Low pH or pH-Balanced Cleansers

Low pH or pH-Balanced Cleansers

We buy tons of cool stuff like Vitamin C serums, treatments with salicylic acid, use retinoids, yet still we have pimples. Why? I often hear this question from my friends who do everything right in their skincare routine but aren’t seeing impressive result, the...
Cosmetics with Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside

Cosmetics with Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside

What are Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside, which are so popular in Korean skincare at the moment? In traditional and ayurvedic medicine, the herb of Centella asiatica (also known as Gotu Kola or Tiger Grass) has been used for hundreds of years to heal wounds,...
The Best Oils and Balms Butters for Double Cleansing

The Best Oils and Balms Butters for Double Cleansing

What is Double Cleansing that is so popular in Korean skincare regimen? Well, it means using two different types of  cleansers (usually a makeup removing balm or oil and a regular water-based gel or lotion). Is it necessary? Yes, if you wear makeup or sunscreen (duh,...
The Best Moisturizers for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

The Best Moisturizers for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

I have uber oily skin yet even skin like this needs a moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and balanced. It’s especially important if you use acne treatments like retinoids, creams and gels with benzoyl peroxide, alcohol and salicylic acid which might make your skin...
The Best BHA (Salicylic Acid) Exfoliants

The Best BHA (Salicylic Acid) Exfoliants

We often see abbreviation BHA on pore reducing treatments. But what the hell does it mean? BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid which is more commonly known as salicylic acid. It’s is an exceptional ingredient for oily, breakout-prone skin struggling with enlarged,...