Have you ever heard of K-Beauty routine?

For most Koreans, the definition of “good skin” is a clear, transparent complexion that’s free from blemishes and dark spots and is moisturized and fresh. This is what the steps in the K-Beauty Routine are designed to do– cleansetreat any skin issues that crop up and hydrate to make sure your complexion is #onfleek 

What it takes to keep your skin well-nourished for will look different for everyone. The key principles behind the routine are “Cleanse“, “Treat” and “Hydrate“.



Step 1 – Cleanse with an Oil-Based Cleanser

This gently removes sunscreen, dirt and makeup.

Some of our favourite:

Step 2 – Cleanse with a Foaming Cleanser

Follow up with a foam cleanser to get rid of any leftover product or buildup on your face. In the morning, you can skip straight to this step.

Acne Prone Skin:

Oily Skin:

Step 3  – Exfoliator

Exfoliators are great for clearing out dead skin and promoting cell turnover – just don’t scrub too hard or too often – once or twice a week is plenty.

Physical Exfoliator:

Chemical Exfoliator:



Step 4 – Toner 

A good toner resets your skin’s pH balance and prepares it to properly absorb the next step of skincare. You can use this night and day after cleansing.

Must Try Toners:

Step 5 – Face Mask

Not only do face masks increase your skin’s hydration and suppleness, they also target specific skin concerns like freckles, wrinkles, skin tone, acne, pigmentation and fine lines.

They are also great in winter, to counter-act the effects of heating and air-conditioning, and for long-distance travel.

View our collection of sheetmask here:

Steps 6-9 – Essence/Facial Oil/Serum/Ampoule/ Emulsion

These are highly concentrated skincare products that target specific skin issues. They make skin softer, firmer, suppler, more toned, and more hydrated.

Acne Prone Skin:

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Step 10 – Eye cream

Thicker than a standard moisturiser, a good eye creams help prevent eye bags, dark circles and puffiness by hydrating and treating the delicate under-eye area.



Step 11 – Moisturiser

Your moisturiser hydrates and protects the skin from the external environment.

Step 12 – Sleeping Mask

Sleeping masks are thicker versions of moisturisers. They are designed to be left on while you sleep and washed off in the morning. A skincare product that goes to work at night while you go to sleep?! Yes, please!

Step 13 – AM – Sunscreen

When you wake up, don’t forget to slip-slop-slap before you put on your daily makeup. Aim for SPF 50+ and don’t rely on the sunscreen in your makeup for adequate protection.

The easiest way to find the best skincare routine for your skin is to try out some different products and routines and see which fits you best. There is no one-size fits all approach, particularly when it comes to the K-Beauty routine.

If you still need help, feel free to drop us a message or a call. you are always welcomed. ;)

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