All posts tagged: skincare

Updated Skincare Routine | Spring & Summer 2019

It has been a while! Some time has passed, as well as some life events. I am settling back into my life in Chicago after living abroad the last few years, reconnecting with people& finding a new sense of home. While skincare is still a staple to my self-care & identity, I do not know the regularity I will be reviewing here. I have another blog, centered on lifestyle & expat experiences. But that has long been neglected as well. I have been refocusing my skincare to incorporate minimal plastic & ethically sourced cosmetics, I have been trying some new products & having a love affair with Klairs so there should be some upcoming reviews in the future! Let’s begin with my new skincare routine, featuring some classical favorites & recent additions… Oil Cleanser: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Value: $10.49 – 6.5oz / 192ml | Testing I just received this product last week. While an oil cleanser only has one job, I do not feel comfortable passing judgment just yet. It does …

Review: Eucerin Sun Fluid Face Mattifying SPF 50+

I have recently gone on a sunscreen “European Tour” since I made the move across the Atlantic Ocean. I have been all about the Korean suncare life since I started my skincare journey so I wanted to broaden my horizons. I was mindlessly wandering European Pharmacies upon my arrival & I knew as soon as I tested this sunscreen on the back of my hand that I had to make it mine. Eucerin was established as a brand in 1900 by dermatologist, Dr. Isaac Lifschuetz. The German company is known for designing simple products for sensitive skin. The company is owned by Beiersdorf AG, which has historically been a respectable organization. During Nazi Germany, the board had Jewish members that the company helped flee the country & produced Nazi-free advertising during the era. The company refused to lay-off a single worker during the Great Depression from 1930-1933. Most of the sustainability efforts are seen through the parent-company. Beiersdorf has a “We Care” campaign that is designed to show corporate transparency, environmental impact efforts & future sustainability goals. …

The 2nd Annual Skincare Dundies: Favorites & Hate-Its of 2016

Hello, fellow strangers! I apologize for the absence, work hours increased & life became a bit hectic; but consider your fellow Korean cosmetic addict back & ready to slather more things on my face! No better way to rejoin the skincare addicted community than kicking off the holidays with my personal favorite & biased skincare awards, The 2nd Annual Skincare Choice Dundies of 2016! We will discuss this year’s stellar products, brands that were trailblazers & skincare moments we wish we could forget in 2016.

The Skincare Sample Week Challenge II

I apologize for the hiatus! If you follow me on the social media then you might have noticed I am officially a French resident, my first “celebration” of this move was to get sick! I noticed while I was packing for the move from Austria that my skincare sample stash was starting to overflow so it seemed like a perfect time to do another round of Skincare Sample Routine Week! My initial post in April goes into more depth about my attitude towards free samples, personal methodology for de-cluttering & some conclusion statistics on my “sample findings”. The initial post is linked above if you would like to read more, otherwise TL:DR version is I throw away most free skincare samples & I only keep samples I genuinely want to try. The Challenge Before we jump into the samples, I will just preface with a few variables because cosmetics & reviews are such a personal thing! I have a dry & dehydrated skin, my MAC shade in NC20. I do have scent sensitivities that can trigger migraines, but …