Hwahae Beauty Awards 2023
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HwaHae Beauty Awards 2023

HwaHae, the acclaimed Korean beauty platform boasting over 10 million downloads (source), revealed the coveted winners of the 2023 HwaHae Beauty Awards. 

The HwaHae Beauty Awards 2023

Every year HwaHae hosts the HwaHae Beauty Awards to celebrate the most outstanding Korean Beauty products of the year. The awards take place twice a year: in June and November, and they’re based solely on reviews and ratings left by users of the platform.

For the 2023 edition of the awards, HwaHae analysed over 10 million reviews spanning from November 2022 to October 2023. Upholding their commitment to fairness and transparency, HwaHae meticulously filtered out unreliable reviews and spam comments, ensuring the credibility of the data collected. 

The HwaHae Beauty Awards hold immense significance for both users and beauty companies, offering a reliable and genuine reflection of Korean beauty consumers’ opinions.

See also: What is HwaHae?

HwaHae Beauty Awards 2023 Winners

Hwahae Beauty Awards 2023

BEST SKIN / TONER

S.Nature - Aqua Oasis Toner

First place:
S.Nature – Aqua Oasis Toner
(SHOP)

Isntree - Ultra-low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Second place:
Isntree – Ultra-low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Toner
(SHOP)

Torriden – Dive-In Low Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Third place:
Torriden – Dive-In Low Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Toner
(SHOP)

BEST LOTION/EMULSION

Round Lab – 1025 Dokdo Lotion

First place:
Round Lab – 1025 Dokdo Lotion
(SHOP)

Aestura – AtoBarrier 365 Lotion

Second place:
Aestura – AtoBarrier 365 Lotion
(SHOP)

Labodre - 251 Intensive Refining Emulsion

Third place:
Labodre – 251 Intensive Refining Emulsion
(SHOP)

BEST ESSENCE / SERUM

Wellage – Real Hyaluronic Blue 100 Ampoule

First place:
Wellage – Real Hyaluronic Blue 100 Ampoule
(SHOP)

D'Alba - White Truffle Double Serum & Cream

Second place:
D’Alba – White Truffle Double Serum & Cream
(SHOP)

Fation - Nosca9 Trouble Serum

Third place:
Fation – Nosca9 Trouble Serum
(SHOP)

BEST FACE OIL

essenHERB - Tea Tree 100 Oil

First place:
essenHERB – Tea Tree 100 Oil
(SHOP)

T'aarre - The Origin Pure Oil

Second place:
T’aarre – The Origin Pure Oil
(SHOP)

La Bonita - Vital Squalane Oil

Third place:
La Bonita – Vital Squalane Oil
(SHOP)

BEST cream

S.Nature – Aqua Squalane Moisturising Cream

First place:
S.Nature – Aqua Squalane Moisturising Cream
(SHOP)

Dr.G - R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream

Second place:
Dr.G – R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream
(SHOP)

Torriden – Dive-In Low-Molecular Hyaluronic acid Soothing Cream

Third place:
Torriden – Dive-In Low-Molecular Hyaluronic acid Soothing Cream
(SHOP)

BEST eye cream

S.Nature - Aqua Soy Yogurt Eye Cream

First place:
S.Nature – Aqua Soy Yogurt Eye Cream
(SHOP)

Leaders - Green Collagen Eye Cream For Face

Second place:
Leaders – Green Collagen Eye Cream For Face
(SHOP)

Cosnori – Avocado Eye Cream

Third place:
Cosnori – Avocado Eye Cream
(SHOP)

BEST mist

d'Alba - White Truffle First Spray Serum

First place:
d’Alba – White Truffle First Spray Serum
(SHOP)

i-Recipe - Aqua-Phytoplex™ Cream in Toner Mist

Second place:
i-Recipe – Aqua-Phytoplex™ Cream in Toner Mist
(SHOP)

UIQ - Biome Barrier Cream Mist

Third place:
UIQ – Biome Barrier Cream Mist
(SHOP)

BEST gel

Botanity - Makiol Water Gel Cream

First place:
Botanity – Makiol Water Gel Cream
(SHOP)

