An introduction to K skincare

K-Beauty is an umbrella term for skin-care  products that derive from South korea focuses on health, hydration and a preferred lack of pigment. Products used include ingredients such as snail slime,  morphing masks, bee venom, starfish extract, and pig collagen.The regimen involves a series of steps including cleansing rituals (with oil and water based products), sheet masks, essences, serums, moisturizers, cushion compacts, fermented products, and SPF 35 sunscreen. At night, the sunscreen is replaced by a “sleep cream”. Each regimen is addressed differently depending on complexion factors including hormonal  fluctuations and lifestyle choices.

I had not heard of the Korean skincare routine before living in Seoul, but I have since become a complete skincare convert. It looks like there,s a lot of info about it everywhere and it seems that everyone is getting in on the buzz-and for good reason.

The full routine is the secret to achieving your best skin yet. The first day I attended the korean bath I was completely shocked about all these women carrying a little plastic bag full of beauty products, all naked and pampering around. I soon realised that  I was motivated to start up with a Korean-style routine.

Korean skincare routine is all about layering.

You probably have heard about the 10 step regime , which it’s a bit more extensive than what you’re probably used to and can seem daunting at first. But the good part is that once  you understand the steps you can customize them to fit your needs. It’s all about achieving healthy radiance from within, and while it may take a little longer, the results are worth it in the long run.

Learning about korean skincare will change then way you think about your skin and how you treat it. You,ll be excited to start a routine, and once you get going, you won,t want to neglect it.

In Korea, taking good care of your skin is something to be enjoyed, is not just about the products on your bathroom shelf, but a mindset that permeates your lifestyle.

Getting porcelain-like skin is all about cleansing (twice to be thorough), hyper-targeting skin issues (that’s where most of the steps lie), and protection (SPF. Duh)

How to step by step :

Good skin is not about having more products than you can count , it,s about having the right products that do the right things and then using them in the right order:


Oil cleansers are an essential step for all skin types. They remove oil-based debris such as makeup, sebum and soot.


This is the second part of the double cleanse, which is necessary to thoroughly clean your skin at the end of the day. Foaming cleansers remove water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.


Not to be used daily, exfoliating renews your skin by scrubbing away dead skin cells.


This softens, moisturizes and preps your skin to better absorb the essences and serums to follow. It also resets your pH balance after using the cleansers.


These typically contain an active ingredient that optimizes your skin’s natural cell turnover rate—think skin regeneration


This is a more concentrated version of an essence, usually thicker in consistency. Different serums can hyper-target skin issues and are meant to be layered.


These are sometimes used in place of an essence.


This is meant to hydrate and protect the skin around your eyes.


Apply this to intensely hydrate and restore firmness as you sleep.

  • SPF

 To turn words into pictures:


Don’t feel overwhelmed. First, get to know your skin. Figure out what it needs. Slowly add products to your routine and see if the consistency and ingredients are beneficial to your skin. The fun is in the discovery of new skincare products and finding the one that works best for you.

Getting porcelain-like skin is all about cleansing (twice to be thorough), hyper-targeting skin issues (that’s where most of the steps lie), and protection (SPF. Duh)

would break it down into four main categories that are really crucial:

cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and SPF!