What’s the tea on tea? For starters, its origins aren’t completely clear. According to legends, however, humans accidentally stumbled upon the tea-steeping process in 2737 BC: Emperor Shen Nong was drinking a bowl of water that had just been boiled when a few leaves from a nearby tree fell into his drink. He was impressed by the flavor of the infused water and its health benefits, and thus began the history of the most consumed beverage across the globe (other than water, of course)!
Facial cleansing sounds self-explanatory—just clean your face—that’s all there is to it, right? Well, that barely scratches the surface of the when, how, and what. When should we be cleansing our faces, how should we do it, and what we should be using?
A legendary and culturally significant plant in Asia, bamboo represents longevity, integrity, and resilience. The practical uses for this unassumingly strong and flexible plant are endless: its tender shoots are eaten in Asian cuisines, its fibers are woven into durable textile, and its stalks are used in construction and architecture. Given its unparalleled versatility and sustainability, it should come as no surprise that bamboo is also an increasingly prominent ingredient in Asian skincare. Bamboo’s silent strength becomes its beauty, an insightful glimpse into the Asian values that connect simplicity and elegance together.
Today’s just one of those days. A stay-home-in-pajamas, call-in-for-pizza-delivery, binge-watch-Stranger-Things kind of day. And that’s perfectly on theme, because August 10 is National Lazy Day!
If you’ve tuned in to our last article on the Glowie Blog, you’ll know the kind of Asian Beauty toners we love for summer: lightweight and refreshing! Naturally, our preferences for the best summer Asian Beauty moisturizers follow the same traits. We’re looking for weightless but potent hydration, with other benefits that combat all the negative effects summer can have on the skin!
The summer heat seems unbeatable this year, with unprecedented heatwaves and humidity wreaking havoc on our skin. And as beautiful as sunny, cloudless days are this time of year, we must mention the UV damage (can you imagine our horror!) our skin is suffering during summer.
A luxurious face mask, followed by a silky cream and a nourishing facial oil massage-–if this sounds like the pampering skincare experience you’d like to give your mother for Mother’s Day, look no further than Glowie Co! We’re going to break down our favorite products, just perfectly in time for Mother’s Day. (Did we mention our fast and free shipping over $35 for all US customers?)
If you’re a skincare newbie, you’ve probably been alarmed by people recommending the use of acids on your face—a fair concern, considering a non-skincare-enthusiast’s first thought associated with the word “acid” is likely something along the lines of harsh chemical, hydrochloric, and/or hazard.
We’re right in the thick of autumn and moving towards winter; the days are getting chillier, and you can practically smell the apple cider in the air. As we swap our short sleeves for knit sweaters and baseball caps for beanies, we need to adjust our skincare routines too! The colder weather and drier conditions of fall and winter are often harsh on our skin, so here are some tips and product recommendations for healthy skin this season.
Skincare can be an incredibly fulfilling interest, but can be incredibly costly as well. We’re dazzled by literal promises of beauty, with even marketing language of brands geared towards commodifying beauty. You can buy your beauty in bottles, jars, and tubs. And, of course, with a hefty price tag. It’s easy to get caught up in sparkly, whimsical descriptions and packaging, so much so that we’re willing to dish out an extra $170 for an ounce of face cream (we’re looking at you, La Mer!) because we believe the beautifying effects will justify the cost.
A small disclaimer: We want to point out that it’s a common practice for the skincare industry to demonize or acne-shame in an attempt to create and feed into insecurities to better promote anti-acne products. We believe that all skin is perfect as long as you feel comfortable in it, and wish you all the best in your skincare journey. If your skincare journey involves reducing acne and acne scarring, please read on for more information!
It’s peak summer heat—sweat galore, skin greasy, pores clogged—the last thing you want is a heavy moisturizer that packs richness where your skin needs none. And yet, moisturizers are still an important part of your skincare routine and should not be skipped even in the summer. Moisturizers help protect your skin barrier, and hydrating moisturizers in particular will allow your skin to produce a normal amount of oil and sebum.