The lights of the concert hall dim. The audience grows silent in anticipation. Angela Jia Kim, a talented concert pianist, sits in front of her piano and begins tickling the ivories like she usually does—until hives start to appear all over her body.
For a piano virtuoso, your hands are your life. After discovering that the cause of her outbreak was her skincare, Jia Kim began making organic Korean-inspired skincare in her home. She credits much of her inspiration to Korea’s innovative contributions to the skincare industry and Korean women’s pivotal role in its development.
The change from musical motions to lotions and potions was not intuitive, but Jia Kim knew she finally found her passion. In the following years, this “accidental entrepreneur” developed her own Korean-inspired skincare line, Savor Beauty, founded the New York luxury spa chain Savor Beauty + Spa, became a mother and authored the book Radical Radiance (12 Weeks of Self-Love Rituals). Her skincare line and luxury spas have been featured in publications including The New York Times, Vogue, Elle and Allure.
Jia Kim has developed three rules to live by: wash your face every night, nourish to flourish and go deep with what you love. When we invest in ourselves, we can dive fully into the things we love with full attention and dedication. Jia Kim and On Your Terms host Erin King also discuss self-care as a supporting tool to build confidence, systemized thoughtfulness, committing to actions with growth potential and giving without sacrificing your needs completely. As Jia Kim observes, “When you give, you never know what you’re going to get in return.”
Follow Angela Jia Kim on LinkedIn and Instagram, and sign up for her newsletter on her website. Follow Savor + Beauty Spa on Instagram and buy Jia Kim’s book, Radical Radiance (12 Weeks of Self-Love Rituals).
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Erin King is the bestselling author of “You’re Kind of a Big Deal: Level Up by Unlocking Your Audacity” and “Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace.” She’s also the Chief Social Officer at Strikepoint Media, a digital marketing firm focused on social customer acquisition. But hands down, her toughest job is being a personal full-time assistant to a 13-pound cavapoo puppy named Betty White. You can connect with her on Instagram @mrs.erin.king