Korean Cosmetics

Life in Plastic, It’s Fantastic!

In the Seoul metro, Apgujeong station one of many dozens in that station

When commuting in Seoul you are constantly reminded how having a good face 을짱 is a major concern in Korea. Plastic surgery ads are plastered all over the subway with incredible before & after pictures, telling us there is a price to achieve perfection. Korean women don’t think twice: in 2009 one of every five women in Seoul between the ages of 19 and 49 said they had undergone plastic surgery at least once (Trend Monitor).


Interview with Ms Ying of KoreanThings.com


Beautiful Skin with Korean Facial Masks

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Korean Face Mask

Don’t be scared, it isn’t a patient escaped from a plastic surgery clinic… It’s a Korean facial mask! Found in Korean women’s beauty arsenal along with the famous BB Cream, facial masks are an easy and practical way to pamper your skin.


Sex and the Red Blooded Woman

Remember these?

I first came across them back in 2008, the first time I really tried to understand Korean women’s penchant for skin-whitening. While it turns out that I misinterpreted what exactly the images above were though, from a 2005 study of the relationship between female attractiveness and hormones, one of its conclusions remains the same: the redder a women’s cheeks, the sexier.


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