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

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

Numbuzin No.3 Radiance Glowing Jumbo Essence Pad Makes My Skin Glow

Numbuzin No.3 Radiance Glowing Jumbo Essence Pad Review

Anyoung haseyo! As I type this, I still get the same happy, giddy feelings over the huge Numbuzin haul Garden of Muses did for its editors. After reading Seo Yeon Lee’s review of the Numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner, I picked the No. 3 essence pads to try and review. I’m glad I did. … Read more

Beauty of Joseon Matte Sun Stick Mugwort Camelia’s Finish Is a Silky Dream

Beauty of Joseon Matte Sun Stick Mugwort Camelia SPF 50 PA++++ Review

I love sunsticks for their convenience and portability, but finding a good one can be tricky. Because Most of my skincare-addicted life has been dedicated to sunscreens from the Far East, I was thrilled when they recently launched the Beauty of Joseon Matte Sun Stick. It’s a rare gem of a chemical sunscreen that glides … Read more

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics Lives up to the Hype

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun Rice Probiotics Review

One of the hardest things I find to buy is sunscreens. It is a love/hate relationship with me as I know and love the protection sunscreen gives my skin, but I also hate how hard it is to find a decent sunscreen. In the past, many of the sunscreens I have come across smelled terrible … 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

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water – The One I Didn’t Like

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water

Sometime last summer, I received a message from one of my followers asking if I had tried the Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water because it was her favorite. This stuck in my mind; it was time to try it out. Some of the things I bought are based on positive reviews I received on Instagram, … 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

Goodal Heartleaf Calming Moisture Sun Cream My Holy Grail Sunscreen

Goodal Houttuynia Cordata (Heartleaf) Calming Moisture Sun Cream

I have learned throughout my skincare journey that applying sunscreen is a must and will make a difference over the long run. My latest sunscreen obsession is Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Moisture Sun Cream. It is a moisturizing, antioxidant, and calming sunscreen from the K-Beauty skincare brand Goodal. Goodal Heartleaf Sun Cream, at a Glance: … 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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