Sandra
Sandra
Dry/Sensitive Skin
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NYC
Routine
“The proof is in the pudding: Korean women look at least ten years younger than whatever age they are. Twelve steps may be too much to keep up every day, but you can learn about the principles behind K-beauty, then adjust them to your skin type and only use products that work for you.”
Routine
“The proof is in the pudding: Korean women look at least ten years younger than whatever age they are. Twelve steps may be too much to keep up every day, but you can learn about the principles behind K-beauty, then adjust them to your skin type and only use products that work for you.”
  • Eve Lom-Cleanser
    STEP
    1
    This has been my cleanser for the last decade. At first, the process of putting on the balm and warming up water to use the muslin cloth seemed like a lot of work, but now I’ve realized using it every day is the key to great skin. In one cleansing step, it will remove your makeup, cleanse, tone, and exfoliate your skin, so although it sounds high maintenance, it’s actually a shortcut to beautiful skin. It smells amazing, and the massage technique improves the circulation in your skin and clears out the toxins; it’s like treating yourself to a spa experience at the start and the end of the day.
  • Caudalie-Beauty Elixir
    STEP
    2
    After doing research and trying different sprays, I realized the Caudalíe is called a ‘beauty elixir’ for a reason! I’ve noticed that products with rose hip or rose extract do wonders for my skin, and this one is no exception. Rose hip is great for fighting inflammation and is loaded with antioxidants. I recently started to use this product as a toner after cleansing and before serums. I pretty much use it all the time. I’ll spray it on before going out or when I’m feeling tired at work or on flights. It’s a real game changer.
  • Drunk Elephant-C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum
    STEP
    3
    This is the newest product in my current lineup. The first time I used it, I immediately felt it working. It tingles, and my skin looked immediately brighter and felt tighter. I like vitamin C serums because they are preventive; it helps my skin repair from the pollution, UV, and dirt it encounters all day. Whenever I’ve stopped using vitamin C serums, I can see a difference.
  • Olehenriksen-Truth Serum®
    STEP
    4
    I also like [this serum too] — it has collagen in addition to vitamin C.
  • Darphin-Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream
    STEP
    5
    darphin wrinkle corrective eye contour cream
    I bought this cream when I was in Cannes last year, and it’s lasted a long time. You gotta do that ring-finger pat around them and give them a little TLC if you want to preventively keep them young! And you have to use it day and night. I dab a small amount of cream onto my ring fingers, then put three dots below and three dots above my eye. I’m still on the search for the BEST eye cream — one that brightens, tightens, and moisturizes. For now, I use Dauphin, and I think it works!
  • One Love Organics-Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream
    STEP
    6
    one love organics skin dew coconut water cream
    This is one of my favorite natural products. I’m a huge fan of the One Love brand. This lotion is a staple in my summer routine; it’s really light but really moisturizing, perfect to put on after the vitamin C serum. It’s great as a light day cream under tinted moisturizer or sunscreen but also moisturizing and repairing enough to use as a night cream.
Commented 1 year ago
I’m now obsessed with K beauty. So many great products that simply work.
Commented 1 year ago
Totally agree with you. ♥️
Commented 1 year ago
Ok I may just have to give into the DE hype and see what it's all about. 🤔😂
Commented 1 year ago
Yess a fellow Korean ❣️ I agree, I think the Korean philosophy of investing in your skin (time & energy) plays such a key role in how we approach wellness and aging. I don't think it's perfect, but definitely lessons to be had.