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

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

The Antioxidant Squad: A New Look at Your Skin Care BFFs

  The power of antioxidants has been touted for years, ever since health experts declared the blueberry and red wine your new best friends. In fact, the term “antioxidant” has been used so pervasively in the language, culture and industry of health and nutrition — antioxidant supplements alone represent a $500 million industry — it’s … Continue reading The Antioxidant Squad: A New Look at Your Skin Care BFFs

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