SKIN.TO Guides - your guide to the best of Asian skincare

  • Skincare for Fall - Protecting your skin from colder weather

    The question I get most often from my customers with a change in season is whether it's necessary to change skincare to match the weather. It's very normal for your skin to act up or get irritated with seasonal changes, due to both environmental factors and hormonal changes.
  • Should I Use Retinol? Adopting a healthy mindset to anti-aging skincare

    You've heard about the magical benefits of adding retinol to your routine for anti-aging, but also the nasty side effects and adjustment period. Are you debating adding a retinol serum to your skincare routine?
  • Causes of small bumps on your skin

    Understanding common forms of small textured bumps on the skin, how to identify and treat milia, closed comedones/whiteheads, fungal acne, and keratosis pilaris. 
  • The Ultimate Guide to Layering Korean skincare

    The abundance of Korean essences, serums, ampoules, toners, lotions all touting a wide range of benefits that lead to healthy, radiant skin is as confusing as it is promising. With multi-step routines that can easily balloon and get out of hand, knowing how to layer products to maximize their benefits can help you find your ideal Korean beauty routine. 
  • Top 100 Asian Skincare Ingredients Glossary

    In Asian skincare, there's a strong focus on extracts, cold-pressed oils, herbal ingredients, and ferments to offer powerful anti-oxidants, hydrate, soothe, and boost barrier function in the skin. A lot of these ingredients can be foreign to those who want to experiment with Korean or Japanese skincare products for the first time. I've made sure to list the top benefits of each ingredient. 
  • SKIN.TO 2022 Wrap + 2023 Plans

    Last week I published a year-end survey, and within 2 days we got 150+ responses telling us about experiences shopping with SKIN.TO and giving us amazing feedback and ideas on how we can serve them better. As a wrap-up for the year, I've written about the ways we plan on improving SKIN.TO in 2023 to meet your needs, while also addressing some feedback on things we can't action on.