Review: Peace Out® Dark Spots

Using microneedling technology, Peace Out® Dark Spots creates micro-channels within the skin that help deliver results in half the time of other treatments. Niacinamide, Licorice Extract, and Tranexamic Acid work together to visibly lighten and brighten without causing irritation. – Peace Out Skincare Dealing with some severe hyper-pigmentation after some bouts with acne, I picked up Peace Out® DarkContinue reading “Review: Peace Out® Dark Spots”

Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

With 80% propolis extract, this ampoule helps to increase the skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, leading to a healthier complexion with a natural glow and softness. Apply after cleansing and toning. – Yesstyle I went on a limb to try this product, as it costs about $21 on Yesstyle (2 weeks shipping) orContinue reading “Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule”

The Winter Bundle

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike. How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable? – Eowyn Ivey, The Snow ChildContinue reading “The Winter Bundle”

Review: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is mild yet effective – perfect for sensitive skin. Its hypoallergenic formula is packed with vegetable oils that gently cleanse, moisturize and protect. – Sokoglam Hoping to find a makeup dissolver for part one of my double cleanse, I picked up Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, believingContinue reading “Review: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil”

Review: Innisfree Cica Balm

A multi-use rescue balm with cica and bija seed oil to help strengthen your skin’s protective barrier while improving the look of uneven skin texture. –Innisfree I was really excited to try to Innisfree’s Cica balm, and my lucky chance to try it came during a K-beauty sale where it retailed for $8 (around $25Continue reading “Review: Innisfree Cica Balm”

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”