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The "skip care" method allows you to use minimal products that provide essential nutrients to your skin.

A look at the minimalist ‘skip care’ beauty routine

By Hannah Mallorca Published Nov 18, 2020 12:53 am

By now, many are already obsessed with the magic of Korean skincare.

Who can forget life-changing products such as cleansing balms, sheet masks and essences? Not to mention well-known methods, such as double cleansing and a 10-plus-step routine, are used by many skincare junkies and celebrities everywhere.

The popular 10-plus-step skincare regimen is said to produce glowing and youthful skin every Korean celebrity has. But it’s hard to commit to this routine especially when you’re lazy or you’re on a budget.

According to beauty platform Byrdie’s interview with cosmetics brand Amore Pacific, Korean millennials have shifted to the “skip care” routine to maintain their beautiful skin. It’s a method that allows you to use minimal products that provide essential nutrients your skin needs.

Let’s be real, not everyone has the time or money to commit to a full skincare routine. But with “skip care,” it’s perfect when you’re looking for a more minimalist approach to take care of your skin.

Here are some products to help you get started with your “skip care” regimen.

Outflety Reusable Cotton Pads

Outflety Reusable Cotton Pads

Before applying your desired product, make sure to have cotton pads in your skincare kit. These reusable cotton pads from Outflety are a great way to start.

The cotton pads are made out of bamboo fibers which allow you to apply any product on your skin without irritations. It comes with a small drawstring bag that’s perfect when you’re always on the go.

Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In Moisturizing Cleansing Foam

Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In Moisturizing Cleansing Foam

This foamy cleanser from Senka is perfect for those who are looking for products that focus on hydrating the skin. It’s also allergy-tested and suits all skin types.

You don’t need to use too much of the product. Just squeeze at least two centimeters on your hand, then rub it until it turns foamy.

The perfect whip cleansing foam combines the hydrating properties of a moisturizer and essence—and you can get all three products in one.

Laneige Cream Skin Refiner

LANEIGE Cream Skin Refiner

A toner removes any trace of dirt and impurities on your skin, makes it smoother and restores its pH level.

The Laneige cream skin refiner is more than a regular toner. It improves your skin’s moisture barrier — giving it a youthful glow. It features moisturizing and hydrating properties extracted from white tea leaf water.

You can use the product as a toner, moisturizer or a facial mist.

Ellana Green Tea + Tea Tree Serum Spray

Ellana Green Tea + Tea Tree Serum Spray

If you have acne-prone and reactive skin, rejoice for the solution! This green tea and tea tree serum spray from Ellana is your best friend.

The serum spray is made with pure plant extracts to help fight blemishes and prevent dullness. It combines the energizing benefits of a serum and cooling properties of a face mist to keep your skin smooth and acne-free.

It’s also vegan, environment-friendly, talc-free and cruelty-free.

Ellana Uplift Hydrating Niacinamide + Vitamin C Serum Spray

Ellana Uplift Hydrating Niacinamide + Vitamin C Serum Spray

On the other hand, if you have sensitive skin that’s prone to hyperpigmentation, this Ellana serum spray is perfect for you.

Like its counterpart, it combines the features of a serum and face mist in one product. It’s also cruelty-free, talc-free, vegan and environment-friendly.

This serum spray is made with 89.6-percent pure pomegranate extracts to brighten and hydrate your skin. It also includes the energizing benefits of niacinamide and vitamin C.

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

Many skincare junkies end their regimen with a moisturizer and sleeping mask to lock in all nutrients on the skin.

Enjoy the moisturizing and hydrating benefits of both products in one with the Laneige water sleeping mask. It features a light gel substance that restores your skin’s natural balance as you sleep.

Apply this sleeping mask and allow it to work its magic as you sleep. You’ll look like you’ve stepped out of a relaxing facial when you wake up.

A'Bloom Limited Edition Fruit Facial Mask Set

A'BLOOM Limited Edition Fruit Facial Mask Set


Yes, a minimal skincare regimen is a trend. But it doesn’t mean that you’ll skip on pampering and giving your skin love. 

This sheet mask set from A’Bloom is a quick and easy way to make your skin radiant. It features the benefits of a serum and face mask to make you look fresh even when you’re on the go.

Each sheet mask includes the benefits of various fruits to keep your skin hydrated, firm, blemish-free and nourished. 

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