How I Purchase Products

Making informed purchasing decisions about skincare products can feel overwhelming with the oversaturated industry, the wealth of gurus on youtube, and the pressure to spend, spend, spend for immediate results. Though I certainly am not immune to this pressure, especially as the seasons change (and my skin adjusts to new environments), there are a fewContinue reading “How I Purchase Products”

Review: Sulwhasoo Brightening Sample Kit

Smooth skin tone and texture with luminosity-boosting white ginseng. – Sulwhasoo Last month I attended a K-Beauty sale and purchased a mini-set of the Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening brand alongside a small pouch for $10 (quite a steal). Normally, each one of these products retail around $100, so I was hoping that they wouldn’t actually beContinue reading “Review: Sulwhasoo Brightening Sample Kit”

Review: Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

“A brightening face serum with peony extract and white birch extract that helps reduce the look of dark spots.” –Sephora Back when I wanted to experiment with a variety of skincare brands, I picked up Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution within a sample set. Hoping that it would help with my areas of hyperContinue reading “Review: Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution”

Review: Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

“A pore-refining toner with salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids to remove excess oil, clarify, and freshen the complexion without stripping skin.” – Sephora The Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner has been lauded by many as the holy grail toner for oily skin. As someone eager to control the sebum in my own oilyContinue reading “Review: Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner”

Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser

An antioxidant cleanser that doesn’t mess up your skin barrier, lifting everything your skin doesn’t want while leaving what it needs—healthy pH, hydration, antioxidants and no irritation. Matcha and hemp seeds are here to boost the skin’s intake of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Your skin and this cleanser might be a matcha made in heaven!Continue reading “Review: Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser”

Review: Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

“Just as those closest to you would comfort you during your hardest times, let this mask give a boost to your skin! This mask will keep your complexion luminous for days.” — Facetory description I recently gave Facetory’s Lux subscription a try (the first subscription is $10 for 7 luxury masks, after that $20 aContinue reading “Review: Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask”