The essence step in a skincare routine can sometimes be hard to pin down. Is it a watery fluid focused on brightening and hydration, or something with more weight that brings nourishment and soothing to dry skin? Luckily, more and more brands are coming out with a variety of products they deem as “essence”, meaning more options for more skin types.
With the heat of summer bearing down on us like never before (in so many places), it can really be hard to find a way to keep excess shine, oily-ness, and greasynes at bay. Here in Colorado, we have been lucky enough to avoid the worst of it until recently, when temps have popped up to the high 90s pretty quickly.
Finding the perfect skincare routine is tough. Learning what your skin needs and responds well to takes a lot of trial and error (and can cost quite a bit depending on the products you use). Once you lock everything in though, it's amazing to see the improvements.
When I think of some of my favorite sheet masks, a good majority of them hail from Taiwan. Brands like Lovemore, My Beauty Diary, and My Scheming really have figured out how to produce some of the most thin and hydration retaining masks that I love.
My introduction to K-Beauty happened pretty much in sync with my desire to address some skin concerns that I have been battling for years. While I had tried things like Proactiv and Clinique over the years...I never really committed to a routine or stuck with a “system
6 Natural Skincare Products from Taiwanese Brand 23.5°N Tested! 23.5°N is a brand that really puts their focus on naturally derived formulas utilizing locally sourced ingredients. A majority of the extracts and active ingredients are harvested from farms in Taiwan.