Deep Dive on Exfoliation: The St. Ive’s Controversy, Chemical Exfoliation, AHAs/BHAs and Pumpkin Enzymes

Before I started blogging, I had no idea what the difference between chemical and physical exfoliation was. Nor did I realize that one could safely chemically exfoliate at home. My–albeit outdated–idea of exfoliation was from my childhood and teenage years looked like this and only this: We all know this product, right? And those that … Read more

Moor Mud in Skincare: Research + Product Review

Today I’m reviewing another celebrity favorite treatment: Moor Mud. Moor mud isn’t just one extract: it’s a thousand extracts in one. Moor mud is composed of decomposed herbs, flowers and grasses in special (moor-like) conditions over the course of thousands of years. Over 1,300 natural, organic plant enzymes, bio-minerals, trace elements, amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins … Read more

Do Face Masks Actually Work?

Masks are quickly becoming one of my favorite skincare treatments. I’m not sure if my new attitude is a product of my environment–masks are insanely popular in Asia–or if I’m just putting more emphasis on self care, but in any case, my mask base is growing quickly. I recently splurged purchased the ultra popular brand … Read more

2017 Beauty, Here We Come!

On this New Year’s Eve, I’m thinking about a lot of things. Mainly, I am thinking about how far 2016 has taken us here at Amalie. From introducing our newest WINK packaging last January after a fall of rigorous testing here in China and in your homes, to the launch of our long-awaited 2nd product … Read more