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Mira Peterson
combinationCombination Skin

Who here has started a 10 step K-Beauty Regimen? Love it or hate it? Recommend your fave products, please. Like what even is Essence?

Sierra Platte
combinationCombination Skin
K-beauty is great. But the “10 step” idea is more likely harmful than helpful for your skin since you are likely to over expose you skin to harmful ingredients :/ I included a link to a video where Hyram helps explain it but I’ll sum up what he said too. When you would normally get X amount of a vitamin/ingredient in one product and that is fine but if you multiply it across several products...you see what I mean? Often the main irritant from that sort of process is fragrance. Which if you didn’t know, companies don’t have to tell you what ingredients make up the label “fragrance”. Having a routine is good but toners, essences, and face masks can all often address the same issues in one product. 10 steps is overkill. Save your money and stick with something that’s more like 4 to 6 things(?) my not an expert guess haha. Anyways! My favorite Korean brands are iUNIK and Purito. They have great skincare with some fragrance free options. Hope that helps! :)
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Kristin
combinationCombination Skin

Best and MOST AFFORDABLE essence? Drug store/Ulta preferred!! TIA🥰

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Madi Scott
combinationCombination Skin

Hi, I have THE smallest shortest blonde little lashes. I have volume but I NEED length. So bad. I’ve tried- better then sex, essence, Tarte, and benefit! My favorite ever is JULEP length matters. But they don’t sell it at ulta anymore. Any recommendations? If they’re under $15 that would be cool. 😆

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