Skin Care

7 Steps of Korean Skin Care & Korean Beauty Trend To Follow In 2023

As we kissed goodbye to 2022, it’s time to make new year’s resolutions. So, what new year resolution have you made for 2023? I will suggest you start it by taking better care of your skin. And when it comes to skincare, Korean beauty, and Korean skin care routine take over the world. Korean glass skin is truly healthy skin as it follows the ritual of “skin first, makeup second”. Thousands of skincare trends may come and go, but the craze of having healthy skin like K-beauty doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
While drinking plenty of water and eating healthy are the obvious choices for having healthy skin, following the steps of korean skincare or a Korean beauty routine will surely level up your skincare game.

7 Secrets of Korean Skin Care Routine & Korean Beauty Tips

Step into 2023 with these K-beauty trends, and I promise your skin will shine just as bright as your new year.

1. Multi-Functional Products:

My skincare resolution for 2023 is to follow the minimal beauty routine as the infamous 10 step korean skin care trend has declined in popularity, and ‘less is more’ is a new approach. A simplifying skin care routine seems to prevail everywhere in 2023. Products that have more than one function are the new love of Gen Zers, and Korean beauty keep up with this craze while retaining essential skincare values.

Now, both guys and gals have abandoned multi-step routines and embraced a multitasking product that can simplify their daily makeup routine. A multi-functional product that can work as a double-edged sword for skincare and makeup seems to be a magic wand for today’s generation. Any skin care or beauty product that not only pampers and beautifies the skin but also saves time before the mirror is the new darlings for Gen Zers. Such best Korean skin care products are really shining high and driving people’s attention.

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2. Minimalist Formulas:

Sensitive skin has been an increasing issue of Gen Zers, definitely due to city pollution, over-exfoliation, hectic work schedule and stressful lifestyle. Therefore, people turn to simple skincare formulas, and Korean’s minimalist principles are topping the trend. Skin care products that don’t contain more than ten ingredients are at the forefront in 2023. This is why brands like iUNIK act on minimalist formulas, and customers love using their beauty products.

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3. Active Ingredients Remain To Be The Beauty Staple In 2023:

Some ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Yuja, Propolis, Pearl, Retinol and Niacinamide have been trending in the beauty industry for a while and does not seem to go down in 2023 and the years ahead. Why? Obviously, their benefits are undeniable and endless. As long as healthy skin is the K-beauty trend and Korean beauty rules over the beauty industry, these hero ingredients will always top the skincare products’ list. But what sets Korean skin care products apart is how beauty brands re-formulate these ingredients to make effective Korean face cream and other beauty products. With that said, be a smart beauty buyer!

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4. Vitamin A And Vitamin C Infused Skincare :

Vitamin A and vitamin C have also stepped into the spotlight due to their active skincare properties. These vitamins infused skincare will easily chime in 2023, and they will stand true to the K-beauty trend as well. So, Korean brands are sure to release more retinol products in the new year. Vitamin A and C claim to hydrate skin, heal blemishes and deliver younger-looking skin. Also, these efficacious ingredients target different skin needs like skin brightening, skin-smoothing, anti-aging and fewer breakouts.

The skincare and beauty industry is sure to have some more face oils, sheet masks, serums, cleansers, toners, and other topical products infused with the properties of these skin amicable ingredients. So, the next time you buy your beauty essentials, make sure it is enriched with the properties of vitamin A and C.

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5. Skin Care And Self-Care Go Hand In Hand In Korean Skin Care:

Thanks to the pandemic to raise awareness for self care, and this trend is not going to die off anytime soon. COVID-19 has given hype to this taboo topic and stirred the people to take better care of themselves.

Self-care has been a timeless topic in Korea. It extends beyond skincare and includes physical wellness and mental wellness too. In fact, presenting the best version of yourself is considered the social norm in Korea. So, self-care is deep-rooted to the core of Korean culture and will be passed on from generation to generation.

Since Korean beauty inspires the world, the self-care practice has prevailed its wings across the globe. Even my granny takes care of herself very well. I believe that in 2023, more Indian, Western and Korean brands will hop on the bandwagon of ‘self-care is skincare’ as their attention shifts to the rising wellness drive. You can get glass skin or healthy skin with self-care, not with just skincare.

As a busy urbanite, for me, skincare is just double cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection. Everything else I do is self-care that does include skincare also. You too should have your definition of “self-care” and not follow just superfluous trends. As a simple self-care practice, you can follow the floating K-beauty trend to use sheet masks or sleeping masks before going to bed and waking up with glowing skin.


6. Korean Hi-Tech Beauty Revolution:

For the past few years, the demand for hi-tech beauty devices such as Ultrasonic Facial Cleanser, Facial Hair Remover, Ultrasonic Pore Extractor And Serum Infuser, Acne Extractor, Face Massager, LED Masks etc. has steadily increased. The pandemic has also accelerated this at-home beauty tech trend. No wonder, if your next Korean beauty products come from Korean tech giant Samsung or LG and not from a typical skincare brand.

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7. Fermented Ingredients For Redefined Beauty:

Fermentation is a traditional K-beauty trend. Fermented rice water, beer, wine, yoghurt, kimchi etc. are the popular Korean beauty ingredients favourable for skin and hair. Popular beauty brands have been using this practice for years simply because fermented ingredients are good at protecting our skin’s barriers, stimulating collagen production and fighting against premature ageing. Also, fermentation extends the shelf-life of a skincare product.

These are the best Korean beauty and korean skin care tips that will travel far in 2023 and beyond.

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Manjari is a writer, self care junkie and self-professed beauty connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in multimedia and 10+ years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for taking on new challenges knows no bounds. Working closely with skin specialists, cosmetologists, beauty experts, health coaches, makeup artists and hairstylists, she manages to bring something new and essential every single time.

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