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

Tackle Hormonal Acne Without Drying Out Your Skin, Part 1

  I remember when I got my first “pimple.” I put quotes around the word because, at the time, I was about 13 or 14, and I remember discovering that tiny little pinkish bump on my nose. Of course, I freaked out, and immediately went out and bought Sea Breeze toner, an alcohol-laden toner that … Continue reading Tackle Hormonal Acne Without Drying Out Your Skin, Part 1