10-step skincare with only 4 products

If you haven’t heard, the latest trend in K-beauty skincare is called “7 Skin Method”.  It is suppose to provide more intense hydration while eliminating the clutter created by all the products necessary for 10-step skincare regimens.

Products recommended for typical 10-step skincare regimen (from Sokoglam)


The term ‘skin’ is a preferred term among Korean products for toners.  ‘Booster’ is another common term you may come across that refers to a category of toners.  As the name suggests, 7 Skin Method simply means you apply your preferred skin / booster / toner 7 times.  Sarah at Glow Recipe wrote about her take here.  The most important thing to remember here is to use a non-astringent toner.
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Random product of the month: November edition

For those of us who has ever wanted to look like an emoji in real life, there’s now a product that gets us one step closer to fulfilling that dream.

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Ziukoza from Too Cool for School promises to remove those pesky and stubborn lips and eyes.  Lips and eyes are great for micro-expressions but why bother when a simple pair of dots and a parenthesis does a perfect job of expressing everything you need to communicate? 😕🙂

Lost in translation: Whitening

People often whisper about Asian ideals of beauty to be more “white”.  I have LOTS to say on this matter. But today, I will focus on one frequently misunderstood term: whitening.

The most important thing to know about whitening skincare products, at least among Asian beauty options, is that it does not mean skin bleaching.  From my day jab experience in marketing, I can appreciate the confusion.
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