Guest Post: Pregnancy Skincare Dos and Don’ts with Dr. Joyce

Guest Post: Pregnancy Skincare Dos and Don’ts with Dr. Joyce

Over the past couple of years, I have gotten a ton of questions about skincare during pregnancy. Questions that I've never been comfortable with answering, since I chose to follow the Way of Parental Disappointment and not become a doctor. But today I bring you...pregnancy skincare tips from a doctor! Our guest poster, Dr. Joyce, is [...]

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Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Recognize the signs of overexfoliation and learn how to treat and prevent it for improved skin health.

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Have you ever put on a sunscreen so bad that you panic and cleanse it all off with just minutes left before you have to leave the house in the morning? I have, and I really want to talk about it. So without further ado, let's discuss Missha's All Around Safe Block "Mild Sun" SPF [...]

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

By guest blogger Cat of Snow White and the Asian Pear You know what's a terrible idea? Copying someone else's skincare routine step-for-step, especially if they have a different skin type than you, live in a different climate, and have completely different skin goals. Naturally, that meant that when the idea of swapping skincare routines with [...]

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

My latest delivery from Sulwhasoo US caused me extreme mixed emotions. The 20th anniversary limited edition First Care Activating Serum EX made me feel like my son last Christmas when his cool uncle got him the Cozmo. The newly launched First Care Activating Masks, on the other hand, gave me a shiver of mingled excitement and [...]

There Are No Magic Ingredients, Part 1: The Limitations of Extracts in Skincare

There Are No Magic Ingredients, Part 1: The Limitations of Extracts in Skincare

Let's talk ingredients! Only this time, instead of talking about all the wonderful things that our favorite ingredients can do, let's talk about some of the times when those favored ingredients fail to do the thing. Because, let's face it, no ingredient is a magic bullet that makes any skincare product great. Nope, not a [...]

Guest Post: On Asian Beauty Hype, Appropriation, and a Global Skincare Routine

Guest Post: On Asian Beauty Hype, Appropriation, and a Global Skincare Routine

Among online beauty communities, the international community of Asian cosmetics enthusiasts located in, or originally from, the Western hemisphere--commonly known as the Asian Beauty or AB community--is considered one of the friendliest and most drama-free. But there are dark currents of controversy hidden beneath the placid surface of the AB ocean. Some of those controversies are [...]