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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Younger skin with Coenzyme Q10?

Image credit: Kim Hee-Seon for DHC Korea advertisement Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is well known as an anti-aging agent and often used as a food supplement.  Increasingly, there are more skin care products in the market with Coenzyme Q10, promising to give us younger looking skin. From what I’ve gathered, Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance…

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Green tea antioxidants for beauty

We all know green tea is a healthy drink but did you know that it can also work wonder when applied directly to the skin?  Various clinical research have shown that the potent antioxidants found in green tea help skin resist external pollutants, thereby slowing down ageing.  The tea extract when applied, can improve the elasticity of…

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I’ll buy only if you have good skin

I was surprised to find myself being served by a man who resembles a transvestite at Stila counter the other day.  While I was fine with being served by him, I found the practice rather strange because I expect to be served by a lady when buying my cosmetics or skincare products. Not only that, I expect these…

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