It’s no secret: Korean women have got it going on with their fresh faces and luminous skin. Unfortunately, some of these Korean skincare regimens can involve an average of 12 separate steps and products. And really… who’s got time for that?!
Thankfully, Julep’s amazing Korean CEO, Jane Park, got dialed into the details of those 12 step routines, and created an entire skincare set that provides the same results in half the time – “The revered Korean skin care ritual can actually range from eight to 20 steps, depending on which of my aunts you talk to,” she mused. “But regardless of the regimen, there are actually only three central jobs that have to be done: cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration.”
It takes 2 minutes and 3 steps to achieve softer brighter and more luminous skin.
Step 1: Remove all makeup and surface impurities with Hydrating Cleansing Oil (28$)
A lightweight, antioxidant-rich oil blend that melts away makeup and impurities without stripping your skin. This Korean skincare secret is formulated for all skin types.
I have been using cleansing oils for a while as a first step of makeup removing/cleansing and in my experience nothing removes and melts makeup as well as oils – they usually break down even the heaviest makeup. I know usually there is concern will it leave oily residue ? Absolutely not. Cleansing oils once rinsed leave skin soft and nourished without any residue or “oily” feeling which makes them perfect for any skin type. They can be also used on eyes.
Step 2: Deep clean pores with Detoxifying Cleansing Stick (28$)
Now it’s time for the second cleanse. This crucial step lifts away all remaining dirt, sebum, and impurities while gently exfoliating with natural fruit enzymes. Clean, glowing skin is revealed, primed to better absorb the full benefits of your serums, treatments, and moisturizers.
While I am familiar with cleansing oils cleanser in a form of a stick is something totally new to me and was excited to try it. It is actually cleansing balm in a form of twist up stick and has similar ingredients to their popular Hydrating cleansing oil. You wet your hands and your face, rub the stick on your palms and then massage it into the skin. It starts out as a solid, but as you warm it in your hands and massage it into skin, it melts into a liquid that rinses away cleanly, leaving skin feeling quenched and soft. I’d recommend it most for sensitive and dry skin types because it is so gentle.
Step 3 : Exfoliate daily with Charcoal Konjac Sponge (12$)
An all-natural companion to double cleansing, this super-gentle detoxifying exfoliator is an age-old Korean favorite for radiant skin. Made from the fibrous root of the Konjac plant, it sloughs away dull, dead skin cells—revealing the fresher, smoother skin beneath.
This is my first time trying Konjac sponge and I was a bit nervous it might be too harsh on my skin but was pleasantly surprised to see how gentle it is. I like to focus on areas like my nose, chin, forehead where I have most congested skin to help exfoliate and smooth texture. This remove congestion like nothing else I have tried before. You need to try this to believe it yourself. You will be wowed with results. You can use it morning and evening. I used it following Hydrating cleansing oil to melt makeup and Cleansing stick. You need to rinse it under warm water after each use. When you buy it it already comes damp and has very neat suction cup hook to easily store it in your shower. Sponge needs to be replaced every 2-3 months.
What I love so much about Julep K beauty line is the idea behind it – LOVE YOUR BARE FACE! Skin and skincare first. Taking care of your skin, loving the skin you are in and proudly showing it off.
Julep K beauty line is available at Ulta, Nordstrom and http://www.julep.com/
PR sample/As always, all opinions are my own