“Koreans know what they want, like innovation, gentle ingredients, pleasing packaging, and they definitely don’t want to pay a fortune for it,” says Charlotte Cho, the founder of sokoglam.com, an online retailer specializing in Korean beauty products.
If you are an enthusiast of the Korean broad range of skin care products, welcome to this guide, which gives you a sneak peek into the best, the latest in K-beauty and why you need these Korean products. Additionally, get to know the best products for your skin type and which brands to target for your skin care inspo.
Korean skincare routine is big on double-cleansing. This involves using plant-based oil cleansers, followed by a water-based cleanser.
Again, why do you need a cleanser in your skin care regimen? A cleanser (oil-based) melts away makeup, bacteria, pollutants and dirt, making your cleansing process easier, while it nourishes the skin.Peach & Lily’s Power calm hydrating gel is a soothing cleanser, packed with a cocktail of natural ingredients like chamomile and Camellia. This lightweight gel is suitable for all skin types, giving attention to acne-prone, mature and sensitive skin. It has pH levels of 5.5.
Pro: No sulfates
Exfoliate to get rid of dead skin, open up pores allowing the blood on your face to circulate. Do not exfoliate every day as this will damage your skin. Wash off with a soft towel and warm water.
The Strawberry Black Sugar Wash Off Mask is one of the holy grails of Korean exfoliators. Loved for its heavenly scent this fruity mask has refined black sugar grains, which dissolve as you massage it into your skin. It contains shea butter and lanolin ensuring that your skin will stay moisturized even after you wash it off. It is suitable for dry skin with the ideal pH levels of 5.
A toner restores the pH levels of your skin, prepping it for the absorption of the next products in your routine. On this step, you can also opt to pay extra attention to your problem areas. That is, what else do you want your toner to do apart from addressing your pH levels? Is it ageing, dryness or mattifying? 6 Benefits Of Using A Toner In Your Skincare Routine
They vary from sheet masks, wash masks (easily washed off) and sleep masks. You can wear a sheet mask 2-3 times (at night) in a week. A mask is important as it helps the face absorb moisture and nutrients. Don’t keep it on for too long as it will suck up the moisture from your face when it starts drying up.
It might take a while so give it some time for the moisture to set in. About 10-20 minutes or depending on the instructions indicated.
Why you need it because you don’t want those smile lines forming under your eyes to continue. An eye cream makes sure that you pay attention to the particular areas on your eyes and importantly keep them hydrated. Benefit, you’ll notice how well your eye makeup blends flawlessly, after a few days of eye cream application. 7 Benefits Of Eye Masks And Eye Creams
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