Real talk: some beauty trends are not for everyone. If you find yourself feeling intimidated by K-Beauty’s 10 (or 11) skincare steps, then you are not alone.
It can be overwhelming to see a pile of skincare products in your bathroom. Not to mention taking the time to apply every product or saving up tons of money just to complete the entire set. If this applies to you, it may be time to embrace a minimalist philosophy regarding your skincare routine.
Yes, this skincare routine exists! It embraces the principles of quality over quantity in both the number of products and the number of ingredients.
The concept is comparable to the principles of clean skincare, where products contain fewer and better ingredients. You get only naturally-sourced goodness instead of the basket of synthetic ones that could potentially damage your skin in the long run.
Why Less is More in a Skincare Routine
Minimalism focuses only on the essentials. When this applies to skincare, it means the products only have the most beneficial ingredients for your skin. To start this new approach to skincare, all you need is a solid foundation: Water and oil.
That is all you need to complete the foundation of your skincare routine. It sounds too simple because it is! And it is this more straightforward and more sustainable routine that will see you through healthy skin all day, every day. We bet the low-maintenance loving gal like you is rejoicing!
Are you aware of the No-Lotion Experiment?
It follows the natural mechanism of your skin. In just two products and two steps, your skin can already have the sufficient nutrients it requires. If you have skin concerns, these water-based and oil-based products will also be enough to restore your face to its healthy state.
These are common in toners, serums, and moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid. The role of water-based ingredients is to act as a humectant by providing hydration and strengthening the skin barrier.
Ingredients such as jojoba oil, moringa oil, and grapeseed oil act as an emollient to fill in the cells’ gaps to make the complexion smooth and silky. They also provide the occlusive effect to form a film to segregate it from water loss and lock in moisture.
Know More Minimalist Skincare Products
At Greenvines, we believe that achieving healthy, glowing skin only requires two essentials: water and oil. These two key ingredients are all you could ever need to provide your skin complete nourishment.
Most lotions and creams often have emulsifiers, PEGs, artificial fragrance and preservatives in them that are not necessary for the skin. They can even cause more harm than good, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you are keen on trying out a minimalist skincare routine, here are the only two simple steps for you to follow:
1. Water-based skincare: Luminosity Serum
An antioxidant serum like no other, the Know More Luminosity Serum contains advanced sprout technology from the most bioactive plant form - broccoli sprouts! No more dull, tired, and aging skin.
Apply the serum onto a clean and newly-washed face. Softly press and massage until the serum is fully absorbed. Be sure to follow it up with beauty oil to keep the moisture locked in.
2. Oil-based skincare: Resilience Facial Oil
With a skin-mimicking and light-weight oil complex, your skin has yet to know nourishment until it tries the Know More Resilience Facial Oil.
Its incomparable formulation contains the award-winning Marine Bamboo that will contour your skin and leave it with an iridescent glow. As a final step to your routine, apply a bit of the oil on your face, and massage it in circular motions until fully absorbed.
Contrary to what most beauty trends advertise, you can do away with complex skincare routines and make do with the bare minimum. Water-based and oil-based ingredients are the only ones your skin needs to keep healthy and nourished.
They make for a solid foundation that can already address your skin’s daily hydration requirements and other skin concerns.