K-Beauty Toners 101: Everything About That Oft-Forgotten Hydrating, Prepping Step
Skincare Acids: Pretty Much Everything Your Brain Can Handle About AHA, BHA, & Vitamin C
7 Cleansing Habits of the Skincare Savvy You Need to Adopt RN
Essence, Serum & Ampoule 101: What’s the Difference (& Does It Matter?)
How to Start a True Anti-Aging Skincare Routine, No Matter Your Age or Budget
Niacinamide 101: Why Every Skin Type Needs This Wonder Ingredient in Their Routine
3, 5, or 7-Skin: Find Your Magic Number For This Skin-Saving Method
K-Beauty Moisturizers 101: From Emulsions to Balms & Everything in Between
Ceramides 101: The Unassuming, Must-Have Skincare Ingredient for Healthy Skin
Graveyard Shift Beauty: The Best Overnight Workers For Your Skin
AHA 101: Wanna Get AHAs Into Your Routine? Here’s What You Should Know First
BHA 101: Why This Multitasking Acid May Be the Missing Link in Your Routine
The Mega Glow Guide 101: How to Restore Radiance to Dull Skin
How to Tell Whether You Have Dry Skin or Dehydrated Skin — And Why It Matters
Dry Skin 101: How to Have the Best Skin Ever Even If You Lack Those Good Oils
4 Steps to Dealing With Super Oily, Shiny Skin (While Still Keeping the Glow)
Oily Skin 101: How to Balance It, Get Glowing & Embrace the Shine
Combination Skin 101: The Most Confusing Skin Type Demystified
The 10-Step K-Beauty Skincare Regimen: When to Use What
What Is Rosacea & How a 5-Step K-Beauty Routine Can Help You Manage It
These 6 Things Help Me Manage the Beast That Is Adult Hormonal Acne
Help! Am I Purging or Is This a Breakout? (& Why It Matters)
Restorsea Rejuvenating Day Cream 50g
Restorsea Reviving Cleanser 200g
Sandawha Liposome Skin Softener 150ml
AZN Labs Afterglow Ampoule 35ml
True Moringa Simplicity Pure Moringa Face, Hair, Body Oil 30ml
SanDaWha Vitamin C Whitening Essence 30ml
SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum
Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set
Steambase Calendula Deep Moisture Calming Mask Box (10ea)
LEADERS Labotica Transforming Liquid Mask Kit 20ml
SULWHASOO Overnight Vitalizing Mask 120ml
MEDIHEAL Hydro Advanced Capsule Hydration Treatment 5ea
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Double Edition
A'Pieu Madecassoside Ampoule 30ml
Haruharu Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner 300ml
Care Bare Keep Calm & Zit Down Acne Patch
Everything You Wanted to Know About Korean Beauty Lip Tints
5 More Times BTS's Makeup Left Me Shook (& How to Get the Look Yourself)
How to Contour the K-Beauty Way
5 Things I Learned from Korean Makeup Videos (No Language Skills Necessary)
This Is How You Slay Your Daily Monolid Makeup Look with K-Beauty
7 Reasons Any Skin Type, Color, or Makeup Style Can Slay With K-Beauty
Try These 4 Pared-Down Makeup Looks for Lazy Days, Late Days, Any Day
Yes, Even You Can Do a K-Beauty Smoky Eye — Here’s How
Here’s How You Can Look As Good As BTS: K-Pop’s New Fluffy Brows
Guys, the CELLNCO Pen Liner Lets You Wing Out Like a Freakin’ Pro
True Moringa Moonlight Lip Whip 7ml
MISSHA M PERFECT COVER BB CREAM 23 SPF 42 PA+++ 50ml (Lightweight Multi-Function)
GRID MLBB Ultra Matte Lip Dream Catcher
MISSHA Triple Brow Pencil Chocolate Brown
A'Pieu Oil Control Film Powder SPF15
Paul & Joe Nail Polish Top Coat
Paul And Joe Illuminating Loose Powder 10g
A'pieu Skinny Brow Mascara Red Brown 4g
A'pieu Skinny Brow Mascara Light Brown 4g
A'pieu Skinny Brow Mascara Dark Brown 4g
Missha Super Food Lip Oil Berry 5.2g
Clio Pro Contour Palette Mute Hazel 19.8g
Your Scalp Is Skin; That's Why Korean Hair Care 101 Starts With Scalp Care
It’s Not Just the Face: What You Didn’t Know About the Sun and Your Body
These Masks Make It So Easy to Get Your Feet & Hands Ready For Sandal Weather
Baby Skincare: Because Even Your Little Ones Need a K-Beauty Routine
A Bath Queen Shows You How to Get Your Life With the Perfect Indulgent Bath
I Treated My Scalp with a Korean Hair Care Routine; This Is What Happened
This Is How I Achieve Silky Soft Body Skin the K-Beauty Way
This Korean Hair Care Guide Will Do For Your Hair What K-Beauty Does For Your Skin
Screen to Street: The 5 K-Drama Hair Trends We're All Copying
Mommy & Me Beauty: Skincare You Can Share With Your Little One
Restorsea Repairing Neck and Decollatage Treatment 50ml
Restorsea Retexturizing Body Butter 200g
Benamor Hand Cream Gift Set
Epicuren Tighten Up Neck Firming Cream 35ml
Tony Moly I'm Berry Mix Hand Cream 30ml
Tony Moly I'm Honey Hand Cream 30ml
Tony Moly I'm Rose Hand Cream 30ml
Reveur Non Silicon Scalp Treatment 500ml
Reveur Non Silicon Rich & Repair Treatment 500ml
BIODERMA Atoderm Hand & Nail Cream 50ml
BIODERMA Atoderm Cream 500ml
BIODERMA Sensibio Freshness Deodorant 50ml
BOSCIA Tsubaki Beauty Oil 50ml
