Fri 07.06

Eve Lom Rescue Mask: Saving Face

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m currently enjoying swampy Taiwan weather and it is wreaking havoc on my skin (and hair!). Can you spell C-O-N-G-E-S-T-I-O-N? My poor pores are clogged beyond recognition, and now I feel like they’re stretching out, making me look rather rough. I needed a deep cleanse that also exfoliates, so I ran […]

Wed 06.13

Update on Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial: Better, But Not Brighter

The label promises a “brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant” complexion after 14 days of use, but I decided to wait a full month before updating you on the status of this Sleeping Facial. The reason: I just wasn’t so sure I had seen any results, but I wanted to be fair to Korres. Plus, […]

Tue 05.08

Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial: Beauty Sleep

I love a good nighttime ritual – in-room massages, fresh, high thread-count sheets, salted baths…I could happily start getting ready for bed at 6pm! So I always welcome an evening addition, like Korres’ new Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, a lush cream you apply allover after washing your face before hitting the sheets. Richer than a […]

Wed 04.25

Advanced Home Actives Brazilian Peel: A Different Kind of Brazilian

Sundays have always been my day of facial-masking and all around self-pampering. If you ask me, there’s no better way to kick off the week. This past Sunday, I tried what felt like a science experiment: the Brazilian Peel. Created by Mac Smith, the Brazilian Peel has won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award. It’s designed […]

Thu 04.19

Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel: Mass Apeel

This is one of the few samples I’ve received that I actually went back later to buy. Along with a bunch of other samples, Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel was included in my bag. The small package allowed for just two nights of use and after that I was sold. It claims to give you brighter, […]

Tue 04.03

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque: Heaven on Earth

Celebrate Earth Day with Kiehl‘s limited-edition art series, designed and created in collaboration with Mark Ruffalo. Along with three other celebs (Florence Welch, Spike Lee, and Rosario Dawson), he has helped make deep pore cleansing a little more earth-friendly! I am loving this Rare Earth Pore Cleaning Masque. It instantly detoxifies and keeps pores clean […]

Thu 03.01

DDF Skincare Analysis: Technology is Skin-Deep

I had an in-depth skin analysis from DDF (Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula) at Sephora during Fashion Week. Consultants from the skincare line were doing a free cross-country tour throughout February, and I’m so happy I made it in. I have to thank Roy, the lovely skincare expert who helped me discover I’ve been treating my skin […]

Wed 02.01

Darphin Hydrating Kiwi Mask: Good Hydrations

I was so in love with the Arcona kiwi mask until they discontinued it (why?!?! That always seems to happen to the best products!). But now I can stop crying about it because I’ve moved on: I discovered a better one from my favorite beauty line, Darphin. Bursting with kiwi, mango, and pomegranate extracts, this […]

Thu 01.26

Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask: Make Yourself Clear

Since I’m off scrubbing (after a revelatory talk with Renée Rouleau), I’ve been trying different exfoliating masks. Because even if I’m not scrubbing, I want to know I’ve reached a deep, dead skin-shedding clean. Murad’s Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask serves a multitude of purposes: it has anti-oxidant rich pomegranates, hydrates, brightens, dissolves oils, and smoothes the […]