Joo
Joo
Combination/Sensitive Skin
,
Seoul, South Korea
Routine
“I'm a Korean dermatologist and my skin is prone to acne and rosacea. I focus on strengthening the skin barrier to prevent the recurrence and deterioration of such symptoms. I only use serums which are guaranteed by the academics or papers.”
Routine
“I'm a Korean dermatologist and my skin is prone to acne and rosacea. I focus on strengthening the skin barrier to prevent the recurrence and deterioration of such symptoms. I only use serums which are guaranteed by the academics or papers.”
  • Pond's-Lip & Eye Make-up Remover
    STEP
    1
    pond's lip & eye make-up remover
    I apply this to a cotton pad and press against my eyes for 10 seconds each to gently remove my eye make-up. It's easy for wrinkles to form here so gentle touch is truly key!
  • Manyo Factory-Pure Cleansing Oil
    STEP
    2
    manyo factory pure cleansing oil
    I use 3~4 pumps of this, warm it up in my hands, and gentle spread all over my face.
  • Zeroid-Foaming Cleanser
    STEP
    3
    zeroid foaming cleanser
    I like this cleanser a lot because it comes out foamy and cloudy, which is easy to apply on my face. It contains ceramides with no irritating ingredients, so this is a super gentle option.
  • Mad Hippie-Vitamin C Serum
    STEP
    4
    Personally, I have not been applying any toners because I believe it's an unnecessary step with more potential for irritation in my skin care. At night, I like to apply Vitamin C serums to combat free radicals that happen during the day. This is a particularly great one when I'm feeling sensitive. It contains a type of vitamin C called sodium ascorbyl phophate which is not as acidic (has a higher pH level) as other types, so it's better for those who are more sensitive.
  • SkinCeuticals-CE Ferulic® with 15% L-ascorbic acid
    STEP
    5
    skinceuticals ce ferulic® with 15% l-ascorbic acid
    This is another type of Vitamin C that I like. It contains L-Ascorbic Acid, which is effective but has a lower pH level (to maintain its effectiveness), so it can be potentially more irritating for some.
  • Tretinoin Treatment-0.01%, 0.025%
    STEP
    6
    tretinoin treatment 0.01%, 0.025%
    After, I apply Vitamin A (tretinoin) – in either of these strengths, depending on how my skin feels that day. When my skin feels more sensitive, I go for the weaker prescription (0.01%), and when it feels good, I apply the (0.025%). Tretionoin is a prescription strength Vit A so need to get it prescribed by a dermatologist. I'll be applying these until the day I die. :)
  • aestra-aestra Cream
    STEP
    7
    aestra aestra cream
    I mix a pea-sized of the tretinoin treatment with this cream and apply all over my face. if you mix the tret with a cream, you can reduce the irritation. This is a moisturizer that I have from my hospital that is incredibly hydrating – you can only get it at Korean dermatologist office!
  • Life-flo-Pure Rosehip Seed Oil
    STEP
    8
    life-flo pure rosehip seed oil
    I bought this from iHerb. For those of you who are acne-prone like me, you should look for an oil that has more linoleic acid and low amounts of oleic acid, and rosehip oil fits perfectly into that description. But just a warning, it doesn't smell so good!
  • Fresh -Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm
    STEP
    9
    fresh sugar hydrating lip balm
    I LOVE this lip balm! I apply it right before I go to bed. It's incredibly hydrating and a must-have if your lips tend to crack or peel.
Commented 8 months ago
LOVE derms dropping truth bombs!! thank you :D you should upload your morning routine as well
Commented 8 months ago
SO helpful brb gonna go get myself tret now. and that Mad Hippie serum!!!
Commented 8 months ago
Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Great to hear what you use 👍
Commented 8 months ago
Love "Skinceuticals CE Ferulic!" I am a big fan. ♥️ And, I am intrigued by your belief that toner is unnecessary before serum. 🤔😊 Let me try...
Commented 8 months ago
Suuuuper helpful. Thanks for your routine 😊