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Lee Siyoung treks across Indonesia's active Ijen Volcano with SK-II

Find out how the South Korean actress and national boxer's skin handled the terrain's toxic fumes

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 16 Apr 2017

Video: SK-II

SK-II's Face the Wild campaign is a collaboration with National Geographic that sent well-known faces including actress Lee Siyoung to four of the globe's most extreme environments, really putting their skin to the test.

For her challenge, Siyoung donned a gas mask and hiked through chemically-rich sulphur clouds across the dangerous Ijen Stratovolcano in Indonesia, dubbed 'one of the most toxic places on Earth'. Siyoung's trek alongside National Geographic Young Explorer grantee Hannah Reyes was tough with the Korean star having to stop and catch her breath. Once they reached their post-trek location, Siyoung still had to Face The Camera, switching out of her hiking gear and into a red gown to pose for the lens.

"My skin is sensitive and this extreme environment makes it worse," Siyoung said. "I was worried but the photos look great, I am so happy."

The secret? Pitera in the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence helps improve the skin's moisture-retaining function. Despite the aggressive sulphurous fumes, Siyoung's skin locks in moisture and stays refreshed throughout.

Related: Chiara Ferragni takes on the scorching Anza Borrego Desert with SK-II
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