Beauty Talk: 9 TIPS TO NAIL KOREAN SKINCARE

 

Caroline, A Style Journey

Anyone else in the need of some proper skin-fixing these days? To be honest we’re always on the look for new skincare products (because we love testing), but there’s something special about fall and something even more special about these products, which we’ve been curious about for way(!) too long. 

We’re obviously talking about K-skincare and have been lucky enough to have a chat with the devoted and skillful owner of Skin Secret – a K-beauty imperium by Sanja Myrås.

We asked her about her favorite products, tips, tricks – and of course how to travel with this rutine!

1. WHY K-BEAUTY?

Korean skincare has become a crucial part of my everyday life and that for plenty of reasons: After 15 years of skincare testing (and failing a lot!) I finally found something that actually worked! They also provide the most innovative yet sensitive and natural products I’ve tried. Last, but not least I also like how the skincare rutine makes me feel; it’s a time when I can relax and take some time for myself after a long day. 

2. WHO SHOULD USE IT AND WHY?

Absolutely everyone! It’s a secret (thereby the stores name Skin Secret) everyone should know about. The hard part really is not to get addicted, because it really gives results and there’s so much to choose amongst! As I often put it: Once you try Korean skincare, you never go back.

3. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT FOR GLOW?

It’s hard to pick one, but I think I’m From Honey Mask. It’s a beautiful spa mask which contains 37% natural honey. The result is baby skin with an even and glowy finish.

4.WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT FOR OILY SKIN?

Definitely COSRX One Step Original Clear Pads. These pads have changed my skin dramatically and I’ve gone from troubles with red, irritated skin with imperfection and dryness till even, soft and hydrated skin. Besides that, the double cleanser (first oil to remove makeup, then a water based cleanser to work deeper) have really changed my skin quality.

5. WHAT’S THE BEST PRODUCT FOR SWOLLEN EYES?

ATM: COSRX Honey Ceramide Eye Cream. This has a cooling effect and hydrates on a deep level.

6. WE’VE HEARD THAT K-BEAUTY MEANS (AT LEAST) 10 STEPS… HOW MANY STEPS ARE NEEDED FOR EFFECT?

Ten steps aren’t necessarily a must to get that dream skin, but a good skin routine both day and night is essential. I would recommend at least 5 steps where you include: oil cleanser, water based cleanser, toner, essens, a nurturing serum, a rich moisturizing cream, and don’t forget sun screen at any time of the year. Remember UV stands for 80% of aging!

7. LET’S SAY YOU WAN’T TO TAKE IT ALL OUT AND GO FOR 10 STEPS+, HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?

I use about 7-10 minutes, if I skip the sheet mask and rather choose a revitalizing sleeping mask. In the mornings I usually skip the mask and rather apply two layers of moisturizing cream and sunscreen.  

8. WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE YOURSELF ATM?

I’m doing ten steps, where I’m using:

1.Oil cleans: BOOM DE AH DAH Pure Cleansing Oil

2.Waterbased cleans: COSRX Salicylic Gentle Daily Cleanser

3.Water toner: TIA’M Vita B5 toner

4.Exfoliating: COSRX One Step Original Clear Pads

5.Essens: I’M FROM Mugwort Essence

6.Serum: TIA’M C-Source Serum

7.Eyecream: Klavuu Pearlisation eye cream 

8.Moisturizing cream: MAKE P:REM Safe Relief Cream

9.Sun screen: Klavuu UV City Defencer

10.Sheet mask: the new from Jumiso and I also use our I’m From spa mask a couple of days a week. 

9. SO TO THE BIG QUESTION: HOW DO ONE TRAVEL WITH K-BEAUTY? DO YOU BRING ALL 10 PRODUCTS OR PICK OUT SOME KEY ONES?

I try to bring all steps, as my skin feels so great when I do. But a good tip is simply to pour them over in a travel size bottle and mark them step 1,2,3++ I also pack a lot of sheet masks, which are easy to use on the go when your skin needs a boost. They weigh almost nothing and are super-efficient!

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