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SKYLAKE is located in Dongseong-ro, which is known to be the center of culture and industry in Daegu. It is a cosmetic cafe where visitors can make cosmetic products based on traditional Korean medicine and is close to nature.

It is especally popular for people who are interested in making their own cosmetics (reservations are required). The classes are held on the upper floor of the cafe. Participants get to wear yellow clay-dyed bandanas and aprons. Many people enjoy the fact that the outfit was worn in the globally popular Korean drama “Daejanggeum(A Jewel in the Palace).” One participant decided to make a mask pack to soothe their skin, which was easily irritated with the change of seasons. On the table there was an electronic scale, a measuring cup, a pipette and some other tools that are used when making masks. To make a mask, you have to first make an essence. When you put the essence in a bag that contains a sheet, you get a handmade mask pack.

Participants receive help from an instructor and a demonstration video. There are teams of two for the experience. Everybody is allowed to take two mask packs and 20ml with them. First, a traditional Korean medicine water mixture is poured into a bowl. That water is also said to be in all SKYLAKE cosmetic products. It contains 18 ingredients that are distilled and produced in-house. It replaces the purified water that goes into the brand's other cosmetics and makes up about 80% of the essence being made. Further additions are galactomyces, which comes from yeast, hyaluronic acid, which helps with regeneration, as well as glycerin, aloe and two or three natural oils. The ingredients mixed together become a transparent and thick gel-like essence. They are carefully put in a bag that has a sheet inside with air removed and turned into a mask pack.

Traditional Korean medicine cosmetics made with time and care

At SKYLAKE, mask packs are not the only thing visitors can make. Visitors are also taught how to make traditional Korean medicine soaps, knotweed shampoo and cooling sprays. The cooling sprays are new. They use menthol and mint to relax tense muscles. People like the program because they can make sprays that refresh their minds.

After the program and while waiting for the soap to harden in the refrigerator, it is time for tea. It is included in the price and served on a comfortable sofa. It is a nice time-out with homemade herbal tea. They have ginger tea, which raises the body's temperature, and also cnidium tea, angelica root tea and adzuki bean tea, which is said to be effective in discharging toxins. In-house brand products are displayed on the ground floor, including the traditional Korean medicine skin Slotion that was introduced on the popular beauty television program “Get It Beauty.” The medicinal water they use for their products is matured and fermented, then boiled and distilled for four days. Then, it is left again for 90 days to mature. It has no preservatives, alcohol or chemicals. All products are 100% natural and safe to use for children.

About traditional Korean medicine water

SKYLAKE's medicine water is made with 18 natural ingredients which are distilled in-house. The ingredients include cnidium and angelica root, which are said to be good for blood circulation and balance, poria cocos, which is known for its moisturizing and immune system aiding effect, chestnut, which supports oil control and pore contraction, mint and licorice, plum and kelp. These ingredients are known to discharge toxins and soothe, whiten and tighten the skin. At SKYLAKE this kind of water replaces the distilled water that other brands use.


  • +82-53-253-2380
  • 11:00~20:00 (closed on Lunar New Year's day)
  • Mandatory prior reservation (2 hours prior to arrival)
  • Making mask pack 12,000 won
    Making soap with traditional Korean medicine 15,000 won
    Making shampoo 15,000 won
  • Guests must be at least 8 years old
  • 2nd floor, 3 Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
  • skylake.itrocks.kr

The above information is valid as of Dec. 31, 2017