10 Step Skin Care Routine

Everytime I go to Asia I am amazed at how good most people’s skin is. While I never struggled with acne or had particulary bad skin, I have never had the smooth and perfect skin I wanted. Especially around the cheeks I have always been prone to redness. In the winter by skin also gets super dry and patchy – not a good look.

I started reading quite a lot about Korean skin care routines and all the different steps involved in it and I thought I would give it a go. To be honest I don’t do this every night and morning (mostly because I’m lazy) but when I do, my skin feels absolutely amazing after.

I usually start by removing some of my eye make-up with the Bioderma micellar water. Then I get to the more exciting stuff:

1. Oil-Based CleanserBody Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

This cleansing butter is absolutely amazing! I take quite a while massaging the balm into my skin, usually about 5 minutes at least. It’s just so relaxing! Beware: you will look like a panda before rinsing this off, because this will take care of you eye make-up completely.

2. Water-Based CleanserFresh Soy Face Cleanser

I’m not really picky when it comes to this step and will usually use anythng for sensitive and dry skin, just to get any last bits of make-up off.

3. ExfoliateSkin Food Black Sugar Mask

I don’t do this step all the time because my skin is quite sensitive. But thos product smells SO GOOD. I would eat it if I could. It leaves the skin super soft and smooth

4. TonerClarins Lotion Tonique

Toner is essential to balance the skins pH-level, so don’t miss this step!

5. EssenceSK-II Facial Treatment Essence

The super star of my skin care routine! I knew that this product existed but never really thought about it until we had to do a case study about it in one of my marketing classes. And after that I just had to get it! (What a weird marketing campaign haha). This essence is really amazing though, and definitely worth the money. It makes my skin feel so smooth and nourished.

6. SerumMizon Snail Repair Ampoule

Now this product might sound weird, being made out of snail slime (not really sure of that’s accurate?). But it does a great job at evening out any discoloration and redness I have!

7. Sheet MaskLuLuLun Sheet Mask

I loooove sheet masks and when I was in Japan earlier this year I finally bought a silicon sheet mask cover that you put on top of your mask to help skin absorb the product better and to keep the mask from sliding off your face. So great!

8.  Eye CreamD.R. Harris Crystal Eye Gel

This eye cream is so refreshing, especially in the mornings! It takes care of any puffiness and soothes the sensitive skin around the eye area.

9. MoisturizerKiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

This classic moisturizer does exactly what it says it does: moisturize! I love love love this, especially in the winter when my skin needs it the most.

10. Sun ScreenBioré UV Aqua Rich

Of course, this step is only necessary in the mornings and not at night time. It is also a step I often neglect, even though it is incredibly important. Do your skin a favor and protect it from the sun!

I hope you enjoyed this little overview! See you next time xx

15 comments so far.

15 responses to “10 Step Skin Care Routine”

  1. It sounds like a great routine! I never tried any of these products but I should give it a try! Thanks for sharing!


  2. yuka says:

    I’m looking for a new oil cleanser right now! Thanks for the recommendation!


  3. justatinabit says:

    Wow so many steps! I really need to really invest in products for my skin!


  4. i’ve only heard good things about that kiehl’s cream so would love to try it out! ive never had a bad product from them.

    Abigail Alice x

  5. didieryhc says:

    I have yet to try the SK II products but I keep hearing wonderful things about them!


  6. Wow, you have quite a selection to choose from. I have heard such good things about the Clarins toner. Will look in to it. Thank you for sharing beauty.


  7. Patricia says:

    It sounds like a lovely routine 😀
    great post dear!


  8. Shelleen says:

    Sounds like a great routine! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  9. Alyssa says:

    I reduced my 10-step skin care to 6 because I’m too lazy 🙂 But I agree that this kind of skin care routine is effective, it improved my skin texture.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  10. Chloe says:

    Wow! After reading this I definitely feel the need to step up my game for my skincare routine. All I use is a serum and moisturizer! Thanks for the guide!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/how-to-be-cool-in-summer/

  11. I love Clarins and Kiehl’s and I’m totally getting my hands on SK-II! Also, I love the layout of your blog, so chic and clean looking!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris


  12. yuka says:

    sounds like awesome products! My skin is extra sensitive so good products like this are so necessary!


  13. MimaMochi says:

    I love how much detail you go into in this post. It’s fascinating hearing of other people’s skin regimes as we are all so different when it comes to skincare. I have heard SO MANY great things about SK II that I am super intrigued to give it a try although the cost has put me off a little.

    Adrianna xx | http://mimamochi.com/

  14. luxeandlinen says:

    Korean skincare is amazing. The process is lengthy but totally worth it. Thanks for the amazing recommendations.
    xo, Eda

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