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Good enough to eat: dessert-inspired K-beauty brand Oliviaumma promises a deliciously glassy glow


Inspired by a globally trending dessert called tanghulu, which is made by dipping fruit into melted sugar, this mother–daughter duo created their very own skin care line which would emulate the same glass effect. Produced in Seoul, the Tanghulu Glass Skin series emulates all elements of the tanghulu experience; starting with the blueberries, strawberries, tangerine, guava, mint and muscat grapes interwoven as ingredients of the launch collection. Oliviaumma’s bright, creative, and playful packaging allows the consumer to feel brighter, happier, and ready to take on proactive skin care choices.

Oliviaumma is founded by Hye Young Kim, also referred to as ‘Mom’ in Korean! Hye was born in Seoul, and throughout her adult life, a citizen of the globe who sampled products from around the world while travelling. She is a former banker-turned-fashion CEO, mother, and now beauty entrepreneur who has resided around the globe, including Singapore, San Francisco and now Miami. It was in 2020 when a friend of her daughter, Olivia, asked for insight into K-beauty that changed everything for the duo.

Hye and Olivia set out on a mission to create a collection of cross-generational skin care that could be used by people of all ages. The aim was to use vegan ingredients and the knowledge of top scientists to create a range of essential skin care products that, while focused on individual concerns, would evoke a colourful and happy journey. Oliviaumma was born with the idea that ‘No person too young or old should have to miss out on glass skin effects because of an ingredient profile.’

The Oliviaumma product line consists of the following.

Glass Skin Tanghulu Shine Muscat Cleanser: formulated with ingredients extracted from heartleaf, shine muscat, green apple, papaya and green plum using high-frequency technology, the Glass Skin Tanghulu Shine Muscat Cleanser is the first step to perfect your skin. This fan favourite effectively and gently cleanses skin with a dime-sized application. Its rich, lathering texture lightly exfoliates as it removes the impurities—even your make-up in one swipe. Its proprietary ingredients soothe the face, and the anti-inflammatory agents are subsequently loaded with antioxidants.

Glass Skin Tangulu Blueberry Serum: blueberry, fig and cold-pressed camellia seed oil, straight from Jeju Island in Korea, blend together in this radiance-boosting bottle. This is what offers Oliviaumma lovers that tanghulu look. Extra-lightweight while incredibly hydrating, it is also loaded with antioxidants which are helpful for anti-ageing. It also serves as a fantastic primer before you apply your make-up as the Blue N-Emulsion Technology enables the serum to absorb deep into the dermis in a rather rapid manner.

Glass Skin Tanghulu Strawberry and Tangerine Serum: a unique vitamin C serum made from strawberries and tangerines. Packed with vitamins A, B and E, it is meant to revitalize, energize and brighten, while helping to improve your complexion. Once again drawing inspiration from the popular Korean dessert tanghulu, the Glass Skin Tanghulu Strawberry and Tangerine Serum was specially formulated to give you that flawless glass-skin look. It also contains niacinamide, a form of vitamin B, which helps strengthen your skin barrier. Vitamin A helps make your skin healthier and stronger, while vitamin E helps protect the dermis from the sun and pro-actively fights ageing, too. Additionally, the visible granules from tangerines in the serum help boost collagen production.

Glass Skin Tangulu Liptox Guava: loaded with guava, shea butter and macadamia seed oil, this is a lip treatment in a tube with a natural pink colour derived from guava—perfect to maximize your natural lip tone with an intensive glossy effect. Emollient and easy to apply, this moisturizing Liptox provides protection while delivering a high-shine effect that’s not sticky. 

Glass Skin Tangulu Liptox Mint: boasting peppermint, shea butter and macadamia seed oil, it has the innate ability to transform your dry lips from sad to sultry. With just one use, you will become hooked for life.

Visit www.oliviaumma.com for full product information.


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