Greys, Blondes & Bleach


I inherited my head of natural brown hair (uncommon amongst East Asians) from my dad and premature greying from my mum. It wasn’t a disheartening rite of passage spotting my first grey hair when I was […]

Skincare Snapshot, November 2019


Skincare snapshot time. These are the skincare products that I’ve been using, more or less, for the past month. Ready for the quick run-down? AM 🌞 Wash face with water only. ALLNA Organic Natural Lotion NIOD Survival […]

Top 5: From the Deciem Sale


Deciem have a good sale going on at the moment. Sometimes beauty sales consist only of obscure products that nobody in their right mind ever wanted or have a long list of exclusions. Not so […]

Some Search Tips


As you know, is an extensive database that contains over 1,920 Japanese beauty products — each manually added (and edited as needed) — so finding what you’re looking for can be tricky. The website is […]

Vitamin C, Wait Time, and pH


Do you really need to wait a certain amount of time in between applying vitamin C serum or treatment to avoid different pH levels conflicting? This is one skincare “rules” that have no science backing. If you […]

Skincare Snapshot, October 2019


I haven’t done one of these in a while; I’m back with another skincare snapshot. AM 🌞 SENGAN SENKA Perfect Whip (2018 formula) Paul & Joe Herbal Lotion Sidmool Pure Bifida 95 Ampoule JUNPAKU SENKA […]

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