Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Five: Masks

This is step five of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first four, you can read step one here, read step two hereread step three here, and read step four here.

You may wonder how step five of ATOPALM’s Korean skin care regimen could be masks since ATOPALM.com doesn’t feature any face masks! While K-beauty flew to popularity with the use of sheet masks, that’s one arena that ATOPALM USA hasn’t joined.

Why? Because our skin care creams make such excellent face masks on their own! Since we know that ATOPALM creams can double as face masks, we believe that our customers should get to stick to the formulas they love, and not worry about adding more products to their skin care routine.

One thing to note is that, while K-beauty masks are listed as step five of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen, this does not mean that you should use a face mask cream as your fourth step every day. Rather, incorporate this deep moisturizing process once or twice a week, preferably in the evening.

If you’re looking forward to using your favorite ATOPALM cream as a face mask, but you’re not sure where to begin, read on to learn how to apply ATOPALM cream as a face mask.

Step one: choose a cream. Any ATOPALM cream can technically be used as a face mask, but we do have a couple of recommendations based on the various ingredients and formula concentrations we offer on ATOPALM.com.

For example, Intensive Moisturizing Cream is our best-selling moisturizer and can be used as a face mask, but you may see more noticeable results when using one of our Real Barrier formulas, due to the presence of the Real Barrier three-calming complex. Likewise, extremely dry or sensitive skin types may prefer to use an ATOPALM 130+ formula as their face mask to give their skin an intense dose of moisture and comfort.

Step two: begin your skin care process, with step one, step two, step three, and step four of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen. When you get to step five (normally Moisturize), move instead into the face mask application process. Note that step four is Treatment, but does include some of our face creams that can be used for treatment purposes. If your mask cream of choice is one of these treatment products, you can apply your mask as step four of the regimen.

Step three: apply as a mask. Instead of gently patting your cream into your skin, apply a thicker-than-normal layer and allow it to sink in gradually. This allows the cream to begin moisturizing immediately, but also to “drink in” the formula naturally, resulting in a more natural moisturization process. It also gives the formula’s active ingredients time to begin working on the surface of the skin before penetrating deeper to repair and replenish from the inside out.

You will be amazed at the difference this application process makes, even if you’re using your normal daily moisturizer as a mask! If you try this special face mask application, please leave us a comment below to let us know your thoughts!

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Back to School K-Beauty Hacks for Moms

School’s back in session, which means you’re back to drop off lines and PTA meetings. Don’t let crammed mornings get in the way of taking care of your skin — just turn to these ATOPALM Korean beauty skin care tricks to keep your skin happy, healthy, and beautiful without demanding too much time.

These time-saving formulas can be used on their own if you’re in a rush, or incorporated into a more complete Korean skin care routine when you have more time to spare!

Cleanse with Cleansing Water, ATOPALM’s own water-free cleanser! This formula actually cleans skin without the use of water, meaning you can simply swipe skin to purify it before moving onto your next skin care step! MLE and other moisturizers wrap your skin in its first layer of moisture, making sure you stay far away from the dryness and tightness associated with harsh skin care cleansers.

 

Moisturize with Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream. Formulated once again with MLE, this excellent cream provides your skin with a richer dose of moisture while also perfectly prepping it for makeup application. Think of it as your day cream and makeup primer in one quick step!

 

 

Body care is just as important as face skin care, so don’t forget to treat your shoulders, knees, and toes (and everywhere in between) with Moisturizing Body Lotion. This lush formula features MLE and other skin-boosting ingredients to repair the skin’s natural lipid layer on the entire body.

 

These three go-to formulas may not be a complete Korean beauty regimen, but they sure get the job done when you’re short on time!

Review: Real Barrier Cica Cream for Irritated Skin

요즘 꼭꼭 바르는 애정 재생크림이에요!!

A regenerative cream that I always apply these days!

