Ingredients to Love: Niacinamide

Before I purchase any skincare product, I read the ingredients list, looking for familiar names that I know will pack a serious punch. In the second installment of my "Ingredients to Love" series, I decided to highlight one of my favorites: niacinamide. Niacinamide sounds like a poison someone would get murdered with in an Agatha…

Review: Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack

Skincaretainment (or skintertainment) is a term you may see on Asian Beauty blogs, thanks yet again to the awesome Tracy at Fanserviced-b. According to Tracy, (click the link to read more) this was a term actually used by a panelist in Korea talking about Korean beauty products. Basically, they're talking about skincare that is also fun and…

Example Routines

If you follow my Instagram feed, chances are you have already seen many of my daily routines. But I wanted to write a longer post about several example routines and why I use the products in them. I'm including both AM and PM routines as well as routines from before and after I had issues…

All About Sunscreen

Sunscreen one of the most important anti-aging and healthy-skin steps in a skincare routine. You should absolutely be wearing sunscreen every day if your face is going to see or be near the sun at all. No exceptions. If you hate sunscreen because it breaks you out or causes irritation, it may be due to using…

Review: Klairs Supple Preparation Toner

Hydrating toners have become an increasingly important step in my skincare routine. Since they're early on in the routine--usually following cleansing, actives, or a first treatment essence, depending on your routine--they're meant to prep your skin to absorb everything that follows. That means I look for hydrating toners that absorb quickly while adding moisture to…

Rebuilding My Moisture Barrier

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted--work has been crazy. While I would much rather be writing about Korean skincare, student papers aren't going to grade themselves. If you want more frequent updates, I'm more consistently active on Instagram; I try to post at least once a day. My handle is @Snails4eva--go follow me!…