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

Photo: Courtesy of Michelle Persad/The Coveteur.
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.