You know our philosophy. Skincare routines should be sustainable. We’re not fans of crash “skincare diets” that lead to burnout – your routine should be realistic enough that you’ll be willing to commit to it night and day in the long-haul. Plus, invest in the best (aka high-quality). Products need not necessarily be expensive, but they should do what they claim to do.
But when it comes to J-Beauty all-in-one products, you might be a little skeptical. Can a single jar really deliver the results of an essence toner, emulsion, AND a moisturizer? And sometimes, even a face mask? Is it really possible that your skincare routine can be that simple? The short answer is yes, IF you’ve got the right product.
Plus, if you resonate in any of the following ways, J-Beauty all-in-one products just might be for you.
A) inconsistent with skincare – I can never stick to my routine. All those steps are so overwhelming and inconvenient!
B) new to skincare – with so many skin concerns and so many products out there, where’s a girl to begin?
C) feel crunched for time – so little time, so many skincare steps!
D) feel crunched for cash – so little cash, so many amazing products!
Isn’t there some kind of magic solution out there? We don’t claim to know sorcery, but we can tell you that multi-functional products can help you achieve a healthy complexion, without sacrificing your time, wallet, or sanity. Plus, if you fall into any of the above categories, your status quo clearly isn’t working so you should definitely give J-Beauty all-in-one products a try.
Now, on to the science.
How do you know what to look for in an all-in-one product? Effective J-Beauty all-in-one products tend to include key ingredients that are multi-functional. Traditionally, you would expect your essence toner to hydrate and prep the skin for the rest of your routine, your emulsion to restore a nutrient balance right above that, your serum to provide targeted treatment, and your cream to seal in the deal with a protective layer of moisture. With that logic in mind, a true J-Beauty all-in-one product should take care of all these steps at once.
Take Perfect One’s Moisture Gel for example. It’s been all the rage in Japan, winning multiple skincare awards and selling a jar every 7 seconds. The Moisture Gel features a composite collagen EX that blends 7 types of collagen of different sizes, known as baby collagen, oil collagen, membrane collagen, penetrating collagen, protective collagen, intensive moisturizing collagen, and 3x swollen collagen. The unique blend of collagen deeply hydrates and boosts skin-regenerative capacity, while helping retain moisture between the skin cells. The collective outcome is restored elasticity, and reduced fine lines, wrinkles and dullness.
The product takes skincare technology a step further, with 50 moisture-rich ingredients. Murasaki root extract, used in Japanese traditional medicine, activates fibroblasts that support the skin’s collagen production. Gotu Kola assists in skin healing by stimulating collagen production. Ayurvedic pashanbheda extract helps to brighten and plump the skin. The list goes on. In short, the Moisture Gel delivers the right type of ingredients to the right parts of the skin, for hydrated, plump, bright, AND smooth skin. Oh, and there’s perks, too – the Moisture Gel also serves as a face mask and primer.
Ultimately, the best way to know if an all-in-one product is for you is to try it out and let the product speak for itself. But we warn you – once you streamline your skincare ritual, it’s hard to go back!