We’ve all heard of K-Pop, with the likes of BTS & Blackpink, taking over the charts… But have you heard of K-Beauty?
K-Beauty, short for Korean Beauty, is a term used for skincare products that are derived from Korea. And what makes it so special is that it’s focused on skin aesthetics – with healthy, hydrated, glowy, ‘glass skin’ being the most prominent. Instead of applying layer after layer of makeup, K-Beauty is about perfecting the perfect skincare routine.
Korean Beauty first hit the western market in 2011 – and 10 years later, K-Beauty has taken the UK by storm! Especially after a year of lockdowns, where skincare became more popular than ever. Thanks to its forward thinking, unique, rare ingredients and the intensive research before the release of a product, K-Beauty is thriving!
And, if you want to give it a try yourself, listen up! Because there’s a 10 step beauty routine K-Beauty swears by which we’re eager to share. Not only will we take you through these steps, we’ll tell you exactly why you should start this routine today!
The 10 Step Skincare Routine K-Beauty Swears By!
- Oil based cleanser – oil based
- Water based cleanser
- Sheet Mask
- Eye Cream
Step 1: Oil Based Cleanser
The first step to a Korean beauty skincare routine is to cleanse – a double cleanse to be exact, starting off with an oil based cleanser. Why? Well because this type of product will rid your skin of makeup and SPF, as these products are also oil-based. It’ll do this, without drying your skin too.
In fact, it’ll actually do the opposite… It’ll hydrate and soften and is a great alternative to other makeup removers. An effective oil based cleanser will also delve deep into your pores, and won’t strip your skin of the oils your complexion requires
Right now, I love the AROMATICA Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil. Suitable for all skin types, it uses lavender oil and 10% organic coconut oil to nourish, cleanse and to form a protective layer over your skin, for a supple and soft complexion.