If you’re delving into skin care for the first time, a dizzying 10-step routine may be overwhelming or even discouraging. Taking good care of your skin need not feel like a chore! So, where to actually start? A quick tip is to layer the products starting from the lightest to the thickest consistency. When layered in succession, this prepares skin for better absorption which yields maximum results. Now, let’s break it down to the basics!
NEOGEN Green Tea Real Fresh Cleansing Stick, P900, BeautyMNL
To start the essential double cleanse—a cleansing oil followed by a gentle cleanser—Neogen’s award-winning Cleansing Stick breaks down impurities and effectively removes makeup. Star ingredient green tea detoxifies skin while subsiding inflammation. Best part is that it’s conveniently packaged in a travel-friendly tube!
COSRX Good Morning Gel Cleanser, P540, BeautyMNL
The low pH, gentle cleanser from CosRX is a cult-fave for good reason. It thoroughly cleanses skin without stripping it off its natural oils. This also whisks away the leftover debris your cleansing oil might have missed out. With tea tree oil, this is also perfect for acne-prone skin!
SON & PARK Beauty Water, P1269, Althea
Beauty Water is every Korean celebrity makeup artist’s must-have. The multitasking product works beautifully as a toner, resetting the skin’s pH levels while leaving skin hydrated. It also acts as a cleansing water, a gentle exfoliator and a facial mist. With papaya extracts and willow bark, it even brightens skin over time!
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NATURE REPUBLIC Super Aqua Max Watery Cream, P680, Shop Pibu
A moisturizer locks in all the previous steps while providing long-lasting moisture. With three variants catering to every skin type, Nature Republic’s Super Aqua Max Watery Cream absorbs quickly into skin and won’t leave you a greasy mess!
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INNISFREE Orchid Eye Cream, P1200, Shop Pibu
Our undereye area is the most delicate part of our face, which means it needs extra TLC. Don’t scrimp on your eye cream, ladies! The Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream effectively smoothes out fine lines and combats wrinkles. Don’t forget to gently tap the product with your finger!
MISSHA Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50/PA+++, P740, Althea Korea
Missha's superstar product is a great pick for a non-greasy, lightweight sunscreen that doesn't have that pesky white cast. Makeup sits beautifully on top of it, too. Don't neglect this step since exposure to sun rays is the fastest way to age your skin!