Korean Beauty Routine with American Products

Interested in Korean beauty products but unsure how to find the products or create the same effect? Lately, the biggest trend sweeping the beauty world is the multi-step Korean skincare routine. Many beauty vloggers, gurus, and bloggers obsess over Korea’s beauty regime. Nine steps may seem like a lot compared to American skincare routines, but you’ll want to try the whole routine to see why beauty pros swear by it. The American products below produce the same effect as Korean beauty products without the hassle of finding a Korean makeup store or searching online!

  1.  Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover

The first step in the Korean skincare routine is to eliminate your eye and lip makeup. In Korea, they love using oil-based removers to clear their eyes and lips after a long day of work or school. In America, the Neutrogena Makeup Remover does the exact same thing and doesn’t sting your eyes after use. What I loved about this product was that it was super lightweight and erased waterproof mascara. No more panda eyes! Available at your local shopping center.

  1. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub

The double cleanse treatment is taking Korea by storm. Exfoliation is a must in Korea because it cleans out the muck in your pores. Make-up, dirt, and other bad particles collect and cause acne and redness. In America, Neutrogena’s Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub is the perfect exfoliating cream mirroring Korean exfoliation. Not only does scrub purify your skin, but it also leaves your skin baby soft. A tip with the pore scrub- you can use it as a lip scrub too! Available at your local shopping center.

3.  Clean & Clear Facial Cleanser

For the second part of the Korean double cleanse treatment, a lightweight face cleanser is your go-to item. Koreans use a light cleanser because pores are open, so scrubbing in harsh facial cleansers could cause worse outcomes on your skin. In America, Clean & Clear Facial Cleanser is a super lightweight cleanser that is refreshing and is similar to many different Korean cleansers. Useful tip: if you run out of eye makeup remover, Clean & Clear Facial Cleanser erases mascara and eyeliner! Available at your local shopping center.

  1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Adding a splash of cleansing water brightens and refreshes your face after a good scrub. In Korea, they use cleansing water or face mist for a quick refresher. In America, I enjoy using Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to hydrate my skin. A tricky obstacle is that the cleansing water is very watery; so, using your fingers and palms will be of no use. Cotton swatches are the perfect teammate. For better results splash about 5 drops onto the swatch or you will be drowning in a puddle of water! Available at your local shopping center.

  1. Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner (Sensitive Skin)

Toner is a Korean skincare connoisseur’s best friend. In Korea, they use toner to collect the remaining pesky particles on their skin like a vacuum. In America, Burt’s Bees Rosewater is great for sensitive skin because the rose essence reacts with the chemicals in the toner and creates a refreshing feeling. The best part about rose water is that it smells wonderful! Available at Walgreens.

  1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Toner

In Korea, there are many different toners for each skin type. For people with acne-prone skin, America’s Neutrogena’s Acne Stress Control Toner works well with clearing up any skin blemishes and redness. Available at your local shopping center.

  1. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer

In Korea, the saying is a daily moisturizer keeps your skin soft and clear. After the first 5 steps, your skin is an easy target for bad particles and acne. You want to close your pores. In America, Aveeno’s Ultra-Calming Moisturizer is really gentle on the skin after a deep cleanse. Available at your local shopping center.

  1. Lancôme Eye Cream

In Korea, they use eye cream to shield their faces from crow’s feet and dark circles. Eye cream brightens and removes puffiness from your eyes, so you don’t look like a zombie as you drag yourself to work or school. In America, I like to use Lancôme’s eye cream because the consistency is very similar to Korean eye creams. With this eye cream, a little goes a long way! Available at many department stores.

  1. Olay PROX Wrinkle Cream

Wrinkles may not be your biggest concern, but your skin stops producing collagen as a teenager. In Korea, they start using wrinkle creams as soon as they enter high school. No worries if you have never tried wrinkle creams. In America, Olay’s PROX Wrinkle Cream resembles many of the creams in Korea. Wrinkle cream not only reduces wrinkles, but gives your skin extra softness! Available at your local shopping center.

  1. L’Oréal Age Perfect Night Cream

In Korea, a person cannot end the night without topping their face with creamy night cream. The thick cream will soften, brighten, and tighten your face overnight. In America, L’Oréal’s Age Perfect Night Cream mirrors the consistency, the feeling, and the effect as Korean night creams. Whenever I use this cream, I cannot stop touching my face in the morning! Available at your local shopping center.


Who says that you need to be in South Korea or buy from the Internet? With these products, you will have flawless skin without having to bend your back and empty your pockets!

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