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:
What's your fave skincare tip?
Don't Pick Your Face! I say this from my own experience, being a cystic acne sufferer and a HUGE picker.
What's your fave product from our award series?
Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil & Citrus-Honey Aqua Glow Moisturizer
Chocolate or Vanilla?
100% chocolate, rich creamy vegan chocolate! However I do prefer my protein shakes in vanilla
Coffee or tea?
Please! I'll have a good old cuppa tea over coffee any day. I actually quit coffee February 2014. Haven't touched it since and you know, I actually don't miss it.
What do you to de-stress?
I'm currently using the app Headspace for guided meditation and I have a new calming crystal I'm learning to use. I use guided meditation as I really struggle to get into meditation, so a little help eases me into it.
What are 3 things people don't know about you?
I'm Vegan! Kidding with you everyone knows that!
- I'm a trypanophobia. It’s a real thing, google it! I'm not scared, I'm petrified.
- I can't leave my house without making my bed, it’s my one weird OCD.
- I'll be relocating to my fourth state in America in March 2018. Having previously lived in New York, Florida and currently California.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Honestly I don't have too many favourites of anything. I love exploring the world and try not to go back to the same place. Each year I try to visit a place I haven't before and if I'm going back to revisit a country, I try to visit different cities. I believe traveling is key to our lives.
Dream vacation spot?
I dream of so many! I especially dream of all the little Greek Islands I've yet to explore. Being Greek, it's top of my list to share that experience with my family.
Who's your hero?
Last year I learnt that I, myself, am my own hero. I carried and birthed a child which seemed near impossible but I did it! At home, with my midwife and my partner by my side. It was a surreal, heroic experience that opened my mind to a whole new level.
What inspires you?
My daughter inspires me everyday to be a better version of myself for her. Watching her grow and learn inspires me to want to do better so I can teach her and experience life with her.
Best tip for aspiring influencers?
Be yourself! It's so important and easily forgotten! Don't try to be someone else to please your audience. Embrace your own beauty, and share it from the inside out.
If you want to learn more about Lala, go check her out @laladaly!