Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Starting My Korean Skincare Journey

 Hi Makeup Maniacs!  Hope everyone is doing well :-) 

Over my 42 years, I have noticed many changes in my skin.  I always had dry skin on my body, but my earliest memories of the skin on my face are associated with oil.  I would use Noxzema, which was a deep cleansing cream.  Anyone out there remember using this stuff?  It actually still exists!

Noxzema Classic Clean Cream, Original Deep Cleansing 12  oz
The Noxzema was perfect for my oily skin at the time, but now that I am older, I suffer from sun damage, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.  I have been looking for a skincare regimen that would address all of my "concerns", as well as, be gentle on my now combination skin.
Having seen so many Korean skincare products come on the scene lately, I decided I would test out their practice of layering products, especially at night. However, I will be using a multi-step system in the morning as well.
Here is the 6-step MORNING routine I will be implementing:
1. Wash with a cream or foam cleanser - Skinfood Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanse
SKINFOOD Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser 130ml

2.  Tone using a gentle, moisturizing toner - TONYMOLY Floria Nutra-Energy Toner
TONYMOLY Floria Nutra-Energy Toner 145ml

3. Pat essence onto the skin - Missha Time Revolution Essence

Missha Time Revolution - The First Treatment Essence Mist 120ml

4. Pat an ampoule (or a serum) onto the skin - Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule Serum, 1.7 Ounce

5. Pat eye cream onto the delicate skin under & around eyes - Innisfree Eco Science Eye Cream

6. Moisturize and apply SPF by using a BB Cream - IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50

And if the morning routine looks daunting, here is the 10-step EVENING routine I will be trying out:
1. Wash with an oil cleanser to remove makeup - The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil
 The Face Shop - Rice Water Bright - Cleansing Light Oil - Facial Care
2. Wash with a cream or foam cleanser (yes, DOUBLE cleanse)
3. Exfoliate (2 times per week) - SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off 100g/Made in Korea
4. Tone
5. Essence

6. Ampoule

7. Use a tissue facial mask (2 times per week) - Dermal Korean Collagen Essence Full Face Mask Sheets
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack
8. Eye Cream

9. Moisturizer - Etude House Collagen Moistfull Emulsion
Global Shipping Etude House Collagen Moistfull Emulsion

10. Moisturizing nighttime sleep mask - SUM 37 Waterfull Timeless Moisturizing Cream
KOREAN COSMETICS, LG Household & Health Care_ SUM37, Water Full Timeless Moisturizing Cream 50ml (Moisturizing, refreshing) [001KR]

Has anyone tried these methods?  If so, what were the results?  Let me know in the comments section and stay tuned for MY results, that I will be blogging about by the end of April!

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