The 4 Best Korean Hydrating Toners

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Korean skincare is all about hydration and maintaining a healthy moisture barrier. This is because skin that is hydrated not only has that dewy glow, but is less prone to irritation and breakouts and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrating toners (which are commonly called ‘skin‘ in Korea or ‘lotions‘ and ‘softeners‘ in Japan) are beneficial for any skin …

Cleansing Balms vs Cleansing Oils – Which Is Better?

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Double cleansing is probably one of the most defining (and important) steps of any Korean skincare routine. It involves cleansing your skin in two steps: first with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. Using an oil cleanser in addition to a water-based cleanser ensures that you remove oil-based impurities including sunscreen, makeup and excess sebum to help prevent …

A Guide To iUNIK Serums: Which Is The Best For Your Skin?

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If you’re already a little familiar with Korean skincare, then you’ve likely heard of iUNIK. Today I wanted to write a guide to the various serums available from iUNIK for you – because I am going a little bit crazy for this brand right now. iUNIK is a Korean skincare brand that I’ve been loving a lot lately. So much …

What Is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate And How Can It Improve Your Skin?

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Starting a Korean skincare routine can seem a bit daunting sometimes, since there are so many ingredients to figure out. It can be difficult to know what these ingredients do, and which ones are best for your particular skin concerns. Galactomyces ferment filtrate is an ingredient often used in Korean skincare products that many people starting a skincare routine (including …

The 4 Best Korean Skincare Products With Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

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Regular exfoliation with chemical exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) has significant benefits for every skin type and skin concern. AHAs are similar to beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and are much less abrasive than physical exfoliants (such as scrubs). These leave-on products will gently help to shed the build up of dead skin cells, leaving your skin hydrated, smooth …

The Best Korean Eye Creams For Wrinkles & Fine Lines

I follow a simple Korean skincare routine (which is helping me to keep acne at bay and fade my hyperpigmentation), but this winter I’ve noticed I actually have quite a lot of fine lines underneath my eyes. So, I’ve decided to include an eye cream in my skincare routine to: 1.) try to prevent any worsening of wrinkles, and 2.) …

Why You Need Ginseng In Your Skincare Routine & The Best Korean Products To Try

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Korean herbal ingredients that have played an important role in traditional Asian medicine since ancient times are being used more and more in Korean skincare products. One of these ingredients is ginseng – also known as ‘the root of immortality’ for it’s powerful anti-aging properties. Ginseng has traditionally been consumed orally, however research has found that it also has anti-aging, …

The 5 Best Korean Skincare Products With Niacinamide To Brighten Your Skin

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Niacinamide is an ingredient that is widely used in Korean skincare products to help brighten the skin. In fact, unlike in Western skincare, niacinamide is actually preferred over other ingredients (such as vitamin C, hydroquinone and retinoids) when it comes to fading hyperpigmentation. So much so, that you will find at least 2% niacinamide in a majority of Korean skincare …

Why So Many Skincare Products Contain Butylene Glycol – Is It Safe For Your Skin?

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If you want better skin, it’s so important to have a little bit of knowledge about common ingredients used in skincare products. Not only is it important to know what ingredients your skin would really benefit from, but it’s equally important (or maybe even more so) to know which ingredients might be damaging for your skin or health. Since I’ve …

The Best Korean & Japanese Water-Based Cleansers For Oily & Acne Prone Skin

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The first step to starting your Korean skincare routine is finding the right cleanser for your skin type (this post is talking about water-based cleansers AKA second step cleansers only). If you have oily and acne prone skin, this can be especially difficult since you don’t want to start your skincare routine with something that will cause your skin to produce more oil or …