A Guide To The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

guide to the 10 step korean skincare routine

A 10-product routine can sound a little overwhelming, but after years of fine-tuning, the 10-Step Skincare Routine has become a Korean beauty hallmark. From deeply but gently cleansing to replenishing your skin with the essential minerals and vitamins it needs, the 10-step routine is more than just a self-care ritual, it’s a lifestyle.

First of all though, it’s important to note that all 10 steps aren’t completely necessary to do every day, twice a day. For example, you won’t need to apply your SPF at night, and exfoliation should be kept between one to two times per week to avoid irritating your skin.

In today’s post, we’ll be giving you a guide to the 10 step Korean skincare routine and discussing the benefits.

What are the benefits of the 10 step Korean skincare routine?

Following the Korean skincare 10-step routine helps you to thoroughly cleanse your skin and remove any impurities that might be lingering. It also allows you to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin with the essential ingredients it needs to keep it looking and feeling its best. Not to mention, the 10-step routine is a great part of your daily self-care regime. Taking a little time out each morning and evening to properly care for your skin will have you seeing a huge difference in not only the health of your skin, but your wellbeing, too.

How to do the 10 step Korean skincare routine

In today’s post, we’ll be introducing you to some of the products that you could use as a part of your Korean beauty routine. Remember: you should always introduce new skincare products slowly to ensure that your skin isn’t irritated by sudden changes. It also helps you to single out any product that might be causing your skin to react.

Step 1: Oil Cleanse - Dermalogica Precleanse

To start your routine, it’s time to oil cleanse!

Unleash your skin's radiance with this deep-cleansing oil. Working to dissolve makeup, impurities, and even stubborn sunscreen, the formula also tackles excess oil, environmental toxins, and leftover product buildup, leaving your skin refreshed.

Step 2: Water Based Cleanse - Medik8 Clarifying Foam

For step two, it’s time for a water-based cleanse.This clarifying foam tackles dirt, oil, impurities, and even stubborn makeup without drying your skin out.

This lightweight, gentle formula is perfect for problem skin. It exfoliates and cleanses, leaving your skin feeling cool, refreshed, and thoroughly purified. The best part? It won't irritate or strip away your skin's natural defenses.

Step 3: Exfoliate - Bondi Sands Glow Dust Gentle Exfoliating Powder

Use this step one to two times per week to avoid irritating your skin. 

This magic Glow Dust is your secret weapon for a brighter, clearer complexion. Gentle enough for even sensitive skin, this exfoliating powder contains salicylic acid, papaya enzymes, and pineapple to buff away dead skin cells, revealing a radiant, healthy glow. Plus, it leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft.

Step 4: Toner - Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Toning Toner with Hyaluronic Acid & Mild PHAs 

A K Beauty essential, this versatile toner is suitable for all skin types. Enriched with calming centella asiatica extract, gentle exfoliating PHA, and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it moisturises and soothes your skin.

Perfect for eliminating sebum, dead skin cells, and impurities without causing any irritation, this Skin1004 toner brightens your skin and diminishes visible signs of ageing, leaving your complexion revitalised and glowing.

Step 5: Essence - VENN Skincare Synbiotic  Defense Mist

Clinically tested to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours, this refreshing, microbiome-friendly essence helps to improve your skin’s barrier function and restore compromised skin with its combination of probiotics and prebiotics.

Tone and refine the appearance of pores, whilst soothing and brightening your skin, and reducing the appearance of imperfections.

Step 6: Serums/Ampoules - VENN Skincare Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster

This innovative Probiotic Cica Complex Biome Booster uses VENN’s proprietary combination of probiotics and prebiotics to help balance your skin’s micro biome.

With 21,500ppm of key Cica actives, your skin will be soothed, and your skin barrier function supported.

Step 7: Sheet Masks - BEAUTYPRO HYALURONIC ACID Hydrating Sheet Mask

Pamper your skin with a spa-like experience at home! This ultra-hydrating mask, made with eco-friendly bamboo fibers, nourishes your skin with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and flush out toxins.

Chamomile soothes irritation and reduces puffiness for a clear, refreshed complexion, whilst wild rose adds a touch of rejuvenation, leaving your skin with a youthful glow.

This sheet mask comes in fully biodegradable packaging that breaks down quickly, leaving no microplastics behind. Toss it in your regular bin, recycling, or even your compost bin!

Step 8: Eye Cream - Uriage Eau Thermale Water Eye Contour Cream 

Wake up tired eyes and help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing. This eye cream, infused with Uriage Thermal Water, intensely hydrates and reduces puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines.

It smooths dehydration lines and strengthens your skin's natural barrier for a refreshed, wide-awake appearance. This nourishing formula works wonders! It creates a moisturising veil that plumps and energises your delicate under-eye area, leaving you looking radiant.


Step 9: Moisturiser - FILORGA OXYGEN-GLOW Smoothing and Radiant Face Cream

This luxurious cream smooths, plumps, and evens your skin tone for a flawless, radiant complexion. Packed with powerful ingredients like nasturtium extract, hyaluronic acid, and L-enzyme, it corrects imperfections and boosts radiance right away.

The silky cream delivers visible results after just one use, leaving you with a youthful, fresh-faced look.

Step 10: Sunscreen - Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ 50ml

This lightweight SPF50+ water sun cream glides on smoothly, leaving no white cast behind.

Perfect for dry skin, it's packed with hydrating bamboo water and calming centella asiatica extract to keep your skin feeling refreshed and protected all day long.

The water sun cream leaves a beautiful, radiant finish that you'll love.

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Medik8 Clarifying Foam

Thoroughly removes dirt, oil, impurities and make-up as well as unclogging pores but without ever drying the skin.

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VENN Skincare Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster

The innovative Probiotic Cica Complex Biome Booster uses VENN’s proprietary combination of probiotics and prebiotics to help balance your skin’s micro biome. 

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Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ 50ml

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