Ever heard of the term, glass skin? Well, it’s a word from Korean beauty skincare routines and is described as a person with poreless luminous skin.
Korean skincare focuses on prevention, hydration, and overall skin health and wellness. The tried-and-true regimen has been practiced for centuries but has been doing wonders for beauty lovers all over the internet, with many people sharing their K-beauty skin transformations.
A Korean skincare routine can range from five to 10 steps, and we recommend waiting a few minutes between each step for the best results. Here’s the full breakdown of the multilayered routine:
Start with an oil-based cleanser or balm to break through a day’s worth of sunscreen, makeup, and other impurities. This double cleansing technique is gentle on the skin and is a better and more effective way to pre-cleanse than makeup wipes.
MELT AWF JELLY OIL MAKEUP-MELTING CLEANSER, $34
Work in your favorite water-based cleanser to clear off any residue the oil could get off. This will ensure your skin is extra clean!
R&R CLEANSER, $24
For some extra TLC, exfoliate to rejuvenate the skin and remove any extra buildup. Do this step when necessary.
DAILY MICROFOLIANT EXFOLIATOR, $18
After all that cleansing, balance your skin out with a hydrating toner. This step acts as a skin prep and will help the remaining products in your K-beauty routine sink deeper into your skin.
TEA TREE BALANCING TONER, $39
Quench your skin’s thirst with an essence! An essence adds ultra hydration and maximizes your absorption.
ADVANCED SNAIL 96 MUCIN POWER ESSENCE, $25
Apply any skin treatments or serums to aid in any specific troubled areas of your skin. This step is specifically for the baddies with acne or hyperpigmentation!
DISCOLORATION CORRECTING SERUM, $12
Since we’re showering our skin with so much love and hydration, why not take it up a notch with a sheet mask?
ORIGINAL GLOW SHEET MASK, $6
Don’t skip your under eyes. Target puffiness, fine lines, dryness and darkness with an eye cream.
BANANA BRIGHT+ EYE CRÈME, $44
Seal it all in with a moisturizer. This will lock in all the hydrating benefits received in previous steps.
RICH MOISTURE CREAM, $18
Last but not least, SPF. This step is vital for any type of sun exposure and will protect all your hard work.
BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN SPF 30, $19