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What Happened When I Tried A Korean Skin-Care Regimen For A Month

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    Photo: Courtesy of Michelle Persad/The Coveteur.

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    What began as a website that played to our voyeuristic side, letting us peek into the designer-laden digs of tastemakers, The Coveteur has evolved into a more varied chronicle of all things behind-the-scenes. From lifestyle to fashion to culture, this site examines the creative process, inspiration, and influence of the individuals who are defining our times.
    We've tasked HuffPost Style editor Michelle Persad to try out everything from Kardashian-esque hair extensions to skipping shampoo to test-driving Beyoncé's 22 Days Vegan program. Now, we've asked her to ditch her minimal beauty routine of only two products and take on the eight-step Korean beauty routine for an entire month — here goes nothing, right? Read on for what Persad has to say about the regimen.

    This story was originally published on August 26, 2015.

    When it comes to skin care, I like to think of myself as somewhat of a minimalist (read: I'm very lazy). My nightly regimen consists of a cleanser and then a face cream. I never use toner, I stopped using eye cream a year ago, I don't own exfoliator, and my foray into face masks ended when I stopped having slumber parties. So when The Coveteur asked me to swap out my skin-care routine and use Korean beauty products for a month, I laughed.

    But, then I met with Alicia Yoon, founder of Korean beauty e-commerce site Peach and Lily, and her perfect, glowy skin convinced me to ditch my two-product bedtime routine in exchange for her eight-plus product regimen. Yoon, who graduated from Harvard Business School, is a skin-care expert who frequently travels to Korea, where she interviews top dermatologists and aestheticians and stays up to speed on the latest beauty advancements in Asia.




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