How do K-pop idols have flawless, crystal clear skin? What products are actually sitting on their bathroom shelf or vanity? You wouldn’t be the first nor the last to ask this very question. Needless to say, K-pop stars seldom publicly share the product names or skin care brands they used due to endorsement deals. Therefore, this time, Stylevana team has delved deep to find traces of evidence to prove some of the skin care brands K-pop stars are actually using.
Members of BTS Suga and J-Hope once gave their fans a closer look at their skin care routine on V Live, a live streaming app used by K-pop idols to communicate with their fans. They were spotted pulling sheet masks out of nowhere and applying them while resting in their hotel room in Japan after a concert; of course, those sheet masks were from Rap Monster’s favorite skin care brand: Mediheal, a K-beauty brand now closely collaborating with BTS.
Mediheal provides a huge range of sheet masks catering to different skin concerns. The N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask is Mediheal’s signature that contains the building blocks of Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F.) to replenish hydration to dry skin. The Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask EX calms and protects skin from external stimuli and improves enlarged pores. Of course, we cannot miss the ones collaborated with BTS — the BTS BT21 Face Point Mask Set and the BTS Facial Mask Sheet Special Set.
Red Velvet’s Joy has been hosting Korean TV show Get It Beauty 2019 alongside model Jan Yoon-Joo. With Joy showing flawless makeup looks on the show, it gets many fans (and us) wondering what skin care Joy used for her perfect complexion. Therefore, we trace back to an interview of Red Velvet with allure, where Joy mentioned she is a fan of Etude House’s Soon Jung line.
When we talk about Etude House, its play house-inspired store design is sure to jump to mind. Aiming to bring princess fantasy to reality with its beauty products, Etude House presents the Moistfull Collagen line-up to plump and hydrate skin with ingredients like baobab water and hydrolyzed collagen, and also Joy’s favorite Soon Jung collection that is specifically tailored for sensitive skin.
Somin of co-ed group KARD not long ago posted a picture of her skin care routine on Instagram. She didn’t go into the details of each step or why she loves those products, but it gave us a good sneak peek of the beauty brands that she used daily. We noticed that she had included one of the cult-following K-Beauty brands — COSRX.
COSRX’s products uphold an ideology of putting the well-formulated ingredients in the spotlight with minimalistic packaging and a self-explanatory product name. The Centella Blemish Cream alleviates stress on skin while addressing scars and blemishes, and the Low pH BHA Overnight Mask features 0.9% BHA to improve skin texture and help tackle blemishes while you sleep.
When we talk about skin care routines of K-pop stars, you must not miss the YouTube video showing Tiffany Young, the forever Girls’ Generation member, breaking down her beauty regimen in 18 fine steps, which of course includes a lot of beauty products. Amid a variety of beauty products, our attention has been drawn to one particular Korean brand: innisfree.
Incredibly popular in Seoul, innisfree offers a selection of affordable and natural Korean beauty skin care solutions. The Korean brand’s gentle yet effective skin care range harvests natural ingredients from Jeju Island like cherry blossom, green tea, volcanic clay, lava seawater, and orchid. Proud to claim themselves the first natural beauty brand in Korea, Innisfree also only uses eco-friendly containers for their products.
TWICE’s members Chaeyoung and Nayeon once revealed their skin care routine via V Live, from wiping off their stage makeup to the final step of massaging their jawline to finish off their daily regimen. Nayeon also mentioned that she does sheet masks every day and she feels very happy when she does that after washing her face. With the help of Once (how TWICE’s fans are called), we found out that the sheet masks they used during the live stream are from Minon.
Minon is a pharmaceutical Japanese skin care brand, which uses amino acids in many of their products to moisture, balance, and replenish skin. Backed with dermatological research, their highly effective Amino Moist line-up is developed to deliver gentle hydration for dry and sensitive skin types.
If you are a fan of BLACKPINK, you must have seen them hanging out with the little ‘Jennie’ on social media. For those who are not aware, we are talking about Ella Gross, the 11-year-old kid model who is signed under THEBLACKLABEL, affiliated with YG Entertainment. While not even in her teens yet, Gross has already developed an elaborate skin care routine and generously enough to share it on Instagram with her whopping 3.5 million followers.
In the video, she showed her fans a lot of skin care products that she has been using recently and one of them is Korean skin care label LANEIGE. LANEIGE pursues sparkling beauty (the Korean ‘Chok Chok’ glass skin) with an effective range of skin care. The Cream Skin line-up uses Cream Blending Technology™ that moisturizes like cream but with a lightweight texture, while the Perfect Renew series features Rejuvenating Skin Rebirth™ complex to plump and revive skin.
Convinced you to try some of them? Get ready for hydrated, ‘Chok Chok’ skin like your favorite K-pop stars.
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