25 Gift Sets For Korean Skincare Addicts

Thanks to my 10-Step Korean Skincare Guide, I’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers requesting Korean beauty gift suggestions for this upcoming Christmas. A lot of people assume that skincare can be expensive – admittedly, the luxury Korean beauty market can be insanely expensive – but there are affordable ways to spoil your gal pals with amazing Korean products without spending a pretty penny.

I’ve listed 25 Korean skincare sets starting from the most affordable to most pricey and featuring affordable brands as well as luxury ones. There’s a variety of affordable travel-sized sets that are perfect for stocking stuffers or complete skincare regimens if you really want to impress someone this year.

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If you aren’t sure about what kind of skincare set your gift recipient needs, take my quiz below and take a stab at identifying their skin type. Take it again for yourself and treat yourself a with a gift too!

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IOPE Moistgen Skin Hydration Trial Kit: $4.99

IOPE Moistgen Skin Hydration Trial Kit: $4.99

Price: $
Good For: Dry Skin, Dull Skin
Product Size: 5 Trial-Sized

Considering that IOPE products are more on the pricier side, the little 5-piece Moistgen Skin Hydration Trial Kit is a perfect stocking stuffer for someone who prefers skincare products on the higher-end of the spectrum.

If you prefer to get a larger gift set, you can get the larger Moistgen Skin Hydration set including 2 full-sized items and 3 trial-sized items for $59.57.

Laneige Basic Step Moisture Trial Kit: $5.00

Laneige Basic Step Moisture Trial Kit: $5.00

Price: $
Good For: Dry Skin
Product Size: 4 Trial-Sized

The Basic Step Moisture Trial Kit features 4 hydrating best sellers from the Laneige line. If your gift recipient winds up loving the products, they can restock at their local Target, since Laneige is now sold in the US.

Skin79 Super Plus BB Cream Set: $9.94

Skin79 Super Plus BB Cream Set: $9.94

Price: $
Good For: The Makeup Junkie who wants to take better care of their skin
Product Size: 3 Trial-Sized

Skin79 is known for their wide range of BB cream formulas and shades that suit darker skin tones. This 3-piece BB cream set features the best sellers of the Skin79 brand.

The Face Shop 15-Piece Sheet Mask Set: $14.84

The Face Shop 15-Piece Sheet Mask Set: $14.84

Price: $
Good For: The Sheet Mask or Facial Treatment Addict, The Busybody
Product Size: 15 Sheet Masks

Anyone who is obsessed with sheet masks will appreciate the addition of 15 extra sheet masks to their collection – that’s practically 2 weeks worth of sheet masks if you’re masking daily (and about $0.98 cents each!). The Face Shop’s sheet masks contain hydrating and nourishing ingredients to keep your skin moisturized, soft and bright.

If you want an even bigger bargain, check out Dermal Korea’s Collagen Sheet Mask Set: it’s a few cents cheaper and you get 24 masks (about $0.60 cents per mask).

Hera Age Away Simple Skincare Travel Set: $17.99

Hera Age Away Simple Skincare Travel Set: $17.99

Price: $
Good For: Mature Skin, Dry Skin
Product Size: 5 Trial-Sized

Hera’s Age Away Simple Skincare Travel Set is great for the mature woman who has dry skin and desires a firming effect from her skincare regimen. Although it’s formulated for dry skin, the Age Away line claims not to contribute to the appearance of large pores.

IOPE Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set: $12.90

IOPE Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set: $12.90

Price: $
Good For: Thin Skin, Dull Skin, Mature Skin
Product Size: 5 Trial-Sized

IOPE’s Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set features Omega-3s and other lipids to nourish thin skin and help regain its elasticity. This is perfect for someone who has dull skin and needs brightening or for thin skin that needs some plumping.

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The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Duo: $14.25

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Duo: $14.25

Price: $
Good For: All Skin Types, Acne Scars, Hyperpigmentation
Product Size: 2 Full-Sized

The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright line is best suitable for people who have dark spots caused by acne scars and hyperpigmentation. This set includes 2 full-sized cleansers: an oil cleanser and cream cleanser to complete the 2-step cleansing method.

The History of Whoo Jinyulhyang Gift Set: $24.19

The History of Whoo Jinyulhyang Gift Set: $24.19

Price: $
Good For: Normal Skin, Mature Skin
Product Size: 6 Trial-Sized

The History of Whoo is one of the more higher-end Korean brands that works for most skin types, but mature women tend to purchase it due to the higher price. The Jinyulhyang line has rich creams but still absorbs very well into the skin without feeling sticky.

Sulwhasoo Timetreasure 5-Piece Set: $31.50

Sulwhasoo 5-Piece Timetreasure Set: $31.50

Price: $$
Good For: Normal Skin, Mature Skin
Product Size: 5 Trial-Sized

If your gift recipient fancies luxury skincare, Sulwhasoo’s Timetreasure Set is a match for them. Sulwhasoo’s items often have exorbitant prices due to the quality and “hanbang” ingredients (holistic and medicinal). This set is a great way for them to try out the famed Korean brand without breaking the bank.

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Care Set: $32.40

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Care Set: $32.40

Price: $$
Good For: Normal Skin, Combination Skin
Product Size: 2 Full-sized, 3 Travel-Sized

Innisfree’s Green Tea Balancing Skin Care Set is a perfect kit for someone with oily and tight skin caused by potential overwashing or not using moisturizer. Get this set for someone who refuses to use moisturizer or washes several times a day, as putting them on a balancing regimen will make a huge difference in their combination skin.

The Face Shop Chia Seed Watery Set: $34.96

The Face Shop Chia Seed Watery Set: $34.96

Price: $$
Good For: Normal Skin, Oily Skin
Product Size: 2 Full-sized, 3 Travel-Sized

The Face Shop Chia Seed Skincare Set is suitable for oily to normal skin types, as the formula is hydrating yet lightweight. It comes with a full-sized toner and lotion and also includes a travel-sized toner and lotion. There is also a small trial size of the Chia Seed Hydrating Cream, which is perfect for someone with ultra-dry skin that may want to try a more rich moisturizer.

The Face Shop Mango Seed Skincare Set: $35.86

The Face Shop Mango Seed Skincare Set: $35.86

Price: $$
Good For: Dry Skin
Product Size: 2 Full-sized, 3 Travel-Sized

The Face Shop Mango Seed Skincare Set also comes with a full-sized toner and lotion and also includes a travel-sized toner and lotion. Just like the Chia Seed Watery set, there is also a small trial size of the Mango Seed Volume Butter for a thicker moisturizing option.

Heimish + Cosrx Cleanser Set: $37.70

Hemish All Clean Balm & Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Set: $37.70

Price: $$
Good For: Sensitive Skin, Acne-Prone Skin
Product Size: 4 Full-sized Items

This cleanser set is geared towards people with acne-prone skin or sensitive skin that reacts to products easily. Heimish’s cleansing balm is good for cleansing off thick makeup while Cosrx’s Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser helps to rebalance the skin’s pH without stripping the skin. Included are acne stickers which can be used to pull out bacteria and sebum from pimples overnight as well as a cute headband for cleansing.

Missha Super Ice Tear Special Gift 3-Piece Set: $38.98

Missha Super Aqua Ice Tear Special Gift Set: $38.98

Price: $$
Good For: Normal Skin
Product Size: 2 Full-sized, 3 Travel-Sized

Missha’s Super Ice Tear line is made with 85% glacier water from Patagonia, which makes the hydrating properties of this line extremely pure and clear. This means the skin gets hydration without the stickiness or oiliness commonly found in hydrating lines that rely on oils to retain moisture.

Mizon Snail Repair Skin Care Pack: $39.99

Mizon Snail Repair Skin Care Pack: $39.99

Price: $$
Good For: Aging Skin, Dull Skin, Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation
Product Size: Full-Sized
Products Included: 4

Mizon’s Snail Repair gift set comes with 4 full-sized products containing snail filtrate, which is a powerful anti-aging and anti-scar ingredient. This set is perfect for people who are battling acne scars or want to reverse the signs of aging.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Skin Care Kit: $41.00

Whamisa Organic Flowers Skin Care Kit: $41.00

Price: $$
Good For: Rosacea, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Product Size: 1 Full-sized, 4 Travel-Sized

Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Skin Care Kit includes one full-sized toner plus 4 samples for you to try out the rest of the Organic Flowers line. A good thing to note: the product formulas are cruelty-free and do not contain harmful fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, synthetics, petrochemicals, silicone or EDTA. Get this for someone who wants more natural skincare.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Set: $44.99

Benton Snail Bee High Content Gift Set: $44.99

Price: $$
Good For: Aging Skin, Dull Skin, Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation
Product Size: 3 Full-Sized

Benton’s Snail Bee line is the competitor of Mizon’s Snail Repair line. Both lines offer great results, but Benton’s gift set includes essences instead of ampoules like Mizon’s does. I’ve heard that more people prefer Benton over Mizon’s snail line, but I’ve had great experiences with both.

