Shop 50+ Korean beauty brands at this epic Vancouver showcase

Oct 30 2019, 11:52 am

Have you ever been on vacation and ogled at how even the littlest things can seem new and exciting?

Sometimes, the most thrilling part of shopping in another country is noticing the differences in their everyday provisions, and browsing through the makeup aisle in a faraway place is no exception.

Makeup practices and products vary depending on where you are in the world, and Korean beauty, in particular, is known for its quality and uniqueness. Candy pink lips, subtle winged liner, and natural, dewy-looking skin are all staples of the standard K-Beauty routine.

Let’s not forget K-Beauty’s notoriously high standards for flawless, glowing skin — including for their famous 10-step skincare regime. If you’re looking for a place that takes skin care seriously, Korea’s where it’s at.

Korean spa/Shutterstock

There’s an enormous market for skin care in Korea, and as a result, some K-beauty products are both rare and cutting-edge. You can watch all the YouTube tutorials out there, or do as much research as possible, but there’s nowhere better to learn about K-beauty than where it originated: South Korea.

Seoul, for instance, is a top global destination for wellness that’s home to a plethora of spas, beauty tours, and skincare brands. We’re talking about the kind of K-wellness boutiques that offer everything from skin counsel to facials, decollete massages, and more, to make visitors feel the like best version of themselves.

Some of the must-go wellness attractions in Korea include the Sulwhasoo Flagship Store in Seoul (AKA the largest spa facility operated by a beauty brand in Korea, featuring two spas with different concepts), Herb Lab Bom Dong (which serves visitors medical teas that match their individual physical states) and the Suncheon’s 1.1 million square metre Suncheonman Bay National Garden & Wetland Reserve. It’s the perfect place to de-stress and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Whether you’re looking for the latest face mask, best sunscreen, most luxurious spa, or most effective exfoliator, Korea’s harmony of tradition and innovation makes it the best destination to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing!

K-Beauty Trip to Korea/Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

Anyone who’s interested in getting their hands on something they wouldn’t be able to grab at home, or who just wants to check out what K-Beauty has to offer, can attend the free K-Beauty Trip to Korea showcase on November 9.

Housed in the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver’s Grand Ballroom from 11 am to 5 pm, the biggest K-Beauty event in Canada will be full of representatives and offerings from over 50 Korean beauty brands.

Even if you don’t leave with a bag full of new stuff to try out at home, you can spend your time there learning about where to go in Korea. The famous South Korean YouTuber @Sunnydahye — who describes herself as a “makeup enthusiast and a geeky law student” — will be there as well.

Hurry over to pick up free goodie bags, which will be offered to the first 300 people at the doors, or arrive anytime to be entered into a draw for a round-trip flight to Korea sponsored by Air Canada. 

If you are interested in learning more about where to go in Korea, don’t forget to visit the KTO booth or book a discount trip to Korea onsite.

Imagine the kind of itinerary you could craft for your trip if you win; think a stop in Myeongdong for a pro makeup class and a visit to Jjimjjilbang for the ultimate relaxing spa experience, with amazing local food stops along the way.

No matter what time you intend to show up, you’ll want to reserve your free ticket online ASAP. Save your spot to ensure you get first dibs on all the cool Korean stuff that will be available in Vancouver for a very short period of time. Makeup nerds of the world, unite!

K-Beauty Trip to Korea

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Grand Ballroom – 39 Smithe Street
Price: Free to attend