what's your 10-step skin routine?
For many, referring to Korean skincare is essentially referring to the 10-step skincare routine. That routine is filled with both distinctly Korean products - essences and ampoules - and general cornerstones of skincare like moisturisers and cleansers.
In terms of the order of products to use in the 10 steps, generally we order them from lightest to thickest, after cleansing:
1) A balm or oil cleanser
2) A foaming cleanser
3) An exfoliant
4) A toner
5) An essence
6) An ampoule or serum
7) A sheet mask
8) An eye cream
9) A moisturiser
10) A thicker night cream/sleeping mask/SPF
The 10-step routine doesn’t mean that you need to incorporate all 10 steps into your skincare routine every single day; you can very much mix it up depending on your skin’s needs at the time, and of course, how much time you have!
Not sure which set to try? If you’re new to the 10-step routine, we’d recommend starting with the mini set, which contains some full-size and some smaller-sized products - helping you try them out before going on to use them consistently.
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Shop the 10-step routine here; your skin will love you for it.