The Face Shop The Fresh for Men Hydrating Skin Care Set: $49.99

The Face Shop The Fresh for Men Hydrating Skin Care Set: $49.99

Price: $$$
Good For: Men
Product Size: 2 Full-Sized, 2 Travel-Sized

If you’re shopping for a man who loves to take care of his skin but is conscious about products marketed towards women, this male-friendly set by The Face Shop is probably going to be the one for him. It contains 2 full-sized products (emulsion and toner) as well as 2 travel-sized versions, which is perfect for overnight trips.

Missha Time Revolution Best Seller Special Set: $55.66

Missha Time Revolution Best Seller Special Set: $55.66

Price: $$$
Good For: All Skin Types
Product Size: 2 Full-Sized, 2 Travel-Sized

The Time Revolution collection by Missha is probably one of my favorites. The First Treatment Essence is a staple in this set (and also a dupe for the pricier SK-II Facial Treatment Essence), followed by the Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule. It’s safe to say that this set is ideal for pretty much any skin type.

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If the person you’re gifting is already obsessed with Korean beauty and familiar with Missha, you can also get the larger Time Revolution Best Seller Special Set II for $79.00, which includes an even bigger First Treatment Essence as well as 2 products from the Immortal line.

Mizon Acence Acne & Troubled Skin Care Pack: $59.99

Mizon Acence Acne & Troubled Skin Care Pack: $59.99

Price: $$$
Good For: Acne-Prone Skin
Product Size: 3 Full-Sized

Although Korean beauty doesn’t have many acne-centric products out there, Mizon has addressed the need for acne care. The Acence line helps to soothe inflamed and acne-prone skin without drying it out with harsh ingredients.

Missha Misa Gold Snow Geum Sul Skin Care Set: $76.50

Missha Misa Gold Snow Geum Sul Skin Care Set: $76.50

Price: $$$
Good For: Anti-Aging, Aging Skin, Dry Skin
Product Size: 3 Full-Sized, 4 Travel-Sized

Missha’s Geum Sul skin care line is perfect for those who want to reverse the skins of aging or fend them off before they come. Ginseng helps to plump and replenish dull and flat skin, thus giving a more youthful look.

Cosrx 5-Piece Brand Package: $76.99

Cosrx 5-Piece Brand Package: $76.99

Price: $$$
Good For: Acne-Prone Skin
Product Size: 5 Full-Sized

Cosrx is known for their effective formulas to combat acne and rebalance pH levels, and this kit features several of my acne-friendly favorites. The products in this kit are effective and nourishing without being too aggressive or overly-drying.

Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set: $92.67

Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set: $92.67

Price: $$$$
Good For: All Skin Types, Luxury Beauty Lovers
Product Size: 2 Full-Sized, 5 Travel-Sized

While this Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set may seem pricey, there is huge value in it. Compared to their normal prices this set is a bargain, considering that the full-sized Essential Balancing Water is normally $58 and the Emulsion is $63, plus you get 5 extra goodies. It’s perfect for someone who wants to try several Sulwhasoo products without spending so much on their full-sized products.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Pitera Set: $108.00

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Set: $108.00

Price: $$$$
Good For: All Skin Types, Luxury Beauty Lovers, SK-II Lovers
Product Size: 1 Full-Sized, 3 Trial-Sized

Another luxury beauty steal: a 2.5 oz (75ml) bottle of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is $89.99 alone, but in this set you get the full-sized essence plus 2 other trial-sized goodies and a treatment mask.

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You can also get the smaller SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Trial Set for $69.99, but it isn’t as much of a bargain as the larger one. If you know someone who is obsessed with Korean beauty, they’ll love you for getting the bigger set.

SU:M37 Secret Repair Elasticity Set: $114.28

SU:M37 Secret Repair Elasticity Set: $114.28

Price: $$$$
Good For: Anti-Aging, Aging Skin, Sensitive Skin
Product Size: 2 Full-Sized, 5 Trial-Sized

SU:M37 is known for their cult favorites like the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, but I don’t think that their Secret Repair line gets enough love. It’s a great anti-aging skincare set featuring fermented ingredients that combat bacteria and rebalance the pH levels of the skin, which makes it not just good for anti-aging benefits but also for people who have either overly dry or sensitive skin or acne as well.

In this set you get 2 full-sized products as well as 5 trial-sized products, which pretty much gives you a full regimen (minus a cleanser). If that’s not a good enough bargain, look at how pretty the bottles are!

 

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Looking for a Korean skincare gift for the Korean beauty addict you know? Here are over 25 gift sets from travel-sized to full-sized that fit every budget. - www.theballeronabudget.com

Looking for a Korean skincare gift for the Korean beauty addict you know? Here are over 25 gift sets from travel-sized to full-sized that fit every budget. - www.theballeronabudget.com

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