Korean women know that skincare flair isn’t limited to their morning and evening routines. Their day provides ample opportunity for a hydrating spritz, an eye cream application, or even a stealth mask in between their regularly scheduled events. In fact, doing skincare treatments anywhere and everywhere was one of the biggest trends we saw on our most recent trip to Korea — there truly is no place women won’t stop for a little self-care. Here, which products to keep on hand to use throughout the day, when to use them, and why.
On A Plane
The best air-travel hack is a sleeping pack. After you remove makeup with the quick swipe of a wipe, massage on a moisturizing product that encourages cell turnover, like Make P:Rem Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack. This radiance boosting, gel-type sleeping cream gently resurfaces skin overnight while smoothing, soothing, and deeply hydrating your skin so it doesn’t dry out while you’re up in the air.
At Your Desk
If you’re not applying a face mist intermittently throughout the day, it’s a missed (and not a mist) opportunity. Build a mist-ery Sarah McLaughlin-style by stocking up on the travel-friendly Whamisa Mini Hydrating Double Layer Mist, a bi-phase spray that’s 97% organic. The dual-layered mist fuses refreshing and soothing botanicals with an ultra-nourishing facial oil. Best of all, it comes in a small bottle that won’t take up much desk real estate.
In Your Handbag
Salvage cakey makeup and reinvigorate your complexion with a hydrator like our Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. Tap on a bit onto cheekbones, forehead and chin to revive the skin for a dewy, fresh finish. It’s a no-makeup strobe moment.
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In Your Gym Bag
Post-gym, your goal is to get in and get out quickly (“Gee, I love hanging out amongst all these sweaty gym clothes,” said no one ever). The key to that is all-in-one items, like a good SPF-spiked tinted moisturizer — Yuri Pibu Cucu Maronza Cushion definitely fits the bill. The compact is easily transportable (read: no spills in your bag) and contains good-for-your-skin ingredients like 20% Black Diamond Truffle extract and caffeine for a next-level antioxidant boost and a smooth finish. Try Natural for medium skin tones and Bright for light skin tones.
On Your Commute
Whether you drive, take a train, or even walk to work on foot, a multi-tasking salve in your purse will address a bevy of beauty situations. An all-in-one product like Blithe Gold Apricot Pressed Serum gives a glossy glow and can be used all over the face, on your lips, or even on your cuticles to treat dryness.
So remember: Beauty is everywhere, and so is your skincare.