Every self-confessed Korean magnificence fanatic will know that it isn’t simple to search out cult Ok-beauty manufacturers in Singapore. Sure, we have now entry to the same old skincare manufacturers endorsed by our favorite hallyu stars—however what about merchandise used and liked by Koreans themselves?
Luckily for us, Korean magnificence entrepreneur Jungmin Lee based Ksisters, an internet vacation spot for all issues Ok-beauty and Ok-fashion, after she relocated to Singapore from South Korea again in 2015. Through Ksisters, she introduces trusted Korean magnificence merchandise that she makes use of each day to her customers. All the merchandise are additionally tried and examined inside the Ksisters group in addition to with client testers earlier than they’re launched on-line on the market.
In truth, Lee handpicks and curates each assortment, in the identical method as she organises her two younger daughters’ closets. Today, her on-line retailer carries in style manufacturers resembling I Woke Up Like This, By Ecom, Common Labs, Ohiohoo, Lavien and even her personal namesake model, Jung Beauty.
Having lived in Singapore for 3 years now, Lee needed to acclimate to Singapore’s humid climate whereas recognising her sturdy beliefs within the basic Korean method to skincare—sustaining wholesome and plump pores and skin with good merchandise and a sturdy magnificence regime.
With that, we spoke to the sweetness model founder for a few of her finest Ok-inspired skincare suggestions that we will additionally observe whereas dwelling on this tropical local weather.
How lengthy do you usually spend in your skincare routine?
I spend round eight minutes within the morning, and half-hour at evening. Usually, it consists of those 4 steps: cleanser, prep, deal with, defend.
What is your skincare routine like for the day?
Firstly, I cleanse with a foam cleanser in my rest room. My latest favorite is the Lavien Mugwort Cleanser, and Spray Mugwort Toning Mist, to guard my pores and skin moisture stage throughout this golden time.
I proceed the remainder of my morning skincare routine in my bed room. Next, I prep my pores and skin with the IWLT Toner and deal with my pores and skin with a mild ampoule. A latest favorite is the Lavien Carni V Ampoule for detox, and it modifications relying on my pores and skin situation each day.
Lastly, I observe up with moisturiser and defend my pores and skin with the IWLT Suncream.
Suncream is definitely an important step for me, and if I’ve to solely select one product to use within the morning, it will be suncream.
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What is your skincare routine for the evening?
I like my nighttime skincare routine because it’s additionally like a ritual for me to finish my day on a good be aware. First, I begin off with a double cleanse. I exploit cleaning water from I Woke Up Like This, or Lavien Cleansing Milk to take away my make-up earlier than washing them off with a foam cleanser.
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Next, I apply the Lavien Toning Mist or Ohiohoo Water Brick Pack to guard my moisture stage earlier than I transfer to my room for the remainder of my skincare routine.
The time interval after washing your face is named the golden time, and it’s when your pores and skin has misplaced a lot of moisture from cleaning and requires safety and care.
Next, I prep my pores and skin with the Ohiohoo Apple Tok Tok Toner. After this, I deal with my pores and skin, and the product decisions at all times change relying on every day’s pores and skin situation and considerations. I often rotate completely different masks packs such because the wash-off masks from Ohiohoo Re’Juice (Beet) for de-puffing and the MTS curler routine with Bebetox peptide ampoule.
Finally, I finish it with a wealthy moisturiser to guard my pores and skin, and my most up-to-date favorite is the CLE Serumide to reinforce my pores and skin barrier.
What was the final skincare product that you simply purchased?
The final skincare product I purchased is Bebetox. It is from a notable dermatologist clinic referred to as You & Me in Korea, they provide a very well-known programme referred to as the Babyskin Program. This program presents a homecare model, which consists of a MTS curler, and a trademarked peptide ampoule. Ksisters has just lately launched this product to the Singapore #ksistersfam, and it has been very well-received.
Are there any new skincare tendencies that you simply’re excited to strive?
Recently, extra magnificence units are coming into the Korean market! I’m fairly adventurous in attempting magnificence merchandise, so I’m at all times shopping for new merchandise to strive! I’m planning to introduce a few of them to Singapore.