The Korean Skincare Regimen – Essences & Serums – A 2-in-1 Post

Good afternoon my beauties! I happy Thursday, just one more day until the weekend. Yay! I’m super excited because my new vanity mirror arrived on Monday and I’ve been playing around with it. Can’t wait to show you all it, I think I’ll post some pictures of it on Sunday after Fun K-Beauty Fact Sunday. Stay tuned! So I decided to combine the steps 5 & 6 in one post.

RECAP: Essences are boosters for your skin, expect it’s more watery then an serum would be. Technically serums isn’t necessary for everybody.

Essence it’s primary goal is hydration, but it can also lifts, firms, and brightens. When your skin is hydrated, its stronger, healthier, and better absorbs other products, think of it like a sponge.

Serums are used if your having problems with dark spots or wanting to target a skin concern then you’d use the serum step in your regimen. Lets get into the products.


Oily/Combination Skin

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist – Firms, helps with textured skin, brightens, reduces pigmentation, and moisturizes. Its on the expensive side, $49. But your paying for a product that really works.

CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence – Brightens, reduces pigmentation, & combats acne breakouts.

Neogen Code 9 Lemon Green Caviar Essence & Tox Tightening Pack Kit – Tightens pores, brightens, reduces pigmentation, & ant-aging.

Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence – Smoothes textured skin, brightens, & moisturizes.

Mizon Mela Defense White Capsule Essence – brightens, combats breakouts, hydrating, greatly reduces hyper-pigmentation, & helping even skin tone. This baby is $34 of goodness. If your really trying to reduce pigmentation this product is for you.

May Coop Raw Sauce – Hydrates, nourishes, protective, brightening, softening, & soothes skin.


Benton Fermentation Essence – Brightens, calms irritated skin, and moisturizers.

CosRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence – Brightens, nourishes, & helps with dry, uneven, rough patches.

Mizon Water Volume EX First Essence – brightens, refines texture, & hydrating.

Primera Miracle Seed Essence – Anti-aging, hydrates brightens, & texture refining.

Cremorlab Aqua Essence Water Fluid – Hydrates, minimizes pores, & soothes skin.

Tosowoong Green Tea Eco Brightening Essence – Brightens, hydrating, pore & texture refining.


Combination/Oily Skin

Medicube Red Serum – Soothes irritated skin, combats acne, brightens, & reduces sebum, but can be used for Sensitive skin.

Be The Skin Botanical Pore Serum – Soothes skin, minimizes pores, hydrates, & helps control sebum production.

Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum – Brightens, anti-aging, hydrates, & soothes skin.

Be The Skin Purifying White Waterful Serum – Reduces sebum, pigmentation, soothes irritated skin & brightens.

Skin Inc. Encapsulated Vitamin C Serum (Rebalance And Tackle Pores) –  Controls sebum, minimizes pores, brightens, protects skin.


Skin Inc. Encapsulated Ceramide Serum (Strengthen And Soothe) – Calm, nourishes, & protects skin.

Ariul Berry Vital Daily Defense Serum – Anti-aging, soothes, & hydrates.

Cremorlab Hydro Plus Snow Falls Water-Full Serum – Hydrates, nourishes, & brightens.

Shangpree S-Energy Long Lasting Concentrated Serum – Hydrates, anti-aging, brightens, nourishes, & firms. Don’t be surprised by the high price tag for this product. Coming in at $120, this products line is one of the best lines in Korea. All their products are on the higher end of the skincare world, but you’re paying for a product that works. So why not go big on something that on the scale of 10, 9 people says it works very well for them. (Sometimes you should just take a risk with some products, this is one of them)

Mizon Peptide 500 – Anti-aging, firms, hydrates, & smoothes.


Well that’s it for steps 5 & 6. Next Tuesday will be my absolute favourite…..MASKS! I love masks! There are so many types of masks that sometimes it gets overwhelming, then I think, “Nope, mask…everyday.” I really this helped you all out with choosing a product for your regimen. There is SO many out there that sometimes it’s hard to choose which ones, but I think it’s all about routing and trying new products every once in awhile.

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Hugs & Kisses

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