트러블에도 좋고
울긋불긋 민감해진 피부도
불긋한 기를 없애주는
리얼베리어 시카릴리프 크림이에요
Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream is great for breakouts, irritated sensitive skin, and also helps reduce redness of skin.


재생크림이라는 애칭과 딱! 맞는 피부변화를
선사해줘서 기분이 좋아요

It certainly lives up to its nickname of ‘regenerative cream.’ I am so happy with this product for the way it changes my skin.

꾸준히 발라서 피부장벽을 튼튼하게!

I am going to apply this regularly to strengthen my skin barrier!

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=26809

Korean Skin Care Review: Real Barrier Cica Cream

시카프릴리프 사용후기

Review of Cicarelief

얼굴이 민감하게 올라온 것도 많이 가라앉았지만 무엇보다도 팔이 햇빛으로 심하게 자극 받은데다가 제가 긁어서 많이 붓고 따가웠는데 일주일 이상 꾸준히 바르니까 삼일째부터 살결이 보송보송 해지고 가렵지도 않더라구요. 지금 품절인데 재입고 되면 바로 다시 구입할겁니다! 근데 용량이 좀 작아요 ㅠㅠ

The cream not only worked on the sensitive breakouts on my face, but it really did its magic on my arms that were severely burnt from sunlight and had gotten swollen and irritated after I had scratched them. I applied the cream for a week and after the third day my skin started to feel soft and less itchy. It’s out of stock right now, but I plan on buying it again as soon as it is restocked! The volume is a little small though.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=28569

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Four: Treatment

This is step four of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first three, you can read step one here, read step two here, and read step three here.

This step focuses on targeted skin care treatments. Consider step four your way to diversify your skin care regimen and pay attention to your biggest skin care concerns.

One thing to remember is that the K-Beauty regimen puts a lot of emphasis on truly caring for the skin, not just with the right products, but with how you touch and manipulate your skin. All of your products should be gently applied, with more of a tapping or massaging motion than a rough rubbing motion, and treatments are no exception.

Since the treatment step is your chance to focus on your skin care concern, here are a few ATOPALM products that can be used depending on what you’re concerns are. You can use as many or few as you like, as all ATOPALM products are designed to work together without stressing the skin.

 

Concern: Aging Skin
Product: Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex

Formulated with peptides, vitamin C, and an anti-aging skin care activator known as K6PC5, Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex is all you need to fight fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and other visible signs of aging. It of course also features MLE to further hydrate skin, which adds an extra boost of anti-aging action as it allows skin to maintain a youthful plumpness and suppleness.

 

Concern: Extreme Dryness and Sensitivity
Product: ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol

While all ATOPALM products are created with moisture and the skin’s lipid barrier in mind, ATOPALM 130+ is specially formulated for extremely dry, sensitive, and compromised skin types. Formulated with 30% more active ingredients, ATOPALM 130+ features our richest, most replenishing products. Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol takes this a step further with its star ingredient —you guessed it — panthenol, which is well-known for its deep soothing abilities.

 

Concern: Externally Irritated and Acne-Prone Skin
Product: Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream

One of our newest products is also one of our best treatments for acne blemishes, as well as skin that’s been irritated by external aggressors, like poison oak and ivy. These traits also make it an excellent treatment for use after minor dermatological procedures. Alongside MLE, Cicarelief Cream uses calamine to deeply soothe irritation including redness, itching, and stinging. But the treatment doesn’t stop there! Cicarelief also features panthenol and madecassoside to continue comforting skin long after its been applied.

Concern: Getting the Most from Your Skin Care
Product: Real Barrier Intro Serum

If you don’t have a specific skin care concern, Intro Serum is for you! Think of it as a skin care booster — it actually maximizes the benefits you get from every other ATOPALM product. It can be used alongside any of the previously mentioned treatments, or as your one and only Korean skin care regimen treatment.

Real Barrier Cica Cream Review

구세주 시카릴리프!

