Essences, Product Reviews

Product Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Today I’ll be reviewing SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. This is the famous essence that got me interested in Asian skincare products, but I’ve been using dupes because of the high cost. Fortunately, thanks to Sephora’s holiday skincare sets and free samples, I was able to get enough supply to last me a year. (Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click a …

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Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing OilOil Cleansers, Product Reviews

Product Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil

Today I’ll be reviewing the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil. I purchased this nearly a year ago and haven’t bothered reviewing it until now because I kept forgetting about it. I suppose that’s the best way to summarize this product – it works, but it’s pretty forgettable. (Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and/or make a purchase …

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Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence Rose EditionEssences, Product Reviews

Product Review: Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence Rose Edition

Today I’ll be reviewing the Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence Rose Edition. This was the second essence I purchased (after the Manyo Factory one) in an attempt to find a dupe for the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. With the same watery consistency as SK-II and high percentage of galactomyces ferment filtrate, the Secret Key essence was the most promising dupe …

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Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery EssenceProduct Reviews, Sun Care

Product Review: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Today I’ll be reviewing my current go to sunscreen: The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. This is an extremely popular sunscreen in the Asian Beauty community and it’s really easy to see why. With a high quality formulation that doesn’t leave a white cast, doesn’t cause dryness, and most importantly doesn’t break me out, this sunscreen has become an …

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Essences, Product Reviews

Product Review: Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence

Today I’ll be reviewing Manyo Factory’s Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence. I’ve been wanting to add galactomyces ferment filtrate to my routine for a while, but was really turned off by the cost of the SK-II essence. I picked Manyo Factory’s essence because of the positive reviews, high concentration of galactomyces ferment filtrate, and significantly lower price point. (Note: This post …

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Stratia RewindEssences, Product Reviews

Product Review: Stratia Rewind

Today I will be reviewing my second Stratia product: Stratia Rewind! While reading product reviews on reddit, I found multiple recommendations for Shark Sauce, an extremely popular essence. I went back and forth between Shark Sauce and Stratia Rewind, but eventually went with the latter. Hopefully I made the right choice! Ingredient List Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, …

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Stratia Liquid GoldMoisturizers, Product Reviews

Product Review: Stratia Liquid Gold

Today I will be reviewing Stratia Liquid Gold. Stratia is an indie skincare company based out of Los Angeles and run by Alli Reed, also known as The Acid Queen. While technically not an Asian skincare brand, Stratia’s products are extremely popular in the Asian beauty community and are easily incorporated into any skincare regimen. With the promising ingredient lists and …

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Masks, Product Reviews

Product Review: Elizavecca Milkypiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask

Today, I will be reviewing the Elizavecca Milkypiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask! Similar to the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Clay Mask, this product has made its round on blogs and social media. However, unlike the Carbonated Clay Mask, the Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask is a peel-off mask that has been described as “the most painful in the world” due to its adhesion …

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Soo Ae Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask BoxedMasks, Product Reviews

Product Review: Soo Ae Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask

Today I will be reviewing one of the masks from my Las Vegas sheet mask haul: Soo Ae’s Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask. I credit this mask, along with the Elizavecca 24K Gold Waterdew Snail Mask Pack with keeping my face hydrated and breakout free in the dry Las Vegas winter weather. (Note: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and/or make …

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel BoxedMoisturizers, Product Reviews

Product Review: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

Today, I will be reviewing my current moisturizer: Mizon’s Snail Recovery Gel Cream. After my issues with Cerave PM, I searched reddit and various Asian skincare blogs for other product options. I ultimately narrowed it down to this moisturizer because of its light consistency, generous snail mucin content, soothing properties, and hygienic squeeze tube bottle. (Note: This post may contain affiliate links. …

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