After talking so much about Korean this, and Korean that, I’ve decided to share my personal Korean Skincare Routine because it’s the shit. So, for starters I got into Korean skincare, because I first got into their fashion. The fashion and beauty industry in South Korea go hand-in-hand. They have the latest, and THE BEST. Have you noticed the foundation cushion wave recently? Maybelline, L’Oreal, and even MAC have came out with their own cushion compacts, which have been around in South Korea for 8 years already. Beautiful skin is as important as what you’re wearing. Next, how did I find these products? I watch alot of Korean Youtubers, and many of them do reviews on products and recommend their favorite sites. This is how I found out about Peachandlily.com, my go-to for the majority of my skincare routine. This website even breaks down the Korean Skincare steps for you, and they are as follows:
- Oil Based
- Water Based
- SERUMS & AMPOULES
Seems like an infinite amount of steps, I know, but remember that consistency is key. So, you DON’T have to follow the entire process, and you can even pick and choose which steps are best for you. Toner dries my skin even more than it already is, so I’ve skipped it all together. Peach & Lily also allows you to pick products according to your concern: Acne, dryness, dullness, oiliness, pores, and uneven skin texture/tone. I don’t have troublesome skin, but it is so dry that I will break out if I don’t hydrate it properly. I also have a lack of radiance, and uneven skin texture/tone. I’ve been going through my personal skincare routine since August 2016, and I’ve seen amazing changes in my face. Did I mention that my makeup looks even better on than before? The exact order that I put on my products in is: Banila Co. Clean it Zero, Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser (not Korean), The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid (not Korean but vital for the moisture my face lacks), Mizon Essence, Be The Skin Serum, and finally the Aromatica Calendula Cream.
I hope some of you might’ve found this useful. My Korean obsession continues….