Face Cream

Seal the cosmetics applied during the previous steps, protect the skin, regulate its sebum and keep the hydration: here are the effects of Korean face creams! Needless to say - therefore - that step 9 of the Korean Skincare is one of the most important. Discover together with 50 ml all the secrets of this step!

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Step 9: Face Cream

With step number 9 of the Korean Skincare, we are nearing the end of our K Beauty Routine. The application of the Face Cream is, in fact, the penultimate step of the 10-step Skincare Routine that has arrived with fervor from South Korea. Today we will discover together how a Korean face cream works on our skin and how to apply it correctly. Of course, there will be a section dedicated to the best Korean face moisturizers, designed to help you choose the right cosmetic for you! Ready? We are about to embark on an adventurous journey into the depths of Korean Skincare!


Korean Face Cream: How It Works on the Skin

We are used to thinking of face moisturizers as a cosmetic that we apply daily, without giving it much thought. But do you really know its purpose? The face moisturizer has many functions, and - when applied in combination with other cosmetics such as toners and serums - it allows you to achieve a fabulous Glass Skin, meaning luminous and hydrated skin, highly coveted by Koreans.


  • Seals all the cosmetics we applied during the previous steps, ensuring maximum absorption into the epidermis.
  • Creates a protective layer on the skin, known as the “film-forming effect.” This is a light covering film that ensures maximum protection of the skin against external agents such as adverse temperatures and smog.
  • Attracts water and retains moisture. More specifically, this cosmetic blocks the phenomenon of TEWL, an acronym for trans epidermal water loss. This means that the moisturizer prevents the evaporation of water present in the epidermis, retains it inside, and thus leaves the skin softer, more luminous, and plumper, minimizing and preventing early wrinkles.
  • Regulates the production of sebum in the skin. Let’s start with the basics: sebum is a fatty substance produced by our sebaceous glands and has both antibacterial and hydration functions for the epidermis. Regulating its production ensures that our skin produces neither too much nor too little. The face moisturizer is very useful for all skin types, even oily skin, as it helps control excess sebum.


Korean face creams are many and varied; the most important classification concerns their texture:


  • Gel texture: It is fluid and very easy to spread, ideal if you have oily skin or cannot tolerate the feeling of heaviness on your face.
  • Cream texture: The consistency, in this case, is rich and full-bodied, very pleasant especially for dry skin.


How to Correctly Perform Step 9 of Korean Skincare

Let's start with some general information that can be useful to correctly incorporate a Korean face cream into our daily beauty routine without making mistakes!


  • Daily frequency: twice a day. You can consider skipping this step in the morning and reducing the frequency to once a day, but only if you use a very hydrating facial sunscreen (SPF 50)! In the evening, remember that the moisturizer is really a wellness treat for your skin, essential for making the rest of the cosmetics you used during your beauty routine work best. Moreover, remember that at night the skin reaches its maximum level of penetrative capacity, so during these hours, your face will best absorb the moisturizer.
  • Seasons: the face moisturizer is an evergreen, usable in all seasons. That said, in some seasons it might be better to use one type of moisturizer rather than another.


NB: Remember to check that your cream does not contain photosensitizing active ingredients (such as a retinol face cream). If your cream contains such an ingredient, remember to use it only during your evening skincare routine and to apply sunscreen every morning following its use! With this fundamental note made, we are ready for a practical tutorial on the application of the face moisturizer, following the most popular usage methods in South Korea!


  1. Apply the face cream on dry skin, gently massaging it and making sure to spread it also on the neck, ears, and décolleté.
  2. Let the cosmetic absorb into the face, gently patting with your fingertips to stimulate circulation.
  3. Don't forget the sunscreen! Yes, the moisturizer alone is not enough; SPF is always needed during daylight hours.


The Best Korean Face Creams on 50 ml

If you have read the descriptions of the other steps of Korean Skincare on 50 ml, you already know: South Korea has a lot of experience in the field of skincare. Over the years, hundreds of face moisturizers have been formulated in this country. This is to say that there are really many face moisturizers on the K Beauty market: to help you navigate, we at 50 ml have created for you a Top 5 of the best Korean face moisturizers, which have distinguished themselves for quality and effectiveness!


  • Mixsoon Master Repair Cream Enriched. The perfect cosmetic for those who want to protect their skin and deeply hydrate it. Thanks to the formula rich in hyaluronic acid and ceramides, your skin will be soft and firm.
  • Mixsoon Master Repair Cream Deep Soothing. This is a Korean face moisturizer with incredible soothing abilities: Madecassoside, Centella Asiatica extract, and Panthenol in the formula effectively calm irritated skin.
  • Mixsoon Bifida Cream. Particularly suitable for sensitive, rough, or irritated skin, the Bifida Cream from the Korean brand Mixsoon strengthens the compromised skin barrier and also provides an amazing anti-aging effect.
  • Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Cream in Ampoule. This Korean face moisturizer comes in Ampoule form, with a very fluid consistency, making it ideal for combination skin. It improves skin radiance, strengthens the skin barrier, and deeply hydrates dull, dehydrated, and dull skin. Shake the vial before application to activate the exclusive bifasic formula.
  • Urang Rose Ceramide Cream. This face cream for dry skin hydrates, nourishes, and protects simultaneously! And that’s not all: its action is also soothing and brightening. The icing on the cake: the formula is vegan!


Korean Face Creams: Customer Opinions on 50 ml

Still hesitant about which Korean face moisturizer to choose? Get inspired by the reviews of those who have already tried them before you!


  • Skin1004 Centella Soothing Cream. Giada, 25 years old: "I suffer from irritated skin and this cream has worked miracles. The Centella Asiatica extract immediately soothes my skin, reducing redness and irritation."
  • Thank You Farmer Phyto Relieful Cica Cream. Luca, 33 years old: "I love this product because it leaves my skin hydrated all day. It has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue."
  • Mixsoon Bifida Cream. Chiara, 29 years old: "I have sensitive skin and this cream is a real panacea. It not only soothes but also has an anti-aging effect. I have noticed an improvement in my skin's texture and elasticity."
  • Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream. Marco, 31 years old: "This cream has become a must in my daily routine. It's very hydrating and soothing, perfect for my dry skin."
  • Urang Rose Ceramide Cream. Serena, 28 years old: "I am in love with this cream! It hydrates deeply, leaves my skin soft, and has a lovely scent. Plus, it's vegan, which is a big plus for me."


In short, discovering the secrets of Step 9 is a way to delve into the Korean way of taking care of your skin! Not only face moisturizers, on 50 ml you will find all the necessary cosmetics to build your Korean Skincare: Oil Cleansers, Foam CleansersExfoliators, Facial Toners, Serums, Essences, Face MasksEye Creams and Facial Sunscreens... The best of Korean Skincare and much more!  If your passion is Niche Perfumes, don’t miss our wide and accurate selection! Don’t forget to follow us on InstagramTikTokFacebook, and YouTube. Also, subscribe to our Newsletter: this way you'll always be up to date on Skincare and Artistic Perfumery. See you soon!