How to reverse Botox and look more natural

July 31st, 2023

Hey, beauties! Have you ever regretted getting Botox injections and wished you could return to your natural look? Well, you’re not alone. Many people who have tried Botox end up feeling unhappy with the results and want to undo the … Read more

Probiotics and Prebiotics for Cancer Prevention and Therapy: How Microbes in Our Gut Can Influence Our Immune System, Metabolism, Inflammation, and Response to Treatment

May 23rd, 2023

The microbiome and cancer are closely related, as the microbes that live in our gut and other body sites can influence our immune system, metabolism, inflammation, and response to treatment. Some microbes can also cause or prevent cancer by producing … Read more

Do DNA-repairing enzymes help skin hyperpigmentation?

May 19th, 2023

Hi everyone! You might have heard of DNA-repairing enzymes as a way to prevent skin aging and damage from UV rays, but did you know that they can also improve your skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation?

DNA repair enzymes are … Read more

CeraVe Renewing SA Facial Cleanser as an Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

May 15th, 2023

If you are looking for a gentle and effective way to treat your dandruff, you might want to try CeraVe Renewing SA Facial Cleanser. This product is not a shampoo, but a facial cleanser that contains salicylic acid, a … Read more

Does micro-needling cause skin cancer?

May 14th, 2023

Micro-needling is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny punctures in the skin with fine needles. It is said to improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles, pores, and stretch marks by stimulating collagen production. However, some may wonder if … Read more

Spirulina side effects

April 17th, 2023

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been used as a dietary supplement for centuries by some cultures. It is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids, and it may have various health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, … Read more

How to remove print on t-shirts?

April 16th, 2023

If you have a t shirt with a print that you don’t like or want to change, you might be wondering how to remove it without damaging the fabric. There are different methods that you can try depending on the … Read more

How to do lymphatic massage on the face

April 14th, 2023

Step 1: Prepare the lymph nodes

The lymph nodes are small glands that filter and remove extra fluid and waste from the body. They are located in different areas of the body, such as the neck, underarms, and groin. The … Read more

Carboxytherapy – use, side effects, and cost

April 11th, 2023

If you are looking for a non-surgical way to improve the appearance of your skin, you might want to consider carboxytherapy. Carboxytherapy is a treatment that involves injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas underneath the skin. It can … Read more

Why is gray hair not tinted well and how to fix it?

April 10th, 2023

If you have ever tried to color your gray hair, you may have noticed that it does not always turn out the way you expected. Sometimes, the gray hair does not absorb the color at all, or it becomes a … Read more

Metabolomics in skincare innovation

April 9th, 2023

What is metabolomics? Well, it’s basically the study of metabolites, which are small molecules that are produced or consumed by various biological processes in our bodies. Metabolites can tell us a lot about what’s going on inside our cells, tissues, … Read more

Four best DNA repair serums

April 8th, 2023

If you are looking for a way to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on your skin, you may have heard of DNA-repair skin serums. These are products that claim to use enzymes that can repair the DNA … Read more

Scientists are looking for new ingredients for sunscreens – being Mystique this time?

April 6th, 2023

A recent study shows that Methylene Blue can have potential UV protection for skin and coral reef health. Methylene Blue is a century-old medicine, a laboratory dye, and recently shown as a premier antioxidant that combats ROS-induced cellular aging in … Read more

When nothing works for your skin

April 4th, 2023

If you have tried various skincare products and routines but still struggle with acne, dryness, sensitivity, or other skin issues, you might feel frustrated and hopeless. However, don’t give up on your skin just yet. There are some steps you … Read more

Skip the expensive facial toner and use this

April 3rd, 2023

If you wear contact lenses, you probably have a bottle of contact lens solution lying around. But did you know that you can also use it as a facial toner? Contact lens solution is designed to clean and disinfect your … Read more

How to avoid the mess of henna hair dye?

April 2nd, 2023

Henna is a natural and chemical-free way to color your hair, but it can also be quite messy and time-consuming. If you want to avoid staining your skin, clothes, and bathroom with henna, you might want to try adding aloe … Read more

How can genetic tests help skincare?

March 31st, 2023

Genetic tests are a way of analyzing your DNA, the molecule that contains the instructions for your body’s functions. By examining your DNA, you can learn about your genetic predisposition to certain skin conditions, such as wrinkles, pigmentation, inflammation, and … Read more

5α-reductase inhibitor promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss

March 30th, 2023

If you are looking for natural ways to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, you may want to consider some foods that contain 5α-reductase inhibitors. 5α-reductase is an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can … Read more

Review of Makari Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50

March 29th, 2023

Sunscreen is one of the most important skincare products that you can use to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. However, not all sunscreens are created equal. Some may leave a white cast, cause breakouts, or … Read more

7 Less Known but Top Notch Beauty Products

October 17th, 2017

Note: hydrating products are not the best during harsh winters, but they are must-haves during other seasons.

