30-Second K-Beauty Secret- Leave on Cleansing

There’s probably a fair amount of Kpop fans that have gotten into Korean skincare. After all, you can only look at some Kpop idol’s skin for so long before you wonder what they’re doing that you’re not!  That goes for K-Drama fans as well. Everyone in the Hallyu wave has at least had a taste … Read more 30-Second K-Beauty Secret- Leave on Cleansing

KBEAUTY-Cleansing Tools and Their Uses

Hi guys! So, yesterday I made a post on how to clean your facial cleansing brushes, and earlier this week, I finally bought a new silicone cleansing pad to replace my facial brush, so I thought, why not do a blog on the different cleansing tools? Today we’ll be going over the 3 basic types of cleasnig tools that you can use. They’ll be the facial brushes, silicone pads, and sponges. Of course, there’s different variations in each category, like electrically powered brushes, but we’ll just stick to the general categories today.

Facial Brushes


Facial Brushes are basically brushes made of soft fibers that have a sort of handle at the end. You would wet the brush, dab a bit of your favorite cleanser on the bristles, and cleanse you face in a circular motion with the brush. It’s extremely soft and non-irritating, so those with extremely sensitive skin would probably enjoy it.


  • Extremely Gentle
  • Manual brushes are very cheap.
  • Deeper cleanse than when using hands
  • Long fibers can clean hard-to-reach areas like the corners of the nose


  • Have to be replaced every 3 months
  • Have to be sanitized at least once a week
  • Bristles take a long time to dry completely (Usually around 8 hours)

If you are looking for a facial brush, here are some good options:

Cleansing Sponges


Facial sponges work similarly to the facial brushes, only these cleansing tools have woven fibers instead of bristles. It can vary depending on the sponge shape, but they are also often able to reach harder-to-reach areas. Sponges often need to be sanitized weekly as well. Place the sponge in steaming hot water for around 4 minutes, then let air dry. Be sure to replace them at least every 3 months!


  • Dries quickly
  • Easy to sanitize
  • Portable
  • Requires a very small amount of


  • Needs to be sanitized weekly
  • Must be replaced every 3 months
  • Konjac sponges may disintegrate over time

Here are a few popular options for sponges:


Silicone Pore Brushes


Silicone pore brushes are probably the newest addition to the mainstream family of cleansing tools. They work in a similar manner as the sponge and brush, but the advantage is how it doesn’t have to be replaced, and it doesn’t have to be sanitized. Because they’re made of silicone, bacteria won’t be able to grow on them, which means no need for sanitization. If you really want to clean it, just throw this into a cup of boiling water to sterilize it.


  • Long-lasting (Can last for years)
  • No need for sanitation
  • Dries quickly
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Very Cheap


  • Handle on the back make be hard to grip for some

Here are some options for those looking for a silicone pore brush!

Hope this review helped anyone looking for a new cleansing tool! I’ve used all three cleansing tools before, but I definetely feel like the silicone pore brush is the best deal. It works just as well, if not better, than the other tools, and I don’t have the hassle of cleaning and replacing it all the time. That said, I know everyone’s skin is different, so try and see which one would be best for you!


How and When to Clean Your Facial Brush



Facial brushes are great. They’re easy to use, usually cheap, and offer a deeper cleanse, all while being extremely gentle on my sensitive skin. That said, do you ever wonder what’s crawling around in them after awhile? Sure, we always make sure our facial brushes dry out completely ever day, but there’s only so much that can do. Even just a few days is enough time for the bacteria to grow. Bacteria on your brush means bacteria on your face, and we need to avoid that at all costs.

 How Often Should I Clean My Facial Brush?

A facial brush lasts around 3 months before it has to be replaced. However, during those 3 months, you want to keep it in the best condition possible. It’s reccomended that you clean it at least once every week. I like to do it at least twice a week, just to be sure. You can never be too clean, so what’s there to lose other than a couple minutes?

How to Clean a Facial Brush

I’m going to show you 2 ways that you can clean your brush. The first is mainly focusing on killing bacteria, while the second is focused on cleaning the brush and nourishing the fibers.

For the first method, here are the things you’re going to need.


  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • A bowl
  • Your facial brush

Take the rubbing alcohol and pour it into a bowl. You don’t need too much, but you need enough to submerge your facial brush. Put the brush in the alcohol and swish it around, getting it on all the fibers. Leave it in for another 2 minutes, then dry it in a cool, dry area. Leave it to dry naturally, and make sure that it’s completely dry before you use it again. Do this at least twice a month.


Method 2- The Weekly Cleanse

This method is for a lighter cleanse on the brush. It isn’t as heavy and powerful as the alcohol, but it’s good for daily use and nourishes the brush as well. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap (Or any foam/liquid facial cleanser)
  • Olive oil
  • A bowl

Mix the soap and olive oil in a 1:1 ratio, enough to submerge the brush. Once they’re mixed evenly, dunk the brush head in the mixture and work the cleanser into the face brush. Make sure to clean it well, and don’t miss anything! Once you’ve massaged it into the brush, wash it off and air dry until it’s completely dry. Do this at least once every week.

