By now, everyone knows how good the Korean skin care regimen is. It leaves your skin moisturized, dewy and feeling so soft. However, the basic Korean skin care routine has 10 steps–or more. That can add up to a lot of time and money, plus a very full bathroom cupboard. If you are the type of girl who thinks it requires a lot of effort to just wash your face in the morning, adding 9 other products into the mix seems crazy. Luckily, one big trend we are seeing come out of Korea right now is multitasking products. We’re not just talking about BB creams. Think products that work as essences, ampoules, moisturizers and more. There may not be one product that does all ten steps (yet) but these multitaskers save you time, money and bathroom counter space.
Take a look at the multitasking Korean beauty products that will streamline your skin care regimen:
If you aren’t sure what products do more than one job, look for labels that say “all-in-one.” It is a quick way to narrow down your options. This bottle might look like a cute jar of jam, but it is a three-in-one treatment that can be used instead of a toner, serum and moisturizer. It gets its name because it contains five antioxidant-rich berries.
This product ticks almost all the boxes. It provides the benefits of a toner, essence and emulsion in one sleek package. That’s not all. It balances skin’s pH, brightens and makes your skin glow from the inside out.
You have probably come across May Coop Raw Sauce before, even you did not realize that it was a Korean multitasker at the time.The cult favorite acts as a toner, emulsion and essence. It is made out of 93% maple tree sap which has smaller molecules than water, allowing it to absorb more easily.
You might be dubious about the term “beauty water,” but you aren’t paying more money for regular water in a fancy bottle. This popular product cleanses, tones, exfoliates and hydrates. You can use it in the morning and at night, or when you need a refresher during the day.
You may not see donkey milk in the dairy aisle at the grocery store, but it is an ingredient that is found in quite a few Korean beauty products. You can skip the moisturizer, serum and day or night creams when using this.
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This bottle covers almost everything. It gently removes dirt, and face and eye makeup. It soothes and refreshes thanks to a mix of ingredients from the island of Jeju, it brightens, and it balances your skin’s pH.
This multitasking product is targeted for men, but you may want to “borrow” it for an extended period of time. It serves as a toner, essence and moisturizer. The Multi Fluid hydrates skin, soothes it and improves its texture.
You may have trouble remembering the name, but memorize the bottle because this product is worth a splurge. Erborian combines the best parts of French and Korean skin care. This serum is made from six-year-old red panax ginseng to help fight visible signs of aging. The “micellar emulsion” part of the product allows for better absorption and boosts skin’s vitality.
Nope, you do not drink this skin-perfecting “juice.” This treatment is described as a “multi-essence” and allows you to shave multiple steps off of your skin care routine. It can act as a lotion, toner and essence. Bonus: You can use it on your body too.
Nope, that is not a jar of bubbling honey. This is the honey version of Shara Shara’s multitasking product. It is made with three types of honey (royal jelly, manuka and propolis extract) and acts as a toner, serum and moisturizer. What’s even better is that it is suitable for all skin types.