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Everything You Need To Master the 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine
From a water-based cleanser to a moisturizing eye cream.
To achieve healthy glowing skin many women are beginning to discover the 10-step Korean skincare routine. Yep, you read that correctly, TEN steps. The regimen, which is widely popular in South Korea, requires an oil cleanser, water-based cleanser, exfoliator, toner, essence, serum, face mask, eye cream, moisturizer and sunscreen. All to be used in that order.
One our intrepid Trend Testers had to see what all the buzz was about, and we'll let you see the results for yourself in the video above. (Spoiler alert: She gained a whole new appreciation for her boring ol' everyday skincare routine.)
We know that a 10-step routine sound like a lot, and it's probably the last thing you want to be doing while getting ready for work half asleep. But here's the deal, within a few days your skin is going to feel so soft and people will legit stop you in the street to ask if you just came from a facial. Seriously. Below are a few of our faves for every step of this process. Take a deep breath and dive in!
Step 1:Oil-Based Cleanser
Banila Clean It Zero Sherbet Cleanser
Step 2: Water-Based Cleanser
SkinFood Green Tea Bubble Cleansing Foam
Step 3: Exfoliator
NEOGEN DERMALOGY Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling-Lemon
Step 4: Toner
Missha Super Aqua Pore-Kling Toner
Step 5: Essence
Step 6: Serum/Booster
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
Step 7: Face Mask
Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Mask
Step 8: Eye Cream
Step 9: Moisturizer
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Lotion
Step 10: Sunscreen
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen