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

What Does Snail Mucin Do, and Is It Worth the Hype?

snail mucin benefits for the skin

Propolis and honey, Centella Asiatica, Green tea, Licorice root extract, and snail mucin are unique ingredients that define Korean skincare products. So many Korean skincare products contain one or possibly more of these ingredients. Snail mucin is one of the most popular and intriguing ingredients in the Korean skincare scene. You’ll find that most people … Read more

The Best Humectants for the Skin

Best Humectants for skin

One of the most common things that I hear from aestheticians both online and in my personal and professional life is that dehydration in the skin is one of the most common things they encounter and also one of the most detrimental things to the skin. It’s not too different from the rest of your … Read more

Numbuzin is THAT Girl – Our Editors 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

Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream – Hanbang in a Jar

Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream Review

It was a winter night when I went on my usual late-date-night with a shop called Amazon (you might have heard of it). I bought Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream for 24 dollars with free shipping. Finding the perfect moisturizer is a colossal pain in the butt. There, I’ve said it. For someone who jumps at … 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

Purito Centella Unscented Recovery Cream Healed My Sensitive Skin

Purito Centella Unscented Recovery Cream Review

When I saw Purito Centella Unscented Recovery Cream online, it struck me like lightning. A CICA cream from Purito? Yes, please! If you had followed me for a while, you would have known my crazy love for Centella serums, which I will review soon. I immediately carted this out when I saw it sold on … Read more

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