I Just Don’t Buy It! Gimmicks and Advice I Won’t Waste My Time On.

The internet is home to an endless supply of skin care advice and tricks. Youtube beauty gurus bestow us with endless knowledge that can be…. Gimmicky as hell. Between weird skin care advice dished out by people with genetically perfect skin and companies that release “skintertainment” that rides the line between fun and gimmicky, there’s a lot of things out there that just don’t make sense… I just don’t buy it! Continue reading

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This Month’s New Buys! Anti-Aging from The Ordinary and CeraVe Cream

I haven’t added anything new to my skin care routine lately, only picking up an item or two as replacements whenever I run out. I’ve been pretty satisfied with the results from my routine lately, but I had a little extra money this month and I decided to buy a few new things. I grabbed a few things from The Ordinary to help with anti-aging, and another tub of CeraVe cream to help keep my skin moisturized since I picked up swimming again. This post is only about three items, but I get into detail about why I picked up these items and my first impressions.

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Pore Popping Power! Battle of the BHAs, CosRX Blackhead Power Liquid vs Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid.

 

Acid acid acid! Beta Hydroxy Acid, BHA, is an exfoliant that works wonders for clogged pores and acne prone skin. As an oil soluble acid, BHAs make their way into the pore lining and break apart excess oils and dead skin. Cleaned out pores are important beacuse they look smaller and reduce the chance of acne flair ups! Two popular BHA solutions, one Western and one Korean, are the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Blackhead Liquid and the CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, respectively. I compared the two over the span of a few months to see how they fared against each other.

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Updated Skin Care Routine! Skin Care in a Trump Presidency

I’m sure many of you are aware of the fact that the United States elected Donald Trump as president, and what a hot mess that has turned out to be. The past week has been stressful, which means my skincare has been working overtime to make sure that the stress doesn’t manifest on my face. Join me as I share an update of my skin care routine, along with products that I use to make sure that my protest face is looking it’s best.

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2016 in Review, My Asian Beauty Journey so Far!

Another year casted off to the sound of people cheering and champagne bottles popping to fill the cringing silence of Mariah Carey’s NYE performance that will surely be 2016’s final meme. While I’ve been taking care of my skin for quite some time, 2016 saw a vast difference in how I treated my skin – it marks my plunge into Asian beauty. I’ll be reflecting on this years lessons and products that stood out to me

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Racial Identity and Growing up Piece, Featured on The Very Good Light

Hi guys! I wrote a piece about how I struggled a little with embracing my racial identity in a heavily westernized environment, and how through the help of Asian beauty I was able to embrace and be proud of my unique background. The piece is featured on The Very Good Light, a site that David Yi recently launched, that aims at men physical and mental grooming. So if you could hop on over to their side of the internet and check out my piece, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

http://www.verygoodlight.com/2016/11/30/korean-skincare-heritage/

– Eugene

Trying Out Bonvivant’s $1 Sheet Masks

Sheet mask are typically known as the gateway drug into Asian beauty. They’re easy to use and provide funny, if not disturbing, selfies to litter Instagram feeds with. Serial killer selfies aside, because of my constant use of sheet masks I am always on the lookout for cheap yet effect masks to keep my skin plump. I gave Bonvivant’s Botanical Mask Packs a try to see if these $1 mask make the cut for my constant masking habbits Continue reading