The K-Beauty Glossary: Terms You Need to Know

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

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Banish the Blemish & Control the Oil For Acne Awareness Month

  June may be Acne Awareness Month, but the battle for clear skin is a year-round undertaking. Take charge of your complexion and exile pimples once and for all with the right ingredients — salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, green tea — and for every step of your skin care regimen.     Cleanse: Don't strip skin … Continue reading Banish the Blemish & Control the Oil For Acne Awareness Month

the queens of k-beauty charlotte cho of soko glam, christine chang and sarah lee of glow recipe and alicia yoon of peach & lily

The K-Beauty Queens and Their Favorite Products You Have to Try

  It’s official: Korean beauty has swept the world, and in the States, three K-beauty e-tailers reign supreme. Here, we ask the fabulous Korean American women behind the beauty stores —Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam (top left), Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily (top right), and Christine Chang and Sarah Lee of Glow Recipe (bottom … Continue reading The K-Beauty Queens and Their Favorite Products You Have to Try

Behind the Mask: What You Need to Know About Sheet Masks

  There's simply no escaping it, whether you're 20 or you're 40 — you're going to have to incorporate a facial sheet mask into your regimen at some point. And why not? Sheet masks have gotten so technologically advanced and are so wide-ranging, there's something to address practically every skin care woe. So don't bypass the … Continue reading Behind the Mask: What You Need to Know About Sheet Masks