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

Beauty Editor’s All-Time Faves From Composure’s Latest Issue

  In every issue of Composure, I get to have a totally indulgent, self-serving section of my favorite products for that month. (After all, with my myriad skin care woes — from crazy oily skin to persistent hormonal acne to newfound battle with gravity — I'm the perfect guinea pig for all manner of new … Continue reading Beauty Editor’s All-Time Faves From Composure’s Latest Issue

Firm Up: The Best Tightening, Lifting, Smoothing Beauty Products For Sagging Skin, Part 1

  Fine lines and wrinkles? I knew they would come, I mean, someday. They're a part of aging, after all. Adult acne? Yeah ... didn't think I'd still have it in my 40s, but OK, I have to deal with it. Sagging? Now, no one talked about sagging. None of the skin care ads I … Continue reading Firm Up: The Best Tightening, Lifting, Smoothing Beauty Products For Sagging Skin, Part 1

Composure’s Issue 11: Best Beauty Discoveries, Skin Care Edition

  Another issue of Composure Magazine, another slew of beauty products that have wow'd me. Some are old favorites, some I've already practically emptied, some are utter revelations. All are amazing finds that will keep me as much a consumer as I am an editor. In this skin care edition, I review my favorite products … Continue reading Composure’s Issue 11: Best Beauty Discoveries, Skin Care Edition