Top Korean Sunscreens

Top Korean SPF

Korean sunscreens have gotten really popular because they’re so lightweight and comfortable to wear. Here’s my favourite in each category: chemical, physical, hybrid, lightweight, and stick. The video is here, keep scrolling for the text version… Korean sunscreens are known for being very lightweight “commuter” sunscreens for everyday wear. They have really nice textures and sit nicely under makeup. They’re generally …

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How Much of a Sunscreen Stick Should You Apply?

sunscreen spf stick experiment

Sunscreen sticks are really convenient, but it’s difficult to measure out how much you need to apply, or whether you’ve applied enough. So I decided to put them to the test!  I recently did a few investigations of sunscreen sticks. I tried to work out: How much protection you’re getting with reasonable amounts of sunscreen sticks How much you would …

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Ranking Reddit’s Top Asian Skincare Products

Ranking Reddit's Top Asian Skincare Products

I recently ranked the top products mentioned in the /r/SkincareAddiction subreddit, and a lot of people asked me to rank the top products from the /r/AsianBeauty subreddit too. I thought this would be interesting because the list is very different in vibe. AsianBeauty is also very text-based, so there’s still a big focus on what works (no one likes to …

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Sunscreen absorption and receptor binding: Debunking TikTok Misinformation (with video)

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There’s tons of misinformation on the dangers of sunscreen on social media, and it seems like all of the myths make the rounds each time a new platform emerges. Currently the trending platform is TikTok. Even though sunscreen safety is a topic I’ve covered many times, it repeatedly comes up in many different flavours. I’ll break down the misinformation in …

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Parabens, Fragrance, Colorants, Talc: Debunking Bobby Parrish’s TikTok misinformation

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Bobby Parrish, a home cook and food influencer who goes by the name FlavCity, has made a number of viral TikTok videos recently about dangerous personal care ingredients. As you might expect, there’s quite a lot of misinformation in them.  I debunked a couple of them in a recent YouTube video, along with some other TikTok videos – you can …

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Propylparaben in CeraVe: Debunking TikTok misinformation

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There’s been a recent viral TikTok video from Santa Cruz Medicinals, a CBD brand that sells skincare. In it, their founder claims CeraVe is “trash” because it contains propylparaben.  Here’s what he says in the video: “Do you use this? This contains propylparaben. Propylparaben is an estrogen-like compound that is under the class of what we call parabens. Women who …

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Reviewing Top Korean Skincare Part 2

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I’ve been testing Korean skincare products I’ve seen recommended again and again by influencers. I couldn’t fit them all in one post, so here’s part 2.  If you missed it, Part 1 is here! The video is here, keep scrolling for the text version… Korean skincare products are super popular, but there are so many options it can be overwhelming. …

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Barrier Repair, Rosacea, Sensitive Skin: Products & Tips

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Irritated and sensitive skin can be tricky to deal with – whether it’s because your skin is innately sensitive, or because it’s messed up from harsh products or harsh weather. I recently sat down with my friend Hannah English to talk about our favourite tips and products for irritated skin. She’s a pharmaceutical scientist and skincare content creator who shares …

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