One of my college classmates is obsessed with Korean skincare. Since her skin looks amazing, I thought we would all benefit from a 101 tutorial. Thank you, Bridget Humphrey!!!
If you want your skin to look amazing, bright, and blemish free, you should start using Korean skincare asap. I stumbled upon this insight haphazardly. My friend mentioned how Korean skincare products are considered the best in the world. I was hesitant once I learned there were 10 steps involved with Korean skincare. But despite the hard labor involved, I thought I’d try it. (I desperately wanted my skin to be wrinkle free and bright.) And because the products are generally not expensive, I decided to be brave and take the plunge.
Once I started my skincare routine (years ago now), I never looked back. People started to notice the difference in how my skin looked, and I was hooked. I began loving and enjoying the 10 step process.
Here’s a quick and easy tutorial. KBeauty 101:
- Step #1: Oil Cleanser
- * You need this step to really loosen up the dirt and makeup on your face.
- * I love the THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Cleansing Oil – $9, because rice is great for anti-aging (and this cleanser smells great)
- Step #2: Foam Cleanser
- * I know it sounds like overkill, but this step ensures your skin is super clean and ready to rock.
- * I love THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Cleansing Foam – $8, again, because it has rice in it (but any foam cleanser will work)
- Step #3: Toner
- * This step restores your skin’s pH balance.
- * My favorite toner is SON & PARK Beauty Water – $20, because it restores pH, hydrates, and gently exfoliates with witch hazel
- Step #4: Essence
- * This step primes your skin to better absorb moisture.
- * My favorite is MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence – $24 (*Note – this product is like SK-II but more effective and cheaper)
- Step #5: Ampoule
- * This step helps add moisture to your skin
- * I like MIZON – Snail Repair Ampoule – $12
- Step #6: Serums
- * I love Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerator – $44, because it adds a ton of moisture and you’ll feel the intense moisturizing regenerator as soon as you apply it
- * I also love to apply Vitamin C, since it helps fight aging & free radicals and is generally amazing for your skin
- Step #7: Eye Cream
- * I like IOPE Super Vital Eye Cream Extra Concentrated – $54
- Step #8: Emulsion
- * A great moisturizing step…though if I had to skip one step this would be the one (shhhh…don’t tell)
- * I like THE FACE SHOP Rice Emulsion – $10
- * I also like ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull Collagen Lotion – $16
- #9 – Final Moisturizer
- * “Lock the door” — it seals in everything you applied and locks it into your pore for safe keeping
- * I like Iope Moistgen Cream Skin Hydration Cream (it’s rather pricey on Amazon, so I recommend purchasing it at a local Korean skincare store)
- #10 – Sun Block
OTHER HELPFUL INFO:
- * AT NIGHT – Apply a sleeping pack
- * I like MISSHA Snail Sleeping Mask – $17
- * Great masks to use once a week:
Feel free to send me questions or follow me on IG to learn about even more Korean skincare products. My IG is: @kbeautyobsessed.
Thanks so much, Bridget! Amazing tips that I can’t wait to try out.