anti-aging ingredient

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,…
skin soothing ingredient

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…
natural retinoid 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…
antioxidant benefits of herbs

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…

Sustainable Beauty:
How Slow Beauty Can
Protect The Environment

Sustainable Beauty: How Slow Beauty Can Protect The Environment Slow beauty is a lifestyle which prioritizes health, physical and mental well-being, the environment and the wider community. It is more than just skincare. Sustainable beauty…

Skincare: Best Natural
Facial Cleanser

Arnica Montana, a natural plant extract, has anti-inflammation, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-ageing properties. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations…

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…

Caffeine for Skin Benefit

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…