Acne: Pustules

Oh pustules, how I loathe thee! They are categorized as inflammatory pimples. A pustule occurs when the bacteria from the dead skin cells and oils in your pores attract other strains of bacteria.

Ursa Major

I had the honor of testing out the Ursa Major skincare line. I was excited to give them a try because they’re a clean beauty brand. That means they focus on using effective, natural ingredients and exclude a lot of chemicals.

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.

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.

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 6. Serums and Ampoules

The serum and ampoule stage is a place where you get to cocktail your routine, and target specific concerns. Whether you’re looking for a boost in hydration, preventing or improving wrinkles, or fading hyperpigmentation, there is a serum out there for you.

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.