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Not only are Koreans known for formulating the best skincare products in the world skincare market, they are also frontrunners in coming up with techniques that every skincare and beauty enthusiast will surely enjoy incorporating into his or her routine. 

The talk of the Korean Skincare-town now is the 7-Skin Method. Let us first give you a lowdown on what skin means here. Skin, as you can refer to in our K Beauty Glossary, means a hydrating toner and essentially, this category of skincare is meant to hydrate after cleansing, balance pH, and prep skin for the succeeding treatments.

Now, on to what the 7-Skin Method is all about. It is the technique of applying up to seven thin layers of hydrating toner to your face immediately after cleansing. This layering technique allows your skin the opportunity to easily absorb all the ultra-hydration without the heaviness of a thick moisturizer.

This technique is suitable for all skin types, however, those with dry skin type may find this most beneficial. And, while the thought of packing on 7 layers of anything seems daunting, the baby skin soft with a post-gentle facial glow effect would surely render the initial inconvenience insignificant.

Now, what not to do when you want to try the 7-Skin Method? The biggest mistake one could ever do when doing the 7-Skin Method is not choosing the best product for your skin. The number one rule in incorporating the 7-Skin Method into your routine is to avoid toners with harsh alcohols and fragrances. Because you will be layering the product, you need to make sure that none of the ingredients is harsh and irritating.

What, then, are the best toners to use for the 7-Skin Method? We at Go Bloom & Glow recommend the following hydrating and lightweight toners:

 

1. Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner 200ml, ₱1,115.00 on sale ₱795.00


One of our best-selling toners here at Go Bloom & Glow, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has an intensely hydrating formula that delivers nutrient-filled moisture to your skin and is made up of 91.3% Astragalus or milkvetch root extract which is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties. This gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. Top beauty blogger Gothamista (Renée) raved about this toner in her Pyunkang Yul Brand Review & Demo video on YouTube, and has also made a favorites video including this Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner.

 

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review(s):

"I've eyed this product for a really long time since my favorite Korean Beauty Guru made a brand review of this product. This toner is lighter than Klairs but heavier than the AHA / BHA toner by Cosrx.  It readily absorbs into my skin so I can imagine how the inflammatory and antioxidant properties  in the toner immediately do their magic. This doesn't contain any non-essential ingredients so I know that this is perfect for my sensitive and acne prone skin. since this is non-heavy in consistency, my oily face loves it. This product is light enough to use during my daytime skincare routine. I love this toner so much. I have started hoarding this." - Arianne (Go Bloom & Glow Customer)

 

"I'm very impressed with how hydrating and fast-absorbing this product is. It has so many positive reviews and raves all over the internet, so I was very interested to use it and see how it works on my skin. I must say, it lived up to the hype! It really gives you that "glow". Definitely worth it. <3" - Mitch (Go Bloom & Glow Customer)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

2. Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, ₱1,150.00 on sale ₱1,035.00

 

A holy grail in practically anyone’s skincare haul, Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner's refreshing formula removes excess dirt and sebum while restoring the skin’s pH balance. This amino acid-rich toner reduces irritation and provides deep hydration. And because of its higher moisture retention capacity, this toner would give you a glowing skin. Check out its stellar review(s) below.

 

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner Review(s):

"I've used this toner for over a week and I've seen really good result since I've been travelling non-stop this week, my face was extra moisturized because of the consistency of the toner, and on lazy days I just pat in a layer or two on my face and just apply moisturizer and my skin looks glowing and supple after! I love it! And the bottle was huge so I think I'll be able to use it for months. Yay!" - Yvette V. (Go Bloom & Glow Customer)

 

"This toner is amazing! Hands down! On days that Im lazy to finish my skincare routine, slathering this toner does the trick. It۪s very hydrating and gentle to my skin. No exagg here. Would definitely repurchase." - Jackie T. (Go Bloom & Glow Customer)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

3. Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner, ₱1,150.00

This Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is a fragrance-free version of the bestselling Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. It is lightweight, moisturizing and formulated with a soothing blend of plant-based extracts, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and Centella Asiatica. So if you are worried about the essential oil (although it is non-irritating and all-natural) in the original formula, this one is perfect for you!

 

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner Review(s):

"I was already going to buy the Klairs original toner and give it a try but while watching one of Wishtrend’s YouTube videos they announced that they had unscented oil free one that people with oily skin might prefer more, I just knew I needed to try this one first. I have been using this toner for about three months now and I am so pleased with it. I have oily and sensitive skin and most toners and products will turn my skin red. This however is so very gentle and works wonders, and my skin happily drinks this up. I’ve seen some reviews stating that they don’t enjoy the “scent free” smell that this has but I don’t really notice it. My husband however says he thinks this smells like tap water, I would say it depends on your sense of smell. So to wrap it up, I love this product and if you’re wondering whether or not you should give this a try, just do it already. You’ll be happy you did." - hilaurennicole (from amazon.com)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

4. ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner, ₱990.00

 

ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner keeps your skin clean, plump, and glowing with its mix of peony extract, green tea, Perilla and a high concentration of licorice water. With a pH level of 5.5 that effectively balances your skin, this toner not only deep cleans and hydrates your skin, it also nourishes and brightens your complexion and fades discoloration while at the same time providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits to your skin. Did you know that after making its debut on Soko Glam, the toner sold out quickly and has since built up a 2,000-person waitlist

