My Korean Skincare Routine | Peach & Lily

Korean Beauty in and of itself has really changed my point of view (*pun intended*) on beauty as a whole. To me, Korean Beauty isn't about the number of products you put on your skin (though, I do admit I usually have over 10+ steps), but it's focusing on yourself and your skin's needs. Often times, we take special care in our bodies by eating healthier or exercising more, but what about our skin specifically? Skin deserves attention and care just as our bodies do and that's only one of the many reasons why I'm so passionate about skincare!


A few months back, Peach & Lily reached out to me and invited me to join their Bare It All campaign, which puts skincare and self-care at its focus. Their newest project was all about helping others get to know their skin on a deeper and more intimate level. The point was to provide others, like you and me, advice and guidance on which products to use (chosen by professional in-house estheticians, totally free of charge) to achieve healthy, radiant skin so you're not afraid to #BareItAll.





The thing that makes Peach & Lily stand out the most from other Korean Beauty sites is that they actually offer free consultation with their in-house estheticians. Seriously, there's no charge at all, which is crazy to me! This service, called #AskLily, is like having a dermatologist right in your pocket! They'll give you tailored advice to help you find the products that fit YOUR skin the best. Everyone's skin is different and sometimes, we need a little help figuring out what's best for us when it seems like nothing is working. Peach & Lily's got you. And NO, this post isn't sponsored and I wasn't paid to say any of this! I had such a positive experience with this program that I truly want to share it. :)

 As a part of the campaign, I decided to drop everything and truly start over. I have no professional expertise and no idea what I was doing with my skin. Really, I've just been going with the flow and doing whatever I thought my skin needed.

I was able to try out the #AskLily program and get a professional's help. I messaged them through email (hello@peachandlily.com), you can too, and told them what my skin concerns were and they hand-selected products that were best suited for my skin. You don't have to buy it, but they're recommended products just for your skin type! In case you're wondering, I have combination skin that's often dehydrated. I don't have a huge problem with acne, but I do have a lot of clogged pores and very mild acne (the occasional pimple).

And voila! Here is my personalized skincare routine that's been picked out for me. I've been testing out these products almost exclusively for the past several months and the results were happy, healthy, and bouncy skin! 





MY SKINCARE ROUTINE


DOUBLE CLEASING

Cremorlab T.E.N. Cremor Cleansing Gel Oil
Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser

Double cleansing is such an important step and I can't stress that enough! Using an oil cleanser in your first step, like the ultra-gentle and lightweight Cremorlab T.E.N. Cremor Cleansing Gel Oil, is crucial in lifting makeup, dirt, excess oil, and anything unwanted up and off of your skin. As an added bonus, this cleansing gel oil contains evening primrose oil which helps keep blemishes at bay and many other hydrating ingredients, like Almond Oil and Shea Butter!


I finish off my double cleansing with my second-step cleanser, the Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser. This non-stripping foam cleanser is also super gentle to the skin and highly effective in removing all oil residues (from the first step). It also deeply cleans the pores without drying out my skin! Used in conjunction with the gel oil, I notice my skin looking revitalized and brighter just after cleansing.





EXFOLIATION

Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub


Exfoliation is a step that should be done 2-3 times a week. It clears the skin's surface of dead skin cells which in return, helps keep the skin smoother and prevents the formation of clogged pores. The Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub not only smells delicious, but it also leaves my skin a much smoother surface by eliminating the build-up of flaky skin and dry spots. It also helps my skincare products glide on more easily and penetrate the skin much better!





TONER

Aromatica Orange Blossom Toner


The job of a toner is to balance and restore the skin's pH after cleansing. It also acts as a light exfoliator by removing dead skin cells, which helps products that follow this step penetrate better. My personal favorite is the Aromatica Orange Blossom Toner which smells divine (think refreshing citrus)! It soothes the skin, smoothes out my pores, and brightens up my complexion. Plus, did I mention it's 100% natural? I've shared this with my boyfriend and we both can't get enough of this stuff -- I've already purchased a second bottle!




ESSENCES

Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence


Essences are a crucial part of a any Korean skincare routine. Essences, like the Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence, not only help to add a lightweight layer of hydration to the skin, but they also prep the skin for the following steps! I've already used up a bottle of this that I bought last year and it's safe to say that my opinion on this product hasn't changed. I absolutely love this stuff. It's refreshing on the skin and also very hydrating! The Mineral Treatment Essence contains Adenosine and Niacinamide which refines the skin's texture as well as brightening it. It also contains Glycerin and Castor Oil which are major hydrating agents. With this essence, I notice an immediate change in the softness of my skin and the evening out of my skin's tone. It's much brighter and glowing!


Aside from applying all over the face, I also like to create little makeshift sheet masks out of the essence by soaking cotton pads in it and placing them in certain areas of concern like my cheeks or the center of my forehead!




TREATMENTS (Serums, Ampoules, etc.)

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule


Treatments include skincare extras such as emulsions, serums, ampoules and etc! It can be a little confusing, but these should generally be applied from less viscous to more viscous, think thin to thick! This step is very personal and what you layer on is really dependent on your current skin issues. Currently, mine is uneven and dehydrated skin; I often have a rougher skin texture along my cheeks and suffer from flakey, dry spots in random areas across my face.

