Product Review: Blithe Vital Treatment Pulp Essence—8 Nourishing Beans

  The more literate one becomes in the language of K-beauty, the more fluent one becomes, by necessity, in the ingredients, technology and science underlying those cushiony creams, dripping sheet masks and bouncy essences. Less starry-eyed are we over the bells and whistles and gimmicks of a product, and more laser-focused on a well-formulated serum … Continue reading Product Review: Blithe Vital Treatment Pulp Essence—8 Nourishing Beans

Spring Cleaning For Your Skin: Exfoliation 101

  You know that glowy complexion you see on models (and I don’t mean via Photoshop or strobing)? It’s the way light reflects off your skin. Our skin naturally sloughs off dead skin cells on a regular basis, but when those dead cells build up atop our skin, the surface becomes irregular, and we appear … Continue reading Spring Cleaning For Your Skin: Exfoliation 101

Deciphering K-Beauty’s Mul-gwang, That Juicy, Wet-Sheen Look

  If you've visit Korea, watched Korean dramas, or followed K-pop at all in the past decade, one thing you'll notice — other than the thick, straight brows ubiquitous on both men and women — is the dewy, juicy, almost wet-looking skin favored by all the women. It's probably no coincidence that this preferred complexion arose … Continue reading Deciphering K-Beauty’s Mul-gwang, That Juicy, Wet-Sheen Look

How to Get the Strobing Effect With Your Skin Care

  There have been some seriously wacky beauty trends in the past couple decades. Orange faux tans? A bad look. Overplucked eyebrows? Many still rue the day. And don’t get me started on lining the lips with black liner. More recently, there’s been contouring — that Kim Kardashian mainstay of shading and highlighting to create … Continue reading How to Get the Strobing Effect With Your Skin Care