Don’t worry, I’m still around, still buying things (so. many. things), still putting stuff on my face, and still planning on writing more reviews and thoughts about Asian beauty. Right now, though, I’m in an extremely busy part of the year for my job, so time is scarce. I obviously haven’t had time to blog… Read More Where am I? And a review poll!
Lately in the skincare world, there has been a big backlash against the term “anti-aging”; Allure magazine just declared that they will no longer be using it in their magazine. Given how much of the beauty industry is targeted toward keeping women “looking young” and “reversing” the signs of aging, this is an interesting development.… Read More Review: Lisse Real Hydrogen Exigent Ampoule and Rejuvenate Sheet Masks
I know, I know, what a click-baity title. Sorry, I’ve been reading the whole internet while I take breaks from grading and it’s had a bad influence on me. Anyway, back to the topic at hand: mists! When I first heard about mists awhile ago as yet another “step” in the Asian skincare lineup, I… Read More Mists: Hydrating or All Hype?
I’m a big fan of creams. Soft, creamy moisturizers just feel like they do more for my skin. I tend to avoid gels, most likely I associate them with oily skin, rather than normal-to-dry skin like mine. This is probably a hold-over from when I had extremely tight, dry skin before I found Asian beauty,… Read More Review: Lisse Yuza Snow Ice Cream
The only thing better than buying crap is buying crap when it’s a GOOD DEAL. I love sales and anything that gives me “more bang for my buck.” It should be no surprise, then, that I was attracted to the jugs…ahem..I mean bottles of Scinic ampoules early on in my skincare journey. There were three… Read More Review: Scinic Honey All-in-One Ampoule
At one point in my life, the word “toner” would have made me shudder and my skin crawl: Western toners are often filled with alcohol and other drying ingredients that damaged my skin. Now, after trying Asian toners (sometimes called lotions), I have a problem with hoarding…I mean collecting… them. I love using light, hydrating… Read More Review: [JOLSE] Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion (180ml)
I’ve been putting off writing this post for awhile, in part because products are much more fun than talking about methodology. I mean, obviously products are a huge part of a skincare routine (duh), but I wanted to step away from them for a second to talk about the other parts of your skincare routine… Read More Tips and Tricks: Simple Steps to Caring for Your Skin