The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

10 Step Kbeauty Routine

A beauty regime is a commitment to healthy, radiant skin. At MiiN Trade, you'll find a wide range of skincare products available for wholesale purchase.

We offer products from a variety of Korean beauty brands to help you create a tailored 10-step Korean routine for every one of your clients.

Step 1. Makeup Remover

Using an oil-based cleanser not only removes stubborn makeup, but also sweeps away impurities such as dust, excess oil and sunscreen from the pores. Available in a variety of formats, including cleansing oils, balms or sticks, our wholesale makeup removers typically include plant oils such as jojoba oil, macadamia oil or coconut seed oil.

Step 2. Cleanser

The star of this step is the water-based cleanser, which, as its name suggests, is mainly made up of water. This step is crucial for washing away any residual makeup, sweat and dirt. Our selection of wholesale cleansers features a variety of options, including cleansing bars, cleansing foams and cleansing gels.

Using both types of cleanser in the same routine is referred to as DOUBLE CLEANSING. The combination of an oil-based cleanser and a water-based cleanser ensures that the skin is perfectly clean and ready for the next steps in the Korean skincare regime.

Step 3. Exfoliator

Exfoliators remove dead skin cells and improve the overall texture of the skin. As a distributor of Korean cosmetics, we offer both physical and chemical exfoliators.

Physical exfoliators, including facial scrubs, use tiny beads to brush away dead skin cells. Their recommended use is once a week for drier skin types and twice a week for oily skin. Chemical exfoliators, which tend to be gentler, are the best option for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Chemical exfoliators employ acid-based solutions—primarily AHAs and BHAs—to dissolve the lipids that bind the outermost layers of skin together, thereby sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing the fresh skin underneath. AHAs include lactic acid, glycolic acid and fruit enzymes, which target wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. The most commonly used type of BHA, on the other hand, is salicylic acid, which is excellent for oily skin, as it dissolves excess sebum and helps minimise the appearance of pores.

In addition to exfoliators, at MiiN Trade we also offer a range of cleansing masks, including clay, peel-off and bubble masks — amongst many others!

Step 4. Toner

This crucial step restores your skin's perfect balance by fine-tuning its pH, boosting hydration and setting the stage for maximum absorption of the products applied afterwards. To choose the right toner for each client, one must take their skin type into account, as well as the ingredient composition of each product, with the ideal match promising stellar results. Our wholesale toner range includes everything from toners infused in green tea, others enriched with chemical exfoliators, convenient exfoliating pads and even all-natural vegan formulations.

Step 5. Mask

As experts in Korean cosmetics, we can confidently say that single-use masks are a hallmark of K-beauty. At MiiN Trade, we offer a variety of masks to suit every skin type, age and concern. Masks are generally divided into cotton masks (also known as sheet masks), hydrogel masks and biocellulose masks.

Step 6. Essence

An essence is a blend of vitamins and nutrients that adds a layer of moisture to the skin while protecting its natural functions. Despite their watery appearance, essences contain a powerful cocktail of ingredients that nourish the skin and prepare it to better absorb the products in the subsequent steps in the routine.

For a quick refresh, consider swapping in a facial mist right after toning or for a hydration boost at any time of the day.

Step 7. Serum

A serum, also known as an ampoule, is a powerful elixir packed with a high concentration of active ingredients designed to target specific concerns — from smoothing wrinkles to brightening dark spots, rejuvenating tired skin and more. Mixing a few drops of serum with your daily moisturiser can greatly enhance its benefits.

Step 8. Eye Cream

Eye creams are specially formulated for the delicate area around the eyes, where skin can be up to five times thinner than on other parts of the body. Eye creams typically contain a high percentage of active ingredients to help reduce wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

Step 9. Moisturiser

A moisturiser does more than 'just' moisturise — it locks in all the products previously applied, creating a protective layer that allows the skin to absorb active ingredients quickly and effortlessly. Moisturisers come in different textures, such as lotions—often called emulsions—or face creams. Lotions are much lighter and more fluid than creams, making them ideal for oily or combination skin. At MiiN Trade, we offer an extensive range of wholesale moisturisers to ensure you have the right product for each customer.

Step 10. Sunscreen / Sleeping Pack

Sunscreen is an absolute must in Korean women's skincare routines and is considered the best anti-ageing product. In addition to mineral or chemical filters that protect the skin from the sun, Korean sunscreens also include specific ingredients to treat the skin. MiiN's wholesale sun care collection includes translucent sunscreen, BB creams, cushion compacts and sun sticks.

In the evening, a sleeping pack can be a great final step in the nighttime routine. Used twice a week before bed, after moisturising, it works overnight to maximise the skin's natural regeneration process.


Our advice is to select a range of products for different skin types so that your clients can effectively treat and address their specific skin concerns. We recommend that clients start with a simple routine consisting of essential products to allow the skin to adapt to the new regime and its ingredients before adding more steps to their daily routine.


1. Cleanser - removes impurities and makeup.

2. Toner - restores the skin's natural pH level.

3. Moisturiser - nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles.

4. Sunscreen - protects the skin from sun damage, which can lead to dehydration, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Our sales team will be happy to help you select the Korean skincare products that best suit your business and local market. To browse our range of Korean cosmetics wholesale products, simply go to the Catalogue section on MiiN Trade.