Korean beauty brand iUNIK (an acronym for "Ideal Unique Natural Ingredients Knowhow”) prides itself on using only hypoallergenic ingredients, making its products ideal for all skin types. In an era of excess, the brand differentiates itself through minimalism, providing simple skin care products with natural ingredients, reasonable prices and straightforward packaging. Through continuous innovation and research, the brand delivers effective skin care solutions that create stronger, healthier and more beautiful skin. Suitable for the whole family, iUNIK products are 100% cruelty-free and use only EWG green level ingredients.
Among iUNIK’s skin care products, its Centella, Beta-Glucan, Tea Tree, Black Snail and Propolis collections are the most popular. The Centella collection includes the bestselling Calming Gel Cream, Bubble Cleansing Foam and Centella Edition Skincare Set, which contains a full-size Centella Calming Gel Cream and mini Tea Tree Relief Serum. The Centella Calming Gel Cream is a lightweight, refreshing and moisturizing gel-type cream that leaves skin clearer and more vibrant. Infused with 70% centella leaf water, 10% tea tree leaf water and six kinds of sprout extracts, it lowers skin temperature and calms sensitive, acne-prone skin.
The Beta-Glucan collection includes the Daily Moisture Cream and Power Moisture Serum as well as a Beta-Glucan Edition Skincare Set containing a full-size version of the cream and a mini version of the serum. The Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream contains 3000mg of beta-glucan alongside centella extract, aloe powder and red fruit complex to strengthen the skin barrier, offer blemish care and create a bright and healthy complexion. For an in-depth review of how the cream and serum offer lightweight hydration in the summer months, click here!
The Tea Tree collection features the Relief Serum and the Relief Toner. Apart from 67% tea tree extract, ingredients in the Tea Tree Relief Serum include 19.5% centella extract, centella asiatica leaf water, six sprout extracts, niacinamide and adenosine. Suitable for oily, dehydrated and blemish-prone skin as well as those with acne scars, this serum soothes and heals skin for a clearer, brighter complexion while also providing moisture and nutrition to leave skin smooth and supple. iUNIK boasts a wide range of serum options, but this cult favorite is probably the best-known among them.
The star of the Black Snail collection is the Black Snail Restore Serum, which also comes in a mini version. This anti-aging serum supports natural cell regeneration to increase skin elasticity, leaving skin smoother and more radiant. In addition to 70% black snail extract and five black superfoods, it’s also formulated with patented HG ingredients to facilitate recovery of tired and dull skin, centella asiatica to reduce the appearance of freckles and hyperpigmentation, and niacinamide and adenosine for brightening and wrinkle care.
To round off the bunch, the Propolis collection includes the Vitamin Synergy Serum, Vitamin Eye Cream and Vitamin Sleeping Mask. The Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum contains 70% propolis, 12% Vitamin C and sea buckthorn extracts to soothe, moisturize and brighten sensitive skin lacking nutrition. iUNIK conveniently offers a Vitamin Eye Cream Set, which contains a full-size eye cream and a mini serum, and a Propolis Edition Skincare Set containing a full-size Vitamin Sleeping Mask and a mini serum. Click here for a review of the serum and eye cream to read more about their firming, pore-minimizing and acne-fighting effects!
iUNIK’s website groups products according to desired benefits (hydrating, anti-aging, calming, nutrition and brightening) and skin types (troubled skin, dry skin, oily skin and combination skin). Some iUNIK products recommended for acne-prone skin include the Centella Calming Gel Cream, Tea Tree Relief Toner and Lime Moisture Mild Peeling Gel. In terms of serums, acne-fighting Tea Tree Relief Serum heals and soothes skin for clearer complexions, while anti-inflammatory Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum brightens skin to fade acne scars, making it suitable for those with fungal acne.
If you have dry skin, you can consider the Beta-Glucan Power Moisture Serum, which is a non-sticky but powerful moisturizer for skin that gets dry and sensitive during seasonal changes, and the Noni Light Oil Serum, a lightweight serum perfect for skin that’s dry in the morning. In addition to serums, the Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask, Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream and Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing Toner are also suitable for your skin care routine.
For those with oily skin, the Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum and Rose Galactomyces Essential Toner reduce excess sebum and minimize large pores, calming oily T-zones. Furthermore, the refreshing and oil-free Centella Calming Gel Cream is designed specifically for those with oily skin and works well as a makeup primer.
Finally, for those with combination skin, the Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam is suitable for correcting oil-water balance and pH balance while offering moisture and pore care. The Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil also corrects oil-water balance while soothing and hydrating skin.
iUNIK products are mainly available at online stores, except for the Tea Tree Relief Serum and Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum, which can be found in-store in Hongdae, Myeongdong and Seogyo. If you don’t live in Korea, you can easily visit YesStyle for a wide selection of skin care offerings from the brand, including many of the bestsellers mentioned above!