Goodbye K-Beauty: Why I Quit My 12-Step Skincare Routine 👋

Yes, I admit. I’ve finally quit my 12-Step Skincare Routine! Simply because I no longer have the time and patience for it. I’ve been doing the regime for years and if truth be told, there have been very little evidence that it has made any improvement to my skin. It felt like I was walking…

Are Sheet Masks Good for the skin?

There have been a new wave of sheet masks from hydrogel to dry sheet masks that have become a staple in our skincare regime. Hollywood celebrities swear by putting on a sheet mask daily to help preserve their beautiful skin.But how far is is true? We asked a panel of experts (dermatologists) about this. So…

Must-Have Summer Glow Skincare Routine 💦✨

Winter has been going on longer than expected in London. I was seriously hoping for a “transitional” Spring before Summer approaches. Seems like it is not really the case. Therefore, my skin routine have been thrown off course. During winter I would generally use heavier oil products, where as during summer it makes more sense…

What ingredients to exclude from your vanities?

At times, you will see beauty brands that are being marketed as “edible” or “food-grade” ingredients. The idea is that these ingredients, whether preservatives or glycerin would be safe for you even if it were on your plate. This is because we end to ingest a lot of the ingredients in our personal care products….

The Ordinary Buffet Serum Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin

I chose The Ordinary “Buffet” to replace my Hyaluronic Acid+ B5 serum. My skin concern is primarily hydration for my eczema-prone skin. The “Buffet” also contains peptides, probiotic complex,  amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. It can be incorporate in both AM/PM routine. It is known to target signs of ageing and hydration. I…

Essential Oils in Skincare Cheat Sheet: Top 5 Essential Oils for Your Skin

Essentail oils have been long known for their healing properties. They have been gaining worldwide recognition for their versatility. I’ve to admit. I have an essential oil obsession. For starters, they smell so great, almost as if it can heighten our spirits. Also, they posses so many benefits for our wellbeing minus all the additional ‘bad-for-you’…

Essential Oils in Skincare: Fad or Fab?

So, I’ve been noticing more and more facial serums with essential oils in them, with anti-aging, tightening, brightening, as well as anti-taché properties. Just a few months ago I was so curious about the cult favourite, Vintner’s Daughter’s (as it is probably one of the most prestigious facial serums in the market- at $185 for 30ml),…

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Nanoskin Sheet Mask Review

So I finally had my much needed facial and IPL skin rejuvenation done yesterday! 😀 Naturally, my skin felt a little dry post-treatment. So I decided to get sheet-faced and put Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin mask to the test. There are quite a few options and you can buy them individually at Selfridges or by the…

Top Trending Facial Oils Cheat Sheet: Become a Beauty Guru in 5 Minutes

Facial oils are lipophilic, they can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and other moisturising goodness in, while some oils even have an anti-microbial effect. Some oils also help to fortify and strengthen our own natural skin barrier. This is especially important for city dwellers who need extra protection against pollutants and smog, a…