When you think of K-beauty, chances are you think of 12-step skincare routines that involve multiple types of cleansers (double cleansing, y'all!) followed by a cocktail of essences, toners, ampoules, serums, moisturizers, and such. But what if we told you there was a way to still get the benefits of a K-beauty skincare routine but keep your nightly cleansing sesh down to five or so min? Do we have your attention?
Recently, we heard of a new player in the K-beauty game that's completely gender neutral and minimal. (No more shuffling through a lineup of different products each and every night.) Panacea is a new K-beauty brand that's set on delivering the same potent technology and ingredients of your standard K-beauty products but in a much more simplified routine. Get this, there are only three products in their lineup. Three!
You might be scratching your head at why less is more, but in this case, it totally is! The gender-neutral line contains three skincare essentials: a daily cleanser, a moisturizer, and a SPF, to keep your skincare routine to a minimum. To top it all off, the entire line is free of parabens and sulfates. And of course, the sleek packaging and minimal aesthetic doesn't hurt too. Check out the deets on the three hero products in the Aegis Kit, below!
Daily Facial Cleanser, $22 at thepanacea.com
This daily foaming cleanser works to draw out impurities to give you a fresh clean morning and night. The mixture of antioxidant-rich green tea extract, brightening algae extract, amino acid-rich Gotu Kola, pore-tightening fig extract, and the brand's own Moisture Shield Complex of glycerin, hyaluronic acid, methylpropanediol tackles some of the biggest skin needs in one product.
Daily Facial Moisturizer, $46 at thepanacea.com
If there's one skincare product we simply won't budge on, it's a solid moisturizer. This one boasts a lightweight formula that doesn't skimp on the ingredients. Botanicals like detoxifying laminaria Japonica and pore-targeting fig extract work alongside antioxidant vitamin E and skin soothing shea butter as well as that powerful Moisture Shield Complex to make this a soothing option for daily use.
Daily SPF, $38 at thepanacea.com
Lastly, if you're a loyal Influenster, you know this editor is a stickler for SPF. This version offers up SPF 25 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. But it does so via a super lightweight formula that's non-greasy yet still nourishing. You can thank moisturizing sunflower oil, known anti-inflammatory agents Cardiospermum Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, and Portulaca Extract, as well as hydrating Echium Seed Oil for that luxe texture.
After having tested this lineup for a few weeks ourselves, we can admit our favorite part is how streamline it is. Because it's only three products in the Aegis Kit, you have the option to stick to a three-step skincare or supplement in your favorite serums, spot treatments, and such. Basically, with a solid baseline of products, you have the options to do with your routine what you will! And for those of us who dream about living a minimal life, this is a great place to start.
You can shop Panacea's Aegis Kit and all the three products at thepanacea.com.
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