Korean Skincare

KOREAN SKIN CARE ROUTINE

Koreans are known for their porcelain, smooth, and glowing skin, which is achieved through a unique 10 step skin care regimen. The Korean skin care routine is now a global phenomenon as people are trying to achieve healthy, smooth skin that’s rooted in Korean culture. What’s their secret? Along with a rigorous routine, Koreans focus on having the right skincare products with potent ingredients.

Discover our easy 10 step Korean skin care routine. Give your skin the love it needs with our daily beauty regimen.


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#1

REMOVE MAKEUP EASILY WITH OIL CLEANSER

The first part of any Korean skin care routine is to use a targeted oil cleanser specific to your skin type. Use one of innisfree’s oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and excess oils. Whether you have dry skin that needs quenched or oily skin that needs a deep cleansing, we have a Korean oil cleanser that is designed to meet your needs. Choose from our two popular Korean Cleansing Oils: Refreshing Cleansing Oil for a deep cleanse or the Hydrating Cleansing Oil that’s great for dry skin.

How to: Apply onto your dry face to gently melt away makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water.

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#2

CHOOSE A TARGETED KOREAN CLEANSER

For this step, choose a cleanser that’s tailored to your skin type whether you have aging skin, oily skin, or dry,thirsty skin. Check out our Korean cleansing foams tailored to your unique skin concerns like the Hydrating Cleansing Foam, Pore Clearing Facial Foam, or Clarifying Facial Foam.

How to: Apply onto your dry face to gently melt away makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water.

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#3

EXFOLIATE TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS

By removing dead skin cells with an effective exfoliant, you can reveal a visibly brighter, more youthful appearance! Regular exfoliation is an important part of any Korean skin care routine.

Innisfree has a number of scrubs, gommages and peels designed to slough off dead skin cells. Our Pore Clearing Facial Scrub Foam has jeju volcanic clusters and is designed to absorb excess oil and impurities from pores. For acne prone skin, try our Blemish Care Pads featuring bija seed oil. For a deep exfoliating mask, use our Refining Gommage Mask with green barley, which is ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin.

How to: Gently exfoliate 2-3 times per week. Focus on areas with visible pores like your t-zone and cheeks.

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#4

USE A KOREAN TONER

While toners are often overlooked in any skin care regimen, they are an important step in any Korean skin care routine. Toners prep your skin for serums and treatments, while removing any leftover residue from your cleaners. A good quality Korean toner will balance your skin’s moisture and pH levels.

We have a number of Korean toners that are designed to target your specific skin type. Our Watery-gel toner, like our Balancing Toner, replenishes skin with lightweight hydration. If your thirsty skin is in need of serious hydration, check out our Intensive Hydrating Toner with green tea seed.

How to: Use a cotton pad to apply toner to help prep your skin to absorb additional products used after.

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#5

APPLY A KOREAN ESSENCE

Essences are a key step to any Korean skin care routine. Korean essences are packed with lightweight liquid hydrators and boast a blend of hydrating, anti-aging and complexion-enhancing ingredients. It’s recommended that the Korean essence is applied after cleansing and toning, before applying your moisturizer.

Innisfree’s Youth-Enriched Fluid with Orchid is a multi-tasking essences formulated with Jeju Orchid. It’s potent ingredients target the signs of aging to help visibly strengthen, firm, smooth, and brighten the look of skin. If you are looking to improve your skin’s firmness, brightness, tone, and smoothness, try our Firming Energy Essence. This multi-tasking serum packs a punch with its antioxidant-rich Fermented Jeju Soybean Extract and Oil to reveal radiant, youthful skin.

How to: Use twice daily as part of your Korean skin care routine. Pour out one to two drops and warm up the product in your hands. Smooth the product onto your entire face while patting it into your skin.

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#6

KOREAN TREATMENTS AND SERUMS

Korean serums are packed with powerhouse ingredients to target specific skin concerns whether you have oily skin, fine lines and signs of aging, or hyperpigmentation. These treatments are designed to directly treat problem areas.

For example, if you are concerned with sagging, loose skin, try our Firming Energy Neck Cream with Fermented Soybean. Worried about your under eye area? Try our 9 Solutions Eye Cream to fight the signs of aging or Intensive Hydrating Eye Roll-On with green tea seed to wake tired eyes.

How to: Use twice daily as part of your Korean skin care routine. Pour out one to two drops and warm up the product in your hands. Smooth the product onto your entire face while patting it into your skin.

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#7

RELAX WITH A SHEET MASK

Sheet masks are popular in Korean culture because they allow the potent skin care ingredients to fully absorb into the skin. It’s also a great way to relax!

Our single-use Korean beauty sheet masks are designed to treat problem areas whether you want to hydrate, firm, brighten, or refine the look of skin. We love our Skin Solution Solutions Masks which are incredibly affordable and portable.

How to: Smooth onto your skin and relax for 15-20. Rub the excess product into your skin.

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#8

PAT ON EYE CREAM

The skin around your eyes needs extra attention as it is the thinnest and most delicate on your face. Common concerns around the eye area include dark circles, puffiness, crow’s-feet, and signs of aging.

Innisfree’s targeted eye creams are formulated with concentrated ingredients from Jeju Island to fight the signs of aging.

How to: Use our ring finger to gentle tap around the entire under-eye area, avoiding the water line.

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#9

APPLY MOISTURIZER

Moisturizer is an essential part to the Korean skin care regimen as it seals in moisture and plumps up skin. When used daily, moisturizer can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your skin.

Innisfree’s nourishing moisturizers are made for all skin types. Try our Intensive Hydrating Soft Balm for dry, thirsty skin, or our Balancing Cream with green tea, which is ideal for combination and oily skin. Explore our moisturizers to find the right one for your skin!

How to: Apply moisturizer to your skin morning and night.

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#10

SUN PROTECTION

Notice how Korean’s have beautiful, glass-like skin? Their secret is being religious with sun protection. SPF is the best way to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen should be your last step so it can shield your skin without being diluted by additional products.

Innisfree has non-greasy, easy to wear formulas to make wearing UV protection easy.

How to: Apply moisturizer to your skin morning and night.

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