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 [...]

Playing Devil’s Advocate with My Face: The Treeannsea Liquide Mousse Foam Review

Playing Devil’s Advocate with My Face: The Treeannsea Liquide Mousse Foam Review

There are very few skincare "rules" in my little corner of the Internet beauty community. For the most part, we advocate YMMV. There's no point being dogmatic about most skincare choices, since everyone's skin is different. But there are a few recommendations so common and so well supported that they come dangerously close to being rules. One of those [...]

Fiddy’s Skincare Reviews Just Got a Lot More Objective

Fiddy’s Skincare Reviews Just Got a Lot More Objective

As both a skincare blogger and a skincare fan (hobbyist? fanatic?), I've always been mildly bothered by the unavoidable subjectivity of the typical skincare product review. There are a lot of "feel" statements--"My skin feels more hydrated"--without many objective data points. I do it a lot myself, and I hate it. I've been longing to find [...]

7 Masks 1 Goal Part 2: The Mask That Caused Me Physical Pain & the Scariest Hydrogel Around

7 Masks 1 Goal Part 2: The Mask That Caused Me Physical Pain & the Scariest Hydrogel Around

When I chose the masks I used in my 7 Masks 1 Goal whitening experiment, my criteria were simple. I wanted the masks to contain niacinamide, and I also looked for licorice root extract, two lightening agents that have been proven to produce results on excess melanin and hyperpigmentation. It seems the combo isn't terribly common [...]

Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

...and he's loving it! My other half will be hydrating his skin and protecting it from free radical damage with the Innisfree Green Tea line. Some COSRX will get in the mix eventually, too. I've always thought it's awesome when men care about their skin. Now I think the already awesome Mr Crazy Snail Lady [...]

7 Masks 1 Goal: The Conclusion Part 1, Plus 2 Whitening Mask Mini-Reviews

7 Masks 1 Goal: The Conclusion Part 1, Plus 2 Whitening Mask Mini-Reviews

A bit over a week ago, I came up with an experiment. I wanted to see whether daily use of sheet masks containing specific ingredients could produce real, lasting improvements to skin--essentially, I wanted to disprove the idea that sheet masks are for temporary results only. I'm very happy to say that I proved myself [...]

7 Masks 1 Goal Round 1: Whitening

7 Masks 1 Goal Round 1: Whitening

If you've been reading a lot about sheet masks, you may have come across the admonition not to expect anything from them in terms of real skin improvements. The common knowledge is that sheet masks are pretty much only good for a temporary boost that will fade within a couple of days at the outside. [...]