Lately I keep thinking about how long I’ve been using and writing about Korean skincare. It’s been a looong time. Almost ten years, to be exact. I…… Read more “SPONSORED: Papa Recipe Is One of the Best Korean Skincare Brands to Fly Under the Radar”
Da real MVPs of the Korean skin care lineup, ampoules and serums deliver high concentrations of actives in formulations made to layer. Unless they work as chemical exfoliants, apply ampoules and serums after any acid, toner, and light essence steps in your routine, then seal in with a moisturizing emulsion and/or cream. Don’t get too hung up on the difference between an ampoule and a serum. Technically, an ampoule is more concentrated and potent than a serum, but in practice, the terms are pretty much interchangeable.
The Best of NIOD and The Ordinary 2021: My Picks for Deciem’s Slowvember Sale
It’s that time of year again! The clocks have shifted back an hour, darkness falls before 6pm, Mariah Carey has risen from her slumber to lay claim…… Read more “The Best of NIOD and The Ordinary 2021: My Picks for Deciem’s Slowvember Sale”
UPDATED: Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2) and CAIS3
9/16/2021 Update: NIOD CAIS2 is no more. It has been replaced by Copper Amino Isolate Serum 3 1:1*, which I reviewed on my IGTV here, and which…… Read more “UPDATED: Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2) and CAIS3”
Will You Bee Mine? A Propolis Serum Comparison Review
Ingredient trends come and go (anyone else remember when starfish had a brief moment in the sun?). That’s why I’m so grateful when a trendy ingredient that…… Read more “Will You Bee Mine? A Propolis Serum Comparison Review”
The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves
You know how I know 2021 is going to be a better year than 2020? Because it’s January and I not only remembered that I want to…… Read more “The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves”
Review: COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence
How does the new COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence compare to the beloved Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence?
HGs Revisited: Sulwhasoo US Lunar New Year Special Editions
After all the salt I spewed over the weekend, I’m glad to have something positive to talk about. The Year of the Dog is almost upon us,…… Read more “HGs Revisited: Sulwhasoo US Lunar New Year Special Editions”
Summer 2017 Dud Awards, + Misc Fiddy News
Find out why I detest Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix.
Review: Amorepacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum
Amorepacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is a high-end anti-aging serum that does have visible effects. The question is whether the effects are worth the price.
Spring 2017 Empties Report
Today I opened my skincare closet and a massive pile of empties fell out, so I decided to divert some time and energy from the reviews I’m…… Read more “Spring 2017 Empties Report”