I've been using the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule and it literally eliminates the dry spots and rough skin. Snail is one of my favorite skincare ingredients because it helps boost cell turnover and heals my skin quickly and efficiently giving me a smoother, supple canvas. It also contains Hyaluronic acid which adds another moisturizing layer to the skin!




EYE CREAM

Cremorlab Wrinkle-Off Eye Cream


The entire eye area, including the area beneath the eyes, is the most delicate part of the whole body and requires special attention and care. Eye creams, like the Cremorlab Wrinkle-Off Eye Cream, help hydrate, brighten, and reduce fine lines in the eye area. Even though I'm just 21 years old, I have a lot of fine lines in my under-eye area which I'm not so happy about. This eye cream helps plump up the skin and minimize fine lines, thanks to the combination of Adenosine, Broccoli, Soybean, and Aloe!





SEALANTS (Moisturizer, Sleeping Packs, etc.)

Cremorlab Smooth Pudding


Sealants, such as moisturizers, not only help moisturize the skin, but they also lock in all the hydrating and nourishing ingredients from the previous steps. Without the proper moisturizer, your skin may become unbalanced and produce excess oil, which can lead to a whole other realm of problems, such as breakouts! One of my go-to moisturizers is the Cremorlab Smooth Pudding. It has an ultra-hydrating formula that penetrates deep into the layers leaving me with plump skin that lasts throughout the day/night. It does its job without being stick or heavy on the skin, and there's not much more I could want from a moisturizer!




MASKS

Sheet Mask Bundle: Power Combo Pack


Sheet masks are a staple to Korean Beauty! They're quickies that target specific skin concerns and provide the skin with instant, visible results in as little as 20 minutes. The Power Combo Pack contains 5 different sheet masks geared towards a handful of different skin problems such as blemishes, hyperpigmentation, dehydrating/dry skin, and etc.

Cremorlab Herb Tea Blemish Minus Calming Mask: Contains Chamomile and Black Tea extract, as well as Aloe, which help soothe the skin and improve it's condition. This mask targets blemishes and is my go-to when my skin is irritated or I'm breaking out. It helps calm down my skin and eliminate redness all while reducing blemishes! I've personally purchased this mask maybe a 100 times now (no lie) and it's always one I can depend on.

Cremorlab White Bloom Triple Bright Floral Mask: Contains Asian Tiger Lily, Grapefruit, and Orange extract which reduces hyperpigmentation, tightens pores, and balances excess oil production. It also contains Broccoli which is an anti-inflammatory ingredient which helps reduce breakouts. I've also purchased this mask about 10 times now and love how it brightens up my complexion a ton, giving me radiant and even skin. 

Shangpree Snail Moisture Mask: Main ingredient is (you guessed it) Snail Mucin! Like I said above, snail is my favorite skincare ingredient because it helps heal and hydrate the skin. This mask in particular soothes skin, keeps blemishes at bay, and makes my skin dewy and supple!

Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time - Lift Up Mask: Contains skin firming and anti-aging Collagen, Trehalose, and Hyaluronic Acid. This mask plumps up my skin, including my fine lines, which in turn improves my overall skin texture. My skin is much smoother, revitalized, and hydrated!

Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time: Watery Moisture Mask: Contains Allantoin, Trehalose, Hyaluronic Acid which aids in plumping and hydrating the skin. This mask made my skin dewy and bouncy!








THE RESULTS?

After using these Korean skincare products from Peach & Lily exclusively for about 2 months now, my skin has never been better! My skin is radiating with a natural glow, supple to the touch, and incredibly bouncy! There's no more dehydrated feeling, rough uneven textures, or flakey patches -- It feels like I was given brand new skin!

Knowing one's skin and being comfortable in it is pretty darn difficult, if I do say so myself. There has always been flaws that I found myself picking out as I stare at myself in the mirror, but Korean beauty is what changed it all for me. It made me see my skin "half full" rather than "half empty". I started noticing improvements like how my skin radiated and glowed that day rather than how big my pores were or how much acne I had.

My skin was changing the more I took care of it and it showed. I was radiating and glowing. My skin not only looked healthy, but it felt healthier too! It was supple and plump to the touch with even skin textures. I still got the occasional pimple, but it was less often and definitely manageable thanks to all these skin healing ingredients like Snail. I went from never leaving the house without makeup to wanting to show off my skin!

Here is my bare skin! Aside from some eyeliner and mascara, I'm not wearing any makeup at all! My skin looks healthy and has a natural glow to it which I love to show off now. :D






FINAL THOUGHTS

We all know that skin and skincare go hand in hand, and it can all be a little personal. Not everyone has the same skin or is problem-free, but with a little help, your skin can always improve. Even if you feel like all hope is lost, trust me, it's not!

The secret to healthy skin isn't about how many steps you have in your routine, but it's about knowing what your skin needs. Peach & Lily makes this easy for us, especially for those who have absolutely no clue about skincare, so I'd definitely recommend trying out the #AskLily program by simply sending an email to hello@peachandlily.com or finding out more information HERE! I have never been happier with my skin and there's nothing wrong with getting a little guidance here and there. :)

It's a great thing to really know and understand your skin, and I see it as just knowing yourself on an even deeper level!



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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration and this post is NOT sponsored by any means. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions.

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  1. Thank you for this! I will definitely be emailing Peach and Lily about my skin concerns. ♥

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    1. Hi Michelle! I hope P&L are able to recommend you some awesome things! I definitely discovered a few new favorites like the Aromatica Orange Blossom toner. :D

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