Skincare Ingredients Dictionary Simplified: B is for Broccoli 

The Skincare Ingredients Dictionary by Dr. Teo Wan Lin is part of the Skin Master’s Program which offers professional training for skin experts and aestheticians. The textbook is accompanied by an online members only video course. B for…

Hyaluronic Acid Skincare: Best Moisturising Ingredient

Hyaluronic acid (HA), also known as sodium hyaluronate is a key ingredient in topical skincare products for cosmetic improvement of the skin. HA is abundant in the extracellular matrix of the skin, forming a key component of connective…
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,…
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…
a potent skin-repairing ingredient

A Potent Skin-Repairing Ingredient: King Trumpet Mushrooms

You can’t go wrong with mushrooms - they are fat-free, cholesterol-free, as well as low in sodium and calories. They are power-packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B, copper and potassium. These are not only important…

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…
best wrinkle treatment

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…