KBeauty Stars of Instagram: Interview with Sanne (@beautyinglowing)


Hey Misa (@beautyinglowing), thanks for taking part! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?

No problem at all! Well, I’m a 22 year old girl from a small city in Holland. You probably have already guessed it but I love skincare and everything around it! However the reason I started my blog and Instagram page was more for my own wellbeing as when I started all this I had very severe chronic back pain. I still have it but it's not as bad. It really helps me to keep my mind off of things! Also meeting all these amazing people with the same passion as me is just so great! Having this page actually really fuels my passion for skincare so I have decided to go to school to become an aesthetician, I'm so excited for that!

I read on your blog that you're from a small city in Holland. How did you discover KBeauty?

If my memory serves me right, I’m pretty sure I found out about it through KPop around 7 years ago. Around that time I was really struggling with acne and those idols had the most perfect skin and I did some digging around and here we are! 

What was it that got you obsessed with Kbeauty? 

There are so many reasons! First of all, they’re not as expensive as Western brands. As a student 7 years ago and even now that really made me happy. And most importantly it worked! After introducing KBeauty products, my skin has improved so much and that’s one of the biggest reason I’m obsessed!

You talked about how you had tried all kinds of Western brands but it didn't seem to work for your acne-prone skin. In your opinion, how do you think KBeauty and Western skincare are different?

Back in the day there definitely was a bigger difference between the two. Back then, Western skincare often was about harshly treating your skin, especially when you have acne which is caused by a dry, irritated and damaged skin barrier.

With Korean skincare I liked the fact that it isn't necessary about treating but preventing, and when you do need to treat they don’t use products that absolutely dry out your skin, rather they use plenty of hydration layers, calming & soothing products and gentle treatments. Now, the Western brands are definitely catching up and I actually also enjoy some Western products in my routine!

What’s your everyday skincare morning routine like?

My morning routine is actually a lot quicker as often I don’t really feel like going through the whole thing, especially when I’m in a rush but when I do have the time I do the following routine. Also, I don't always use all these products together, for example sometimes I skip the vitamin C, it really depends on what my skin needs and how much time I have.

  • Cleanse: the Monu Skincare Gentle Cleanser
  • When I'm going to use my vitamin serum, I first go in with the Son&Park Beauty Water to make sure my skin pH level is low enough for the vitamin C. When I'm not going to use my vitamin C serum, I will start of with the Aqulabo Jelly Mist.
  • Then I go in with a cocktail of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma and the B-Hydra.
  • Soothing and hydrating toner by Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner
  • First serum by Florishe Camilla Full Blossom Serum
  • If I feel like my skin needs extra nourishment, moisture and further soothing benefits I use the Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule mixed in with the Wonjin Vita Moist Ampoule for extra hydration and moisture.
  • To lock it all in and to give my skin the last boost of hydration I use the ngf37 Total Solution Radiance Cream.

  • What's your everyday makeup routine like?

    I don’t actually wear makeup all that often but when I do I use the following: 

    The Seam Cover Perfection Tip Concealer in 0.5

    The Airspun Loose Face Powder

    The PixiGlow Cake in PinkChampagne Glow and the Colorpop Super Shock Ckeek in Drop Of A Hat

    The Etude House Drawing Eyebrow

    Any eyeliner and mascara I have at hand

    And last, a lip balm that has also color to it.

    What's your night time skincare routine?

    My night skincare routine is really the time I take for myself to rewind so it definitely can be extensive. Also, I don't always use all these products together, for example sometimes I skip the moisturizer or facial oil, it really depends on what my skin needs.
  • First cleanse: Commleaf Zero Made Green Cleansing Balm
  • Second cleanse: Monu Skincare Gentle Cleanser
  • Skin prep: Son&Park Beauty Water
  • Exfoliation: After that I use either the @purito ABP Triple Synergy Liquid*, the @kravebeauty Kale-lalu-yAHA or the @laneige_kr Clear-C Peeling Mask, it all depends on what my skin needs.
  • Soothing and hydrating toner: Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner
  • Sheet mask
  • First serum: the Monu Skincare Skin Activator
  • If my skin needs extra nourishment and moisture I use the B.Liv Rose Bloom Oil and to lock it all in and to give my skin the last boost of hydration I use the NGF37 Total Solution Radiance Cream.

  • If you were to recommend 5 Kbeauty products for a friend who's never tried KBeauty before, what 5 products would they be?

    That’s a great question! I would recommend:
    ○ The Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner
    ○ Krave Beauty Kale-lalu-yAHA
    ○ Florishe Camilla Full Blossom Serum
    ○ Neogen Duo Vita Cream and the Dr.Jart Ceramidin Serum

    Is there any Kbeauty product (skincare or makeup) that is currently on your wish list?

    Honestly with the amount of products I’m testing, I don't really have a big wishlist but here are some products I have been eyeing!
    ○ the Mugwort products from I'm From
    ○ the Herbivore facial oils
    ○ Youth to the People Dream Mask
    ○ and anything Farmacy

    What is your most memorable and loved KBeauty product? Any story behind it that you'd like to share?

    I think that would be the Purito Centella toner. Not much of a story behind it but it’s my all time favorite toner! This calms, soothes and hydrates my skin so amazingly!


    This or that

    Skincare or makeup

    Pizza or hotdogs

    Netflix or Cinema

    Early bird or night owl

    Summer or winter -> Neither! I’m a spring kind of girl


    Fill the gaps

    Favourite Korean dish

    No favorite Korean dish just yet!

    Favourite Kpop band

    That would be BTS, I actually have been a fan since debut so I have been there for a long time!

    Fav song

    That would have to be Rewrite The Stars or I Will Never Love Again by Lady Gaga

    Fav movie

    I don’t have a movie that I watch over and over but I do really like the Marvel ones!


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