It's Skin - Power 10 Formula LI Soothing Gel Cream

Second place:
It’s Skin – Power 10 Formula LI Soothing Gel Cream
(SHOP)

S.Nature - Aqua Oasis Gel Moisturizing Gel Cream

Third place:
S.Nature – Aqua Oasis Gel Moisturizing Gel Cream
(SHOP)

best skin/toner pad

Skinfood - Carrot Carotene Calming Water Pad

First place:
Skinfood – Carrot Carotene Calming Water Pad
(SHOP)

ASolution - Acne Clear Toner Pad

Second place:
ASolution – Acne Clear Toner Pad
(SHOP)

Mediheal - Tea Tree Trouble Pad

Third place:
Mediheal – Tea Tree Trouble Pad
(SHOP)

best balm/multi balm

La Roche Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5+

First place:
La Roche Posay – Cicaplast Baume B5+
(SHOP)

Dashu - Daily Carrot Collagen Ampoule Stick

Second place:
Dashu – Daily Carrot Collagen Ampoule Stick
(SHOP)

Etude - SoonJung 10-Panthensoside Cica Balm

Third place:
Etude – SoonJung 10-Panthensoside Cica Balm
(SHOP)

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BEST cleansing foam

Torriden - Dive In Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

First place:
Torriden – Dive In Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam
(SHOP)

S.Nature - Aqua Rice Foam Cleanser

Second place:
S.Nature – Aqua Rice Foam Cleanser
(SHOP)

Manyo – Pure & Deep Cleansing Foam

Third place:
Manyo – Pure & Deep Cleansing Foam
(SHOP)

BEST cleansing water

COSRX - Low pH Niacinamide Micellar Cleansing Water

First place:
COSRX – Low pH Niacinamide Micellar Cleansing Water
(SHOP)

Torriden - DIVE-IN Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Water

Second place:
Torriden – DIVE-IN Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Water
(SHOP)

Beauty Recipe - Little Mermaid This is Princess Cleansing Water

Third place:
Beauty Recipe – Little Mermaid This is Princess Cleansing Water
(SHOP)

BEST cleansing gel

Illiyoon - Ceramide Derma 6.0 Cleansing Water Foam

First place:
Illiyoon – Ceramide Derma 6.0 Cleansing Water Foam
(SHOP)

Dabo - Aloe Vera Calming Gel Cleanser

Second place:
Dabo – Aloe Vera Calming Gel Cleanser
(SHOP)

Torriden - Balanceful Cleansing Gel

Third place:
Torriden – Balanceful Cleansing Gel
(SHOP)

BEST cleansing oil

Manyo - Pure Cleansing Oil

First place:
Manyo – Pure Cleansing Oil
(SHOP)

Beplain - Mung Bean Cleansing Oil

Second place:
Beplain – Mung Bean Cleansing Oil
(SHOP)

Yuripibu - Grante Cleansing Oil

Third place:
Yuripibu – Grante Cleansing Oil
(SHOP)

best cleansing lotion/cream

Isntree - Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser

First place:
Isntree – Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser
(SHOP)

Make P:rem - Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Milk

Second place:
Make P:rem – Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Milk
(SHOP)

Sioris - Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser

Third place:
Sioris – Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser
(SHOP)

best cleansing soap

Farmdeway - Goldtreesoap

First place:
Farmdeway – Goldtreesoap
(SHOP)

essenHERB - Tea Tree Deep Clean Cleansing Bar

Second place:
essenHERB – Tea Tree Deep Clean Cleansing Bar
(SHOP)

Suiskin - Avobab Clean Soap

Third place:
Suiskin – Avobab Clean Soap
(SHOP)

best cleansing wipes / pads

Graymelin - Canola Remover Pad

First place:
Graymelin – Canola Remover Pad
(SHOP)

Round Lab – 1025 Dokdo Cleansing Tissue

Second place:
Round Lab – 1025 Dokdo Cleansing Tissue
(SHOP)

Beplain - Mung Bean pH-Balanced Facial Cleansing Wipes

Third place:
Beplain – Mung Bean pH-Balanced Facial Cleansing Wipes
(SHOP)

best lip&eye makeup remover

Cosnori - Micro Active Lip&Eye Remover

First place:
Cosnori – Micro Active Lip&Eye Remover
(SHOP)

