Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Trendy skincare ingredients come and go, but truly great ones (like ginseng, snail, and propolis) stay in my routine forever. Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've found a new contender for favorite ingredient. My skincare ennui was part of the reason I accepted a sponsorship offer from CBD beauty brand Cannatera. Could these weed-adjacent [...]

Updated Review: Save the Soo Ae Donkey Milk 3D Moisture Cream!

Updated Review: Save the Soo Ae Donkey Milk 3D Moisture Cream!

May 21, 2019 update: The Soo Ae Donkey Milk 3D Moisture Cream has been discontinued, but together we can bring it back! Soo Ae has offered to bring my favorite barrier-strengthening, all around nourishing, day- and night-appropriate moisturizer back if they receive 5,000 pre-orders for it. To make it easier to reach their goal, they've also [...]

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

The last time I reviewed a Missha sunscreen, it didn't go well for either me or the sunscreen. Luckily, I had managed to block those bad memories out for long enough that when I was panic-shopping Amazon for a last-minute sunscreen replenishment a few months ago, I was willing to give the readily available Missha [...]

Skincare Routine Building Tip: Please Don’t Start a Full Routine All at Once

Skincare Routine Building Tip: Please Don’t Start a Full Routine All at Once

If you hang around online skincare communities long enough, you'll end up seeing at least a handful of variations on the "I Tried a 10-Step Korean Beauty Routine and My Face Burst into Flames" theme. And if you're newer to skincare or K-beauty, you may at some point be tempted to try this yourself. I [...]

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The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

These seven Korean and Japanese skincare products stand the test of time.

I Got Snail on My Eye: COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream as Eye Cream

I Got Snail on My Eye: COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream as Eye Cream

One night a few months ago, a terrible thing happened. I went to put on my eye cream--at the time, I was using the Su:m37 Secret Repair Concentrated Eye Cream--and discovered that I'd scraped the entire jar empty. I further discovered a distinct lack of other eye creams in my beauty product black hole of [...]

The Next Stage of Skincare as Self-Care: Passing It On

The Next Stage of Skincare as Self-Care: Passing It On

Hi, guys. I'm back. Looking at the front page of this blog, I realize that it's been over six months since I posted anything here. I'm sorry for the long absence. This year has been a blur, with some pretty intense work, personal, and mental health struggles. Blogging took a backseat to just getting through [...]