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.

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!

The Biggest K-Beauty Trends of 2016

cleansingwaterThe Korean Beauty market (otherwise known as K-Beauty) is changing the beauty industry around the world. Former naysayers have tried the 10-step Korean skincare routine and seen firsthand the transformative power of treating their skin with care, respect, and gentle ingredients.

Now, more and more people are paying attention to K-Beauty and how they can take Korean skincare ideals and apply them to their own skincare routine. Here’s a look at four of the biggest K-Beauty skincare trends and how they can be introduced into your daily beauty regimen.

  1. Cleansing Oils
    A cleansing oil is a non-comedogenic oil blend designed to melt away makeup and debris while nourishing and moisturizing the skin. Nothing will leave your skin as clean as a cleansing oil will! It’s used in addition to — not instead of — your normal skin care cleanser, so it’s very easy to add into your routine without replacing a current favorite.
  2. Water-Free Cleansing
    Another cleansing trend to come from Korean beauty is a water-free cleansing regimen. Special moisturizing cleansers, like our Real Barrier Cleansing Water, is able to provide all the benefits of traditional cleansing without exposing your skin to the harsh possibilities of water. Any skin type can benefit from this cleansing option, but it’s especially beneficial for dry skin, sensitive skin, or those with hard water at home.
  3. Sheet Masks
    One K-Beauty trend you’ve most certainly heard of is sheet masks. These pre-soaked sheets are saturated with concentrated skin care ingredients to give your skin a boost. They are usually inexpensive, gentle enough for daily use, and widely available. Bonus: some are even patterned, which really ups your #sheetmaskselfie game.
  4. Moisture Matters
    One interesting trend to come from Korean beauty this year is to pay more attention to how the skin is hydrated, rather than just caring about it being hydrated in general. Some brands changed the water base of their products to filtered or even mineral water, while Atopalm emphasized the restorative and deeply hydrating benefits of our patented MLE. One Korean celebrity says her trick is to apply skin care moisturizer to her face within five seconds of cleansing.

Whether or not you add any K-Beauty tips to your skin care regimen, one thing’s certain: the Korean beauty industry is seriously impacting the beauty world at large. Atopalm is proud to be the #1 dry skin care brand in South Korea for 10 years and running, and we’re excited to see what our peers add to the beauty world next!

 

Real Barrier Essence Mist

The new Real Barrier line features many deeply moisturizing formulas to add into your current skin care regimen, but there’s one product in particular that’s a must-have for summer skin care.

Real Barrier Essence Mist is a spray-on moisturizer that provides a 24-hour hydrating shield to soothe and protect skin. It’s great for summer use because it can be sprayed on anytime, anywhere. Take it to the beach, on your weekend getaway, or use after sun exposure to support and rehydrate skin.

Hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes skin while MLE reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. Three-Calming Complex uses panthenol madecassoside, and allantoin soothe and calm irritated skin, making it a great product for use on sunburns.

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