Last year, I wrote a Korean skincare tutorial, “The Super Easy Korean Beauty Routine (For Glowing Skin).” That story is still one of my most popular articles to date. Women all over the world are curious about what Korean women are using on their skin to make it so flawless, poreless and white.
What I learned is that it’s not just about genes. A lot of it is effort and a proactive approach to beauty. Korean beauty is all about fusing the cosmetic and the scientific, creating a blend that both perfects and treats. They see skin as an investment so they dedicate time, care and attention to keeping a youthful appearance. Learning about Korean beauty made me start taking my time to go through my beauty routine, even when my fiancé wants to kill me for taking so long in the bathroom (sorry, Henry).
The entire Korean skincare routine is quite involved, and while the luxe regiment is so worth it, it’s not always possible. As a follow-up to my first Korean beauty story, I wanted to discuss how to properly abridge the multi step Korean skincare routine, noting what to keep and what to cut out for the sake of efficiency.
To give you the best info possible, I worked with up with my friends at Peach and Lily, the ultimate online destination for K-Beauty founded by badass babe Alicia Yoon, to get the 411 on only the essentials of the Korean skincare routine. Alicia and her team even recommended my very own customized skincare routine that could work on days when I am short on time. You can even checkout my Instagram takeover happening on Peach and Lily’s page this Saturday, November 21st.
This is what Peach and Lily suggested for my normal/ dry skin:
#1 Cleanse: Dr. Dream Rose Mild Natured, Powder Cleanser
#2 Toner: Aromatica Lavender Relaxing Toner
#3 Essence: Cremorlab Miracle Treatment Essence and Rose by Dr. Dream Age Radiance Powder Essence
#4 Serums and Ampules: Be the Skin Purifying White Waterful Serum
#5 Moisturize: Canlendula Juicy Cream
The Extras: Cremorlab Hydro Aqua Tank Water-Full Sheet Mask, Shangpree Gold Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Mask and Be the Skin Non-Stimulus Face Polisher
It’s been using the products pretty consistently and I can’t believe it but my skin really does look great. It’s glowy and smooth. My favorite products by far were the Rose by Dr. Dream Power Essence and the Rose Cleanser. Both smell like roses and are powder based, making them perfect for travel. I really liked the toner too. It smells of lavender so as you could imagine, I didn’t hesitate to saturate my cotton round with its floral goodness.
Want to learn more about the unabridged Korean skincare routine? Check out my step-by-step guide here. Enjoy, girls.