It might not be easy to understand the needs of your skin. Sometimes it needs extra hydration, the other day it looks a bit dull and irritated. Learn to feel and understand what your skin needs while I am introducing the best skin care products that have to be in your bathroom cabinet.
Do not forget what your skin routine should look like:
- Cleansing with foam (you might add some exfoliator as an additional step)
- Toning the skin with a toner
- Use a serum depending on what effect you need today
- Pick up your favorite mask (not necessarily)
- Apply a cream/lotion to provide hydration
- Finish with a sunblock.
A 6-steps skin routine for everyone
The first step in skin routing always has to be cleansing. No matter how tired you are, always clean the skin before going to bed.
Wash away makeup & impurities with the Real Fresh cleansing Foam by NEOGEN Dermalogy. The gentle cleansing foam helps brighten skin tone & deep clean clogged pore leaving skin clean, clear, refreshed & hydrated.
After cleansing up, your skin needs to reduce sebum/oil hidden inside the skin and to minimize pores. The Wash Up Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay Wash Off Pack by Goodal thoroughly and effectively purifies skin removing impurities giving your skin a refreshing finish.
An essence is a conductor to a moisturizer. It has to be used after a toner. The Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence by Cosrx provides intense hydration while repairing irritated skin from dry patches to acne scars. With 96% of Snail Secretion Filtrate, this essence keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day while revitalizing the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Your skin needs some vitamins. Every serum is featured with a complex of vitamins, minerals, and other helpful ingredients to give the skin maximum nutrition before using the moisturizer. It also works as a conductor to your cream/lotion.
The Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop by KLAIRS is safe and non-irritating to energize and rejuvenate the skin with the power of Vitamin C. This serum will clear up acne, acne scar, prevent breakouts and minimize pore. Perfect for dull skin.
Soothing gels provide extra hydration to the skin and can be used as a body moisturizer and also as a cream.
The Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel by BENTON contains aloe and propolis to hydrate, soothe the skin and provide anti-oxidation. The product mainly focuses on active soothing.
No matter how rainy it is outside, if you are going to spend some time out, always use sunblock.
The All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk EX SPF50+/PA+++ by MISSHA features with double layer UV blocking system that holds up strong to water and sweat. It stands up against sweat and water from water sports and other outdoor activities.
The first step after cleansing the skin is to use a toner. A toner's function is to complete the cleansing of your skin—removing the dust, pollution, and impurities that can still be lingering after washing with a cleanser. There are hydrating toners, calming and soothing toners, and astringent toners. The one we are going to talk about shooting and calming the irritated skin.
Fresh Calming Toner by LANEIGE
Plant-derived rich extracts instantly soothe skin, keeping it moisturized and healthy by strengthening the moisture barrier with deep seawater.
How to keep your skin hydrated with Laneige?
The Water Bank Moisture Cream contains optimal mineral water to restore and retain ideal hydration level and nourishing mango butter extract to repair skin’s natural barrier, helping prevent moisture loss. The cream strengthens and prolongs skin’s moisture all day.
The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask provides enough hydration overnight, so you wake up with lovely soft skin.
Give your lips apple lime and berry care with the Lip Sleeping Mask
- Apple Lime
Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Grapefruit Mix Complex. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
How To Use: apply generously and leave on overnight. Gently wipe skin clean with tissue or cotton pad the next morning.
A nutritious and moisturizing is formulated with Berry Mix Complex rich in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Helps eliminate dry, flaky dead skin on lips during the night. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid that builds a moisturizing film to seal inactive ingredients.
Saturate the skin with Propolis an Manuka Honey
The Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum by iUNIK infused with Propolis Extract and Centella Asiatica Extract to calm the skin. The serum helps the skin to be soothing, nourishing and revitalizing thanks to the propolis (70%) and hippophae rhamnoides fruit extracts (12%) included.
How to use: Use after toning and before face cream twice a day in the morning and at night. Be generous with it at night for skin treatment.
If you feel like adding some honey tonight, use the It's Real Squeeze Mask Manuka Honey by Innisfree after the serum. The mask features with a Juju green complex that consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchid keep your skin healthy. This triple-layered sheet has a long-lasting moisturizing effect on the mask so that the essence can be absorbed into your skin and nourish it.
