed skin. From our large selection of face creams, soothing creams were the most sought after in 2018 with top choices from Innisfree, COSRX, Dear, Klairs and Benton.

1. NATURE REPUBLIC – Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 2. Mentholatum – Hada Labo Goku-Jyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion 3. MIZON – All In One Snail Repair Cream 4. COSRX – Centella Blemish Cream 5. Dear, Klairs – Rich Moist Soothing Cream
6. CHICA Y CHICO – Nude Fantasy Whitening Cream 7. Secret Key – Snow White Cream 8. Benton – Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel 9. Benton – Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream 10. Dear, Klairs – Midnight Blue Calming Cream


No matter how good and consistent you are with your skin care regimen, it will all go to waste if you let the sun damage your skin. So let’s rewind back to last year and ask ourselves, “Did I apply sunscreen daily?” This insanely important step should never be skipped so well done to all those who reached for COSRX’s Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which was our #1 sunscreen of 2018!

1. COSRX – Aloe Soothing Sun Cream 2. Etude House – Sunprise Must Daily Lotion SPF50+ PA+++ 3. Etude House – Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF50+ PA+++ 4. Jigott – Whitening UV Sun Block SPF50+ PA+++ 5. Etude House – Sunprise Airy Finish SPF50+ PA+++
6. A’PIEU – Madecassoside Sun Cream SPF39 PA++ 7. MAXCLINIC – Catrin Natural 100 Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++ 8. MISSHA – All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50+ PA+++ 9. MISSHA – All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++ 10. SKIN&LAB – Fre-C Sun Lotion SPF50+ PA++++

If you enjoyed this trip down skin care memory lane, look for tomorrow’s post on YesStyle’s bestselling makeup products from 2018!

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