Published on October 18, 2018

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If you’re just hopping into CVS for a quick prescription refill and some hairspray, you’re missing out on one of the most epic Korean beauty sections. Yes, CVS, and yes, K-Beauty!

This marriage made in skincare heaven is all thanks to Peach & Lily, who over the last few years has curated one of the most comprehensive and innovative beauty sites on the world wide web. Their younger, more whimsical focused label is Peach Slices, who launched last year on P&L’s site, and has recently and unexpectedly collaborated with CVS (available in most locations nationwide and online) to curate hundreds of the most fun and innovative skincare and beauty products around the globe. We narrowed down just a few of our absolute faves. (A handy guide to have as CVS now has over 500+ K-Beauty products.) Most of the Peach Slices products are available on Peach & Lily, too, but run to either ASAP, because their masks never last for long.

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Peach Slices Starlit Glow Highlighting Moisturizer, $10.99

Leave it to Peach & Lily to create a new moisturizer that melds skincare with makeup. This brand new, unique daytime moisturizer hydrates majorly, of course, with a blend of hyaluronic acid, bamboo, and camellia extracts. But then things get interesting…the antioxidant-boosted product has diamond powder, which imparts a luminous, dewy radiance that leaves you naturally beaming. It also acts as a primer, so you can massage this on in the a.m. and hop right into your makeup without all those added skin-prepping stages. You’ll probably be so glowing that you won’t even need makeup, too.

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Peach Slices Mango Peace Popsicle Sheet Mask, $2.99

No one has more fun with sheet masks than Korean beauty. But ingredients and marketing aren’t just superficially fun when it comes to P&L products, nope, they take the theme to heart. As is the case with this mango and ginger extract sheet mask (which just launched at CVS and Peach & Lily site, too!), which hydrates, nourishes and illuminates with the best, most expensive masks.

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The other new sheet mask launches are just as fun: Blueberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Ice Cream sheet masks, which sound uhhh, interesting at first glance. But they actually do include milk proteins, which are a common, old-school Korean tool for softening and nourishing dry, irritated skin. Then, the formula is boosted with the added benefits of fruit extracts and peptides, which replenish, soothe, and brighten skin. Have your dessert and treat your skin, too, apparently.

Other classic best sellers for CVS are Peach Slices’ Hydrate Mask (see below!), Tighten Mask, Soothe Mask, Purify Mask, and Brighten Mask (pretty much all of their masks—they are all INCREDIBLE and super effective).

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Charcoal Crystal Clarifying Shimmer Peel-Off Mask, $9.99

Okay, this one is fun. This brand new, made-for-Instagram peel off mask is about to be all over your feed. Not only is it fun to use, but it’s also effective, thanks to charcoal, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel (nature’s Zit Stick), kaolin clay (very powerful!), and diamond powder. You simply slather on the shimmery cream, let it set for 10 minutes, and peel off. And voila, dry skin is exfoliated, and impurities are drawn out.

We’re torn between this charcoal one, and the pale blue, hydrating one (with blueberry and tiger grass) or the lilac, brightening version (with niacinamide and lilac extract). Maybe grab all three, just to be safe…

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Peach Slices Acne Patches, $4.49

While CVS doesn’t disclose numbers, they will say these epic save-the-day-and-your-skin patches are a K-Beauty best seller. And for good reason, as these tiny translucent patches have taken the world by storm. They actively “absorb” pimples: protectively covering the treated area to keep you from picking, and quickly and effectively reducing inflammation so that the blemish becomes visibly smaller in less than one day. They also come in a variety of sizes based on the pimple. They won’t flake or dry out the pimple, and(!) can be worn with or without makeup, day or night.

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Holika Holika Gudetama All-In-One Oil to Foam Cleanser, $15.99


Foaming cleansers are so effective, but sometimes, they can be pretty drying to the skin. This fab two-in-one cleanser goes on as an oil to dissolve makeup, and then transforms into a foam cleanser. So, it removes all gunk, but also nourishes with kelp and seaweed extract. And how adorable is this little egg guy packaging? What are you doing on there, little egg guy?! Win/win/win.

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Peach Slices Hydrate Mask, $2.49


Nothing shouts “K-Beauty!” quite like a sheet mask. And this one is super moisturizing, and literally $2.49. Instantly rejuvenate skin with this natural cotton sheet mask, which offers intense hydration from antioxidant-rich thyme and Chinese morning calm flower.

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The Saem Eco Soul Water Eye Tint, $9.49


Don’t sleep on K-Beauty makeup either, though—especially this super cool two-in-one eyeshadow/eyeliner. Once applied, it’s not going anywhere—no creasing, fading, or smudging. Spring for an interesting color, like this bold blue, for a super fun look.

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Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit, $9.99


Be gone, blackheads! This clever three-step kit is focused just on extracting those pesky pores. The first strip softens pores, the second one gentle removes blackheads, and the third strip tones and tightens pores. Use each one for 15 minutes, and have happy, clean pores afterward.

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Peach Slices Jelly Bounce Lip Balm, $5.99


Who doesn’t need more lip balms? (Answer: Everyone needs them—more lip balms is always a good idea.) This super moisturizing balm has the tiniest touch of color and flavor and lasts a good amount of time on lips before you need to reapply.

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Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow, $11.99


This award-winning lotion is a dream for skin. It absorbs quickly, hydrates effectively, and features honey as a main ingredient, which is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for problem skin types. Get that lit-from-within glow ASAP.

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Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Tissue, $4.99


This one is cool. Remove makeup while getting a little aromatherapy session, thanks to the infused essential oils mix. It removes makeup very gently—without any stinging—while still managing to take off all that gunk.

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The Saem Saemmul Wrapping Tint, $6.99


One of my personal favorite K-Beauty inventions is lip tints. And more specifically, wrapping tints, which go on kind of like a temporary tattoo. Apply the tint like a lipstick, let it dry for a few minutes, and then peel off. The color will literally stay on for six to eight hours without budging—no joke; it’s that easy.

 

This article was originally published on March 17, 2018, and was updated with more info and great beauty products. 

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