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100% natural or not?
First of all, natural has 50 shades of grey. In terms of personal care product formulations, natural ingredients can include natural ingredients (extracts, oils, butters), naturally derived ingredi...
Managing skin issues, naturally
Some of you may have known that I started Balm Kitchen in 2014 where I have made a simple body balm for my then three year old son who had Atopic Dermatitis (AD). It was from that simple body balm ...
Are you a skinimalist?
#skinimalism is the core of our products. Just the essentials for your daily maintenance of healthy glowing skin, prevent clutter (or hoarding) and save your money from buying too many skincare pro...
Have you had your smoothie today?
Scents and sensibility
Up to 100% of cosmetic ingredients will be absorbed into your skin, for real?
I am sure you will be shocked when you read any articles or blogs on how cosmetic ingredients can get absorbed into your skin. Up to 100% of cosmetic ingredients or to add fuel to fire, many will u...
What does natural, organic skincare means to me?
I have many customers asking me what does natural organic means to them and why they should buy these products over conventional skincare with synthetic ingredients. I will do my best to help you ...
Do you exercise with your makeup on?
I am a big fan of exercise and have been working out regularly. I work out at least twice a week with a minimum of 30 minutes each session. Regular Exercise not only keeps my body physically health...
How should I cleanse my skin?
Most of us if not all wash our face with some kind of facial cleanser at least once or twice a day. I am picking up a three times a day! That is way too much washing in one day even in our humid cl...
Festive eating and your skin
Have you recovered from the 'food coma' after the Christmas feasting? I hear a 'NO' and now we're onto another episode of festive feasting again! Lunar New Year is just round the corner and with th...
Meet the Skinpreneurs – Cosmetic Chemist
Our last guest for Meet the Skinpreneurs is Elham Eghbali from Skin Chakra in Germany. Meet the Cosmetic Chemist – Elham is a Cosmetic Chemist, Chief Saponification Officer and is a former Associa...
Meet the Skinpreneurs – Herbalist
Our next guest for Meet the Skinpreneurs is Natalie Wilson of Nature's Comfort Soap Company in the US. Natalie is a Herbalist who formulates herbal skincare, body care and also offer consultations ...
Milky Tomato cleansing lotion
Fancy a Milky Tomato cleansing lotion on your face? You should try it if you have oily and combination skin and the ingredients are easily available. My entire face is covered with it as I am writi...
Meet the Skinpreneurs – Esthetician
This October we are kickstarting the month with a series of Meet the Skinpreneurs in the skincare industry. Starting with the first is Meet the Esthetician. This is a fairly new term as most of us ...
Is oil bad for your skin?
Have you tried using oils on your face? Yuck! No! Never! No way! It will cause my face to break out with pimples! It will make more oily skin more greasy! Not in this hot tropical weather! I hear y...
Raw Cacao Mask
We are sharing our favourite super anti-oxidant mask – Raw Cacao Mask! YUM! It smells divine! Make extra so that you can use one part of it on your face and the other half to boost your antioxidant...
What's in the name?
'Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, Camellia oleifera (camellia) oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil (and) Daucus carota (carrot) extract*, Polyglyce...
What’s the deal with preservatives?
We have seen over the years that many consumers are turning away from cosmetics that contain preservatives. We are referring to all forms of parabens, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benz...
Are you a Chemophobia?
Happy Monday everyone! It's a brand new week with new experience! We were having a great discussion among friends in the beauty industry on chemicals, chemistry and all things related and the word ...