Glass skin is here to stay and same as you, we are still in the pursuit of finding the perfect routine to cop that plumped, dewy and flawless complexion. But let’s be honest, this trend feels like it is exclusive for people who are genetically blessed with good skin. However, this Korean makeup artist (with over 167,000 subscribers on YouTube, BTW) proves that it is possible to achieve a glass-like complexion, even if you’re blemish-prone!
Arang (@arang.ytb on Instagram), a makeup artist and content creator, has sensitive, and acne prone skin. In one of her YouTube videos, she shared her step-by-step routine for clearing blemishes and scars, as well as achieving that healthy-looking glow. Her jaw-dropping skin transformation stunned everyone, and she vows that following this routine made her skin better than ever.
Ahead, we break down Arang’s beauty routine so you can achieve flawless skin like the K-beauty expert, too!
Cleanser: Needly Mild Cleansing Gel
For people with extremely sensitive skin, a low-PH cleanser is a saving grace. Arang swears by the Needly Mild Cleansing Gel that gives her an immediate glow after use. It’s a cleansing gel that clarifies skin impurities and at the same time, delivers hydration.
NEEDLY Mild Cleansing Gel, Needly, KRW24,900 (approx. P1099), needly.co.kr
Toner Pad: Needly Daily Toner Pad
This toner pad from Needly is a staple in her skincare routine. Arang can testify that this is the best gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin that hydrates and tightens. She also praised how this helped her skin recover really well from blemishes and even helped one her fans get rid of her millet seed acne.
NEEDLY Daily Toner Pad, Needly, KRW24.900 (approx. P1099), needly.co.kr
Toner: Numbuzin No. 3 Full Shine Essence Toner
For a toner that hydrates and brightens skin, the Numbuzin No. 3 Full Shine Essence Toner is one of her favorite picks. It’s been helping her combat skin dryness and at the same time, enhances skin’s texture all thanks to 50 fermented ingredients infused in this product. She has been an avid fan of this toner for two years now and we can definitely see the promising results!
NAMBUZIN Full Shine Essence Toner, $52 (approx. P2174), wconcept.com
Toner: Nature Republic Green Derma Mild Cica Big Toner
The beauty YouTuber fell in love with this cica-infused toner from Nature Republic and has been using it non-stop ever since. It’s a gentle toner that soothes irritated skin while it retains moisture. In her video, she mentioned how she switches toners from time to time but this has been her go-to product for days wherein her skin feels extra sensitive.
NATURE REPUBLIC Green Derma Mild Cica Big Toner, P795, Lazada
Ampoule: Dr. Different CEQ Antioxidant Serum
“My skin feels different the next day. I can’t describe it in words but it really makes a huge difference in my skin,” Arang shares. The Dr. Different CEQ Antioxidant Serum is packed with skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin C, E and CoQ10 that works together to firm and brighten your complexion. It is also a must-have for anyone who wants to start incorporating anti-aging in their routine.
DR. DIFFERENT CEQ Antioxidant Serum, Dr. Different, KRW35,000 (approx. P1548), drdifferent.com
Ampoule: Vari:Hope 8 Days Pure Vitamin C Ampoule Plus
According to her, this is the best vitamin based ampoule she ever tried and it’s her secret to brightening her skin. This ampoule contains pure vitamin C that fights acne and clears acne scars. She even claims that you can already see skin improvements in as early as 10 days! The best way to use it? Take a break after a week of continued use to give your skin a rest
VARI:HOPE 8 Days Pure Vitamin C Ampoule Plus, Vari:Hope, KRW78,000 (approx. P3,444), varihope.com
Serum: Isoi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum
If your skin can’t handle harsh ampoules, the makeup artist recommends a less potent product that still gets the job done. It’s a mild serum that moisturizes, brightens and clarifies your complexion without the sting. It is also perfect for every skin type and condition.
ISOI Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum, Isoi, $37 (approx. P1778), isoi.com
Cream: Missha Atelo Collagen 500 Power Plumping Cream
We’re all for collagen-based products and this product from Missha is a fave from her collection. True its name, the Missha Atelo Collagen 500 Power Plumping Cream works by improving your skin’s elasticity while locking in moisture for a plumped, dewy-looking skin!
MISSHA Atelo Collagen 500 Power Plumping Cream, P2833, Lazada
Eye Cream: Dr. Different Vitalift-A Eye and Neck
Give your eyes and neck the TLC it deserves with Dr. Different Vitalift-A Eye and Neck. This hydrating cream reduces fine line, wrinkles and at the same time, brightens your skin tone! So far, this cream has been working really well for her.
DR. DIFFERENT Vitalift-A Eye and Neck, Dr. Different, KRW40,000 (approx. P2583), drdifferent.com
Cream: Dr. Different Vitalift A Cream Forte
Top skincare ingredients such as retinol, adenosine, hyaluronic acid and ceramide are behind this concentrated night cream from Dr. Different. This product is your best bet for perfecting your skin. It improves skin discoloration, minimizes pores and at the same time boosts hydration. Just look at how smooth her face looks!
DR. DIFFERENT Vitalift-A Cream Forte, Dr. Different, KRW52,000 (approx. P2298), drdifferent.com
Spot Treatment: NOTS Centella Scar Ointment (Ylang Ylang)
Acne scars are no match to NOTS Centella Scar Ointment. Need convincing? Just take a look at Arang’s before and after photos. This product features centella asiatica, also known as cica, a popular Korean skincare ingredient that soothes skin blemishes, and at the same time intensely hydrates your complexion.
NOTS Centella Scar Ointment, NoTS, KRW20,000 (approx. P884), notskorea.com
You can watch Arang's full video here: