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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…

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…
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Best Ingredient for Acne-Prone Skin: Medical-Grade Honey

We are most familiar with honey as sweeteners in tea, sweets and desserts. However, did you know that honey is the best ingredient for acne-prone skin? This is because it has antibacterial properties and is beneficial in acne treatment?…

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…

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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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 benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations…
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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…
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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…
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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 the benefits of ingredients you can find in your…