When you are still young you are not that concerned about anti-aging, but as we grow older, our skin starts producing less collagen and cell turnover becomes slower, causing the skin to sag and lose elasticity. This leads to wrinkles in nooks and crannies, sunspots, and drooping in places we don’t want.
The key is picking products that contain more potent, effective ingredients that are geared to penetrating deep into the layers of the skin. You’ll want to focus on products that plump, hydrate, firm, brighten and protect the skin’s moisture barrier. Keep reading for our tips and K-beauty product recommendations that cater to your skin’s needs!
Step 1: Oil cleanser
|Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil||Missha Super Off Cleansing Oil - Dryness Off|
For a good clean, we recommend Klavuu’s Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil with pearl extract, which works to hydrate and brighten dull skin. With a trio of naturally derived oils - safflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil and macadamia seed oil - that cleanses pores and removes makeup and sunscreen, but also soothes and heals dry, cracked skin.
Another recommended oil cleanser is the Missha Super Off Cleansing Oil - Dryness Off. This cleanser contains Argan oil and almond oil (sources of vitamin E and fatty acids) to deeply moisturise the skin and effectively melt away heavy makeup and impurities. It’s also free of potential irritants like mineral oils, synthetic fragrance and parabens.
Step 2: Water-based cleanser
|d'Alba Peptide No-Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser||Neogen Dermalogy Real Calendula Cleansing Water|
The star ingredients of d’Alba’s Peptide No-Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser is white truffle, which works to speed up cell renewal, shedding away dead skin cells and revealing newer ones for fresher and younger-looking skin.
If you’re a fan of micellar waters, then you should try Neogen Dermalogy Real Calendula Cleansing Water. This cleansing water wipes excess dirt, oil and sebum away with ease, while hydrating the skin. The real calendula petals calm redness and calendula is also well known for being antioxidant-rich and a collagen booster, making this an all-round anti-aging, second-step cleanser.
Step 3: Exfoliate | Every three days
|COSRX One Step Green Hero Calming Pad|
Exfoliating is essential in your skincare routine. It can be used several times a week to improve your skin texture; it helps fade pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and blemishes. If you use a good exfoliator it effectively helps your other skincare products to enter deep inside the pores, delivering the necessary nutrients in your skin. You want a gentle formula with a lower risk of damaging skin, because the natural cell turnover slows down from your 20s. BHA's and AHA's can leave a sensitive skin red and irritated. That’s why we recommend COSRX One Step Green Hero Calming Pad with PHA's, which is a milder exfoliant. It also contains soothing Centella Asiatica extracts and Centella Asiatica water.
TIP: it can also be used as a sleeping pack.
Step 4: Toner
|Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin|
A toner preps your skin to better absorb the products that are being used after. You should avoid harsh toners and go for a calming, moisturising one like Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin. This toner is moisturising, fights visible signs of ageing to ensure a smoother complexion and enhance elasticity, as well as recover the skin and heal inflammations.
Step 5: Essence
|COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence|
An essence adds an extra layer of moisture onto your skin with its powerful ingredients. Snail mucin boosts hydration, wards off acne, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking for the top must-have Korean Beauty product, the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is the one to use.
Step 6: Treatment
|Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule|
Treatments include ampoules, serums and other treatments for targeting a specific skin concern. The Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is an anti-ageing serum that visibly reduces signs of aging and improves skin’s elasticity. It contains 10 probiotics to provide moisture, strengthen the skin barrier and adds a luminous glow to your skin.
Step 7: Mask
|Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack|
This step isn’t needed every evening, typically people apply a face mask between 2-5 times a week. A face mask can target any concerns, so you can make sure to stick with masks that are anti-aging and moisturising. Like Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask which is moisturising, skin lifting, skin improving and has a cooling effect. This all-in-one multi-care cosmetic has functional ingredients such as Arbutin and Adenosine which help brighten the skin and remove wrinkles.
Step 8: Eyecare
|Petitfée Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches||Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin Eye Cream|
The skin surrounding your eyes is delicate and wrinkles can easily form there. Losing collagen in your eye area does not only cause wrinkles, but dark circles too. The Petitfée Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches contain a high level of collagen and hydrating properties leaving the skin around the eyes glowing and moisturised. The eye patches can be used 2-3 times a week, when you feel like your eyes are in need of refreshment. For daily use, we recommend Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin Eye Cream, a luxurious eye cream that treats deep wrinkles and strengthens the skin to fight against ageing by itself and delivers a rich nourishing effect to the skin. The eye cream contains Niacinamide, with several proven benefits for the skin, a great anti-ageing, wrinkles smoothing ingredient and it fades dark spots/circles.
Step 9: Cream
|Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask||Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop|
This is your last step in the evening or your second-last step during the daytime. For mature skin, we recommend sticking with creams for extra hydration. If your go-to moisturiser isn’t cutting it anymore, we recommend swapping it for a nourishing overnight mask a few times a week. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask can be used as a moisturising cream and as a sleeping mask. This cream mask has a brightening effect, improves elasticity and protects skin from harmful UV rays. For the best results combine with Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop.
Step 10: Sun protection
|Neogen Dermalogy Day Light Protection Sunscreen SPF50/PA+++|
The main enemy when it comes to premature aging is the sun. Sunscreen needs to be worn every day, even on the weekends, and needs to be reapplied every two hours. Make applying sunscreen a part of your everyday routine to protect your skin and prevent dark spots. This lightweight, nourishing sunscreen contains rose, honey and raspberry extract: Neogen Dermalogy - Day Light Protection Sunscreen SPF50/PA+++.
We hope this guide helps those with mature skin to make their skin look as young, moisturised and glowy as possible.
Would you follow this beauty regime on a daily basis? Feel free to share your favourite products in the comments below.
Have a glowy day!