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 11 months ago
LOVE derms dropping truth bombs!! thank you :D you should upload your morning routine as well
Commented 11 months ago
SO helpful brb gonna go get myself tret now. and that Mad Hippie serum!!!
Commented 11 months ago
Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Great to hear what you use 👍
Commented 11 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 11 months ago
Suuuuper helpful. Thanks for your routine 😊