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
Like most other people, every January I always feel the desire to be an overall better person. As it relates to my skincare hobby, I’ve resolved to be a more conscientious and less wasteful consumer. The main goal for the first part of this year is to get my stash of products down to a … Continue reading Quality 1st All in One Sheet 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!
Inspired by Cat Cactus's super useful post about dehydrated, combination-oily skin and pegged as a dry-skin reference, I thought I would quickly share some tips on things that have made a difference for my skin. Also, I updated my skincare routine to reflect some new things I'm testing out so take a look! The timing … Continue reading Got Dry Skin? Try These Three Things!
WHY I BOUGHT IT Now that my cystic outbreaks are under control (fingers crossed, knock on wood), whiteheads, PIE, and PIH are the biggest issues with my skin. Although AHAs won’t do anything for PIE, they address the other two, maybe better than anything else. Since I am already using a BHA, I opted for … Continue reading Silk Naturals 8% AHA Toner Review
WHY I BOUGHT IT Horse fat. For all you vegans or horse lovers out there, now is the time to stop reading! For everyone else, horse fat is known to have many benefits for skin (which I’ll get into a little bit later), one of which is its similarity to the oil produced by human … Continue reading Sungwon Maeux Horse Oil Cream Review
Double cleansing is such an important keystone of an Asian Beauty routine but for the longest time, it just wasn't working out for me. Oil cleaning was giving me acne and foam cleaning was drying my skin out. Go figure. My first attempts at oil cleansing involved using Banila & Co's Clean it Zero to … Continue reading My Struggles with Double Cleansing – Review of Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil and Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser
I bought this water oil almost immediately after seeing it on fanserviced’s instagram and it’s the best thing I've found in a long, long time for my desert dry skin. Goodal Skincare Goodal (a play on "good" and "all") is the skincare arm of Club Clio, which also includes Clio Professional (of Kill Black eyeliner … Continue reading Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil