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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Beauty products to feed our minds

Some of you have probably read the news story about Nicky Taylor who ditched her haircare, skincare and makeup routine to go completely bare for six weeks as part of her first scientific experiment to find out how she will look and feel without the aid of the avalanche of expensive modern beauty products. It’s…

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Rose Hip Oil for beautiful healthy skin

I heard about rose hip oil from a friend two years ago but didn’t have a chance to find out more or try out related products.  The closest I got to was drinking rose hip tea.  Recently my interest in this oil was renewed again after I came across many women raving about it in the beauty forums.  Rose hip…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil for beauty inside out

I’ve not been eating my Omega-3 Fish Oil as regularly as before but today, after visiting Makeupalley, I quickly gulped down two.  You see, Omega-3 Fish Oil was featured on today’s review with 70 reviewers raving about its benefits and giving it a rating of 4.8 out of 5. Some of these reviewers have been taking fish oil for years…

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