What’s the Difference between Laser & IPL?

Many of you maybe reading this and thinking, "What? Aren't they the same thing?" There is a misconception that they are but no, they certainly aren't. As a rule of thumb, IPL is a "light" treatment, whereas laser uses laser energy. Also, IPL targets closer to the surface of the skin, whereas laser penetrates deeper. … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Laser & IPL?

What’s Skin Icing?: We’ve Tried It & So Should You

Skin Icing is probably one of the Best Kept Secret in the Beauty World. So what is it exactly? It’s basically using ice cubes on your skin (not directly of course! *note: please excuse the image above). Make sure that you have the ice cubes wrapped prior to applying it onto your skin to avoid … Continue reading What’s Skin Icing?: We’ve Tried It & So Should You

Is Moringa The New Matcha?

Since the past 2 years, Moringa has quickly become one of the most sought after superfood in the market. So what is it exactly? It is also known as Moringa oleifera, a green plant with small rounded leaves (as shown below). The plant is most commonly consumed in Africa and Asia. Interestingly enough, since 2013, moringa … Continue reading Is Moringa The New Matcha?

Beauty Products Expiration Cheat Sheet: When To Toss Out Your Beauty Products?

If like me you're guilty of buying skin care products either in bulk or have a habit of opening several products that does the same thing at once, this write up is for you. I use to have a habit of having several types of face serums, sunscreens, face creams all opened up at the … Continue reading Beauty Products Expiration Cheat Sheet: When To Toss Out Your Beauty Products?

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin

I'm probably rather late in the game to be reviewing on DECEIM's The Ordinary products. I've given the product a few good months (used it for about 3-4 months) and therefore feel that after emptying out 2 bottles of their Hyaluronic Acid + B5, I will be able to provide you with an accurate review. … Continue reading The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Review on Sensitive/ Eczema-Prone Skin

Toners, Tonics & Facial Mists: Do They Hydrate or Dehydrate the Skin?

Facial Mists For decades I've noticed women would frequently use hydrating mists on their face, most commonly on planes or at the office especially when the heater has been cranked up high. I've always wondered about this, "does the product truly hydrate the skin? If so then why do they have a tendency to spray … Continue reading Toners, Tonics & Facial Mists: Do They Hydrate or Dehydrate the Skin?

How Your Facial Cleanser Can Affect Your Skin: Cleansing 101

I've mentioned this one on of my previous post. Make sure you choose a cleanser than is hydrating to your skin. It may seem as counterintuitive but leaving your skin feeling taut after a wash only indicates that your cleanser is too harsh for your skin. Even if you have acne/oily skin it is best … Continue reading How Your Facial Cleanser Can Affect Your Skin: Cleansing 101