Entries by Chelsea Ng

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 […]

Brassica Superfoods for Skin Health

Brassica Superfoods for Skin Health The Brassica Oleracea family is a plant species that includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower among others. These vegetables are full of antioxidants, are high in vitamin, minerals, fibre, as well as beneficial phytochemicals. This family of vegetables contain many beneficial plant compounds. These include vitamins C and E, carotenoids, antioxidant […]

Vitamins for Skin Superfoods – Spinach

Vitamins for Skin Superfoods – Spinach Spinach, or Spinacia Oleracea, is a leafy green vegetable that originated in Persia. Related to beets and quinoa, it belongs to the amaranth family, and is high in nutritional value. A rich source of vitamins for skin, it also contains many carotenoids, nitrates and other beneficial compounds for skin […]

Lycopene Skincare
Superfoods – Tomatoes

Lycopene Skincare Superfoods – Tomatoes The tomato comes from the plant Solanum Lycopersicum, originating from South America. Despite it being considered as a fruit botanically, we usually prepare and eat tomatoes as a vegetable. It is also one of the major dietary sources of lycopene. There are many studies on lycopene skincare to support smoother, […]