Confused about essences? Not sure what chok-chok means? And why do some Asian skin care brands call toners "lotions" and lotions "emulsions"? Here, a handy guide to all the words and terms you’ll need to decipher K-beauty like a pro. Ampoule: In Korea, ampoules are hyper-concentrated versions of serums, made for use as a two- to … Continue reading The K-Beauty Glossary: Terms You Need to Know
We’re in a golden age of beauty. The cosmetics industry is forecast to exceed $62 billion in gross revenues in the United States alone. Skin care, one of the fastest growing segments of the industry, makes up over 35% of the global beauty market, reaching $121 billion in revenues 2014. Beauty is also one of … Continue reading Are You Making These 4 Skin Care Mistakes?
I’ve got to hand it to those one-sheet-mask-a-day girls you see all over Instagram. I mean, for me to set aside a good two hours for a masking session (which includes, of course, double cleansing, exfoliating, two rinse-off masks, and finishing with a nourishing sheet mask), it takes some serious planning and aforethought — … Continue reading Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Every Skin Type
It starts out innocently enough. You notice a tiny little dark splotch that wasn’t there before, so you add a brightening serum to your routine. Then you decide your pores are a tad too big for your liking, so you add two serums to your routine. It’s only a matter of time before you … Continue reading 6 Signs You May Be a K-Beauty Addict
When a skin care brand’s name translates into “Glass Skin,” you’re setting the bar pretty high. Glass as in transparent, clear, reflective? All adjectives I want used for my skin. And then when said loftily-named skin care brand releases a cream called Cucu Black Truffle Cream, you better believe I’m thinking I’ve got to pay … Continue reading Skin Care Product Review: Yuri Pibu Cucu Black Truffle Cream