Kiss Me - Gentle Off Lip & Eye Remover

Second place:
Kiss Me – Gentle Off Lip & Eye Remover
(SHOP)

Illiyoon – Fresh Moisture Lip & Eye Remover

Third place:
Illiyoon – Fresh Moisture Lip & Eye Remover
(SHOP)

best scrub / peeling

Medi-Peel - Extra Super 9 Plus Blackhead Care Solution

First place:
Medi-Peel – Extra Super 9 Plus Blackhead Care Solution
(SHOP)

Medi-Peel - Extra Super 9 Plus Active Stick

Second place:
Medi-Peel – Extra Super 9 Plus Active Stick
(SHOP)

Dr.G – Brightening Peeling Gel

Third place:
Dr.G – Brightening Peeling Gel
(SHOP)

best scrub / peeling pads

Absoloop - One Shot Pore Clear Pad

First place:
Absoloop – One Shot Pore Clear Pad
(SHOP)

Celimax - Jiwoogae Heartleaf BHA Peeling Pad

Second place:
Celimax – Jiwoogae Heartleaf BHA Peeling Pad
(SHOP)

Stridex - Sensitive Skin Pads

Third place:
Stridex – Sensitive Skin Pads
(SHOP)

best cleansing powder

Papa Recipe – Blemish Enzyme Powder Cleanser

First place:
Papa Recipe – Blemish Enzyme Powder Cleanser
(SHOP)

Papa Recipe - Tea Tree Control Enzyme Powder Cleanser

Second place:
Papa Recipe – Tea Tree Control Enzyme Powder Cleanser
(SHOP)

Papa Recipe - Eggplant Clearing Enzyme Powder Cleanser

Third place:
Papa Recipe – Eggplant Clearing Enzyme Powder Cleanser
(SHOP)

best cleansing balm

i-Recipe - Ceramide Yuja Healing Cleansing Balm

First place:
i-Recipe – Ceramide Yuja Healing Cleansing Balm
(SHOP)

Banila Co – Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm Original

Second place:
Banila Co – Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm Original
(SHOP)

Aprilskin - Carrotene IPMP™ Hydromelt Cleansing Balm

Third place:
Aprilskin – Carrotene IPMP™ Hydromelt Cleansing Balm
(SHOP)

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best sheet mask

Torriden – Dive-in Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Mask

First place:
Torriden – Dive-in Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Mask
(SHOP)

Freemay - Olive Cica Calming Ampoule

Second place:
Freemay – Olive Cica Calming Ampoule
(SHOP)

S.Nature - Super Aqua Gel Oasis Ampule Mask

Third place:
S.Nature – Super Aqua Gel Oasis Ampule Mask
(SHOP)

best targeted mask

Mediheal - Retinol Collagen Eye Ampoule Patch

First place:
Mediheal – Retinol Collagen Eye Ampoule Patch
(SHOP)

Goodal - Green Tangerine Vita C Eye Gel Patch

Second place:
Goodal – Green Tangerine Vita C Eye Gel Patch
(SHOP)

Dew Assome - Dual Cheek Mask

Third place:
Dew Assome – Dual Cheek Mask
(SHOP)

best wash-off mask

Leaders Cosmetics - Milk Sponge Mask

First place:
Leaders Cosmetics – Milk Sponge Mask
(SHOP)

Beplain - Mung Bean Pore Clay Mask

Second place:
Beplain – Mung Bean Pore Clay Mask
(SHOP)

Dewytree - AC CTRL Deep Green Calming Clay Gel Pore Pack

Third place:
Dewytree – AC CTRL Deep Green Calming Clay Gel Pore Pack
(SHOP)

best peel-off mask

Medi-Peel – Red Lacto Collagen Wrapping Mask

First place:
Medi-Peel – Red Lacto Collagen Wrapping Mask
(SHOP)

Medicube - Collagen Night Wrapping Mask

Second place:
Medicube – Collagen Night Wrapping Mask
(SHOP)

