Know Your Ingredients

19 June 2019

by Amy Ho

Have you ever walked down the skincare aisle of a drugstore and feel completely overwhelmed by the number of choices? How would you know which product is the best at what they claim they can do for your skin? If you equip yourself with knowledge on a few common but amazing ingredients to look out for in products, skincare hunting may go a lot easier on you!




A form of Vitamin B3, niacinamide is a power antioxidant ingredient that helps improve the skin’s overall texture and tone. It ensures your epidermis is functioning well to protect your skin from harmful free radicals. But of course, that’s not all it can do for you. Read here to find out more about our favourite ingredient!


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Another antioxidant powerhouse, tocotrienols are a form of potent Vitamin E capable of delivering skin-soothing benefits as well. Tocotrienol works by penetrating tissues with saturated fatty layers more efficiently, saving your skin from oxidative stress as you’re exposed to harmful pollutants every day.


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Sunscreen Active

Titanium dioxide

In an all year round sunny country like Malaysia, it’s important to take precautions against the harmful UVA and UVB radiation. Unlike most sunscreen actives which only protects you from the UVB rays, titanium dioxide provides shields you from both and is considered no risk of skin sensitivity due to its gentle properties. If you have sensitive, redness-prone skin, titanium dioxide is what you need to look out for when buying a sunscreen.


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Skin Replenishing


Glycerin is a naturally occurring humectant found in both humans and animals. However, it becomes depleted as we age, leaving skin rough and dry. Glycerin helps keep the skin supple and soft by drawing moisture from the air around us. Remember, hydration is the key to well-nourished skin!


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Cleansing Agent

Lauric acid

The main saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil, the skin-soothing benefits of the ingredient has quickly been recognised and incorporated as a base for cleansing agents in skincare products these days. The proven immune-enhancing and antimicrobial effects of lauric acid allow it to combat acne as well.


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Reaching your goal of clear skin is not impossible. All it takes is a little time, effort, and adequate skincare knowledge!