Good day to all you Killer Queens out there 🌸
In my last post, I gave you all a break down of the intense, renowned, and multi-step Korean Skincare Routine that promises to unleash the best skin you could ever have. You can read up on that here 10-Step Korean Skincare
After lots and lots of careful research on Sokoglam.com, research and reviews from various beauty blogging forums, my own personal skincare needs, and my own personal budgeting for skincare products. I determined how and what I’m going to use.
For the past two weeks, I developed a very simple routine to prep me for some of the products I had bought from Sokoglam.com. Here’s my current routine:
1. Oil-based Cleanser
I picked up this oil Cleanser at Target from Burt’s Bees for 15.99. I thought this was initially pretty expensive but this was the only oil-based one I could find in stores! I have combination skin which means I’m oily in my T-zone and have fairly dry skin everywhere else on my face. I was kinda skeptical to use an oil Cleanser and then a water Cleanser because I was like ??? Is it REALLY worth it do both steps. Let me tell you, it is. This amazing. Just one pump is more than enough to clean off even water based mascara and eyeliner! It’s kinda a saving grace. Right from the start, I don’t have to repeatedly tug on my skin with a makeup wipe to get rid of all my makeup. You just message and lather it off! I highly would recommend this product to anyone. I would give this product an 9/10 mostly because of the slight scent that it has.
2. Water-Based Cleanser
I’ve been using this product for years now ! I never really experience pimples because of my skin type so instead I get plagued with blackheads. When I was a teenager, I used to get very large ones on my nose, corner of my lips, checks, and forehead. This product has always get them at bay for the most part. I still get them but not as bad and not nearly as many. Using this after the oil Cleanser has left my face feeling spotless. I feel like every inch of my face is clean and cool. After about a week and a half, I noticed that my nose wasn’t nearly as clogged and had fewer black heads on my cheeks. I would give this product an 8/10
To be completely honest with you guys, I bought a target brand toner because I had never really used one before! I wasn’t sure if it was going to be good for my skin or what. It was only like 2 dollars. However, when I use it, I can feel my skin get rid of impurities and unclogging. So, now that I know that even the cheapest toner can work wonders when implemented in a routine, I’m going to invest in a more personalized toner that’s right for me.
THIS product is the first Korean brand product that I’ve tried! It’s from Tony Moly, a beloved Korean cosmetics/skincare brand. They’ve been known for their incredibly kawaii packaging while delivering high-quality in their products. I have never used a moisturizer until this one! Honestly, it’s my favorite part of my routine now. It’s a moist cream that’s pretty watery because it’s made with 80% bamboo water (which is amazing for your skin). A little bit of product goes a LONG way. It cools and hydrates my face and makes my skin feel so soft and new. I definitely recommend this to ANYONE. It’s 23.00 and you can pick it up at Ulta. The price seems pretty steep at first but how it sinks into your skin and creates this hydrating barrier with such LITTLE product is amazing. This is definitely going to last for months ! This one gets a 10/10 and is always going to be a staple in my routine from now one.
Here’s what I’m going to be adding to my routine once my Sokoglam Haul comes in:
I have purchased two different types of wash off masks by Skinfood. I have heard nothing but the best for their Black Sugar Scrub and their Strawberry scrub! I’m super excited to give these a wirl and tell you guys about it!
I invested into the Missha First time Essence to see if it really does add revitalization to my skin and increase its turnover. Hopefully, it delivers !
I am super excited for these !!! I subscribe to Facetory where I get 4 sheetmasks a month for about 7 dollars which is a steal. I also purchased a set of 5 pore tightening masks from Manefit! I’ll talk more about that in another post.
Overall, having an actual skincare routine with the products I’ve been using has been amazing. I can already feel my skin feeling better because it’s unclogged and clean. My skin is the softest it’s ever been. I remember I skipped today’s because I wasn’t really noticing any difference but I was so wrong! Acne was already starting to form by the end of day two and when I started back on the routine, they were gone in days! If that’s just drugstore products, I can’t imagine how nicer, better products for your skin would work!
In my next post, I’ll talk more about sheet masks and how I like those products, fill you in on my September Ipsy bag, and a couple of other cosmetics!!