Hello and welcome to The Monodist. My name is Odile and I have an extensive background as a digital art director working in the beauty industry across Europe. On this blog I translate Korean beauty industry news and report on everything Korean skincare.
I truly believe that skincare is more than just caring for our appearance. The skin is our largest organ and by learning how to take care of it, we can also learn how to understand our body and its needs. Above all, my interest in K-Beauty stems from the realisation that Koreans’ approach to beauty aligned with my own philosophy. My passion for Korean skincare first started a decade ago. At the time there was very little information on K-beauty available for English audiences and this inspired me to take up Korean as a second language so I could have a better understanding of the industry, the practices and the culture behind Korean beauty.
I started the Monodist to share my industry knowledge of Korean skincare. Here I will offer an exploration of Korean beauty as a whole, including: trend reports, industry insights, translations and beauty terminology. Plus, I also have a youtube channel I update regularly.
I’m happy to be able to use my background to become a voice for a cultural trend that deserves far more traction and I firmly believe that K-beauty has the power to enrich your life.
I work in marketing and advertising, I’m not a medical professional nor a dermatologist. Ingredients and products that work wonders for me, might not suit your skin and might even cause irritation. Skin type, environment, diet and lifestyle are just a few factors that determine how your skin reacts to certain products. If you’re unsure whether or not a certain product will work for you, I definitely recommend speaking to a professional.
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I personally disagree with Amazon’s labour practices and business ethics so you won’t find any Amazon links in my posts.
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