We’re all about easy, minimal skincare routines featuring only ingredients that we need, so it only makes sense that we’re fully on board with skipcare – the latest beauty trend to come out of South Korea. The K-beauty movement has blessed us with everything from BB creams to sheet masks, essences, and splash masks, and now it’s brought us a revolutionary new way of looking at skincare – that’s right, it’s time to rethink your entire routine…
Known as ‘skipcare’ or ‘skincare diet’, the latest Korean beauty trend is an opportunity to pare back your skincare routine to the bare essentials. If you’re used to using a different product for each step – cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising etc. – skipcare means you can use multitasking and multipurpose products that do more of those things in one step.
It’s easy to see why so many people are getting onboard – in contrast to the traditional 12- and 7-step skincare routines, this trend is all about cutting out unnecessary steps and using multitasking products and essential ingredients only. Basically, it’s about keeping your routine as minimal as possible without sacrificing on what’s needed.
If you want to get on this trend, we’ve unearthed a brand that ticks all the boxes. Keep on scrolling to meet Holy Grail Beauty…
Calming Chamomile Skin Cleanser
Bursting with glow-giving vitamins, natural oils, and nourishing chamomile – to reduce inflammation and restore balance – this dual-action face wash cleanses and conditions skin, ticking two boxes in one go. It cuts through makeup, oil, and grime, leaving skin clean and smooth, but never tight or dry.
5-in-1 Rejuvenating Facial Serum
Rather than overwhelm your skin with a different serum for every concern, this formula sees a cocktail of powerful ingredients combined to counteract ‘the big five’. Thanks to a blend of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, matrixyl, green tea, and shea butter, it tackles everything from pigmentation, rough texture, and dull tone, through to fine lines and breakouts.
Retinol Repair Skin Creme
One of the best multitasking ingredients is retinol – it has as many benefits for oily, acne-prone skin as it does for skin that’s dry and showing signs of aging. Rather than cluttering your evening routine with a long list of lotions and creams, this hybrid skin treatment combines the benefits of serum and moisturiser into one lightweight, retinol-rich layer that’s perfect for applying before bed. It may take mere seconds to sink into the skin, but the results are noticeable and long-lasting.
Hibiscus & Pomegranate Detoxifying Clay Mask
Don’t let your previous experience of using clay masks fool you – instead of drying charcoal, this one uses super-soft kaolin clay boosted with a blend of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, so it hydrates as well as cleanses, and won’t leave skin feeling stripped of moisture. The formula also includes glycolic acid, which leaves skin so smooth and soft that it also acts like a primer.