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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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