Retinoids & Retinol: Skin Care Ingredients You Need in Your Regimen

  Of all the serums and boosters and creams in my skin care regimen, one thing I always ensure to include (as does seemingly every other beauty editor) is what dermatologists like Dr. Jwala Karnik of Suneva Medical call the gold standard in anti-aging skincare: retinoids. “Retinoid is a vitamin A derivative that unclogs pores, … Continue reading Retinoids & Retinol: Skin Care Ingredients You Need in Your Regimen

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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

5 Beauty Gadgets That Can Actually Improve Your Skin

  In my story for Composure Magazine's current issue, I tested out five skin care gadgets that go way beyond the ubiquitous Clarisonic brush. Here, the latest innovations in beauty gadgetry (plus a discount code so you can get one for yourself — read on!).   Foreo Luna, $199 The T-sonic pulsations of this bacteria-resistant silicone … Continue reading 5 Beauty Gadgets That Can Actually Improve Your Skin