Erborian is a beauty label that sees skincare giants from the East and the West seamlessly unite. Founded by scientist Hojung Lee and beauty expert Katalin Berenyi in 2007, the brand aims to be the hybrid between Korean skincare technology and traditional ingredients, as well as French luxury and quality control standards. This best-of-both-worlds brand ethos has seen Erborian grow into a cult beauty brand beloved by skincare junkies in the know.
The label’s main selling point is how its products can take you one step closer to achieving what it calls “baby skin” — the soft, blemish-free radiance that everyone covets. To make your selection process easier, we’ve sifted through the extensive Erborian selection to curate some of its best, most popular products you ought to zone in on first.
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The potency of a moisturiser is always tied to its viscosity. An oft-repeated belief is that the thicker the cream is, the more beneficial to your skin it’ll be. That is absolutely false, and the Yuza Double Lotion will set that straight. The thin, milky lotion is a hydration powerhouse made with the antioxidant and vitamin-rich yuzu fruit. On busy mornings, you can pat this on in place of a day moisturiser and vitamin C serum to reap the exact same results with just this one product. Its cult status exists for a reason.
S$52. Available at Erborian.
We often think of creams, serums and masks as the gateway to glowing skin, but your cleansing routine is just as essential to achieving those results, if not more so. Double cleansing is a fundamental step in Korean skincare, and Eborian has created its own oil-based first cleanser that removes makeup as well. Made with nourishing coconut and sunflower oils, this balm melts away impurities and unclogs your pores without drying out your skin. It is so hardy that even waterproof mascaras and eyeliners give way to its cleansing prowess.
S$45. Available at Erborian.
Bamboo sap is one of the best humectants one can ask for, particularly for those who have chronically dehydrated skin. This aqua gel mask is one of the best solutions to restore your complexion’s moisture barrier, and it ensures that your skin feels visibly plumper throughout the day. Use it as a night treatment, or as a wash-off mask, depending on your needs, to yield the pleasure of refreshed skin.
S$49. Available at Erborian.
Japanese camellia, better known as tsubaki, is a huge up-and-coming beauty ingredient thanks to its highly emollient and anti-ageing properties, without any of the grease one associates with formidable moisturisers. Erborian has harnessed tsubaki for use in its top-selling Pink Perfect Crème, a four-in-one priming product that hydrates, soothes, and blurs pores and fine lines. Apply it before makeup for a smooth canvas, or use it on its own on days where your skin just needs a perk-me-up.
S$56. Available at Erborian.
Erborian’s BB Cream claims to be the top-selling beauty balm in Europe, which is no small feat. One use easily tells you why: The ginseng-infused BB cream has a velvety texture that applies smoothly, evens out your skin tone, and infuses a dash of brightness to your complexion. It is relatively long-lasting, has buildable coverage, and comes with SPF20. People with oily skin do not usually enjoy BB creams, but Erborian’s formulation has ensured that the foundation stays on as it mattifies slightly, without sacrificing on the dewiness one expects with such a product.
S$58. Available at Erborian.