If you’re a true K-beauty lover, you’ll be no stranger to Banila Co.. Chances are, you already have one of their cult-faves sitting right on your top shelf. (Clean It Zero, anyone?) And just when a girl thought Banila couldn’t get any better, the SoKo super-brand hits us with this stuff:
Meet Dear Hydration, which not only boasts of a brand-new formula but also a sleek, minimalist look. This glow-boosting line belongs to Banila Co.’s revamped skincare collection (you’ll recall that all the makeup was moved to sub-brand B. by Banila). IG-worthy aesthetic aside, each Dear Hydration product provides the one thing any skin type needs: maximum, long-lasting moisture.
While each product works wonders on its own, the name alone tells you that they were designed to be used in a regimen. We’ll walk you through all 7 steps below, using the full Dear Hydration line and a few Banila bestsellers.

STEP 1: CLEANSE

First things first: strip off your makeup with the Clean It Zero Classic. Just scoop out a pea-sized amount of product and lightly massage it over your skin until all traces of makeup have dissolved.
While it’s not part of the Dear Hydration line, this classic cleansing balm is Banila Co.’s most famous product. It powers through every layer of grime—be it makeup, oil, or dirt.

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STEP 2: CLARIFY

Once you’re done cleansing, remove any remaining residue with the Dear Hydration Toner. Simply pour the solution onto a cotton pad. Gently sweep it across your skin in upward motions, applying no pressure.
This skin-conditioning water lifts away all traces of impurities. At the same time, it also adds an extra layer of moisture to boost product absorption.

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STEP 3: HYDRATE

Next, for a light layer of moisture, slather on the Dear Hydration Balancing Moisturizer. Dispense one to two pumps and dot all over your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Then, spread the product evenly over your face with your fingertips.
This featherlight hydrator packs quite the nourishing punch. Its thin consistency quickly sinks in, maintaining your skin’s natural oil balance.

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STEP 4: BOOST

Want your skin to look extra healthy and bouncy under makeup? Start with a dollop of the Dear Hydration Boosting Cream. Just dot a pea-sized amount all over your face. Use your fingertips to spread it into a fine, invisible layer.
This rich emollient delivers long-lasting moisture to the deeper layers of the skin. Made with False Daisy extract, it locks in hydration and enhances the skin’s texture. The result: a smoother complexion and zero moisture loss.

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STEP 5: MIST

Before applying any makeup, give your skin a quick pick-me-up with the Dear Hydration Facial Mist. Simply hold the spray at arm’s length and hold down the nozzle. This will dispense an ultra-fine mist that coats your entire face.
This is the finest mist we’ve ever tried (and we’ve tried a lot). When used before makeup, the mist allows for silky application and prevents dry patches. Feel free to spritz it generously throughout the day to refresh the skin.

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STEP 6: BASE

End your morning routine with the It Radiant CC Cream. A little product goes a long way, so you’ll only need a pea-sized amount to cover your whole face.
Because of its sheer formula, this tinted base works for the majority of skin tones. It quickly evens out tone, blurs imperfections, and smoothens out texture—all without looking greasy! Have we mentioned it’s got SPF 30?

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STEP 7: SEAL

If you’re doing this routine at night, skip Step 6 and seal everything in with the Dear Hydration Sleeping Pack instead. Apply the pack the way you would apply moisturizer, then pat it into your skin with your palms.
This gel-like formula locks in every layer of moisture on your skin and preserves it overnight. Besides that, it also delivers its own surge of intense hydration. Come morning, you’ll be greeted by a healthy, vibrant glow!

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