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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Mind Over Matte: Oil Control For Every Step of Your Regimen

  It’s an annual ritual. As soon as we’re on the other side of Easter, and as plans for summer vacation looms, I break out the big guns. No, not the ice cooler and sun umbrella and picnic basket. No, I have a different type of summertime arsenal at the ready: my oil-control skin care. … Continue reading Mind Over Matte: Oil Control For Every Step of Your Regimen

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