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
I used to swim 2 hours a day, 11 months out of the year, and I played water polo before my high school even had a team, so when I moved to Southern California and decided to take up surfing, I assumed it would come naturally. I have probably a record number of battle scars … Continue reading COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Review
I don't write a lot about sheet masks because I don't actually know very much about them. Unlike most steps in skincare, sheet masks are one area where I don't like trying new things. There are just too many potential pitfalls and ways for a mask to go wrong. Like this mask. I really, really wanted to like … Continue reading Ciracle Snail Hydrogel Mask Review
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!
My relationship with beauty products is a little bit like my relationships with men. Sometimes, products seem exciting and awesome at first only to be revealed as duds a few weeks later. Other times, my love for the item grows with time, as the effects no my skin are revealed. This is why, for the most part, I try … Continue reading Secret Key Snail + EGF Repairing Toner Review
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Salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), is a magical ingredient. It is derived from willow tree bark and like Alpha Hydroxy acids (i.e. lactic acid and glycolic acid), it is frequently used as a chemical exfoliant. However, while AHAs are water-soluble and work on the outer layer of your skin, BHAs are oil-soluble, allowing … Continue reading Chica y Chico Beta Salic 2.0 (aka Miracle Cream) Review
I’ll keep this quick because there is already a lot written about these two products. I was really excited to try out this combo due to the nearly unanimously positive reviews, but sadly the products didn't live up to the hype. ESSENCE First the essence. Thin, jelly like texture. It feels really nice to apply … Continue reading Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence and Steam Cream