Isntree Reviews – Easy Entry to Active Green

Isntree Reviews

I’m not going to lie. The Korean beauty market can get saturated at times. With one release after another, it can be challenging to keep up—and our wallets get a beating, too! Popular brands like COSRX, Beauty of Joseon, and Benton already have a cult following, not to mention their bestselling products, which have become staples in our routines, … Read more

The 9 Best COSRX Products for Acne

The Best COSRX Products for Acne-Prone Skin

I am a packaging person when it comes to skincare. I often buy a product because it looks too cute to be resisted. And this usually ends in disappointment. It was not until I met COSRX that I changed my mind about how skincare brands can be non-cute and non-fancy but effective. Besides, non-fancy packaging … Read more

Cleansing Balm vs. Oil – Which One Is Better?

Cleansing Balm vs. Oil

Double cleansing is probably one of the most defining and vital steps of any Korean skincare routine. It involves cleansing your skin in two steps: an oil-based cleanser and a water-based cleanser. Using an oil cleanser in addition to a water-based cleanser ensures that you remove oil-based impurities, including sunscreen, makeup, and excess sebum, to help … Read more

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm Review

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm Review

So, we’re all fully subscribed to the double cleansing mantra, right? This nightly ritual has rightfully taken the world by storm – you know the drill, somewhere somebody does something right, then America and Europe get involved, and there’s no looking back. I mean, sure, Caroline Hirons might have immortalized the phrase double cleanse, but … Read more

All the Dirt on the Best Korean Water-Based Cleansers in 2024

Best Korean Water-Based Cleansers

The first step to starting your Korean skincare routine is finding the right cleanser for your skin type. In this post, I am referring to water-based cleansers, a.k.a. second-step cleansers. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, this can be especially difficult since you don’t want to start your skincare routine with something that will … Read more

Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist Review

Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist

I am a big fan of B_LAB Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser, and I will most likely repurchase that one and stick to it. But I am also a skincare junkie, so I wanted to give this Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist, a try too. It is a lightweight, gel-to-foam cleansing … Read more

Numbuzin is THAT Girl – Our Editor Reviews 33 Products

Numbuzin reviews

There’s a new Korean skincare brand on the block – and it’s one unlike any other! This brand might have only popped into your radar this year. Or, if you’re familiar with Korean skincare, you’ve likely heard of Numbuzin. My fellow beauty editors from Garden of Muses and I tried everything from this new Seoul-based … Read more

Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing Cleanser 5.5 New Formulation

Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser Review

I stray farther from Innisfree products than I should. It is a great brand that makes lovely cosmetics. Still, Innisfree tends to be heavy-handed with the artificial fragrance and I have given away many of their well-formulated cosmetics due to the scent. But, after seeing Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing Cleanser in a new formulation pop up … Read more

Belif Skincare Reviews: Believe in Truth – I Tried 12 Products

Belif Skincare Review

Well, the Belif train is not slowing down any time soon. Like a waiter who keeps refilling your water glass even after you politely signal that you’re good, Belif has caught on to its great potential and expanded its offerings beyond mere hydration. I’ve been a Belif-er since I tried out their best-selling Moisturizing Bomb Cream*. Consequently, Belif is … Read more

Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser – The Blemish Slayer

Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser Review

I was thrilled when I came across this Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser because I have been searching for the best cleanser for my husband. He has acne-prone, dehydrated, and oily skin with huge pores. Most guys don’t like to spend a lot on skincare. So, he wants a gentle and hydrating cleanser on a … Read more

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