A Guide To Using Niacinamide and Vitamin C Together in Your Skincare Routine

Niacinamide and vitamin C are two of the most effective (and also widely studied) skincare ingredients. They both have multiple benefits for your skin, particularly when it comes to anti-aging and hyperpigmentation. Many people fear using both niacinamide and vitamin C together in their skincare routine. This is because some people believe that using them at the same time renders …

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 …

The 5 Best Korean Vitamin C Serums For Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening

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Pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the most powerful skincare ingredients for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fading hyperpigmentation, protection against photo-aging and pollution AND treating acne scarring! It’s one of the most thoroughly researched skincare ingredients and dermatologists definitely agree that it is one of the most effective ingredients to include in your skincare …

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 …

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 …

How To Fade Hyperpigmentation And Get Brighter Skin With Korean Skincare

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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 …