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KOREAN SKINCARE ROUTINE

The 10-step Korean skincare routine can be overwhelming at first, as it is more extensive than what you are used to. It is a skincare lifestyle that you will be doing every single day and night. It is not about having the large number of products on your skin, it is about applying the right and effective products, while using it in the correct order. We are here to break it down for you and explain each step. Sit down and read more about the skin care routine steps. It is all about preventing and making your skin better after using it for a longer period. Kindly note, that you always need to patch test the products that you are purchasing and add one product into your new routine at the time. Although we carefully handpick our products and curate gentle products, every skin is different. Also, it takes at least 1-2 months to be able to notice significant effects. Now, lets start shall we? 

#1 & #2 CLEANSER

You might have heard of the double cleanse method. You start with an oil cleanser and continue with a water based cleanser.

Oil cleansers

This is the first product that you are using in your Korean skincare routine. Oil cleansers or oil cleansing balms will remove any makeup, SPF and any other oil-based impurities. Gently massage this on your skin using circular motions and wash it off with lukewarm water. No tugging on the skin is needed, just relax and massage the skin.

Water based cleansers

This is the second step in your routine, double cleanse is highly recommended as it will thoroughly remove any impurities that can cause breakouts. Water-based cleansers removes any water-based impurities like dirt and sweat that didn't came off when using the oil cleanser. Always use a gentle cleanser, that won't dry out the skin.

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#3EXFOLIATORS

This is an optional step. You can use this once or twice a week. There are chemical and physical exfoliators. Exfoliators help to remove dead skin cells and to promote cell turnover, it removes white- & blackheads, it smoothes out the skin and it allows the skincare products to absorb better. Try to focus more on your T-zone and chin area. 

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#4TONERS

We love using Korean toners, it is the ultimate prep product!Korean toners moisturizes the skin and balances the pH level after cleansing. Have you heard of the 7-skin method? Use gentle toners without any harsh ingredients and apply that on the skin 7 times, just layer each step by applying a small amount on the skin. We have the most gentle toners in our assortment where you can apply this method! 

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#5ESSENCES

Essences are lightweight liquid products. They are less concentrated than serums. They are often created with hydrating, complexion improving or anti-aging ingredients. It will make the most out of the serums that will follow. 

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#6SERUMS & AMPOULES

Serums and ampoules are boosters. These concentrated products contain active ingredients that will target your specific skin concerns, e.g. acne, fine lines or  dehydration. 

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#7SHEET MASKS 

If you love to have a me-time, then you should definitely add a sheet mask into your routine. These single use sheet masks will give your skin a moisture boost. Once you apply a sheet mask on your face, your skin will absorb all the good ingredients from the sheet. 

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#8EYE CARE 

Your eye area is the thinnest area, which is why we should be delicate. The biggest chance where you will get fine lines is there, at least, if you don't treat them well. Use eye- serums or creams every day to de-puff, brighten, nourish or to keep the fine lines at bay. 

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#9MOISTURIZERS 

Moisturizers will lock in all the beneficial ingredients that you have just applied. It comes in many forms, like a lotion, emulsion, gel, cream and sleeping mask for in the evening. For your PM routine this will be the last step in the routine. For your AM routine, you can choose to use a moisturizer or sunscreen as your last step. 

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#10SUN PROTECTION

Always apply sun protection/SPF in the morning. You only need to apply this during your AM routine. Eventhough you stay inside all they and even if it's snowing outside, always wear sunscreen. It is the best skincare product for anti-aging. This will be the last step of your AM skincare routine.

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