I attended The Face Shop’s workshop last Thursday evening where The Face Shop’s beauty experts shared the legendary 10 step Korean skincare regime. I’m a huge huge fan of Korean dramas and always find myself pining for flawless skin that the characters in the dramas have. It is a pretty well known belief that Koreans wake up 1 hour earlier every morning to prep their skin before even layering on any make up. This is wholly different when compared to other girls (like me) who usually carry out our skimpy skincare regime at night (or not at all). I reckon if you want something as desirable as flawless, translucent skin, you’ve got to work for it. Starting from now.
In this post, I will be sharing with you how The Face Shop’s Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng skincare range enables you to fulfill every step without breaking the bank nor compromising on quality. The most attractive factor of this range is that it is herbal based which means that you do not have to worry about artificial ingredients that may irritate/ dehydrate your skin.
Step 1: Cleanse
One of my favourite products from this range is the Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Glowing Cleansing Foam. Heres why: the texture of this cleanser soothed my skin instantly and left my skin feeling like a baby’s bottom with just the most calming herbal scent ever. If you’re looking for a cleanser to replace your old one, I would definitely highly recommend this particular one as it is really difficult to find a good cleanser without overwhelmingly artificial scents.
Step 2: Replenish
This step is to apply a product to boost the efficacy of the other skincare products that you will be applying on your face afterwards. Basically, your skin is ‘prepped’ to absorb other products better only if you replenish your skin. Myeong Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Treatment Essence is a water based essence that can be applied easily with a cotton pad. This essence is highly concentrated and with heavy moisture content that also helps to improve the skin’s texture.
Step 3: Tone
Many people get this step mixed up with Step 2. They are NOT the same. Toning helps mainly to even out your skin tone whilst step 3 (replenishing) helps to prepare the skin for absorption. Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Whitening Toner contains White Gold Pearl that not only does a great job at making your skin tone even over time, but also refreshing the skin with an amazing cooling effect.
I’m taking this opportunity to give The Face Shop’s cotton pad some well-deserved recognition. This is no ordinary cotton pad – it is double sided, the soft side for application and the rougher side for exfoliation. Smart or what?! I’m definitely stocking up on this one!
Step 4: Balance
This is where a face mask comes in. I usually put on a face mask at night, but apparently many Koreans do this in the mornings as they believe it absorbs better through the day! That is just some serious diligence.
Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Mask Sheet is a premium 24k gold hydro-gel mask sheet that helps in improving tone tone and elasticity. 24k Gold is a recent trend in skincare products as it is anti-inflammatory and regenerates skin cells at a rapid level, making it a prime ingredient for anti-aging products. As we all know, it is never too early to start on anti-aging products. The texture of this mask is super jelly-like which means that your face is in for a major treat especially after an exhausting day. This is also 2 piece which is better suited to frame any kind of face shape.
Step 5: Boost
This post-mask step is to further boost your skin by introducing a high level of anti-oxidants to deliver hydration, firmness and radiance over time.
Step 6: Eye Care
This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT steps in a typical skincare regime. My sister once told me that when you turn 25, the first thing you should invest in is a good eye cream. Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Eye Cream provides excellent wrinkle care when done the right way. Always massage the eye cream softly on both your upper eyelids and lower eyelids. What I love about this particular eye cream is that its texture is rather goo-ey and hence provides easily absorption once massaged into the skin.
Step 7: Treat
Behold! The star product of the entire range: Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Whitening Essence. Every Korean girl’s skincare goal is to achieve translucent skin. Even if you have a darker skin tone like me, it is possible to achieve translucence when the skin is clear of dark spots and freckles. This whitening essence is packed with shiny pearl particles that is clearly visible, giving the skin instant radiance. Over time, this star treatment promises to effectively lighten any skin tone. I am definitely buying into this product as it is highly raved – and after trying it on myself, I know definitely lives up to its name. Afterall, pearls are known to the the secret behind youthful skin.
Step 8: Moisturize
Another crucial step is to moisturize your skin. Personally, I know that you can never have enough moisturizers. Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Whitening Emulsion brightens dull and uneven skin tone whilst leaving skin soft and velvety.
Step 9: Seal
The Myeonghan Miindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Moisture Cream captured the attention of ALL the girls in the room. Why? There were gold particles in the cream so apparent that we could actually count them individually. How amazing and generous is that?! The importance of this step is to seal in your skins ability to hold in moisture from all the previous steps and also provides additional moisturizing and whitening effects.
Step 10: Sun Care
One of The Face Shop’s most popular products is their sun care range. There are two different formulas that is suited for different skin types – for oily skin, Natural Sun Eco Sebum Control Moisture Sun SPF 40 PA++ helps to control sebum without drying out skin. For normal/combi skin, Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream SPF 45 PA++ will do the job. Given that it is literally impossible of walk out of the house without sunscreen on your face (especially if you live in Singapore), this product is a definitely must-have given the many positive reviews written on it.
Would YOU go all the way for flawless skin?
P.S. Thank you June + The Face Shop Singapore for the invite! x