Rohto Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Jelly Essence & Whitening Jelly Sheet Mask – Review

These two products have the purpose of brightening the skin, and the main ingredient in both of them is tranexamic acid. (TA) Tranexamic acid has been studied as a skincare ingredient for decades now. It has been shown that it has anti-inflammatory functions, it mitigates skin damage caused by UV rays, it helps with post-inflammatory… Read More Rohto Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Jelly Essence & Whitening Jelly Sheet Mask – Review

Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Cream – Review

Here is another review of a moisturiser from the Hada Labo family.  The main active ingredient of this moisturiser is arbutin, which is known for diminishing hyperpigmentation and overall brightening the skin tone. There’s also a vitamin C derivative in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which shares similar functions to arbutin. As in all… Read More Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Cream – Review

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant – Review

This is one of the cult products that everyone talks about. I have used one of PC’s salicylic acid (BHA) products before, but I can’t recall which one. I remember it leaving a sticky layer on my face, and for that reason, it didn’t win my heart. Generally, I am more into using wash-off BHA… Read More Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant – Review

Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

This sunscreen is not the most cosmetically elegant product out there; there are certainly better options available. Despite that, I like this sunscreen, and I am willing to repurchase it next year and let me tell you why.  This sunscreen contains a mixture of chemical filters and zinc oxide. Let me tell you upfront that… Read More Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster – Review

This vitamin C serum, like many others on the market, is inspired by SkinCeuticals’ CE Ferulic Serum. However, as this is PC’s product, the formula is alcohol-& fragrance-free and loaded with skin-benefiting ingredients. The main ingredients of this serum are: ascorbic acid (15%), ferulic acid, and vitamin E. Other, noteworthy components include hyaluronic acid, bisabolol,… Read More Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster – Review

Avon Anew Vitamin C Radiance Maximising Serum – Review

This product is Avon’s response to the hype for vitamin C serums, which started a few years ago. In short, it’s not that exciting.  This vitamin C serum includes the most potent form of vitamin C, namely ascorbic acid, at the concentration of 10%. It’s problematic to stabilise ascorbic acid and keep it from oxidising… Read More Avon Anew Vitamin C Radiance Maximising Serum – Review

Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ – Review

I think this is one of the oldest Korean sunscreens; I had been postponing buying this sunscreen for years, as I knew it would be just like many other mineral-only sunscreens – drying and ashy.  This sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, not micronised, as well as iron oxides that help to protect from… Read More Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ – Review