Beauty

I’ve always liked to drizzle a few drops of truffle oil on my pizza to give it that added pungent, earthy flavour that makes your mouth water. Recently, I’ve taken my obsession with this rare golden elixir one step further by making it a prominent part of my skincare routine. You may be surprised to learn that these...

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...

What if I told you that the key to fighting blackheads, large pores and dehydration has been hiding in your kitchen all along? This little multi-tasker is none other than the simplest of pantry staples: an egg. Eggs are a rich source of proteins, including collagen, which is absolutely essential to maintain...

Those who know me well know that travelling is one of my biggest passions – I never miss an opportunity to jump on a plane to a new exotic destination or a faraway country. I believe my love for travelling is the reason why I fell in love with Bruno Acampora perfumes. A keen traveller himself, Bruno loved nothing...

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...

A moment too long spent in the sun, an inflamed pimple on my cheek or an unwanted reaction to a new moisturizer can all turn my flawless skin tone a flushed lobster red. Using a soothing sheet mask with aloe vera before going to bed and letting it work its calming magic overnight never fails to subdue the redness,...

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...

South Korea has quickly acquired a well-deserved reputation as the Silicon Valley of skincare. Whenever I think that everything has already been invented, the Asian hub delivers a new cutting-edge technology or ingredient that completely revolutionizes your skincare routine. The latest breakthrough, which Refinery29...

I am often asked what the secret of Korean skincare is. Breakthrough technological advances and the focus on hydration undoubtedly play a big part, but they only tell half of the story. The other reason why Korean skincare delivers powerful benefits in such a short space of time is its understanding of the mechanisms...

Long before skincare products were available to buy in shops, the tasty natural oils that add a delicious flavour and aroma to every meal doubled up as nourishing toners, serums and moisturizers for the skin. While the Italians favoured olive oil and Moroccan women turned to argan oil, their Korean counterparts...