We're so excited to launch our Best of K-Beauty Award series. After months of reading through your reviews, poring over your survey answers (we emailed you last year asking about your favorite K-beauty products), digging into formulas and results, we saw 17 products that rose to the top. These stood out over 500 popular products, many of which have been called “skincare holy grail products.”
Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting not only these 17 miracle products but also 17 influencers who have helped educate people about K-beauty and skincare. Here’s a little peek into their world:
Joyce Park, MD
What's your fave skincare tip?
My best anti-aging advice is to use sunscreen daily, rain or shine! SPF 30 or above is recommended, and don't forget to reapply every 2 hours. I love using tinted sunscreen too, since that helps to block visible light (a must for people prone to dark spots!) and it provides a bit more coverage.
What's your fave product from our award series?
So hard to choose because there are so many that I love! I can't pick just one so my top 3 are the Shangpree S-Energy Long Lasting Concentrated Serum, Eco Your Skin Eye Essence, and the Peach Slices Citrus-Honey Aqua Glow. I'm all about that hydration!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Coffee or tea?
Tea (My site is called Tea with MD for a reason!)
What do you do to de-stress?
Shopping, spending time with family and friends, binge watching guilty pleasure TV series
What are 3 things people don't know about you?
- I lived my entire life in a 10 mile radius until I moved to NYC for my dermatology residency 3 years ago. It has been the best experience ever.
- I'm 5' tall; good things come in small packages!
- I could live on eating carbs all day every day. Favorite food: pasta.
What is your favorite place in the world?
NYC. I never would have expected to love this city so much, but the energy and creativity here is one of a kind.
Dream vacation spot?
El Nido Secret Beach in Palawan, Philippines (I do need to get over my small fear of water first!)
Who's your hero?
My parents. They sacrificed a lot for me and my brother and have taught me everything I know.
What inspires you?
Seeing all the badass girl bosses out there who are following their passions and making the world a better place constantly inspires me to hopefully do something entrepreneurial one day! It has always been my dream to create a startup, and I'm waiting for the day to make that a reality. All I know now is that it'll be in the dermatology and beauty space!
Best tip for aspiring influencers?
Be genuine and true to yourself. In a world where everything is sugar-coated and filtered, you may feel tempted to only show a certain part of your life. But your followers want to get to know YOU, the actual you. They will feel that much closer to you if you are real with them!