Korean women are known to have that flawless-glassy look. But underneath all that makeup lies a very powerful skincare secret. And how disciplined are they to stick to the routine. I did a little research, and here are Kpop’s star Sunmi skincares routines and how she managed to achieve her glass skin. So you can go ahead and copy her, too.
In her interview with Vogue Korea, she revealed her ultimate Korean skin-care essentials for dry skin. And please note that she carries these products everywhere—in her luxurious Louis Vuitton bag.
The first product mentioned was the Dr Jart Vital Hydra Solution Biome Toner. “I think I went through five of these already,” Sunmi revealed. After washing off her make-up, she pats it on to help smooth her skin.
Next, the Dermatory Pro Hyal Shot Moisture Ampoule, which plumps skin and locks in moisture with ceramides and sodium hyaluronate. The product contains derivatives of hyaluronic acid with a lower molecular weight for quicker, deeper absorption. She mixes it with the Korean brand’s Pro Hyal 100% Hyaluron Cube, which is a solid block of hydrolysed hyaluronic acid, to create what she calls a “moisture bomb” for her skin.
For an extra layer of hydration, she slathers on the Dr Jart Cicapair Cream. The fragrance-free moisturiser “helps with soothing irritated skin”, she explains, and is calming, thanks to the centella asiatica (or cica) in the formula.
To prevent breakouts and redness, Sunmi always keeps a bottle of the Mediheal A-Zero Shot Pink Dressing in her purse. Like the classic Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, it’s a pink calamine and sulfur powder topped with a liquid layer of salicylic acid and tea tree oil. She dabs it on whenever she gets a pimple.
Her favourite lip balm from Dior, the Lip Glow in 006 Berry, makes an appearance, too. Although it looks purple in the tube, Sunmi insists it’s more of a toned-down pink on lips. The singer also shared the Italian body lotion she’s now onto her third bottle of: the Santa Maria Novella Idrasol Cream (which unavailable in Malaysia). The rich formula has a warm rose gardenia scent she says clings to her clothes because she uses it so often.
The lone hair-care product Sunmi brought to the shoot was the conditioner she’s been using a lot lately: the Le Labo Hinoki Conditioner.