My savior Cicarelief!

트러블전쟁에서 나를 구해주는 구세주!! 시카릴리프!! 트러블로 얼굴이 뒤집어졌을때 아침저녁으로 얼굴전체에 도포하고 자면 3일이면 얼굴이 깨끗해져요~^^ 효과를 본 이후로는 매일매일 데일리케어로 사용하는데ㅎ 양이….적…어도 너무너무 적….ㅜㅠ 한달이면 다 써요 심지어 꼬리쪽 파란부분의 반은 배송올때부터 비어 있…ㅜㅠ 대용량 좀 만들어 주쎄요!!

Cicarelief saved me from my war against breakouts. When my face breaks out I apply a layer all over my face day and night. In three days, my skin calms down and is clean again. After experiencing this amazing effect, I’ve been incorporating the cream into my daily routine. But the cream comes in such a small tube that I run out of it in a month. The blue part on the bottom of the tube even seemed a little empty when I first got it. Please make the product in larger size.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=28955

Real Barrier Review: Cica Cream and Essence Mist

재구매

Repurchased!

촉촉하고 순한 미스트예요! 전에 사용해보고 면세점에서 구입해서 쓰고 이번에 또 구입했네요^_^ 세번째 재구매면 말 다했죠 ㅋㅋ 너무 좋아요~ 아 그리고 전에 지인에게 선물했더니 너무 좋아했던 기억이 나요! 피부관리중에 제일 첫번째가 수분관리라는 생각이 들어 요즘 생활습관도 바꾸고 기초제품에도 신경쓰고 있는데 세안하고 제일 첫번째 단계로 요 미스트 듬뿍 뿌려 흡수시키는것 부터 시작해요. 그러면 다음 단계 화장품도 다 잘 흡수하더라구요! 요즘 손으로 얼굴에 바를 때 그 부드러운 느낌! 희열을 느껴요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

This is such such a gentle hydrating mist! I tried it before so I purchased it at a duty-free store and bought it again this time. So, that pretty much sums up how good this product is! Hahaha. I really like this product. I also remember that I bought one as a present for an acquaintance and she really liked it!

I think the first step to skin care is to keep the skin hydrated. So, I’ve changed my lifestyle and have been attentive to which skin care products I use. The first thing I do after cleansing my face is to spray my whole face with this mist so that my skin fully absorbs the mist. Then, all other makeup products is absorbed so nicely afterwards! I love the soft feeling when I apply it to my face with hands. It feels so nice. lol.

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K-Beauty Review: Real Barrier Intro Serum

리얼베리어 인트로세럼으로 첫단계 안티에이징 시작! 순하고 촉촉해요
Take the first step to anti-aging with the Real Barrier Intro Serum! It’s gentle and moisturizing.

새해가 오고나서부터 저 뿐만아니라 안티에이징 제품들로 많이 바꾸시는것 같아요
I think a lot of people including myself are changing their skin care products to anti-aging lines after new year..


안티에이징 제품들이 크림 또는 세럼만 있다고 생각하시는 분들도 많으실텐데, 
물론 저도 그렇게 생각해왔었기에~
하지만 이런 생각을 바꾸게 해준 제품이었어요

A lot of people think that there are only creams and serums in anti-aging products. Of course, I thought the same.

However, this product made me change that way of thinking.

 

아무리 좋은 안티에이징 제품들을 바르더라도 그 제품만을 사용하는것이 아닌
근본은 피부장벽을 지켜주면서 발라야한다는 것!
그래서 안티에이징의 기본은 피부장벽을 탄탄하게 가꿔주는것에서부터 시작된다고해요
피부장벽을 지켜주지 못하면 노화의 시작이니, 좋은 제품들 바르더라도.. 머… 안녕이죠..

Even when you use all the great anti-aging products, the key is to take care of the skin barrier while applying all those products!

The foundation of anti-aging starts with a healthy and strong skin barrier.

