My fellow mainland Asian Americans, we need to talk about Hawaii.
And no, not to gush about the typical touristy BS about palm trees, luaus, and lush natural wonders of the islands, but to check our attitudes towards visiting the islands and engaging with Hawaiian culture.
Chances are, you’ve heard about the Korean beauty industry.
Maybe your favorite beauty vloggers tried out the infamous Korean 10 step skin care method, or perhaps you’ve noticed Sephora’s expanding Korean beauty section. Ingredients that I like to call, “So Weird They Must Work, Otherwise Why Would You Touch Them, Let Alone Slather Them On Your Face” like donkey milk, placenta, and fermented yeast are common in these products designed to reduce signs of aging, brighten complexion, and hydrate the skin.