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Liquorice Root Extract for Even Skin Tone

Liquorice Root Extract for Even Skin Tone
Liquorice Root contains liquiritin and isoliquertin, phytochemicals that lighten age spots and even out skin tone. Liquorice root extract can be used effectively to diminish the premature ageing signs due to UV radiation such as wrinkles, lines, dark spots and skin discolouration continue reading >

What causes Dark Circles under the eyes?

What causes Dark Circles under the eyes?
Dark circles are often considered as signs of ageing. However, this is not necessary true as dark circles can affect everyone even children. Learn what triggers the appearance of dark circles continue reading >

What Is The Best Type of Hyaluronic Acid?

What Is The Best Type of Hyaluronic Acid?
Known for its smoothing and plumping effects, Hyaluronic Acid diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and lines while also adds volume to skin. However, not all Hyaluronic Acid is the same. By knowing which type is the most effective, it will help you to get the best out of Hyaluronic Acid continue reading >

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate): Is It The Fountain of Youth?

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate): Is It The Fountain of Youth?
Hyaluronic Acid is a compound consisting of long sugar chains that can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic Acid provides a gel-like framework for collagen, elastin and skin cells. It plumps up the appearance of skin, and is a major factor in the skin's elasticity and youthfulness continue reading >

Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant That Helps Protect Skin Against UV Damage

Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant That Helps Protect Skin Against UV Damage
Ferulic Acid is a free radical scavenger. It is also capable of inhibiting the free radical generation. A recent study by Medical University of Łódź in Poland suggested that Ferulic Acid accelerates skin renewal and protects the skin's components such as collagen, elastin, fibroblasts and others, from degradation continue reading >

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) Soothes and Hydrates Sensitive Skin

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) Soothes and Hydrates Sensitive Skin
Due to its protective, soothing and hydrating properties; Panthenol is greatly beneficial for tired, stressed and environmentally-challenged skin. It helps strengthen skin's barrier function, plump up the appearance of skin and protect skin from pollution. Panthenol improves skin's elasticity, firmness and softness continue reading >

Resveratrol Protects Skin From Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress

Resveratrol Protects Skin From Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
The antioxidant properties of Resveratrol is much higher than those of Vitamin A, C, E, Catechin in tea, Epicatechin in cocoa, Gallocatechin in adzuki beans, Gallic Acid in blueberries and Ellagic Acid in pomegranates. A study also showed that Resveratrol has 17 times higher antioxidant activities than Idebenone continue reading >

Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) for Youthful Radiant Skin

Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) for Youthful Radiant Skin
Niacinamide increases the production of collagen in the skin by up to 54%; while it also increases the production of elastin and skin proteins by up to 20% and 100%. A clinical study showed that Niacinamide visibly improved the appearance of ageing skin and helped prevent the appearance of age spots by up to 68% continue reading >

Is Natural Vegan Skincare The Beauty Standard of Cruelty-Free World?

Is Natural Vegan Skincare The Beauty Standard of Cruelty-Free World?
I am a massive fan of natural ingredients, however, I will never rule out to use synthetic ingredients if they are proven to be better. In certain cases where the consistency is highly critical, some botanical extracts have to go through the standardisation process and can no longer be referred as natural ingredients continue reading >

Linoleic Acid For An Even Spotless Radiant Complexion

Linoleic Acid For An Even Spotless Radiant Complexion
A well-studied food and skincare ingredient, Linoleic Acid has been proven to play a significant role in the wound healing process. Linoleic Acid accelerates the skin renewal process and boosts the body's ability to repair damaged cells. Linoleic Acid is suitable for all skin types; from dry, ageing to acne-prone skin continue reading >

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Newer Vitamin C Derivative

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Newer Vitamin C Derivative
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a lipid-soluble vitamin C derivative. So far, there is no reputable clinical study to back its skin benefit. In most (if not all) studies, there were other active ingredients purposely added to support the use of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. Therefore, there isn't any reliable data for its efficacy continue reading >

Vitamin C Skincare: Why L-Ascorbic Acid Doesn't Work?

Vitamin C Skincare: Why L-Ascorbic Acid Doesn't Work?
L-Ascorbic Acid is a water-soluble form of vitamin C that has the highest antioxidant activities compared to the other forms of vitamin C. However, contradictory to its antioxidant properties, L-Ascorbic Acid is prone to oxidation. The exposure to oxygen atom in the water or air will reduce its antioxidant activities continue reading >