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2022 Skincare Trends: Facial Tools & Skincare Devices

Ep 68: 2022 Skincare Trends Part One- Home Facial Devices for Your Skincare Regime The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic thrust home based self-care regimens into the spotlight from 2020. The home facial devices trend looks set to stay in 2022 skincare trends. In-office technologies such as radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and microcurrent incorporated in home facial care devices…

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Hyaluronic Acid Skincare: Benefits Explained by Singapore Dermatologist

Ep 67: Photoaging & Barrier Function – How Hyaluronic Acid Improves the Skin Microenvironment View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) Hyaluronic acid is a well-known skincare active. While most people are aware of its function in moisturizing the skin, what is equally important but lesser known is…

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Floral Perfumes: The Subtle Beauty of a Flower

Ep 66: On the Life Cycle of Flowers and the Art of Being Subtly Beautiful The flower is a universal symbol of beauty, not just in terms of its visual representation, but also because of its association with scent and perfumes – floral perfumes. While flowers may paint an otherworldly picture of heavenly beauty, our…

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Vitamin C Serum Benefits: Dermatologist’s Guide

Ep 65: How Cosmeceuticals Affect the Aging Skin Exposome This week’s podcast focuses on the aging skin exposome, a fairly recent concept in dermatology research which explains the physiological processes that result in skin aging. The skin exposome encompasses external environmental factors as well as internal, biological responses which also includes the use of cosmeceutical…

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Wrinkle Treatment & the Brain Skin Connection

Ep 64: The Brain-Skin Connection: Anti-age Your Face with Your Mind  Hollywood movies have caricatured the hearts and intents of personalities with faces designed to elicit an emotional response from the viewer.  An individual’s facial expression tells us much about what they are thinking, and we pride ourselves on reading characters. Perhaps, also with the…

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Beauty Sleep: How the Lack of it Affects Your Skincare Routine

Ep 63: The Science of Beauty Sleep An urban lifestyle replete with its glorification of dazzling city lights and late nights has influenced many to take sleep for granted. While the effects of sleep deprivation on our health and immune system are well established, emerging research now suggests that sleep deprivation can have a direct…

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How Natural Beauty Lighting Makes You Look Your Best

Ep 62: Lighting Beauty- How Natural Light Makes You Look and Feel Beautiful Have you ever thought about how the phrase  “to see someone in a harsh light” originated? Turns out, the physical phenomena of light perception quite literally can change how one feels about another. Yup, we are not talking about filters here!  On…

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1st Anniversary Beauty Podcast Special

Ep 61: The Lotus, Imperfections and the Science Behind Flawed Beauty This is part of the beauty podcast series on neuroaesthetics based on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s white paper on the brain-skin connection “On thoughts, emotions, facial expressions and aging” published in the Feb 2021 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology¹. This podcast episode…

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Neuroaesthetics: How the Brain Perceives Beauty

Ep 60: Divine Beauty.. or not? On the Neuroaesthetic Pathway, Body Dysmorphophobia and Brain Plasticity Society’s god-like objectification of beauty may inherently be a flawed concept. This weekend’s podcast focuses on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s research in the field of neuroaesthetics, a sequel to the previous podcast on the role of evolutionary psychology in beauty…

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Aesthetic Beauty: Standards, Stereotypes & Evolutionary Psychology

Ep 59: On Halloween, Mortality & the Art of Expression In this weekend’s podcast, Dr. Teo Wan Lin shares her research exploring the concept of psychology affecting human faces and perception of aesthetic beauty – via facial expressions influenced by thought and emotion. Evolutionary psychology shows that our own mental biases of beauty are also…