As a natural researcher [see: CAREER], I firmly believe in citing your resources! Here are some of my favorite references:
> Skincare Spreadsheet: I'll be sharing my own documentation and honest notes of products that I've tried - link coming soon!
> Skincare Guru Kind of Stephen: Check out Stephen Ko's site where he shares his expertise in skincare ingredients and #beautyrecaps rounding up the latest buzz in the industry.
> Peach & Lily's Blog Post on Expiration Dates: I refer to the post constantly to double check product expiration dates. This is by far my favorite explanation!
> Pibuu's Ingredient Glossary: A handy A-Z list of ingredients from esthetician and founder of Peach & Lily, Alicia Yoon.
> The Little Book of Skin Care: A personal k-beauty story from the founder of SokoGlam, Charlotte Cho. It's more of a discovery story, but it's an easy read and great beginner's guide.
> Gothamista's YouTube Videos: I love Gothamista's informative videos, especially her recent videos on hyperpigmentation!
> Nielsen Consumer Reports: Nielsen is a global measurement company and shares consumer reports which are available to the public. I especially connected with their recent report on Asian American Women, titled "Asian American Women: Digitally Fluent With An Intercultural Mindset."
> Facebook IQ: Facebook has a wealth of advertising insights and posts their reports on FacebookIQ. I loved their report on beauty titled "Selfies and Snail Slime: Analyzing Beauty Conversations on Facebook and Instagram."
For more detailed posts on what I'm reading, check out the "Blog" section under the category, "Resources."