How Fragrance In Skincare Can Damage Your Skin (+ A List Of Fragrant Ingredients To Avoid)

Do you use skincare products that contain fragrance? Have you ever wondered if fragrance is potentially damaging to your skin? I recently wrote an article about how damaging essential oils (natural fragrant ingredients) can be for your skin. But, what about synthetic (AKA artificial) fragrances? Are they just as bad for your skin? What if you don’t have sensitive or …

Bye Bye Glass Skin? The Biggest Korean Skincare Trends Of 2020

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Korean skincare is continuing to take the whole world by storm, and every year it continues to evolve and come forward with new and exciting innovations. Korean skincare continues to be light years ahead of Western skincare, focusing on really listening to your skin’s needs and preventing damage caused by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution. Pivotal to …

Is Mugwort The Korean Skincare Ingredient of 2020?

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Korean skincare is definitely trending towards cleaner and simpler product formulations with more natural, and Asian-centric ingredients (those used for centuries in traditional herbal medicine). Say goodbye to the 10-step Korean skincare routine and products which promise ‘glass skin’, because 2020 is all about keeping it clean and simple (yet effective) by incorporating soothing, healing and protective ingredients into your …

Fading Hyperpigmentation With Licorice Root Extract (Does It Actually Work?)

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There are many ingredients available to help fade hyperpigmentation. Some of these are naturally-derived plant extracts, while others are synthetically-derived compounds. Each ingredient works in a slightly different way: by preventing either melanin synthesis or melanin deposition within melanocytes; or by increasing the turnover rate of skin cells to shed pigmented skin cells faster. Dermatological studies have shown that the …

Why Dermatologists Recommend To Avoid Essential Oils In Skincare

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There’s an increasing trend in skincare at the moment: natural skincare. You’ve probably noticed a lot of skincare brands doing away with synthetic ingredients, and offering products that feature natural ingredients instead. However, just because an ingredient is natural, doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. One group of natural ingredients that are added to a lot of skincare products …

The Best Korean Centella Asiatica Skincare Products

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Do you have red and inflamed skin? Perhaps you suffer from acne, eczema or rosacea. Or maybe your skin is struggling with changing seasons and other products you are using on your skin. There’s an ingredient you should know about that works wonders for soothing and calming red and inflamed skin: Centella asiatica – also known as cica in the …