Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Recognize the signs of overexfoliation and learn how to treat and prevent it for improved skin health.

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Have you ever put on a sunscreen so bad that you panic and cleanse it all off with just minutes left before you have to leave the house in the morning? I have, and I really want to talk about it. So without further ado, let's discuss Missha's All Around Safe Block "Mild Sun" SPF [...]

Updated: The Burdens of Originality: A Beautibi Box Review

Updated: The Burdens of Originality: A Beautibi Box Review

September 30, 2019 update: Unfortunately, Beautibi is no longer carrying this box and is in the process of closing down. However, 23.5N products can now be found at GlowieCo, and I've updated my links to reflect that.  In the past couple of years, Asian Beauty e-boutiques have popped up across the US and Canada like adorable [...]

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

There's a fine, fine line between effective exfoliation and too much exfoliation. (Finer than the fine lines that we're trying to minimize here.) Finding that line can be a challenge, since it's so fine and its location varies so much from person to person. Some people do best with little to no exfoliation. Others like to use [...]

Review: Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence

Review: Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence

Lately I've felt conflicted about new beauty brands. They simultaneously attract and repulse me. Attract because who doesn't love a new shiny? But repulse because there are just so many duds out there that I mostly want to hide in a cave lined with Sulwhasoo and Naruko and COSRX and forget the world. But that wouldn't be [...]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gifting Dos and Don’ts & Gift Ideas for Asian Beauty Beginners

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gifting Dos and Don’ts & Gift Ideas for Asian Beauty Beginners

Holiday gifting season is almost here (AGAIN, wtf, where did the year go?). If you're anything like me, you're feeling the temptation to use the gifting season as a reason to spread the love...of skincare! Be warned, though. Gifting skincare can be hazardous, especially if you're giving it to a skincare newbie. It can be [...]

First Look: Hyggee Balance One Step Facial Essence

First Look: Hyggee Balance One Step Facial Essence

Hyggee's Balance One Step Facial Essence packs a nourishing skincare routine into a single super cool product.

Oh My Snails! The COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

Oh My Snails! The COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

It's here! The COSRX snail sheet mask that COSRX snail lovers like me have been dreaming of ever since our favorite kooky-clinical-affordable-whimsical K-beauty skincare brand let me announce it all the way back in May is finally here! I've had mine since Saturday, and I've been busily masking and thinking and second-guessing what I've been thinking. Now down to just a [...]

Just some quick COSRX news

Just some quick COSRX news

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 [...]

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

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. [...]