When it comes to expert skincare, Asia is where it’s at. On average, Korean women use between 8-12 skincare products every morning to keep their skin looking clear and dewy. Luckily for us, advanced Korean skincare routines have travelled across the globe, meaning we can get in on the hype and even use some of the same K-beauty products. That’s right, we’ve got all you need to perfect your Korean skincare beauty routine. Ready to stock up? Here are our best picks of 2019…
In Korean Skincare routines, double cleansing is key. Using two different cleansers— usually one oily, balmy cleanser to break down any makeup and pollution, before using a second cleansing foam or cream— helps to thoroughly cleanse the skin.
Essences are huge in Korea. They can be in the form of hydrating mist sprays, or water-based lotions. They help to hydrate and prep the skin, so that the next products to come can be absorbed more effectively.
The delicate eye area deserves to be treated with care. In Korean skincare routines, one eye cream isn’t enough. Mix up your routine by using eye mask patches every few days too.
SERUMS & AMPOULES
Nothing quenches your skin’s thirst better than an amped up hydrating serum. Use these after your essence, but before moisturiser, to really let the ingredients penetrate deeply into your skin.
Yup, we’ve got Asian beauty markets to thank for our obsession with sheet masks. Packed full of powerhouse ingredients that can be absorbed into your skin, without escaping, a sheet mask a week is a sure-fire way to get glowy skin.
Regular exfoliation helps to slough away dead cells on the skin’s surface, revealing radiant looking skin underneath. Whether you opt for a physical or chemical formula, exfoliation is key for brightening skin.
Of course, you’ll want a good Korean-skincare moisturiser to lock in all that good skincare. Look for calming and soothing ingredients like ceramides, aloe and cica balms.
Don’t forget the lips! From lip masks to snail-gel balms, K-beauty has your pout sorted…