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I'm a single mom who lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with my beautiful son. My passion is art and I hold an MFA in graphic design as well as MLIS with an emphasis on information systems. I'm an artist, designer and librarian. The job I was most passionate about was owning, along with two other women, a clothing company where I was the primary designer. I'm a risk taker with an independent spirit. I love people and am very loyal but have no room for liars and hypocrites. My sense of humor is dry, silly and I love the absurd. I'm a study in contrasts: silly/serious, quiet/out going, pop culture/tradition, private/open... Lastly, I'm obsessed with all things skin and when I discovered k-beauty I had the 'eureka!' moment. Right now I'm all about hanbang. And who are you? ?
Oh no! Catherine, are you cancer-free now? I had melanoma surgery just a few months after you. Please check your messages, so we can compare experiences privately.
Ahhh what a question!! Though I’d choose Cosrx. They make simple formulas that cut out all the crap. Their products are gentle, effective, and don’t break me out! Plus, they’re great for folks on a budget!
Yeah, so far I’d go with either Cosrx or Swanicoco for the same reasons! Most of the other brands I like wouldn’t qualify because they’re missing key categories like sunscreen or chemical exfoliants.
COSRX was on my short list. I put a lot of thought into the brands I use before deciding upon Swanicoco. I agree with the excellent points about you make about COSRX. Their formulas are simple, gentle and effective. I love how you put it because the “cut out all the crap” aspect makes me feel like I don’t need to be a chemist to understand what I’m putting on my face. I use the Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence and honey overnight mask every night. At this point the essence is an HG for me. Do you have a favorite COSRX product? Affordability is a huge selling point, too! 🌹
This makes me want to try the Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence, even though the galactomyces products I have tried so far have not played well with my skin (SKII and Missha’s Time Revolution FTE). The honey overnight mask also looks good.
My absolute HG cosrx product (and just one of my HGs in general) is the snail essence. I’ve been using it consistently for 3 years now and I need to grab another bottle since I’m running low!! My skin just isn’t the same without it.
Wow! That’s a real endorsement for the snail essence! I’ll be sure to give it a real try. I bought one at the same time as the Galactomyces 95. After trying them both a few times I gravitated to the Galactomyces. The COSRX snail essence is an HG for so many people that I’m sure I’m missing out by having mine collect dust! I’m curious about the difference for you when you don’t use it. What’s its main benefit for your skin? 🌹
That’s totally fine. It could just be a case of YMMV, since there are some HG products on here that my skin doesn’t vibe with.
For me, I can tell that my skin isn’t quite as plump when I don’t use it. It’s definitely a subtle difference, and folks with normal or dry skin may not notice a huge improvement, but there’s just this fullness when I use it that I miss when I don’t. It’s also very soothing, and as someone with acne-prone skin, that’s something I’m always interested in.
Love that question! (Plus the “Tapisphere” — love it!)
Ahhhh, one product line??? Must you??? Tbh, if I had to, I’d say Purito. I’m looking at my vanity and there is just so much Purito that I really love. There’s a variety of products and ingredients (which is why I can’t go with my beloved Earth’s Recipe), and their focus on some of my HG ingredients (niacinamide, centella), which is why I can’t go with SanDaWha, makes Purito a contender. But please don’t make me choose hahaha
Right now I have a lot of COSRX in my routine, so if you forced me to choose just one line, I’d go for COSRX. I’m really glad I don’t have to limit myself to only one product line though 😀
This question is a nightmare.
CosRX? Their snail essence is too good to give up … but do they even do a sunscreen?
I haven’t been around for a while because of health issues and just saw your reply. CosRX does make sunscreen but I don’t think they carry it on this site. From this extremely extensive and very scientific survey 😉, CosRX looks like the winner. Nice to meet you virtually and thank you for responding. 🌹
Aww so cute! Reminds me of one of the cats my family had when I was a kid.
And wow, you were not kidding about being able to open a small k-beauty shop! You will definitely have fun trying all that stuff!
