The Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin

Vitamin C doesn’t only cure the common cold – other than the many healthy benefits of Vitamin C, did you know that it has many, many skincare benefits? Oh, let me count the ways…

First of all, it is an anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidant = good. Secondly, it can lighten superficial pigmentation like freckles and melasma. It can also suppress melasma production. It also stimulates collage production, making it a fantastic anti-aging product. It also prevents premature wrinkling and scaring. It also can get rid of the free radicals that can damage your skin. Overall, Vitamin C skincare products can help you repair and prep your skin everyday; improving sun damage on your skin, and throughly exfoliates and cleanses your skin. If you’d like it in a detailed list, Vitamin C has many, many benefits:

  • It can lighten superficial pigmentation like freckles and melasma.
  • It can also suppress melasma production.
  • It stimulates collage production and a fantastic anti-aging product.
  • Prevents premature wrinkling and scaring.
  • Get rid of the free radicals that can damage your skin.
  • Vitamin C skincare products can help you repair and prep your skin everyday.
  • Exfoliates and cleanses.
  • Boosts your immunity system.
  • Improves sun damage on skin.

In other words, Vitamin C is kind of a big deal.

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray review

Introducing probably one of my favorite beauty products of all time that I discovered recently. As you all may know by now I recently chopped off my hair; and while my hair is now what is called a “bob”, I refuse to let it look like my 12-year-old bob (i.e., straight and curled in) and want lots of texture, volume, and somehow, waves (oh forgot to mention now that I’ve chopped 10+ inches off my hair, all traces of my nasty digital perm is gone!).

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray review

Enter Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray; something I’ve been hearing A LOT about and I even have their ad from a magazine ripped out and stuck on my wall, that is how much I covet that hair. I really love the beach lifestyle; I always fantasize that one day when I’m an old lady I’m gonna be a hair-braiding, sea-shell-necklace-tie-dye-wearing grandma with purple hair on the beach.

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Exclusive: Chatting with Todd Anthony Tyler!

Todd Anthony Tyler

Singapore, I am sure I don’t even need to tell you that the big buzz around town (and all of Asia) is that Asia’s Top Model is here! As you might have remembered, I went to the press conference with Tyra Banks, the creator, back in August where she talked about the show. I’ve been a fan of ANTM since… well, Day 1, so I am so excited for our very own version! I recently got the chance to talk to Todd Anthony Tyler, who is an outstanding fashion photographer well-known throughout Asia (and the world!), and is a judge and resident photographer on Asia’s Next Top Model.

Hi Todd, thank you for chatting with me! First and foremost, for those who don’t know, could you tell us more about yourself?

Thanks so much for taking the time out to chat with me. I’m a fashion photographer based in Shanghai, China. Currently, I operate a photo studio that services some of the most renowned fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands worldwide. I first broke into the fashion industry as a model and after 10 years of modeling full time from Japan to Milan, I began to pursue my lifelong love affair with photography.

You are based in Shanghai, China, and have worked with all the top publications there, like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Officiel – how important are Asian models in the industry?

Asian models like other models with a diverse look, help the industry maintain an definition of beauty that is both broad and evolving. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, and when casting Asian models a brand has the ability to reach a wider audience. China’s luxury market is also a huge driver behind increased placements of Asian model by high-end fashion houses. I also believe the features and nuances of Pan-Asian women paint a more global view of what is alluring and attractive.

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Kahina 100% Organic Argan Oil

Kahina Giving Beauty 100% Organic Argan Oil review

And so, a proper review of Kahina’s 100% Organic Argan Oil. I mentioned I had started to use it for my hair in this post, but now that it’s been a month or so, I think I can properly make a concrete decision about it.

My last post on an oil, Coconut Oil and its Beauty Benefits was really popular, and I suspect it’s because deep down, we know that all the conditioning and conditioners in the world can’t hold a candle to the true, “original” conditioners; natural oils. And so I am very excited to write this about argan oil – and to even have the opportunity to try it – because I have heard tons – and I mean tons! – about it. I mean, you might remember my very old post - MoroccanOil – Worth the Hype?, where we all had a discussion whether this new, “miracle” product on the market (and argan oil in general) was any good.

First of all, Kahina described argan oil as “the liquid gold of Morocco”, and it’s definitely gold alright. Well, it’s a deep yellow, which is gold, anywhooo, let’s move on. The second thing I noticed is the scent. Or there lack of. But upon close sniffing, it has a very light dull scent, which is about 100% better than the torture my sinuses go through when doing a coconut oil hair treatment. Thank goodness! I am also very impressed that my hands are not completely greasy after applying it to my hair. (I rub it between my palms and apply.) Usually, with coconut oil, the stench has already reached Heaven by the time I’ve rubbed it between my palms, and it takes about 3 washes with anti-bacterial soap before the greasy, sticky oil has disappeared. With this, not so much. One hand wash and it was long gone. Also, I think that my trusty coconut oil has been making my hair darker; I feel since I’ve stopped using it (about 2 months ago), my hair color has gone a bit back to my normal chocolate brown. Weird!

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