Less really *is* more: Skip-care is the simplified way to do K-beauty


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As much as I want pristine skin, I also want to stay up late watching an irresponsible amount of the Sabrina reboot on Netflix and sleep in the next morning for as long as humanly possible. The 10-step Korean skin-care routine has cult status and adoration for obvious reason (ahem: results) but it also feels like it requires you to be a very chipper morning person, with plenty of time at hand (which to be clear, I am not and do not). Thankfully young Korean skin-care gurus have heard the lazy girl’s cry for a routine that delivers the same results but with less of a time investment, and it’s cleverly been named “skip-care.”

Skip-care, explains Byrdie, is all about streamlining your routine and removing steps without sacrificing any of the ingredients or properties that are imperative to your hydrated and supple skin goals. “Skip-care is a skincare method that allows you to identify the essential ingredients for your skin and avoid the use of unnecessary products for a simpler, yet proper, skincare routine,” a member of the Amore Pacific team told Byrdie. AKA: It’s about asking your products to do more so you can do less. Ahhhh, the lazy girl’s dream!

To do this, beauty brands, especially those in the K-beauty space, are consolidating offerings: For example, they’re offering an essence (step 7) that is also a moisturizer (step 8), or a moisturizer that also has your vitamin C serum in it.  This is a burgeoning part of the market but eventually, your 10-step skincare routine could be distilled down to much fewer products for the same glow-inducing results. Win-win, if you ask me.

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