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Why The 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine Is A Lie | Ep 01

January 13, 2021

Why The 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine Is A Lie | Ep 01

Why The 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine Is A Lie | Ep 01

To start off, we’re exploring a topic that is slightly controversial – why the 10 Step Korean Beauty Routine is a lie.

In today’s episode, we’ll discover where the concept originated, what the “steps” of the 10 Step Routine are supposed to involve, and what to focus on instead when getting started with K-Beauty.

Topics Discussed In “Why The 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine Is A Lie | Ep 01”

  • 10 Steps of Korean skincare was a term coined by an American marketer.
  • The truth is that although Korean beauty routines are multi-step there is no such thing as one “10 step routine“ that all Korean women follow.
  • Women’s skincare routines are as varied as they are – some people tend more towards the minimalist side and some people use multiple steps of skincare.
  • What IS true is that a typical Korean skincare routine does contain many more steps than a typical western routine but that’s also changing a lot these days too.
  • What does the “10 Step Routine” look like?
  • It goes a bit like this: a balm or oil cleanser (1), a foaming cleanser (2), an exfoliant (3), a toner (4), an essence (5), an ampoule or serum (6), a sheet mask (7), an eye cream (8), a moisturizer (9), and then either a thicker night cream or sleeping mask or an SPF (10).
  • Don’t let the idea of a 10 Step Routine turn you off K-Beauty
  • The easiest way to find the best skincare routine for your skin is to try out some different products and routines and see which fits you best.
  • Whether it’s a 10 Step Routine or a simpler one there is no one-size-fits-all approach in either K-Beauty or skincare generally.

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"The easiest way to find the best skincare routine for your skin is to try out some different products and routines and see which fits you best."

- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show podcast

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