You may have already heard of the Korean "7 skin method," a beauty trend that requires you to layer a toner or a lightweight essence seven times in a row. It's a good alternative to heavy creams and serums, since it gives the same hydrating boost minus the greasiness that might come with thicker products. Needless to say, it's great for Pinays who deal with a hot, humid climate on a daily basis!
In case you want to give the routine a try, here are products to add to your skincare arsenal:
COSRX Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner
P675, Skin Care Curator
Galacto-what? Otherwise known as pitera, galactomyces ferment filtrate is a by-product of yeast fermentation that brightens dull skin and nourishes from within.
Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Skin
P678, SM Megamall
When choosing a toner to layer, keep in mind that Korean brands also market them as "skin." Try this one for a refreshing pick-me-up at the end of the day.
Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner EX
P699, The SM Store Makati
This watery toner contains Magnolia tree bark extract to keep skin elastic and enhance its translucence.
Etude House Pink Vital Water Facial Toner
P798, SM Megamal
Hate overwhelming your skin with heavy layers? This quick-absorbing yet super hydrating toner is for you! Bonus points for that sweet peach scent.
The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Revitalizing Toner
P1,495, SM Megamall
Koreans have been harnessing the benefits of ginseng in skincare for ages. We're definitely recent converts, after learning about its ability to encourage collagen production in the body.
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Toner
P1,215, SM North EDSA
If your skin craves the nourishing and comforting hug that comes with honey-based products, you'll love this. It also contains propolis extract and royal jelly to revitalize, strengthen, and protect from breakouts and blemishes.
Erborian Eau Ginseng Concentrated Lotion
P2,119, Sephora Philippines
Don't let the name fool you! The consistency is a cross between a toner and an essence, which means your skin will have no problem drinking in all that ginseng goodness.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner
P540, Althea Philippines
It's tough finding a product that agrees with sensitive skin, but this toner is a good bet. It gently soothes and moisturizes skin with 90.89 percent Bulgarian rose water.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by FemaleNetwork.com editors.