Comparison Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser vs. Whamisa by Glow Recipe Green Tea Foaming Cleansing Gel

Comparison Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser vs. Whamisa by Glow Recipe Green Tea Foaming Cleansing Gel

Trying to choose between Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser and Whamisa by Glow Recipe Green Tea Foaming Cleansing Gel? I know the feeling.

Fermentation, First Essences, and that FTE Glow: Secret Key vs. Naruko Facial Essence Review

Fermentation, First Essences, and that FTE Glow: Secret Key vs. Naruko Facial Essence Review

Years ago in a meeting room in faraway Asia, hardworking cosmetics marketers discovered that the story they'd spun, of peasant sake brewers with mind-blowingly soft and youthful hands, could sell bottle upon bottle of the novel new skincare product they were tasked with promoting. And thus, the first essence (or fermentation essence, or facial treatment essence or first [...]

Beans vs Blossoms: The Botanical Anti-Aging Serum Showdown

Beans vs Blossoms: The Botanical Anti-Aging Serum Showdown

In my last post, I talked about how serums are among the few skincare product types that can be expected to deliver real skin improvements, since serums can be formulated to target a single, specific problem, without the limitations that primary functions like cleansing or moisturization would impose. I'm nothing if not good at pretending like [...]

Propolis Ampoule Mega Battle: Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule vs. Graymelin Propolis 80 Energy Ampoule

Propolis Ampoule Mega Battle: Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule vs. Graymelin Propolis 80 Energy Ampoule

A product featured in this post was provided for review by W2Beauty. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own unless otherwise noted. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Fiddy editorial note: An earlier version of this review incorrectly stated that Graymelin Propolis 80 Energy [...]

UPDATED! COSRX Sleeping Pack Showdown: Honey and Rice Overnight Mask Reviews

UPDATED! COSRX Sleeping Pack Showdown: Honey and Rice Overnight Mask Reviews

Post updated 9/15/16. Still in love with Mr. Rx. There is really no way to say this without sounding like a total weirdo, so I'm just going to be blunt with you guys: I'm in love with a cartoon character. Not just any cartoon character, but a cartoon character who's not even my type. This [...]

Honey Cream Review Battle: COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream vs. I’m From Honey Cream

Honey Cream Review Battle: COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream vs. I’m From Honey Cream

Well hello, honey. It's good to see you back. ლ(´◉❥◉`ლ) Ever since I discovered the joys of honey and propolis, I've been finding more and more ways to get the sweet stuff into my routine and loving just about every bee product I try. But as great as serums and ampoules and sheet masks are, they're just not as integral as [...]

Sheet Mask Battle Royale, Citrus Edition!

Sheet Mask Battle Royale, Citrus Edition!

"Natural" and DIY skin care advocates have long recommended the use of straight lemon juice to brighten skin and fade dark spots. Unfortunately, that's really not a good idea. Undiluted citrus juices can be far too acidic, even capable of causing chemical burns; they can also be irritating and photosensitizing, leading to increased sun damage [...]