Posts Tagged ‘cleanser’

A hot day spent carelessly frolicking at the beach is one of life’s littlest pleasure. However, the salty water of the ocean and the white sand of the beach tend to stubbornly stick to the skin for hours after you’ve returned to your hotel, dulling your complexion and roughing up your skin’s texture. This is why double...

It is no secret that cleansing is the cornerstone of the Korean skincare routine: whereas most women hurriedly skip through this step, Korean ladies (and gentlemen) take their time to thoroughly remove every last trace of dirt and grime from their faces, often utilizing up to three cleansers to get the job done. But,...

By now you are probably familiar with double cleansing, the K-beauty ritual that involves the use of an oil-based cleanser to remove all traces of oil-based impurities, such as makeup and sunscreen, followed by a foaming cleanser to dissolve water-based impurities, including dirt and sweat. Although it requires an...

If you’ve been following the latest Korean skincare trends, you’re probably heard of enzyme exfoliants. A new alternative to traditional exfoliating acids and scrubs, enzymes derived from papaya (papain) and yeast (lipase and keratinase) gently sweep away dead skin cells and excess sebum without leaving any signs of...

If there is one thing that Korean skincare has taught us, it is that hydration is the foundation of flawless, younger-looking skin. An extra burst of moisture banishes dry skin, plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and gives the complexion a youthful glow. But simply splashing water on your face won’t do because regular...

There is no doubt that double cleansing, the Korean ritual that involves the use of an oil-based makeup remover to melt away makeup followed by a foaming water-based remover to dissolve water-based dirt and sweat, is the most effective way to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Yet, a lot of women are still hesitant to...

The Korean language has a word to describe anything that is moist and plump, including the complexion: “chok chok”. This natural, dewy glow is the ultimate ideal of beauty in Korea, which is why its women have successfully mastered its art through the use of a hydrating skincare routine. As moisture is the key to...

One of the biggest skincare woes we all face every winter is dull and lackluster skin. As the sun disappears for months behind the clouds, it seems to take away with it your skin’s natural glow and leave your complexion looking tired and worse for wear. This is why, during this time of the year, I tend to opt for...

I regularly eat asparagus for dinner because it’s one of those vegetables that can easily be cleaned, trimmed and cooked in just about 10 minutes, has a delicious crunchy taste and is a nutritional powerhouse that’s loaded with nourishing vitamins, amino acids and minerals. But what you may not know is that asparagus...

Did you know that blueberries are one of the most powerful antioxidants Mother Nature has put at your disposal? These tasty little blue balls are a rich source of vitamins A and C, potent collagen-boosters and free radical scavengers that also gives the complexion a healthy and radiant glow. I absolutely love the...