A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

It's funny thinking about it now, but I actually didn't get into skincare at all until I was 33. Before then, I typically washed my face with whatever decently priced and usually scrubby facial cleanser was on sale at the drugstore. I thought the dry, tight, desperate-for-moisturizer feeling I got after every wash meant my [...]

January 2017 Empties Report

January 2017 Empties Report

It's a new year, but I still got the same old face, and that face still needs to have things put on it and cleansed off of it on a regular basis, so I've got another batch of empties to show off! There are some classics in here, some new (to me) items, and one [...]

Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

I've got something a little different today for those of you who are Naruko fans or just curious about the Taiwanese skincare brand that I've been loving so much lately! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). A little while back, I went out on a limb and asked my contact at Naruko's US offices [...]

Cosmetic Chemist Spotlight: Stephen Alain Ko and the Formulation Revolution

Cosmetic Chemist Spotlight: Stephen Alain Ko and the Formulation Revolution

When I think of cosmetic chemists and the beauty industry, the first image that pops into my head is the corporate cosmetic chemist formulating products to the specifications of marketers at one of the multinational conglomerates. But there's a new breed of cosmetic chemist emerging to challenge the big beauty brands and their cost-cutting, undisclosed-actives-concentrations [...]

My Spring 2016 Asian Skincare Routines Explained, Face Mask Tips and Tricks, and Lord Fiddy’s Manly AF Skincare Routine

My Spring 2016 Asian Skincare Routines Explained, Face Mask Tips and Tricks, and Lord Fiddy’s Manly AF Skincare Routine

Are you having trouble understanding how K-beauty skincare routines like mine come together? I often link to my skincare wardrobe to demonstrate the variety that makes Asian skincare and K-beauty in particular so great, but if you're new to skincare routines that change by the day, it can be hard to visualize how that works. Looking at people's skincare [...]

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Some products in this post were provided for review by Fifty Shades of Snail sponsors and are individually disclosed below. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own unless otherwise noted. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Let's do something a little different today! I recently [...]

Review: Haishen 80 Sea Cucumber Nutritive Fresh Cream

Review: Haishen 80 Sea Cucumber Nutritive Fresh Cream

The product featured in this post was provided for review by BeautyKorea Mall. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own unless otherwise noted. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Being of Taiwanese descent, I will eat just about anything as long as it's supposed [...]