FACE SKIN CARE COSMETICS – Joana :)
Skin type- Sensitive, Combination (Dry-Oily)
My 10 Steps Korean-American Combination Skin Care
STEP 1: Clean It Zero Purity for Sensitive Skin (Fragrance Free)
HOW IT WORKS: Hypo-allergenic Oil-Based Cleanser that appears as a solid balm (sorbet-like texture) which transforms into a lightweight silky oil in the skin when applied. It helps dissolve stubborn makeup, stripping out all the impurities and gently leaving the skin’s natural oil intact.
HOW I USE: Using the spatula, scoop small amount and massage the balm over dry skin. Add a splash of lukewarm water onto the face to emulsify the balm into a milky like texture. Continue to massage more prominently in the eyes and other part of the face with high concentration of make up, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
STEP 2: Neogen Natural: Real Fresh Foam Green Tea
-100% Naturally Brewed Soothing Bio-cleanser
HOW IT WORKS: This water-based cleanser contains green tea extract that helps brighten up & hydrate skin naturally. It also gently removes skin impurities perfect for sensitive skin.
HOW I USE:Pump out enough amount of the foam and gently massage the onto damp face. Rinse and pat dry.
**** What is the difference with oil based and water based cleanser?
-Oil Based cleanser is responsible primarily in removing make up, thus more focused on cleansing the outer surface of the skin, while water based cleanser targets deeper layer of the skin thus helps remove skin impurities gently and prevents acne breakout.
STEP 3: Neogen Bio-Peel (Wine)
HOW IT WORKS: This exfoliator contains Resveratrol (from Red wine) which has AHA components that helps in exfoliation and contains a tons of antioxidants. Every single pad of this exfoliator uses 3 different layer pad technology (with lactic acid) which aids in chemical and manual exfoliation that deeply penetrates into the pores to clean out pore-clogging debris.
HOW I USE: Insert your fingers into the sleeve of the gauze that has the criss-crossed side facing down. Gently scrub all over the dry face in circular motion all the way up to the forehead. Next, flip the pad and have the quilted, smooth side facing down this time, then swipe it across the face to pick up the remaining debris. Then rinse with lukewarm water. Exfoliation can be done 1-2x a week or as needed.
STEP 4: Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner
HOW IT WORKS: This is a daily peeling toner that contains AHA and BHA. AHA smoothens dead skin cells (rough skin texture) while BHA removes skin wastes in the pores, thus keeping the skin in healthy condition.
HOW I USE: Soak cotton pad with the solution and gently wipe off the skin with upward motion.
***Make sure to use creams with sunscreen as the skin can be easily irritated by UV rays while using this toner as it contains AHA. In addition, ensure to use a very gentle and light upward circular motion when spreading the formula throughout the skin. Based on my experience, even minimal cleansing pressure causes acne breakouts (for some reason) but it stopped immediately when I applied a very gentle pressure (almost like tapping).
STEP 5: Son & Park Beauty Water (Rose Fragrance)
HOW IT WORKS: Perfect base for the skin care and makeup routine as it acts in multiple ways not only as cleanser but it also sweeps away dead skin cells revealing brighter skin tone, smoother texture and prevents further acne breakouts. Has pH of 5 which is very effective in resetting the skin’s natural pH after cleansing (thus preventing oily-breakout throughout the day).
HOW I USE: Apply small amount in your fingers, gently pat throughout your face and let it dry. It can also be applied as a toner by soaking a cotton ball with the solution and spreading it in the face with circular motion.
STEP 6: MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampule
HOW IT WORKS: Contains 80% mucin (from snail) which is very effective to prevent drying of the skin by preventing moisture loss. It also helps in rapid regeneration of sensitive acne prone skin. It is not slimy, fragrance free and is quickly absorbed in the skin without any stingy sensation.
HOW I USE: Pat gently onto the skin until fully absorbed.
STEP 7: Naiture Collagen Essence Facial Mask Sheet Pack (Assorted)
HOW IT WORKS: Soothes sensitive skin resulting to a refreshed and well hydrated skin.
HOW I USE: Use it 1-2x a week. Apply the mask for 15-20 minutes. Gently massage the remaining essence and have it absorbed into the face by light patting .
STEP 8: Eye Care
a. Garnier Renew Anti-Puff Roller (Fragrance free)
HOW IT WORKS: Helps in easing out eye puffiness and helps diminish dark circles. The roller gives some massaging effect on the eye bag which stimulates micro-circulation that feels very soothing with cooling effect.
HOW I USE: Gently roll under the eye from inner corner to outer corner twice. Allow to dry completely before applying the eye cream.
b. Mizon Intensive Firming Eye cream
-Collagen Power Firming solution to treat wrinkles, swelling and dark circles
HOW IT WORKS: Keeps the skin around the eyes well nourished and very elastic keeping it away from wrinkles and development of fine lines.
HOW I USE: After applying Garnier anti-puff roller, let it dry and apply small amount of the cream (using the small spatula included in the box) around the eyes twice a day.
****Basically, I’m still young and I’m just using these eye cream as a means of wrinkle prevention specially those fine lines. So when in a hurry for a day, I just omit putting any eye cream and just applied generous amount at bedtime.
STEP 9: Olay Total 7 Moisturizer (Fragrance Free)
HOW IT WORKS: Fights 7 signs of aging with Vitamin B3. Helps skin hydrated while reducing age spots, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW I USE: Pump out desired amount of the cream and pat gently (dabbing motion) throughout the face twice a day.
STEP 10: Sun Protection (Fragrance Free)
a. MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream No.23 Natural Beige SPF 42
HOW IT WORKS: This Beauty/Blemish Balm (BB) helps in improving skin while providing sun protection. This product also helps treating dark spots, prevents wrinkles, perfect as make up base
HOW I USE: Pump out desired amount of the cream and pat gently (dabbing motion) throughout the face.
b. Son & Park Glow ring foundation (Fragrance Free)
HOW IT WORKS: Keeps skin hydrated while minimizing oil all day with its Sebum Capture System. Creamy in consistency which provides convenience in blending but it does help achieve a very flawless finish like powder in the end.
HOW I USE: After applying my BB cream, I usually apply this throughout my face again and more prominently on my T-zone. This product comes with a brush but I rarely use it (only when in a rush) as I want to still apply the product as gentle as possible. No need for retouch all throughout the day.
A TIP for a Keep:
Throughout my skin regimen , I always try to apply all my skin products with dabbing motion as it helps the product to penetrate deeper and it stimulate blood flow better than rubbing method. In addition, it also prevent oil based product from spreading causing blemishes. It takes a lot of time but it is surely worth it.