The brand Swanicoco has become more and more popular in the US, with the great Fiddy Snails blogging about the brand back in January. When Swanicoco announced a second PR campaign–dubbed Swans 2–on Instagram I eagerly applied, as I had been using their Fermentation Skincare Toner and Serum and really liking them. I was one… Read More Review: Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care SkinToner
Post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH) are the dark scars that are left behind after a pimple. They are doubly annoying as they’re a reminder of the pimple you were desperately trying to get rid of in the first place. Niacinamide and other brightening serums can help PIH and other dark spots fade faster. This is my review… Read More Review: Stratia Rewind
Today’s review is of Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk. Water-based cleansers (used in the evening after oil cleansers) can be a surprisingly tough slot to fill in my routine. While I don’t expect them to have any other effects other than cleansing, I do need for them to be gentle and have a low ph. Your skin’s… Read More Review: Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk
Healthy skin is happy skin. This review is of Stratia’s Liquid Gold, a product that is spoken of with (well-earned) reverence in many skincare circles of the internet. It’s main goal is not just to moisturize, but quite literally to help repair and build the outermost layer of skin. (Fun fact: the store’s name, Stratia, comes… Read More Review: Stratia Liquid Gold
I used to think that I had sensitive skin. As it turned out, the products I was using were not working for my skin. When I first started using chemical exfoliants, AHAs, I ended up using glycolic acid, which was too irritating to my skin. After some extensive research (you can read my post on… Read More Review: Stratia Soft Touch AHA
Some skincare products are flashy: they’ve got superstar packaging, beautiful scents, or pricey ingredients. Then there are the products that you love, but are sort of boring-looking and unassuming. The latter describes the Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, and is in part why it has taken me so long to get around to writing… Read More Review: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
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!