Why Purple is Popping Up in K-Beauty Trends

Pantone declared Ultra Violet as 2018’s color of the year – a shade signifying intrigue and unconventionality. Naturally, variants of the dramatic purple shade have been making their way to trends everywhere. And Korea is no different. Well kind of. A true ultra violet can be a bit dramatic, and ultra violet in its absolute…

5 Products Perfect for Sensitive Skin

Think of someone sensitive you know — they tend to react to things more easily and might not get along with everyone. Sensitive skin is the same! It is prone to being more easily irritated than other skin and isn’t exactly best buds with a lot of skin products out there. You have to be…

This Mediheal Sheet Mask + Ampoule Set Packs a 1-2 Punch

Let’s face it, choosing a new sheet mask to try can be overwhelming. There are way too many on the market to keep up with what’s the new hot product or ingredient. I oftentimes catch myself standing by the sheet mask aisle blanking out at all the different options, not knowing what would even be…

Beauty Backstage: Angella Park, Skincare Clinic Owner

Angella Park is an entrepreneur, beauty guru, and owner of a skincare clinic called 99 Salon – located in the heart of Busan, South Korea. She started working in the beauty industry when she was 21 and has been in the beauty business for the past 10 years with her mother, founder and CEO of…

Brand Spotlight: Pony Effect is Beauty with an Edge

When people think of K-Beauty, they tend to think of subdued colors and a light, natural look. However, there’s one brand that strives to be different from the rest – Pony Effect! Created by self-taught celebrity makeup artist Pony in 2015, Pony Effect has since become a force to be reckoned with, even inspiring famous…

Jung Saem Mool Beauty Brings the Real Makeup Artist Cred

Jung Saem Mool Beauty is a high-end K-Beauty brand founded by and named after one of the most famous makeup artists in South Korea – Jung Saem Mool. She works with many Hallyu (Korean Wave) stars and is a veteran in the industry – the artist has 29 years of experience behind her (makeup brush)…

A Comprehensive Guide to Dr. Jart+’s Most Popular Lines

Dr. Jart professes a love of and commitment to scientific innovation in the field of skincare. The company works with a team of 15 dermatologists from clinics and research universities throughout South Korea to bring you the products and lines you see today. However, where does the Dr. Jart novice even begin to look in…

Healthy Skin Inside & Out – Vitamins and Supplements

We’re always told to eat our veggies and take supplements to get our vitamins in, but that’s not the only way to reap their benefits. Certain vitamins can actually be applied topically, and you don’t wanna miss out on great skin, do you? Let’s go over the A, B, C’s, (… and E’s!) of face-friendly…

How to Recover from Dry Skin

Cold, chilly temperatures call for a nice things like a cup of hot cocoa by the fire, but they also call for not so nice things like chapped, flaking skin. Increased exposure to heaters, freezing winds, or a lack of proper care can lead to aggravating skin conditions like dry, cracked skin or even eczema….

A Lipstick Junkie’s Heaven – the eSpoir Lipstick NoWear line

eSpoir is one of those K-beauty brands that you probably haven’t heard of much – but should get familiar with ASAP. If you enjoy makeup, especially lipsticks, you will love eSpoir. eSpoir is an Amore Pacific brand, most known for their lipsticks and foundations. Let’s start by introducing you to their most extensive lipstick line,…

Brand Spotlight: CNP Laboratory is Dermatology in a Bottle

Not only is CNP (Cha and Park) Laboratory one of my favorite Korean skincare brands of all time, but it has also improved and strengthened my skin the most. There’s a reason why “laboratory” is in their name. Launched from a leading skin clinic in Korea, CNP Laboratory develops their products through their own dermatology…

3 Steps to Get Your Fitness Back on Track

Got off track of New Year’s resolutions already? Don’t feel discouraged! It’s never too late to restart! I can make it easy for you and lay down three steps to start or continue your fitness journey. When you think of the word “fitness,” usually the first thing that comes to mind is “exercise.” Believe it…