Skip Care Is The Latest K-Beauty Trend That's Taken Over The Skincare Industry

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This latest Korean skincare routine for oily skin will not only reduce the time you invest in your regimen, but also give you the same amazing results

Although we love the 10-step Korean skincare routine, its not possible to follow it religiously every, single, day. Rolling out of the bed and investing an hour on exfoliants, moisturisers and serums on your oily and acne prone skin can get a little overwhelming. And while it is an effective regimen, a push back at a simple routine with fewer steps is a welcome change. That's when skip-care, the the latest Korean skincare routine for oily skin comes into picture. 

This latest millennial trend is all about giving your skin some much-needed TLC, without involving all the 10 steps.

As the Korean brand AmorePacific told Byrdie, "Skip-care is a skincare method that allows you to identify the essential ingredients for your skin and avoid the use of unnecessary products for a simpler, yet proper, skincare routine." 

Skip-Care: The Latest Korean Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

So how exactly does skip-care work, you might wonder. Well, simply put, it is stripping back on products and using only those you know actually work. Given your acne prone or oily skin, you may not actually need all those products are once. 

Therefore, this type of skincare regimen allows you to take a step back and evaluate what you really need. For instance, instead of using one product for just one benefit, you should look for products that have multiple benefits. 

Interestingly, this trend has come from Korea and not developed in the West. Most Korean millennials also want products that have maximised usage and are not just created for a singular benefit.

For instance, Korean brand Laneige recently launched a new toner-cum-moisturiser hybrid product called Cream Skin. It has a watery consistency that acts like a toner, but also contains oils that keeps hydration intact. Thankfully, there are many other Korean beauty products that know how to multi-task. 

These are our personal faves if you want to try skip-care, this latest Korean skincare routine for oily skin. 

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1. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask | S$42

 
 
 
 
 
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When you hear sleeping mask, it rings too many alarm bells, especially if you have oily and acne-prone skin. Would it suit your sensitive skin? Will it break you out? Is it even effective?

But after I used it for a week, I can safely say that my opinion of it is as positive as it gets. I have oily and acne prone skin and even so, it did not break me out and kept the moisture locked in. In fact, in the mornings my face would no longer have any flaky skin and it was super smooth.   

2. Mamonde Hydrating Beauty Water | S$25

 
 
 
 
 
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Another great find was the Mamonde rose beauty water. Instead of using my regular toners in the morning, I would use this rose flower extract water and wow! Not only did my face smell of fragrant roses, but my skin was left soft, supple and most importantly, clean. 

It contains rose extract and glycerin that hydrates, while lactic acid and citric acid gently exfoliate the skin. It's not over drying as most toners are and is definitely one product we recommend. 

3. Innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum | S$36

 
 
 
 
 
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Forget your usual moisturisers and opt for this one. It has green tea extract which means its perfect for oily and acne prone skin. The company also uses a proprietary extraction process, which means you get more benefits from it than any regular green tea product. 

It's also incredibly moisturising and soothing and a perfect addition to a Korean skincare routine for oily skin. 

4. Iope Derma Gentle Cica Cream | S$41.50

 
 
 
 
 
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There are many cica creams, if you're in the market for them but this one certainly takes the cake, because of its one key ingredient-- centella asiatica (also popularly known as tiger grass). It's a powerful herb that is known for its soothing, healing and rejuvenating abilities. It's perfect for somebody who has eczema or burns or any sensitive skin issue. 

It also contains pantheon and cypress tree extract that strengthen the skin, while centella asiatica soothes. Although you should use it for your face, feel free to try it all over your body, especially in problematic skin areas. 

5. Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel | S$36

 
 
 
 
 
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And finally, never leave the house or stay in it without your sunscreen lotion. While you may already have plenty of these, the Make pr:em blue ray sun gel is a great buy. Here's why. It contains chia seed extract, brightening niacinamide, as well as centella asiatica. So it not only protects your skin, but also soothes it (because of tiger grass). 

Interestingly, the gel has a velvety finish and its perfect for us oily and acne prone skin gals. You can even use it as a highlighter on top of your makeup to add that extra shine and glow. That's why its the best addition to your now five-step Korean skincare routine for oily skin. 

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