At a time when five-step facial contouring is at the height of popularity, one country is bucking the trend. In Korea, the international leader in skin care trends, a clean, dewy, glowing fresh face is en vogue, and it-girls and influencers follow an intensive 10-step skin care program to acquire it.
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The Korean 10-step beauty regimen has gained a lot of attention lately. Since one of our products---Rapidex Marine Exfoliator----has become an indispensable part of this beauty routine, who better than Repêchage to offer solutions for the other 9 steps? So here it is: The Repêchage 10-step nightly skin care regimen for immaculately flawless and vibrant skin!
Step 1: Eye Makeup Removal
For this first step look no further than our Opti-Cleanse Extra Gentle Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover. Our oil-free formula foams gently to remove eye makeup thoroughly. It rinses off clean without leaving any residue, and is perfect for the delicate and sensitive eye area.
Step 2: All Over Cleanse
This second step is gently cleansing the skin without stripping the skin barrier of essential moisture. Thoroughly cleansed skin is believed to be the key to a bright, clear complexion. For this step, you can’t go wrong with the Sea Cleanse Foaming Seaweed Cleanser. This product features a unique blend of vitamin rich seaweed in a soothing, non-irritating foam. Soap free and a neutral pH of 7. Apply in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly – can be used in the shower.
Step 3: Safe Exfoliation
We know a thing or two about popular exfoliators in Korea. Our Rapidex Marine Exfoliator is currently a Korean skin care sensation. Unlike other exfoliators, Rapidex is a safe and effective at-home peel. Each giant cotton swab is saturated with natural fruit acids and marine hydroxy acids to help exfoliate dead skin and target skin discoloration, age pots, and acne. For best results, follow the entire 14-day process. (Visit here to learn more.)
While in the one to two week break period after going through the whole Rapidex process, we advise using our One-Minute Exfoliating Mask. It deep cleans and exfoliates with tiny spheres of rice bran wax and lactic acid. Natural granules are the way to go!
Step 4: The Toner
At this point, the skin needs soothing and refreshing. The T-Zone Balance Toning Complex is perfect to freshen your face and cool the skin post-exfoliation. It’s made with St. John’s wort to calm and balance combination skin, a special blend of green and white Teas help to prevent free radical damage.
Step 5 “The Essence “
The essence is the crown jewel of the Korean skin care routine, and meant for cell renewal and regeneration. For this step, there can only be one choice: C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate! This is our most concentrated form of Laminaria digitata seaweed. We like to call it a multi-vitamin supplement for the skin because it is loaded with amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, minerals, and specifically made to help heal and restore the skin cells. Consider your skin nurtured!
Step 6: Serum
For deep hydration and to give your skin anti-aging benefits overnight, we have just what the esthetician ordered - our Vita Cura Cell Renewal Serum. This post-cleansing hydrator soothes the skin with its anti-oxidant green and white tea base, and increases cell turnover rate with deep sea Thermophillus, red clover and hyaluronate.
Step 7: The Moisturizer
Moisturizing is important at this stage, because hydration is needed to achieve that dewy glow, and also to really make sure the serum and essence seeps into the skin. Hydro-Complex PFS replenishes skin with our proprietary seaweed filtrate complex that helps nourish, re-mineralize and hydrate the skin. This daily moisturizer restores skin that has lost moisture due to age, climate changes and travel. This luxurious formulation absorbs into skin quickly and never leaves it feeling greasy.
Step 8: The Eye Treatment
With your eyes blinking an average of 23,000 times a day, it’s no wonder they need a little more attention. The Opti-Firm Eye Contour Cream increases skin firmness and helps to diminish lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Clinically proven dipeptides and tetrapeptides, along with enzyme stimulating chrysin, all work to help reduce eye puffiness and dark circles.
Step 9: The Lip Treatment
Don’t neglect your lips! Our Essential Oil of Seaweed will moisture and nutrition to the most delicate lip areas anywhere you need intense lubrication. Rich in pure Vitamin E derived from seaweed, this all natural, antioxidant-rich oil of seaweed helps improve super dry and compromised skin. This oil can also be applied around the eyes or on dry cuticles, and even added to your favorite cream as a moisture booster!
Step 10: The Overnight Mask
The final step before sleeping, the sleep pack is a layer of cream meant to be absorbed into the face throughout the night and re-hydrate the skin while you sleep. You know how you wake up in the morning feeling thirsty? Imagine how your face feels! Our Hydra Dew Illuminating Cream Mask acts as a deep-moisturizing cream that reduces redness & irritation, and leaves the skin feeling smooth and nourished. Now you can join Mother Nature in the morning and wake up with that dew-kissed look!