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Origins GinZing Eye Cream review

Learn all about the ginseng, caffeine, peptides, and other powerhouse ingredients that put the 'zing' in this eye cream.

I’ve always thought of eye creams like bandages—the wound is already there, you’re just trying to cover it up. Chances are, if you’re tired enough to have baggy eyes, you probably need more sleep. No amount of eye cream is going to deflate the puffiness. That said, I do get that there is some sort of psychological benefit that comes along with dabbing a bit of eye cream under your eyes when you’ve had a less-than-restful night. I tend to use it when I need to get up…

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen Review: My first Japanese sunscreen

This sunscreen provides the highest-caliber UVA protection, and blends into your skin like a dream—but it also contains potential irritants like fragrance and alcohol (ethanol).

During my trip to Japan last fall, I tried to keep an eye out for the most popular cosmetics (specifically, I was mainly interested in face masks and sunscreens). Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Essence was definitely one of the most commonly spotted products on many shelves, so it seems like it’s pretty popular.

Missha Magic Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ (No. 27) review

This cushion compact isn't exactly 'magic,' but it does do a decent job of creating a smoother complexion and a dewy finish.

People in my family don’t wear makeup, so I never grew up buying or testing it out on my face. However, now that I’m a so-called “adult,” I find that, once in a while, I need a little something extra to make myself look just a tad bit more polished when I’m off to a party, wedding, or job interview. It turns out that compact cushions are perfect for people like me who don’t normally wear makeup.