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 … Continue reading Goodbye K-Beauty: Why I Quit My 12-Step Skincare Routine 👋
The Ordinary is a brand that is synonymous with affordable beauty. They have an extensive range of serums, facial oils and SPF/ serum-based foundation. Talk about innovative skincare. Best of all, all their products cost less than $18! If you are new to the brand or keen to try out new products here is a … Continue reading The Ordinary Serums + Oils Cheat Sheet: How to Select the Best Product for Your Skin Type (Part 1- Retinol & Vit C)
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), … Continue reading Essential Oils in Skincare: Fad or Fab?
When was the last time you washed your pillowcase? How often do you change your pillowcase? Weekly, maybe monthly perhaps? If you have been following a tight skincare regimen and noticed recent breakouts (either on your face or your scalp), it is probably time to change to some fresh sheets. I stumbled upon a study … Continue reading How Dirty is Your Pillowcase?: Your Pillowcase Maybe the Cause of Your Breakouts
If like me you're guilty of buying skin care products either in bulk or have a habit of opening several products that does the same thing at once, this write up is for you. I use to have a habit of having several types of face serums, sunscreens, face creams all opened up at the … Continue reading Beauty Products Expiration Cheat Sheet: When To Toss Out Your Beauty Products?
I'm probably rather late in the game to be reviewing on DECEIM's The Ordinary products. I've given the product a few good months (used it for about 3-4 months) and therefore feel that after emptying out 2 bottles of their Hyaluronic Acid + B5, I will be able to provide you with an accurate review. … Continue reading The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin
Facial Mists For decades I've noticed women would frequently use hydrating mists on their face, most commonly on planes or at the office especially when the heater has been cranked up high. I've always wondered about this, "does the product truly hydrate the skin? If so then why do they have a tendency to spray … Continue reading Toners, Tonics & Facial Mists: Do They Hydrate or Dehydrate the Skin?
There is always a misconception when we hear exfoliants. It does not necessary mean "microbeads" or "scrubs". It could simply mean acids. Also, I think most of my clients naturally freak out when I mentioned acids. I think we tend to forget that our skin's acid mantles pH is at 4.5 to 5.5pH. Therefore, unlike … Continue reading Physical vs. Chemical Exfoliants 101 + Know Your Acids