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10 Step Korean Skin Care – Recommended Products

Jane here, guys! As promised, after posting everything I’ve learned from experience about the 10 Step Korean Skin care routine, I’m putting together a quick list for you as to where you can buy these Korean Skin Care products online.

Here are my criteria for choosing these products:

  • natural and organic
  • won’t harm my skin in the long run
  • affordable, since these are repeat purchases
  • have very good reviews from other users

And for those who just accidentally dropped by in here, we love this Korean face care thing because it solved a lot of my problem areas and really improved how I look.

Update 8/5/2017: A reader just mailed in and shared that she’s winning her fight against The Pimples since she read about my original post and tried this regimen too. I’m happy!!

My Product Picks for the 10 Step Korean Skin Care

I’ll go through the products in the order that I listed them in my original post so here goes…

#1: Oil Cleanser – The Face Shop’s Rice Water

The Face Shop Facial Cleanser, Natural Rice Water Light Cleansing Oil Moisturizer for Dry or Oily...

I’m a bit nostalgic about Face Shop because this was one of the first Korean shops that opened in our state even before Nature Republic or Tony Moly. Rice water is full of the good stuff (we use it on our plants those rare times we cook rice) but I was initially worried about it being a light oil. I needn’t have worried though. It takes my makeup and gunk right off. I tested with a cotton ball and toner and my skin was clean.

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The Face Shop Facial Cleanser, Natural Rice Water Light Cleansing Oil Moisturizer for Dry or Oily...
1,678 Ratings
The Face Shop Facial Cleanser, Natural Rice Water Light Cleansing Oil Moisturizer for Dry or Oily...
  • GENTLE NON GREASY FORMULA: Even if you have oily skin, this toner wont dry out your face or leave it greasy; leaving a soft, supple feel.
  • IDEAL FOR NORMAL TO VERY DRY SKIN: Ultra-moisturizing and enriched with rice water, it contains vitamins A, B and E, minerals and ceramide...
  • WHAT DOES RICE WATER DO? This rice water is perfect to be used as a face cleanser. The nutrients in the rice water is believed to shrink...

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#2: Cleanser – The Face Shop’s Rice Water Cleansing Foam

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam 300ml

I got the pair — the light cleanser and the cleansing foam — together at a discount. I think I save $3 every time I buy them as a pair. Not sure how long they have this promo though.

Obvs, I got this cleanser due to the discount and the convenience but you also get double the action when you use a complete line. Still, there’s a lot of amazing cleansers out there so don’t be afraid to branch out.

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The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam 300ml
338 Ratings
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam 300ml
  • The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam
  • Big Size : 300ml

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#3: Toner – SON & Park Beauty Water

Son & park Beauty Water , 11.49 oz

This toner is a bit more expensive than other toners on my shortlist but when I have the budget, this is what I go for because it’s a multi-tasker. It cleanses, hydrates, and exfoliates, hence the slight acidity. It smells wonderful too which is a plus for me because I’ve very visual AND olfactory. It’s got lavender water, orange fruit extract, and rose water.

Son & park Beauty Water , 11.49 oz
398 Ratings
Son & park Beauty Water , 11.49 oz
  • Before make up use face wash water to wipe for higher make up absorption.
  • Smart face water to give toning and hydration at the same time
  • 94% of natural ingredients gently gives vitality for the skin.

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But wait! If you are suffering from acne, there’s a huge chance this won’t work great on you. Instead, I would recommend my next favorite pick: Etude House’s 10-in-1 House Wonder Pore Freshener.

It’s gotten good results from those with cystic skin. What I personally like about it is that it’s half the price of my SON toner but still a good choice.

ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Freshner 8.45 fl.oz. (250ml) - Pore Care Astringent with Peppermint Extract,...
901 Ratings
ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Freshner 8.45 fl.oz. (250ml) - Pore Care Astringent with Peppermint Extract,...
  • 7-in-1 total pore solution freshner for intensive pore care. Made of Anti Pore-Dex Complex & Astringentlex : For tightening up pores...
  • Total pore solution : effectively cleans the inside and outside of pores with its special peppermint extract.
  • This freshner balances pH levels, makes skin pure like baby skin, and prevents skin troubles caused by pH imbalance.

