This FAQ section answers some common questions about Korean Skincare, Cosmetic, and Beauty products. This page gets updated on a regular basis so please check back to see new content, or submit your own question about K-Beauty!
How long the routine take? 10 steps sound very time consuming.
Surprisingly, the full routine does not take much more time than your regular routine. If you are not doing a sheet mask, all the additional steps should not take you longer than 5 minutes.
And if you are doing a sheet mask, it’s a perfect opportunity to take 15 minutes to relax and put your feet up 🙂
Which step is the most important?
Most would agree that sunscreen should be the number one step to implement in any skincare routine.
If this is something you already do, then the answer will differ depending on your skin type and lifestyle. For someone who wears foundation on a day-to-day basis, an oil cleanser would probably be the most beneficial addition. For someone with dehydrated skin, the addition of a hydrating toner or essence would probably make the biggest difference.
What if I don’t want to commit to spending money on a full 10-step routine? What if I find out it’s not for me?
That’s a perfectly valid question and we have a whole section of solutions just for you! You can try our 10-step sample kits, mini 10-step kits, or sheet mask kits. They will give you a chance to try out a routine for a week or two and decide if it’s for you. Even if you find out it’s not, you might find one or two steps or products that are beneficial!
Do I need to follow all the steps?
The short answer? No.
There are fundamentals upon which the routine is built, and these differ depending on who you ask — but double cleansing, sunscreen, and toner and essence are usually on the list. You do not need to do every step to see benefits.
You can see the benefits of the different steps here.
Do I need to do all the steps in the morning and evening?
Again, the short answer is no.
You can choose to do a full routine depending on when you have more time. It’s perfectly okay to do a full routine in the evening and do a reduced one in the morning (foam cleanser, toner, moisturiser, sunscreen).
One thing to bear in mind is that actives (ingredients containing Retinol, Vitamin C, AHA & BHAs etc., are best used at night as they make your skin more sensitive to the sun, and thus more susceptible to UV damage). You should always wear sunscreen when using actives, no matter which time of day you apply them.
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