Interview with Jina Lee, CEO of Urang

9th Sep 2018

Interview with Jina Lee, CEO of Urang

During our first k-beauty unwrapped masterclass in London, Jina Lee, CEO of URANG shared with us her thoughts on the inspiration to create the latest addition to Urang brand, Pink Everlasting Ampoule. I shared this interview with Zarah @seoulfull_star.

Here are the details!

Korean skincare Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule


Karolina: It is time to talk about this beauty everyone came to see! Let’s talk about your new product. What was the inspiration to create this new ampoule?

Jina Lee: Inspiration and theme were “I am getting older and I need something different. Anyone who had children knows that you get really ugly, sogging, fat, [laugh]… Well, at least you feel that way and this is what I felt after having my first and my second child. So from the time I had my first child I made recipes for ampoules which would help my ageing skin. Of course, you cannot get younger or look like your 20s or teens, right? But I needed something to help slow down the process of ageing. That was my plan.
Urang’s Vitamin Oil Serum was one thing that I blended for anti-ageing as well. For the latest ampoule, I used ingredients like collagen or ingredients that worked to boost-up the skin conditions and help regeneration. My motto was: “Slow down and let’s keep this youth much longer. So I need something totally different. ”
It took me 3 years for this beautiful product to be finalized with the ingredients and blending. Like I said before I think I made more than 100 samples for this.

Korean skincare Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Zarah: How did you come up with the name?

Jina Lee: The new ampoule is called Pink Everlasting Ampoule. It’s all related to the main ingredients and my wish to wanting to keep the youth. I mean every woman wants to look good until you die right?

Korean skincare Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Ingredients Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Karolina: What are the ingredients and what skincare needs does it address?

Jina Lee: The ingredients are just perfect!
The main ingredient of the Pink Everlasting Ampoule is the organic helicrysum water and essential oil. These are such good ingredients. Have you heard of this? L’occitane uses this as their concept ingredient, but boy I hope you don’t compare it with us because it is something totally different. It is actually used for a long time in the Mediterian countries. It is known for its medicinal properties. You can see many studies talking about their antiseptic, antivirus, but also anti-inflammatory and antioxidation properties. This is huge because every problem starts with oxidation and inflammation. Even gastritis, cancer, and of course ageing starts with this. So if it has properties like anti-inflammation and antioxidation it means it is really good to be uses in an anti-aging product.
And the organic helicrysum essential oil used here is from Italia where I actually went to talk with the makers and see how they were steam distilled. The CEOs has values so much alike like URANG and the quality is just superb.

Other ingredients

Karolina: As always the quality wins. What other ingredients did you use?

Jina Lee: Antiageing ingredients like collagen(from fish skin), silk amino acid (that is a natural bi-product of cocoon which has similar protein structure like our skin and penetrates well, low molecule hyaluronic acid that you probably know is a good product for the skin as it makes it able to store water up to 6l per 1g.
Here I need to note that collagen, silk amino acid, hyaluronic acid are all powder type, so do not be deceived by some of the companies that say it has over 90% collagen or 99% hyaluronic acid because that is never possible due to being a power. So by that they mean they have used a small portion of that power and mixed with water or some kind of water sort. If they say something like that please ask how much percentage of that is actually inside the product.
So these ingredients are just a wonderful blend of formulation for my purpose of making this product. I hope you love it. I love it really. It smells good, looks pretty, and seriously does good to your skin.

Korean skincare Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Skin routine with Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Zarah: How to use the Pink Everlasting Ampoule with other products within the line to get the most of it?

Jina Lee: Mix with one of the oil serums or layering with our rose essence. And if you use it with a galvanic machine that will be better.
Since I mentioned about the galvanic machine, it is a good tool to use for good active ingredients to get deep into the skin, but remember that it takes in the good stuff but the bad stuff as well. So when you are using these machines I really recommend you use organic and safe products.

Karolina: Let’s finish with one universal skincare tip you would share with us?

I have several more:
1) You can use our oil serum and rose essence or pink ampoule for the under hair. I use it very often or use our oil serums on the scalp.

2) Multibalm after makeup or before makeup: it will give you a natural shine.
3) Make your own Face Mask with the ingredient- I will show them quickly.

Jina, thank you for your time!