Best Korean Animal-Free Skincare Brands Ranked for 2021
Korean skin care has been all the rage in the past few years. In fact, the Korean beauty market is among the top 10 in the world. With the rising wave of kdrama and kpop, many people have noticed the porcelain-like glass skin of Korean actors and singers. While it has a lot to do with professional makeup artists and flashes, skin care also plays a huge role. As a result, the demand for Korean skin care products has skyrocketed.
If you are looking for a Korean skin care brand that is both effective and cruelty free, there are so many great options on the market that can help you get skin smooth and glowing. We contacted each brand and asked our standard cruelty-free questions (more on this here). Here are my favorites!
KraveBeauty is a popular Korean skin care brand that is also vegan and cruelty free. This brand focuses on creating simple innovative products that are easy to use without creating confusion. Their goal is to challenge the fast paced beauty industry to help people slow down and rethink their mindset towards skin care.
You may have seen products from Glow Recipe in Sephora. They’re the ones with brightly colored wrappings that are too cute to resist! This Korean skin care brand is packed with natural ingredients that will make your skin soft and glowing. In addition, all Leaping Bunny products are certified as cruelty free. What more could you ask for?
Peach & Lily
Peach & Lily offers a wide variety of skin care products with formulas that deliver effective results without harsh chemicals, dyes, alcohol, parabens, or sulfates. One of the most popular skin care brands in Korea whose mission is to transform your skin with products that are affordable and cruelty free. The brand is Leaping Bunny certified.
Dear Klairs’ brand philosophy does not use any harsh ingredients and is therefore ideal for people with sensitive skin. Their products are simple and soothing for irritated skin that ultimately improves skin health and elasticity. They appreciate the beauty of the environment and are of course cruelty free. Many of their products are also vegan.
Then I met you
Then I Met You is an environmentally conscious brand as their products are all vegan and animal testing free and are also recyclable. Then I Met You has its roots in Jeong, a Korean concept about a deep and emotional connection full of empathy and affection that can be developed for other people, places and things. Your goal is to deliver products that have a lasting positive effect on our skin. They use clean and natural formulations that are free from artificial colors, parabens, silicones and alcohol.
Kaja is a Korean skin care and makeup brand that offers innovative products for all skin types and tones in delightful packaging. Kaja, which means “let’s go”, is the first k-beauty brand developed together with Sephora and is therefore easily accessible worldwide. Their products are also not tested on animals.
Dana Bazerbachi is a freelance Korean skin care writer. She loves everything about Korean culture and is passionate about introducing people to Korean skin care. She also enjoys reading, trying new skin care products, and watching way too many K-dramas. You can find them on LinkedIn, Instagram, or visit their website.