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January 18, 2020

The Korean 7 Skin Method: Are you using the right toner?


  • 7 applications of a hydrating toner on the face
  • or simply patting of an essence/toner 7 times
  • It is part of the whole 10-step Korean skincare routine
  • 7 Skin benefits: hydrated, radiant, plump, and glowing skin!

Do's and Dont's of 7 Skins:

  • Do use a hydrating toner or essence for this method. Chemical exfoliants will harm the skin if too much is applied.
  • Do check the ingredients. Make sure that all it has are skin loving ingredients. 
  • Avoid irritants such as alcohol, fragrance, cleansers, and AHAs/BHAs.
  • If you already have a qualifying toner based on the above specifics, then use it and see how it works first.
  • Do look for ingredients such as: Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, etc. (See recommended toners below)

How do I start?

  1. Immediately after Step 1&2 (Double cleansing), keep the face slightly damp. Then  ever so gently start patting the product onto the face with your hands.
  2. Instead of applying 7 layers on the first try, start with 3 layers then gradually increase the number of layers over the following days. This is to see how the skin reacts. Important: Make sure that the product has sinked in onto the skin before applying the next layer.
  3. After a while, you will know how many layers your skin actually needs. Personally, I am satisfied with using 3-5 layers.
  4. Incorporate this method in your morning and evening routine.
  1. I apply more layers on problem areas: fine lines on forehead and eye area. 
  2. I don't use just one hydrating toner. Currently I use 2 hydrating products together. My holy grail SK-2 First Treatment Essence followed by Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner.
  3. I am also planning to step up my 7 Skin game by adding more hydrating toners and using them on different days. With this, I am able to give my skin a wide variety of beneficial ingredients. You can't find everything in just one toner right!?

Recommended Hydrating Toners/Essences for the Korean 7 Skin Method:

1. Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner My review here. (MUST HAVE!)
2. Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner (LOVE! They carry a small size for those who want to test first)
3. SK-2 Facial Treatment Essence (expensive but worth it!) My review here.
4. Klairs - Supple Preparation Facial Toner (preferably the unscented one)
5. Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence  
6. Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence (most their toners have fragrance & some have alcohol)
7. iUNIK - Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing 

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