Should You Exfoliate Before Or After Toner? (And Other Exfoliation Tips)

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Chemical exfoliation has such a big impact on how your skin looks and it can be used to help fade hyperpigmentation, clear acne, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. But it can be confusing to know where exactly chemical exfoliation should occur in your skincare routine. A question I see often is whether you should exfoliate your skin before or …

The Best Korean Anti-Aging Skincare Products

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In this article today, I’d like to share with you what I think are the best Korean anti-aging skincare products, no matter what your age or skin type. When researching what skincare products to use, I always focus heavily on product formulations (what ingredients products contain and how they benefit your skin). This way I know I’m not just falling …

The 3 Best Korean Emulsions & How They Fit Into Your Skincare Routine

If you have been using Korean skincare products or would like to start a Korean skincare routine, you might have noticed a type of product called an “emulsion”. AND, you might have wondered what an emulsion is and when in your routine to use one. So, what is an emulsion in the Korean skincare world? What does it do for …

How Fragrance In Skincare Can Damage Your Skin (+ A List Of Fragrant Ingredients To Avoid)

Do you use skincare products that contain fragrance? Have you ever wondered if fragrance is potentially damaging to your skin? I recently wrote an article about how damaging essential oils (natural fragrant ingredients) can be for your skin. But, what about synthetic (AKA artificial) fragrances? Are they just as bad for your skin? What if you don’t have sensitive or …

The 6 Best Korean Anti-Aging Serums & Ampoules Of 2020

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Prevention is always best when it comes to anti-aging and keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay. Using hydrating products such as a moisturizer and protecting your skin from the sun with a high SPF sunscreen will go a long way to prevent skin aging. In fact, Korean skincare focuses heavily on skin hydration and sun protection as a means …

Bye Bye Glass Skin? The Biggest Korean Skincare Trends Of 2020

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Korean skincare is continuing to take the whole world by storm, and every year it continues to evolve and come forward with new and exciting innovations. Korean skincare continues to be light years ahead of Western skincare, focusing on really listening to your skin’s needs and preventing damage caused by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution. Pivotal to …

The 5 Best Korean Moisturizers For Oily Skin

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Many people with oily skin tend to avoid using moisturizers, not only because they can feel heavy, greasy and suffocating, but also because of the fear that they will clog up pores and lead to acne. However, even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is a very important step in your skincare routine that you shouldn’t skip. Although oily skin …

The 7 Best COSRX Products For Oily Acne-Prone Skin

COSRX is probably one of the most popular Korean skincare brands, with many of their products being long-term bestsellers and favorites for many skincare enthusiasts. It is actually the first Korean skincare brand that I turned to last year when I started looking after my skin. But, COSRX has a pretty big range of products, making it overwhelming trying to …

Fading Hyperpigmentation With Licorice Root Extract (Does It Actually Work?)

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There are many ingredients available to help fade hyperpigmentation. Some of these are naturally-derived plant extracts, while others are synthetically-derived compounds. Each ingredient works in a slightly different way: by preventing either melanin synthesis or melanin deposition within melanocytes; or by increasing the turnover rate of skin cells to shed pigmented skin cells faster. Dermatological studies have shown that the …

Why Dermatologists Recommend To Avoid Essential Oils In Skincare

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There’s an increasing trend in skincare at the moment: natural skincare. You’ve probably noticed a lot of skincare brands doing away with synthetic ingredients, and offering products that feature natural ingredients instead. However, just because an ingredient is natural, doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. One group of natural ingredients that are added to a lot of skincare products …