Entries by Chelsea Ng

Anti-Acne Diet: Does it work?

Anti-Acne Diet: Does it work? An anti-acne diet plan may sound too good to be true but is there truly evidence that suggests that a certain type of diet can reduce your chance of getting an acne flare? Many people consider diet to be one of the main lifestyle causes of hormonal acne. Is there […]

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Bakuchiol: A Promising Natural Retinol Alternative

Bakuchiol: A Promising Natural Retinol Alternative Bakuchiol is a new trendy ingredient in cosmetic skincare products, working as a retinoid analogue, mimicking the effect of retinol such as stimulating cell turnover, combating dark spots and re-densifying the skin. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will be looking at Bakuchiol, this up and coming ingredient that […]

Soy Extract: Best Natural Skincare Ingredient

Soy Extract: Best Natural Skincare Ingredient While the soybean is a dietary staple in most Asian countries, this subtropical plant’s cosmetic benefits are less heard of. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations – starting with the the benefits of soy for your skin, […]

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Benefits of Grape
Seed Extract for Skin

Benefits of Grape Seed Extract for Skin Long before grape growers started putting labels on bottles, the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans were growing grapes. In history, people have been using different parts of the grapevine for medicinal and cosmeceutical purposes – and for good reason. Therefore, a natural byproduct of the […]

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Caffeine for Skin

Benefits of Caffeine for Skin Many of us start our days with some form of caffeine in our cups – and increasingly, on our skin. But just as actively as some people love coffee, others dislike it. Similarly, caffeine in our skincare is a controversial ingredient. These days it’s not surprising to find caffeine in […]

Benefits of Licorice
for Skin

Benefits of Licorice for Skin Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra extract has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pigmentation fading functions. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations – starting with the benefits of licorice for skin. What is licorice? Licorice is derived from the plant […]

Rice Bran for Skin

Rice Bran for Skin Rice bran, or Oryza Sativa, in your skincare are potent antioxidants, protect the skin from UV rays, and helps to lock in moisture. In this ingredient dictionary series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations – starting with rice for skin. What is […]

Home Hydroponics: The Basics

The Basics of Home Hydroponics Interested in growing your own organic produce? Are you living in an apartment or urban city? Home hydroponics is an easy way to get the farm to table experience right in your own home. In this article, we will go through the benefits of home hydroponics and introduce the Urban […]