How Snail Mucus Changed My Life: Exotic Anti-Aging Skin Care Products that Work

There are so many advances in skincare coming from Asia, primarily from South Korea and Japan. Compared to the U.S., they are way ahead of other countries in terms of research on anti-aging products. The only catch is that the ingredients used are a bit, um, “exotic.” Snail Mucin – It is what it sounds like, the slime that comes from a snail. Don’t worry, … Continue reading How Snail Mucus Changed My Life: Exotic Anti-Aging Skin Care Products that Work

New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

People ask me all the time for skin care tips because I look a lot younger than my age. Of course some of this is due good genes and being Asian (Korean American)–BUT it’s also the result of good skincare products and habits you can try yourself. Have you heard about how seriously Koreans take their skincare? The now famous Korean approach to skin care … Continue reading New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

The Essence of an Essence: A Hydrating Skin Care Step

To be clear, this post is about a liquid-ey skin care product called an “essence”, not a treatise on philosophy. Like most Korean skin care inventions, there is yet another step to add to the famous Korean 10-step (sometimes 14) skin care routine. Why do it at all? It’s another way to add hydration (by definition, that’s anti-aging!) and exfoliate your skin–that may even be … Continue reading The Essence of an Essence: A Hydrating Skin Care Step