Shortening your skincare routine doesn't have to mean sacrificing results. Instead of cutting out steps, for example, have your regimen consist of multi-tasking products. They call this method "skip-care" in Korea, and it's all about sticking to essential and hardworking items so you can achieve your skin goals without piling on too much.
Need examples? Check out the products below:
1. Eye Cream + Moisturizer: AHC The Pure Real Eye Cream for Face
This product is a best-seller in Korea (apparently, one tube is sold every three seconds) for its anti-aging benefits and the fact that it's designed to be used both as an eye cream and a moisturizer for all over the face and neck.
2. Moisturizer + SPF + Antioxidant: Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30 PA+++
Instead of layering three separate skincare products in the morning, you can just wear one coat of this hydrating and vitamin C-infused sunscreen from Murad that protects you from harmful UV rays as it helps even out your skin tone.
3. Lip Balm + Soothing Balm: Dr. Pawpaw Original Balm
P595, Beauty Bar
This product might be popularly used as a lip balm, but it can soothe any patch of dry and irritated skin on your face and body as well, thanks to a combination of healing fermented papaw and moisture-locking petrolatum.
4. Toner + Exfoliator: Snailwhite Glow Potion AHA BHA Toner
Aside from balancing your skin's pH level, this exfoliating toner has chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid and glycolic acid that can help unclog your pores and remove dead skin cells in one sweep.
5. SPF + Makeup Primer: Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Protecting SPF 30
P2095, My Mercier Concierge (Password: MyMercier2020)
If you're having trouble finding a sunscreen that doesn't mess with your makeup, opt for a primer with SPF instead. This product from Laura Mercier, for example, was specifically created to blend seamlessly with makeup while serving as a barrier between your skin and the sun.