The Skin Balancing Duo is the next two steps of the classic Korean Skincare Routine–toner and essence. I’ve been trying them out since the New Year, as it was a Christmas gift from Mr. SQ, so I’ve got some tea to spill skinthusiasts! Let’s imbibe, shall we?
I’ve tried a few ACWELL products–via Soko Glam–over the past couple of years, so I feel more than ready to review some of their products! ACWELL is Korean Skincare brand, that keeps sensitive skin in mind, and works to improve it while preventing any future issues, at a neutral pH of 5.5.
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.
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?
Korean Skincare: Step 5. Essence
The essence step is really what makes a Korean Skincare routine. Essence has recently popped up in western skincare conversations, so it might be hard for some to comprehend exactly what it is. Essences are not as thin as toners, but they’re not as thick as serums either.
All Eyes on: Rice
Rice, rice baby! This week I want to give all my love to rice as a skincare ingredient. Many East Asian countries are known for using fermented rice water for centuries. It’s an ingredient that is bountiful and simple to use.
Best 18 of 2018
Some amazing products came out this year, and some old classics held their spot in my rotation. It was tough to choose, but I present to you my 18 favorite products of 2018. These products are effective and have truly made a difference in my skin:
Caudalíe + Farmacy Essence Mists
Essence mists have become very popular in the past year. Maybe it’s because more are being produced, or maybe it’s for the convenience factor. Regardless, I’ve fallen in love with the concept. It’s my favorite part of my skincare routine.
All Eyes on: Hyaluronic Acid
Welcome to the All Eyes on series. This series will highlight an extraordinary ingredient found in popular skincare products. I couldn’t think of any better way to kick off this series than with hyaluronic acid!