A pack that leaves your skin hydrated by Innisfree
Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin is perfect to be a daily toner. The product delivers abundant hydration to dry and dull skin for a moist and revitalized-look.
Jeju Cherry Blossom Lotion
Jeju cherry blossom leaf extract tends the skin with clear and bright vitality. Natural betaine extracted from sugar beet cares the dry skin with ample moisture.
Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone Up Cream conveys light and natural tone-up effect to the skin and makes the skin look bright.
Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream
Natural betaine extracted from sugar beet cares the dry skin with ample moisture. The elastic jelly texture filled with moisture coats the dry skin with a moisturizing glow.
Deep Cleansing and Radiance Complexion Correcting with Caudalie
Your skin needs to get rid of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. Exfoliation is involved in all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels and has to be used once-twice a weel for a refreshing look.
Deep Cleansing Exfoliator has a cream texture infused with grapefruit, mint, and orange. The exfoliator purifies your skin and refines its texture without drying it out for clear, radiant skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting
This silky serum provides anti-oxidant and anti-aging action by stimulating collagen and elastin production. It will lighten dark spots in just 4 weeks. The serum will brighten and renew your skin leaving it truly radiant.
Perfect to use in combination with your sunscreen; this serum will encourage an even, longer-lasting tan.
Use morning and evening before your moisturizer.
Hydrate and Brighten The Skin
The Brightening Enzyme Water Cream by Tidal features with hyaluronic acid to plump up fine lines, papaya to enzyme exfoliate, and bird of paradise extract to lighten dark spots.
Although this is rich cream is marketed as a moisturizer, you can get maximum results by applying a thick layer of the cream before bed.
Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque by Aesop provides anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits because of the rosemary leaf oil, chamomile oil, and ginger root extract. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid, the Masque provides moisturizing of normal and dry skin types.
Dr. Jart+ Mask Pack
Dr. Jart Rubber Mask Pack It is a fun way to hydrate, tone-up, and brighten your skin. Chose the one for your needs or get the Rubber Mask Pack pack for the best result.
Rubber Mask Firming Lover (pink) soother & improves skin texture. The Firming Lover Rubber Mask tightens and liftens the skin by Firming wrapping system.
Rubber Mask Clear Skin Lover (grey). To tighten and deep cleanses pores use the Clear Skin Lover mask.
Rubber Mask Hydration Lover (blue) soothes and moisturizes dry skin. The Hydration Lover helps a lot if your skin needs extra hydration.
Rubber Mask Bright Lover (yellow). Need to brighten and sooth the skin? The Bright Lover mask illuminates skin with its Bright wrapping system.
Dr. Jart Firming Solution and Wrinkless Solution
Dr. Jart makes the best sheet masks for every need your skin craves. The Firming Solution and Wrinkless Solution Pack helps to lift, firm, and moisturize the skin with Bio-Peptide, coenzyme Q10, etc.
The Firming Solution: features with Bio-peptide, coenzyme Q10, and Beta-Glucan to enhance skin elasticity and corrects fine lines.
The Wrinkless Solution: helps to recover from moisture loss, Bio-peptide restores the appearance of healthy skin structure by supporting natural collagen and elastin synthesis.
Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Mask
You might have seen the funny-looking "coffee cup" by Dr.Jart+ before. There are a few types of masks that help your skin to look healthy.
Dr.Jart uses the same "rubber mask" technique found in high-end Korean spas to achieve equivalent high-performance results. The innovative cream-to-sheet formula penetrates the skin more deeply than a sheet mask to deliver the benefits your skin needs most quickly and effectively.
Soothing Mask (purple) For sensitive or redness-prone skin
- Redness and irritation
Brightening Mask Luminous shot (mint) for dull skin
- Dullness/uneven textured skin
- Dark spots
- Uneven skin tone
Contains vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and sea buckthorn fruit extract to a more even out skin tone, diminished darkness, and a revitalized appearance.