Aging starts when the skin barrier is not properly protected. So, it’s no use just applying good products.

 

첫 단계에 사용하는 제품 치고는 약간 묵직한 제형이에요
그렇다고 해서 쫀쫀하거나 끈적이는 타입은 아니랍니다
제가 여태 사용했던 첫 단계 제품들 중에서는 흘러내리거나 토너형태의 물같은 제형들이 많았는데요
리얼베리어 세럼 제품은 펌핑 후에 손을 세우더라도 뚝뚝! 떨어지지 않고 흘러내리는 속도도 느리더라구요

The consistency is slightly heavy for a product used as the first step in a skin care routine.

However, that doesn’t mean it is dense and sticky.

A lot of the products I’ve used as the first step in my skin care regimen had a runny, watery consistency like a toner.

But the Real Barrier Serum does not drip off from your hand quickly even when you raise your hand after putting a dab on it.

 

매일 아침 저도 첫단계에서 인트로 세럼 사용해보았어요

I tried the Intro Serum as the first step to my skin care routine every morning.

 

인트로세럼으로 첫단계 시작했는데, 
손등에 테스트 해보았을때랑은 또 다른 느낌이더라구요
얼굴의 속부터 촉촉함이 그대로 느껴지는!

It felt different than when I tested the resum on the back of my hand.

I could feel the moisture penetrating underneath my skin barrier.

 

발랐을때의 촉촉함이 흡수뒤에도 그대로 느껴지더라구요!
원래 첫단계에서 바르는 스킨케어 제품은 촉촉하다는 생각이 많이 들지 않았던 제품들이 대부분이었는데
인트로세럼은 첫단계에서도 촉촉함을 그대로 전해주는 제품이었던것 같아요 
발랐을때는 발림성에 또한번 !
흡수후에는 촉촉함에 한번! 놀랐던 제품이었네요

Even after it was completely absorbed, I could still feel the moisturizing effect.

Most of the products I used in the first step of my skin care routine did not feel very moisturizing, but Intro Serum leaves the skin feeling moisturized after the very first step.

I was first surprised by the feeling of application!

And I was surprised the second time again by the moisturizing feeling after complete absorption.

 

사용후에는 번들거리나 끈적임이 없어서 사용후 마무리감도 좋았던 제품이라
인트로세럼으로 저는 바로 첫단계 제품바꿨어요 🙂

The product leaves a nice finish without any stickiness or glossy look, so I changed my first step of skin care routine to Intro Serum. 😊

 

안티에이징 제품들 시중에 많이 나와 있지만, 
근본은 수분장벽을 지키는 것에서부터 시작!
저도 주름 미백 케어 이전에 수분장벽부터 사수할려구요!

There are a lot of anti-aging products out on the market, but the first step to anti-aging is maintaining a good moisture balance in your skin barrier.

I plan on taking care of the moisture balance in my skin barrier before worrying about wrinkles and brightening skin care.

 

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The Best Korean Skin Care for Babies and Children

Before ATOPALM became the #1 best-selling dry skin care in Korea, it started as one simple product created to treat ectopic dermatitis in babies and children. In fact, MLE itself was only discovered due to a father’s desire to heal his sons of their eczema!

ATOPALM founder Dr. Park found that all of the existing treatments for atopic dermatitis had harsh side effects, including thinning of the skin. He set out to find a treatment that would heal his children’s skin without adverse effects, and what he found would change the world of skin care.

This discovery was a MLE (Multi-Lamellar Emulsion), an ingredient that perfectly mimics the skin’s natural lipid structure. Not only that, it allows for quick and thorough ingredient absorption, which means that all of the skin care products containing MLE would work more efficiently.

Today, ATOPALM is respected and beloved around the world, but many people don’t even realize that it can be used to treat the skin of babies and children! Our original product, Intensive Moisturizing Cream, is one of the safest and gentlest ways to heal and protect the ultra sensitive skin of our youngest loved ones.

