This Is the New K-Beauty Trend You Need to Know Now
K-Beauty has been all the rage in the beauty department—from makeup to skin care—you name it! Today we're sharing with you the latest K-Beauty trend that's about to shake up the skin care scene and the secret to Kim Bok Joo's flawless and smooth skin. Two words: acid toning.
This K-Beauty trend is becoming more and more popular among celebrities and K-pop idols and for a good reason, too. We know, we know, acid seems like a huge scary word but here's a good news—acid toning is just another, gentler way to exfoliate your skin! Physical exfoliators like microbeads and gommages can actually be more harmful to your skin because some girls may scrub too hard or too fast. Acid toning, on the other hand, will eliminate this harshness because the percentage of the acid in the product is controlled.
Acid toners come in different versions with two types of acids. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), which are water soluble and Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), which are oil soluble. BHAs are able to penetrate deeper into pores, which contains sebum and helps to control exfoliation of the dead skin cells that build up inside the pore, too. AHAs on the other hand, focuses on the skin surface more.
Ready to dip your toes into acid toning? Read on because we here at the Candy HQ found three acid toners that will work best for teen skin!
CosRx One Step Pimple Pads P665 for 70 pads, thesmstore.com
These exfoliating pads contain 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid (Betaine Salicylate), which is good for oily skin, treating blackheads, and clogged pores. The pads has two sides, one is textured for mild exfoliation and the other side is just plain cotton. Use this as your toner after cleansing your face for instant smooth skin. It's gentle enough for everyday use because the acid is just 1% and the cute packaging is always a plus, too!
Pixi Glow Tonic P390 for 15ml, Zalora
This toner contains 5% Glycolic Acid, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. This product is more suited for Candy Girls with dry skin because it gently removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates your skin. But don't dive into it immediately! Slowly incorporate this acid toner to your skin care routine and don't panic if you experience a bit of tingling at the start because it's totally normal. Plus, the small size is perfect because you can try it out without having to buy the huge bottle immediately.
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine P1650 for 30 pads, Beauty MNL
This acid toner is also AHA-based (Lactic Acid), but comes in an exfoliating pads version. You can instantly slough away rough, flaky skin cells to reveal smoother skin. It's especially good for girls with sensitive skin, too. Use it once or twice a week only and don't forget to scrub your neck as well.
- Start small! Don't overdo acid toning because it might be too harsh for your skin. Start every other day then move up to once a day. Don't go beyond twice a day, Candy Girls!
- Sunscreen is a must! Whenever you use an acid toner, you have to diligently put sunscreen afterwards, preferably one that is SPF 30+ or more.
- Moisturize. Always moisturize your face after using an acid toner—especially if your skin starts to feel tight and dry.
Are you ready to jump into the acid toning trend?
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????