Category Archives: Skincare

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How To Use Toner: The Beginner’s Guide For All Skin Types

You’re convinced you should buy it, but do you know how to use toner? If you haven’t been living in a pineapple under the sea, you’ve seen the Korean revolution on skincare and its 10 steps. Gone are the days of incredibly astringent and drying toners and in is the generation of hydrating, humectant ones. […]

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Does CBD Skincare Actually Work? 

Enter CBD skincare – it’s slowly moved from the hushed, whispered circles of beauty enthusiasts to something that’s seen as sophisticated and luxurious.  Sheet masks, creams, serums – even coffee has been infused with CBD oil so we can reap the healing benefits.  We were curious as any to hear about the latest buzzy ingredient […]

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Why Beta Hydroxy Acid Is Your Solution To Oily Skin

  Here’s your complete guide to beta hydroxy acid (BHA) for skin care. You’ve reached the exfoliating step of your Korean skin care routine, but it can get confusing when 2 different exfoliating terms appear – chemical and physical exfoliation. So, what on earth is the difference? Essentially, chemical exfoliation is the preferred method as […]

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The Honey Face Wash Insta-Trend For Clearer Skin

In skin care, there are always moments when you wonder whether what you’re doing to your skin is working. And there are moments you feel thrilled because you’ve reached a time when you’re skin is at the clearest and glowiest it’s ever been. My own ‘aha’ moment came from a simple ingredient – honey, pure […]

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How Alpha Hydroxy Acid Can Treat Your Skin Issues

When it comes to step 3 of your Korean skincare routine, finding a good exfoliator is no easy task, especially if you have sensitive or very dry skin. If you’re experiencing such skin, you want something powerful enough to slough away dead skin cells, but not too harsh nor irritating. When deciding on an exfoliating […]

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What is Glycolic Acid? The Secret To Glowing Skin

Many of our beauty editors swear by glycolic acid (GA) for exfoliating and illuminating our dry skin. This star ingredient is known to be one of the safest and most effective alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for exfoliating away dead skin cells. It’s even used in peels for treating acne and pigmentation, sometimes even in microdermabrasion. Unfortunately, […]

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How to Repair Your Skin’s Acid Mantle for Healthier Skin

“I’m worried about trying new skincare products. My skin is so sensitive, it can’t tolerate anything right now!” “I don’t understand why my skin always feels tight after washing!” When we’re not gentle with our skin’s acid mantle (skin barrier), we weaken it, potentially leaving skin sensitive, dry, red, flaky and prone to infection. We […]