Did you know that acting isn’t just what Kim Soo Hyun is known for? He’s also an amazing singer who has sung the OST in some of his own dramas, and has even performed the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games’ theme song in China. This man is a true artist, indeed.
In the entertainment industry, actors and actresses come and go. We go from watching an artist’s first on-screen performance to realizing along the line that their latest work was already their last. It’s a tough industry to be in, which is why a lot of people fight tooth and nail just to stay. Everyone does whatever they can to still be invited to the most high-class events in the industry, and one of the most basic yet important things to even consider just to remain in the limelight is skin. Even Korean actor Kim Soo Hyun, whose clear skin makes him the heartthrob he is today, knows the significance of future-proofing in the context of skincare.
Paying the price
There are more than a handful of demands that come with having “actor” as a job title. One of which is always being presentable from top to bottom. Apart from the hair, clothes, and kicks that are being shown to the public, it’s also their skin that catches everyone’s eyes. It’s undeniable that beauty has a huge factor in booking gigs such as acting roles and modeling jobs, which is why they take it upon themselves to go to the most notable doctors and aestheticians to guarantee their skin doesn’t have even the tiniest of bumps and blemishes, especially when they’re out and about.
While it’s important to pay a visit to the dermatologist from time to time, it’s also necessary to remember that the simplest of routines that further help with the betterment of their skin can be done from the comfort of their home. Having an at-home skincare regimen is key in every actor’s journey, especially if they’re aiming to stay under the spotlight for a long period of time.
Ensuring one’s skin remains healthy and ready to take on what the future holds is crucial. We’ve gotten so used to applying the usual products like cleansers, toners, and moisturizers on our skin that maybe, it’s time to step it up a notch to add an extra layer of protection in preparation for when we get older. Yes, aging is inevitable to everyone, but aging gracefully is something we can maneuver to our liking, and who better to prove that to us than Korean superstar Kim Soo Hyun?
RELATED: Bidding Adieu to Premature Aging is as Easy as One, Two, Three
Uphill from here
It doesn’t matter if you just recently entered the Korean drama universe or if you’ve been in it long enough to be considered a veteran—anyone who is or isn’t a K-Drama fan has heard of the name Kim Soo Hyun. He has graced our television and laptop screens for years now with his lead roles in series like Dream High in 2011, Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012, and My Love From the Star from 2013 to 2014. More than a decade has passed since his first on-screen appearance in 2007, and yet, he still looks as youthful and charming as he did when he started.
Throughout the years, he continues to prove that he’s one of the best and most sought-after actors of his generation’s Hallyu wave, winning award after award, namely multiple Baeksang Arts Awards, a couple Grand Bell Awards, and a Blue Dragon Film Award. The 34-year old was also featured by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia list when he was only 28 years old.
With his talent, beauty, charisma, and influence, it was no surprise that he gained further recognition in 2020 with the romantic comedy It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, which was his official return to acting after a two-year enlistment in South Korea’s mandatory military service. The series even caught the attention of those at the other side of the world as The New York Times named it one of the Best International Shows of 2020, alongside Kingdom, a Korean period horror drama.
Having been part of the entertainment industry for quite some time now, even considering his hiatus and comeback, Kim Soo Hyun is well-aware of the importance of being prepared to take center stage once the cameras start rolling. However, it’s not just memorizing his lines and cues that have to be taken into account, but his skin as well.
In his free time, the beauty ambassador of Y.O.U Beauty sits down and incorporates the products from the beauty brand’s Advanced Youth series that regenerate and future-proof his skin, especially after a long and grueling day of filming. This basically means he equips his skin with the right nutrients and components to defend itself from the early signs of premature aging like wrinkles, dry skin, and acne, as well as the disruption of the epidermal barrier that locks in the skin’s moisture for protection.
What’s unique about the Advanced Youth series is that each product is formulated with Plantide X™, a combination of the world’s first plant-derived peptide with M3000 Peptides, to stimulate the production of proteins like collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining a plump, firm, and youthful-looking skin.
Part of the actor’s skincare routine is the Advanced Youth Revitalizing Micro Essence. It’s a lightweight product powered by Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hymagic-4D, and French Yarrow Extract—all of which strengthens the skin barrier and supports its elasticity, freshness, and brightness. It also rejuvenates the skin to protect it from unwanted environmental aggressors.
Meanwhile, the Advanced Youth Intensive Peptide Serum is a lightweight concentrated face serum, also infused with French Yarrow Extract, that stimulates cell renewal, maintains skin elasticity, and keeps a youthful appearance while locking in skin moisture. This serum also protects and stabilizes the effectiveness of its active ingredients to deliver maximum freshness when applied on the skin.
Last on Kim Soo Hyun’s future-proofing skin regimen is the Advanced Youth Recharging Peptide Eye Cream, a must-use product for an actor who spends months and months of long-hour days filming. It’s a hydrating and lightweight eye cream that’s also formulated with caffeine and Niacinamide to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles around and under the eyes.
Future-proofing the skin, whether we’re an actor or not, shouldn’t only begin in our 30s or 40s, when signs of aging are already very much noticeable on the skin. Instead, doing so in our 20s would be the right way to go with Y.O.U Beauty and their Advanced Youth series.
Begin your future-proofing journey with the Y.O.U Beauty Advanced Youth series available in select Watsons stores, SM Beauty stores, Robinson’s Department Stores, Market! Market!, or even at their official Shopee and Lazada pages. To know more about the products that fan favorite Kim Soo Hyun raves about, visit Y.O.U Beauty’s website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, where you can also purchase from.