Essence, Serum and Ampoule

how are they different? As well as being nourishing, brightening and hydrating, the Korean skincare routine is complex! There are so many steps, several of which exhibit lots of similarities. Take essence, serum and ampoule for instance. They all technically do the same thing but at different potencies, textures and positions within the skincare routine.   what is an essence?

Acne And How To Treat It

what is acne? Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It presents in different forms including pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.   Acne can be inflammatory (papule, pustule) or non-inflammatory (blackhead, whitehead). There are two types of inflammatory acne which result when a blocked hair follicle becomes inflamed or infected

Roccoco Botanicals Brand Review – Part I

the brand Jacine Greenwood is a cosmetic chemist and the founder of Australian brand, Roccoco Botanicals. Her vision was to create a safe, plant based range of products that manage skin without the risk of acne breakouts or allergic reactions. The brand philosophy dismisses skin peeling for acne treatment, claiming this causes stress and inflammation, reducing the integrity of the

Heimish All Clean Green Foam

the claim The Heimish All Clean Green Foam claims is a gentle, low pH cleansing gel for everyday use. It is said to maintain the skin’s optimal pH balance while effectively removing impurities on the skin to leave a balanced, soothed and moisturised face.     the science A relatively short ingredient list of 18 is dominated by water. Surfactants

Style Korean Glowing Clover Set

the set The Style Korean Glowing Clover Set comprises products from leading Korean skincare brands. The set includes the following five items: Abib Hand Crème Type V Fragrant Tube Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water Heimish ph 5.5 All Clean Green Foam HelloSkin Jumiso First Skin Lightening Mask

Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream

the claim The Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream is an easily absorbed night time moisturiser, serving to nourish and repair during sleep. A nourishing blend of bio-actives, it uses co-enzyme Q10 and Glycablend™ which assist the skin’s natural process of regeneration to restore elasticity, suppleness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.     the science Blueberry, Pomegranate and Strawberry Seed Oils

Lee Jiham Vita-Propolis Ampoule

the claim The LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule claims to be the perfect combination of vitamin and propolis for bright, glowing and radiant skin with powerful ingredients delivering moisturisation, firming, soothing and anti-ageing effects.     the science Propolis Extract is basically a combination of beeswax, enzymes and tree sap used by bees to seal, disinfect and waterproof their hive. Coincidentally,

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil

the claim The Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil is made of pure grape-seed oil and enriched with vitamin A and E to dissolve impurities and remove make up, leaving your skin deeply clean and well hydrated.     the science The key ingredient in the formulation is Grape Seed Oil, comprising approximately 70% Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), 16%

Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam

the claim The Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam claims to leave skin clean, hydrated and moist. It cleans with a rich lather designed to completely remove impurities, leaving skin refreshed with the assistance of MOISCLEAN.     the science Blue Lotus Flower Extract is the spotlight ingredient of the foam cleanser. It is a natural moisturiser perfect for the