Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

  A decade or so ago, my parents came back from a business trip to Brazil. I was eager to see what souvenirs they brought back — Brazilian coffee? Christ the Redeemer figurines? At least some Havaianas? — and was surprised when they presented a handful of throat sprays with the word “propolis” written across … Continue reading Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

Switch It Up: Five Time-Saving Beauty Hacks

  Whether mired in the midst of the madness that is the holiday season or just trying to get out the door on time every morning, we can all use an extra minute (or 1,000!). And for all the hype around the 10-step skin care regimen, Korean women are just as stretched for time — … Continue reading Switch It Up: Five Time-Saving Beauty Hacks