5 Sunscreen Mistakes to Avoid

  It’s official. Sunscreen is one of our best defences against skin aging. Researchers have found that it not only protects you from sunburns and skin cancer, it also guards against photoaging: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.1 However, there is a catch. Sunscreen has to […]

Broad-Spectrum Sun Protection: Why you need it indoors and out

Most of us know that exposure to UV rays damage our skin. “A is for Aging, B is for Burn’’ is a simple way to remember that UVA leads to premature aging (wrinkles, roughness, hyperpigmentation), while UVB causes sunburns, and both contribute to the development of skin cancer. Besides ultraviolet rays, we have to be […]

#Skinclusivity: Beauty in every skin tone

Today, when diversity is celebrated, do people still hold prejudices on skin color? Perhaps not openly, but all of us have implicit biases influenced by our experiences and environment. Like it or not, people tend to prefer others who are similar to themselves. Implicit biases are attitudes and stereotypes that are largely unintentional and outside […]

Caring for Rosacea-prone Skin

Tip 1: Choose suitable products According to surveys by the National Rosacea Society, patients reported that the following ingredients may trigger rosacea: alcohol (66 percent), witch hazel (30 percent), fragrance (30 percent), menthol (21 percent), peppermint (14 percent) and eucalyptus oil (13 percent). Astringents and exfoliating agents may also be too harsh for skin with […]

Red-faced over Rosacea?

“My face looked like a tomato, and people thought I was blushing when there was initially nothing to be embarrassed about,” said Jennifer Lim*, a 32-year-old office worker. “The worst part was, the flushing and looks from others made me self-conscious and embarrassed.”  Jennifer has rosacea, a chronic facial inflammatory skin disorder characterized by flushing, […]

Disarming Common Rosacea Triggers

According to a patient survey by The National Rosacea Society, sun exposure, emotional stress and hot weather were the top three most common trigger factors for rosacea, affecting 80%, 79% and 75% of patients, respectively. Before you think of moving to Yuko in Canada, do note that paradoxically, wind and cold weather are also common […]

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Can eating fern extract protect your skin from the sun?

For decades, dermatologists and beauty experts have warned of the damaging effects of UV radiation and preached the importance of sun protection to minimize premature skin aging. Even those of us who spend most of our time indoors are not spared, as UV radiation can pass through windows and damage our skin while we are […]

Esthewhite and Estheshield Colourless Carotenoids

Whitening from the Inside with Colourless Carotenoids

  Carotenoids are natural sun protectants found in plants such as carrots, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. Carotenoids absorb harmful UVA and UVB rays and suppress free radicals that lead to premature ageing and dark, uneven skin tone. All carotenoids are derived from the colourless carotenes phytoene and phytofluene. Colourless carotenoids lighten and even out skin […]

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Understanding Rosacea: Immune Response and Inflammation

Our immune systems are our body’s first line of defence against infection-causing bacteria, viruses or other pathogens. The activation of the immune system results in an inflammatory response as the body protects and fends for itself. A properly-functioning immune system is activated by the presence of harmful or unwanted substances, and the inflammatory response ceases […]

Tips for Covering Up Rosacea

Many people with rosacea struggle to find suitable products to cover skin redness and does not exacerbate symptoms. Cathy, an active user on a rosacea support forum, expressed her frustrations “I’m beginning to think that there really isn’t any product that covers really well yet doesn’t look like I spackled on a ton, and doesn’t […]