Mario Badescu

Mario Badescu is a popular skincare brand that dates back to the 1960s. The brand claims to be simple, gentle, and effective–from their minimalist packaging, to their product formulations that get the job done. The brand is also cruelty-free.

All Eyes on: Snail Mucin

It’s been long enough. Today we are finally getting into snail mucin! Snail mucin was the first Korean Skincare Ingredient I learned about. I know, I know, it sounds really gross. But once you learn just how magical these little mollusks are, you won’t turn back.

Follain

I recently became a brand ambassador for Follain, and I’m so excited to share my review of their essentials kit! Follain is a clean beauty retailer that creates their own products, and curates high-performing, 100% non-toxic products.

Korean Skincare: Step 10. Sunscreen

The final and most important step of your Korean Skincare routine is sunscreen! You should obviously only apply this during the day. A lot of people associate SPF (sun protection factor) with beaches and the summer, but guess what? The sun shines all year ’round, so we should always be protecting our skin.

Korean Skincare: Step 9. Moisturize

A moisturizer can really make or break your skincare routine. Finding the right moisturizer is so important because it’s the difference between sealing in all your hard work, or letting it evaporate, wasting your time and money. Moisturizing is step 9 of your skincare routine during the day time, but your last step at night.

Acne: Blackheads

Whiteheads are probably the easiest type of pimple to get rid of, but blackheads can be a little trickier. Blackheads are non-inflammatory, open comedones. The open pore allows air to get in. The air oxidizes all the dirt and oils trapped in your pore, therefore creating that black appearance.

Glow Recipe, Watermelon Glow

Glow Recipe is a K-Beauty brand that is run by two women, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee. Their goal is to curate K-Beauty products that are natural and gentle for the skin, as well as create their own products. I’m sure you’ve seen their trendy packaging all over social media, I know I have!

Korean Skincare : Step 8. Eye Cream

Eye scream, you scream, we all scream for eye cream! I didn’t use eye cream until I was introduced to Korean Skincare. Actually, I always thought it was a luxury skincare item that was a waste of money.

All Eyes on: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of those classic ingredients that just works. It’s on par with green tea, rose water, and tea tree to me. Aloe vera is known for being healing, soothing, and moisturizing. Someone who has irritated skin, redness, sunburn, or acne-prone skin will benefit from using products with this ingredient.

Korean Skincare: Step 7. Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are the most iconic part of the Korean Skincare routine. They have been blowing up across the world, but Korea did it first. What’s so great about sheet masks, and do they even do anything?