Most Korean actresses, like Song Hye Kyo and Park Shin Hye, have the best complexion and a smooth, even skin tone. The hot weather in Singapore can be stifling at times, and the clogged pores and breakouts are the last thing anyone needs. It’s time to stock up on some K-beauty buys, and though they may not turn us into Song Hye Kyo, they definitely can give us skin like hers.
#1: Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water, $46, Sephora
Opt for this lightweight, gentle cleansing water that will remove dirt and unclog pores to ensure your skin is clean after hours of being exposed to the sun. It is also formulated with a derma-toning complex to tone and brighten skin.
#2: LANEIGE Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask, $34
This soothing mask helps to cool your skin and is rich in vitamins A, C and E, to protect the skin from dryness and damage from UV rays, resulting in clearer and plumper skin.
#3: innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $21
Hot, humid temperatures often lead to enlarged pores and blackheads. This popular clay mask contains super volcanic cluster capsules to absorb sebum effectively and cleanse pores while also tightening them.
#4: Tony Moly Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick, $10, www.lazada.sg
Cooling eye balms are great for hotter climates as they help to soothe redness and get rid of puffiness, all while refreshing skin.
#5: Too Cool For School Artify Air Sun Primer, $45.90, www.lazada.sg
This 2-in-1 primer and sunblock is a must-have as it helps prolong your makeup while also providing UV protection to prevent sun damage. Plus points for helping you save time during your morning makeup regimen.
#6: ETUDE HOUSE AC Cleanup Mild BB Cushion, $32
This BB cushion is formulated to prevent the formation of pimples and acne. Salicylic acid in the cushion cleans out clogged pores while simultaneously concealing existing blemishes.
#7: LANEIGE_Anti-Pollution Finishing Pact SPF30, $36
Formulated with green tea calming powder and sebum control powder, this multi-functional powder aids in soothing skin while also absorbing excess oil for a fresh, soft finish. It also prevents harmful particles from penetrating into your skin and also provides UV protection.
#8: Mamonde Highlight Lip Tint, $18
Wearing tonnes of makeup on a humid day may not seem ideal. Lightweight, hydrating lip tints are great as they help to moisturise your puckers and adds colour as well. This is also one of the most long-lasting tints we’ve ever come across.
#9: Too Cool For School Perfect Day Make Up Fixer, $29.90, www.lazada.sg
Setting sprays prevent your makeup from smudging and setting into fine lines so you know your makeup will last throughout the day.
Text: Sofia Kim, FEMALE / Additional text: Cheryl Lim