The 10-Step is more than a routine, it's a lifestyle that has become a global phenomenon, grounded in Korea's cultural obsession with healthy skin and backed by decades of scientific advancement. It's not about having more products than you can count, but rather about having the right products that do the right things, and using them in the right order.

STEP 1: MAKEUP REMOVER & OIL CLEANSER

Oil cleansers are the base of the Korean skin care routine and the first step of double cleanse. They're not only relaxing to use, as you gently massage your skin with these cleansers, they also remove makeup and draw out other oil-based impurities, such as SPF, pollution and sebum.
WHAT IT DOES
Breaks down oil-based debris such as makeup and sunscreen.
HOW TO & WHEN
Morning and night, gently massage it into your dry skin, add lukewarm water to emulsify, then rinse it off
INGREDIENTS TO LOVE
Grape seed oil
Jojoba oil
Macadamian oil
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STEP 2: WATER BASED CLEANSER

The second step of the double cleanse. Cleaning twice is recommended by aestheticians and dermatologists because it helps to thoroughly remove any impurities that cause breakouts. Water-based cleansers dissolve the water-based impurities such as dirt and sweat that your oil cleanser didn't pick up.

WHAT IT DOES

Removes water-based impurity's such as sweat and dirt.

HOW TO & WHEN

Morning and night, apply to your damp face and neck and massage in a circular motion, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Rice exact

Green tea

Pearl exact

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STEP 3: EXFOLIATOR

Physical and chemical exfoliation help clean pores and slough off dead skin cells for visibly brighter skin. Regular exfoliation will also help other skin care products absorb and work more efficiently!

WHAT IT DOES

Cleans debris from pores and removes dead skin cells.

HOW TO & WHEN

1-2 times per week, focusing on your nose and the visible pores on your cheeks.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Black sugar

Salicylic acid

Lactic acid

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STEP 4: TONER

Toner are the ultimate prep product, removing any leftover residue form your cleansers while also repairing your skin's barrier to effectively absorb the moisturizers that follow. Your skin is like a sponge, it's more difficult to rehydrate it when it's dried up and hardened than when it's already a bit damp.

WHAT IT DOES

Balances moisture and pH levels.

HOW TO & WHEN

Use a cotton pad to swipe all across your face or pat gently into your skin using your hands.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Aloe

Citric acid

Licorice

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STEP 5: ESSENCE

Essences are lightweight and packed with a concentrated blend of hydrating, anti-aging and complexion-enchanting ingredients.

WHAT IT DOES

Hydrates and aids in skin cell turnover.

HOW TO & WHEN

Sprinkle into your hands and lightly pat into your face and neck.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Rice exact

Yeast

Hyaluronic acid

Birch juice

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STEP 6: TREATMENTS

Skin boosters, serums and ampoules are the ultimate skin perfectos. Packed with powerhouse ingredients, they target specific skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

WHAT IT DOES

Directly treats problematic areas.

HOW TO & WHEN

Gently tap into skin, focusing on areas affected by skin concern.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Tea tree

Vitamin C

Saybeans

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STEP 7: SHEET MASK

If essences are the heart of Korean skincare routine, then sheet masks are the soul. The key to sheet masks is the sheet, which when in prolonged contact with your face allows the skin to fully absorb the nutrients and moisture. Plus, they promote the quit, meditative ritual of relaxation.

WHAT IT DOES

Infuses your skin with concentrated essence.

HOW TO & WHEN

Smooth onto clean skin, lie back and relax for 15-20 minutes, then pat in excess essence.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Rose

Cucumber

Green Tea

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STEP 8: EYE CREAM

The skin around the eyes in the thinnest and most delicate on your face, and regularly using an intensive eye cream can keep dark circles, puffins and crow's-feet at bay. Eye creams are concentrated with beneficial ingredients and formulated to be extra gentle and non-irritating.

WHAT IT DOES

Hydrates and prevents dark circles, puffins and crow's-feet.

HOW TO & WHEN

Use your pinkie finger to gentle tap around the entire orbital bone, avoiding the water line. Keep in mind that you should never rub this area!

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Honey

Ginseng

Lily

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STEP 9: MOISTURIZER

They come in many forms (emulsion, lotion, gel, cream and sleeping mask) and seal in moisture to plump up skin and smooth fire lines.

WHAT IT DOES

Seal in moisture to plump up skin and smooth fire lines.

HOW TO & WHEN

Pat into your face and neck in the morning and night, every day.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Green tea

Snail mucin

Centella asiatica (cica)

Bamboo

Hyaluronic acid

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STEP 10: SUNSCREEN

You should always wear sun screen, even if you'll be inside most of the day. It's the easiest and most effective way to prevent premature aging and skin cancer! Sunscreen should be your last step so it can shield your skin without being diluted by additional products.

WHAT IT DOES

Protects the skin from damaging UV rays.

HOW TO & WHEN

Gently tap into your face and neck as the last step in your morning routine. Re-apply through the day.

INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Titanium dioxide

Zinc oxide

 

DO I NEED TO USE
ALL STEPS?

While we showcase all 10 steps of the Korean Skincare Routine, we recommend you select the steps that align with your personal skin goals.