From sheet masks at Target to a pop up at Nordstrom, Korean beauty finds are everywhere these days. But if you think you look ridic in a sheet mask, just wait. The latest K-beauty craze is even more #bananas. Sarah Lee, CEO and co-founder of Glow Recipe Korean Skincare, breaks down the “Seven Skin Method” and explains why you’ve got to try it RN.
1. What is the “Seven Skin Method” routine? In a nutshell, this is a skincare regimen where seven layers of your toner are patted on and layered in succession. Yep, seven times! And take note: “Skin” and “toner” are actually the same word in Korean, Lee explains. Ah ha. “I’ve passionately introduced this method to the US after falling in love with how well it works to renew and refresh dehydrated skin,” she says. Awakened, plumped, glowing skin? We’re listening!
2. Is it worth it? “Yes, seven layers sounds like a lot of time and product. But it’s actually a great way to condense your skincare steps, as the moisture level of the skin is maximized,” Lee notes. “So if you have oily or combination skin, you don’t even need a moisturizer after and can go straight to your makeup.” Sounds so ahmazing!
4. What toners would you use and where can we find them? Lee stresses the importance of finding a toner that works for your skin and has a suitable ingredient list. Remember, you are going to be using the formula on your skin over multiple layers (multiple, multiple layers!) so choose wisely. She recommends Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner ($40). Note: Be sure to avoid toners with alcohol, as they will dry out the skin or potentially cause irritation if layered more than once.
5. What are the results? The idea behind the seven layers is that the moisture level of the skin can be increased in an efficient and effective way that results in a beautiful complexion without the heaviness or greasiness that may come from traditional creams and oils. It’s also a great way to hydrate all skin types, providing the optimal balance of hydration and skin’s natural oils with a subtle dewy glow and firmer skin. Seven layers seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it. We’re so in.
What lengthy skin care routines have you tried in search of perfect skin? Tell us on Twitter @BritandCo!