Skincare Tips with Angela Kim of Insider Beauty

Start the New Year right by clicking the reset button on your skincare regimen and using the right products for healthier, younger, more beautiful-looking skin.

Cleansing your face twice, yes twice every single night is a requisite part of every woman’s skincare regimen in Korea and for good reason.  Over the day, your skin gets loaded with sebum, makeup, micro-debris, and dead skin cells which clogs pores and even worse, gets pushed deeper into the pores as more skincare products get layered on top when they aren’t properly removed each night.  Double-cleansing ensures that even the most stubborn of makeup gets removed so that your skin is a clean enough to be receptive to subsequent skincare products.

We recommend:

illi Total Age Cleansing Water:  A refreshing cleansing water enriched with antioxidant-rich green tea extract, ginseng root extract, and camellia flower extract from Jeju Island, a lush and green tropical island several hundred miles away from Korea.  Ginseng root extract is a popular skincare ingredient in Korean known to help tone and soothe skin while Camellia flower extract is rich in vitamins A,B, and E.  Use the cleanser in the morning as a quick refresher or in the evenings with a cotton pad to remove debris.  With a solid pH balance of 5.5, your skin’s moisture barrier won’t be compromised.

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Acwell 5.5 Bubble-Free pH Balancing Cleanser:  This 2 in 1 cleanser can be used both as your first and second step cleansing routine, effective in removing makeup and thoroughly cleansing your face for squeaky clean skin.  The best part is this cleanser also contains a pH balance of 5.5 to keep your complexion balanced and centered.

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Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Powder:  Give your face a deep cleanse by mixing this mineral-rich thermal powder with water for a fizzing and bubbly effect.  Carbonated face baths are the latest cleansing trend in Korea and Japan known to increase blood circulation and brightening your skin tone. 


Primera Massage Cream:  Korean women love to massage their faces in the evenings.  There are various techniques and pressure points used to increase blood circulation which in turn helps revitalize skin for more radiance.  If you’re skin is feeling dull or lackluster, this massage cream is enriched with sunflower sprouts, vitamins, various essential oil complexes to leave your skin supple and soft.


Illi Green Tea Brightening Mask:  A cotton sheet mask soaked in grean tea extrac t to soothe and brighten skin.  Green tea is known to be rich in anti-oxidants, an effective skincare ingredient to combat free radicals and toxins.  Apply this sheet mask for 15-20 minutes and your skin will feel glowing again.


Leaders Coconut Gel Moisturizing Recovery Mask:  Made of 100% natural fabric, this cotton sheet mask is drenched in all-natural fermented coconut juice to deeply hydrate skin.  Perfect for the winter time, this sheet mask will make your skin supple and baby skin soft.


About the Author

CEO and founder of, it started when Angela found it difficult to find desirable Korean beauty products here in the U.S. As an avid review reader for most items that she purchases, she also found that product reviews for Korean beauty were scarce. Believing that beauty choices are highly personal and depend on a women’s unique personality and skin type, she set out to create a community where beauty enthusiasts could find highly sought after Korean skincare and makeup products, share their personal experiences, and explore new products from the community.