In today's appearance driven society, it's nice to come across a South Korean actress/singer who believes confidence is a vital ingredient in the recipe of success.
Park Shin-hye, the brand ambassador for South Korean beauty brand Mamonde said it all boils down to being at peace with the way you look and relishing the positive traits in yourself.
"Some people opt to undergo surgery to enhance their looks. But it's important to be confident with the way you look," said Park who was in Kuala Lumpur recently to launch Mamonde's inaugural Flower Day, a day dedicated to appreciate the beauty of flowers, people and mother nature.
The 26-year-old South Korean actress explained women should be comfortable in their own skin and shouldn't hide their beauty with heavy make-up.
"While make-up helps to enhance one's features, too much of it tends to hide a person's features. Less make-up is better and it's always better to let your natural beauty shine. Essentially, be happy with your appearance," explained the actress who was unanimously chosen by South Koreans as its 'Nation's Little Sister' for her unchanging beauty, good acting skills and kind personality.
The talented actress is no stranger in the South Korean entertainment circuit. Since her acting debut in Korean drama Stairway To Heaven (2003), Park has gone on to carve a name as one of the rising talents in the Hallyu wave.
She's received acclaim for her leading roles in Korean TV series You're Beautiful, Flower Boys Next Door and Heartstrings and movies Evil Twin, The Royal Tailor and Brother.
With her soft spoken demeanour, her popularity as an actress and attractive looks, it's no surprise why South Korean actresses were included in Forbes Korea's list of 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in South Korea last year.
Regarding the secret to her good skin and toned figure, the svelte beauty enjoys keeping fit and leading a healthy lifestyle.
"To avoid feeling sluggish, I workout and attend pilates classes daily. Due to my hectic work schedule, I hardly have enough sleep and my skin tends to look dull. Facial masks are my saviour as it helps to brighten and hydrate my skin," said Park, who is a fan of Mamonde's rose water toner, cover powder cushion and tint colour balm.
She was appointed Mamonde's brand ambassador in 2014.
Mamonde's Flower Day will be an annual celebration held in October, which coincides with the skincare brand which was introduced in South Korea in October 1991.
Mamonde has also launched two additions to its Moisture Ceramide range, comprising skin softener and emulsion. An inspiration from the hibiscus flower, the range is formulated with hibiscus ceramide plus which keeps skin hydrated and moisturised.
Skin softener softens dead skin cells to help skin better absorb other skincare products. Emulsion leaves skin refreshed by delivering abundant moisture deep into skin without any sticky feeling.