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
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
This is one of the many face oils I picked up at the end of last year when trying to combat excessive winter skin dryness. This is not one of my favorites and I wasn't going to review it but I have a funny (ish) story regarding it so I wanted to share. But first … Continue reading Skin Watchers Original Facial Oil Review
RoseRoseShop sent me the Benton TT Mist for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. The LJH Mist was purchased by me. I had initially decided to do a comparison review of these two products because I expected them to be very similar. After all, they both contain high amounts of tea tree water - … Continue reading Comparison Review of Benton Honest TT Mist and LJH Tea Tree 70 Mist Toner
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
I'm sure you all are super excited to be reading about sunscreen IN DECEMBER. Don't worry, this is going to be a quick review because this sunscreen is not very exciting. But also don't forget that UVA rays, which are responsible for the photo-aging of skin, are not affected by season. This means they're still plentiful this … Continue reading Chosungah22 Mint Sun Essence SPF50+ PA+++ 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!
I'm obviously ok with putting a lot of stuff on my face that may make others cringe, but there are a handful of ingredients I actively avoid. This is my current, very short list of those items. This is not an attempt to fear-monger or talk others into not using certain things, but an attempt … Continue reading Ingredients I Avoid: Papain, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Polyethylene
I’ve been running low on enthusiasm for Asian skincare products as of late, due in part to the number of products everyone else seemed crazy about but didn't do much for my skin. But it seems like the tides are turning! First with Goodal’s waterest lasting water oil and now with this terrific and economical … Continue reading Purebess Special 100% Galactomyces Extract Essence