Review: COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

Review: COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

Have you ever accidentally bought the wrong product, but then the product came all the way from Korea and returning it would be way too much hassle so you tried it out anyway, and the product ended up taking you on a journey of discovery? No? Really? Just me? Affiliate links in this post are [...]

Review: COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

Review: COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

If you're just getting into skin care, or if you're generally attracted to brands with a "natural" or "organic" focus, the phrases "chemical exfoliation" and "alpha hydroxy acid" can carry some frightening (or at least unappealing) connotations. Don't let those connotations put you off. Chemical exfoliation is often one of the best things you can do for [...]

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: flexibility is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin is a complex living ecosystem, subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences, like diet, lifestyle, stress levels, living environment, overall climate, and day-to-day fluctuations in the weather. And if that wasn't complicated enough, just about anyone's skin [...]

Brand Spotlight: COSRX

Brand Spotlight: COSRX

If you've been following the changes I've made to my skin care routine recently, then you may have noticed that I've swapped out my trusty Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid and 8% AHA Gel for a Korean brand you may not be as familiar with: COSRX. COSRX, whose sister brands include C20 (makers of the famous C20 [...]

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary Platinum Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary Platinum Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask

After many trials and tribulations, I'm finally ready to review the My Beauty Diary Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask! But before we get into it, let's talk about this mask's learning curve. Because I've never before encountered a mask that had a learning curve. They wouldn't have had a learning curve if I'd bothered to read [...]

First Impressions: CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol and Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule

First Impressions: CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol and Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule

The thing about ingredient-aware skin care shopping is that it drastically increases the chances of picking winners instead of ending up disappointed with losers. And after spending a week with my new CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol and Missha Longer Name Ampoule, I'm pretty confident I've found two more winners to add to my daily [...]

I Dun Goofed, Y’all

I Dun Goofed, Y’all

So I tried out the My Beauty Diary Platinum Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask for the first time tonight, and I was pissed off for the entire 30 minutes I had it on because of the mask sheet material. The blue mask sheet was thick, stiff, and would not conform to my features or adhere to [...]

Preview: Missha Longer Name Ampoule and CosRX Returning A-Sol Have Arrived!

Preview: Missha Longer Name Ampoule and CosRX Returning A-Sol Have Arrived!

Aww yiss. After weeks in transit and customs limbo, my little RoseRoseShop parcel has arrived, containing two of the most exciting Korean skin care products I've ever gotten my hands on. I'm so stoked to try out the CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol and the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule! CosRX Natural [...]

How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

Visible pores rank as one of the most common complaints people have about their skin, and photos of models and celebrities with their pores Photoshopped into oblivion make pore problems seem even worse. "Pore-shrinking" toners and masks are always popular, but can they really work? Find out why not and learn how to safely shrink [...]

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

Man. I haven't gotten the chance to try out so many new products, all at once, since I first started getting into Asian skin care. I got really lucky this month and got my hands on some really interesting things, and while it's too early for me to write up thorough reviews of them, I'm [...]