 

ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner Review(s):

"Made me a believer in toners 5/5. I was about to quit using toners, as I had never seen or felt a difference while using them. This toner though—its nothing short of phenomenal. It’s moisturizing, cleansing, and brightening. What more can you ask for?" - Idil O. (from sokoglam.com)

 

"Super hydrating! This toner is super duper hydrating. No harmful chemicals in it so I can do the 7 steps on this toner. I sometimes just wash my face clean and put this toner before I retire to bed during my lazy days and still wake up with a well hydrated skin." - Faye (Go Bloom & Glow customer)

 

"Soo brightening! This toner is awesome. It’s so light and refreshing. After using twice daily for a few weeks, I woke up one morning to glowinggg skin and honestly was shocked bc I couldn’t attribute my glow to anything. Then I realized it’s this toner! I have acne prone skin and this has not upset it at all. Instead, it’s been hydrating and brightening! The hype is legit." - Nicole V. (from sokoglam.com) 

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

5. Son & Park Beauty Water 340ml, ₱1,350.00


The Son and Park Beauty Water is a multi-tasking toner and cleansing water created by master artists Son & Park that is formulated with willow bark and papaya extract. Because of the natural ingredients, the Son and Park Beauty Water not only creates a clean base for the next steps in your skincare and makeup routine, but it also mildly exfoliates the skin giving you a brighter skin tone and smoother texture. Rave reviews about this toner is all over the internet as well.

 

Son & Park Beauty Water Review(s):

"Holy Grail Item. I've been using the Son and Park Beauty Water for 2 years (along with other K-beauty products). I'm 55 and I look younger now than I did in my 40s. Amazing stuff." - Caitlin M. (from sokoglam.com)



"I love this product! I’ve been hesitant to buy this product due to the price, but I finally went for it! I’ve had trouble with acne my whole life, and I recently had a terrible breakout. My dermatologist put me on two topical medications which have helped, but not so much. Then I started using this Son and Park Beauty Water! It has helped hydrate my skin and exfoliate it as well. It’s an awesome product! It’s really been helping bring my skin back to a smooth, healthy point that I’ve been striving toward!" - Claire B. (from sokoglam.com)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

6. Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin, ₱850.00

 
The Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin is rich in snail mucin with anti-aging properties that help minimize the look of wrinkles and at the same time whitens and brightens skin. It is also formulated with bee venom, EGF, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, and natural preservatives.

 

Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin Review(s):

"I pat about three pumps onto my dry face after cleansing. It is light and feels like water. My blemishes have lightened and my acne has reduced significantly. I feel like my skin is brighter. I also use a hyaluronic acid serum after patting in the Snail Bee. Then I will follow with moisturizer. In the evening, I will use a mask on top of the Snail Bee and serum, then moisturize. I want to try the Snail Bee Fermentation after I use this one all up." - Belinda H. (from sokoglam.com)

 

"My skin freaked out a little after moving to a more humid and tropical climate. I had become excessively oily and constantly broke out. After a few weeks of using Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin, I was delighted to see and feel my skin become less oily. I now have less congested but surprisingly more hydrated and supple skin. My dark circles are even less pronounced! I love this stuff!" - Vanessa S. (from sokoglam.com)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).

 

7. Huxley Toner; Extract It, ₱1,090.00

Huxley Toner; Extract It is formulated with more than 90% naturally derived ingredients and cactus extract that helps maintains the skin's pH balance and leaves your skin clear, hydrated and moisturized.

 

Huxley Toner; Extract It Review(s):

"This toner is perfectly light yet packed with hydration. My skin gets irritated easily but this product has wonderful non-irritating and hydrating ingredients. This product alone has been a major influence in changing my skin's texture and oil levels within one month. I'm on my second bottle of toner and not trying anything else for a while. I prefer this over the Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner for my skin type (combination/sensitive/acne-prone)." - eadler44 (from ohlolly.com)



"I love this product! The packaging is absolutely stunning. Housed in a beautiful and sleek glass bottle, it really gives a pure & gentle feel to it while still being luxurious. This toner is pH adjusting and really does help in hydration and the absorption of products onto the skin. There is a light floral scent that is very nice, IMO. Not heavy at all, I would still recommend this to those who have sensitive skin. I have dry combo skin and live in a dry climate so any type of hydration is welcomed my way! This has done a surprisingly good job of taking care of my skin. Hydrated cheeks. Less oily T-zone. More evened skin tone. And talk about that glow! One of my first Huxley purchases and I'm super happy. I got this from Glow Recipe and will definitely pick this up again. Worth the higher price tag." - Candy B. (from influenster.com)

 

Shop it here (or click on the round add to cart button on the picture above).



Since skin in K-Beauty jargon means hydrating toner, you must be thinking that products for this method are limited to toners, right? Wrong! It is also recommended to use a treatment essence like the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence for the 7-Skin Method because it is lightweight, packed with nutrients, and non-irritating.

With all the information and recommended products at your fingertips here at Go Bloom & Glow, give the 7-Skin Method a try and let us know what you think. Jeulgyeo!

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About Camille Villasin

Camille Villasin is a Junior Legal Associate of Delloro Espino and Saulog Law Offices. A lawyer by profession who is obsessed with skincare, Camille writes for Go Bloom & Glow as an avenue to write about her skincare interests.

 
 
 
 

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