asian beauty

Shiseido Ultimune Eye Cream Review: Worth the premium?

Why does this Japanese powerhouse brand include artificial sweeteners in its eye cream formula?

I wish all uber-expensive beauty products came in travel-friendly, wallet-friendly, everything-friendly sample sizes. Free samples would be even better—but I swear, I wouldn’t mind paying for the smaller sample sizes, if it meant that I could try higher-end products without putting down $50+ on a product I’ve never tried. Anyway, I recently rediscovered a free sample that I received from a Macy’s beauty counter some time ago—so today, I have the unusual opportunity to review a…

Tsaio Girls on Period Mask: Is period-focused skincare legit?

An intriguing face mask targeted to a niche market: young women who experience skin-related woes around that time of the month.

I love buying stuff online. But I also like shopping for products in person, and when I don’t feel like having my senses bombarded by the loud music, bright lights, and strong perfumes at Sephora, I head to Ricky’s NYC. It’s one of my favorite places in the city to explore skincare products at my leisure. They also stock The Ordinary products, as well as items from a bunch of other brands. I noticed quite a nice hodgepodge of American and international brands, including lots of…

HADA LABO Goku-Jyun Milk Review: not quite a cream, not quite a serum, but super moisturizing

This Japanese cult favorite contains not one, not two, but three forms of hyaluronic acid.

When I was growing up, I used to drink multiple cups of milk every day. Although I only drink non-dairy milk these days, I still always think of milk as this really nutritious, feel-good thing (maybe I’ve been brainwashed by the “Got milk?” ads). So when a beauty product calls itself a milk (even if it doesn’t contain a drop of dairy), I feel positive vibes about it right away. This could be the reason why I immediately had a good feeling about HADA LABO Goku-Jyun Milk…