Ever since finishing up my bottle of Neogen's Cera Oil, I've been on the hunt for other essence oils, the non-mixing concoctions that are part essence, part oil, that you vigorously shake before applying to your face. After reading this rave review that first brought 2Sol as a brand to my attention, this product landed on my list … Continue reading 2Sol Deep Silky Moisture Review
I haven't done an empties post since February, so there are lots of items in this post! Muji Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil Previously reviewed. This is the best cleansing oil I've ever used! Acwell Bubble-Free pH Balanced Cleanser Previously reviewed. This cleanser doesn't play nicely with my face so I used it up as a hand … Continue reading March and April Empties
If companies were graded on their ingredient lists, Swanicoco would be class valedictorian. Every single one of their products is chock-full of amazing sounding ferments, peptides, extracts, and other droll-worthy ingredients. Unfortunately, their products are not the easiest to come by (yet! hopefully) in the States so when this emulsion popped up on Testerkorea, I jumped … Continue reading Swanicoco Skin Expert One Step Fermentation Snail Care Emulsion Review
It seems like every couple of months, a new oil emerges as the new darling ingredient of beauty editors and natural-minded skincare folk everywhere. Coconut oil kicked off this trend in the late 2000's, I think, and since then we've seen argan, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, seabuckthorn oil, and even dilo oil being championed as … Continue reading Spotlight on Horse Oil!
A few months ago, I wrote a post comparing three different snail creams. Because I am a maximizer, I've since went out and tried 5 more. maximizing involves spending more resources to find a better option than the best one found so far. Snail secretion filtrate is one of the cornerstone ingredients of Korean Skincare. It's … Continue reading Snails Madness! A Comparison of Snail Creams by Mizon, Cosrx, Scinic, Caolion, Skinwatchers, and More!
A few months ago, I didn't have a clue what sleeping masks are. Now, I'm obsessed with them! I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to skincare products, and I've been searching for THE ONE for a few months and sadly, with limited success. This is the very first sleeping mask I tried. What is a Sleeping … Continue reading Imselene Donkey Milk Holic Sleeping Mask Pack Review
I feel like this is THE product for people who think they’re missing out. For example, if you’ve heard about the wonders of horse oil but can’t get over the idea of dead horses, this is a decent, vegan (there's no horse, but there is snail) alternative. If you find the texture of lotion or cream to … Continue reading Neogen Dermatology Dual Layer Ceramide Oil Review
You guys may have noticed that this blog has been neglected for a few weeks now. This is not because I've given up on skincare or blogging, but simply because both my skin and its care routine are under-going some changes right now. Namely, after a lot of pussyfooting around the idea of prescription skincare, … Continue reading How to Survive Tretinoin without Molting – a Dry Skinned Girl’s Guide to Curology (fka Pocketderm)!
There are a lot of "all-natural beauty" types out there who swear by the refrain if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin. I've always thought thought that guideline was silly, not only because there are a lot of chemicals that are awesome for your skin, but also because if I only … Continue reading Spotlight on Ginseng!
Whereas I almost always use shampoo and conditioner products from the same product line, I almost never do so with skincare products. Sure, I've used the Benton snail essence with the steam cream, and the Sooryehan ginseng juice essence with the cream (review coming soonish but don't hold your breath), but most of the time … Continue reading TheFaceShop White Seed / BlanClouding Foam Cleanser, Toner, Lotion, Serum, and Moisture Cream Impressions