SKINCARE GUIDE

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    How to Fix a Damaged Skin Barrier?

    I never knew how important my skin barrier is until i ruined it with anti-acne products containing ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Tretinoin and the likes. While they are definitely useful to help prevent and treat acne, they can also be extremely harsh on your skin if you are ... View Post
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    A Guide to Retinol

    In 2019, both Freda and I got on the Retinoid bandwagon (i will get into the difference between Retinol and Retinoid later in this post)! Boy, it was one hell of a rollercoaster for the both of us. If you don't already know this, i am always trying different skincare ingredients on my own face to... View Post
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    5 Reasons to love Snail Mucin

    Snail slime - or better known as snail mucin, snail serum or snail filtrate is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare products. It may sound a little yucky but read on to learn more!   Snail Mucin is an animal-derived growth factor. Growth factors are high molecular weight peptides that encou... View Post
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    Best Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin

    As a person who is acne-prone myself, it has always been a struggle finding a moisturizer that will not cause more breakouts and clog my pores. There's a misconception that if you are oily, you do not need to apply a moisturizer. If you skip moisturizer, your skin will dry out and in turn, ramp u... View Post
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    Alcohol in Skincare - Good V.S Bad

    It is known by many that the Number 1 ingredient you should avoid in skincare product is Alcohol. However, did you know that there are different kinds of Alcohol and you should not immediately dismiss a product if you see the word "Alcohol". This post will teach how to identify the good and the b... View Post
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    Know the Difference - Sensitive or Sensitized?

    Over the last year of talking to customers, i have realized that many perceive their skin as sensitive and it’s an increasing concern. However i believe a lot of people, like myself in the past, don't realize that there's actually a difference between Sensitive Skin and Sensitized Skin. Many peop... View Post
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    Benefits of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) in Skincare Products

    "I have acne, acne scarring and signs of aging at the same time."    Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. Niacinamide is a standout because of its versatility for almost any skin care concern and skin type. Niacinamide, which is also ca... View Post
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    Why are Ceramides so important?

    Constantly layering on moisturizer but still battling dry skin? Suffer from the occasional eczema flare-up, or maybe even psoriasis? You need a good moisturizer with this ingredient!   We cannot thank the moisturizers formulated containing Ceramides - which mimic the skin’s own natural moisturiz... View Post