As the cofounder, esthetician, and curator behind Soko Glam and the skincare content site The Klog, I'm passionate about scouring Seoul for the latest and greatest innovations and bringing them to the U.S. so that your skin will see results.
Routines are everything, especially in times of stress. Taking a moment to center yourself, go for a walk, or commit to an at-home workouts are all ways to help keep calm and focused during this global health crisis we're all facing. And of course, don’t neglect your skin—this is the perfect time to treat your skincare routine like a much-needed self-care moment. While you're at home, instead of rushing through your regimen like you're running out the door, spend some extra time massaging your cleanser, serums, and moisturizers into your skin. Let your skincare routine serve as a ritual.
You can also use products that will not only brighten your complexion but will brighten your spirits as well. So whether you’re looking for a new routine completely or a new way to enhance your existing one, these K-beauty favorites of mine are must-haves for any at-home routine.
This mild daily cleansing balm-to-oil is the perfect way to nourish your skin, while also refining the texture and tightening the appearance of pores. It’s packed with sesame milk and sunflower oil to ensure a radiant complexion!
This is one of my absolute favorites! Not only does it deep clean and brighten the skin, it also has the optimal pH level to help balance the skin. Using licorice extract to give a luminous glow and green tea extract to help calm and reduce hyperpigmentation, this toner will help the rest of the products in your routine absorb much better.
Mediheal continues to be a K-beauty favorite in the mask department. This 10-pack of masks will clear blemishes, calm inflammation, and smooth the skin. With willow bark to exfoliate, rosemary to purify, and tea tree oil to target breakouts, this mask will quickly become a go-to in your routine.
I look for moisturizers that are not only highly efficacious but envelope your skin in moisture. This light-as-air skincare experience is infused with a Tri-Tide Peptide Complex, which provides a gentle tide of hydration for supple and firm skin. Its innovative lightweight texture perfectly complements the cocktail of skin fortifying ceramides, brightening niacinamide, and calming hibiscus plant extracts for the dreamiest skin ever.
No routine would be complete without SPF, even if the sun exposure you’re getting is indoors through a window! This 3-in-1 essence with SPF 30 hydrates with African walnut oil and soothes inflammation with with Aloe leaf extract. Infused with pink micro-pearls to brighten and even out skin tone, this essence can be thrown on at the end of your routine to help give skin a luminous finish while defending against harmful UV rays.
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