Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

I don't post nearly as much here as I do on Instagram, but I am always writing something! Here are my latest articles on other sites. GlowieCo and I have developed a good relationship primarily based on our shared love of Taiwanese sheet masks. I've wanted to write a big sheet mask ingredient guide for [...]

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: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Review: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

I almost didn't write this review. A couple of months ago, my friend Tracy at Fanserviced-B published her extensive and detailed review of Sunday Riley Good Genes, and I wasn't sure, when I started testing the product, that I'd have anything to add to the conversation. The more time I spent with Good Genes, however, [...]

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

So I was looking at Instagram today when a DM came in from my longtime beautyfriend Rachel at Naruko US, letting me know that she'd created a coupon code for my readers for a few items she knows I like a lot. At first I was like, "Ooh, that's so nice!" And then I realized [...]

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

There's a fine, fine line between effective exfoliation and too much exfoliation. (Finer than the fine lines that we're trying to minimize here.) Finding that line can be a challenge, since it's so fine and its location varies so much from person to person. Some people do best with little to no exfoliation. Others like to use [...]

Review: Naruko Dermalane Intensive Brightening Renewal Treatment 20% Mandelic Acid AHA

Review: Naruko Dermalane Intensive Brightening Renewal Treatment 20% Mandelic Acid AHA

I have a complicated relationship with AHAs. They're some of the most proven actives around for my skin concerns (brightening and anti-aging), but over the past year, I've looked for ways to pull back on them rather than go harder. Thanks to prescription tretinoin, I generally seek out products to strengthen my barrier rather than further thin it [...]

Reader Questions: Order of Application and Wait Times Between Products

Reader Questions: Order of Application and Wait Times Between Products

I had a great time pondering a common reader question in my last post about deciding whether to introduce actives into your regimen! So while I finish up a big old double review post for you guys, I thought I'd take a swing at a couple more reader questions that come up pretty regularly in [...]

Do You Need Actives in Your Skincare Routine?

Do You Need Actives in Your Skincare Routine?

I know I haven't been great about answering comments and questions here latelyand I'm super sorry and am working to catch up!, but since I manually approve every comment that comes through, I have still been reading them. Lately I've noticed one particular type of question come up more often than most. Lots of you [...]

How to Exfoliate: Multitasking with Chemical Exfoliants

How to Exfoliate: Multitasking with Chemical Exfoliants

The most recent episode of the Snailcast was all about acids and how to exfoliate safely and effectively, and I'm super bummed because I wasn't able to join thanks to moving hassles. But the topic got me thinking about acids and reminded me that I've been doing mine in a different way than I used to. A [...]

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Previously: Part 1: Classics and New Faves | Part 2: Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare This final installment of my spring/summer 2016 skincare routine update took me a very long time to write because so much has been happening with my life and my skin! Which sounds dire but in reality isn't. Even when I've been let down by something I'd been [...]