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#4: Essence – Cosrx’ Advanced Snail 96 Mucin

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, 3.38 Ounce

This stuff is amazing! I first tried it because a lot of users were posting their Before and After photos. Very convincing so I tried it too and I have to say, it does lighten scars.

Also, I’ve kept on using it because it’s snail essence. Very anti-aging which I personally need.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, 3.38 Ounce
858 Ratings
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, 3.38 Ounce
  • Key Ingredient: Snail Secretion Filtrate 96%
  • Effective for hydrating dehydrated skin and soothing damaged skin
  • Keeps your skin moisturized all day and makes skin look glowy and healthier

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I swear you won’t notice it’s made from snail mucus but if you’re leery of it or worse, allergic to snail essence, I would recommend my next favorite — MISSHA’s The First Treatment Essence. Slightly more expensive but hey, it’s Missha.

Advanced warning: Be careful not to break the frosted glass bottle. I’ve done this and wept over my expensively scented pieces of glass.

MISSHA Revolution/Time the First Treatment Essence Intensive
548 Ratings
MISSHA Revolution/Time the First Treatment Essence Intensive
  • Provides soothing, hydrating, brightening and wrinkle repairing benefits
  • Use the highly concentrated essential essence at the first step of skin care for clear, glowing, healthy skin
  • The mild formula was developed as a fluid type with low viscosity to increase the rate of absorption on the skin

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#5: Serum – Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid

Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum. Wrinkle Removal Pore Shrinkage Anti Aging

Another amazingly cheap product that works very well. Pat this onto your face after essence and you’ll be reborn a beauty queen, just see.

The name actually gives me the giggles sometimes because I REALLY had helluva huge pores before I went on this facial routine. But now, my pores are slowly decreasing in size.

Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum. Wrinkle Removal Pore Shrinkage Anti Aging
417 Ratings
Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum. Wrinkle Removal Pore Shrinkage Anti Aging
  • All skin types / Volume: 1.69fl.oz
  • Hyaluronic acid 97% Serum; It captures and continually diffuses water within the skin to restore its moisture balance and leave skin feeling...
  • Functional serum for brightening and wrinkle improvement

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I’m a huge believer of hyaluronic acid too so win-win. This serum is my budget pick but when I splurge, I also get Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoules. It’s double the price but you get great value (plus it pairs with my other Time Revolution product.)

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule 40ml Day and Night Care Korea
43 Ratings
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule 40ml Day and Night Care Korea
  • Wrinkle care
  • whitening and brightening
  • concentrated essential ampoule

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#6: Eye Cream – Mizon’s Snail Repair

[MIZON] Snail Repair Eye Cream, 15ml (0.50 fl.oz.)

I had some difficulty looking for eye cream because a lot of what’s available out there were in tubs. They’re super cute but I hate double dipping. I just don’t think it’s sanitary or hygeinic. Anyways, that’s how I ended up with Mizon’s… because it comes in a squeeze tube.

My love affair with snail mucus continues with this eye cream. In my case, it helped with my puffy under-eyes and dermatitis in my eyebrow area.

[MIZON] Snail Repair Eye Cream, 15ml (0.50 fl.oz.)
816 Ratings
[MIZON] Snail Repair Eye Cream, 15ml (0.50 fl.oz.)
  • Outstanding skin regenerating effect - 80% of snail secretion filtrate
  • E.G.F (Endothelial Growth Factor)
  • Fine wrinkle care by adenosine & peptide , certified for anti-aging

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For those with snail allergies, I would recommend another product I picked up and had good results with — Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb. It’s the bomb, guys! And yes, it’s made from the nest of swiftlets that’s made from their saliva. So there you have it, bird spit or snail mucus? LOL.

Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream 30ml Whitening wrinkles functionality
93 Ratings
Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream 30ml Whitening wrinkles functionality
  • Elizavecca Mliky piggy Bird's Nest (geumsayeon) White bomb Eye Cream eye cream that helps counteract the appearance of five types of eye...
  • All skin types / Volume 30ml
  • Whitening and wrinkles functional cosmetic

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#7: Moisturizer – belif

belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, 1.69 Ounce

Complete name: belif – The true cream – moisturizing bomb

I LOVE this product. I really can’t get enough of it. That’s why even if it’s pricey, I just go for it. For the record, it’s a 26-hour moisturizing cream, wth.

