The Perfect Korean 10-Step Skincare Routine for Your 30s


You’ve finally stepped into your 30s and life seems good. Your skin, however…not so much. If you have been looking after your skin, this is the time when all your efforts will finally reap their fruit. However, if you’ve been reckless and walking around without UV protection, prepare to say hello to first signs of ageing, wrinkles, and extremely dehydrated skin. 

However, it still isn’t too late to turn things around for your face. Yes, ageing is an inevitable process, but with the right skincare, it can be significantly slowed down. This is exactly what the Korean 10-step skincare routine serves to do. 

Here’s a perfect regimen that will deal with every single skin woe popping up in your 30s. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it!


1. First Step: A Soothing Oil Cleanser 

Your first call of action is to cleanse your skin with oil. Yes, you read that right. The idea behind this step is to use oil to fight oil. With a gentle cleanser like BANILA CO. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original, you should dissolve all the gunk and dirt trapped in your pores.


BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original


2. Second Step: Foaming Cleanser 

Now that the first layer of dirt and dead skin has been removed, the next step is to clean away what remains with a foaming cleanser. It’s important to use a gentle, hypo-allergenic cleanser as ageing skin tends to lose its collagen and become dehydrated quickly. A good option is the Benton Honest Cleansing Foam.


Benton Honest Cleansing Foam


3. Step Three: Gentle Exfoliation

An absolute must step for smooth glowing skin. Exfoliating regularly is vital to keep your skin looking it’s best, but you can overdo it. Remember gentle is the way forward and once or twice a week is frequent enough. For all skin-types -even for those with very sensitive skin - try the Cosrx Blackhead Silk Finger Ball.

cosrx bha blackhead power liquid

4. Fourth Step: Toner 

Now, that your skin is squeaky clean, it’s time to tone it up to balance all those oils. Remember, skin in your 30s is already dehydrated, so it’s important to use a toner immediately after double-cleansing. SON & PARK Beauty Water effectively tones and preps up your skin for the next step.


Son & Park Beauty Water


5.Fifth Step: Essence 

Now it’s time to use an essence to deliver intense hydration. The Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is excellent for fading dark spots and healing away dry patches.


Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence


6. Sixth Step: Hydrating Serum or Treatment Ampoule

Now moving on to every lady’s favourite step: a nourishing pat of serums! The SKIN & LAB Red Serum is packed with powerful botanical extracts and essential oils that will leave your face feeling plump and velvety-soft.


SKIN & LAB Red Serum


7. Seventh Step: Sheet Masks 

Sheet masks deliver all the vitamins, minerals, and skin-loving ingredients to your skin in just 10-15 minutes. To truly pamper your face, try the BANILA CO Dear Hydration Sheet Mask that will restore your natural oils with its amazing Lotus and Bamboo Extract.


BANILA CO Dear Hydration Sheet Mask 1pc


8. Eighth Step: Anti-Aging Eye Cream 

Never forget the area around the eyes. It is very sensitive and prone to dark circles. Benton Fermentation Eye cream is a customer’s favourite to get rid of dark circles in less than two weeks!


Benton Fermentation Eye cream


9. Ninth Step: Moisturiser 

Now, to seal in all the nourishing goodness and healing botanicals, you need to moisturise your skin with a gentle cream. CosRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is infused with wonderful enzymes, acids, and minerals that hydrate your skin while encouraging cell growth.


CosRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream


10. Tenth Step: UV Protection 

Lastly, you need to use sunscreen. Finish off with Innisfree Intensive Anti-Pollution SunscreenSPF 50+/PA+++ for perfectly matte skin and full-on sun protection! 


Innisfree Intensive Anti-Pollution SunscreenSPF 50+/PA+++


This is the best anti-ageing Korean skincare routine for your 30s and is sure to give you beautiful skin in no time! 


Padraic Young

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