Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 2: The Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare I’ve Tried So Far

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 2: The Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare I’ve Tried So Far

Part 1 | Part 3 It's a hard life, beauty blogging. Much like the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times, we bloggers enjoy periods of plentyof awesome new beauty finds but also suffer through long spells of hungerfor great skincare. And much like those Paleo nomads of ancient days, we record our victories and defeats for posterity. They did [...]

The Lord of the Herbs: The Fellowship of the Root (Ginseng Megapost)

The Lord of the Herbs: The Fellowship of the Root (Ginseng Megapost)

You've heard me talk about it on Twitter. You've seen it creeping inexorably, product by product, into my skincare wardrobe. You got a taste of it when I reviewed the L'Herboflore Ginseng Anti-Aging Mask. And if you follow my Instagram, you've watched it work its way into my nightly skincare routine until it seems like there's no way [...]

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream Reviews

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream Reviews

Fiddy reviews COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream.

Seaquest: The Next Chapter

Seaquest: The Next Chapter

Sorry, this has nothing to do with Jonathan Brandis or dolphins and everything to do with the next phase of my skincare ingredient exploration. I still love all things bee. My delvings into the sweet, sticky world of propolis and honey have been great for me. I've learned a lot about my skin and about some wonderful [...]

Star Ingredient: Adenosine

Star Ingredient: Adenosine

The skincare industry thrives on the frustrations of consumers struggling to find real solutions to their skin problems. That's why such a wide selection of products exists: consumers jump around from serum to serum and cream to cream, disappointed by one and hopeful the next will work in a sometimes endless cycle that may not lead to [...]

Bees Are My New Snails, + I’m From Honey Mask Review (UPDATED!)

Bees Are My New Snails, + I’m From Honey Mask Review (UPDATED!)

Note from Fiddy: Originally published on May 7, 2015, this review was updated with a revised rating and some new observations on 2/23/16. New content is in purple. Hi, honey! (´ε` )♡ If you've been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I've developed a slight honey problem. The problem is that I can't get [...]

Star Ingredient: Niacinamide

Star Ingredient: Niacinamide

Few skin care ingredients make me as happy as niacinamide does. Niacinamide is one of the few actives that I actively (ha, ha) seek out in my skin care products, and I'm always a little disappointed in products that don't contain any. I just can never get enough of the stuff. Here's why. What is [...]