If you have felt a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of Korean brands in the market and their seven or even 12-step skincare regimen, you are not alone.
This is where Ksisters comes to the rescue. Singapore’s premium multi-brand K-Beauty curator has just launched a fuss-free 4-step box set to address specific skincare needs and concerns.
The items in each set have been specially handpicked by none-other than Ksisters’ founder Jungmin and she has made things simple for the layman by paring down the usually ultra-complicated K-Beauty to only four essential skincare steps.
Cleansing is the most fundamental step of any skincare routine, to remove makeup, dirt, sebum and impurities that clog pores and damage skin. The second step is to prep the skin for the subsequent treatment. This is to calm sensitive skin and act as a booster by hydrating the skin to better absorb the skincare products. Next is the treatment step consisting of essence, ampoule, serum and mask which are filled with key active ingredients to treat specific skin concerns. The last step, protection, aims to lock in all the goodness from the previous steps and prevent moisture loss.
During our interview, Jungmin stressed that regardless of skin type, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays is an absolute necessity to prevent skin damage and premature ageing so “slap on that sunscreen girls”!
We Take A look At ‘The Fabulous Four’
Jungmin personally handpicked the best brands and products in the four new 4-step skincare kits to target dry/sensitive, oily/combination, ageing and dull skin types.
Ksisters Anti-Aging Set, $218.03 (Worth $256.50)
Even if ageing is a natural process, it doesn’t mean that your skin has to show it! This set features six tried-and-true full-sized products from Bonabella and Ceramine, which will keep wrinkles and sagging skin at bay and let your youthful glow shine through.
The six products work in harmony to increase skin quality and overall texture for a youthful appearance.
Bonabella was created to provide the modern woman with an easy, manageable and effective way to take care of their skin despite their busy schedule. The award-winning brand focuses on normalising the skin’s regeneration cycle and restoring its moisture barrier that is often compromised by the ageing process and other environmental stressors.
Ceramine was developed to promote both collagen regeneration and cell growth to improve the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. It makes use of a patented technology to extract the purest, safest, and most stable form of active ingredients, so the products in this line are scientifically-proven to give better skin.
Cleanse – Bonabella Teatree Purifying Mask
This multi-tasking wash-off mask deep-cleanses, calms, moisturises and nourishes in just one step. The mask infuses skin with tea tree leaf extract and houttuynia cordata powder. These key ingredients brighten the skin, controls sebum production and removes excess impurities and dead skin cells.
Prep – Bonabella 28Days Return Booster
This is a multi-use toner that contains 85% vanilla planifolia fruit extract, which is rich in antioxidants and intensely soothing. This toner helps to boost the efficacy of subsequent products and revitalizes the skin for optimal skin health.
Treat – Ceramine Pure Collagen Mesh Mask (3 sheets)
Containing freeze-dried active ingredients such as 100% pure collagen, this thin matrix mask effectively releases collagen when in contact with moisture, so there is no wastage compared to a regular sheet mask. Regular use lifts skin and improves sagging and wrinkles, imparting a youthful glow.
Bonabella Intensive Repair Eye Cream – Anti-ageing and brightening, this eye concentrate provides radiance and firms up skin around the eye area without being too rich.
Ceramine Everlasting Tone Up Mist – This refreshing mist helps calm skin with anti-inflammatory properties. Botanical extracts also improve skin quality and texture. When paired with the Ceramine Pure Collagen Mesh Mask, this mist provides optimum collagen absorption, leaving skin plump and supple.
Protect – Bonabella UV Water Shield Sunblock
Sunblock is a key step in any skincare routine, and this one by Bonabella protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays without leaving a white cast and is both sweat and water-resistant.
Ksisters Dry/Sensitive Skin Set, $170 (Worth $200)
The I Woke up Like This (IWLT) set will leave dry flaky skin deeply hydrated. The set banishes dryness and repairs your skin’s moisture barrier, giving it a much-needed hydration boost.
Gentle yet effective, the brand combines ingredients that are natural, environmentally friendly, plant-based, and infused with biotechnology, perfect for sensitive skin and safe even for pregnant women.
Cleanse – IWLT Rice Oil Foam Cleanser
Formulated with rice ferment filtrate, rice extract and edelweiss extract, this gentle cleanser effectively purifies skin and unclogs pores. The low pH level of this cleanser ensures that your skin is not stripped of its natural oils, leaving it feeling fresh, clean and hydrated.
