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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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.

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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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

 

Review: Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream for Dry Skin

건성피부에는 모이스쳐크림!

Intense Moisture Cream is the answer for dry skin!

이번에 선물을 받게 되어서 리얼베리어 수분크림을 처음 사용해봤습니다!

I received the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream as a present and used it out for the first time!

사실 제가 민감성이고 복합성이라서 수분 부족형 지성이에요ㅠㅠㅠ

그래서 수분크림이 늘 필수입니다!

근데 또 제가 예민해서 끈적이는 것은 싫어하고 가리는게 많아요ㅠㅠ

I have sensitive and combination skin, which means my skin is oily and dry.

That is why a moisturizing cream is a must for me.

However, since my skin is sensitive, I hate using creams that feel sticky. Yes, I can’t help but be picky.

하지만 리얼베리어 수분크림은 저에게 딱 맞는 느낌을 주어서 글을 쓰게 되었습니다!

수분크림도 너무 강한 제품들을 써보면 가끔 얼굴이 따갑다는 느낌을 받을때가 있는데요ㅠㅠ

리얼베리어 모이스처크림은 바르는 순간 끈적이지도 않고 바로 흡수되어서 속까지 채워주는 느낌이 들어서 너무 좋더라구요!

그리고 밤에 바르고 자면 그 다음날까지도 촉촉한 느낌이 들어요!

제가 수분크림을 진짜 비싼 브랜드까지 엄청 이것저것 써봤는데 리얼베리어만한게 없는 것 같아요!

안그래도 이번에 수분크림 두개 더 사 놓으려고 합니다!

But the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream felt like a perfect match for my skin, which is why I’m leaving this review!

When I use moisturizing creams that are too strong my skin sometimes feels irritated and sore.

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream does not feel sticky and is absorbed into the skin as soon as I apply it, leaving my skin feeling replenished.

Also, when I apply it at night and wake up the next morning, my skin still feels moisturized.

I’ve used a whole variety of moisturizing creams, some even from very expensive brands, but I haven’t found any cream that works as well as Real Barrier.

I plan on buying two more of these!

저처럼 민감성이거나 수분 부족형 지성분들은 모이스처크림 강력 추천할게용

If you have sensitive, combination skin type like me, I highly recommend this moisturizing cream.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=25720

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Three: Essence

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

When most people think of Korean skin care, they think of Essence. Essence began as a skin care step unique to K-Beauty. Now, many other beauty routines include Essence, but it will always be an essential step in the Korean skin care regimen!

Essence is a toner/serum hybrid that is applied after cleansing, but before any skin care treatments. It’s made to add an extra layer of hydration to the skin while supporting healthy cell function.

ATOPALM Real Barrier Essence Mist takes this practice to a whole new level. It provides 24 hours of hydration with a dual-action formula that also nourishes and soothes dry skin. The convenient spray-on design allows you to refresh skin anytime, anywhere.

In addition to ATOPALM MLE, Essence Mist uses hyaluronic acid to attract moisture to the skin, while Real Barrier three-calming complex uses panthenol, madecassoside, and allantoin to instantly and deeply comfort dry, irritated skin.

Essence Mist is proven to be non-irritating, and is free of 10 of the most common skin-irritating compounds. It is also clinically proven to hydrate for 24 hours, promising lasting moisture that keeps skin healthy and comfortable.

The Essence step is one of the things that put Korean skin care on the map. ATOPALM Real Barrier Essence Mist will ensure that K-Beauty stays on the map.

After Sun Skin Care Tips for Dry and Sensitive Skin

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For many people, dry skin ends as soon as winter does! Dry skin during summer is less common than during winter, but for true dry skin sufferers, summer can bring with it a whole new slew of dry and sensitive skin issues.

But there is hope! Here are our tips for keeping your dry, sensitive skin healthy and comfortable all summer long.

 

Keep it Cool
Staying cool is essential for all sensitive skin sufferers, but especially for those with rosacea. Remaining indoors or in the shade will keep skin cooler and help prevent excess redness and flushing. It also helps prevent sweating, which can further irritate skin.

If you live in an area that gets very hot during summer, staying cool might be tricky, but it is possible. The obvious first suggestion is to stay indoors or at least in covered, shady areas. If that’s not possible, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin from direct sunlight, or use a parasol to keep skin shaded. As a last defense, spritz your skin with water throughout the day to cool its surface temperature, or take a quick dip in the pool to reduce your core body temperature. (Just remember to shower and moisturize after!)

Keep it Clean
As previously mentioned, sweat can irritate sensitive skin. Sweat on its own is not an irritant; however, for sensitive skin, sweat can lead to itching and discomfort as it dries. This can leave skin feeling worn, tight, and tired.

The simplest way to prevent sweat-caused irritation is to stay clean. After exercising or spending time in the sun, bathe if you can, or use a wet washcloth to very gently remove excess sweat and cool the skin’s surface. This way, you’ll fully avoid the discomfort and irritation caused by sweat drying on your skin.

Keep it Moisturized
Moisturizing during summer doesn’t provide the same satisfaction as it does during winter. If you’re already hot, your moisturizing cream may feel heavy or cloying. If you head outside immediately after you finish your skin care routine, you may start to sweat through your products.

However, keeping skin moisturized during summer is an absolute must. It allows the skin to maintain its healthy functions, giving it the ability to better protect itself against sun damage. Think of moisturizing like giving the skin the tools it needs to perform its best. Plus, your skin will look and feel healthier, too!

Moisture Mist is a fast and easy way to deliver rich moisture to the skin without feeling too heavy. It’s perfect for extremely dry skin types that need a pick-me-up midday, or for any other skin type after it’s lost moisture from summer play. It makes a great post-shave treatment, after sun soother, skin refresher and more. It makes summer moisturizing a breeze!

 

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the healthier, more comfortable skin all summer long.

 

Best Creams for Summer Skin Irritation

When most people think of summer, they think fun: vacationing, swimming, camping, day trips…It’s difficult to avoid fun during summer!

But for a select few, summer brings with it skin discomfort and inconvenience. If you suffer from a skin condition that is worsened by heat or sun, or if you’re prone to environmental irritation, this post is for you.

The best creams for summer skin irritation are from ATOPALM. Our ATOPALM 130+ line was designed with ultra sensitive skin in mind! Whether you have a chronic skin condition or simply have irritable skin, ATOPALM 130+ can help.

ATOPALM 130+ is a simple line comprised of only two products: Concentrated Intensive Cream and Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol. The line is named ATOPALM 130+ because it contains 30% more active soothing ingredients than our traditional MLE line. That means extra comfort and protection for your ultra dry, sensitive skin.

Here’s a glimpse at the ATOPALM 130+ duo as a whole:

What it Contains:

  • ATOPALM MLE to mimic this skin’s natural lipid barrier
  • Patented plant origin ceramides to bind water to the skin
  • Squalane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, and vitamin E to deeply moisturize and provide anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-septic actions
  • Phytosterols and allantoin to calm and soothe irritated skin
  • Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavenda) Oil to supply a mood-enhancing aroma

What it doesn’t contain:

  • Parabens
  • Ethanol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Mineral Oil
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • PEG
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Benzophenone
  • Diathanolamine
  • Artificial Pigments

By carefully selecting which ingredients go into and stay out of ATOPALM 130+, we’ve ensured safe, irritation-free use for every skin type and condition.

ATOPALM 130+ can be seamlessly inserted into any Korean skin care regimen as your daily moisturizer, or it can be used as-needed on skin irritation or condition flare-ups. During summer, ATOPALM 130+ should be your go-to for treating sunburn, mild reactions to chlorine or saltwater, and even poison oak or poison ivy rash.

Visit the ATOPALM 130+ page to read more about these incredibly potent products, and choose the right one for your summer skin care needs.

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Two: Cleansing

This is step two of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed step one, don’t worry! Click here to read about ATOPALM Cleansing Water

Step two of the ATOPALM K-Beauty skin care regimen is cleansing. If you’re wondering why it’s not step one, then you haven’t read about Cleansing Water yet!

When you’re ready to cleanse, ATOPALM has two cleansing options for you: Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam from the classic MLE line, and Real Barrier Cleansing Foam. They both offer a rich, velvety cleansing texture with MLE, but each gives you a unique spin with specialized ingredients.

Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam relies on purity and simplicity. Featuring only the gentlest cleansing ingredients, Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam removes impurities, debris, and makeup with a lush foaming texture that soothes the instant it touches your skin.

Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam is a favorite of those with ultra sensitive skin who want their cleanser to focus on one job and one job only: to cleanse. After use, the skin feels soft, and already embraced by a light layer of moisture.

Real Barrier Cleansing Foam offers calming and soothing actions in a different way. Instead of relying on a simple, pure formula to keep from irritating skin, Real Barrier Cleansing Foam utilizes botanical ingredients to calm and comfort dry, sensitive skin.

An incredible formula of panthenol, allantoin, madecassoside, sunflower seed oil, broccoli sprout extract, wheat sprout extract, bergamot fruit oil, and of course MLE works to beautifully wrap the skin in nourishment and comfort. A natural oil-based fragrance delights the senses, and the product’s rich texture wraps skin in foundation of moisture.

In K-Beauty, the way you cleanse is almost as important as the product you choose. Korean beauty regimens are based on respecting and truly loving your skin, and this extends to the force you imply when applying your Korean skin care products.

When cleansing, apply a pump of your foam to your hand and begin to very gently rub it over your face in circular motions. View it more as a light facial massage, rather than a scrubbing marathon. Rinse under comfortably cool water, and pat — never rub — dry.

Have you tried both ATOPALM cleansers? Which is your favorite? Leave a comment to let us know!