• eyeseryl skincare benefits

    Can Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 (Eyeseryl) Really Reduce Puffy Eyes?

    Can you believe you still have to put cucumbers onto your eyes to make your puffiness disappear? It’s 2014. Surely we should have a more advanced treatment by now? I mean, what the heck have cosmetic scientists been doing all this time? Well, there’s something. A peptide called acetyl tetrapeptide-5. Nickname: Eyeseryl. It’s the latest […]


  • Spotlight On Resveratrol

    Sometimes, I regret being a teetotaller. I don’t like the strong taste of alcohol. It has no health benefits, anyway so I don’t feel like I have to make an effort to get used to it (unlike green tea, ya know). The only exception? Wine. Wine is rich in resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that keeps […]


  • evening primrose oil in skincare

    Spotlight On Evening Primrose Oil

    Using evening primrose oil to ease your PMS? Don’t bother. Science says it doesn’t work. Bummer, I know. But this oil is far from useless. It does wonders for your skin. Listen up (or read on… whatever…): What The Heck Is Evening Primrose Oil? Evening primrose (or oenothera biennia, to use its full scientific name) is […]


  • Know Your Ingredients: Beta-Glucan

    What it is Beta-glucan is a sugar that can be derived from oats or yeast. What it does Beta-glucan is an anti-inflammatory agent that can soothe redness and sensitive skin. In addition, it has weak antioxidant properties. Side effects Beta-glucan is generally considered to be safe. (Sources: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, February 2007; and […]


  • Know Your Ingredients: Tocopherol

    What it is Tocopherol, or Vitamin E, is naturally produced in sebaceous glands. The type used in cosmetics is usually derived from vegetable oil. What it does Tocopherol is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from exposure to UV rays as well as from environmental exposures to ozone. In addition, Tocopherol also hydrates skin. […]


  • Know Your Ingredients: Phytic Acid

    What it is Phytic Acid is naturally found in most cereals, nuts, legumes and oil seeds. What it does Phytic Acid has antioxidant properties. Side effects Phytic Acid is generally considered to be safe. (Source: Free Radical Biology And Medicine, 1990)