Lindsay – Calming Herb Modeling Mask

Third place:
Lindsay – Calming Herb Modeling Mask
(SHOP)

best sleeping mask

Skin1004 – Madagascar Celtella Hyalu-Cica Sleeping Pack

First place:
Skin1004 – Madagascar Celtella Hyalu-Cica Sleeping Pack
(SHOP)

Sidmool - Dr.Troub Skin Returning Zinc Cream

Second place:
Sidmool – Dr.Troub Skin Returning Zinc Cream
(SHOP)

Mamonde - Rose +PHA Liquid Mask

Third place:
Mamonde – Rose +PHA Liquid Mask
(SHOP)

best pimple patches

Fation - NOSCA9 Spot Patch

First place:
Fation – NOSCA9 Spot Patch
(SHOP)

Dr.Oracle – TerpinaC Spot Patch

Second place:
Dr.Oracle – TerpinaC Spot Patch
(SHOP)

Kocostar - Yellow Cream Patch

Third place:
Kocostar – Yellow Cream Patch
(SHOP)

best nose strips / masks

Ilso - Natural Mild Clear Nose Pack

First place:
Ilso – Natural Mild Clear Nose Pack
(SHOP)

One-day's You - P.Z. Ssoc Ssoc No More Blackhead

Second place:
One-day’s You – P.Z. Ssoc Ssoc No More Blackhead
(SHOP)

Mediheal - Blackhead Melting Clear Nose Patch

Third place:
Mediheal – Blackhead Melting Clear Nose Patch
(SHOP)

best targeted mask pads

It's Skin - Power 10 Formula Jelly Pad (Calmzulen™)

First place:
It’s Skin – Power 10 Formula Jelly Pad (Calmzulen™)
(SHOP)

I.st - Collagen VC Tangle Pad

Second place:
I.st – Collagen VC Tangle Pad
(SHOP)

Manyo - Heather Calming Essence Pad

Third place:
Manyo – Heather Calming Essence Pad
(SHOP)

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best sun cream / lotion

d'Alba - Waterful Essence Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++

First place:
d’Alba – Waterful Essence Sun Cream SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Skin1004 - Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+/PA++++

Second place:
Skin1004 – Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Torriden - DIVE IN Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA++++

Third place:
Torriden – DIVE IN Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

best sunscreen spray

Shingmulnara - Oxygen Water Ice Sun Spray SPF50+/PA++++

First place:
Shingmulnara – Oxygen Water Ice Sun Spray SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Daybe - Sun Mist+ Calm UV Block Sun Mist SPF50+/PA++++ 

Second place:
Daybe – Sun Mist+ Calm UV Block Sun Mist SPF50+/PA++++ 
(SHOP)

best suncare (various)

Franz - NAKED SunShield Peptide Patch

First place:
Franz – NAKED SunShield Peptide Patch
(SHOP)

Noip - Active Sun Air SPF50+/PA++++

Second place:
Noip – Active Sun Air SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Mediheal - UV Cut Outdoor Sun Patch

Third place:
Mediheal – UV Cut Outdoor Sun Patch
(SHOP)

BEST sunscreen stick

Tocobo – Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++

First place:
Tocobo – Cotton Soft Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

I-Recipe - Cool Watery Touch Essence Sun Balm SPF 50+/PA++++

Second place:
I-Recipe – Cool Watery Touch Essence Sun Balm SPF 50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Hyggee - Clean Vegan Sunstick SPF50+/PA++++

Third place:
Hyggee – Clean Vegan Sunstick SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

BEST SUNSCREEN CUSHION

Scinic - Enjoy All Round Airy Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++

First place:
Scinic – Enjoy All Round Airy Sun Cushion SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Tone Fit Sun - Vegan Tone-Up Sun Cushion SPF 50+/PA++++

Second place:
Tone Fit Sun – Vegan Tone-Up Sun Cushion SPF 50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Baloon Blanc - Sorry Sun SunCushion SPF50+/PA++++

Third place:
Baloon Blanc – Sorry Sun SunCushion SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

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BEST MAKE-UP BASE

Dermafirm - Ultra Soothing Sun Makeup Base R4 SPF50+/PA++++

First place:
Dermafirm – Ultra Soothing Sun Makeup Base R4 SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

