Today I’m sharing my current Korean skincare routine, products I’ve used this whole summer and that I like very much.
I have dry mature skin 40+ and I like skin care products that have a nice balance between moisture and nutrition. During the summer, I took the opportunity to test out quite a few new k-beauty products, and this Korean skincare routine really stuck to me (in this very combination presented). These products together provide both hydration and deep nutrition. The skin becomes moisturized, soft and supple with a natural healthy glow. This is mainly a night time routine I would say. And it’s great for normal to combination skin, dry skin and mature skin. I would also like to say sensitive skin as these products all feel gentle without irritating the skin.
My current Korean skincare routine
I like how these Korean products work together. The skin feels soft, supple and deeply moisturized right after the first application.
I have not included any special cleansers in this routine since I am testing a few different ones from Missha, Nature Republic and Thefaceshop right now. But I always do the double cleansing routine in the evening using a cleansing oil followed by a water-based foam cleanser. For the evening I basically use all of these skin care products and in the morning pretty much all of them except for the sleeping mask. I have happily used the sleeping mask several nights a week. Below, more info about each and every Korean product in the very order I apply them.
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX Pro Ferment
Those who follow me know that I just love the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence. In fact, this is one of Missha’s absolute best-selling products and a Korean cult classic by now. I have used this essence for 5+ years now and I always use it as the first essence in my skincare routine. It’s packed with fermented yeast that helps cell renewal, hydrating the skin and making the skin look extra healthy. Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX Pro Ferment is the new formula of 2019. This product looks like water and is pretty much scentless. Gently pat the essence into your skin using your hands. A gentle essence with good absorption that doesn’t irritate the skin. Suitable for all skin types from normal, combination and oily skin, to dry, mature and sensitive skin types. A must in my personal skincare routine. This essence costs from 22β¬ and the bottle is huge at a full 150ml.
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It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum
I discovered It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum just this winter and I highly recommend this Korean skin care line mainly for dry skin types. The toner is also very amazing. As the name reveals, the key ingredient is deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid. This is actually my second bottle of It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum and I just love this product! A milky white serum with a wonderful floral scent towards lilacs. This serum feels rich on the skin and is both softening, hydrating, moisturizing and deeply nourishing. This serum could probably work as a moisturizer on it’s own for normal to combination skin types, especially for the daytime. An incredibly nice and very affordable serum that you can find from about 9β¬ with free shipping from Korea. If you have dry skin, then don’t miss this serum for the world, it’s the best!
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Farm Stay Snail Repair Eye Cream
OMG!!! Farm Stay Snail Repair Eye Cream is ridiculously cheap and affordable, but this eye cream is actually pretty good in my opinion! A light eye cream that feels refreshing and hydrating without being the least bit heavy or greasy on the skin. Good absorption, and it has a gentle nice formula that doesn’t irritate the skin. A little goes a long way. The texture is much like a moist light lotion. Nice mild skin care scent that is pretty faint. This eye cream contains snail secretion filtrate and it’s healing and repairing damaged skin, preventing dark circles and improving the skin elasticity. The tube is gigantic and it lasts for many months. The fact that Farm Stay Snail Repair Eye Cream only costs from like 4.50β¬ with free shipping from Korea is nothing but a steal for this quality in my opinion. And it’s suitable for all skin types too, including sensitive skin, irritated red skin, troubled skin and acne prone skin. If you are looking for a refreshing, light, hydrating and above all cheap and affordable eye cream, then don’t hesitate to try this one. It’s almost for free!
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Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream: Anti-Gravity
I’ve just started testing out the Korean brand Huxley and the face cream Secrets of Sahara Cream: Anti-Gravity is already one of my Huxley favorites. This is mainly a face cream for normal to dry skin types I would say. The texture is very special and resembles a dense and thick solid creamy body butter if I try to explain. This face cream has a faint minty green color to it, and Huxley’s classic floral scent towards lilies and jasmine. High concentration of Prickly Pear cactus extract (51%), a plant that can survive extreme climate in the Sahara desert. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, and it’s anti-age targeting wrinkles & lines. Although this face cream is very thick and creamy, it still has good absorption and doesn’t feel particularly heavy or greasy on the skin. The formula is very unique indeed. I love the soft creamy texture and the skin is instantly moisturized and resilient. Suitable for normal to dry skin types, mature skin and combination skin as a night cream. Really good in my opinion, a luxurious good quality face cream for 20β¬ only!
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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack
A well known Korean classic that I had to test since I like both their best selling Collagen Cream and also the Collagen Deep Cream. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack is an incredibly affordable Korean sleeping mask that is applied last in the skin care routine at night, when the skin needs some extra care and nutrition. An additional boost in other words. The product looks like a glossy gel cream. Airy moist and light texture that is easy to apply and really makes a difference to the skin. Green fresh scent. What I like about Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack is that, just as claimed, the skin feels young, full, resilient, elastic and soft like “jelly” after application. Contains super collagen water and Baobab, and this mask is deeply hydrating the skin. You can use a little amount of product or more depending on your skin’s needs. I use it almost every night with pleasure. Suitable for most skin types in need of extra care I would say. Costs only from 9β¬ with free shipping from Korea, and worth every penny in my opinion. In addition, the jar is huge at a full 100ml. A good Korean budget friendly night mask! (However, I need to mention that it does contain some alcohol, good to know).
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Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask White Chocolate
I admit, I’m completely addicted to products that keep my lips soft and moisturized around the clock. Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask White Chocolate is a really nice lip mask and does wonders for dry lips in an instant. I would describe this product as a classic “fatty” lip balm that is somewhat a little more intense and long lasting. The lip mask comes in a nice glass jar with screw cap. The product looks like a white glossy solid balm and is applied to the lips using your fingers. Delicious scent of vanilla and sweet white chocolate. I like this lip mask more and more the more I use it, and I usually apply it both morning and night. I can reveal that my lips are in absolutely perfect condition. I think this product lasts a long time, moisturizes well and makes the lips supple, soft and healthy looking. I also like that the lips get some shine and feel properly moisturized. Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask White Chocolate costs from about 7.50β¬ and the jar lasts for a long time. Really nice and a must in my skin care routine right now!
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My Korean skin care routine
I have really gotten stuck to this specific Korean skin care routine as this particular combination of products has kept my skin incredibly hydrated and fresh looking throughout the summer. The skin feels resilient, soft and moisturized with nice healthy glow around the clock. And that is a very nice result for me who is 40+ with naturally dry and dull skin. My skin looks fresh, happy and saturated with moisture. I also like that all of these products are so incredibly gentle on the skin without irritating. Nd they are cheap and affordable too! And if I have occasionally tested some strong products or over-exfoliated my skin to the point of redness and irritation, then this particular skin care routine has calmed my skin within 24 hours. I would say that the key products in this skincare routine are the Missha Essence and the It’s Skin Serum, but all these Korean products are great and work well on their own. Awesome in my opinion and all of them are highly recommended by me!
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My skin feels very soft, supple and moisturized with this skin care routine. All these Korean products are certainly recommended by me!