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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?…

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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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…

Benefits of Licorice
for Skin

Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra extract has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pigmentation fading functions. In this ingredient spotlight series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your skincare formulations…

Rice Bran for Skin

Rice bran, or Oryza Sativa, in your skincare are potent antioxidants, protect the skin from UV rays, and helps to lock in moisture. In this ingredient dictionary series, we will go through the benefits of ingredients you can find in your…