Entries by Tan Xin Yee


A Potent Anti-Aging Ingredient: Shiitake Mushroom Extract

There are nearly 150,000 different known species of mushrooms in the world. Some of the most popular are shiitake, reishi, maitaki, enoki, oyster and cordyceps. They contain polysaccharides, long-chain molecules composed of sugar units, which are responsible for their action as immunopotentiators. When it comes to skincare, mushrooms are good for their lightening antioxidant properties, helping […]

Astaxanthin Blue Light Blocking Skincare

What is Astaxanthin?  This compound is responsible for the red-orange pigment in many marine animals such as lobster, shrimp, salmon, and more. It is a xanthophyll carotenoid. Unlike other carotenoids however, it cannot convert to Vitamin A in the body.  Due to its unique structure, astaxanthin is more active than other carotenoids like zeaxanthin and […]


Skin Soothing Ingredient: Mugwort

Medicinal plants and botanical extracts are often marketed in skincare as providing naturally-derived ingredients for skin health without harsh or irritating side effects. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will be learning more about Mugwort, a popular botanical skin soothing ingredient, its benefits for the skin and how it can be incorporated into our skincare. […]


The Antioxidant Benefits of Herbs

Herbs have been used since ancient times for their medical properties. Now, both fresh and dry herbs are commonly incorporated into food to enhance flavor. These include parsley, basil, mint, rosemary and more. Herbs not only add enticing aroma and fresh flavour to food, they also bring many health benefits. In this Skin Food series, […]


Best Wrinkle Treatment: Oligopeptide for Skin

Peptides prompt one’s cells to produce more collagen, the most abundant protein in the skin. They help stimulate collagen production and fight fine lines and wrinkles. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through the benefits and role of oligopeptides in anti-ageing products. What are peptides? Before explaining what oligopeptides are and how they […]