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    I'm Korean And Living In The UK – Here's The Korean And European Skincare I Swear By

    Let me take you through my holy grail products.

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    Hi, I'm Lana. I'm 33 years old, I'm Korean-American, and I've been living in the UK for the past seven years.

    I especially wanted to share my routine because it demonstrates how you can incorporate serums, acids, and Korean beauty products into a routine that mixes the best of both Korean and European skincare.

    When I first moved from New York to London, adjusting to the hard water and a different climate did a real number on my dry, sensitive skin. In the process of trying to calm it, I got into skincare in a big way. Having tried and tested various combinations and routines, I can genuinely vouch for the effectiveness of the products in this post. Here's the rundown on my personal skin concerns: I have extremely sensitive combination skin that's prone to dry patches, hormonal acne, and I'm just starting to think about preventing fine lines and wrinkles. I've settled on a routine that addresses those concerns and keeps my skin mostly clear.

    Let's start with my morning routine, from washing my face up until I start doing my makeup.

    COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser

    Little Bamboo Muslin Washcloths

    Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Toner

    COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence

    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

    Neutrogena Hydroboost Eye Awakening Gel-cream

    Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Balm – Honey

    Shifting gears from day to night: my bedtime skin routine involves most of the same products plus a few extra.

    Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm – Purifying

    The Ordinary Retinoid 2% in Squalane

    Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – Berry

    COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch

    Kate Somerville EradiKate Blemish Treatment

    And that's it for my everyday skincare routine!

    Skincare is deeply personal and should be tailored to your specific needs, so your mileage with these products may vary, but hopefully some of them will work as well for you as they do for me.