Why Korean Skincare Loves Bee Propolis & How It Can Help Your Skin

propolis benefits for skin korean skincare products with propolis

It’s time to talk about another amazing ingredient that’s so often used in Korean skincare products – propolis! You might be wondering like I was when I first started my Korean skincare journey: What is propolis even? And what are some of the benefits that propolis can have on my skin? In short, propolis is a resinous mixture produced by …

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

is butylene glycol safe for skin korean skincare what is butylene glycol comedogenic oils

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 …

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

natural skin brightening ingredients skin benefits of bearberry extract fading hyperpigmentation safer alternative to hydroquinone arbutin

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

korean skincare anti-aging fading dark spots fading hyperpigmentation vitamin c serums best vitamin c serums

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 …

Why Snail Mucin Is So Good For Your Skin

benefits of snail mucin korean skincare products snail creams

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 …

How To Fade Hyperpigmentation And Get Brighter Skin With Korean Skincare

how to fade hyperpigmentation korean skincare products sun damage sun spots dark spots anti-aging melasma pih acne marks

Hyperpigmentation is a common concern that stands in the way of a bright and glowing complexion. Sun exposure, inflammation and hormonal changes are the most common causes of hyperpigmentation – resulting in either sun spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIL) or melasma that seem impossible to fade. But there are steps you can take to fade hyperpigmentation at home without resorting to …