When I first introduced the 10-step Korean Skin Care Routine on Elle and Into The Gloss, there were as many skeptics as there were believers. Totally understandable. Ten steps in a skin care routine sounds a little cray-cray and frankly something reserved only for the beauty obsessed.
Skeptics or no, I personally saw the results of using a multi-step Korean skin care routine (and Dave did too!), so I put together the official Soko Glam 10-Step Korean Skin Care Set for people to try. Slowly but surely many began to actually take a chance on this set—even those who’ve never even thought of using anything more than a moisturizer.
Since then, I’ve been tracking the reviews for the original set and I’ve got to say, I am SO thrilled about the amazing feedback we’ve gotten! In fact, I’ll share some of my favorite reviews for you here:
Best skincare products I have ever used!
If you are a skeptic read me
I always worry about using new stuff on my face. I have really sensitive skin and even mild stuff can leave my face red and flaky. I actually had that problem with starting all of these products at once, but it was a lot less than I'm used to and the redness stopped after two days and the flaky-roughness stopped in a week. I have never had these problems clear up so fast and this routine is amazing just for that. My skin has also cleared up a bit and it looks smoother and healthier. I've only been using the stuff for a week and a half and I'm really looking forward to what prolonged use of this routine does for my skin.
Never going back
Okay, the reviews were pretty long—but reading them gave me straight-up chills and I had to share!
However, despite all the glowing reviews I just shared with you, I’m not going to say this means you will see the same exact results. Skin care is trial and error. I think the main takeaway from all these people trying the 10-step set is that they chose to take the opportunity to treat their skin right—by cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating and providing nutrients to their skin on a daily basis—when they otherwise may not have.
Now I want to take that to the next level. Many of you have asked me to create 10-Step Korean Skin Care Sets for different skin types, and I listened! I’ve put my skin school education to use and carefully curated specific products to treat your skin the way it needs to be treated. Now, you can get sets specifically for your oily, dry, or normal/combination skin type here.
You’ll notice that ingredients and formulas are carefully catered to each of these skin types. The normal/combination products will help regularly maintain your skin.
If you're dry in some spots and oily in others, the combination skin set will help balance you out.
The set for oily skin features ingredients that will help keep your oil in check...
... And the dry set contains emollient formulas to help your skin hold in moisture.
To help you get the most out of them, I want to set the record straight on some of the most common questions I get about the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine:
1. Do I have to use 10 steps every day?
You can, but of course you don’t have to! 10 steps really signifies the different skin care steps you can take in total, but it’s not necessary to do each and every step morning and night. For example, unless you are Marty McFly and you have a Delorean to travel back in time (or Hermione Granger with a Time Turner), sheet masking and exfoliation are steps you likely won’t have time to do every day.
As for me, I usually do six to seven steps on the daily. When I’m rushing out of the apartment to tackle the day, sometimes that number drops to four. I add a sheet mask or exfoliate about twice a week. Also, if you don’t have concerns about fine lines or brown spots, you may not need a targeted treatment like an eye cream or serum.
2. Must I use only Korean products?
No, of course not! Even Korean women love their Lancome and their La Mer. However, I do tend to hear feedback from people that in general Korean skin care products are more gentle, hydrating than products they’ve used before. I discussed this with an AmorePacific R&D specialist and he mentioned Korean people tend to identify as having sensitive skin, so cosmetic companies in Korea seriously consider this when formulating their skin care products.
Again, it is all about YOUR skin and what YOUR skin needs. I hope these new skin type-specific sets will help you get healthy, glowing skin and you love them! Let me know what you think after you’ve had a chance to try.
What is your current skin care routine like? I’d love to hear your routine and the products you use and what has worked for you or things you’re looking to improve. Comment below!