Orcé Beauty Secrets: Our Marketing Manager Stephanie's Story

In our latest installment of Orcé Beauty Secrets, our Integrated Marketing Manager Stephanie shares her mother's time-tested beauty secret. Hint: the secret isn't on her vanity or a part of a 10-step routine, it's in the kitchen. Keep reading to find out her mother's secret! 


Skincare has always been second nature to me. Growing up, I was mesmerized by my mom’s daily ritual of applying what seemed like endless serums, lotions and masks from beautiful bottles on her vanity. Those that grew up in a Korean household will likely relate to this experience and be more than familiar with phrases like “Don’t forget to put on sunscreen!” or “Wash your face as soon as you get home!”


While Korean skincare regimens have entered mainstream beauty conversations, the truth is that skincare in Korea is about more than just products to fill your counter with. In Korean culture, cleansing your face when you come home is as ingrained as washing your hands before dinner. And before there were serums and 10-step routines, there were more natural ways to take care of your skin - some of which my mom still swears by. 

My mom is 24 years older than me, but strangers still ask us if we’re sisters when we go out. The secret to my 엄마’s beautiful skin isn’t on her vanity, but in her kitchen - homemade face masks made out of ingredients that you already have in your pantry. 

Here are two of her tried and true recipes: 

Job’s Tears Mask for Redness and Blemishes 

1 teaspoon of Job’s Tears powder

1 ½ tablespoons of honey

Mix into a thick paste

Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes 

Potato and Egg Mask for Anti-Aging

Grate 1 medium potato

Squeeze out excess potato juice

Mix with 1 cup of flour

Mix in 1 egg yolk

Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes

Growing up Korean where food is the backbone of my family and my culture, it seems fitting that my mom’s beauty secret would be found in the kitchen. To me, this is more than just skincare. It’s a special ritual passed down from generations of women and one that I’m excited to pass on to this one and the next.