Posts Tagged ‘sheet masks’

When it comes to skincare, there is hardly a people more adventurous than the Koreans. In their search for miracle ingredients that keep their skin flawless and bright well into old age, the Koreans leave absolutely no stone unturned. The only caveat is that these ingredients should preferably be of a natural origin,...

Summer is a very stressful time for the skin: from sun damage to dehydration and even oiliness, the hot temperatures mixed with the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can wreak a lot of havoc on your face! The quickest ways to fix these summer woes is a sheet mask treatment. This pampering ritual banishes dry and rough spots,...

Green tea is, without the shadow of a doubt, the ultimate summer drink. Sipping this green liquid in my back garden on the hottest days of the year is a refreshing treat that cools me down and keeps my skin safe from environmental harm, particularly sun damage. As Korean women understand all too well, the sun is a...

When you think of Korean skincare, sheet masks instantly spring to mind. The product that got K-beauty on the radar, sheet masks are sheets of cotton or hydrogel infused with a hydrating and anti-aging essence that imparts moisture and radiance to the complexion. On top of it, sheet masks are extremely convenient as...

Spring has finally sprung. As I walk down the streets of London, I am greeted by the cheerful chirping of the birds building their nests on the treetops, the sight of children kicking a football in the parks and the fragrant smell of flowers in their full bloom. The roses, in particular, are beautiful at this time of...

Blackberries have a sweet and tart citrus-like taste that has made them a favourite with children and adults alike. But these juicy summer fruits have a lot more to offer: they are also tiny anti-aging powerhouses that can stave off premature wrinkles, prevent cancer and keep both your skin and your body looking...

As you all probably know, for centuries Korean traditional medicine has relied on natural herbs to heal ailments and prolong life expectancy. One of these herbs is Gotu Kola, more commonly known as centella asiatica, a heart-shaped plant that grows in the wetlands of Japan, China, Indonesia and the South Asian...

Dealing with combination skin can be extremely frustrating. Your cheeks are dry and thirsty while your t-zone shiny and prone to breakouts and tipping the balance slightly one way or the other can seriously upset the whole face, resulting in aggravated acne or dehydration. The best way to restore balance to...

Travelling is one of my biggest passions in life and I never miss an opportunity to jump on a plane, whether it is to a new exciting destination or a familiar place that has captured my heart. However, streamlining my suitcase and fitting my 10 step Korean skincare routine into a small carry-on bag is always...

Quinoa is an ancient superfood that was discovered 3000 years ago by the Incas, who called it the “mother of all grains”, yet only recently it has started to gain its rightful place in your diet. Although often mistaken for a grain, quinoa is actually the seed of the Chenopodium plant, which belongs to the same...