skincare, sweets, and Oxford commas


Hi! I'm Jen.

Based on my seasoned experience with acne, I’ll provide no-fuss skincare advice. I'm excited to share my favorite products and methods with you all!

My skincare philosophy: try everything within reason, and stick with what has efficacy. Whether that's Korean skincare, dietary adjustments, medical prescriptions, or anything in between, I'll tell you all about the experience and the results! I'm not married to one school of thought when it comes to skincare. I love variety, and my skin used to be so bad, I've had to cast a wide net to figure out what works for me.

In my early 30s, I'm at the age when I'm still dealing with acne while on the verge of getting wrinkles, so skincare is a big deal for me. I'll document everything I'm doing to make my skin smoother and more radiant right here on this blog. See here for my current skincare regimen at any given time.

When I'm not on the prowl for the latest in acne and wrinkle prevention, I make lots of desserts and karaoke my heart out. I'm combining my loves for music and dessert in a Sufjan Stevens-inspired project in which I bake a cheesecake based on my experience in each of the 50 United States. I'm calling this project #missunitedcakes. I have a day job in marketing at a tech company in San Francisco.

What my skin is like
  • Skin type: Sensitive, combination; of Korean descent
  • Skin concerns: Acne, oiliness/shine, wrinkles, sunspots, dry/flaky patches
  • Skin shade: Right in between Custard and Ginger in NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

  • While I'm a big advocate of medical interventions for skincare, I am not a medical doctor. My recommendations of products and methods are based on my own experiences and should be regarded as such. If you have a medically serious condition, please consult a board-certified medical professional.
  • I've personally purchased and selected all products reviewed on this blog unless the product is marked "c/o" in which case the product was provided to me as a gift. No matter how I obtained a product, the opinions I express about every product will be my own.
  • This blog uses affiliate links, so if you click on one of my sponsored product links, I will get reimbursed a certain amount.
  • Opinions on this blog reflect my individual thoughts and are not in any way reflective of or associated with my employers or educational institutions.