The Beauty Landscape
As you peruse the shelves of Sephora, it is impossible to ignore the beautiful jars of glistening goop, all designed to make you look like a glowing and radiant goddess. How can you pick just one? Do you take all of them?
Popular across multiple media platforms, the 10 Step Korean skincare routine has swept the beauty community, claiming to produce flawless skin only rivaled by your favorite K-Pop stars. When beauty gurus refer to Korean skin care routines, they’re generally alluding to the cleverly marketed 10-step Korean beauty routine. This method consists of both distinctly Korean products — like essences and ampoules — and popular cornerstones of of skincare like moisturizers and cleansers. A Korean skincare routine can look a bit like this: 1. a balm or oil cleanser, 2. a foaming cleanser, 3. an exfoliant, 4. a toner, 5. an essence, 6. an ampoule or serum, 7. a sheet mask, 8. an eye cream, 9. a moisturizer, 10. and finally either a night cream or an SPF.
10 Steps to the Dump
Aside from being a lengthy time vacuum, these types of routines can be expensive. On top of that, lengthy beauty routines contribute to extreme waste. The beauty industry is a top offender for creating plastic waste, contributing to 120 billion units of packaging every year, and unfortunately most of it is not recyclable. Furthermore, if everyone on the planet was purchasing 10 beauty products every two months, this number would catastrophically increase.
Skincare products generally expire within one year, making the impact of the beauty industry’s wasteful nature even more pronounced. Despite our most valiant efforts, 70% of all beauty packaging ends up in a landfill. To prevent this waste, we must make more environment-friendly decisions.
Minimizing Your Beauty Routine
Rather than overwhelming your skin with excessive product, using fewer products has been shown to yield healthier skin. In skincare, less is truly more. By using higher quality products more sparingly, you can not only prevent unnecessary landfill population, but you can also save time and money on your beauty routine. We have found a simple and sustainable beauty routine that cuts down a 10 Step Korean skincare routine.
Step One: Cleanser
This charcoal and green coffee solid cleanser by Tukiki is a perfect addition to your beauty routine. This product is perfect for problematic skin, using charcoal to banish blemishes. Green coffee depuffs and awakens your skin, leading to a fresh and clean complexion.
Step Two: Serum
The multi-steps incorporated into a 10 step Korean beauty routine can be seriously limited through the use of a good serum. True Organic of Sweden’s Face it Serum treats breakouts, fine lines, dullness, dark spots, and an uneven skin tone. It truly does it all! With all natural ingredients, this serum is an easy addition to your skincare routine, doing the job of 5 products in one.
Step Three: Moisturizer
No skincare routine is complete without a creamy moisturizer. AY 3’s Chestnut Face Cream is a perfect beauty addition to your sustainable skincare staples. It reduces redness while intensely moisturizing your skin. It is suitable for all skin types and is great in the day or night.
Step Four: Sunscreen
During the daytime, the final step to your minimized skincare routine is of course SPF. Because sun damage is a huge contributing factor to dark spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer, SPF is the most important part of your beauty routine. Try EQ Love’s 2 in 1 Combo Stick, with SPF 50 to protect your skin from harmful sun rays.
There you have it! We have successfully and effectively created a perfect beauty routine in just 4 easy steps. Shop our fully sustainable selections at Impakter Eco | 100% Sustainable Products | Shop Now.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com. — In the Featured Photo: Woman Overwhelmed by Skincare. Featured Photo Credit: Shutterstock