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August 29, 2017

Similar to the fashion industry, cosmetics also goes through trends and it has reached maximum K (Korean)-Beauty saturation. People continue to rave about the benefits of the 10-13 step process Korean women use. For many, anything beyond a five step routine can sound and feel overwhelming. Thankfully, it is still possible to reap the benefits with fewer steps.

Here is the day & night regiment that I use on a regular basis, and it leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated:

Step 1, Day & Night: su:m 37 Skin Savior Essential Cleansing Foam

Good skin starts with clean skin. A good cleanser will remove impurities, dead skin cells, sebum and remnants of pollution. The su:m37 cleanser contains botanical extract that is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and washes deeply without causing dryness or irritation.

Step 2, Day & Night: NEOGEN Gold Tox Tightening Pac

The Neogen pads help exfoliate the skin and prepare the skin for further treatment while the caviar, collagen, niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate in the pad help to hydrate and brighten skin. This is important because healthy skin reflects light.

Step 3, Day & Night: MISSHA The First Treatment EssenceThe MISSHA Essence is made up of 80% fermented yeast, which is a highly sought after ingredient. The yeast is rich in Vitamin B, which reinforces and maintains healthy skin, repairs damage and evens out skin tone. The Cassia-Alata Extract protects from UV rays as well.

Step 4 Day: SULWHASOO Relaxing UV ProtectorThe most aging and damaging element to the skin is the sun. Daily sun protection is essential to prevent and protect the skin from the rays. This SULWHASOO keeps you from getting greasy while jeongyangdan (정량단), a blend of age-defying herbs including ginseng extract, improves skin regeneration.

Step 5 Day: MISSHA BB Boomer

When you didn’t get the sleep you needed and your skin shows it, this light gel helps play optical tricks by hydrating and making your skin brighter and glow. It’s not makeup, it’s science.

Step 4 Night: MISSHA Night Repair

Repair and strengthen the skin in one step with fermented Lactobacillus and Lactococcus, bacteria that makes the skin stronger. The ampoule will help firm and smooth the skin.

Step 5 Night: ETUDE HOUSE Sleeping Pack

Night is a great time to repair damaged skin and feed it ingredients it needs to survive the next day. The collagen and baobab will hydrate the skin throughout the night without heaviness or congesting the pores.

This regimen has really helped me control sebum and add skin clarity. With skincare, it is all about trial and error to find out what works for you. Hope this helps!