Leaf & Botanics Face Emulsion Acai & Innisfree Black Green Tea Serum Review

Oftentimes, dupes in the beauty world happen as the result of imitation or desire to capitalize on a trend. Less often, it just so happens that two organizations create analogous products that have similar form and/or function. I love stumbling on dupes that fall into this second category! One of my favorite finds to date … Continue reading Leaf & Botanics Face Emulsion Acai & Innisfree Black Green Tea Serum Review

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Winter 2017 Skincare Routine

I've never done a skincare routine post on this site because my routine usually changes from day to day as my mood and skin needs vary. The past couple of months, due to work, travel, and generally not having enough hours in the day my routine has become extremely repetitive and minimalist (for me), which I … Continue reading Winter 2017 Skincare Routine

1st Cleansers for People who dislike Microplastics and Oil Cleansers

In the world of first cleansers, oils and balms get all the attention, which is unfortunate because oils are drippy and balms are usually laden with polyethylene, which is a microplastic that is probably slowly destroying our oceans. Luckily, there are other options, they just take a bit more effort to identify. Here are a few … Continue reading 1st Cleansers for People who dislike Microplastics and Oil Cleansers

Ippin -New Japanese E-Commerce Site- Introduction and Window Shopping

When Ippin reached out to me back in November, I was super stoked for a few reasons. For example, Their selection of products looked really interesting. They have FlowFushi, Kate, Acseine, which are all brands I recognize from the Cosme best-of lists but have never tried Their prices seemed very competitive for the few items I … Continue reading Ippin -New Japanese E-Commerce Site- Introduction and Window Shopping

Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua-Collagen-Gel Enrich-Lift-Ex Review

Seeing "Dr." in the name of a skincare product usually kills any interest I have in it. Not only is the product guaranteed to lack any skincaretainment value but I also don't like it when brands pander to "serious skincare" seekers. There have been two exceptions to this rule: Dr. Jart, which pretty consistently churns out products … Continue reading Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua-Collagen-Gel Enrich-Lift-Ex Review