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best hydrating essences

Hydrating serums battle, part 2: The best essences of the East!

In the second part of our little comparison of six hydrating skincare products (Part 1), we’ll have a look at the Asian contestants – three hydrating essences from Hada Labo, Cosrx and Clinique. Clinique? Yup. First manufactured solely for Asia, this little gem is now also available in the US. But the question is: Are they all any good in hydrating that winter-battered skin of yours?! Have a look at the best hydrating essences I’ve found!

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best hydrating serums and essences

Hydrating serums battle! East vs. West! Serums vs. Essences! Pt. 1

We’re veering quickly into that time of the year that wreaks havoc on sensitive skin. Outside you’ll have chilling winds, while inside you’ll have the driest air possible, thanks to the heater blasting with full force – what’s a girl to do? (Apart from swaddling her face in sheet masks on a regular basis.) Hydrating serums to the rescue! But wait, there’re also hydrating essences that all those smooth-skinned K-Beauty stars rely on… Maybe those are the way to go?! We tested three hydrating essences and three serums. See who’ll emerge the winner!READ MORE

five Asian beauty must-haves

Five must-haves to get into Asian beauty products

I’ve sung the merits of a lot of Asian beauty products since I’ve moved to Asia and a whole new world (*sings*) opened up to me. Here’s my ultimate list for you if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the wonderland that’s A-Beauty! I’ve tried to make this list as inclusive as possible and chose products that should work for every skintype, skintone, age and gender, so have a peek into my five Asian beauty must-haves!READ MORE

try a cushion if you hate foundation

Why you should try a cushion if you hate foundation

I’m maybe a tad weird, but I love using cushion foundations, althouuuuuuuugh I don’t love all the things they’re purportedly great for. I’m not really into the glowy foundation thing, and I never use cushions on the go, so why are they great? Happy you ask! (I’ve got answers, and some recommendations for you.)READ MORE

August beauty favourites

Awesome August beauty favourites

Vacations, food, and our most-loved beauty items in August, from a rather obscure Japanese brand to Deciem’s best-selling product, from a cushion foundation for pale princesses and a highlighter palette for bronze-toned beauties.

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best and worst sunscreens in 2017

Three sunscreens you should try (and one you shouldn’t)

After years of thinking that I had found my sunscreen holy grails, this spring found me suddenly curious. What if there were better sunscreens around? What if I was missing out?! (Oh the horror!) That feeling coincided in a timely fashion with a few travels, and in came two new Western and two new Asian sunscreens. (New to me, that is. All of them aren’t newly released.)READ MORE