The Real 10-Step

   Korean Skincare Routine


As the obsession for healthy glowing skin continues to make waves across the globe,

it’s no surprise that the 10-step Korean skincare routine has become a worldwide 

phenomenon. Unlike any other beauty trend, Korean skincare emphasizes the value 

in promoting a lifestyle that’s deeply rooted in the appreciation for self-care and using

innovative K-beauty products to achieve naturally radiant skin. 


The Real 10-Step

Korean Skincare Routine


 As the obsession for healthy glowing skin continues to make waves across the globe, it’s no surprise that the 10-step Korean skincare routine has become a worldwide phenomenon. Unlike any other beauty trend, Korean skincare emphasizes the value in promoting a lifestyle that’s deeply rooted in the appreciation for self-care and using innovative K-beauty products to achieve naturally radiant skin. 


The main benefits of the real 10-step Korean Skincare Routine

Committing to a 10-step skincare routine can seem daunting at first – but it’s really not that bad once you understand the value in each step. The entire K-beauty routine emphasizes the importance of cleansing, nutrition, hydration, and SPF.

The main benefits of the real 10-step Korean Skincare Routine

Committing to a 10-step skincare routine can seem daunting at first – but it’s really not that bad once you understand the value in each step. The entire K-beauty routine emphasizes the importance of cleansing, nutrition, hydration, and SPF.

Step 1-3: Cleanse

Step 1-3: Cleanse

The first three steps of the 10-step Korean skincare routine focuses on cleansing skin properly to set up the perfect foundation for the remaining steps. Removing all traces of makeup and clearing away other impurities ensures that our skin is in the best state to receive the benefits of all our skincare products.


The first three steps of the 10-step Korean skincare routine focuses on cleansing skin properly to set up the perfect foundation for the remaining steps. Removing all traces of makeup and clearing away other impurities ensures that our skin is in the best state to receive the benefits of all our skincare products.



  The Quick And Easy Three Step

       Korean Skincare Routine

Korean skincare offers a wide range of skincare products that help achieve real results for your skin. A whole host of products are available from a number of different brands which usually are categorized in a 10 step routine. This may seem daunting at first but each step has logic behind it backed by results that reflect in your skin. The more steps you incorporate into your routine the more likely you're going to achieve a glowing, youthful look to your skin. However, not everyone needs to perform all 10 steps all of the time. The great thing about the Korean skincare routine is that you can customize it with products that work for your skin. As a minimum, your skin requires cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection. These are the 3 basic steps to maintaining a healthy, glowing, youthful skin.


We at Chicsta believe that feeling good about your skin comes from feeling good about your skincare routine. Our mission is to make that part easy, with straightforward products you can always rely on, no matter where your beauty journey takes you.

Step 1: Double Cleanse

Double cleanse involve washing face with two cleansers.
Oil Based Cleanser + Water Based Cleanser

Step 1: Double Cleanse

This step involves washing the face with two cleansers:
Oil Based Cleanser + Water Based Cleanser
#1 Oil Based Cleanser [Gently cleanse & refine pores]

Oil cleansers are the base of Korean skincare routine and the first step of double cleanse process. Rule of thumb is, if you’re going to spend 30 minutes putting on your face, you should spend the same amount of time and care when cleaning it off. "Cleansing oils usually contain an oil base, along with a traditional skin-cleansing ingredient called a surfactant, which helps bind to dirt on the skin and remove it without disrupting the skin barrier."

WHY OIL CLEANSER IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

It helps keep the skin's natural pH balance working, gently cleanses away impurities and excess oil while maintaining moisture levels without compromising the skin's natural barrier which ensures healthy, radiant skin. 

HOW TO USE

Much like a traditional cleanser, morning and night, massage gently into skin, add lukewarm water to emulsify and rinse with water.


INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Salicylic acid

Vitamin c

Shea butter

Coconut fruit extract

  Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm

Missha

Dhs 149.00Dhs 120.00
All Clean Balm-Heimish-Chicsta

Heimish

Dhs 140.00Dhs 109.00

Double Cleanse #2

Water Based Cleanser

#2 Water Based Cleanser [Get rid of impurities]

The second step of the double cleanse.Cleansing twice is recommended by aestheticians and dermatologists because it helps to thoroughly remove any impurities like sweat and dirt that can cause breakouts.This ensures that there isn't any makeup and impurities left behind which your oil-cleanser didn't pick up.

Double Cleanse #2

Water Based Cleanser

#2 Water Based Clenser [Reveal a softer, smoother complexion]

The second step of the two-step cleansing method used in Korean skincare, water-based formula cleansers. These cleansers are effective at cleansing water-based debris such as sweat and dirt to ensure a clean, strong basis for the remainder of your skincare routine! This ensures that there isn't any makeup and impurities left behind which your oil-cleanser didn't pick up.

WHY WATER-BASED CLEANSER IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Just like every other part of your routine, using the right water

cleanser will have a major impact on whether you are achieving your skin goals. Water cleanser removes water water-based impurities such as sweat and dirt.Well-selected water cleanser can make a difference in your routine and skin.

HOW TO USE

Morning and night,apply to your damp face and neck and massage in a circular motion and the rinse with lukewarm water.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Lauric acid

Glycerine

Centella asiatica extract

Green tea leaf water

Willow bark extract

Wonder Pore Deep Foaming Cleanser
Etude
Dhs 75.00Dhs 59.00
Wonder Pore Deep Foaming Cleanser

Etude

Dhs 75.00Dhs 59.00

Step 3: Exfoliate

Step 2: Exfoliate

Exfoliator [Get clean pores, for visibly brighter & smoother skin]

No matter your skin type, regular exfoliation is a key aspect in any skincare routine – but don’t overdo it! When it comes to exfoliation, you have the option between physical and chemical exfoliation. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, along with any dirt or debris inside the pores.Regular exfoliation will also help your other skincare products absorb and work more efficiently.

WHY EXFOLIATOR IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Using a scrub to exfoliate your face cleans and unclogs your pores, which in turn can prevent you from getting pimples. That's because clogged pores trap oil under your skin's surface, which leads to acne breakouts.

HOW TO USE

Gently exfoliate 1-2 times/week, focusing on your nose and the visible pores on your cheek.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Camellia sinensis leaf extract

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 

Honey

Sucrose 

Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea #Exfoliator-Neogen-Chicsta

Neogen

Dhs 159.00Dhs 139.00
Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off

Skinfood

Dhs 97.00Dhs 69.00

Step 4: Prep

Toning is an essential step. It's believed to help remove pollutants along with any residue from your cleansers, while also restoring your skin’s pH balance. It soothes and preps your skin to absorb the next step—the essence.

Step 4: Prep

Toning is an essential step. It's believed to help remove pollutants along with any residue from your cleansers, while also restoring your skin’s pH balance. It soothes and preps your skin to absorb the next step—the essence.

Step 3: Exfoliate

Step 4: Tone

Toner [Effectively boost cell turnover & keep skin smooth & healthy]

Toner works great for clearing away any lingering residue on the surface of skin, whether it’s from your makeup or your cleanser. It also restores moisture to the skin’s barrier, which helps facilitate better absorption of other skincare products.Minimize the appearance of pores. When pores appear smaller, your skin has a smoother, more polished look.

 

 Step 4: Tone

Toner [Effectively boost cell turnover & keep skin smooth & healthy]

Toner works great for clearing away any lingering residue on the surface of skin, whether it’s from your makeup or your cleanser. It also restores moisture to the skin’s barrier, which helps facilitate better absorption of other skincare products. Minimizes the appearance of pores. When pores appear smaller, your skin has a smoother, more polished look.

WHY TONER IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores.

HOW TO USE

Use a cotton pad to swipe all accross your face or pat gently into your skinusing your hands.


INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Witch hazel extract

Niacinamide

Blueberry fruit extract

Aha Bha Pha 30 Days Miracle Toner-Some by Mi-Chicsta

Some By Mi

Dhs 105.00Dhs 79.00
Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

It's Skin

Dhs 107.00Dhs 75.00

Step 5-8: Nourish

A key aspect of the Korean skincare routine is to achieve naturally radiant skin through maintaining the harmony between oil and moisture. Dehydrated skin is the leading factor in the most common skin problems, such as excessive oil production and a decrease in the skin’s elasticity. Step 5-8 focuses on improving the condition of skin through nourishing and replenishing moisture.

Step 5-8: Nourish

A key aspect of the Korean skincare routine is to achieve naturally radiant skin through maintaining the harmony between oil and moisture. Dehydrated skin is the leading factor in the most common skin problems, such as excessive oil production and a decrease in the skin’s elasticity. Step 5-8 focuses on improving the condition of skin through nourishing and replenishing moisture.

Step 5: Essence

Step 5: Essence

Essence [Add in extra layer of hydration]

Known for their thin and lightweight consistency, essences contain a highly concentrated blend of nourishing ingredients to provide ultra-hydrating or anti-aging benefits to skin.Affects skin on a cellular level, speeding your cell turnover rate which makes skin smoother and brighter.


WHY ESSENCE IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

You'll see more results from essence than any other product because it treats skin on a cellular level. Essence is a concentrated formula that specifically targets wrinkles, fine lines, and dull and uneven skin tones.

HOW TO USE

Apply essence by dispensing the product onto your hand (or a cotton pad) and evenly apply all over your face and neck.


INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Snail secretion filtrate 

Panthenol 

Galactomyces ferment filtrate 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence-Cosrx-Chicsta

Cosrx

Dhs 117.00Dhs 104.00
Fermentation Essence-Benton-Chicsta

Benton

Dhs 117.00Dhs 99.00

 Step 6: Treatments

Serums/Ampoules [Pack of powerful dose of antioxidants & nutrients]

 Also known as serum, booster, or ampoule, treatments are potent formulations that contain key ingredients to tackle specific skin concerns, such as blemishes, hyperpigmentation, or the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.When you think of "boosting" your skin care or looking for a powerful face fix, you probably reach for a serums/ampoules in your beauty potions cabinet. They tend to be the hero products we look to for our glow-goals.

 Step 6: Treatments

Serums/Ampoules [Pack of powerful dose of antioxidants & nutrients]

Also known as serum or ampoule, treatments are potent formulations that contain key ingredients to tackle specific skin concerns, such as blemishes, hyperpigmentation, or the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.When you think of “boosting” your skin care or looking for a powerful face fix, you probably reach for a serum/ampoules in your beauty potions cabinet. They tend to be the hero products we look to for our glow-goals.


WHY TREATMENT IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

The most popular benefits are generally anti aging, or defending the skin against pollution or other outside toxin, and moisturizing dry skin.


HOW TO USE

Gently pat into your face and neck as the last step in your morning routine. Re-apply throughout the day.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root extract 

Niacinamide

Ascorbic Acid 


Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule-Axis-Y-Chicsta

Axis-Y

Dhs 124.00Dhs 105.00

Step 7: Sheet Masks

Step 7: Sheet Mask

Sheet Masks [Hydrate, soothe & enhance your skin]

Sheet masks are beneficial for all skin types – giving skin an extra boost of hydration and essential nutrients. These masks are soaked in a highly concentrated serum, and the mask itself acts as a physical barrier to lock in the moisture and enhance absorption.The key to sheet masks is the key, which when in prolonged contact with your face allows the skin to fully absorb the nutrients and moisture.


WHY SHEET MASK IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

The immediate effects are addicting, after one use your face is slightly more plump and much brighter due to all the moisture your skin just absorbed.

HOW TO USE

Smooth onto clean skin, lie back and relax for 15-20 minutes, then pat in excess essence.


INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Centella asiatica extract

Hyaluronic acid

Ginger root extract

Soothing Bubble Tox Serum Mask-Mediheal-Chicsta

Mediheal

Dhs 22.00Dhs 19.00
Airy Fit Sheet Mask (Red Gensing)

Missha

Dhs 18.00Dhs 15.00

Step 7: Sheet Masks

Step 8: Eye Cream

Eye Cream [Pack of powerful dose of antioxidants & nutrients]

Eye cream helps reduce or diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and any sort of puffiness around the eyes. Because the area around the eyes is extremely delicate, the best eye creams are formulated with non-irritating and gentle ingredients.

 Step 8: Eye Cream

Eye Cream [Pack of powerful dose of antioxidants & nutrients]

Eye cream helps reduce or diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and any sort of puffiness around the eyes. Because the area around the eyes is extremely delicate, and regularly using an intensive eye cream can keep dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. The best eye creams are formulated with non-irritating and gentle ingredients.


WHY EYE CREAM IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Eye cream therefore comes to the rescue, helping to nourish the skin, keeping it moisturised, and preventing dullness. Depending on the actives within, they help fight puffiness and brighten eyes.

HOW TO USE

Use pinkie to gently tap (never rub) around the entire orbital bone, avoiding the water line.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Snail secretion filtrate

Niacinamide

Camellia sinensis leaf extract


The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Eye Cream

Tonymoly

Dhs 112.00Dhs 94.00
Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch

Petitfee

Dhs 157.00Dhs 98.00

Step 9 & 10: Protect

Sheilding your skin from the sun, harmful pollution, moisture & cold. Thus, applying moisturizer & sunscreen is one of the most important steps in K-beauty skincare. It protects our skin from the negative effects of sun exposure while providing additional benefits to support healthy, glowing skin from within.

Step 9 & 10: Protect

Sheilding your skin from the sun, harmful pollution, moisture & cold. Thus, applying moisturizer & sunscreen is one of the most important steps in K-beauty skincare. It protects our skin from the negative effects of sun exposure while providing additional benefits to support healthy, glowing skin from within.

Step 9: Moisturize

Step 9: Moisturize

Moisturizer [Noticeable results]

The best skincare routines involve moisturizer – day and night. It comes in many different forms, from face cream and lotion to gel formulas (it all depends on what works best for your skin type). Keep in mind that dehydrated skin makes skin more susceptible to common skin problems, along with making fine lines and wrinkles appear more obvious. Moisturizer nourishes skin while acting as a barrier to seal in the rest of your products.


WHY MOISTURIZER IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Moisturizing everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and can cause common skin conditions like acne & fine lines.

HOW TO USE

Pat into your face and neck morning and night, every day.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Snail secretion filtrate

Niacinamide

Coconut oil


Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream

Cosrx

Dhs 135.00Dhs 105.00
Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Cream-Some By Mi-Chicsta

Some By Mi

Dhs 112.00Dhs 85.00

Step 9: Moisturize

Step 10: Sun Protection

Sunscreen [Enhances health of the skin]

Sunscreen is a complete non-negotiable – rain or shine. SPF is vital for protecting skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure, which includes visible signs of premature aging and skin cancer. Applying sunscreen in the morning is huge in Korean skincare, since the best sunscreen products are formulated with skin-supporting ingredients.  

 Step 10: Sun Protection

Sunscreen [Enhances health of the skin]

Sunscreen is a complete non-negotiable – rain or shine. SPF is vital for protecting skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure, which includes visible signs of premature aging and skin cancer. Applying sunscreen in the morning is huge in Korean skincare, since the best sunscreen products are formulated with skin-supporting ingredients.


WHY SUNSCREEN IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Upto 80% off the sun's rays get absorbed by your skin which is going to accumulate damage in the skin, causing serious skin issues including blemishes, dark spots, fine wrinkles & lines.

HOW TO USE

Gently pat into your face and neck as the last step in your morning routine. Re-apply throughout the day.



INGREDIENTS TO LOVE

Centella asiatica extract

Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract

 Tea Tree Extract


Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF50+ PA++++

Cosrx

Dhs 159.00Dhs 128.00
Night View Sun Stick

Eunyul

Dhs 63.00Dhs 50.00