The 5 Best Korean AHA Skincare Products in 2024 – That AHA Moment

Best Korean Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA Skincare Products

The word acid gets a bad rap for apparent reasons. Pair it with skin, and it sounds like a terrifying combo. The truth is, it’s a match that makes for heavenly skin — but only if done right. Navigating the world of chemical exfoliators can be complicated, especially if you’ve never tried one. But they’re … Read more

The Buzz on Propolis Benefits for the Skin

Benefits of Propolis for the skin

Oh, the ever-so-trendy propolis! Also referred to as bee glue, propolis is a natural resin compound honeybees produce that provides many skincare benefits. The ingredient delivers antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and relieve irritated skin. It’s known as a miracle worker, which effectively repairs damaged skin and heals acne and … Read more

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum Review

Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum Review

After noticing the warm hospitality a couple of vitamin C derivative-based serums received on my skin, I figured it was finally time to take the plunge and test out the ‘big brother’ himself. Isntree Hyper Vitamin C 23 Serum was a no-brainer purchase in this category mainly for two reasons: The first was obviously due to … Read more

Do Vitamin C Derivatives Work? A Guide to L-Ascorbic Acid Alternatives in 2023

Vitamin C Derivatives

We are definitely in a time of hype and innovation in skincare. While I consider myself one of those too excited to see what innovations are being rolled out by major brands and indie companies alike, my skincare choices and routines are pretty basic. So I’ve been so happy to see all of the skincare … Read more

Can I Use Niacinamide with Vitamin C?

Can I Use Niacinamide with Vitamin C

Niacinamide and vitamin C are the most widely studied and effective skincare ingredients. They both have multiple benefits for your skin, particularly regarding antiaging and hyperpigmentation. Many people fear using niacinamide and vitamin C in their skincare routine. This is because some believe that using them simultaneously renders them both ineffective due to them canceling … Read more

9 Best Korean Vitamin C Serums with L-Ascorbic Acid in 2024

The Best Korean Vitamin C Serums with Pure L-Ascorbic Acid

Now that I am a pushing-30-grown-up-woman-child, it’s high time I get my nutrition right. I’ve been trying to binge on vitamin-rich veggies at least once a week, but the rest of my days belong to leftover spaghetti or something equally glutinous. Now and again, I remember to pop a multivitamin. But forget to put vitamin … Read more

The Benefits of Adenosine in Skincare

Benefits of Adenosine in skincare

Adenosine is commonly found in many Korean skincare products, especially in serums and creams. You may have spotted it in ingredient lists before and wondered what it is. Today, I’m shedding some light on adenosine, and I’ll explain how this somewhat lesser-known skincare ingredient can help you fight wrinkles. If you don’t have enough time … Read more

COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum – The Best Korean Vitamin C Serum!

CosRx The Vitamin C 23 Serum Review

This past week, I’ve encountered many people asking about AM skincare routines, especially “anti-aging” routines. While I’m not sure I’m on board with “anti-aging” as a concept (although I am on board with more specific goals, like “wrinkle-smoothing”), I have a sense of what people are getting at when they say it. Typically, they mean … Read more

Scinic First Treatment Essence Gives Me That Glow

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review

The Scinic First Treatment Essence has stood the test of time, continually trending as one of South Korea’s most popular treatment essences on the market. I have been seeking a replacement for my discontinued Holy Grail [Still bitter about that, Missha]. Scinic First Treatment Essence Review: Where to Buy the Scinic First Treatment Essence? Like … Read more

Beauty of Joseon Glow Deep Serum: Rice + Alpha-Arbutin – Good Skin in a Bottle

Beauty of Joseon Glow Deep Serum Rice Alpha-Arbutin Review

It is no secret that I love using toners and serums. Since returning home, my skin hasn’t been behaving as it is taking its time to adjust to the dead cold Chicago winters, and I have found that using Beauty of Joseon Glow Deep Serum has helped my skin. Serums provide my skin with much-needed … Read more

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