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The gift and curse of drugstore shopping are having so. many. choices. Even if you’re on-the-go, there’s just something about a beauty aisle at Target or CVS that will keep you still for minutes at a time as if the friend you were supposed to meet canceled unexpectedly. Before you know it, you’re carrying a bag of snacks, deodorant, and some random skin serum to dinner at a restaurant with white tablecloths. (It’s called balance, people! You can always hide it under the table.) And when we’re talking about the best drugstore K-beauty products specifically, well, this type of situation is unavoidable.
Korean skincare and makeup are truly the best of the best. The formulas are top-notch, as in derived from unconventional sources—like snail mucin—that also pack more nutrients than their most popular counterparts. The packaging is so cute, it would literally be a crime to tuck away in a drawer. And the prices? Well, that’s the best part. While plenty of Korean skincare and makeup products have luxe price tags, there are arguably more that cost less without sacrificing quality. And now that K-beauty has gone from being an outlier to top of the class, the number of drugstore options is growing by the year. Ahead, just 20 of the underrated finds to look for on your next drugstore run, whether it’s up the street from your house or on Amazon.
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