Korean skincare is the latest trend to take over the beauty world, and considering Korean women have such amazing complexions is it any wonder why? With skin that’s nothing short of ageless, crow’s feet, frown lines and pigmentation just aren’t issues that Korean women seem to face as the birthdays clock up. So what’s their secret? That’s the hot question on beauty big guns lips, with the skincare spotlight shining on what makes the difference when it comes to Korean women’s flawless, ageless complexions.
What’s started with BB creams, progressed onto CC Creams and we now have cushion foundations on our radar- makeup alone isn’t enough, it needs to be harder working and fortified with skin-nourishing goodness for Korean women. Yes BB creams have very light coverage, but with skin in tip-top condition, that's generally all that Korean women need.
Our cleanse, tone and moisturise routine pales in comparison to nightly regimes of up to twelve steps (that’s right, TWELVE!) Cleansing is a two-step routine with both oil-based and water based cleanser, followed by a gentle exfoliate, a ‘Refresh’ (hydration mist), Prep (think Hydraluron) and Essence (cross between a toner and serum) - all pretty foreign terms in the west. And this is before sheet masks, serums, moisturizers and SPF!
Amazing Korean Skincare site, SokoGlam.com stock a host of boutique Korean Skincare brands including Etude House, The Face Shop, Legeine & Banilla and to get you started have an amazing starter kit. Coming in at €170 (with a value of €211) this is everything you need to get a taste of all Korean skincare has to offer- a bargain for a ready-made ten-step routine considering my current favorite face cream comes in at the €140 mark…!
Soko Glam 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine: BANILA CO Clean It Zero Purity Oil Cleanser | SKINFOOD Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam | SKINFOOD Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off | MANEFIT Bling Bling Hydro Gel Mask | MISSHA Pore Correcting Toner | MISSHA First Treatment Essence Mist | MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule | SKINFOOD Royal Honey Eye Cream | GOODAL Super Seed Oil Plus Moist Moisturizer | GOODAL Super Seed Oil Plus Moist Moisturizer | BANILA CO It Radiant Brightening Cream
For more info on all things Korean skincare, have a listen to our chat with Ryan Tubridy on 2FM here!