Brighten Your Skin With Bearberry Extract (A Natural Alternative To Hydroquinone)

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Korean skincare products often contain a lot of natural ingredients that have pretty big benefits for the skin (I’m looking at you – snail mucin and propolis!). I’ve been researching a lot lately about hyperpigmentation, and what ingredients work best at lightening the skin, and while going down the deep rabbit hole that is hyperpigmentation, I’ve come across a natural …

How To Get Rid Of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation – AKA Acne Marks

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As if having acne isn’t torture enough (and a blow to our self esteem), we’re then left with pesky marks on our skin known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (or PIH for short). Can you get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – and if so -HOW? I’m here to tell you that YES, you can get rid of them (and I’m not talking …

Do Vitamin C Derivatives Work? A Guide To Ascorbic Acid Alternatives

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I recently wrote an article about how beneficial vitamin C is for your skin, (in particular at fading hyperpigmentation). In this article, I talked about what factors you should consider when buying a vitamin C serum – one of those factors being what form of vitamin C the product contains (hint: it’s L-ascorbic acid). It’s true, L-ascorbic acid (also known …

How To Choose The Best Vitamin C Serum: Everything You Need To Know

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Unlike in Western skincare culture, skin brightening is probably the highest ranking skincare concern in Korean and Japanese skincare. No matter what type of hyperpigmentation your skin has (such as acne scarring, sun damage or melasma) – a vitamin C serum is a must have in your skincare routine if you’d like to brighten your skin. But how does a …

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 …

The Best Korean Centella Asiatica Skincare Products

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Do you have red and inflamed skin? Perhaps you suffer from acne, eczema or rosacea. Or maybe your skin is struggling with changing seasons and other products you are using on your skin. There’s an ingredient you should know about that works wonders for soothing and calming red and inflamed skin: Centella asiatica – also known as cica in the …

The Best Korean Skincare Products For Oily Acne Prone Skin

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If you have oily acne prone skin then you’d understand the frustration when it comes to creating your Korean skincare routine. It can be really difficult and take a long time to find skincare products that don’t cause your skin to break out. So, what are the best Korean skincare products for oily acne prone skin? TL;DR: Don’t have time …

Where To Buy Korean Skincare and Beauty Products Online?

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Korean skincare is not only hugely popular in Korea, but it is now taking the world by storm! But if you don’t live in Korean – where can you safely buy Korean skincare products online?  Sadly though, many Western beauty stores still don’t stock Korean skincare products. So how will you get your hands on these amazing products we hear …

Why Snail Mucin Is So Good For Your Skin

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Hyaluronic acid, propolis and honey, cica, AHAs and BHAs, aloe vera, green tea, tea tree oil, licorice root extract, and SNAIL MUCIN – these are just some of the special ingredients that I think really define Korean skincare products. So many Korean skincare products contain one or possibly even more than one of these ingredients. Snail mucin is definitely one of …

Simplify Your Routine For Healthier Skin: Korean Skincare In 5 Steps

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Okay, so you’ve heard about Korean skincare and your ready to jump on board to obtain all the talked about benefits for your skin. BUT…then you realise there are SO MANY BRANDS and EVEN MORE PRODUCTS to choose from! And…there are apparently 10 steps to a Korean skincare routine! Where do you even start in forming a routine for your …