Refine Your Beauty Routine With Skip-Care || The New K-Beauty Trend
There are several beauty rituals and products that we’ve adopted and have become mainstream for us but they were actually Korean imports; think sheet masks, cushion foundations, and essences. Their 10-step or 7-step system promises unparalleled healthy and glowing skin but let’s face it…it is super time consuming and the ability to commit falls drastically after a few weeks or even days! Enter Skip-Care. Skip-care, is just as the name implies, involves skipping unnecessary steps and identifying the essential ingredients for your skin for a simpler more streamlined skincare routine.
The Koreans won’t take it this easily however, and in an effort to simplify they have ingeniously created hybrid products that combine different ingredients targeting specific skin issues which would otherwise be found separately. Hydration in Korean beauty is key, so you will most likely find products that combine hydrating ingredients in addition to other problem-specific ingredients targeting hyper pigmentation for example. Laneige, which is a Korean brand by the way, created a new toner-moisturiser hybrid product called Cream Skin. This product feels like a toner and behaves like a moisturiser. It has a watery consistency yet it contains oil particles that are responsible for the hydration. Until this product becomes available there are other alternatives on the market.
This product is great for hydrating oily skin that tends to become dull and flaky as it provides water-based hydration, and it can replace your nightly moisturisers once or twice a week. Clinique offer a similar product.
The product below replaces cleansers and toners; it has rose extract and glycerin to hydrate and lactic and citrus acids to exfoliate.
The below product is a cleansing water, makeup remover, and since it’s made with tea tree oil it will also fight acne.
Prevent aging and stimulate collagen production with the below product.
To enhance glow while toning gently the below toner is plant-based and is perfect for balancing the skin.
If you want a do-it-all product, then this one’s to grab. It calms inflammation, stops pimples from appearing, and is great for hydration.
Another all-in-one product is this K-beauty award winner from 2015. It is deemed as a magical liquid that cleanses, tones, exfoliates, and hydrates due to its potent combination of willow bark, papaya, lavender and rose water.
Speed up collagen production, kill dark sports in their tracks, and blast hydration with the below cream.
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and infuse your undereye area with brightness and luminosity with the below cream.
A sunscreen that works as a highlighter? Yes! Last but not least is this amazing sunscreen that acts as a moisturiser and a highlighter that gives you an unprecedented glow, in addition to acting as a primer prepping the skin for makeup due to its amazing blend of hydrating chia seed extract, brightening niacinamide, and calming centella asiatica.