(This is a re-post from Lily Shen's blog who is the writer and author of this entire article. You can find her at http://lilynotlouise.blogspot.com.au)
Lilac & Berries is proud to collaborate with Lily to explain in details about our Korean starter skincare kits for beginners.
Our kit contains the 4 important steps of a Korean skincare routine. The purpose of these kits is to introduce you to a proper Korean skincare regimen and take out the hard work of trying to pick what's right for your skin.
KOREAN SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR BEGINNERS (STEPS 1-4)
I wasn't sure what to expect when I was first approached by Michelle from Lilac and Berries. I've tried a range of Japanese skincare, but the entire Korean skincare routine was new to me.
After attending Bobbi Brown's Masterclass, I am now willing to spend time on my skincare to ensure my skin is at the best state possible. The better my skin looks, the less foundation I need and the better my foundation looks on my skin.
I had the utmost pleasure of trialing a carefully curated range of Korean Skincare (curated by Michelle from Lilac and Berries) tailored for my skin. My skin is temperamental, it ranges from combination to dry. However, for the past few weeks, I have been testing the "Combination" range. The result has been phenomenal. If you have been following my blog for a while you would've seen my skin at it's worst (see my Thin Lizzy post).
My skin has cleared up a LOT (just see the video), a lot of the credit goes to double cleansing and the other goes to proper moisturisation. The entire 10 step Korean Skincare Routine is overwhelming, so let's break it down and go through the first 4 steps!
STEP 1: MAKEUP REMOVAL
The first step of the Korean skincare routine is removing your makeup - this should be in your routine regardless! For this step, I am using Heimish All Clean Balm, this balm transfers from solid to oil upon contact with you skin. This oil based cleanser will dissolve all traces of makeup on your face whilst leaving your skin feeling fully moisturised.
This is hands down the BEST makeup removing balm I have ever use. Unlike the other cleansing balms, you will be able to wash everything off under lukewarm water you won't need a cotton cloth. If you have used cleansing balms you will know how difficult they are to remove!
I packed this product onto the cruise with me because I was terrified that I'd break out from not cleaning my face properly. It's gentle and removes everything - no more clogged pores yay! I have read many positive reviews on this product and let me tell you, it's worth the hype.
Heimish All Clean Balm (120ml) is available for purchase from Lilac and Berries for $30AUD.
STEP 2: CLEANSE
If you are not double cleansing then you need to get onto it.
My breakout rate dropped ever since I started to double cleanse. Prior to double cleansing, I use to expect my cleanser to remove my foundation, blush, bronzer, powder, highlighter AND properly clean my pores. So it makes sense that my pores cannot be properly cleaned with make-up in the way!
For this step I used Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cleanser (Cereal), a unique cleanser that contains rice seeds and rice seeds extract, formulated to brighten and hydrate skin. This water-based foam cleanser is extremely creamy, a full pump is more than enough for your entire face.
A very hydrating and gentle cleanser that is perfect for those with combination or dry skin.
Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cleanser (Cereal) is available for purchase via Lilac and Berries for $29.
STEP 3: EXFOLIATE
Exfoliation is certainly not recommended for daily use. As most of us are aware, exfoliation will remove dead skin cells, clean out your pores and unveiling brighter skin.
For this step, I used Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling (Green Tea), I like to call this an "inbetween" exfoliant because it harness the uses of both manual and chemical exfoliants. Each pot contains 30 single-use pads, the pads contain lactic acid which penetrates the skin to clean your pores. I like to use the gauze side to exfoliate all the dead skin and impurities, while using the smoother side to pick up all the dead skin cells.
Following use, I would wash my face with lukewarm water. My skin feels squeaky skin after this step, this is perfect for people with dehydrated skin and recommended to avoid manual exfoliators - simply wipe your skin with the smoother side of the pad, leave for 5-10 minutes, wipe again and rinse.
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling (Green Tea) is available for purchase from Lilac and Berries for $36
STEP 4: TONER
I kid you not, I have been telling every third person I have met about this product. I get dark circles and very puffy under eyes, so I use under eye patches to assist with de-puff quite regularly. I was previously using a different brand, they were selling 6 sets of patches (that's 12 individual patches) for $32.
I am SO HAPPY that Michelle from Lilac and Berries had sent me this little miracle, a whooping 60 individual patches, that's 30 sets for only $28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the result you asked? It works exactly the same as my expensive patches.
I will never ever want to pay more than $28 for my eye patches!
Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch is available for purchase from Lilac and Berries for $28
Thank you for reading, please ensure to check out Lilac and Berries for more K-beauty trends and products!
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