For centuries, Korean women have maintained their porcelain-like skin by following a daily, multi-step beauty routine. Following the popularity of K-Beauty products in North America, many are replicating this regimen. It typically involves ten steps, although some products are only applied weekly. Once mastered, the process should take 10-15 minutes from start to finish. This nighttime routine can be replicated during the day with the addition of sunscreen or a BB or CC cream with SPF instead of a night cream. The payoff: Bright, glowing skin.
We asked Valentin Millet, Marketing Manager of The Face Shop, the Korean cosmetic retailer, to help breakdown the steps of this beauty ritual.
Product recommendation: The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rich Cleansing Oil, $17.
Product recommendation: Mizon Rice Real Cleansing Foam, $16.
Product recommendation: AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel, $72.
Product recommendation: Be The Skin Botanical Nutrition Toner, $25.
Product recommendation: Super Refining Essence, $93.
Product recommendation: Dr. Jart+ Premium Time Returning Serum, $54.
7. Sheet Mask
Product recommendation: The Face Shop Escargot Golden Firming Gel Mask, $8.
8. Eye cream
Product recommendation: Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream, $58.
Product recommendation: Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight, $78.
10. Sleeping mask
Product recommendation: Probiotics Sleeping Cream, US $48.