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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…

Anti-Acne Diet: Does it work?

An anti-acne diet plan may sound too good to be true but is there truly evidence that suggests that a certain type of diet can reduce your chance of getting an acne flare? Many people consider diet to be one of the main lifestyle causes…

Best Sunscreen and the Worst for Singapore Weather: Dermatologist Guide 

Are you looking for the best sunscreen in Singapore? What makes sunscreen effective? Turns out it is not just the formulation that’s important, but also how acceptable it is when applied on skin! This is why even if a sunscreen encompasses…

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Food for Healthy Skin: Monk Fruit

Monk fruit, a well-known favourite Chinese herb of many, has natural anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties. It is often enjoyed as a delicious tonic. In this Skin Food series, we will go through the benefits of superfoods to eat for your skin…
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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…