"Unfortunately, this sunscreen is laden with more alcohol than me after a KBBQ night with my coworkers. My liver might be able to take it, but my face wasn't."
They may not be as exciting as serums and ampoules, but hydrating toners are some of my favorite Asian beauty products. One such hydrating toner is the very clearly named Naruko Jingcheng 60 Actives Youth Activating Enhancer. Personally, I think we should all know from the name exactly what this thing does, but just in case you're [...]
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 [...]
Very quickly, because I'm too excited to hold this in anymore: I have permission from the lovely Hye Young at COSRX to drop some news about a couple of upcoming COSRX product releases. Sometime this summer, COSRX, makers of my favorite snail products, will be releasing... A snail toner. And A SNAIL SHEET MASK. Excuse me while [...]
This is my skincare basket. It's the sturdy workhorse that carries everyday essentials chosen out of my much more extensive skincare wardrobe. The contents of my basket change on a fairly regular basis. But I recently realized that some things never get banished from the basket, even for a night. That got me thinking about the ways my [...]
If there is an afterlife and it has Internet access, then my mom is about to be either really amused or really annoyed when she finds out it's her fault I'm a skincare fanatic who can't sleep if I don't at least remove my makeup and moisturize every night and cleanse and wear sunscreen in the morning. I [...]
I'm not a beauty box person. I'll read unboxings and reviews on the blogs I follow, but no box has tempted me since the great Oh Sheet Mask! debacle of 2014. Most of the beauty boxes I've seen are nothing but a bunch of samples (which I already have about 5,000 too many of), products destined to gather dust in my linen [...]
The OG version of Hada Labo's famous Gokujyun "Lotion" never held my interest for long, even though I did keep it around and occasionally changed my mind, but when I first heard about the Hada Labo Gokujyun PREMIUM Lotion, I knew I had to have it. Its five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid called to me. [...]