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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]