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When shopping for organic skin care, always look for ECOCERT-certified products or products that contain the USDA seal to ensure that they are truly organic. Organic skin care products can be pricier than other products so if you’re not ready to replace your entire skin care routine with only organic products, you can always start by incorporating a few products first.
This chapter provides you with organic Korean skin care products for every step of your skin care routine. Get ready to start adding them to your wishlist or shopping cart!
Step 1: Oil cleanse with URANG or BONAJOUR
All skin care routines should start with a good oil cleanser, especially for your night time routine. Korean skin care brands URANG and BONAJOUR carry organic cleansing oils that are gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, go for URANG’s Natural Cleansing Oil. This cleansing oil is formulated with Grade A EWG Green Level ingredients and doesn’t contain any preservatives or harsh ingredients that may irritate your skin. Packed with natural ingredients such as grape and apricot seed extracts, this oil will leave your skin feeling not only cleaner, but also smoother and moisturized.
Looking for a product to help get rid of blackheads? Try BONAJOUR’s Deep Cleansing Oil to help deeply clean your pores and get rid of whiteheads, blackheads and excess sebum. This cleansing oil is also vegan and cruelty-free, and only contains plant-based ingredients to minimize irritation.
Step 2: Cleanse with be the skin
After your first cleanse, apply your main facial cleanser to ensure all your makeup or impurities are washed off. Korean skin care brand be the skin makes use of naturally-sourced herbs and botanical extracts to create a variety of products that brighten, moisturize and cleanse your skin.
The Easy Foaming Cleanser’s soft and creamy texture is perfect for dry or dehydrated skin as it will leave your skin feeling clean, soothed and moisturized. If your skin is on the oilier side, give be the skin’s O2 Bubble Cleanser a try – you won’t be disappointed! Featuring natural ingredients such as jojoba and macadamia seed oils, as well as green tea, cucumber, olive tree and pot marigold extracts, this 3-in-1 cleanser acts as an oxygen mask, gives your skin a deep cleanse, and improves the overall tone of your complexion. You can expect brighter skin when using this daily.
Step 3: Tone with NEOGEN or Dear, Klairs
Exfoliating daily can be quite harsh on your skin unless you use NEOGEN’s re:p Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pad. These natural organic toning pads are suitable for sensitive skin, and you can use them daily to boost your skin’s moisture levels while gently exfoliating.
Dear, Klairs is a skin care brand that caters to sensitive skin, as the brand’s products only contain simple and natural ingredients that don’t irritate skin. The Supple Preparation Facial Toner, which is one of the brand’s bestselling items, is a great everyday toner that’s gentle and hydrating.
Step 4: Mask with BONAJOUR
BONAJOUR’s range of organic skin care products is highly recommended for sensitive skin. Also a vegan brand, BONAJOUR only uses safe-to-use organic ingredients that help provide relief to sensitive and acne-prone skin.
If your skin type falls under either of those two categories, then try applying one of BONAJOUR’s face masks at least once a week. To soothe and calm troubled skin, use the Mugwort Cream Calming Mask. If you have enlarged pores or an oily complexion, you simply can’t go wrong with BONAJOUR’s Dead Sea Mud No Sebum Mask, which is packed with EWG green grade ingredients including charcoal powder, volcanic ash and bentonite to help pull out all the gunk from your pores.
Do you have a weak skin barrier? Not to worry, BONAJOUR’s Extreme Moisture Mask will come to the rescue! This super hydrating sheet mask is made with natural coconut jelly to soothe and moisturize your skin, plus you won’t have to deal with post-sheet mask tackiness since this mask doesn’t leave a non-sticky finish.
Step 5: Treat your skin with a serum from URANG
Finding the right serum for your skin is important if you want to see results. As a vegan Korean skin care brand, URANG only uses high quality organic ingredients that are suitable for normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin.
URANG is known for their exceptional and efficacious serums, and you can take your pick from the Brightening Blue Oil Serum, Pink Everlasting Ampoule, Glow Oil Serum and Vitamin Oil Serum. All serums are formulated with organic, Grade A EWG Green Level ingredients and can be incorporated into both your morning and nighttime skin care routines.
Step 6: Seal in all the moisture with AROMATICA
AROMATICA quickly became one of my favorite Korean skin care brands because my acne-prone skin doesn’t react to any of the products I’ve tried so far. So if your skin is also prone to blemishes, I highly recommend checking out this brand.
AROMATICA carries a variety of moisturizers that you can easily incorporate into your skin care routines all-year round. The Organic Aloe Vera Gel may soon become your favorite summer moisturizer or after-sun skin care product. As a vegan- and EWG-verified product, this aloe vera gel boasts a lightweight texture that your skin absorbs instantly, making it the ideal moisturizer throughout summer.
Step 7: Add a few drops of face oil for glowing skin
The only secret you need to know to achieve a glowing complexion is to add face oil into your skin care routine. There are plenty of face oils you can choose from, but for organic options, face oils from TIRTIR, AROMATICA and BEYOND are worth checking out. TIRTIR’s Organic Jojoba Oil is created with 100% jojoba oil, which doesn’t leave a greasy finish. Even those with oily skin can incorporate this oil into their skin care routines.
- Chapter 51: A Minimalist Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin
- Chapter 50: A Minimalist Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin
- Chapter 49: A Guide to Acne Spot Treatments