Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Your Skin Type

I’ve got to hand it to those one-sheet-mask-a-day girls you see all over Instagram. I mean, for me to set aside a good two hours for a masking session (which includes, of course, double cleansing, exfoliating, two rinse-off masks, and finishing with a nourishing sheet mask), it takes some serious planning and aforethought — and…

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Say Thanks to Mom – Our Special Gift Guide

The past several years have been pretty eventful – a move across continents, getting married, a major career change, starting a business, to name just a few. Amidst all of that, very little could have prepared me for being a mother. As cliche as it sounds, it was truly one of the most rewarding but also most…

Glow Recipe X Sephora – worth 30 seconds of squealing

Sephora. Who is obsessed with, believes in, and buys new products religiously at Sephora? I’m visualizing myself holding a microphone in front of thousands of people in an outdoor space yelling out this question, and seeing 99% of women raising hands immediately. It’s true, I can’t think of anyone I know who isn’t crazy about…

Beautify Your Skin Care For Earth Day

While I really should be greener year-round, I appreciate having one day of the year officially dedicated to reminding me to be gentler to the Earth — and my skin. After all, there are those environmental pollutants and chemicals that I may not be able to control (smog, car exhaust, radiation), and then there are…

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How to Use an Oil Cleanser

When I first discovered K-beauty, the Oil Cleansing Method was espoused as one of the primary ways Korean and Asian beauty cultures differed from our own. The concept seemed revolutionary to me as well. Before cleansing oils, I was terrified to wear foundation in fear that it would break me out, mostly due to my own ineptitude…

What are Treatment Essences Exactly? And Which One is Right for Me?

We consistently get asked about the differences between toners, treatment toners, essence toners, treatment essences, true essences, and whether or not all of these products are required for building a comprehensive K-beauty routine. (To simplify this, think of treatment toners, essence toners, and treatment essences as one and the same.) For this blog, we’re tackling…

Get Festival Beauty Ready

It’s that time of year — when spring break collides with festival season, all the way from South by Southwest in March to Coachella in April to Bonnaroo in the summer. And while festivalgoers have their uniform pretty much down — cut-offs, fringe, boots and all manner of gypsy-bohemian accouterments, not to mention no shortage…

The Baddies: Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

As I become more literate in the language of skincare, my evaluation of products has gone from “Oh, this feels nice,” “This package is pretty” and “Yes, this seems to work” to an obsessive evaluation of practically every ingredient and review out there. It’s no longer good enough to be a primer; now you have…

Skincare to Share (With Your Man)

It began about five years ago. My husband, whose definition of skincare had been to quickly wash his face with soap in the shower (the soap he used on his body, naturally), one day suddenly asked me if I had any moisturizers he could use. After picking up my jaw off the ground, I began…