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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How Korean Beauty Is Influencing American Beauty — And Why It’s No Passing Fad

  It started with BB cream. I was an editor at Audrey Magazine, and one of our summer interns pitched a story about BB cream. Now, I had heard of BB cream — the miracle product discovered by a German doctor to soothe the skin of post-peel patients and co-opted by Korean chemists as a do-it-all moisturizer, primer, … Continue reading How Korean Beauty Is Influencing American Beauty — And Why It’s No Passing Fad

Intimidated by K-Beauty? Start By Adding These 3 K-Beauty Basics Into Your Regimen Now

  You can no longer ignore K-beauty (the K-pop of Korean beauty) now that Sephora has the stunning visage of Korean model Ji Hye Park (in a Chanel cruise 2016 show-inspired hair look) splashed over every window display across America. And yes, to the skin care aficionado, the likes of the Egg Mousse Soap by Too Cool … Continue reading Intimidated by K-Beauty? Start By Adding These 3 K-Beauty Basics Into Your Regimen Now