This will work for makeup brushes as well. Using both methods ensures that the brush is kept squeaky clean, and is still being nourished. The fibers will be bacteria-free, but they won’t be dry or brittle. Make sure to use these methods weekly!








Spring is here, and summer is soon to come, which means vacations, and staying out in the sun. Which, of course, leads to sunburned skin. Most people have a sunburn at least once in their life, and it probably isn’t the happiest moment in their life that they can relate to. In addition to be damaging to the skin’s healt, sunburns just look bad. While some people don’t mind a little tan, nobody likes to sport the lobster-face look for over a week.

During the time that your skin is sunburned you have to be especially careful with what you put on it. It’s best not to wear makeup, and exfoliants, manual and chemical, should be avoided until the skin heals. So, what can you do to try and heal the damaged, red, flaky, skin? Try Kukui Nut Cream.




Kukui is a nut that originates from Hawaii, and was often used by Hawaiian royalty for its moisturizing properties. The nut shell can often be seen on different jewelries, but the nut itself is a real skin-saver, especially for sunburned skin. It helps to moisturize skin, which is essential in order to speed the skin’s healing process, and it also helps to even out the skin tone. It also contains Vitamin A, C, and E, which all help to even out the skin tone, as well as prevent free-radical damage to the skin’s cells. It’s able to penetrate to even the deepest layers of skin, giving moisture from within.

I’ve personally had a fast recovery from a moderate sunburn with the cream, but Kukui Nut Oil has also been recommended by many people for sunburn damage.


Oils of Aloha Kukui Cream, Fragrance Free-here for $15.95

Oils of Aloha Kukui Oil-here for $16.99


If anyone is willing to share their experiences with Kukui Nut products, comment in the section below! Have a happy spring and summer, without getting sunburned!

MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Review





Hi everyone! I’m back with another review, only this time it’ll be for an the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule, not another chemical exfoliator or brightening agent, but an all-around k-beauty treat! This week’s star is the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule. It’s been on the market for a long time, but it still is a great ampoule when it comes to price and all-around effectiveness for me. Let’s start with the Ingredients overview!

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Key Ingredients:

The ingredients list are listed down below:

Snail Secretion Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycereth-26, Punica Granatum Extract, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Trehalose, Copper Tripeptide-1, Human Ogliopeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glyocol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Coptis Japonica Extract, Disodium Edta


We’re going to focus on the first two ingredients, Snail Secretion Filtrate (aka Snail Mucin), and Sodium Hyluronate.

Snail Secretion Filtrate (Snail Mucin)


Yes, I know. I hate the thought of snails anywhere near me, much less touching me. But snail mucin is a different story. From hydration to lightening acne scars, snail mucin is basically and all-around wonder. Plus, the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule has an 80 percent concentrate of it, so might as well know what it is! Here’s a list of the many benefits of slathering the snails’ trails on you skin!

  • Heals acne/acne scars. This mucin works on the snails to heal any scars or cuts on the snail, and it works in a similar way for our skin
  • Firms Skin
  • Helps with anti-aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines
  • Moisturizes and replenishes the skin
  • Supports cell regeneration, which results in all the wonderful outcomes listed above!

So, willing to try snail mucin after reading all the benefits? So am I. But that isn’t the only star ingredient in the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule!

Sodium Hyluronate




At first glance, Sodium Hyluronate just sounds like another filler ingredient- long and hard to pronounce. But, don’t be fooled by its science-y name. Sodium Hyluronate is the sodium salt form of Hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient when it comes to moisture. What does it do?

Hyaluronic acid isn’t an acid in the same sense that vitamin c or a BHA agent is, but instead is a naturally occuring chemical in our body. It works to act as a sort of cushioning agent for our skin, as well as our joints, eyes, and hair. Our body’s ability to produce this acid declines as we age, thus leading to fine lines, wrinkles, etc.

Hyaluronic acid is a great humectant, with their ability to attract and attain over 1,000 times their weight in water. What does that mean for our skin? The hyaluronic acid is able to keep more water molecules trapped within our skin, which means more moisture for us!


MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Review




  • Reduce the appearence of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deeply moisturize the skin
  • Brighten and correct hyperpigmentation


The texture of the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule can be off-setting to some, but I enjoy it, actually. It’s not completely viscous, but rather has a somewhat jelly-like texture that’s very unique. It’s really only a texture that other snail products have. However, it does sink in pretty quickly, and the texture of the ampoule itself disappears within about a minute or so. It has a slight cooling effect, which I enjoy.



The Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule is probably what I would give as one of the safest products to step into the k-beauty world with. Although it isn’t something that will be able to completely clear skin within a week, it’s a great ampoule, especially for the price. The ampoule delivers on what it promises, moisturizing, plumping, and fading hyperpigmentation. I think I love it as a secondary step, but it won’t be able to solve all my skincare worries. However, for the price, it’s such a great buy. For only $10, it’s an all-around skincare worker, so I bring it with me wherever I go, and it’s been working great for me.

Rating (Out of 5): 4. I’ve been using this product for around 6 months, and I’m currently on my 4th bottle. It’s a wonderful all-around worker, with a great price, but the product alone won’t be able to cure all my skincare concerns.

Interested in buying the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule? Get it here for $9.96 on Amazon.

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