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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…

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Perceptions of Beauty

Ep 57: Judging Beauty- Arbitrary, Unsustainable or Outright Dangerous? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) This week’s podcast is all about evolving beauty standards. Cultural and psychological factors have shaped our past perceptions of beauty. Dr. Teo Wan Lin tackles interesting perspectives as surreal as beauty being…

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Happy Blush – Makeup with Skincare Benefits

Ep 51: Happy Blush – Makeup with Skincare & Mood Benefits Happy Blush by Dr.TWL Lip Lab contains the novel blue-light blocking edible superfood Astaxanthin with skincare benefits to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation- it also naturally confers a unique shade of striking coral pink to the buildable lip-cheek stain. Mood-boosting Crocus Sativa is a potent…

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Dermatologist Talks: On Hair, Beauty and Drag

Ep39: (Un)Conscious Beauty with Drag Queen Dermatologist, Victoria Wondersnatch Dr.Teo: Hello guys, this is Dr. Teo Wan Lin, and welcome to a special episode of Science of Beauty where I’ll be chatting with the beautiful Victoria Wondersnatch, a drag queen in Singapore who also happens to be a hair loss dermatologist and a clinician scientist.…

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Changing Beauty Standards? Sara Malakul Lane Leads the Way with Kindness

Ep 21: Changing Beauty Standards? Kindness is the Way In this episode, Dr. Teo Wan Lin chats with Sara Malakul Lane, the supermodel-turned actress who is featured in Conscious Beauty- a coffee table book that chronicles different perspectives on beauty. From being in front of the camera from an early age as a top model…