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Character Makes a Face

Ep 72: Our Faces Tell the Story of Our Lives The world has been witness to the diabolical events unfolding in Ukraine over the past few weeks. The internal horror we each feel to the atrocities committed is testament to the fact that human beings have an innate sense of what is right and wrong.…

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Inner Beauty According to Science

Ep 71: The Emotional World of Beauty – Beauty in the Mind  Possessing “inner beauty” isn’t just the consolation prize for those less than genetically blessed with physical beauty. Science tells us that our perception of beauty is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup, which colors the way we view beauty. Inner beauty is a term…

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Intelligent Beauty: The Science of Beauty

Ep 70: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 3 – Intelligent Beauty An Invention of the Mind — Intelligent Beauty Beauty is a topic of fascination throughout millennia. Gustav Fechner, the pioneer of modern psychology proposed a set of metrics which could be used to statistically define the experience of beauty. Known as psychophysics, he examined the…

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How To Be Beautiful- Tips From a Dermatologist

Ep 69: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 2: How to be Beautiful Inside Out  Self-care is more than just a buzzword. At the heart of a skincare routine is an emphasis on wellbeing. Practising your skincare ritual daily is self-care in action. Behind this is the science of the brain-skin connection, an area increasingly studied by…

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2022 Skincare Trends: Facial Tools & Skincare Devices

Ep 68: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 1- 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…