Hydro Mask (yellow) for dry, dehydrated skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
Thanks to the cocktail of Vitamin B5 (panthenol) and Expert Moist Complex, the Hydro Shot moisturizes and revitalizes the complexion.
Firming Mask (orange) Elastic shot for fatigued skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dullness/uneven texture.
The mask ampoule contains vitamin A (retinol) and OxyForce Cellular Active to help support natural collagen synthesis and elasticity to firm the appearance of sagging skin.
Vita Genic Jelly Mask Pack: Hydrating, Relaxing, Lifting, Whitening by Banobagi
Banobagi promises to take care of your skin with four types of masks that give your skin some extra help, and it takes only 15-20 minutes to see the result. The Jelly Pack includes lifting, hydrating, relaxing, and whitening masks. Each of them contains the unique liposome jelly that is specially formulated to deliver micro-nutrients into your skin, which allows for the fullest product absorption, deep into the skin's surface.
How to use: After completing the cleaning step, apply toner on your face. Then, put on the mask. Wait around 20 to 30 minutes then remove the mask, massage gently for better absorption of essence.
Whitening Jelly Mask with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an effective skin-brightener, along with the tangerine extract they give your skin a healthy complexion. As a result, you have a toned, luminous skin, glowing with health.
For dull skin tone and those who need to tone-up, and diminish dark spots and discoloration.
Vita Genic Relaxing Jelly Mask Vitamin B. The Vitamin V and Aloe Vera work together to hydrate sensitive and dry skin. The Relaxing mask soothes, protects, and hydrates your skin.
For irritated skin.
Vita Genic Hydrating Jelly Sheet Mask Vitamin E. The Hydrating mask features Oxygen Water and Vitamin E to instantly boost moisture and deeply nourish the skin for a radiant, dewy glow.
For skin that needs more hydration.
BNBG Vita Genic Lifting Jelly Sheet Mask Vitamin A. Contains Vitamin A and a biennial plant to assist in skin elasticity.
For skin that needs lifting, enhancement of skin vitality, and firming.
A set of useful sleeping masks for your skin
If I had a chance to use only masks for my skin routine, I'd be more than happy to reduce the number of other products. Sleeping masks are my favorite. What can be easier? Wash your face, apply all the products you need, and take your favorite mask to leave overnight. Wake up with fresh, hydrated skin.
SoonJung Sleeping Pack 5 Panthensoside by Etude House
The Sleeping Pack soothes sensitive skin and strengthens the moisture barrier during the night
Water Sleeping Mask by LANEIGE
The Water Sleeping Mask from LANEIGE for overnight skincare hydrates and brighten dull skin.
Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack by Innisfree
Need to soothe the skin, correct dark spots, brighten up dull skin tones, and refine uneven pore textures? Try the Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack by Innisfree to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
Aqua Recharging Sleeping Mask by Bera
Contains green tea extract to soothe and protect the skin from particulate matter. The Aqua Recharging Sleeping Mask delivers bountiful moisture overnight to relieve skin stress due to the beads packed with botanical oil quench.
Enriched Nutri Sleeping Mask by Mamonde
The Enriched Nutri sleeping mask contains evening primrose oil and nourishing capsules to provide intensive care of dry skin.
Eye patches to get a fresh look
When extra-help for tired eyes is needed or when you didn't sleep enough last night, try eye patches. There are many styles of eye patches for different needs, hydration, soothing, calming, brightening, etc.
Salmon Oil & Peptide Hydrogel Eye Patch by eyenlip
Contains vitamin A, E, D, and fatty acids to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging benefits. The eye mask repair damage to the skin barrier and moisturize the skin.
The Salmon Oil & Peptide Hydrogel Eye Patch also reduces pigmentation, wrinkles, and helps to improve the skin's moisture level, elasticity, and smoothness.
Give your skin a scent of rose with the body polish and hair oil
The Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish by Herbivore contains coconut oil and delicately floral Moroccan rose that leaves your skin soft and hydrated with a light scent of coconut and rose petals.
The Rose Hair & Body Oil by Ouai is a silicone-free fusion of nutrient-rich oils from all over the world. It is fast-absorbing, the multitasker repairs damage, illuminates hair and skin by restoring moisture.