DPC - Bitbit Essence SPF35/PA++

Second place:
DPC – Bitbit Essence SPF35/PA++
(SHOP)

Cosnori - Your Skin Dress Tone up Base SPF50+/PA++++

Third place:
Cosnori – Your Skin Dress Tone up Base SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

BEST MAKE-UP PRIMER

Too Cool For School – Artclass Watery Blur Primer

First place:
Too Cool For School – Artclass Watery Blur Primer
(SHOP)

Banila Co - Prime Primer Classic

Second place:
Banila Co – Prime Primer Classic
(SHOP)

Tfit - Delicate Silk Veil Art Primer

Third place:
Tfit – Delicate Silk Veil Art Primer
(SHOP)

BEST BB/CC CREAM

Yvesom - Long Lasting Tone-Up BB SPF50+/PA++++

First place:
Yvesom – Long Lasting Tone-Up BB SPF50+/PA++++
(SHOP)

Cell Fusion C – Skin Blemish BalmSkin Blemish Balm

Second place:
Cell Fusion C – Skin Blemish BalmSkin Blemish Balm
(SHOP)

Phymongshe – Aqua Blemish Cover Balm

Third place:
Phymongshe – Aqua Blemish Cover Balm
(SHOP)

BEST FOUNDATION

Etude - New Double Lasting Vegan Cover Foundation SPF32/PA++

First place:
Etude – New Double Lasting Foundation SPF35/PA++ [#21N Neutral Beige]
(SHOP)

Banila Co - Covericious Power Fit Foundation SPF45/PA++

Second place:
Banila Co – Covericious Power Fit Foundation SPF45/PA++  [#21 Ivory]
(SHOP)

Etude - New Double Lasting Foundation

Third place:
Etude – New Double Lasting Vegan Cover Foundation SPF32/PA++ [#21N Neutral Beige]
(SHOP)

BEST CUSHION FOUNDATION

Blanc Nature - Cica Clear Cover Cusion SPF50+/PA++++ [#2 Vanilla]

First place:
Blanc Nature – Cica Clear Cover Cusion SPF50+/PA++++ [#2 Vanilla]
(SHOP)

Jung Saem Mool - Essential Skin Nuder Cushion SPF50+/PA +++

Second place:
Jung Saem Mool – Essential Skin Nuder Cushion SPF50+/PA+++ [#Fair Light]
(SHOP)

Laneige - Neo Cushion Matte SPF42/PA++ [#21n Beige]

Third place:
Laneige – Neo Cushion Matte SPF42/PA++ [#21N Beige]
(SHOP)

BEST POWDER / COMPACT

Innisfree – No-Sebum Mineral Powder

First place:
Innisfree – No-Sebum Mineral Powder
(SHOP)

Banila Co - Prime Primer Finish Powder

Second place:
Banila Co – Prime Primer Finish Powder
(SHOP)

Innisfree - No-Sebum Mineral Pact

Third place:
Innisfree – No-Sebum Mineral Pact
(SHOP)

BEST CONCEALER

Shaishaishai - Banana Conceal Eye Cream

First place:
Shaishaishai – Banana Conceal Eye Cream
(SHOP)

Luna - Long Lasting Tip Concealer 2021 [#0.7 Ivory]

Second place:
Luna – Long Lasting Tip Concealer [#01 Vanilla]
(SHOP)

The Saem – Cover Perfection Triple Pot Concealer

Third place:
The Saem – Cover Perfection Triple Pot Concealer
(SHOP)

BEST BLUSH

Feev - Hyper-Fit Color Serum Mini [#Happiness]

First place:
Feev – Hyper-Fit Color Serum Mini [#Happiness]
(SHOP)

Nuse - Liquid Care Cheek [#03 Pale Blossom]

Second place:
Nuse – Liquid Care Cheek [#03 Pale Blossom]
(SHOP)

Romand - Better Than Cheek [#N02 Vine Nude]

Third place:
Romand – Better Than Cheek [#N02 Vine Nude]
(SHOP)

BEST HIGHLIGHTER

Clio – Prism Air Highlighter [#001 Gold Sheer]