While watching Korean dramas and films, do you find yourself wondering how the actresses have such immaculate-looking skin? Well, you aren't alone. There must be more to it than genetics, right? Hence, we did some digging.
Ahead, we rounded up a total of 10 skincare products we've seen on your favorite K-drama actresses. Scroll through to finally cop their glass skin secrets!
1. Song Hye Kyo
Everyone wants to know what Song Hye Kyo uses on her skin, and many of her favorites come from the K-beauty brand Sulwhasoo. On her Instagram, we spotted the Descendants of the Sun actress with the First Care Activating Serum, which is an anti-aging serum that promises wrinkle reduction, an improved skin barrier, and brighter-looking skin. It's also the best seller of the brand with proven results from clinical trials. Adding to cart now!
TRY: First Care Activating Serum, P4,400, SULWHASOO, Beautymnl
Reply 1988's Hyeri uses the Kiehl's Calendula Toner to get her skin prepped and ready for makeup. In her GRWM video, she applies the toner using the "wipe-tone" technique, where she uses a cotton pad to tone the skin instead of just patting it on. The alcohol-free toner has calendula extract, which soothes and refreshes the skin and is suitable for sensitive to oily skin types.
TRY: Calendula Alcohol Free Toner, P2425, KIEHL'S, kiehls.com.ph
3. Yoon Eun Hye
In Yoon Eun Hye's night time routine vlog, the Princess Hours actress reveals that one of her tricks to achieving a dewy look is to apply face cream twice! For the first layer, she uses the Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream from L'Occitane as a moisturizer to lock in all the other skincare she puts on first, and the second layer as a barrier to protect her skin for when she does her facial massage.
Eun Hye also said that the cream has a velvety texture and makes her skin stay hydrated all night. If you have dry skin like her, it'll be perfect for you, too!
TRY: Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream, P2,000, L'OCCITANE, Rustan's
4. Kim Yoo Jung
Backstreet Rookie's main lead, Kim Yoo Jung, has always been known as someone with a youthful image. After all, she's been Laneige's ambassador since her teenage years. If you want to attain a fresh-faced look like hers, try the Radian-C Cream, a brightening formula that can improve skin dullness from dark spots.
TRY: Radian-C Cream, P2,250, LANEIGE, Sephora.ph
5. Suzy Bae
Suzy is currently the ambassador Lancome in Korea, and you'll see her using their skincare and makeup on her IG feed and Netflix shows such as Vagabond and Start-Up. One product in her skincare stash is the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate: An anti-aging formula that's packed with seven prebiotics and probiotic fractions to maintain a healthy microbiome and help the skin recover faster. No wonder Suzy is always glowing!
TRY: Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, P860, LANCÔME, Sephora.ph
6. Shin Se Kyung
You've probably seen Shin Se Kyung in the Netflix series Run On and The Bride of the Water God, where she was praised not only for her acting skills but her stunning visuals. Want to cop her honey-like skin? Try the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Propolis Rejuvenating Ampoule from Banila Co, a product she's the face of!
This ampoule has a blend of honey and propolis, both known for their calming, moisturizing, and antibacterial properties. The formulation invigorates the skin and refines the skin texture, giving off a healthy glow. It's also hypoallergenic, so you can try it out even if you're sensitive or acne-prone!
TRY: Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Propolis Rejuvenating Ampoule, P3195, BANILA CO, Zalora
7. Im Yoon Ah
Im Yoon Ah is known for being a member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation and her lead roles in Love Rain and the film Exit. To add to her roster of achievements, she is also currently Estée Lauder's ambassador for Asia Pacific!
In an interview, the actress mentions that she likes using the brand's best-selling Advanced Night Repair Serum both in the day and night. She also states that it helps improve the skin's vitality, elasticity, and the appearance of pores, and that's from her personal experience!
TRY: Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, P2,850, ESTEE LAUDER, Lazada
8. Seo Ji Hye
Crash Landing On You and Dinner Mate's Seo Ji Hye is currently the ambassador for Missha Korea, and one of the products she's the face of is the Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule. The ampoule has combined probiotics, fruit extracts, and flower extracts that target signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. It also nourishes the skin and overall promises a more youthful-looking complexion.
TRY: Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule, P2,700, MISSHA, Beautymnl
9. Kim Yong Ji
Kim Yong Ji of The Tale of Gumiho and The King: Eternal Monarch was chosen by Caudalie as the ambassador of their Vinoperfect line Korea. One standout in the range that she actually carries in her bag is the Radiance Serum. It's a powerful brightening solution formulated with Viniferine, a patented ingredient that's said to be 62 times more effective than Vitamin C in reducing dark spots, acne marks, and sun and age spots.
TRY: Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting, P4,550, CAUDALIE, Sephora.ph
10. Han So Hee
Biotherm recently selected The World of the Married's Han So Hee as the model for their Life Plankton line. She once posted a selfie with the Life Plankton Elixir, an anti-aging serum made with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C that firms and plumps the skin. The elixir also has thermal plankton extract in its formulation that smoothes, reduces signs of aging, and revives your skin's vitality.
TRY: Life Plankton Elixir, P4,827, BIOTHERM, Zalora