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A Skin Frenemy? – Nano-sized Chemical in Sunscreen & Cosmetics May Raise Cancer Risk: Study

The next time you buy a skincare product, you might want to read more about its contents. New study by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore found that nano-particles of zinc oxide in products could potentially cause cancer. Known for its effectiveness in protecting the skin against UV rays, zinc oxide is commonly used … Continue reading

Are Bad Handphone Habits Causing Your Skin Problems?

Handphones have become indispensible today. Can you remember the sinking feeling in your stomach when you realized that you’ve left home without your mobile phone and were incommunicado?  But as they have become part of our lives, daily exposure but neglect in hygiene can lead to skin problems. Pimple Breakouts: Take a look at your … Continue reading

Beauty Spots – Moles Are Linked to Delayed Ageing

The secret of supermodel Cindy Crawford’s ageless allure may be out. Individuals with abundance of beauty spots may be genetically protected from many of the ravages of time and may look up to seven years younger than their peers, according to British scientists. In a study conducted by researchers at Kings College London involving over 1000 … Continue reading

Clock-Stopper – FDA Approves Bespoke Anti-Aging Injection

By Michelle Wenli Age-phobes now have another reason to smile — FDA has approved laViv, a personalised anti-aging injection developed by Fibrocell Science to smooth smile lines. This new cell therapy uses a person’s own fibroblasts (skin cells which builds collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid) to help stimulate tissue regrowth, increase skin elasticity and soften … Continue reading

The Beauty Apocalypse – Year 35.09

By Michelle Wenli According to a Japanese study, 35.09 is the EXACT age when beauty fades and our faces crumble. Yes…researchers from Fukui University and SK-II have concluded that the age of 35.09—or 33 days past your 35th birthday—is the precise moment that the ticking beauty time bomb goes off: You may start looking older … Continue reading