1. Cosmetic Solutions Hydra B5 Masque

It is not the hydrating effect that makes Cosmetic Solutions Hydra B5 Masque stand out. Cosmetic Solutions … Read more

Is Hydrogenated Oil In Skin-Care Products Bad For Your Skin?

February 27th, 2014

While hydrogenated oil is increasingly included in skin care products, there is no conclusion about its effects on human skin. My knowledge about hydrogenated oil applied to skin is also limited, but I hope that the following analysis is helpful … Read more

Which Antioxidants In Sunscreen Add Extra Sun Protection?

February 26th, 2014

Having antioxidants in sunscreen is appealing, but how much do these antioxidants contribute to extra sun protection? A recent study published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that 10 out of 12 sunscreen products claiming benefits from … Read more

Massage for Puffy Eyes – Inward or Outward?

February 25th, 2014

Some eye moisturizers are made in the form of eye rollers so that it is easier for us to massage puffy eyes. The instructions of these eye roller massage are not the same. Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Read more

A Cheaper Alternative To La Mer

February 24th, 2014

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Crème de la Mer has been criticized by some for its somewhat mundane ingredients, and at the same time, has been considered indispensable by others. Although Crème de la Mer does not have any special anti-aging effects, anybody that endures … Read more

Eye Serum For Dags Under Eyes

February 19th, 2014


People have all sorts of expectations for eye cream – moisturizing, de-puffing, reducing dark circles, unwrinkling, anti-aging, etc. But anyone who knows skin care products well understands how tough it is to reduce bags under eyes. Unlike temporary puffiness, fat … Read more

Two Skin-Brightening Newcomers

February 2nd, 2014

For the past year, there have been some newly developed skin-brightening formulas. SkinMedica adopted 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde into its new skin-brightening product, which helps to reduce redness. According to SkinMedica’s test, this product is more effective than 4% hydroquinone. There is also … Read more

5 Effective Ways To Make Your Hair Naturally Beautiful

January 26th, 2014


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I have summarized the 5 most effective ways to improve hair, starting from the most effective. These methods make a visible difference on your hair. Please comment with your own hair-improving tips.

Replace synthetic shampoos with natural shampoos

Most … Read more

New Ingredient for Building Collagens And Elastin – Neodermyl

January 23rd, 2014


Collagens and elastin are important proteins that provide skin its firmness and elasticity. Skin care products have incorporated ingredients that indirectly help maintain and generate skin collagens and elastin for the past years. The new trend, on the other hand, … Read more

6 Best Sunscreen Products for Sensitive Skin

November 5th, 2011

(img:SkinMedica Sunscreen)SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 30+

  • Sunscreen ingredients: 5.5% Octinoxate and 8% Zinc Oxide.
  • Beneficial ingredients: Oat Kernel Extract, Caffeine, Ceramide, Soybean Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Fragrance Free: Yes.
  • Paraben Free: No.

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14 Dermal Fillers and Their Side Effects

October 30th, 2011

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  • Brands: Zyderm I (for superficial wrinkles), Zyderm II (for moderate to deep wrinkles), and Zyplast (for deeper lines, deep acne scars, and lip augmentation). Zyplast lasts longer than Zyderm I and Zyderm II. Avoid Zyplast injection at
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Sunscreen In A Pill – Polypodium Leucotomos (Heliocare)

October 15th, 2011

Almost nothing blocks 100% of UV unless you always stay in dark. So multiple sun protections are necessary if you really want to avoid photoaging as much as possible. Clothing and sunscreen can block some UV radiation, and topical antioxidant … Read more

Lavender Oil – Watch Out!

October 7th, 2011

Lavender oil is an effective essential oil to provide relaxation. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief that lavender oil is safe and beneficial to your skin, researchers have found that lavender oil is toxic to skin cells at a concentration of … Read more

Which Antioxidants Treat Wrinkles?

October 3rd, 2011

Q: Which antioxidants treat wrinkles?

