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Skin Care

What Is Hyaluronic Acid For? Everything You Need to Know

You probably seen the term Hyaluronic acid ubiquitously in magazines, in many skincare products and even in some body lotion. So what is this age defying miraculous ingredient that everybody swears by? Hyaluronic acid ( Hya-Lu-Ro-Nic Acid) is a sugar molecule found commonly in our skin and joints. It is a humectant which can draw moisture from air and keep your skin moist, holding almost 1000 times its own weight in water! Think it as a sponge absorbing all the water! Wow. No wonder it is able to make your skin ‘plump’ and dewy. What is Hyaluronic Acid for? As …

Skin Care

What Is Ceramide and How Do They Work for Skin?

Ceramide is a type of fatty acids naturally occur in the uppermost layers of our skin. Ceramide is the main component for a healthy skin barrier, they are the ‘mortar’ holding in between the skin cells (‘bricks’).   What do they do for your skin? Ceramides help create a strong skin barrier to prevent permeability. A healthy and intact skin barrier helps holding skin cells together to prevent moisture loss and protect against pollution and allergens. Fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations are often more noticeable when skin is dry. Preventing water loss by a healthy skin barrier can minimize these appearances …

Beauty Talk Pigmentation Skin Care

Can skin care help with pigmentation?

Firstly, how well do you know your skin? Do you know that we can classify and define different skin types like different personalities? Before we dive into the topics of skin care and pigmentation, let’s see explore what is the 16 types of skin is all about. The Baumann Skin type system is a skin-type classification system defining 16 skin personalities. In a short summary, these are the things to note of : Dry vs Oily : It determines the amount of sebum produced by your skin. Dry skin usually have lesser sebum, lesser acne whereas oily skin usually experience …

Beauty Talk Skin Care

Confused about skincare ingredients?

With so many products out there, knowing the right skincare to use can seem a little complicated. You know you should be looking after your skin but you are just a little confused about all the complex brands and ingredients. Let’s clear up some confusion. The first step towards figuring out which skincare to go for is to properly identify your skin type. It is easy to get confused between dry or dehydrated skin because both tend to feel the same – just plain dry. How to tell the difference? When it comes to selecting your facial cleanser, two of the …

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sheet Masks

Find out more trivias about sheet masks ! DID YOU KNOW THAT…. Sheet Masks were invented by Japanese Geishas. Geishas were the ancient beauty junkies. They would take pieces of excess silk they used for their garments, soak them in flower petal water, and use the sheets of silk as a sheet. The effects from rose petals then helped to calm down inflammation, reverse free radical damage, and soften skin. How innovative! 2. Sheet Masks can bring negative effects to the skin If not used properly. Excess dirt and makeup trapped underneath a mask can reverse the benefits of the sheet …