Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

I've got something a little different today for those of you who are Naruko fans or just curious about the Taiwanese skincare brand that I've been loving so much lately! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). A little while back, I went out on a limb and asked my contact at Naruko's US offices [...]

Cosmetic Chemist Spotlight: Stephen Alain Ko and the Formulation Revolution

Cosmetic Chemist Spotlight: Stephen Alain Ko and the Formulation Revolution

When I think of cosmetic chemists and the beauty industry, the first image that pops into my head is the corporate cosmetic chemist formulating products to the specifications of marketers at one of the multinational conglomerates. But there's a new breed of cosmetic chemist emerging to challenge the big beauty brands and their cost-cutting, undisclosed-actives-concentrations [...]

Curology Month 3 Update, B&A, + a Chat with My Provider about Tretface Skincare

Curology Month 3 Update, B&A, + a Chat with My Provider about Tretface Skincare

Man. Time sure flies when you're taking your fine lines and sunspots to church with actives so powerful that only licensed medical professionals can provide them. I'm now in my third month on Curology prescription skincare. I've gone from 0.012% to 0.02% to 0.05% tretinoin, one bottle at a time (with the first, weakest prescription [...]

Jen from Beautibi Talks Taiwanese Sheet Masks

Jen from Beautibi Talks Taiwanese Sheet Masks

For a Taiwanese American sheet mask lover who's been using Asian skincare almost exclusively for nearly two years now, I sure did take a long time to get into Taiwanese products. Yeah, I'd been using My Beauty Diary since nearly the beginning of my AB life, but I remained oblivious to all the other amazing products coming [...]

The Latest on the Upcoming Low pH COSRX Cleanser

The Latest on the Upcoming Low pH COSRX Cleanser

Just a quickie today. My brain is fried from finishing up yesterday's ampoule review megapost, but I got some great news from Lee Hye Young over at COSRX and had to share. The news is that they're making progress on the development of their low pH facial cleanser! Hye Young wrote me: I just got [...]

COSRX Teaser News

COSRX Teaser News

For most of us who follow the hybrid Western/Asian SCA and AB skincare philosophy, cleansers with a high pH are practically verboten. Snow White and the Asian Pear agrees. Skin and Tonics does, too. The natural pH of a healthy skin barrier is slightly acidic. Cleansers that are too alkaline--that have a high pH--disrupt the skin barrier, [...]

Review: Whamisa Organic Flowers & Aloe Vera Fermented Hydrogel Mask + A Chat with Glow Recipe Cofounder Christine Chang

Review: Whamisa Organic Flowers & Aloe Vera Fermented Hydrogel Mask + A Chat with Glow Recipe Cofounder Christine Chang

Note from your Auntie Snail: Glow Recipe provided the product I review in this post. I review it as honestly as I review products I purchased myself. I do not have an affiliate account with Glow Recipe and will not earn any revenue from sales of this mask. You can read my sponsorship policy here. Two of [...]