Written by: Taylor Louise M
Beauty • Issue #2
Some new thangs seasonies think are worth the hype
We know that it can sometimes be difficult navigating skincare. We’d all love glowing skin like Haechan’s or a flawless complexion like Yuta’s or Kun’s, but we just don’t know where to start. Often, we don’t have the funds for top-tier dermatologists worthy of SM idols. The next best thing we can do is ask around for the best skincare that seasonie have to offer, and put it all in one place. We trust NCTzen’s recommendations and we want to share them with everyone. So, here are some of the top items we think you should try!
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – @dykevelvets
Recommended by NCTzen, tried by us, this lip mask is perfect for anyone with super dry and cracked lips. Our lovely Seasonie is from Chicago, where the weather can be windy and drying to their skin, makes moisturising products essential. With its to-die-for scent and hydrogenated polyisobutene, it leaves your lips silky smooth and moisturised, as well as smelling amazing, which means it’s perfect for anyone in a similar climate! To get the most from this must-have lip mask, “slather it on really heavy” before bed and let the ingredients work their magic whilst you dream of your bias… Yes, we know what you dream about…
Summer Fridays Soft Rest – @azaxdeh
If you’re looking for a does-it-all, toner-like solution, then look no further! For those of us who live in cities, like London or New York, the weather can be very extreme, which is why our fellow NCTzens need products that are versatile, just like this beauty! This solution works as an exfoliator, skin brightener, and pore-appearance reducer. Other benefits include refining and smoothing, which comes from the Niacinamide and Lactic Acid within the solution. Speaking of ingredients, this product is completely clean and VEGAN-friendly, making it totally inclusive!
Best used at night, pour the solution onto a cotton pad and “sweep” across your face. To finish off, you can follow up with your other nighttime skincare products. Note: if you have sensitive skin, use this product only a few nights per week and work your way up to full time.
Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balm – @Nctomfoolery
Keeping your skin safe from a full-sun’s rays is really important! With promises of protection from UVA and UVB rays, this is another great product for anyone needing a defensive barrier for their pout. This amazing product contains SPF 30 and naturally nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera and cocoa butter. Its scent is super reminiscent of holidays in the sun, giving warming and uplifting vibes with every application For best results, apply every 40 minutes-1 hour, to keep your lips feeling velvety. Hawaiian Tropic is a cruelty-free brand too!
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Wash – @graceyhanderson
Simon Says acne can be a real vibe killer, so, for anyone suffering with breakouts, this facewash is jam-packed with Salicylic Acid, Allantoin and pro Vitamin B5 to help deep cleanse pores and remove any blackheads that may be lurking in your skin. A suggested combo is using this product with The True Cream’s Aqua Bomb for the perfect, clear, soft skin. It’s easy to use, simply wash your face with warm water, and pat your face dry. It doesn’t dry out your skin, but we always suggest a good moisturizer after!
COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser – @nctteaparty
Another great product for anyone with blemish-prone skin and wants it to just Quiet Down. It’s also perfect for anyone based in hotter countries, where you may experience oil build-up on your skin’s surface. It’s ingredients include Tea Tree Oil, Willow Bark Water and 0.5% Salicylic Acid, ensuring it’ll gently remove any dirt, makeup or product build-up, and excess oils that are left on your face. Like most cleansers, it’s best used daily, morning and night, by applying in circular motions and rinsing with warm water. Make sure to follow up with a toner that will balance the pH levels of your skin!
Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream – @yotaeyongyong
It wouldn’t be Seasonie Skincare without Nature Republic, right? If it’s good enough for our faves, then it’s definitely good enough for NCTzen and this product came highly recommended. This cream works flawlessly as a moisturiser, with the added benefit of not feeling oily! Racking up a total of 33 marine plants, this ‘watery cream’ truly feeds your skin with the best nutrients needed for combination skin. Its application is easy, and just like any other moisturiser, you simply pat it into your skin and you’re ready to go. It’s definitely a staple product for all year round and will leave your face Drippin’ with goodness.
Krave Beauty Kale-lalu-yAHA Exfoliator – @Arecaceaebree
Similar to Nature Republic’s Watery Cream, this product contains plant extracts from leafy greens such as kale and spinach. It works as an exfoliator but here are a few extras we think you might like to know too: Kale-lalu-yAHA helps even out skin tone, smooth texture, and get rid of hormonal acne! It keeps skin hydrated even when removing all the nasties from it. It’s best used at night, although if used during the day it is recommended that you wear a high factor SPF product.
Some By Mi 30 Days Miracle Toner – @Lovebotnct
If you’re new to chemical exfoliators, this toner is a great starting point. Our seasonie says it’s super gentle, making it perfect for anyone just starting out, but doesn’t lack any of the good stuff. Its low pH means it’s even good for sensitive skin. The AHAs in this product promise to remove those dead skin cells, BHA helps clear pores, and PHA ensures your skin doesn’t lose any moisture. You can apply this baby using a cotton pad, after your usual cleanser, and follow up with your usual serums and moisturisers. This product can be used on the daily, but like most toners, make sure to use sufficient SPF.