The secrets behind the world’s most beautiful skin!
It all starts with your skin! In Korea, healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beauty, achievable by anyone—and this skin-first philosophy has taken the world by storm.
In The Little Book of Skin Care, Charlotte Cho of leading beauty and lifestyle website Soko Glam guides you through the celebrated Korean ten-step skin-care routine—and far beyond—for the clearest and most radiant skin of your life, with step-by-step tutorials, skin-care tips, advice on products at all price levels, and exclusive interviews with beauty experts around the world. You’ll love pampering your skin at home and learning the secrets behind the “no-makeup makeup” look we’ve seen and admired on women in the streets of Seoul.
With the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, Charlotte’s personal tour through Korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
When I was younger and in high school everyone was into makeup and I thought I would be too. Like why wouldn’t I be? I never heard anyone around me talk about skincare and I wasn’t really worried about my skin. I washed and put on some moisturizer and I was okay. Back then my skin was normal, I hardly had any breakouts, sonInthought I was doing something right with my routine.
I don’t know how it happened, but late in my senior year I was slowly becoming obsessed with skincare. Maybe I finally realized that I could never be good at makeup (which I still feel like today.). So I could have my skin look flawless...well almost flawless, then I don’t need to wear any makeup. Today, I just want to get everything under control so I could wear some BB/CC cream.
One day on Twitter earlier this year my favorite beauty guru, Jackie Aina, asked if there was any skincare book they would recommend. Someone posted about this book and I just favorited it for later. A few months later while scrolling through my favorites I found the tweet and just clicked the link to Amazon.
It was out of my price range but I saw the Korean 10 step skincare routine and I decided to look it up on YouTube. And boy did I became hooked even more.
My skin is weird: I have a oil t-zone with dry skin on/around my eyebrows and nose. The rest on my face is normal I guess; I’m acne prone and have sensitive skin.
Anyways, before finding out about the 10 steps I was already 4, sometimes 5 of the steps (water based cleanser, exfolicate, toner, and moisturizer. Sometimes I throw in a fave mask.) Before reading this book I thought it was crazy that I would add my oil to my face when I wanted to get rid of it. Now after reading this I realized how oil and oil combat each other and now I want to buy an oil cleanser.
Charloette goes into detail about these steps along with some recommendations of products to use in the chapter dedicated to the 10 steps. Some of them are high, but there are some good midrange products. You can find most, if not all, of these products on Amazon, some of them are on Ulta and Sephora.
Not only did she talked about skincare, she also talked about Korean spas, which i want to go to now. She also has a whole chapter dedicated to nail salons, spas, shops, and where to get your hair done if you make a trip to South Korea; along with directions.
If you admire the way South Korean women, heck even men skin looks, I would highly recommend this book. Especially if you are a big skincare junky and may want to try something new out.