Before I got into skin care, I hated putting stuff on my face because of weird scents and greasy feels. But not belif. It meets all my fussy requirements.

It’s very light and yet really moisturizing. The scent is very slight and mild. And if you have especially dry skin, then I highly recommend this.

At first, I didn’t understand why it had a cult following but now I do. As I mentioned earlier, I hate using products in tubs but this is the only exception. (Instead of dipping my fingers, I use a little spoon I filched from my niece.)

I’m still persuading Philip to buy me the belif eye cream for my birthday hah!

belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, 1.69 Ounce
155 Ratings
belif Korean Cosmetics The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, 1.69 Ounce
  • Korean cosmetics, lg household and health care belif, the true cream moisturizing bomb 50ml (powerful moisturizing cream, long lasting,)...
  • Item location: Korea and we ship to worldwide
  • Delivery time: it would take 14-28 day from Korea

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#8: Sunscreen – Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish

Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+/PA+++ (1. Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk)

For the amazingly cheap price, this is a great sunscreen. It has no white cast that you get from regular sunscreens and dries semi-matte on my skin which looks great. It gets absorbed fast and settles very quickly. When I do put on makeup, the combo looks and feels great.

I have oily skin and usually, I start to shine midday because I have my sunscreen on top of some sheer makeup when I’m out. But I’ve stopped feeling uncomfortable like that and it’s even kept me from getting oily like before.

Overall, a great buy.

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#9: Exfoliator – Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel

Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel, 4.2 Ounce

Dr. G is a great brand and their peeling gel is one of the best. It’s not harsh and it really leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. It’s not a peel though so don’t expect that.

When I put it on my face and massage it on, I build up a mass of residue. I’m still not sure whether this is dead skin or the way it’s formulated. It works though, which is all that matters.

I first heard about this product from Soko Glam and I’m so glad I did.

It’s a bit pricey at around 20 dollars but I only use it a couple of times a week so it lasts a loooong time for me. (Which is why I need squeeze bottles, people!)

I have no budget recommendation, sorry!

Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel, 4.2 Ounce
742 Ratings
Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel, 4.2 Ounce
  • Gentle exfoliator with vitamin brightening effect
  • Contains natural moisture-rich cellulose
  • Arranges the skin moisturized and radiant

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#10: Sheet Masks – Innisfree It’s Real

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Sheet (Variety Set - 16 Sheets)

Innisfree is one of Korea’s top face sheet masks. There are no parabens in the ingredients so win!

I love face masks. I buy a whole lot on Amazon for cheap (Imagine 16 pieces for less than ten dollars!). For me, they spell relaxation and the ultimate in pampering myself when I need an emotional boost. It’s also fun to rifle through my collection and pick my “flavor” of the day. Scents really affect me and I love them!

If you’re new to Korean sheet masks, read my previous post on how to use them and my best picks for those with acne.

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Sheet (Variety Set - 16 Sheets)
83 Ratings
Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Sheet (Variety Set - 16 Sheets)
  • 1. GreenTea 2. Cucumber 3. Bamboo 4. Aloe 5. Manuka honey 6. Kiwi 7. Shea butter 8. Acai Berry(New)
  • 9. Pomegranate 10. Black berry 11. Tea tree 12. Bija 13. Lime 14. Strawberry 15. Rose 16. Rice
  • 20ml / 0.7 oz. * 16 Sheets

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MUST BUY: Etude House’s Lovely Etti Hair Band

[ETUDE HOUSE] My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band

If you’re diving deep into the K-craze, might as well go for it. Buy this super cute head band. It’s REALLY practical AND cute as well. I ignore Philip when he’s making snarky comments.

[ETUDE HOUSE] My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band
1,120 Ratings
[ETUDE HOUSE] My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band
  • A cute Etti-shaped hair band to use while cleansing or taking a shower.
  • CAUTION : Check the packaging for product authenticity.
  • BEWARE OF INAUTHENTIC PRODUCTS - Check the low price UNDER $4

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Whew, finally done. This was a huge effort for me to write but I do hope I can help somebody out there who’s having skin problems too or just generally want to more diva-beautiful.