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Natural Vegan Skincare is The Beauty Standard of Cruelty-Free World

Natural Vegan Skincare is The Beauty Standard of Cruelty-Free World
Since I was a kid, I have been very passionate about skincare. I have learned hard way that natural skincare products deliver better results. If ever synthetic ingredients can deliver better results than natural ingredients, we will all live on pills and tablets rather than eating fruits, vegetables and meats continue reading >

Niacinamide vs Linoleic Acid: For An Even, Spotless Radiant Complexion

Niacinamide vs Linoleic Acid: For An Even, Spotless Radiant Complexion
Niacinamide in combination with N-Acetyl Glucosamine and Sunblock have been proven to reduce hyperpigmentation. While studies also revealed that Linoleic Acid promotes an even, spotless radiant complexion. It is particularly effective in reducing UV-induced hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing continue reading >

Tretinoin (All-Trans Retinoic Acid): Is It An Anti-Wrinkle or A Hype?

Tretinoin (All-Trans Retinoic Acid): Is It An Anti-Wrinkle or A Hype?
Due to the collagen-boosting and skin renewing properties, Tretinoin is sometimes used for the treatment of signs of ageing including wrinkles and age spots. However, it is known to increase skin sensitivity to UV-induced damage including skin cancer. Therefore, the use of Tretinoin should be reviewed and reconsidered continue reading >

Retinol: Why Is It Not An Anti-Ageing Skincare Product Ingredient?

Retinol: Why Is It Not An Anti-Ageing Skincare Product Ingredient?
Several studies suggested that Retinol can boost the collagen synthesis and cellular activity in the skin. However, it is highly unstable. Numerous studies showed that Retinol increases the phototoxicity of UV light. It increases skin vulnerability to UV-induced damage including the risk for skin cancer continue reading >

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Untested Vitamin C Derivative

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Untested 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 >

Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester) May Promote UV Skin Damage

Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester) May Promote UV Skin Damage
Ascorbyl Palmitate is an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. Known as a vitamin C ester, the antioxidant properties of Ascorbyl Palmitate in skincare products is questionable. A scientific study revealed that Ascorbyl Palmitate may intensify skin damage due to UV radiation continue reading >

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: A Water Soluble Vitamin C Derivative

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: A Water Soluble Vitamin C Derivative
Numerous studies showed that Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate has anti-inflammatory properties. Like Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, it is beneficial for acne-prone skin. Both of these vitamin C derivatives don't dry out skin, unlike Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid and Retinoic Acid continue reading >

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C Derivative) for Acne Inflammation

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C Derivative) for Acne Inflammation
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble vitamin C derivative. Unlike L-ascorbic acid (the standard form of vitamin C), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is not acidic. Numerous studies showed that Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate at 5% concentration improved the appearance of acne-prone skin 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 >

Why Colloidal Gold Skincare is Great for Your Skin

Why Colloidal Gold Skincare is Great for Your Skin
Colloidal Gold is a suspension of nanoparticles of gold in a fluid, usually water. It is scientifically known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A clinical study showed that nanoparticle gold is capable of penetrating deeper into the skin, therefore, it is likely to further enhance its therapeutic effects continue reading >

Omega 6 Fatty Acids: From Inflammation to Skin Renewal & Rejuvenation

Omega 6 Fatty Acids: From Inflammation to Skin Renewal & Rejuvenation
Contradictory to the popular beliefs that Omega 6 fatty acids cause a 'bad inflammation', these fatty acids have a significant role in the body's renewal process. Omega 6 fatty acids accelerates inflammation when the body is injured or attacked (infected) by microorganism(s), to speed up the healing and repair process continue reading >

Antioxidants in Rice Bran Oil: Oryzanol, Ferulic Acid and Tocopherols

Antioxidants in Rice Bran Oil: Oryzanol, Ferulic Acid and Tocopherols
Rice Bran oil is a good source of Oryzanol, Ferulic Acid and Tocopherols (Vitamin E Complex). These powerful antioxidants are greatly beneficial in preventing skin damage and premature signs of ageing. Rice Bran oil has soothing and nourishing effects on the skin, yet it helps prevent breakouts in acne-prone skin continue reading >