After I took everything out of the boxes to take the pictures, my first thought was disbelief at how much there was. I do look forward to having fun with everything, but I was serious about giving a lot away as gifts. K-beauty has done so much for my skin. I want to help my friends understand how transformative it is. Were I to keep it all, I could practically bathe in it 😉. I have two very spoiled cats. Thanks Mariposa! 🌹
Oh my, what a beauty! The little paw 😍
My flatmate and I will be catsitting two lovely cats for her brother for a week from the 19th on, and I can’t wait to spoil those cats rotten 😋
If my current flat allowed cats and if it were bigger, I’d totally already have adopted two of my own. Well, and also if I had already successfully gone through the procedure of reversing my cat allergy 🙈
Wow wow wow! I LOVE those eclado samples, and all those sheetmasks 😍😍😍
Hi sweet Kimmy! Well, many apologies for not seeing this post earlier! Obviously I don’t spend much time on my wall. I’m too busy browsing and buying wayyyy to much! I could really use a few clones about now! 😉 ECLADO is my crush. (Swoon and gracefully collapse on the strategically placed over-stuffed, velvet-upholstered chaise lounge.) I just purchased a serum from them and I’m a tad giddy with excitement. 😘
No rush, that’s the beauty of the Internet. We’ll see each other’s comments and replies eventually 🙂
How is that serum working for you? And which one is it?
Also, I count nine beautytap cards. A beautiful display of “collected works” 😀
Oh my! All that Sulwhasoo goodness 😍
Hi sweet Kimmy, I haven’t visited my wall in a long time and just saw your comment! Yes, I have little restraint when it comes to Sulwasoo! 😘 I hope you’re doing well. My skin thanks me every day! Right now Sulwasoo is on sale and I’m in trouble 😉🌹
So relatable. Sulwhasoo, no. 1 wrecker of strong wills all around the world: RIP wallets. I’m doing well too, though my skin is still getting soothed and babied back to what counts as normal for it. Some weeks ago it threw a sudden fit out of nowhere and decided to one day up and leave its cozy Established Routine Ranch. It took the train from Irritation Station all the way to Breakout Town. I suspect accidental sun exposure that I don’t remember now. Took all actives and most ingredient-heavy products out of my lineup and that seemed to do the trick. On the flip side that means I’m less tempted to get adventurous for a while. Money has the chance to get saved for future skincare sprees 😀
I’m sorry to hear that your skin went rogue! I occasionally strip my skin while exfoliating and end up having to baby it back to health. I have a whole set of products I use for such times. I remember you mentioned a really gentle skin care product line that beautytap doesn’t carry yet. What’s it name? I haven’t purchased and Sulwasoo products during this sale because I’ve already bought an essence from The History of Whoo. I’m really excited to try it! It’s a first essence and not one of super expensive ones, but still 😊! I hop life’s treating you well sweetheart. I’ve noticed that you use the British spelling of English. Are you from Great Britain? I live very near to…[Read more]
Thanks ❤️ The super gentle skincare brand is Pyunkang Yul. It’s by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic that’s famous for treating atopic skin disorders. Their ATO line is so gentle it can be used on babies. All their products have a minimum of ingredients, and also the safest. I’m just…hhhh.. I’m SUCH a fan! My favourite is their Essence Toner, I feel like over the first 2 weeks of first using it my skin has really balanced itself out, and I always have at least one backup of it. I really hope beautytap will start carrying it someday 😊 I haven’t tried anything at all from The History of Whoo yet, but I’m longingly looking at all their pretty packaging all the time, as…[Read more]
Uiii! Lots and lots of SanDaWha! How does your skin like it?
“I’ve eaten my shoe budget for the foreseeable future” SO RELATABLE! Though last month I did absolutely have to buy shoes and limit the skincare budget, because I found the most classy beautiful Peter Kaiser heels I couldn’t live without. MAJORLY comfortable.
Is that the Hanyul Pure Artemisia Fresh Calming Water? Have you tried it yet?
waiting is really a pain but upon receiving it worth the wait🙂cheer up dear it will come soon
Thank you sweetheart ❤️ The wait is hard, but I was being tongue-in-cheek. I will admit to checking outside my door for packages several times a day, though! You are kind! 😘
i agree i do that also and i want to open it upon receiving im too excited 🙂😂
I know that feeling! Waiting on my orders too 🙏🏼😂
I have three orders completed and on the way. And a couple of them should be arriving soon. I wonder if I have the willpower to wait for all of them to arrive before I open them! I think that’s in the category of Miracle… 😁😉
I have 3 on the way too! But I definitely can’t wait for all of them to come before opening! Do report back if you do!!
I hope you’ll get it quickly ! I’m really impatient too, I hope we won’t have to wait for too long… Anyway, it will be worth it 🙂
I know this is silly and juvenile, but it would be great if we get them on the same day since we’re waiting together 😁😘
Totally ! It would be really great 😀
Wah, that’s such a cute and cheeky little prayer, I couldn’t help but click follow right away :DDD
You’re the sweetest! I’m glad you picked up on the cheeky! Taken literally, it’s just strange! 🤪