Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C Serum review

This serum contains two forms of vitamin C to help brighten skin, but I'm not sure if it lives up to its claims and it's very expensive.

If you’ve been reading for a while now, you may have noticed that premium skin care products are not really my thing. Actually, premium anything is not really my thing. Kiehl’s is one of those high-endish brands that does a great job of marketing itself, but doesn’t really impress me much. If you actually take a close look at the ingredients, everything seems pretty similar to whatever you’d find on a regular drugstore shelf. Of course, it’s definitely possible that…

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…

IT Cosmetics CC Cream Review

This CC cream includes snail secretion filtrate, vitamin E, niacinamide, and other beneficial ingredients. It also helps correct redness.

On a recent trip to Sephora, I picked up a small travel size of IT Cosmetics CC+ cream (yes, I’m a sucker for browsing through those little product bins while waiting in line). This product bills itself as “Your Skin But Better” (and it even trademarked that phrase). After taking a quick scan through the massive ingredient list, I saw that it contained physical sunscreen ingredients (a mix of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), so it offered full protection against the full…