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Korean skin care routine

Korean makeup trends and skin care advice with Alice from W2Beauty

Alice from W2Beauty
Alice from W2Beauty

Beauty and skin. The Korean skin care routine is very famous. What is your advice, your routine, in order to obtain flawless beautiful skin with the right use of the right skin care products? Which products are needed?

Whenever I talk about skin care, I always start from cleansing. Proper cleansing is the most important step and basic step for beautiful skin. Nowadays there are many cleansing tools and cleansers. Cleansing has different steps: removing makeup (Makeup Cleanser), wash off dirt (Cleanser) and exfoliating dead skin (Peeling/Scrub).

1. Makeup Cleanser
Basically makeup products are based on oil ingredients so I believe oil type cleanser is much better to remove makeup, I feel like it goes deep into the skin and ends up with a better result. If you have oily skin then you'd better have a cleansing again :)

Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Oil
Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Cream

2. Cleanser
I loved foaming type cleanser because it's really mild and it washes my dirt even better.
Nowadays I'm having an affair with powder type cleanser, haha. Powder type cleanser has some small grain so it helps to scrub my dead skin. So it's like I have daily mild scrub when I do cleansing my face.

Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming
Leaders Perfect Clearing Foam
Laneige Pore Deep Cleansing Foam
Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub Foam
IOPE Enzyme Powder Treatment Wash

3. Peeling/Scrub
I like using pore brush for removing blackhead/whitehead. However, I don't use it every day since it also can hurt my weak skin cells.

Missha Aqua peeling Gel
Skinfood Black Sugar Mask
A'Pieu Nose pore care tool (extractor & brush)

4. Mask/Massage/Pack
There are some people asking me "Which mask is good?". I really cannot answer because there are different purposes and for different skin types as well. There are so many kinds of masks like whitening, pore tightening, lifting, moisturizing, calming, etc. Usually I focus on pore tightening and calming skin.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
A'Pieu Aqua Nature Pore Minimizing Tightening Mask
Tonymoly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack
Secret Key Snow White Milky Pack
-Mask Sheet
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mask

[Skin Care]
1. First essence/serum
Yeah! First essence/serum was a hot topic last year and still going on nowadays!
After cleansing, our skin goes dry pretty fast so it's necessary to put moisture on the skin as soon as possible. How much important is it? Well… Etude House even launched a "0 sec" serum. It's a kind of starter for skin care. It gives moisture into our skin and boosts effect of skincare products.

Apeiu Snail Vital Cream
IOPE BIO Essence
Hanyul Optimizing Serum
Missha The First Treatment Essence
Etude House 0 sec Mineral Serum
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum

2. Toner/Skin

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener
Benton Aloe BHA Skin&Toner

3. Essence/Ampoule
I believe you are wondering "Which essence is good?" : Well, there is no correct answer for that… Because you should use the essence you need for your skin.

There are so many kinds of essence. For nutritious, moisturizing, whitening, anti wrinkle, pore treatment, etc. and for oily skin, dry skin, combination skin as well .. Here are some good ones I will gladly recommend :)

Pore Tightening Essence

IOPE Pore Tightening Essence
Laneige Pore Tightening Essence

Whitening Essence

Tonymoly Floria Whitening Capsule Essence
Laneige Original Essence White Plus Renew


Lirikos Marine Triple Treatment


Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
Etude House moistfull Super Collagen Ampoule Essence
Apieu Essential Source Snail Vital Essence

4. Emulsion/Moisturizer/Lotion

5. Soothing Gel

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
Leaders Soothing Gel

6. Day/Moisture cream

IOPE Ultimate Hydro Cream
Laneige Water Bank Cream
Mizon All in One Snail Cream
Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Cream
Sulwhasoo Firming Cream

7. Finish Essence/Essence Finisher

Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher
Missha Geumsul Giyoon Finish Essence

8. Night cream/Sleeping pack

Innisfree Orchid Night Cream
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack

9. Special Care
-Eye Care (Brightening)

Skinfood Salmon Brightening Eye Serum/Cream
Laneige White Plus Renew Eye Cream

-Wrinkle Care

Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Renovating Eye Cream
Hanyul Eye&Lip Cream

-AC/Trouble Care

Leaders Spot Serum
Innisfree Jeju Bija Anti Trouble Spot Serum
Etude House Pink Powder

1) Better cleansing makes better skin!
2) Choose skincare products according to your skin problems.
3) Moisturizing is the key point of skincare.



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