ATOPALM MLE soothes and calms dry skin and sensitive skin without the use of parabens or other harmful ingredients. It isn’t greasy or cloying, and it provides instant relief, which makes it great for use on children. Lastly, ATOPALM is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, ensuring safe use on your little one’s skin.

Your baby deserves the best in everything, including skin care. You don’t have to settle for cheap baby wash just because it’s the norm! Caring for the delicate skin of children takes more than drugstore oatmeal creams; what your child needs is true skin care.

Don’t take our word for it; try ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream on your child’s skin and see the results for yourself. Shop today to claim a special low price, available only on ATOPALM.com.

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 OUR PRICE: $25.20
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K-Beauty Review: Real Barrier Extreme Cream

같은 제품을 다섯통 이상 산 건 처음이에요

This is the first time I’ve bought more than five of the same product.

저는 속은 건조하고 겉은 조금 기름이 도는 복합성 피부고 저희 엄마는 심한 건성이라 항상 다른 제품의 크림을 각자 사용했는대 아토팜을 만나고 같은 크림을 나눠 쓸 수 있게 됐어요! ㅠㅠ 속의 건조함은 잡아주대 겉은 부드럽고 기름기 없이 마무리 해줘요! ! 신세계!! 크림은 항상 처음에만 좋게 느껴지고 쓸 수록 단점이 보여서 완전히 맘에 드는 제품을 만난적이 없는대 아토팜을 만난후 계속 재구매 하고 있어요 좋은 얘기만 해서 믿음이 갈지 모르겠지만 알바비 모아서 꼬박꼬박 제 돈으로 구매 하고 있으니 혹시 복합성이라서 크림 고민 많으셨던분 추천드려요! 복합성은 너무 촉촉하면 기름지고 보송하면 건조해서 늘 고민이잖아요ㅠㅠ 아토팜은 속 촉촉 겉 보송을 지켜줘요!! 성분 착하다는 얘기를 많이 들어서 구매 한 거 였는대 역시 순하고 허브향이 솔솔 나서 밤에 세수하고 크림 바를 때 기분이 너무 좋아요 ! 단점이 있다면!!! 저만 그런지 모르겠지만 너무 금방 바닥을 보여요ㅠㅠ 좋아서 듬뿍 바른 제 탓도 있지만 용량이 좀 많이 작은 기분 ㅠㅠ 그래서 세통 미리 쟁여 놨어요ㅠㅠ 덕분에 텅장 됐네요 돈없는 21살은 웁니다ㅠㅠ

I have both dry and oily combination skin, whereas my mother has extremely dry skin. So, we always used different cream products until now. After discovering Atopalm, we no longer have to use different products!

It moisturizes the inside of the skin while leaving the surface of the skin smooth and oil free with a velvet finish. I’ve found a new world!!  Most creams feel good at first but show their drawbacks with repeated use. I’ve never found a product that perfectly satisfy my needs, but I’ve been purchasing Atopalm ever since I found it. I know this may sound too good to be true, but I’ve been regularly repurchasing the product with my own money saved from my part-time work pay.

I highly recommend it for people who have combination skin and is concerned about what type of cream to use. Choosing the right cream is tricky for combination skin type, because when a cream is too heavy, the skin becomes too oily, and if the cream is too light, the skin becomes dry. Atopalm leaves the inside of your skin moisturized while giving a soft finish!!

I originally bought it because I heard a lot about its ingredients that are good and friendly to the skin. As expected, it was mild to the skin and the herb scent was so pleasant that it felt so nice when I applied it after cleansing my face! I don’t know if it’s just me, but the only negative thing about this product is that it runs out so fast. I guess it’s because I apply it so generously all the time.

Anyway, I feel the product has a small volume.  That’s why I bought three of them in advance. Thanks to that, I’m broke now. What a poor 21-year-old.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=24947