Beauty & Hair
10-Step Skincare: Necessary or Nah?
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In recent years, Korean Beauty (K-beauty for short) products and beauty routines have become super popular here in the states. K-Beauty is focused on skin health, hydration and sun protection (they likes to keep it perfectly porcelain over there) and while I definitely enjoy playing in makeup, homegirl is creeping up on 40 so I’m putting more focus on nourishing my skin so it looks bomb without make-up too. One of the things I’ve been most curious about is their 10-step skin care regimen.
Here are the 10 K-Beauty Steps:
- Makeup remover or oil cleanser
- Water-based cleanser
- Ampoule, Booster or serum
- Eye cream
- Either a thick night cream, sleeping mask or an SPF
Now listen… I may be bougie AF but I’m also pretty low maintenance. I looked at these steps and was like… NOPE.
I couldn’t tell you the difference between an essence and a serum nor could I tell you why you need either of them. But like I said… she creeping up on 40. So, when my friends at Pixi Beauty sent me their entire line of Rose-infused skintreats, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to give this multi-step routine thing a try.
Pixi Rose Infused Skintreats Steps:
*Shoutout to my 11-year-old for being my photographer ❤
Step 1. Remove Makeup
Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths: I haven’t worn makeup since I got this collection so I can’t really say how well these work to remove makeup but I have used them as a quick on-the-go cleanser and they worked well for that.
Step 2. Cleanse
Rose Cream Cleanser: This cleanser is super mild which is nice for my uber dry skin. Even though there were no suds, my face felt nice and clean after using this.
Step 3. Tone
Rose Tonic: I feel like if the cleanser missed anything, this toner picks up the slack.
Step 4: Hydrate
Rose Caviar Essence: I still can’t tell you what the heck an essence is but I can say with confidence that I really like the way this product makes my skin feel.
Step 5. Boost
Rose Flash Balm: If I thought I was confused about the essence, I’m even more befuddled by this balm. I’ve only used it once (as a mask) because I’m not really sure how or where in the process this fits in.
Step 6. Moisturize
Rose Ceramide Cream: This is a yummy smelling moisturizer that is light enough to wear under makeup and the perfect companion to the rose oil when not wearing makeup.
Step 7. Nourish
Rose Oil Blend: Before this, I’d been using sweet almond oil as my nighttime oil/moisturizer. I quit that. I love this. That’s all.
Step 8. Set
Makeup Fixing Mix: Again, I haven’t worn makeup since I got this package so I haven’t used this one yet but I’ll report back when I do.
Step 9. Glow
Rose Glow Mist: I’ve used this for daytime after moisturizing and nourishing. I love the dewy finish. No makeup needed.
I’m not even about to lie and say that I’m going to incorporate all these steps into my regimen. I’m aint LOL
I’ll continue to use the cleanser on no makeup days and I like the toner (their Glow tonic will always be the OG though). The real winners for me have been the Caviar Essence, Ceramide Cream, and Rose Oil Blend… all the things that impart moisture. I had no idea how dry my skin was until it was properly moisturized. I can’t stop touching my face and telling people how ‘supple’ my skin is 🙂 .
So tell me: How many steps are in your skincare regimen? Would you try a 10-step routine?