The 10-Step Routine Is A Myth — Here’s What Korean Women Really Use
The global spread of
K-beauty has served up a multitude of beauty trends, like just-bitten
“blotted” lips and
jelly makeup, but South Korea’s strongest authority remains in skin care. In addition to buzzwords like
glass skin, the fabled 10-step routine is widely considered one of the tenets of K-beauty. Thanks to magazines and social media, we’ve been led to believe that Korean women rigorously apply nearly a dozen skin-care products morning and night, to the tune of two cleansers (one oil and another water-based), exfoliator, toner, essence (a light pre-serum), treatments (ampoules and serums), sheet masks, eye cream, moisturizer,
and sunscreen.