A: The efficacy of antioxidants currently lacks controlled clinical studies in humans. Most antioxidants are scavengers of oxidative stress, which means they prevent wrinkles but not treat wrinkles. This include the most potent antioxidants, such … Read more

A Common Mistake by Contact Lenses Beginners

October 1st, 2011

A friend of mine complained that it was hard to put on contact lenses and with time, it could cause droopy eyelids, wrinkles and saggy skin because she had to keep pulling her skin every time she put on contact … Read more

Skin Corrector Rush

August 16th, 2011

Correcting skin discoloration has been an all-time focus in the Asian cosmetic market, but now it seems there is a skin corrector rush in US – all major beauty brands are promoting their skin corrector products. Below are 5 skin … Read more

Super Night Recharge with Red Algae Review

August 12th, 2011


A night treatment that brightens, smooths, and renews.

Ingredient Screening

Water, Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Phosphatidylcholine, Thioctic Acid (Alpha-Lipoic Acid), Docosahexaenoic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Hydroxyethylcellulose, … Read more

Preview Before Plastic Surgeries

August 6th, 2011

Now patients can preview different possible outcomes through different plastic surgery procedures using a new system – VECTRA M3. VECTRA M3 instantly captures detailed 3D images of face, neck and decolletage, and with these images, doctors can show patients … Read more

Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral – Nordstrom Exclusive

July 14th, 2011

Nordstrom anniversary sale starts this Friday. It is a good time to buy next season’s styles, of course. But don’t forget your skin. Nordstrom carries some skin care products that are not available elsewhere. One of these exclusives is the … Read more

MyHabit: Private Fashion Sale Site By Amazon

June 23rd, 2011

MyHabit, a private fashion sale site, was launched by Amazon last month. I am generally a Gilt person. There are so many private fashion sale sites today but I am still loyal to Gilt because of their aesthetic taste. … Read more

Hydroquinone – Final Amended Safety Assessment

March 2nd, 2011

Hydroquinone has been causing a lot of debate regarding its use in skin bleaching products. Its use is banned in the European Union. But in the United States, we still see hydroquinone products around, including some well-known and effective skin … Read more

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

February 28th, 2011

(img:Mother's Day Gifts)Charming Tails My Daughter, My Love Mother-Daughter Figurine by The Hamilton Collection acclaims artist Dean Griffs’ Charming Tails mouse and ladybug characters in a celebration of the special bond between mothers and daughters.

(img:Mother's Day Gifts)Diabetic Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giving Mom … Read more

At Home Hair Treatment Products That Will Change Your Hair

February 6th, 2011

You know you do not have to go to a salon to get an intensive hair treatment and spend more than 100 dollars. These at home hair treatment products will make you feel like you are just walking out of … Read more

NOW Foods – Pure Natural Oils

February 5th, 2011

You guys probably know this brand – NOW Foods. But I actually discovered their pure natural oils and butter only recently because I am generally not a big fan of natural products. There are too many so-called natural skin … Read more

Skin Redness Treatment

February 3rd, 2011

Cold whether and cosmetic irritation can cause skin redness and slight pain. Here are some simple steps to treat the symptom.

Calm down
You can calm down your skin temporarily just by using a cold compress. This is simple yet … Read more

3 Best Eye Creams with SPF

November 29th, 2010

There are not many eye creams with SPF. Eye creams with SPF tend to irritate the eyes. The following ones won’t. These eye creams will protect and benefit your delicate eye areas. Of course, using eye creams is not a Read more

Cosmetic Skin Solutions vs. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

November 19th, 2010

I know there are some confusions and doubts about the serums from Cosmetic Skin Solutions versus SkinCeuticals. As you can see at the end of this post, the ingredient lists of C E Ferulic Serums from these two brands look … Read more

Acne Prevention – 5 Things You Must Know

October 28th, 2010
  1. Even low concentrations of comedogenic ingredients can cause acne. This is different from skin irritants and allergens, some of which do not cause problems at very low percentages.
  2. The belief that mineral oil causes acne is both right and
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Probiotic Skin Care – Is It A Hype?

October 26th, 2010

We know that probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are healthy for the intestine, but can probiotics also benefit skin? Is the new Clinique product, Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF15 with Probiotic Technology, a hype?

On Journal of Dermatological Science, … Read more

How to Choose Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin

October 25th, 2010

People with sensitive skin needs as much sun protection as others but sunscreen products may cause irritation to sensitive skin.

In sunscreen products, the common ingredients that cause problems are oxybenzone, alcohol, cooling agents (usually menthol), fragranceRead more

Are Micronized Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide Safe?

October 13th, 2010

Micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are widely used in sunscreens because of their invisibility advantage. The public is hence worried about the safety of micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The concerns are twofold: (1) skin penetration; (2) sufficiency … Read more