Have you ever wondered how Korean actress maintain their perfect complexion even when they can hardly get a good night’s sleep when they’re filming? You might think it’s facial but when you’re on the grind like them and don’t even have time to head to the salon, you might need to rely on your skincare regime.
Han Ye Seul, who is best known for her roles in dramas such as Tazza and Spy Myung-wol, and is currently the spokesperson of K-beauty brand Cremorlab, shares with us her beauty secrets.
K-Beauty is widely known all around the world, whether it’s the 10-step skincare or the dewy makeup look. What is one thing about K-beauty that you’re most proud of?
Beauty in Korea is the most focused on young baby skin. Korean women prefer natural make-up that makes the skin look better. I have always been concerned about maintaining youthful skin as a woman, and most Korean women have their own home spa ritual. We always look at the ingredients and use many kinds of products. I think it is important to find the best item for your skin, such as the essence that keeps the water-oil balance in your skin, or the cream that nourish the fundamental power of your skin.
How do you keep your skin clear amidst your busy schedule?
For clear skin, I drink a lot of water, and I care more about the cleansing and the nourishment of the skin than anything else. For cleansing, I love to use the Cremorlab Spa et Cremor Thalasso Foam with T.E.N. ™ water, which is rich in minerals that are found in hot spring water. It soothes and calms tired skin and smooths out the skin texture with its salt capsules. Next, I use the O2 Couture line for hydration as the oxygen in the products constantly replenishes my skin’s moisture so I can maintain clear, fresh skin. At the end of skincare routine, I always use UV Protection Aqua O2 Shield to prevent dullness. This product protects my skin from not only UVA, UVB rays, but also blue light emitted from smartphones, computers or LED illumination.
Korean drama filming are known to involve long hours. What are some things you always do to make sure you still look fresh on screen after many hours of filming?
I always [ensure my skin has] deep hydration from the first step to keep my skin [looking fresh] even when I’m shooting over a long period of time. First of all, the strong moisturising effect of O2 Couture Hydra Intense Cream makes my skin smooth and hydrated. And for base make up, I always use Eau Thermale Cushion Dazzling Therapy. I often use this cushion due to its long-lasting properties. And even if you spray only T.E.N Cremor Mineral Water in the midst of shooting, it feels like your skin is full of rich minerals from thermal water and it regains its vitality.
What’s your beauty ritual like every morning? Does it change when it’s your day off?
On normal days, after cleansing, I first moisturise my skin with O2 Couture Hydra Balancing Toner and hydrate my skin with O2 Couture Hydra Bounce Ampoule. For the eye area, I use O2 Couture Hydra Intense Eye Cream to prevent wrinkles and dullness. I also use the O2 Couture Hydra Intense Cream that contains Deep Ocean Thermal Water and Marine Oxygen Plasma ™ to deeply moisturise the skin and improve hydration barrier. Lastly, I always use the sunscreen to prevent blemishes. On my days off, I don’t put on make-up and try to get enough rest with only basic products.
When we looked at your Instagram, we realised that your beauty looks involve everything from bright lip colour to no-makeup look. What would you say is your signature beauty look?
As an actress, I always have to change my image but I always think that it is my smile that keeps me glowing – because healthy beauty shines more when I am laughing brightly. I also don’t put on heavy makeup, and the Eau Thermale Cushion Dazzling Therapy enhances my skin’s natural radiance with just one light layer. I really love this cushion because I feel that it makes me shine more and look brighter when I smile.
Everyone has bad skin days, whether it’s dry patches or a pimple. What do you do when you have a bad skin day?
If your skin condition deteriorates, mostly it’s caused by imbalance of water-oil in your skin. I am constantly trying to maintain a healthy skin balance and condition. With O2 Couture Hydra Balancing Toner, I can take care of my skin’s pH and balance.
As a celebrity, you’ve worked with many top makeup artists and brand insiders. What are some beauty tips you’ve picked up from industry insiders?
Your makeup is affected by your basic skincare, so I apply different bases according to the shooting concept. When I need to achieve brighter-looking skin, I use Blanc de Cremor Line, and for more moisturised skin, I use O2 Couture line. Spraying a mist on a cushion is very good tip to make your makeup look natural. It creates smooth base without any cakey feeling.
What is it about Cremorlab that made you agree to become their brand ambassador?
I tend to be very serious when I promote my brand, and it should have good products since I use them in my real life. … Whenever I used Cremorlab, I felt like enjoying the comfort home spa, and I wanted to share this experience to many people. I am so glad to introduce good products as a muse of Cremorlab, and I think it will always be my favorite.
All products mentioned are from the brand Cremorlab.