Recipe for Morning Skincare

It’s fairly well known that Korean women tend to use a lot of skincare steps. In fact, in a recent Beauty Usage and Attitudes Study, Korean women averaged 6~7 skincare steps vs. 3~4 for Japanese women and approximately 2 for US women. While women in Asia place importance on layering skincare because it’s believed that certain…

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How to turn a single sheet mask into a luxurious treat

We just received our top-selling Whamisa Sea Kelp masks back in stock. As delighted as our customers must be, I was literally jumping up and down with joy as I was personally waiting to use these again as well! When I find the time to decompress after a long week and want to fully enjoy the…

The Glow In Ginseng

What is the buzz about Ginseng? Unique in its fleshy figure, Ginseng is valued for its almost “humanly” shape that is characteristic to the incredible body vitalizing effects it harbors. Prized for centuries as a medicinal favorite to restore health and circulation, this plant is most commonly found in Siberia, Northern China, and Korea. Ginseng is still…

Cushion Compact 101: What it is, Usage, Tips & Tricks

With the very recent launch of Lancome’s Miracle Cushion Compact in the US, joining the ranks of Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact and Laneige BB Cushion, it’s official. The global cushion compact wars have started – and we expect customers everywhere to be the happy beneficiary of an increasing range of choices. Here’s a summary…

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Did You Know Pollution Can Actually Damage the Skin?

Pollution to us means car exhaust, smog, dirt, grime and pollen. And these elements clogging and dirtying the skin. City smog: Photo Source Unfortunately, pollution is also a constant in our lives, wherever we live. But did you know that pollution can go beyond surface grime to actually damage the skin? While it’s commonly known that UVA…

Beauty Banter: Korean Skincare Phenomenon- Waterless Beauty Products

Korean water-less beauty products are taking the world by storm! In a recent article by BeautyBanter, our co-founder Sarah Lee talks about some of her favorites: Korean Skincare Phenomenon: Waterless Beauty Products. Check them out below. 1. Whamisa Organic Flowers Water Cream with Natto ($35) – I love this cream because of how soft and hydrated…

Ingredients Spotlight: Natto Gum

I first encountered natto when I was studying abroad in Japan and a couple of my friends thought it would be funny to challenge each other to eat natto (think the cinnamon challenge, except with natto). If you’ve eaten/seen natto, you know it is not the most appetizing looking food. It’s slimy and gooey, and…

5 Ways To Glowing Skin with an Ampoule

So we’ve done a deep dive on essences vs. serums and essences toners vs. toners. And we thought it was high time to give a little love to another recent skincare hotword – ampoules. Ampoules are very concentrated treatments that are used to target skin concerns such as fine lines, dullness and rough texture, and…

A Deep Dive into Essences with Fashionista

Cheryl Wischhover is one of our favorite editors – her articles are always so well researched and spot on – and her recent article “Korean Skincare: The Differences between Serums, Essences & Ampoules” knocks it out of the park. (We were honored to be consulted for the article as well!) One of the most confusing keywords…