Happy Thanksgiving!

You don’t have to wait for the actual day to express your gratitude! I thank you for all the current and future friendship and business. Love to cook you some turkeys for this thanksgiving festival but my passion is in beauty. So, if you want me to cook up some “beauty”, let me know! Stay […]

Nine Types of Wrinkles May Indicate Health Issues

I came across this interesting Health & Medicine column in Chinese newspaper on nine (9) types of wrinkles that may indicate health issues. Being a cosmetic professional, we often offer solutions to problems and anti-aging is our most important weapon. Now, understanding how different health issues may cause different types of wrinkles, this opens up […]

Novel Cosmetic Technologies for 2013 and Beyond

All cosmetic product developers and marketers constantly ask: What’ new? The interesting thing is when a new technology is presented, marketers often scratch their head- it’s cool, but how do I position it, how do I sell it?  Then, it is the product developers job to help linking the consumer use benefits to the product […]

Six Beauty Trends Observed From The Eye Of The Cosmetic Chemist- ME!

Hello beauties! There were a couple beauty shows I attended in June (HBA/Spa/IBS) and here is what’s happening in the world of beauty: – Powder trend- Sprayable powders and powder in puff are innovative ways to deliver powder for hair, sun or make up applications. There are also powder to cream technologies to release fresh product […]

How to Evaluate Hair Products

Besides reading ingredient listing, besides buying the actual products or getting samples prior to purchase, how do you know your hair products will work? Here are some simple tips anyone can do to see if the hair care products hold their merit. 1) For shampoos– besides the fragrance (yes, most of consumers purchase shampoos based […]

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures vs Cosmetic Products

When I read Asian magazines, besides skin brightening and moisture replenish, the most focused products are for V shape faces lead by Clarins products. V shape face is the symbol of youth just as a bright skin complexion is the symbol of wealth. Facial Contouring is very popular in Asians as we tend to have […]

Beauty & Water- How “rich” is your skin?

Everyone knows the importance of drinking 8 glasses of water a day to keep healthy. Do you know the word ‘water’ is on at least 85% of cosmetic claims? Claims like to boost hydration, to lock in the moisture content, to increase 24 hour moisturization and to prevent trans-epidermal water loss are commonly seen. “WATER” […]

The Comprehensive Way of Doing Skin Brightening

No one knows SKIN Brightening better than Asian people. Culturally, White skin equals wealth and status. There is a saying that “As long as you have WHITE skin, it can cover nine blemishes on your face, regardless if you have small eyes, pimples, large pores.”. To do proper skin brightening, there are many different skin […]

New Kid On Blogging but Experienced Cosmetic Chemist on Products!

Hello everyone! Beauty is my deepest passion. I have been in Beauty (cosmetic formulation, marketing, sales) for more than 17 years. I love making them and selling them. When I used to work for Fortune 500 cosmetic house, my product reviews are highly regarded as insightful and impactful. The R&D community actually used my review […]