Face wash

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser review

This fragrance-free face wash has a pretty basic formula, so probably not worth the premium price point.

When my skin is flipping out, I pare down my routine to just the basics: face wash, sunscreen (during the daytime), and moisturizer. Absolutely no fragrances or acids—just the plainest possible versions of everything I can find. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser was my face wash of choice last time I overdid it on a clay mask and my skin protested with dry, red, blotchy patches.

AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder review

Are powdered face cleansers the future? Maybe, but this particular cleanser didn't impress me that much. On the plus side, It's travel-friendly and foams up nicely once you add water.

I just discovered the quirks of Basic Economy on United Airlines. Usually economy tickets allow you to take a personal item (a handbag or briefcase) as well as a larger carry-on bag (in my case, usually a large backpack). However, Basic Economy tightens these restrictions even further, by only allowing you to bring one personal item on board. Any other carry-on bag must be checked like regular luggage at a cost of $30. On a recent flight, I had to stuff everything into my backpack and hope for…

AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Cleansing Foam review

This cleansing foam contains triclosan, an ingredient that the FDA has banned from hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps.

I just came back from another trip and was happy to be able to use my travel-friendly bottle of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (review here). Today I’ll be reviewing another travel-size face wash: AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam, which I received as a sample. The problem with sample and smaller-sized face washes is that the ingredients may not be printed on the bottle. My bottle only listed the instructions—not one peep about the ingredients. Later, when I looked up the ingredients, I…