Great title for this post, right Hart Beat? No really, in all seriousness that’s an honest to god question I have. For the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing this “K Beauty ten step” pop up everywhere in my life. From blogger Instagram stories to ads served to me from Nordstroms to posters plastered over Subway walls, K-beauty is (apparently) everywhere. But what is it? And what is a “ten step”?
After rounds and rounds of late night searching, I think I have found us an answer. K-beauty, according to Mr. Google, is an “umbrella term for skin-care products that derive from South Korea. The fad gained popularity worldwide, particularly in the U.S., in 2016 and focuses on health, hydration and a preferred lack of pigment.” Now that I’ve read that I feel like an idiot because Korean beauty products have been everywhere. Friends at my office have been touting Korean style face masks for months and even our girl Jo has tried out the Snail Masks. Now, let’s go one step further and figure out what exactly K-Beauty ten step regimens are.
Again, after consulting Senor Google, I found this really detailed graphic on SokoGlam that explains what each step of this “ten step” program is and what the benefit of each one is. Here’s a breakdown of what I learned the exact ten types of products you need to really do the K-Beauty ten step program,
- Makeup Remover & Oil Cleanser
- Water-Based Cleanser
- Sheet Masks
- Eye Crean
- Sun Protection
Mannnnn is that a lot of product. But, what I’m getting from the process is that it all boils down to proper cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and liberally using SPF to keep your skin out of the dangerous sun’s way. Aka P\pretty much what my dermatologist has been telling me for years.
That doesn’t mean that I’m opposed to trying. Currently I’m about one click away from buying the SokoGlam full treatment. Have you tried any of these things, Hart Beat? I would love to hear from an insider!
P.S. Into the Gloss did a great write-up on the routine if you want to read more.
Photo via Korean Model.