korean skincare

  • Estee Lauder micro essence activating treatment lotion

    What’s An Essence (And Do You Need One)?

    What’s an essence?! Is it a toner, only thicker? A serum, only less moisturising? A hybrid in between the two? Most importantly, do you need one in your skincare routine? Let’s find out: What’s An Essence? An essence is a hybrid between a toner and a serum. It’s not as heavy and concentrated as a […]

  • Triple Cleansing: Should You Do It?

    I sometimes think Korean women add new steps to their skincare routine just for the sake of it. Like, it wasn’t enough to double cleanse their skin every night. Now, they have to triple cleanse it. No wonder they have to apply 12 hydrating products afterwards. There’s cleansing your skin and there’s stripping it bare. […]

  • some by mi aha BHA PHA 30 days miracle toner

    Can This Miracle Toner Really Transform Your Skin In 30 Days?

    Have you been to the Skin Library? It’s an UK-based online shop that curates the best Korean skincare has to offer to help you glow and go. Before you ask, yes, they ship worldwide. I can’t deny it. Skin Library had me at the name. I spend hours in libraries looking for my next read […]

  • I'm From Ginseng Serum review

    Is Ginseng The Secret Behind Korean Women’s Younger-Looking Complexions?

    Move over, snail slime. Ginseng is the IT ingredient of Korean skincare. Used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat all kinds of ailments, it’s made its way in skincare, where it promises to fight wrinkles, erase dark spots and make you look 10x younger. Can it deliver? I’ve put I’m From Ginseng Serum to […]

  • eucerin dermopurifyer oil control toner

    Do You Really Need A Toner? (The Answer May Surprise You)

    Is toner necessary? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the mantra: cleanse, tone, moisturise. For years, I followed it. Every day after cleansing, I’d pour some toner on a cotton pad and swipe it on my face. Until, one day, I ran out. I was too lazy to go all the way to shop and buy […]