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Korean beauty routine
Somewhere between the turn of the century and the mid-2000s, Indonesia was overwhelmed by the Korean Wave. Not only were we introduced to K-pop and K-dramas, but we realized that Korea’s idols and actors had bright, pore-less complexions–even on our HD television screens.
Although the notorious “Korean 10-Step Skincare Routine” that those idols use may seem intimidating– with its intense cleansing and moisturizing,–the experience can be extremely therapeutic and the results equally as rewarding.
Sasya Aile, from Indonesian-based Korean beauty blog hellosasyachi.com, said that the focus of the routine was like any other found in the beauty world, offering promises of clean, bright skin free from spots, among other things.
“However, a lot of Korean skincare products contain ingredients that are more natural, including many that are found on Jeju Island,” Sasya says, referring to Korea’s famed resort island.
Although some may look at the long list of products needed for a single routine as unnecessary, Sasya said vhat every step was important in order for your skin to reach its highest potential.
But don’t be deterred, she adds.“In my opinion, the most essential step is the use of a serum and a moisturizer.”