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10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

Makeup Removal.
Oil cleanser: deep cleansing of pores, removing foundations and other silicon-based products.

Water-based cleanser: removing dirt, sweat, and water-based debris.

Exfoliating: chemical (peelings) or mechanical (scrubs) (removing dead skin cells, stimulating collagen production, improve blood circulation and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Toner: resets Ph level and provides basic hydration, prepares skin for further deeper hydration, otherwise face cream might be too heavy to absorb fully.

Essence, Serum, Ampoule: they are all about the same with a different concentration of active ingredients and thickness. Essence has the lowest % of active ingredients and a smaller thickness. Ampoule – the highest of both. These products are focusing on specific problems (usually 1 product for 1 problem). Hyperpigmentation, acne, tone dullness, aging.
Emulsion also called a lotion, is a lighter version of face cream. Ideal for people with oily skin who live in humid climates.

Face oils: similar to Essence/Serum/Ampoule, also designed for a specific problem and preparing skin for better absorbency of further products.

Moisturizing creamcan be used instead of, or together with emulsion and face oil.

Sheet Masks are material soaked in essence or serum, gives skin immediate hydration. Sheet material stops the essence from evaporating, allowing the maximum absorbency. They can be used before going to bed or before going out (as preparation for makeup).

The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine - Monalisa Korean Beauty Shop