The Hungarian version is pretty popular, my readers find it helpful, so here it is, a shorter version in English. It’s easy to get caught up and order several packages when we first discover the world of Korean cosmetics. But actually the best thing you can do is wait: order the most important products and add more later when you know your skin better!
1. OIL CLEANSER
Oil cleansers don’t need introductsion anymore. With these, you can easily remove makeup, sunscreen, dirt etc. Use it on dry skin and wash it off with lukewarm water. Yes, for all skin types, even for oily skin!
♥ Elizavecca Natural 90% Olive Cleansing Oil TESZT || eBay LINK
Heimish All Clean Balm TESZT || eBay LINK
Nature Republic Forest Garden Chamomile Cleansing Oil TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ (Japanese) Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil TESZT || eBay LINK
2. FACE WASH
Everyone needs a gentle, low pH facial cleanser as well. Koreans love double cleansing and so do I! You’re skin will be perfectly clean! 🙂
PURITO Defence Barrier PH Cleanser TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser TESZT || eBay LINK
In my opinion, essences are very useful! It’s not the most important step but essences can make your skincare routine complete. They’re gentle, effective, you can probably say good bye to your dehydrated skin too and most of them have anti-aging benefits too.
♥ Huxley Secret of Sahara Essence: Brightly Ever After TESZT || LINK
♥ COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence TESZT || eBay LINK
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence TESZT || eBay LINK
Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist TESZT || eBay LINK
COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence TESZT || eBay LINK
It’s not the most exciting step in the skincare routine but moisturizers are very important, everyone needs one. Try to find one your skin loves, something that’s right for your skin type.
♥ Missha Near Skin Madecanol Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
MIZON Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Suboon Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ Cosrx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ Etude House True Relief Moist Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream TESZT || LINK
The most important thing when it comes to skin care! I know, it’s not fun to wear something heavy and sticky on your face, but sunscreens do SO MUCH! Protect your skin, please! There are very lightweight sunscreens in Korea and Japan too, most of them won’t leave a white cast, and there are so many inexpensive alternatives!
♥ Missha Near Skin Dustless Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++ TESZT || eBay LINK
A’Pieu Pure Block Natural Daily Sun Cream SPF45 PA+++ TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ Missha Time Revolution White Cure Blanc Sun Protector SPF 50+ PA+++ TESZT || eBay LINK
+1 FACE MASK
If you want something more, something fancy… You can use them a few times a week or as often as you want to.
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask TESZT || eBay LINK
COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ TOSOWOONG Mermaid Princess Aqua Refresh Black Mask TESZT || eBay LINK
Tosowoong Pure Propolis Mask TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ OST Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask TESZT || LINK
The Face Shop Real Nature Mask TESZT || eBay LINK
AHA & BHA Peels
I can’t live without AHAs anymore! 🙂 Chemical peels will always play an important role in your skincare routine later.
♥ COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ COSRX PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
Nakeup Face 10% AHA Scaling Cream TESZT || eBay LINK
Ampoules, serums can be very useful! Honestly, it is not easy to choose one, don’t bother if you are a complete beginner but if you know your skin type and you know what you need, ampoules and serums are fantastic!
♥ Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule TESZT || eBay LINK
Ciracle Vitamin ACE Sparkling Serum TESZT || eBay LINK
♥ BY WISHTREND Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum TESZT || LINK
PURITO Pure Vitamin C Serum TESZT || eBay LINK