The Korean beauty aesthetic always includes poreless, 'chok chok' (dewy) skin. In the past years, we've encountered and even religiously followed Korean skincare trends from double cleansing to multi-step routines, all with the goal of achieving that smooth, hydrated, almost glass-like glow that most Koreans aspire.
Visit Myeongdong or Hongdae where most K-beauty stores are located in Seoul, and you’ll find an exciting variety of brands and product ranges, even sections dedicated for men’s makeup and skincare line. If you're into K-pop, you’ll have fun spotting your favorite boy group and idols endorsing some of them!
With all the stress from their busy schedule, regular trainings, and days of donning heavy makeup and sweat when on tour or promotions, it’s amazing how these K-pop idols keep their skin flawless, to match their equally flawless voices and choreography. That's why in no particular order, here are our 10 male K-pop celebrities with clear skin #goals:
K-Pop Skin Goals
K-Pop Skin Goals
By Metro.StyleMay 31 2023, 2:55 AM
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(1/3) Min Yoon-gi, more known as Suga and Agust D to his fans, is a songwriter, record producer, and the main rapper of popular K-pop group BTS. Recently, Suga produced the digital single “Eight” with Korean singer and actress IU.
(2/3) Suga follows the most basic morning skincare routine: cleanse, tone, and moisturize. He also makes sure to keep skin hydrated throughout the day. At night, the BTS rapper sometimes can’t be bothered and just skip the whole routine and use Mediheal sheet masks.
(1/3) Jeong Jae-hyun is a multi-faceted charmer. He is a singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, rapper, and MC, to name a few. Jaehyun is the main vocals of NCT U, and one of the lead vocalist and rappers of NCT 127.
(2/3) In an episode of NCT 127‘s 24hr RELAY CAM, Jaehyun showed the skincare products he uses, and his 2-step regimen. First, he applies Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner with a cotton pad, and then followed by spreading an ample amount of Corthe Moisture-RX Recharging Cream all over his face.
(1/3) Kim Ki-Bum, or stage name Key, is one of the main vocals of SHINee. He acted in several musicals and TV dramas, and is also a fashion icon in the industry for his avant-garde style. In 2015, he collaborated with Bridge Shop House to design fashion apparel including SHINee’s concert outfits.
(1/3) Aside from being WINNER’s lead vocalist and visual, Kim Jin-woo, better known as Jinwoo or Jinu, is also an actor and model. He was scouted by BIGBANG’s Seungri, and joined YG Entertainment in 2010. Jinu is also the first K-pop idol to be part of a contemporary dance production after getting lead role of The Little Prince by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. He is currently enlisted for his mandatory military service.
(2/3) Jinu’s milky skin makes him a standout, but this seemingly Disney prince K-pop idol doesn’t want to be known only for having a pretty face. He has a soulful voice and a hardworking hyung of his group.
(1/3) Moon Bin is ASTRO’s main dancer and lead vocalist. He first debuted in 2004 as a child model, and appeared in DBSK’s Balloons music video in 2006. Moon Bin is also the young So Yijeong (Kimbum) in the 2009 Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers”.
(3/3) Like most of us from this tropical side of the world, Moon Bin is not into thick and sticky creams, and prefers using facial lotion instead. This is a thinner version of moisturizer. ASTRO’s vocals applies lotion by patting several layers of the product to his face. But overall, Moon Bin says he doesn’t want to fuss too much about his skincare, and just manages his diet by avoiding some food allergens.
(2/3) Ren received so much attention from the moment he debuted with NU’EST, sporting long blonde hair in their music video Face. He challenged gender norms since day 1, experimenting with androgynous styles and even modeled for a Chinese clothing brand that produces genderless fashion.
(3/3) SF9’s Rowoon is not only a total performer onstage, but he is also known for his flawless looks. Recently, premium Kbeauty brand KLAVUU has chosen Rowoon as their new endorser targeting international fans. They chose the 23-year old singer for his pure and clean image, and popularity across China and Southeast Asia.
(1/3) Yeosang is the visual and vocalist of South Korean boy group ATEEZ under KQ Entertainment. The group debuted in October 2018 with the mini album 'TREASURE EP.1: All To Zero', and is said to be one of the fastest rising rookies in the 4th generation of K-pop idols.
(2/3) Among the eight members, Yeosang is said to be more into his skincare according to his group members San and Hong-joong. Even before his debut, Yeosang already takes care of his skin because of his being acne-prone.
(1/3) Mark Tuan is GOT7’s main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and visual. The American-Taiwanese singer is the eldest member of the group under the JYP Entertainment agency. Not only flying in his music career, Mark also has a successful solo career and launched two fashion clothing lines.
(2/3) In a V Live, Mark removed his makeup in front of 171,000 fans tuned in right after a GOT7 concert in Singapore. The video reveals not only Mark’s flawless and makeup-free face, but also his post-show rituals and skincare routine.
(3/3) These include double-cleansing and multi-step regimen. In the comments section, fans pointed out that Mark’s skin look exactly the same with or without foundation. Meanwhile, in a 2015 Billboard interview, Mark gave this advice to GOT7 fans: “You don’t have to worry about your looks or what you look like. You’re your own person.”
(1/3) Byun Baek-hyun, more popularly known as Baekhyun, is a singer, songwriter and actor from South Korea. He is a member of the groups EXO and SuperM under SM Entertainment. He recently released Leo, a collaboration single with Bolbbalgan4, and is readying for his second solo album comeback Delight coming this May 25 KST.
(3/3) Even with constant traveling, he still remains consistent with the products that he uses. He also follows the same skincare routine, saying his skin adjusts to the different temperature and weather conditions.