Glass for natural skincare products

One of the factors affecting my decision to buy a botanical or organic skin care product is the packaging.  I’m not talking about pretty or classy packaging.  Rather, I’m referring to how the product is stored which determines if the integrity of natural ingredients are better preserved.    Some years ago a beauty therapist told me that glass bottles, jars and vials…

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How to decode secret batch codes of beauty products

Secret Batch Code

Okay, confession time.  Do you ever bother to check the expiry date on your beauty products?  Well, I don’t.  I’ve not given this much thoughts plus there isn’t an expiration date for most products anyway because there’s no legal requirement to use expiry or use-by dates on the majority of products. In fact, only products that won’t last…

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Cleansing cream, lotion, gel or oil?

If you’re undecided whether to use a cleansing cream, cleansing lotion or cleansing oil, you might want to read up this article on makeup remover which highlights the differences as well as some of myths about cleansing.  Personally, I like using cleansing lotion and from the article, it does look like it is suitable for me because…

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Kiwi fruit for anti-aging

Move over green tea.  A range of powerful antioxidants has been discovered in the undigested parts of the kiwifruit that appears to be many times more potent.    Apparently, the fruit extract combines high essential fatty acids with impressive antioxidant properties, representing a perfect anti-aging ingredient both through topical application and oral use; with studies citing improved skin radiance,…

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Is higher SPF in sunblocks better?

Yoon Eun Hye for DHC Suncut A lot of us are probably under the impression that the higher the Sun Protection Factor or SPF of a sunblock, the better the protection.  In theory, that is suppose to be so but in reality, studies have shown that products with a SPF over 50 do not provide any significantly…

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