If there’s one unsung hero in quarantine, it’s the blackhole of TikTok. The video-sharing social networking service is a treasure trove of beauty hacks, recommendations, and trends covering both skincare and make-up.
With 6.7 million followers, as of writing, Skincare by Hyram is dominating our feeds with his short-form videos that both entertain and educate. The 24-year-old Honolulu-based “skincare specialist” gained fame on YouTube by reacting to celebrities’ multi-step routines and dishing out on details about trendy beauty brands and products. With his philosophy being “the ingredients don’t lie,” he takes a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of skincare. The best part? His love for Korean skincare!
If you haven’t clicked subscribe and follow, you’re missing out! Need product recommendations from the ultimate skincare guru? Read ahead for Skincare by Hyram-approved products!
Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner
To soothe sensitive skin, Hyram is a huge fan of K-Beauty brand, Isntree, especially because of its affordable price tag. The Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner has been a part of his routine for a while especially because it’s formulated with his top two favorite ingredients for soothing, centella asiatica and willow bark extract. Want to try it for yourself? Shop it over on Meekah here. Want to sample it without committing just yet? It’s available in mini-size, too!
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Because of the environmental waste produced by make-up wipes, Hyram is not exactly the biggest fan. He even made a full video detailing alternative recommendations to use. His top pick which you can easily find in the pharmacy is something that may already be in your vanity, the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. Compared to other cleansing products, it’s gentle and removes eye make-up effectively. It’s a must-use before the essential double cleanse and won’t hurt your wallet!
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser and Renewing SA Cleanser
For the second step of your double cleanse, Hyram is a big fan of pharmacy cleansers from CeraVe. It’s even part of his carefully curated best drugstore cleansers list on YouTube! If you have oily skin, Hyram recommends the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, but if you’re prone to breakouts, choose the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
At some point, you may have already tried a product, or two, from The Ordinary, amid such controversies in the past. Hyram adds The Ordinary’s bestselling product to his “favorite products of all time” given its budget-friendly cost. Applying the serum after cleansing and before moisturizing brightens pigmentation with hero product, niacinamide, and regulates sebum with zinc.
Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence
For a go-to sunscreen, Skincare by Harem highly recommends Korean beauty brands like Klairs, although he has a number of pharmacy favorites, too, like the Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen. The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence is one of his holy grails and part of his “Fall Korean Skincare Favorites.” He loves it because it doesn’t sensitize skin, absorbs quickly, and has zero whitecast. Don’t scrimp on your sunscreen, he recommends to reapply every two hours!
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