YesStyle’s Skin Care Bestsellers 2020

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Many things have become luxuries since the coronavirus outbreak, from traveling and dining out to meeting and celebrating special occasions with loved ones. Luckily, we can rely on the little things in life, such as a trusty cleanser or a favorite sheet mask for comfort and relaxation.

Here are the bestselling skin care items at YesStyle in 2020 based on total sales from December 16, 2019, to December 15, 2020. Results are compared to last year’s bestsellers. The asterisk indicates newcomers on the list.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s announcement of the bestselling makeup!

Oil Cleanser

BANILA CO’s Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original topped the list once again. iUNIK’s and PURITO’s cleansing oils took 2nd and 3rd place, pushing THE FACE SHOP’s and Haba Labo’s cleansers down two spots. I’m from’s Fig Cleansing Balm is the only new entry.

  1. BANILA CO – Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original
  2. iUNIK – Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil
  3. PURITO – From Green Cleansing Oil
  4. THE FACE SHOP – Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil
  5. Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil Cleansing
  6. DHC – Deep Cleansing Oil
  7. Dear, Klairs – Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
  8. Kose – Softymo Cleansing Oil (Deep)
  9. KUMANO COSME – Pharmaact Deep Cleansing Oil
  10. I’m from – Fig Cleansing Balm*

 Facial Cleanser

Again, the list remains similar to 2019’s bestsellers, with COSRX’s Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser still the long-standing favorite, followed by SOME BY MI’s green tea bubble cleanser. iUNIK’s and PURITO’s centella-infused cleansers squeezed into the top ten in the 8th and 10th positions, respectively.

  1. COSRX – Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  2. SOME BY MI – Bye Bye Blackhead 30 Days Miracle Green Tea Tox Bubble Cleanser
  3. COSRX – Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
  4. SOME BY MI – Pure Vitamin C V10 Cleansing Bar
  5. RiRe – Style Black Head Brush Cleanser
  6. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar
  7. RiRe – All Kill Blackhead Remover Stick
  8. iUNIK – Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam*
  9. Shiseido – Senka Perfect Cleansing Foam (Whip)
  10. PURITO – Defence Barrier pH Cleanser*

Facial Scrub

Pyunkang Yul’s Peeling Gel climbed from 5th to 2nd place, while Cure’s Natural Aqua Gel dropped from 4th to 9th. MIZON, Benton and Beauty of Joseon entered the top ten this year with the brands’ respective scrub and peeling gel product.

  1. Secret Key – Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel
  2. Pyunkang Yul – Peeling Gel
  3. NEOGEN – Pore Tight Peeling Mousse
  4. NEOGEN – Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine (Original Version)
  5. so natural – Red Peel Tingle Serum
  6. MIZON – Honey Black Sugar Scrub*
  7. A’PIEU – Coffee Lip Scrub (Mochalipccino)
  8. Benton – PHA Peeling Gel*
  9. Cure – Natural Aqua Gel
  10. Beauty of Joseon – Apricot Peeling Gel*


The top five toners of 2020 are the same as 2019, with only slight changes in positions. lsntree’s green tea toner, SIORIS’s citrus face mist and Rohto Mentholatum’s hyaluronic-acid-rich Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion 2020 Edition also joined the top ten, replacing Benton’s and Secret Key’s aloe toners.

  1. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
  2. COSRX – AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
  3. Pyunkang Yul – Essence Toner
  4. I’m from – Rice Toner
  5. PURITO – Centella Green Level Calming Toner
  6. Isntree – Green Tea Fresh Toner*
  7. Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist)
  8. SIORIS – Time Is Running Out Mist*
  9. Dear, Klairs – Supple Preparation Facial Toner (Unscented)
  10. Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion 2020 Edition*

Essence, Serum & Ampoule

COSRX’s Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence finally beat out SOME BY MI’s 30 Days Miracle Serum to top this category. PURITO’s Centella Unscented Serum, launched in November last year, surpassed its scented counterpart to take 2nd place. Also noteworthy is iUNIK scoring three entries in this year’s top ten bestsellers.

  1. COSRX – Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
  2. PURITO – Centella Unscented Serum*
  3. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum
  4. PURITO – Centella Green Level Buffet Serum
  5. iUNIK – Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
  6. iUNIK – Tea Tree Relief Serum*
  7. Rohto Mentholatum – Melano CC Vitamin C Essence
  8. iUNIK – Black Snail Restore Serum
  9. MISSHA – Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx
  10. Benton – Snail Bee High Content Essence*

Face Cream & Moisturizer

iUNIK’s Centella Calming Gel Cream topped the list again, but Rohto Mentholatum’s Haba Labo Gokyjyun Premium Lotion and MIZON’s All In One Snail Repair Cream slipped from 2nd and 3rd to 4th and 5th places, respectively. SOME BY MI’s 30 Days Miracle Cream, which came in 4th last year, rose to 2nd, and newcomer PURITO Deep Sea Pure Water Cream entered the list at 3rd place.

  1. iUNIK – Centella Calming Gel Cream
  2. SOME BY MI – AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream
  3. PURITO – Deep Sea Pure Water Cream*
  4. Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion
  5. MIZON – All In One Snail Repair Cream
  6. COSRX – Centella Blemish Cream
  7. COSRX – Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream*
  8. NATURE REPUBLIC – Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
  9. iUNIK – Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream*
  10. COSRX – Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap

Eye Skin Care

Last year, this list featured four eye creams, four hydrogel patches, an eye stick and an eye mask. This year, eye creams have become slightly more popular than other forms of eye care, as there are six eye creams in the top ten.

  1. MIZON – Snail Repair Eye Cream
  2. MILKYDRESS – Wrinkle & Whitening Eye Cream
  3. PURITO – Centella Green Level Eye Cream
  4. JAYJUN – Green Tea Eye Gel Patch
  5. PETITFEE – Black Pearl & Gold Eye Patch
  6. Pyunkang Yul – Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream*
  7. MIZON – Snail Repair Intensive Gold Eye Gel Patch
  8. Benton – Fermentation Eye Cream
  9. The Saem – Iceland Hydrating Eye Stick
  10. MIZON – Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream*

Face & Lip Mask

The top three masks are the same as last year’s. I’m from’s Honey Mask and Mugwort Mask moved up to the 4th and 6th spots, respectively. COSRX’s honey overnight mask dropped out of the top ten with the arrival of THE FACE SHOP’s aloe sheet mask.

  1. lookATME – Vegetable Bunny Face Mask
  2. COSRX – Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
  3. KLAVUU – Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack
  4. I’m from – Honey Mask MINI
  5. Mediheal – N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX
  6. I’m from – Mugwort Mask MINI
  7. Elizavecca – Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
  8. RiRe – Bubble Lip Mask
  9. THE FACE SHOP – Real Nature Face Mask (Aloe)*
  10. A’PIEU – Milk One Pack (Strawberry)


There are five new entries this year, including SOME BY MI’s suncream, Canmake’s and Rohto Mentholatum’s sun gels, KEEP COOL’s sun essence and MISSHA’s sun milk. While other categories are dominated by Korean products, that’s not the case in this field as four out of the top ten sunscreens are from Japan.

  1. Kao – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ 2019 Edition
  2. COSRX – Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
  3. MISSHA – All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++
  4. SOME BY MI – Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Suncream*
  5. Kao – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ 2019 Edition
  6. Canmake – Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (Clear)*
  7. Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Koi-Gokujyun UV White Gel SPF 50+ PA++++*
  8. KEEP COOL – Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence*
  9. MISSHA – All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50+ PA+++*
  10. MISSHA – All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++
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