In response to the restaurant host who sat me at dinner the opposite evening, I put on “so much” of glitter on my face. If he hadn’t jogged my memory, I’d have fully forgot that I had stripes of shimmer cascading down the middle of every of my eyes. I am positive a lot of my buddies would let you know, “I used to suppose that was numerous glitter — then I met you.” Now, they’d let you know it was a modest quantity of sparkle in comparison with the opposite glitzy seems I’ve tried out, like glitter freckles. Strangers often observe up their feedback on the amount of glitter on my face with questions on how I wash all of it off. A single, primary cleanser will not be the reply. As a substitute, double cleaning is the one option to go.

Fortunately, Charlotte Cho, the co-founder of fashionable Okay-beauty e-retailer Soko Glam, simply dropped a revolutionary new option to wash your face, regardless of how a lot glitter you want to brighten it with. Yep, you heard proper. She’s not having a child or shifting again to Korea — each are theories folks on Instagram began to provide you with when she began a mysterious new Instagram referred to as @thenimetyou final week. As a substitute, Then I Met You is the identify of her first skin-care line, which is full with every part you want to successfully double cleanse: the Dwelling Cleaning Balm and the Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel.

The Jeong of It All

Over to previous couple of years, Cho has been engaged on a skin-care model separate from Soko Glam that conveys an idea that is caught along with her since she moved again to America from Korea referred to as jeong (정). She defines the time period as “a deep emotional bond to the folks, locations, and issues that matter most, that’s solely cultivated by taking time to develop these connections.” She feels jeong with Korea and the practices she discovered there, like double cleaning. That is the place the brand new Dwelling Cleaning Balm and Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel are available.

As a result of double cleaning is the muse of any Korean skin-care routine — 10 steps or in any other case — Then I Met You’s cleaning duo helps you wash away all of the make-up and impurities in your pores and skin so the remainder of your routine can work to the most effective of its skills. To me, the 2 cleansers show the concept skincare is extra than simply the merchandise we determine to slather on our faces each morning and evening. Skincare is the time we put aside in our busy day to actually deal with ourselves and deal with our faces, and washing my face is my favourite a part of the method as a consequence of its on the spot gratification.

After dinner the evening the host referred to as me out on the quantity of glitter on my face, I put Then I Met You’s cleaners to the check. Spoiler alert: It left my pores and skin completely glitter-free and cleaner than ever.

The Dwelling Cleaning Balm ($38)

Regardless of how drained or busy I could also be, I by no means rush my oil-cleansing course of. Typically, I placed on a tune to behave as a timer. (For the time being, it is Monsta X’s “Be Quiet.”) Rubbing cleanser in your face for 3 minutes straight may appear extreme, however when a golden yellow balm that smells like a $10 bottle of cold-pressed grapefruit juice is concerned, time flies by. Dipping into it with its little periwinkle-blue spatula looks like somewhat end-of-day indulgence.

I rub the balm onto dry pores and skin, beginning with my cheeks. Then, I work my method round my face earlier than specializing in my eyes. By the point the tune is over, my make-up is completely melted away, because of the elixir of antioxidant-rich seaberry oil, therapeutic vitamin E, and nourishing olive and grapeseed oils. Even should you do not put on make-up, the cleaning balm remains to be useful for breaking down your sunscreen and slicing down the oiliness of your pores and skin. After you rinse your face, the balm does not go away your face and arms feeling slick and greasy such as you simply poured olive oil throughout them. As a substitute, they’re going to be velvety tender.

Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel ($36)

A water-based cleanser at all times follows oil cleaning, and on this case, it is the Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel. You solely want a pea-sized quantity to scrub away the water-based impurities, like grime and sweat, out of your complete face.

Cho ensured that the floral-scented cleaning gel has a pH of 6, so your pores and skin will not really feel tight and dry after utilizing it, like many cleansers with a better pH stage are inclined to do. Pores and skin is naturally on the extra acidic aspect with pH ranges round four to six. Sustaining these ranges helps your pores and skin retain moisture and shield in opposition to nasties, like micro organism and air pollution. So utilizing a cleanser that’s about the identical stage as your pores and skin retains it balanced and the cleanser will not strip away moisture.

The Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel can also be spiked with brightening elements like sake and licorice extract, in addition to tea tree extract and inexperienced tea, which assist clear pores and skin.

Then I Met You’s Dwelling Cleaning Balm and Soothing Tea Cleaning Gel can be found now completely on (As a result of it is not technically a Okay-beauty model, you will not discover Then I Met You on Soko Glam.) You may store them individually, however they’re additionally out there as a duo for $68.

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