Rosa’s Bio

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Bio:

Salutations! My name is Rosa. I graduated college back in 2014 with an associates degree in photography. When I’m not working, you can catch me daydreaming about Lord of the Rings or watching videos about dogs. I love to read, cook, shop for makeup, and watch Asian television. Looking through Asian cosmetic magazines first peaked my interest in Asian beauty, but it was Charlotte Cho’s “The Little Book of Skincare” thatย finally turned me towards the skincare craze.

Skin Story:

Skin Type: Combination, Sensitive Skin

Problems:

  • Oily t-zone
  • Hormonal acne
  • Easily irritated skin

Story:

My skin troubles hit around the same time as everyone else; middle school. There wasn’t a patch of skin left unblemished and even Proactiv’s so called wonder routine couldn’t help me. Luckily with age, my severe acne turned into mild acne but the none the less it remained. I’ll be the first to admit that once my acne had turned mild, I cared less about routine. As I stated above, my skin can be very sensitive. Certain chemicals will cause “burning” sensations on sensitive areas of my face (such as my eye lids and under eye areas) or can cause my skin to dry out sand peel (like my nose and forehead). This sensitivity gave me an aversion to skincare, andย I tried to ignore my problems by saying the age old mantra; “It will all go away when you’re older.” At the age of twenty-one, it has not gone away, and it wasn’t until I started reading up on Asian skincare until I began to treat each problem on its own, rather than trying to wash it away with harmful chemicals and “miracle cures”.

Skincare Routine:

Facial Cleansers and Exfoliators:

  • Etude House Real Art No-Wash Cleansing Water (Morning)
  • Illi Total Aging Care Cleaning Oil
  • Lush’s Herbalism exfoliating Cleanser
  • Neogen’s Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine

Toner:

  • Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Toner
  • Cosrx BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

Actives:(Once a day, every other day)

  • Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel
  • Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Essence:

  • Skin79 Golden Snail Intensive Essence

Serum & Ampoules:

  • It’s Skin Prestige Serum Red Ginseng D’escargot
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

Moisturizing Lotions and Creams:

  • Thank You Farmer True Water Light Gel Cream
  • Cosrx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream
  • Skin Watchers Green Snail Intensive Cream

Acne Treatments:

  • Mizon Tea Tree Tock Blemish Spot

Sleeping Pack:

  • Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack
  • Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Masks:

  • Favorite sheet masks include; My Beauty Diary Imperial Birds Nest mask, Mamonde sheet masks, Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask, Goodal Dandolion Sheet Mask
  • I’m from Honey and Volcanic Clay Masks
  • Innisfree Canola Honey Wash Off
  • Bonvivant Botanical Mellow Clay Masks
  • Laneige Multi berry Repairing Mask

Top 5 Favorite K-Dramas

  1. Reply 1997, 1994, and 1988
  2. Healers
  3. Oh My Venus
  4. Fated to Love You
  5. Coffee Prince