anti-aging ingredient
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A Potent Anti-Aging Ingredient: Shiitake Mushroom Extract

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,…

Astaxanthin Blue Light Blocking Skincare

Blue Light Blocking Astaxanthin In Your 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.…
skin soothing ingredient
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Skin Soothing Ingredient: Mugwort

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…
natural retinoid alternative
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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…

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…
best wrinkle treatment
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Best Wrinkle Treatment: Oligopeptide for Skin

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…
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Botanical-Powered
Skincare: Best Natural
Facial Cleanser

Botanical-Powered 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…
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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…
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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…
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Botox Alternative:
Acetyl-Hexapeptide 8

Skincare Botox Alternative: Acetyl-Hexapeptide 8 Acetyl-Hexapeptide 8, a synthetic BOTOX alternative, has anti-wrinkle, collagen stimulation and moisturizing properties. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through…