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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Eat human placenta for beauty?

Barbie Xu or Da S (徐熙媛) who said recently that she is keen on eating her sister’s placenta to enhance her beauty had apparently caused a media stir.  Though she later clarified that she had meant it as a joke, I believe she might have been really keen on the idea because I had learnt…

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Whiten your skin safely and gently

Earlier this year, I wrote an entry Whitening the Asian skin, where I highlighted that Asian skin has been found to contain more and bigger melanosomes and melanocytes and have longer dendrites than those of Caucasian skin. In addition, because the color of our melanin tends to be darker and the stratum corneum is very…

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