Chiara Ferragni SK-II
Photo: Courtesy of SK-II

Our tropical humidity, with its perils (i.e. how it makes our skin more prone to oiliness and clogged pores), has its perks too as it helps to keep dehydration at bay. On the other hand, celebrities like fashion icon Chiara Ferragni, Japanese actress Kasumi Arimura, Chinese actress Nini, and Korean actress and national boxer Lee Siyoung, battle severely harsh and dry conditions as they travel to some of the world’s toughest environments in order to put themselves and their skin to the ultimate weather challenge.

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Presented by SK-II and National Geographic, the “Face The Wild, Face The Camera” Extreme Expedition Series follows National Geographic Explorer, Hannah Reyes as she discovers the ecosystems with each of the four celebrities. In addition, each celebrity also stars in a beauty shoot with fashion photographers, Jesper Mcilroy and Kirk Cheung, to demonstrate if their skin is able to withstand the harsh environments with the help of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence.

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Check out these following short films for the breathtaking landscapes and how their skin holds up in these demanding climates:

1. Chiara Ferragni in Anza-Borrego Desert, USA

2. Siyoung Lee in Ijen Volcano, Indonesia

3. Kasumi Arimura in Yanbaru Okinawa, Japan

4. Nini in North-Eastern China

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Following this global series, four ASEAN celebrities, Singapore’s Rebecca Lim, Indonesia’s Dominique Diyose, Thailand’s Suquan Bulakul from Thailand and Malaysia’s Hunny Madu are also set to experience the Ijen Volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore‘s exclusive first peek into Rebecca’s experience, come April.

By Joyce Cheo