Beauty

You are probably already familiar with double cleansing, the Korean skincare ritual that involves the use of an oil-based cleanser followed by a foaming cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the skin from all the impurities that have settled onto it during the day. It may, therefore, come as a surprise to you to learn that...

It’s the dawn of summer: as the days grow longer and the temperatures rise way up, it’s time for a complete skincare overhaul. Gone are the rich, creamy formulas that helped the skin and lips withstand the moisture-sucking winter winds and chilling weather. Summer calls for lightweight, jelly-like textures that absorb...

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...

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...

Dry skin isn’t immune from oiliness: as summer approaches and the temperatures rise way up, the heat causes all skin types to go into overdrive and produce way more sebum that they need to stay naturally soft and moisturize. After a while, this excess sebum isn’t able to freely flow out of the pores anymore. Instead,...

If there’s a makeup product Korean women would never leave the house without is eyeliner. Thick or thin, winged or straight, eyeliner beautifully defines the lash line, opens up the eyes and turns you into a sexy vixen that stands out among the crowd. However, when the weather turns hot and humid, eyeliners can play...

It is no secret that life in London is extremely hectic and fast-paced. As glamorous and exciting as attending charity galas and movie premieres, partying the nights away in clubs and rubbing shoulders with celebrities on the street is, it is not unusual to feel completely worn out at the end of the week, especially...

Musk is a deep, earthy scent traditionally associated with the masculine world. But, the truth of the matter is that this feral scent smells just as alluring on the ladies, especially when it’s wrapped up in a delicate bouquet of flowers that hides its most pungent notes. This is precisely the case with Musc by Bruno...

Summer is my favourite season of the year. The hot temperatures and clear skies bring us out of our cozy dens to swim in the crystalline waters of the ocean, gather for barbeques in a friend’s back garden or lie on the grass to stargaze with that precious someone in the middle of the night. But, as pleasant as it is...

Fermentation is a food process as old as time. Before the advent of modern refrigerators, ancient civilizations employed the technique to help their food stores last longer as well as to increase their nutritional load. This incredible feat is due to special microorganisms, including Lactobacillus and yeast, that...