Off-Blog: 10-Minute Skincare Routines and BTS x Mediheal Mask Review

Off-Blog: 10-Minute Skincare Routines and BTS x Mediheal Mask Review

Lately I've been realizing that my writing is spread across a few different sites, so I should be better at linking articles here when I want to share them. Here are two recent ones I wrote for Beautytap! Back to School Beauty: 10-Minute Skincare for Busy Students I know I'm prone to very long skincare [...]

Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

As many of you may know, I do some freelance writing, both because I like money and because I like having additional platforms from which to spew my never-ending thoughts about skincare. I've recently taken on the new AB e-tailer GlowieCo, which launched with a selection of awesome Taiwanese and Japanese skincare products. I really [...]

Routine Maintenance: When to Switch Up Your Skincare and When to Not

Routine Maintenance: When to Switch Up Your Skincare and When to Not

So you've carefully assembled your very own custom skincare routine and painstakingly added products in one at a time. You've stuck with it for weeks or months, kept notes, and seen some results, at least enough to keep going. But now you feel like you're in a rut. You're eyeing your lineup and ogling other people's [...]

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 [...]

The 5 Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine: A Framework for Effective Cosmetics Layering

The 5 Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine: A Framework for Effective Cosmetics Layering

Forget about the "10-Step Korean Skincare Routine." 5 steps is all you need.

What’s in My Bag?! (Overnight Travel and Special Event Skincare)

What’s in My Bag?! (Overnight Travel and Special Event Skincare)

Traveling overnight for a special event requires extra-special skincare that delivers instant results.

My Top 6 Day Moisturizers for Spring and Summer

My Top 6 Day Moisturizers for Spring and Summer

These six day creams deliver hydration and moisture without greasiness or long drying times.

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

By guest blogger Cat of Snow White and the Asian Pear You know what's a terrible idea? Copying someone else's skincare routine step-for-step, especially if they have a different skin type than you, live in a different climate, and have completely different skin goals. Naturally, that meant that when the idea of swapping skincare routines with [...]

There Are No Magic Ingredients, Part 1: The Limitations of Extracts in Skincare

There Are No Magic Ingredients, Part 1: The Limitations of Extracts in Skincare

Let's talk ingredients! Only this time, instead of talking about all the wonderful things that our favorite ingredients can do, let's talk about some of the times when those favored ingredients fail to do the thing. Because, let's face it, no ingredient is a magic bullet that makes any skincare product great. Nope, not a [...]

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

2016 was a pretty wild year in a lot of ways. Even my face got a taste of the turmoil. I tried a lot of different products from a lot of different brands this year, and while some of those products were truly great (and I appreciate the opportunity to try them all), others...weren't. I took [...]