• peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil

    PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: What It Is, Benefits, And Side Effects

    Ever wondered what PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is? It’s in all your skincare products (or so it seems). And it must have something to do with castor oil, right? But what does it do exactly and, more importantly, is it safe? Here’s what science says: What Is PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil? You’ve probably guessed it […]

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    Do Silicones Prevent Other Ingredients From Sinking Into The Skin?

    Question: what happens when you use a serum with silicones followed by a moisturiser? A. Your moisturiser become useless. It can’t penetrate the barrier silicones leave on your skin. B. Your moisturiser is a smart cookie and easily penetrates through everything. Silicones are no match for it. C. Your moisturiser slips through the cracks silicones […]

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    Why You Shouldn’t Buy Retinol Products Packaged In Jars

    I don’t get it. Would you buy a delicate designer dress that’s “dry clean” only and throw it in the washing machine? Of course not. You know that’s like throwing $1000 down the toilet. *shudders* Yet that’s exactly what you’re doing when you’re buying a retinol cream packaged in a jar. Here’s why: What Is […]

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    Active Ingredients in Sunscreen Products

    Do you know what’s in your sunscreen? You’d better. Cos not all sunscreens give you adequate sun protection. Some are lazy and only keep you safe from UVB rays. They can get away with this because SPF only refers to the level of protection from UVB rays. Crazy, I know! If you can’t read those […]

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    Is Emu Oil A Miracle Ingredient?

    Ever wondered how the Australian aborigines healed their cuts and wounds? Their secret’s emu oil. According to legend, this unique oil can do pretty much anything, from moisturising skin to reducing wrinkles and even busting acne. But what’s the truth? Can emu oil really do all these miracles or is it just another hyped up […]

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    Quercetin in Skincare Products: How Effective Is It?

    Every skincare brand has its antioxidant darling. Caudalie has resveratrol (from grapes). Nivea has co-enzyme Q10. Korres has quercetin. Literally no one had heard of quercetin before Korres proudly showed off its name on all its skincare products. Now, it’s on everyone’s lips. Rumour has it, it can reduce wrinkles and make your skin firmer […]