Prep – IWLT Hydrating Treatment Toner
This toner is loaded with humectants to bind moisture to the skin. The toner also preps the skin for greater absorption of active ingredients from other products used after this step.
Treat – Ksisters IWLT All in One Glow Concentrate Ampoule
Niacinamide and snow algae powder, amongst other powerhouse ingredients, work in synergy to prevent wrinkles, brighten and moisturise skin. This ampoule is also packaged in an innovative syringe type container to prevent oxygen exposure and contamination.
Ksisters Oily/Combination Skin Set, $149.60 (Worth $176)
BY ECOM aims to produce honest products formulated only with the best ingredients and the cult brand has been rapidly gaining popularity in Korea. Every product promises to remove impurities without drying problem skin out. With regular use, the skin becomes more hydrated, balanced with reduced breakouts.
Cleanse – BY ECOM Heartleaf Blackhead Cleaner
Painful extractions and squeezing can cause enlarged pore size and infections. Formulated with Centella and avocado proteins, this innovative product gently melts away pesky blackheads, leaving behind clear skin.
Prep – BY ECOM Heartleaf Poreless Water
This toner balances the pH levels of the skin to reveal a smoother skin texture. An efficacy test conducted also proved that the appearance of pores was improved after just four weeks of use.
Treat – BY ECOM Heartleaf Ampoule
This ampoule provides moisture and nutrition of an ampoule and serum in just one step. Formulated with peptides and Centella extract, this product effectively calms skin and tightens pores.
Protect – BY ECOM Heartleaf Poreless Cream
This nourishing cream contains 63% houttuynia extract, a plant compound proven to purify pores, balance sebum production, and soothe the skin.
Protect – IWLT Purifying Relief Soothing Gel Essence
Seal in all the moisture and nourishment with this final step! Despite its lightweight texture, this essence provides optimum hydration so your skin is left plump and bouncy.
Some Extra Help – BY ECOM Skin Pack Pad
These premium cotton pads aid product absorption when used with your toner or the Heartleaf Blackhead Cleaner.
Ksisters Brightening Set, $153 (Worth $180.50)
Consisting of products from Common Labs, Lavien and Dr.UNM, this set promises to bring out that radiant glow from even the most dullest skin.
Hand-picked products in this range exfoliate the skin to reveal a brighter skin tone while it lightens pigmentation, allowing a healthy and luminous complexion to shine through.
Common Labs – Common Labs prioritizes safety and excludes the use of any ingredients that may cause irritation. With its high focus on R&D, the brand uses only the most effective ingredients with an emphasis on vitamins, while identifying best possible delivery systems for each ingredient.
Lavien – Known for combining advanced formulas and luxurious textures, Lavien is a luxury skincare brand designed to give users healthy, glossy skin.
Dr.UnM – Dermacosmetic brand Dr.UnM originated from the renowned Dr.UnM clinic in Korea. The brand aims to provide users at home with the same results as achieved in a dermatology clinic.
Cleanse – Common Labs Dual Vita Purifying Cleanser
Formulated with PuriTox, an ingredient developed from moringa seed extract, this product is designed to remove ultra-fine dust and cleanse the skin. Vitamins C and E, Kakadu plum extract, and five berry complexes also promotes a healthy and luminous complexion.
Prep – Common Labs Triple Vita Balancing Toner
Vitamins B, C and E strengthens the skin’s barrier while propolis extract and coQ10 nourish tired and dull skin. Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin soft and supple.
Treat – Lavien Vita Toning Ampoule
This ampoule contains a high dose of 13% ascorbic acid to effectively and efficiently fade freckles, blemishes, and dark spots. It also brightens skin, even out skin tone, and improves skin texture.
Common Labs Ggultamin C Real Gel Mask
This mask has a 2-in-1 system, consisting of a mild peeling pad and a sheet mask. The peeling pad, which contains AHAs, BHAs and Centella Asiatica extract, gently exfoliates and preps the skin. The comfortable organic Cupra sheet mask is soaked with an intensely hydrating and brightening jelly essence to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin C and honey.
Protect – Dr.UnM SKINFOCUS Mela-Proof Cream
Formulated with a proprietary mix of actives to block melanin and prevent melasma and chloasma, this cream protects the skin and brightens the complexion.
Limited Sets Available
These limited-edition kits will only be available Ksisters.sg or post pop-ups. Save 15% with the purchase any of these sets and receive special gifts with a minimum spend of $200.