Bask Botanik Uplifting Face Serum

2021 seems to be the year of the F.O. for me. And I mean Facial Oils! In the ever-changing state of my gradually drying skin, I have found that following up a moderately rich moisturizer with a few pats of oil does wonders in locking more moisture in. Perhaps my skin wasn’t dry enough back then, so I hadn’t yet learned to appreciate the benefits… But here we are now, and I’m currently oiling up with the Bask Botanik Uplifting Face Serum* (P600 / 30 ml).

Quick Specs: made in the Philippines

Ingredients: Helichrysum, Frankincense, Geranium essential oils, blended with Rosehip carrier oil

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COSRX Propolis Light Ampoule

Honey and propolis in skincare is not a novelty. I’ve been hearing about it for years, but I was surprised to realize that I had yet to actually incorporate it into my own routine until the COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule (PHP 1,430 / USD 28 for 30 ml) came along. Oh, henny! I am tardy to the party.

Quick Specs: made in Korea

Ingredients: Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine

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Purito Centella Unscented Serum

Ever since trying my very first cica skincare product, I’ve made centella asiatica a regular part of my routine. It began a gradual shift to soothing skincare choices, and I’m more than happy to keep that going these days. From sampling popular sleeping masks and ampoules, I have now moved to incorporate the Purito Centella Unscented Serum (USD 20.50 for 60 ml/2 fl oz) to my current regimen.


Quick Specs: made in Korea, not tested on animals, vegan

Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract(49%) (strengthens skin barrier), Water, Glycerin (humectants), Dipropylene Glycol (humectants), Niacinamide (strengthens skin barrier), Butylene Glycol (humectants), 1,2-Hexanediol (stabilizers), Glycereth-26 (humectants), Ceramide NP (strengthens skin barrier), Sodium Hyaluronate (natural moisturizing factor/ humectants), Asiaticoside (strengthens skin barrier), Asiatic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Madecassic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (improves elasticity), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (improves elasticity), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (improves elasticity), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10 (improves elasticity), Carbomer (viscosity increasing agents), Arginine (pH adjusters), Sclerotium Gum (viscosity increasing agents), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (skin-conditioning agents), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate (solubilizers), Panthenol (strengthens skin barrier), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (solubilizers), Hydrogenated Lecithin (stabilizers), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (soothes skin), Pancratium Maritimum Extract (skin-conditioning agent), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (stabilizers), Disodium EDTA, Adenosine (improves wrinkles)

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Jumiso All Day Vitamin Skincare Routine

New Year, new skincare! I’m kicking things off with a sparkling new routine courtesy of Jumiso and Style Korean. FYI: Style Korean is an online destination that specializes in serving up all things Kbeauty AND they ship internationally. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been using this month:

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Skincare Set

All day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Chloride, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Salicylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene

All Day Brightening and Balancing Serum Ingredients: Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalesis Root Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, panthenol, Betaine, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

All Day Vitamin Nourishing and Recharging Wash-Off Mask Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glucose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Fructooligosaccharides, Fructose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tromethamine, Dextrin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1), Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P), Glutathione (Vitamin G), Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Menadione (Vitamin K), Retinol (Vitamin A), Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Fragrance(Parfum)

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