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Innisfree Peptide Sheet Mask

This premium face mask contains peptides, green tea extract, and citrus unshiu peel extract to fight fine lines and brighten your skin tone.

I have to admit that I judge sheet masks by their covers (this is the case for books, too—shh, don’t tell!). I love sheet mask packages that fall into one of two categories: cute or clinical. Innisfree Peptide Sheet Mask falls into the latter group—I was intrigued by the beaker filled with grape-juice-like purple liquid, and I was inclined to believe that it would deliver scientifically proven results. As a daughter of a chemist, I’ll always be drawn to beaker imagery, if only…

Why I hated Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

Here's why I ended up returning this moisturizer to Sephora. Plus, some lessons learned from this experience.

I don’t really like to return things—probably the result of a mixture of laziness and fear of being shamed at the store. My dad, on the other hand, has no qualms about standing in line at Costco to return a bunch of things every week. He has also mastered the art of reattaching price tags to clothing items with Scotch tape. I’d rather live with a disappointing product than bring it back to the store to ask for a refund, unless the product was inaccurately advertised, defective, or…

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream Review

This moisturizer hydrates without leaving an oily finish, but its light floral scent may bother those with sensitive skin (and noses).

I splurged a bit on a higher-end moisturizer about a week ago: Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream. I have to admit that the beautiful packaging was 90 percent of the reason I reached for this moisturizer over any of the other options at Sephora. I’d say that this is a step above my normal drug store brands like CeraVe and Cetaphil, but still a tier below more premium options like Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant. Laneige is the sister company of AmorePacific, which is a luxe Korean beauty…