So I finally had my much needed facial and IPL skin rejuvenation done yesterday! 😀 Naturally, my skin felt a little dry post-treatment. So I decided to get sheet-faced and put Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin mask to the test. There are quite a few options and you can buy them individually at Selfridges or by the … Continue reading Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Nanoskin Sheet Mask Review
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?
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
A truly great serum can transform your skin. However there is a myth that serums can penetrate deep into the skin, but that's not how it works. "The skin is a barrier, and with skin care even really potent skin elixirs only the top layer- the epidermis is accessible. A good molecule is a biological messenger … Continue reading Top 10 Active Ingredients You Need to Transform Your Skin: The Beauty Guru Cheat Sheet
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?
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
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?
There is always a misconception when we hear exfoliants. It does not necessary mean "microbeads" or "scrubs". It could simply mean acids. Also, I think most of my clients naturally freak out when I mentioned acids. I think we tend to forget that our skin's acid mantles pH is at 4.5 to 5.5pH. Therefore, unlike … Continue reading Physical vs. Chemical Exfoliants 101 + Know Your Acids
Cleansing seems like the simplest and most basic step of our skincare regime yet some of us still get it wrong. I've had clients who complain about their skin condition and then only to find out that their face cleanser is the culprit. I for one am guilty of using the wrong type of cleanser … Continue reading How Best to Cleanse Your Face: Are you washing your face correctly?
If you're looking for an unbiased natural beauty app that is committed to helping consumers identify the potential risks associated with the personal care products, then look no further. Think Dirty is an app to help you identify "clean" from "green washing". It not only tells you the exact content of the product but also gives … Continue reading Let’s Think Dirty!®