What are PHAs?

What are PHAs?

Most of us have become familiar with AHAs (alphahydroxy acids) and BHAs (betahydroxy acids), but PHAs are fairly new to many. PHA, which stands for polyhydroxy acids, is the more gentle group of hydroxy acids which in clinical trials showed exceptional skin benefits with less irritation than other AHAs.  ...

Types of Skincare Ingredients

Types of Skincare Ingredients

When you first start caring about ingredients in your Korean Skincare products, or beauty products in general, the names can be overwhelming with words bleeding into each other. There are some products with a “clean” ingredients list, i.e. only a few ingredients that are easily understood. Then there are those...

Occlusive vs Humectants

Occlusive vs Humectants

  Is your skin dry or dehydrated? Dry skin lacks oil and dehydrated skin lacks moisture. This is why Moisturizing your skin is not just about using any moisturizer, but one which addresses your skin’s needs. Moisturizing your skin is probably one of the most important steps in any Korean...

Acne and Korean Skincare

Acne and Korean Skincare

So you’re loving Korean Beauty and Skincare, but you also suffer from acne, what to do? As with anything we obsess over, there's no one that knows more about acne than those who suffer from it or have suffered it. You might feel like there's little anyone can tell you about it,...

The Korean Skincare Routine - What it is

The Korean Skincare Routine - What it is

Korean Skin Care Steps    One thing Korean skincare is known for is the “10 step skincare routine”. There are hundreds of articles that detail exactly what those 10 steps are, with some taking it to a further 12 and 15 steps with yet others paring it down to much...