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4 Reasons Why You Must Always Exfoliate Before You Mask

It may sound like common sense to exfoliate your skin before putting on a face mask.  But our hectic lifestyle and lack of “me” time can have even the best of us taking shortcuts when it comes to our daily beauty regime. With the growing proliferation of sheet masks in …

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What Makes French Women So Appealing?

The lure of french beauty carries a sense of nonchalance mixed with glamour, class and grace. As young girls, we all have memories of playing dress up with our mother’s clothes and makeup. This probably began our beauty obsession with either Chanel’s ionic red lipstick from Rouge Allure, Clarin’s ultimate …

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The Evolution of Toners

In the past, toners were formulated with alcohol to play an important role in pore-shrinking, tightening and maintaining ph balance making skin less prone to oiliness and infection. For me, toners took a backseat because I don’t have oily and/or acne-prone skin; kind-of-a nonnecessity to my skincare regime. But a …

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5 Tried-&-Tested Ways to Reboot Your Skin

When it comes to skincare, we focus a lot on the products we use and how we maintain our skin. Sure, it works good if we are talking about day-to-day routine. But a sudden change in lifestyle, hectic work commitments or a bout of medical treatments can tip the balance …

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Sheep Fat That Saves Skin

I have never heard of lanolin until now. If you are an expecting mom-to-be and breastfeeding woman, you probably have lanolin in your drawer. Its also known as nipple cream – a yellowish viscous mixture that keeps nipple skin tissue from drying up and tearing during days of breastfeeding. But …

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Peeling Gels: The Next Asian Beauty Secret Revealed

For most women, the word “peel” sounds intense. But with the explosion of Korean skincare industry, peeling gel is one of the latest Asian beauty buzzword. Peels are no longer just strong acidic chemicals used to remove dead skin layer to achieve clearer looking skin. They have evolved in meaning, …

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Airplane Skincare Must-Haves That Can Save Your Face

Nothing zaps moisture out of our skin as quickly as an airplane flight. I have lost count the number of times I boarded a plane sporting my well-moisturized face only to arrive on the other side with skin that feels like sandpaper. Whether you have a job that requires frequent …

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The Latest Korean Beauty Trend: Fermentation

The Japanese may have launched the first commercially marketed fermented product, SK-II’s signature facial treatment essence with Pitera (a natural yeast extract), but the Koreans have added fuel to the fire when it comes to fermented skincare. You’re not alone if the first thing that comes to mind is a …

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Fashion Contact Lenses: Is Beauty Worth the Risk?

Fashion contact lenses are fast becoming a popular Asian beauty fad. Many young women especially teenagers across Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China are sporting that cute dole-eyed look. Big eyes (or bigger eyes) never fail to make a pretty girl prettier. But some girls take the look too far appearing …

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Are You Wearing Lipstick or Eating Chemicals?

We know that lipstick is makeup magic. You can instantly go from drab to fab. And most of us buy lipstick solely on color. But have you ever considered what your lipstick is made of? You should! Every year, we individually consume about 2.2kg of lipstick! This is not including …

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