If you’re looking for the best Korean skin care or K Beauty for your routine, you’ve come to the right place. Stocking the best brands on the market, we’ve got everything you’d need and more to shop for your individual skin's needs. What's more, spend over $55 and you'll get free shipping!
Whether you’re after an oil based cleanser, eye cream, sheet mask, vitamin c serum, snail mucin sleeping mask or even a water based cleanser – we’re confident that you’ll find everything needed with BONIIK. Stocking the leading K Beauty brands internationally, our beauty products cover all skin types. From learning about the benefits of double cleansing to finding the right product to target fine lines, BONIIK are your one-stop-shop for Korean Skin Care in Australia.
The Rise of Korean Skin Care Routines
If you haven't heard about a Korean skincare routine, you've likely been living under a rock!
Most notably, the 10 step Korean skin routine has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. This is due to the increasing awareness of clean, effective and safe beauty and brands like Cosrx, Klairs and Innisfree. K Beauty skincare brands are renowned for providing products that rely on active ingredients and provide hydrating benefits. From double cleansing to oil-based products, creams, snail mucin, sunscreen and serums, the aim of the Korean skin routine is to increase glow and retain moisture.
Investing in Korean skincare doesn’t mean delving straight into a 10 step Korean skin care routine – you can pick and choose from sheet masks, eye creams, serums and oil cleansers to suit your skin type and what you’re looking to achieve (even if that doesn’t mean a double cleanse!). The most popular brands for all skin concerns include Cosrx, Innisfree, Klairs, Beauty of Joseon and Laneige. Alternatively, you may also choose to implement a 7 step Korean skin care routine, or even a shorter 5 step routine!
Today, Korean skincare is often associated with the 10-step K Beauty routine which involves the use of 10 products from cleansers, toners, essences or serums to eye care, oils and moisturisers. We offer all of the products necessary for these routines, with free shipping across the country*. Once you have found the best Korean beauty products for your skin type, you can follow the steps below on how to apply them.
Step 1 for any routine and making the most of your Korean skincare products is to start by cleaning away any impurities from your face with an oil or similar cleansers. The routine recommends starting with an oil-based cleanser to dissolve makeup and impurities from your skin, gently. Then, after using an oil cleanser, follow up with a foaming cleanser of your choice to remove excess oil, dirt and impurities trapped within your pores.
After a double cleanse, the next step is a toner. Toning your skin is an essential step of your skincare routine as a toner helps rebalance your skin’s pH levels and replenish hydration after cleaning your face. Toners also help remove any remaining dirt, impurities and dead skin cells which your cleanser did not catch. In essence, toners are used to ensure that your skin tones are clean and clear. A toner work by shrinking enlarged pores and evening out skin texture - they contain different active ingredients to cater to individual needs such as exfoliating, brightening and firming.
The heart of any Korean skin care routine is the application of essence/serum/ampoule, which can be regarded as the most important Korean skin care products. These products contain the highest concentrations of active ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to target various skin concerns such as pigmentation, dark spots, acne, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Finding the best Korean serum, essence or ampoule will depend on your skin’s individual needs. In general, essences are the lightest among the three, with water being the primary ingredient. Serums usually have a slightly higher concentration of ingredients compared to essences and can be more viscous in texture, nonetheless, they penetrate quickly into the skin and a little goes a long way.
Finally, ampoules contain the highest concentration of active ingredients among the three, and can therefore be used just a few times a week. Ampoules can also be mixed into essences, serums or even moisturisers to amplify their benefits to your skin.
As the skin around your eyes is the most delicate and prone to developing premature aging signs, keeping the area hydrated and moisturized with an eye cream and hydrating products is the key to delaying the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The solution to keeping your eyes looking fresh and youthful is to identify the right skin concern such as puffiness, dark circles or wrinkles, and choose the product with active ingredients that target those concerns. Choose from an eye cream, serum or anti-aging, firming lotion for the best eye care.
As a final step of any skincare routine, moisturisers are essential in that they lock in all the nutrients and hydration that has been layered onto your skin, to ensure that they are fully absorbed into the skin. Moisturisers come in different formulations from emulsion, gel to cream types – it’s best to choose the right product, depending on your skin concern.
Generally, emulsion, lotion or gel-type moisturisers are suited for those with oily, combination or normal skin as they have a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin; while those with dry skin should opt for a cream-based formula that retains moisture for longer durations. Finally, if you're looking for day moisturisers, make sure you're adding sunscreen into your routine! Natural sunscreen is the number one anti-ageing product; protecting your skin with SPF 50+ will do your skin wonders.
Masks and sheet mask products have recently grown in popularity and are the perfect way to give your skin and yourself some pampering. Korean masks come in various forms from sheet masks, wash-off packs and overnight packs. This weekly skin saviour of using a sheet mask renews, revitalizes and provides your skin with more intensive treatment than your day to day Korean skin care, as it is packed with numerous active ingredients for more targeted treatment for your skin concern. With different formulations to choose from, these are recommended to be used once or twice a week depending on your skin’s needs.
Get started on your beauty routine and shop Korean skincare Australia at BONIIK! We offer free shipping across all orders over $55 and free express shipping when you spend over $125! For more information, get in touch with our customer care team at BONIIK. Otherwise, continue shopping innovative and amazing brands out of Korea like Cosrx, Klairs, Innisfree, Laneige, Benton!